Third Grade Voices

Third graders created a project together to lend their voices to encourage new students.  Our third graders wanted  to help new students by sharing their thoughts of what to expect at Maury Elementary. They developed resources to help our community of preschoolers be prepared to enter elementary school.

Teacher: Tiffany Lee-Clarke and Melissa King (Technology Integration Specialist)

Students: Third-grade students at Maury Elementary

Driving Question: How can we help  preschool students in our community transition to Maury Elementary school?

Standards of Learning: English Language Arts

  • 3.1 The student will use effective communication skills in a variety of settings.
  • 3.2 The student will give oral presentations.
  • 3.8 The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, descriptive, opinion, and expository.
  • 3.10 The student will demonstrate comprehension of information resources to research a topic and complete a research project.

The 5Cs:

  • Critical Thinking: Students will solve a problem  to help future students of Maury Elementary School. They will help present a video presentation that will inform pre-k students of what to expect  attending their neighborhood schools. 
  • Collaboration: Students will share responsibility of interviewing important people in our school to help them understand the jobs and roles of adults in our school. (eg. Nurse, Principal, kindergarten teacher, visiting the playground, and  lunchroom).
  • Creative Thinking: Students will recognize and utilize their individual strengths to reach the common goal of helping future students attending elementary school.  They will also evaluate the outcomes of  how helpful the video is for families and students.
  • Communication Skills: Students will effectively utilize all forms of communication throughout this project: listening, reading, speaking, and composing.
  • Citizenship skills: Students will strive to understand the past, participate in the present, and care about the future.