Mrs. Petersen


contact information


Cycle Day Schedule


Days 1 & 6 Music 

Days 2 & 7  PE 

Day 3  Guidance 

Day 8  Library 

Days 4 & 9  Art 

Days 5 & 10  Library

about me


     My name is Darcie Petersen and I am honored to be your child's third grade teacher.  This will be my ninth year teaching at Standing Bear.  I previously taught 2nd and 3rd grades at Belvedere Academy before taking time off to be a stay at home mom and substitute for OPS. 

     My hobbies include reading, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.  My husband and I have 2 boys. Parker who is a senior in college at Nebraska Wesleyan and Logan who wil be a freshman at Iowa State. 

     I believe in open communication to handle any questions or concerns.  There are a couple of ways to reach me, one way is through email at darcie.petersen@ops.org.  I check my email daily or you can call the school and leave a message. 

     I know we are going to have a great year!!!!


Students should practice their basic math facts nightly to help increase fluency. They may use flashcards or Standing Bear third grade learning links (math games)

Math Links


List of Third Grade Spelling Words



Words from

Lesson 29:  The Planets



1. overnight

2. bicycle

3.  nonstop

4. overdue

5.  overlook

6.  biweekly

7.  overflow

8.  nonsense

9.  oversee

10.  overhead

11.  nonfiction

12. overcoat

13.  nonfat

14.  overdone

15.  biplane

16.  overtaken

17.  overheat

18.  nonstick

19.  nontoxic

20.  overboard


Printable List of Third Grade Spelling Words

about across afraid afternoon age
ago almost also anyone anything
balloon basket bean bear behind
birthday blind body born boxes
bread breakfast brush build buses
butter carries caught change cheese
cherry circus classes clear climb
clown color coming crawl crazy
cries dinner doctor doesn't dollar
done driving early easy everyone
everything eyes finish flies foil
food forgot Friday front funny
gift grinned guess half happen
heard heart heavy hello himself
horse hurt I'll I'm I've
isn't it's kept key knee
knew know lamb laugh law
leave left life lift lived
lose love mark match maybe
meal meat meet merry Monday
more morning mouse mouth move
near never newspaper noise none
once other outside own paint
park past penny picnic piece
point prize push queen quickly
raised really riding river rode
roll roses rule running sail
sale Saturday school scratch scream
serve sew shelf shiny shopping
should sitting skinned sky slept
smiling soft someone something speak
spread spring stairs stopped straight
street stretch string strong suit
summer Sunday tenth that's thick
threw throw Thursday tiny today
together tooth touch town tries
trouble true Tuesday turn until
used voice walk warm we'll
Wednesday whole window without won't
wore wrong wrote young you're



Your child should be reading 15-30 minutes nightly. He/she may read books from home or the Standing Bear Library. Third graders can read silently or to a family member.

Reading and Writing Links