Our third graders have finished writing, revising, editing, and publishing our first writing piece, our small moments! As we worked to publish we took some time to talk about our work. We each took our published piece and spoke a little about our work, some of us read our titles, some of us explained the small moment we wrote about, and some of us even talked about what we did well in our pieces. These little clips were turned into a movie that we showed at our publishing party. Check our our movie!
The third grade classes are starting to learn all about multiplication. As a first step we are learning how to make groups, how to put items in each group, and then counting the totals. We did this over the course of many days, each day learning a new multiplication skill (like how to make equal groups or how to build arrays). Here we are playing our fact masters game and learning to make groups and matching multiplication sentences.
In science the Third Grade has been learning all about animals. Some things we are beginning to study are animal habitats, animal life cycles, the functions of different body parts, and ways animals sense. We extended these studies by visiting The Bronx Zoo! Here we are enjoying our day at the zoo.
As an introduction to polygons 3-205E built various two dimensional shapes using toothpicks and marshmallows. In partnerships we put together a shape. We then counted how many sides, points, and angles each shape had that we created.
The third graders were fortunate to have the opportunity to work with the company Johnson and Johnson on a special STEM project. After discussing science, technology, engineering, and math, as well the STEM process, students broke into groups. Together, they worked out the STEM process and built cars. Once the team had built a car, they tried it out together by running it down a ramp and measuring how far the car went.