Over the past few weeks third graders in Mrs. Cupit’s class have been hard at work on their Hack Your School Design Challenge that is tied to their narrative writing. As I mentioned, one area that I want to spend
My third grade students are currently in the middle of an arts and literacy collaboration to design, create, and write about children’s book characters. To give them a sense of how a professional children’s book author approaches the act of
Collaboration: it’s not just for the kids! Art teacher Margaret Burman and I are in the middle of a collaborative arts and literacy project in which third grade students are designing, creating, and writing about their own children’s book characters.
Chris Van Dusen’s books are fun. Fun words, fun pictures, and, when it comes to If I Built a Car and If I Built a House, fun inspiration for young inventors. I read the former to third graders and then gave them
My third grade students finished their projects to design a new space for their community a couple of weeks ago and I have been reflecting on the process ever since. I asked students to do a self-evaluation, too, and their