Third graders have been working very hard to put all of our math skills that we have learned this year together to be engineers and create a zoo. Our first step was deciding what animals were going to be in our zoo. Once we did that we drew their habitats on a blueprint grid. We then counted the lengths and widths to find the areas of each habitat and counted around the sides to find the perimeters.
After that we zoomed in on each habitat and added things we thought the animals might need (caves or trees or rivers) and found the area of those features.
Then we it was time to create the zoos! We used everything we learned about measurement to measure the lengths and widths of each habitat, cut them out, and create a zoo that matched our blueprint grid. We then used skills we have learned about 3 digit addition and multiplication to build menus in a zoo restaurant, put together meal combinations, and build a souvenir shop layout. Check out our zoo engineers at work!
We are pleased to announce that Bronx Delta’s first annual Science Fair was a tremendous success! Students showed their knowledge of the scientific method by engaging in an inquiry based investigation or experiment. Thank you to all the students, parents and staff that participated in this special event!
Students and family members were engaged in various experiments and activities.
Congratulations to third graders Ava and Melanie for being our overall winners!
To launch our new reading unit on characters, 1-204B and 1-204D had a Book “Tasting!” The students “tasted” one book from a few different book series to decide which book series they wanted to read with their book club! They looked at the front cover, back cover, and read a few pages to decide how they felt about the book. Then they gave the book a rating by coloring in a certain number of stars or circling a certain emoji. Some students also wrote why they felt that way about the book. The students are so excited to begin their book series reading adventure!
Third and Fourth graders participated in Bronx Delta’s first annual spelling bee! Our spellers all worked so hard and tried their personal best. The top three winners were recognized for both grades. The first place winners will be representing our school in a district Spelling Bee on Tuesday, May 14.
Third Grade Fourth Grade
First Place: Madelyn Jacob
Second Place: Rafael Winnie
Third Place: Elina Kaleel
We are very proud of all our participants!!!! Go Bronx Delta and good luck to our students who will be representing our school and community!
To kick off our Spring Break Class 3-205C worked on an engineering project. We broke into groups and designed and built boats. We needed to design and build a boat that would successfully float a marshmallow chick in the water for 30 seconds. Check out our hard work and great designs!