Their first locker. Increased independence. More responsibility. These are just some of the changes going on as students move up to the 3-4 program. The students’ classes are now upstairs in our building, and in many ways they are making a move up in learning. One big change comes in literacy and math where the emphasis on independence, comprehension, and application of concepts often results in new learning group placements for students.
As changes trigger both joy and anxiety, our teaching team works to create an environment that supports the emotional intensity typical of 3rd and 4th grade students. They embrace the exclamation points that pepper student's language, as well as the eagerness students tend to bring to every endeavor. Our classrooms provide a consistent, safe, comfortable environment where students feel secure enough to relax, take academics risks, and revel in the joy of learning.