• Third graders worked hard this year on problem solving, empathy, compassion and identifying and addressing complicated emotions such as frustrated and anxious.  They went above and beyond to work with a partner to problem solve, compromise and beat my partner challenge.  As they worked together, I heard many statements of encouragement and saw many instances of active listening.  I am very proud of how much they have grown this year and am very excited to see them take on the roles of leaders and role models next year!