In third grade students deepen their ability to read critically. Their reading comes to life in the Biography unit where students devour many biographies until they land on a person who truly inspires them. They read and research even more to create a speech from the perspective of that person. Resulting in an assembly where students dress the part and hone their public speaking skills as they present to families. Third graders also immerse themselves in the study of trout and water quality. Testing the water in our stream and raising and releasing trout adds hands on excitement and practical experience.