October 19, 2021 | Sam Martino
It’s been an exciting first few weeks in third grade. Students are getting to know routines, classrooms, and each other. This year kicks off with a study of Hoboken.
Students have been taking regular walks around town to explore and get to know the community better. Each walk has a theme that directs the class’s attention toward certain features in town.
On one walk students tried to find examples of physical features around town. Students pointed out a variety of different animals and plants, as well as the fact that Hoboken is right along the Hudson River.
Another walk had students on the lookout for cultural features. Students noted the businesses on Washington Street, Stevens Institute, and the parks.
Students also took note of what jobs people do in Hoboken. This was highlighted by a trip to Mikie Squared on Washington Street. The class got to meet the owners (who happen to be third grade parents), some employees, and were even treated to lunch.
While there the class learned who worked at the restaurant and what it takes to run a business.