Third Grade is full of energy! We support students so that they build stamina and independence as they learn to dig deeper, make connections to the world, and wonder about possibilities. We guide students in becoming more social through lots of sharing among themselves. They enjoy partner and group work and become more collaborative, realizing at the same time that collaboration doesn’t mean you have to agree! Students are becoming questioners and begin to form and share their own opinions based on what they understand about concepts. Third graders begin to look beyond themselves and delve into larger, more global issues while growing a sense of moral responsibility and awareness of fairness about issues beyond themselves.