This week, our 3rd Grade students started their first cross-curricular novel study with the novel “With Open Hands.” This novel highlights the story of Bridget “Biddy” Mason, a heroine who was born into slavery and when freed, she used her voice and power to help others.  Through reading her biography, our students will learn the importance of following their dreams, even when faced with adversity, and using their gifts and talents to contribute back to their communities. Through the merging of both Social Studies and Reading, our students are given the opportunity to learn about significant historical figures and events while strengthening their reading comprehension skills.

 

We are looking forward to the enlightening lessons and information that we will learn from our novel study.