Welcome to the third grade! This year's teachers are Ms. Tawata, Mrs. Murakami and Mr. Chang. In third grade, our focus is on helping children make the transition from lower elementary to upper elementary. This year is important as the children continue to develop as self-directed learners, community contributors, complex thinkers, quality producers, effective communicators, and effective & ethical users of technology, all of which are essential qualities of life-long learners. We believe that our students' education is a partnership between students, educators, peers, and parents. We look forward to working and growing together.