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!
Third graders have worked really hard on studying characters in picture books and writing literary essays about those characters. To celebrate our hard work we created puppets of our characters. We then had mini puppet shows! We acted out our characters to little groups and we gave each others characters “advice”. We had a great time meeting and learning about each others characters!
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!