On Wednesday we ventured into the woods. With frost still on the trees, students explored, collaborated, problem-solved and entered a world of imagination. Several students worked together to build a dam near our swamp bridge. Others found "huge mushrooms" (also known as tinder fungus or tinder conk) high up in a tree and worked together to remove it from the tree. As they worked together to get the conk, many others were deeply involved in a game they have created on their own. Many of you may have heard of the "Jade" game by now at home. I am impressed by not only the intricacy of the game but also their ability to include any new member who wants to join in.
We ended our week with a little buddy-reading to Mrs. Burriss' 1st graders. It was a really proud moment for me. They all showed such CSR behavior towards these students and how much we have grown over the year.
As many third graders would say, it has been a "beautifully, magically, blissful week" in third grade! :-)
Questions to spark conversation:
-What goals have you had recently?
-When do you find it most difficult to be successful with your goal?
-What strategies have helped you most this year?
-Looking back on third grade, what are you most proud of and why?
-Thinking about the end of third grade, what do you want to accomplish before the end of the year?
|Anna Schneller is interning at DBS for a few weeks as a part of her high school eye-study. We were fortunate to have her with us this week!|