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Third Grade

Third graders build an understanding of personal strengths and challenges through the study of Multiple Intelligences during the Superheroes Project. History comes to life in third grade when we explore leadership characteristics. Inspired by Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party installation at the Brooklyn Museum, students research a historic figure, write a monologue, create a costume, form a clay plate, and then host an interactive evening for parents. Writing workshops open opportunities for real-world writing application. Math Investigations is integrated throughout the curriculum.

Teaching Staff

Name Phone Ext. Title
Melissa Redden 639 Third Grade Teacher
Mary Wray 601
Julie Williams 650 Third Grade Assistant

Recent Classroom News

ArtSpace Charter School Elects and Inducts 2016-17 Student Council

On Wednesday, August 31st ArtSpace Charter School had their elections for the 2016-17 Student Council. Student Council serves as a student government program which provides opportunities for leadership and a “channel” for students to voice ...


SWANNANOA, NC - March 3rd - Students at ArtSpace took part in the school’s third annual STEAM Expo.  STEAM is an expansion of the National Science Foundation’s acronym STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to include ...

The 12th Annual Third Grade Dinner Party

ArtSpace third graders continued a long-standing tradition last week with their presentation of The Dinner Party. The Dinner Party is a project brought to ArtSpace by Ms. Lori when she was in the role of ...

Coming Soon To A Theater Near You!

SWANNANOA, NC- The ArtSpace stage will be filled with exciting performances, informances and special events throughout December and January!  This week is the 4th Annual Medieval Faire hosted by ArtSpace 6th graders.This is not a ...

Ms. Meg Implements Music Stations for Rewards and Assessment

[caption id="attachment_7012" align="alignleft" width="300"] Second graders playing musical memory made with recycled materials. Students are looking for musical symbol matches.[/caption] Swannanoa, NC September 17, 2015- This year, in music classes, ArtSpace K-5 grade students have ...

Recycled Flower Garden

Every student from the 2014-15 school year created a flower for this garden. Flowers were created from recycled vinyl records. The Old Depot Association in Black Mountain donated the money to finance this project. It ...

The Dinner Party

On November 18th, third grade presented "The Dinner Party" to a very eager audience.  The Dinner Party is one of our ArtSpace traditions. The inspiration piece for this piece was collaboratively created under the guidance ...