We've had a wonderful start to our school year! To help get to know one another and build strong relationships, students took part in collaborative STEM challenges. They improved upon their communication skills and teamwork through these activities. In language arts, students have been working in blended learning groups to learn reading comprehension skills such as the RACE strategy. In math, the third graders have been taking part in collaborative investigations to think more deeply about math. They worked on visualizing numbers, geometric shape building, and creating graphs together to discover how there is more than one way to find a solution to a math problem. To further this way of thinking, students have been working on number talks and clothesline math during our units on place value and addition. But the most exciting part of this school year has been the addition of computer science! Our Code to the Future coach, Dr. Martin, has been visiting all the classrooms to prepare our students in their EPIC Builds! Third graders are designing and programming their very own racing game!