Reflective and Conscientious Thinkers
Third grade is a year of tremendous growth. Throughout the year the teachers guide the students to develop increased accountability, responsibility and independence in schoolwork and homework. We look at the students’ potential, both academic and social, as we build on their strengths, emphasizing critical thinking and cooperative learning as tools for discovery. As students’ abilities increase, so does their confidence. They are challenged to be reflective and conscientious thinkers, and empowered to become partners in their own learning. Throughout this growth, they continue to be nurtured and guided. Highlights of the third grade year include working on a school-wide recycling project called the Green Team, the Native American mini-museum and play, an introduction to instrumental music, and increased use of technology.