The third graders have been hard at work on our informational writing. We all chose a topic that we knew a lot about. Then we learned all the different structures that nonfiction writers use and we tried them out in our own writing. Then we revised and edited until we finally had our own informational books. At our publishing party we did an informational gallery walk so we could learn about one another’s topics. We split ourselves in half and traveled around the room learning information from one another’s books. We left behind some fun facts we learned before we moved onto the next author.
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!
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!
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.
Happy Birthday Dr Seuss! To celebrate his birthday 3-205C and 1-204B got together. The third graders and the first grade paired up and read some Dr. Seuss books together. We then did an activity around the book, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Each group of first and third graders got a handful of colored goldfish. We graphed them, tallied them, and answered math problems about the goldfish. Then we got to eat them. It was a great day!