Enjoy the slideshow of our fun afternoon! Thank you to the WONDERFUL parents who volunteered to help out and send items in. We couldn't have done it without you! Happy Halloween!
Today we engaged in a virtual field trip to Ellis Island. We learned many interesting facts and formed some opinions and connections to immigrants of the past. While answering questions about our trip we practiced restating the question in our answer. This strategy will help us include more detail in our work.
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Virtual Field Trip: Ellis Island
We will continue discussing immigration in the upcoming weeks. We will focus on German imm
During our map skills unit we are reviewing basic components of a map as well as identifying new ones. This week we used google maps to find state and interstate highways that run in or around Columbus.
We have also started a new book. Together we are reading The Ogress and the Snake which is a collection of folktales from Somalia. Ask us "what does it all mean?" which is the question we are attempting to answer after each story.
Finally, thank you to the many wonderful parents who have joined us over the past couple weeks as a mystery reader! We loved having you here!
Watch the slide-show below to see pictures from our afternoon around the campfire with our buddies!
Our friendship novels are finished. By marking pages with post-its we were able to have meaningful discussions with our book group. We were also able to map our thinking throughout the book We are now going to use our knowledge of character traits and "showing not telling" to complete a project about the main character from our novel.
During our study of map skills we are reviewing components of a map and the compass rose. By magnetizing a needle, sticking it through a cork, and placing it in water, we were able to create our own compass. We now know which way is north, south, east, and west.
We have been studying transformations, symmetry, and congruence. The people of Zaire use these concepts to weave Kuba Cloth. Today we looked at Kuba Cloth and discussed its geometrical attributes. Then we set out to create our own.
During our cultural Columbus unit we have been studying Somalia. Not only have we learned about the country, we are discussing why the Somali people are immigrating to Columbus, Ohio. Ask us about what we learned so far.
Today we began putting together our third grade scrapbooks. We are taking full ownership of this project and putting them together on our own, but were lucky enough to have some help from Mrs. Butler, Mrs. Agrawal, Mrs. Harris, and Mrs. Rankin. Thank you for coming in today!
And in case you thought it was all work and no play in 3A...
As a part of our most recent geometry unit we have been studying congruence and symmetry. By completing a challenging art project we explored the concept of symmetry and how we experience it in our lives everyday.
We have been practicing finding the main idea and supporting details in nonfiction passages. We put our skills to good use by researching an aspect of Somali culture, writing a short paragraph, and reporting our findings to the class.
Today we launched our new unit about Cultural Columbus. We discussed what it means to be an immigrant and why someone might immigrate to a new country. We were also introduced to the country of Somalia via google Earth. In the coming weeks will be studying Somalia and Somalian immigrants to the Columbus area. We are also looking forward to studying our own family history, taking a field trip to downtown Columbus, and hosting a cultural luncheon in November.
One of the best ways to learn is to teach, so today we stepped into the role of teacher. In order to practice addition and subtraction with regrouping we took turns teaching the class how to solve certain equations. We were careful to explain our thinking and check with our students to see if they understood.
After that we worked together to solve this logic problem involving triple digit addition. Ask us the process we used to solve it!
Follow our class as we learn and grow in third grade.