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Madeline Herrera

Dear 3rd Grade Families, 

Wow! What an exciting year this will be! I am excited for the opportunity to guide students through this hybrid year of learning. 

A big focus in my room is for students to learn 21st century skills alongside the state standards. I truly believe this is what will help prepare students for what will face them in the future both academically and professionally. One way that I accomplish that is through Project-Based Learning. PBL is an opportunity for students to solve authentic problems after researching the problem extensively. The most exciting part for students is that they see their solution through to completion. This model of teaching makes the content relevant, rigorous, and allows students to personalize it on many levels. Each unit of PBL is planned with the students I have that year in mind. Yes, we may be starting off virtually but we will still be engaging in PBL -- I did this in the spring and it was so fun to stretch myself to think through the best way to bring PBL to students virtually. I can't wait to see what is created this year! 

I am looking forward to the new year. As we move forward please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. 

Thank you! 


Mrs. Herrera