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3rd Grade: A Great Beginning

The third graders have been quite industrious this fall.  We began the year hearing the stories of Genesis. The study of the Old Testament as literature, rich with helpful stories, supports students through their “9 year change” as they now stand separate from their parents and caregivers. Students experience new feelings, test boundaries, try new things, and suffer consequences which can be challenging but also affirming as they develop life skills. As part of our readings, we also painted each day of creation. Our work, taken together is truly a beautiful and creative sight. Behold:

Soon after hearing the stories of Adam and Eve’s descendants (the first farmer, animal tamer, the first tool maker and home builder), we left for Glen Brook where we deepened our understanding of this work!  Please see the beautiful photographs.

We began most mornings throughout this block dancing joyful Hebrew dances with Ms. Fitzgerald. See photos below.

This past week the children and Ms. Davis constructed a beautiful Sukkah on our nature trail.

The Old Testament stories and our trip to Glen Brook led beautifully into our study of farming.  We have begun reading Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Reading aloud is taking on a very expressive element. New games are being learned in movement and recess, and good sportsmanship is truly blossoming.

We cant wait to see what this year brings us!

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