Third Grade Mathematicians Build a Zoo!

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.

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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!

First Annual Spelling Bee!

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.

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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!

 

 

Third Grade Researchers!

The third grade students have started research projects.  We are learning how to become professional researchers every day! To kick off these projects we started examining photographs of the topics we were researching.  We looked at photographs, pictures in books, and images online.  We even got close up with the various picture with magnifying glasses so we can see lots of details.  Then, as good researchers do, we wrote all the things we noticed and all the wonderings we had as we looked at the pictures.