To enhance our study of China the third grade took a field trip to The Museum of Food and Drink. During this trip we learned how Chinese food fused itself into American culture. We participated in a mock traditional Chinese meal, we made paper fortune cookies, and explored Chinese cooking tools and ingredients.
To celebrate Halloween the third graders in 205C turned into scientists and engineers! With a partner or a group we made a plan to on how we wanted to build a tiny catapult. Our catapult needed to accurately launch a tiny pumpkin onto a target. We had the access to popsicle sticks, rubber bands, string, and a spoon to build our catapults. Check out our designs!
In 3-205C we have been studying the world around us, using maps and globes. We learned about the different continents and bodies of water around the world. We learned some characteristics of each continent by reading articles and jotting facts. We even learned about the Equator, Prime Meridian, lines of longitude, and lines of latitude. To conclude these map studies, in small groups, we each made globes. We used our classroom globes as guides to where exactly the different continents went as well as the Equator and Prime Meridian.
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.