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Dirt Day 2017

Dirt Day 2017 is in the books! What a great day to get outside and have a little fun learning about soil. The students rotated between six stations which included: layers of the soil, dirt shirt making, dirt dessert, butterfly garden, layers of the soil and making a brick. Thank you to some of the fourth grade students who were able to help out. 

Student-led Conferences

Student-led conferences are coming up in the next week. Be on the look out! The students will be presenting a slide show of their work, a form for you both to sign and then a survey will be sent to their email for you to complete. Thanks for your participation in this.

Christmas Party

Next week we will have a Christmas Party on the day your child attends GRC. Boys should bring a salty treat and girls will bring a sweet treat. If you would send enough for around 8- 10 students we should have plenty. I will provide water bottles for each student. 

Third Grade Week #1

What an exciting time we had our first week. You may have only heard about our Team Building activity which involved building a usable chair from nothing more than newspapers and tape, however we learned so much more! Our first little bit of time was spent talking about GRC and what that meant. We also had to use our creative talents to make our name plate for our binders. Then, we had to put the binder together! That was quiet a task for some of them. After that we talked about a man named Howard Gardner who developed the Multiple Intelligence Theory. Dr. Gardner believes we all have different “smarts”.  These intelligences are verbal/linguistic, math/logical, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalist. (Click above on  Multiple Intelligences to read more about it.)  Each student completed a survey to show what their strengths were. They picked their top two and from that we created word list that represented each intelligence. From their list of words we made a word cloud on the website Tagxedo.com.  I believe our first week was a success and I can’t wait to see them again. Enjoy the pictures below as they represent how much fun team work and learning can be!

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