We will ensure your child receives an individualized education based on his/her learning needs. We will be implementing the Primary Years Programme framework for a transdisciplanary approach to teaching, this means that we will teach all of the subjects together so we can dig deeper into learning. We will encourage students to be inquirers and investigate what interests them. Students will also start Spanish class once per week.
Third grade students are engaged in projects throughout the year that cross all content areas. Students strengthen their public speaking skills by presenting their projects to classmates. Some of these projects include: An oral book report, Thanksgiving narrative writing project, Leprechaun trap, and culture float.
Third grade instruction is rigorous and standards driven. Differentiation is evident through leveled work,small group instruction, and Teacher Assistant support.
Students are regularly utilizing classroom ipads and computers to enhance the math and reading curriculum. These devices have also been used for research to deepen understanding of various science and social studies topics. Teachers regularly use smartboards as a fun and interactive way to engage student learning.
As an extension to our Government unit this year we invited some local/state representatives to speak to our students. Lynn Gullet (superior court judge), Tommy Bowles (county commissioner), and John Fraley (state representative of the 95th district) discussed how all three branches of the government work.