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Third Grade Students Learn By Giving
The Third Grade teachers and students have recently started a program through the website, freerice.com. The students work on this site to solve math problems, work on grammar skills and use their knowledge of geography. Every time that the students answer one question correctly, they earn 10 grains of rice. Each class is working together as a team to add to the class total. After just one day of doing this, the students earned over 20,000 grains of rice!
The rice that is earned by each classroom is actually donated to help those that are hungry in many parts of the world. Students get to help the less fortunate by using their knowledge and skills and at the same time, putting an end to hunger.
This program is utilized within a rotation of activities and helps to reinforce core skills while also making a big difference. The students also will participate in a rice-a-thon. This will be a time where every student in the class has a computer and works to earn as much rice as possible in a set amount of time.
The students are so excited to work on this and help others around the world. You too can also sign up for free if you wish. Help us make a difference in the lives of those who are without the basic necessities of life.
Written by: Nicholas Hayden, Third Grade Teacher
Posted: Mar 07, 2014 by Betsy Ziskind