Learning How to Learn
The third grade begins the year with a lesson. Intelligence, third graders learn, comes from working hard, making mistakes and trying again. The third grade curriculum prepares our students to do just that. Through both traditional and hands-on learning experiences, we actively encourage our third grade students to take the academic, creative, and social risks that foster deep learning. In the process, third graders grow in their natural curiosity, self-motivation, and personal responsibility. They learn how to learn.
Come visit. Our third grade students will eagerly show you their latest writing projects, science experiments, or mathematical breakthroughs. Their love for learning is infectious!
The third grade class enjoys their involvement in two service projects. Third graders work hard to organize Trick and Treat for UNICEF, a project that brings the school community together in spooky, sugary fun! They learn about the United Nations and its children’s branch, UNICEF, in social studies class. Later, they hold an assembly to share their knowledge and inspire other students to raise money for UNICEF while trick-or-treating.
The Egg Cooperative is the third grade’s yearlong service project. The class learns about the history of farming and how to care for the class’s hens, who live in a coop nestled between the school playing field and the Heritage House playground. As the year goes on, the class takes more responsibility for the egg cooperative by collecting and selling the hens’ eggs. Money from the egg orders is donated to Heifer International, which provides chicks to communities in need worldwide.
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