Mandracchia/Sawmill Intermediate School! Upon entering these
halls, you will meet so many exciting people and take part in
countless interesting activities. Here at MSIS your introduction
to all that lies ahead lies in your third grade year. Sawmill's
third graders are an amazing group who really know how to get
the most out of a year. You'd be surprised at how much our
Have you ever
dreamed of traveling around the world? Our third graders have
done more than that - they have gotten the chance to study
communities from all over the world. Pick a continent, any
continent, and our third graders could tell you about the
culture, history, and fascinating facts connected to the region.
Whether near to home or far, Sawmill's third graders sure know
where they are.
We also like to go
far by using our favorite travel tools, books! Sawmill's third
graders love to read, read, read. Using our anthology we
experience literature through themes, and try to connect our own
world to the words we've read about. Using trade books, we read
for knowledge, for literary expression, for social interaction,
and even for plain enjoyment (stop in some time during D.E.A.R.
time and just try to tear us away from our stories). We
also like to read in groups to have a more special encounter
with some stories. By sharing our thoughts and reactions to a
story with a group, we sometimes get even more out of it!
Sawmill's third graders know one thing for sure-you can never go
wrong with a good book!
graders have also learned a thing or two when it comes to
numbers as well. Did you know that in third grade alone, we
work on addition, subtraction, multiplication, division,
fractions, graphs, money matters, and more problem solving than
you can...well, than you can count! We've even been known to
make up our own problems to solve. Through cooperative learning,
various manipulatives, and a range of practice opportunities,
you can really see sum difference in Sawmill's third
graders. They're the product of hard work and brainpower,
and that makes them one in a million!
Speaking of million,
did you know that everything in this world is made up of
millions of tiny little molecules? Sawmill's third graders know
that. They also know what makes a boat float, the phases of the
why displacement happens, and when a butterfly uses its
proboscis! Do you know the answers to all of these questions?
Well if you don't, just find a third grader. With all of the
super science done in third grade, they'll be able to explain
all of those mysteries, and interest you in more tales of
But wait, there's
more! Besides filling our brains with ideas, we use our first
year to get accustomed to our new school, to meet and get to
know our new teachers and staff, and to get to know each other.
At Sawmill, we have created a caring community that learns,
laughs, and shares each special day together. Again, welcome to
Mandracchia/Sawmill, our school sweet school!