3rd Grade Explores The Best School Year Ever Through Meaningful Activities About Character Traits

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11

3rd Grade students in Ms. Norville and Ms. Snead’s classes have been studying Barbara Robinson’s book, The Best School Year Ever.  This hilarious novel stars the Herdmans, the worst kids in the world, who made their first appearance in author Barbara Robinson’s classic The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.  In The Best School Year Ever, Imogene, Claude, Ralph, Leroy, Ollie, and Gladys Herdman haven’t changed a bit. They still are constantly getting into mischief.  One day, the teachers ask all the students to think of compliments for their classmates, and Beth Bradley picks Imogene Herdman’s name. At first, Beth can’t think of anything good, but soon she begins to see Imogene in a new light.  Maybe behind all of the outrageous pranks, there is something good about the Herdmans?

EDS 3rd graders practiced writing a compliment about a character trait for each student in the class.  These “compliment cards” were transformed by Ms. Norville and Ms. Snead into wonderful keepsake books for each student to treasure.  As an added bonus, Ms. Hunt visited the classes last week and used her impressive artistic talents to write one of the complimentary words on each student’s arm.  Students were very proud of their compliments and clearly enjoyed this book study immensely!

Nora Norville

Third Grade

EDS Faculty since 2006; 17 years prior experience
B.A., University of South Carolina/Aiken
B.S., University of South Carolina/Aiken

 

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