I'm going to tell you about the Tune Into Reading assembly we saw to help us celebrate the end of March is Reading Month. "Guy" sang songs about the book Abiyoyo and learning to read. People got to dance and have fun. My favorite part was when I got to dance. Then we went home.
This week in geography we played Geography Ball. That's where we pull out desks and sit on them. Mrs. Stanesa grabs a blow-up globe then she says someone's name and then throws the globe to them. That person who catches it with both hands tells where their hands landed on the globe (which continents or oceans the palms are touching. That person then calls someone's name and throws it to that person. After you throw it you sit down and the game keeps going until there's one person left on their desk. (Owen)
Last week we were studying fables. All of us where checking why we got the grade we got in our fable packets and if we have any questions why we got that grade. While studying fables we figured out that fables have a lesson and purpose. They're also short stories, about one page and have little detail. They usually have animal characters that talk.There is one bad character that makes the problem and one good character that figures out a solution.
In class we do geometry battle ship after we finish our work. There are two grids on the paper, one on the top and one on the bottom. We write letters A through D somewhere on the top grid to mark where our ships are. To play one person would say, for example 10 degrees North and 40 degrees East. If that coordinate named a space where the other person's ship was then it was a hit and if they don't it is a miss. Then it is the other player's turn find one of your ships.
Here are the finished marble runs. The kids learned a great deal through trial and error about gravity, friction, simple machines and the different ways objects can move. This project could have gone on forever!
In April we had a music concert. It was so much fun because we got to hear all of the second graders sing. When it was the third graders turn we sang great. The fun part was when we were doing the actions to go with the song called Spring, Spring, Spring. (Raneen)
In geometry we are learning how to find the perimeter and area of quadralaterals. We use tick marks to locate the perimeter and boxes to locate the area. We also have little paper shapes to put them in boxes to find the area and perimeter. We also had questions about perimeter and area, but in some questions the area was with a certain numbers of inches or centimeters. It was really fun to find the area and perimeter! (Elena)
In class we are taking a computer test called M-Step. Some of the questions are way past third grade level but some of them are very easy. It is nearly impossible for a third grader to get all the questions right. We just work hard to do our best. (Katie)
Last week we went to the Ned Show. It was very funny because Ned and someone else were telling us all about their trip here. They also told us all the bad things that happened to Ned like aliens came after Ned saying, "My chihwawa!" It was really funny. (Damien)
We have started a new geography unit and everybody is excited. We will be making maps and other cool things. We did a pretest by making a map of the world without looking (see photos). When we are done we will draw a world map again to see what we have learned. Make sure to ask your kids about it. (Jack)