What an exciting day we had today! We started the day with our usual spelling test but quickly began our fun activities after that! We spent part of our day creating art pieces that were as individual as we are! We began by layering colors of paint to create a background, then added a tree trunk and hearts to make a tree of love. Some of us added owls, flowers, and other decorative touches. I thought they were beautiful!

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We used our paintings to talk about fractions this afternoon. What fraction of our hearts were red? Pink? Upside down? The partner discussions were great! I heard lots of mathematical terms being used!

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We also participated in heart healthy exercise today. We had a great time doing bean bag tosses, sack races and playing crab walk soccer! The kids loved getting their heart rates up and synergizing with one another to play games.

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We also spent some time giving from the heart today. We made “hugs” to send to the James Cancer Hospital. These hugs will be distributed to patients tomorrow. We also collected boxes full of books, coloring books, crayons, word searches, blankets and scarves. These will add some level of comfort to patients and families that are seeking treatment there. I am very proud of our third graders and the service leadership they showed today!

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It was a wonderful day today! I hope the students enjoyed it as much as I did!

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