Strong Minds. Kind Hearts.

Third Grade

When entering the third grade classroom, it is immediately apparent that building community, strengthening respectful behavior, and utilizing methods endorsed by the Responsive Classroom and supported by Quaker Values is focused in the day’s work.

Throughout the year, the foundation for a respectful community is being taught, emphasized and practiced. Under the guidance of their teacher, the children establish the base upon which the community operates and thrives. Community Meetings provide opportunities to problem solve and when necessary, make the appropriate “apology of action.” The children learn from the moment they walk through the door that this is a safe place to be; growing as a learner, the children discover that it is alright to make mistakes, learn from them, and move on.

Programs include:

  • Language Arts - Reading Workshop and Writing Workshop
  • Mathematics - Think! Mathematics
  • Social Studies - Exploring how to be global citizens; global study - Europe
  • Responsive Classroom - C.A.R.E.S. (Cooperation, Assertion, Respect, Empathy and Self-Control)
  • Quakerism - Weekly Meeting for Worship

Faculty Members

Colleen Laurendi
Nikita Desai