LE 3rd Graders take on challenges with PBL's

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The Third Grade students at Ledgemont Elementary have been extremely busy maps the past two months with problem-solving around the school.  The students were first presented with the task of trying to help visitors find their way around the school building. The Third Graders jumped at the idea of creating maps that would be available to all visitors in the office as they enter the building.  They spent days researching the building, designing their maps and creatively displaying them in a pamphlet to welcome the guests. The Third Grade students presented their maps to Mrs. Rinehart to put to use right away in the office. Officer Haller and our PRIME building architect were two of the first guests to test them out.  We are happy to announce that they did not get lost!

mapsUpon hearing about the Third Graders troubleshooting success, Ledgemont’s PTC approached the Third Graders to assist them in another endeavor.  After finishing up the Holiday Shop this year, PTC was looking for suggestions on items that they could sell for next year that the students would have more interest in.  They provided the Third Graders with a $1,000 budget divided equally for ten different family members. The students once again were eager to help and got to researching items, comparing prices between stores and creating a presentation of their suggestions.  A few members of PTC were available to come in and hear the presentations of the students and their ideas. They will then take the information back to the rest of PTC to share the student recommendations. The students truly enjoyed having a say in what may be available for them to purchase at next year’s Holiday Shop.  

 





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