It’s been another exciting month for the Third Grade Thinkers! Sure, we started taking our SOL tests, have spent a lot of time reviewing, but we’ve still managed to sneak in some fun activities. Students made fun little cards for their moms, it was interesting to see how old they thought she was, but so sweet to see what they would buy her if they had all the money in the world.
We spent some time reviewing our plane shapes (uh-oh third graders forgot about some of the characteristics of squares, triangles, and circles), and then made 3D shapes using toothpicks as the edges, and marshmallows for the vertices. The kids always love getting sticky while learning, who can blame them?! We explored the shapes of the faces of the different 3D shapes, the number of vertices, as well as the number of edges.
Finally, our new iPad minis have arrived! The kids were thrilled to see Mrs. LaNeave walk in our door with them. We have to share them of course, but we were the first ones to try them out. With so much going on, I haven’t had much time to upload apps to them, but during stations, kiddos got to rotate to various activities…one being a synonym and antonym QR code activity, And for fun, students have been coloring pictures from the Chromville website/app which makes their pictures come to life….Grant shared one that he had been working on