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Every week, during main lessons on Thursday, I assist the 3rd grade teacher in delivering the Practical Arts curriculum.  We split the class into 2 groups and rotate groups halfway through.  Later in the year I hope to do it in 3 groups to include building projects and parent participation. During this first trimester Miss Clemens has started seeds and done some cooking. 
My groups first spent several weeks cleaning and clearing the amphitheater and garden beds by their classroom.  Now the entire school can enjoy a clean and well maintained space. We recently moved on to washing wool (pictured here) in preparation for carding, spinning and dying.  The handwork program works in tandem with the teachers practical endeavors to ensure a full and complete practical arts curriculum in 3rd grade.
 
 
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Sincerely,
Deanna Ronningen, Practical Arts Chair
Golden Valley Charter Schools

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