To start the year, Mrs. Haines and her class read the book "Fish in a Tree". This book taught such a great message about friendship, accepting others, and being kind since we never know what someone is going through in their life. After they read the book, they made friendship bracelets for their friends, and each student got a piece of a picture and made it their own. The pieces also flip up to reveal a writing piece from each student on their thoughts on the book.
The third grade classes had an exciting STEM project to design and complete! The students worked with partners to design a gum drop bridge out of gum drops (or Dots in our case) and toothpicks. They were tasked to create a bridge that could hold the most amount of weight without crashing. Each partnership worked hard, used creativity, and showed persistence as they designed, tried out, and then altered their bridges. Here are some pictures from each class!