Science day was a great success again this year! The 3rd graders were able to conduct experiments on Gobstoppers in water, make complete circuits, learn about force and motion, plant parts, and various demonstrations in the exhibit hall. The students were engaged and learned a great deal. Thank you to all the volunteers that helped make this day a great learning opportunity for our students.
In math, we have been working on estimating sums. Most of this practice has been done in the computer lab in my class using Ten Marks math, a free online math program that we enjoy working on.
We finished reading a story titled "Penguin Chick" which was a nonfiction story about the struggles an emperor penguin goes through to keep its young alive in such a harsh environment. We watched "March of the Penguins" on Friday after science day was finished.
In grammar, we learned about common and proper nouns. We are applying this knowledge to our sentence writing. Students should be able to tell the difference between the name of a noun and just a common noun.
A spelling test was given on vowel/consonant vowel and vowel consonant/vowel words. THERE WILL NOT BE A SPELLING LIST NEXT WEEK since we are going to continue our research on penguins in reading and grammar time.
When the students come back from the weekend, we will be in October! It doesn't seem like we've been in school for over a month now! Time must fly when we're having fun!
Have a great weekend,