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Third Grade News

What has been happening in third grade?  Throughout this school year, third graders have studied the past presidents and the election process.  Students were able to watch segments of the inauguration on January 20 with kid-friendly explanations incorporated throughout the programming. Students also learned about the tradition that a newly elected President “sits” for a formal Presidential portrait which is placed in the White House during that President’s term and then  becomes part of the National Portrait Gallery.  Each third grader drew their portrait of President Joe Biden and displayed them in the 3-4 wing.

To culminate this area of study, the students participated in a STEM project on President’s Day based on Mount Rushmore.  Students first watched a video on Mount Rushmore and then each group of 3 students was challenged to create the tallest and/or widest freestanding Mount Rushmore.  The materials used were 3 feet of tape, 25 straws, and cutouts of the Mount Rushmore Presidents.  After a planning period, students were given 20 minutes to complete the task.  Four groups were successful in constructing a freestanding replica.  Two groups were identified as “winners” making either the tallest or widest model, and they were awarded certificates. 


2015-2016 Pekin Continuous Notification of Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

It is the policy of the Pekin Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator: Kim Ledger, PK-5 principal/Curriculum Director,1062 Birch Ave.,Packwood, Iowa 52580,Telephone: 319-695-3707, Email:Kim Ledger