It was great to see so many of you at the auction last weekend and then again in the classroom for our Reading Reflection Project presentations this week. The kids did such a wonderful job with their projects. It's a lot of fun for Kristel and me to see how much they improve from one project to the next!
This week in third grade, we started our Science of Sound unit! Students experimented with pitch and volume using tuning forks to investigate which material would produce the loudest sound. We also talked about how marine mammals use echolocation to communicate underwater and explored the website Voices in the Sea to hear their sounds. Read more »
We had a great time creating mini-biomes this week. All of our donated 2 liter water bottles were put to good use as we explored what makes a biome survive in a very tangible way. Table groups created their own biomes which include terrestrial and aquatic plant and animal life. Our biomes will be living in the hallway outside of our classroom. Make sure to stop by to check out the incredible little worlds inside!
The kids did such a phenomenal job presenting their Reading Reflection Projects this week. Thank you so much for coming into the class and being an audience member. Presentation skills are such an important part of what we get to teach at Westside, and it wouldn’t be the same without your support!
Beyond that, I just a few quick reminders for you: Read more »
We had a great end to a busy week, here in third grade. We continued to observe and learn about our mustard plants that are growing out in the hall. Some of them are really taking off!
In social studies, our maps are continuing to develop and we’ve begun to discuss the natural resources that are found in various parts of our continent. The kids have a great grasp on the importance and scarcity of those natural resources. We’ve had great discussions on water, minerals, and wood, to name a few. Read more »
-Cinquain Poems: We had a lot of fun with this first part of our biographical writing unit. I’d love to share more, but you’ll have to join us this Tuesday (10/8) between 6:00 and 7:00 at Experience Learning Night to get all of the details. Read more »
It’s already Friday again! This week seems to have flown by!
We continued our investigation into different types of communities and started a conversation about how those communities impact the world around them. Our discussions about communities and the environment have been insightful and exciting. Read more »
Well, we’ve wrapped up another week of third grade and I feel like we’re really cooking with gas, as they say. In fact, it’s hard to believe we’ve only been doing this for two and a half weeks! Read more »
With another great week complete, I’m sure your kids are ready for some rest and relaxation this weekend!
Here are some highlights of the week:
-The kids have been through a few math lessons and did a great job rotating between independent work, working with Kristel, and working with me. Additionally, we started on a number line project focused on teamwork and cooperation, but using math as a base topic. Read more »
Week one gets a big gold star! We made it through the first three days with ease, finished the week with a Taiko Drumming Assembly as icing on the cake, and will be going into week two with some great momentum!
We’ll jump right into a fairly normal schedule at some point next week. Once that starts, I’ll post a general copy to this site and send one via email. Read more »