Roxanne Roberts

925 . 779 . 2010 ext 3516

Roxanne Roberts enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys being in their presence and laughing until it hurts. Next to the joy that comes from knowing Christ as her savior, her husband Alan, and their children give her the greatest joy.

Mrs. Roberts credits her interest in teaching to a childhood memory. She remembers a time when a particular subject was very difficult for her. Her teacher took time with her until she gained an understanding. That teacher's patience and Roxanne's excitement that came from "finally understanding the material", sparked an interest in teaching.

That excitement and confidence is what she likes to impart to her students. Being able to teach at Cornerstone has given Mrs. Roberts an opportunity to share her love for learning and Christ on a daily basis.

May my prayer be counted as incense before You; the lifting up of my hands as the evening offering. Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips.- Psalm 141:2-3


Birthday: March 11

Color: Green & brown

Hobby: Reading

Weekend Activity: Camping and spending time with family

Favorite Treat: Carrot juice & pumpkin bread


Heather Morales

925 . 779 . 2010

Heather Morales is back after being gone the last 3 years! She taught 2nd grade for 10 years here, and is ecstatic to be back teaching 3rd. Both of Heather's daughters are graduates of CCS and are now finishing up college. She has one 8-year-old son that she is so excited to have back at Cornerstone. 

Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.- Psalm 139:23-24







Birthday: September 15

Color: Fall Colors - Green, Burgundy, Yellow

Hobby: Day Trips

Weekend Activity: Watching my husband play baseball,
Day Trips, Church

Favorite Treat: Cheez-Its, Milk Chocolate/Caramel, Starbucks Caramel Macchiato (Hot or Cold)

Third Grade Highlights

Third Grade Curriculum



Phonics & Reading

Review of all phonics rules

Oral reading

Reading comprehension

Cursive Writing

Cursive writing formation 3/4 space high

Creative writing

Spelling & Poetry

Weekly word list with vocabulary

Sentence dictation using spelling words

Reinforcement activities

Eight poems committed to memory


Writing process:

Complete sentences

Creative writing, friendly letters


Punctuation and capitalization rules

Recognition of simple nouns, subjects, verbs, adjectives

Word usage

Forming plurals and common contractions

Recognition of antonyms, homonyms, synonyms

Dictionary skills


Continents and oceans of the world

Study of world geography

States of the United States

Study of our American heritage through the lives of great people:

John Smith
Miles Standish
William Penn
Ben Franklin
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
Daniel Boone
Noah Webster
John Greenleaf Whittier
Robert E. Lee
Abraham Lincoln
Clara Barton
U.S. Grant
Louisa May Alcott
Booker T. Washington
Laura Ingalls Wilder
George Washington Carver
Billy Sunday
Martin Luther King, Jr.


Plants: Exploring the Plant World

Animals: Exploring the World of Vertebrates, exploring the World of Invertebrates

Health & Human Biology: Wonderfully Made

Earth & Space: Exploring the Ocean, exploring the Weather

Conservation: Exploring the Desert, the Ocean, the Pond, the Forest, the Farmer’s Field


Recognition of the place value of numbers

Addition facts and checking addition problems with carrying

Subtraction facts and checking subtraction problems with borrowing

Multiplication tables 0-12 and multiplication problems with carrying

How to show a multiplication fact six ways

Division tables 1-12 and working and checking a division problem

Terminology for four processes

English and metric measures

Telling time

Roman numerals 1-1,000

Using a ruler

Solving story problems with up to four steps

Recognizing and solving number sentences

Converting measures and solving measurement equations

Recognizing and working with greater than (>) and less than (<)

Counting money and solving money problems using the decimal point correctly

Solving problems containing parentheses

Fraction terminology and basic understanding of fractions

Averaging numbers

Reading a thermometer

Recognizing geometric shapes

Finding the unknown number in an equation


Lessons such as Salvation Series, Parables, Samuel, David, Elijah, Elisha, Daniel, Ezra/Nehemiah, Esther

Memory verses, hymns/choruses, and Bible doctrine


Traditional, patriotic, and fun songs


Development of art techniques in multiple types of media