Today we went to the Amherst Historical Society and Sandstone Village. We have been studying the history of Amherst and its earliest inhabitants. We spent time in the Quigley Museum. The house built by Mr. Quigley back in the 1820’s. We walked to the Harris/Dute house and explored a house of long ago. The students spent some time in the one-room schoolhouse and experienced lessons in spelling and cursive. We also had time in the St.George Chapel, the Blacksmith Shop, the Ferrier Shop and Machine shop, and the caboose. It was a great day to see the things the students were learning about.
Following along with some science topics, we have been discussing the basic needs of people and animals. One of the needs of both is having shelter. Students were to create a shelter for a family of hikers that got stuck in a rainstorm. They had only $10 to spend on materials that would keep their gear dry. Once they decided what to buy, they paid and began to create their shelter following the design cycle. We will test their design next week to see if they can hold up to the rain. Water will be dropped over the top of the shelter to see if the family stays dry!!
Students were presented with specific materials, a time frame and an objective to build the longest paper chain. We had several groups taking a different approach to building their chain. When their time was up, the chains were measured to see who made the longest chain. See for yourself the outcome. They had fun using the design cycle. The winning chain is hanging up outside our classroom. It was designed by Liam and Korrina.
Welcome to the New School Year!
Students have already started to learn about multiplication and are doing a great job so far.
We will be making a special slime Friday to go along with the summer reading of The Chocolate Touch. They don’t know yet, so I’m not going to give it away. Stay tuned for pictures!
Thank you to those who have purchased items off of the class wish list. We will put them to good use! If you still wish to help us out, the link on Amazon is https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1TNXQOI4G1WZ6?ref_=wl_share
We enjoyed the ballgame and learned too. We meet with the Metro Park to make grass buddies, the Lorain Library to do STEM activities and the JVS. We had an enjoyable day.
We built a prototype of our freestanding garden along with veggie prototypes in it. This way students can see and figure out which veggies can be planted based on spacing.
Math-Area and Fractions!!!!
Wow! We have just finished a unit on area. Having just learned this information will allow our class the opportunity to design the raised garden beds for our Community Garden PBL. We will begin our design of rectangular and square boxes using feet as our unit of measurement on 3-15-19. With area being completed, we are now moving onto fractions. This topic is scary for many but with their dedication and perseverance, I know they will succeed!!!
In conclusion to a lesson on Adaptations, students were asked to create a diorama to depict the adaptation of an animal of their choice. The adaptations to choose from were camouflage, mimicry, hibernation or migration. The students showed that they were able to recognize adaptations that allow organisms to survive in certain environments and and how these adaptations help them survive. Their work is being displayed outside the classroom for all to see!
Lenten Season for Third Graders 2018
Third graders have been very busy learning about Lent. This Lenten season gives us all 40 days to renew ourselves for Easter. The students are learning to walk with Jesus through his Passion and Death and learning about how important the small sacrifices of time, talents or treasures are and how deeply they relate to living a good Christian life.
We decorated our classroom door as the 10th Station, Jesus is stripped of his garments. Each classroom is displaying a station to allow the students to see and remember how much he suffered for us as he made his way to his death on the cross.