We are having a blast learning various programs to use in school during technology lessons with Mr. Favale, our ITRT. We have learned about google docs, Storyboard that, Schoology swnd Bookcreator.
Here is our first finished project using Bookcreator. Check out our simple machine books.
The students explored measurement, estimation and counting after reading the the book How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin by Margaret McNamara. We also learned a lot about pumpkins in the process of figuring out which pumpkin would have the most seeds. Does the smallest or largest pumpkin have the most seeds? Does the size of the pumpkin even matter when it comes to the number of seeds?
What is your hypothesis?
We learned what it means to be a scientist. We have been using various measurement tools and learning metric units. Our first experiement using the scientific process was Animal Bubbles. What worked best to get the bubble to form around the animal? Leave a comment about how your got the experiement to work.
While working on the Scientifc Method we had a challenge!
Only You Can Help to Save Fred
Fred has been spending his summer boating on the Chesapeake Bay. But he’s not too bright (after all, the brains of worms are pretty
small☺) He’s never learned how to swim and he never wears his life preserver. The worst has happened! His boat has capsized and he’s stuck! Fortunately, his life preserver is in the boat, but unfortunately he does not know how to reach it without falling off and drowning.
We used the Scientific Method to help save Fred.
Problem: How can you and your partner save Fred using 2 paperclips. You cannot
touch Fred, the boat or the life preserver with your hands.
It was more of a team-building problem solving initiative rather than a yes/no answer. HYPOTHESIS: However, what they figured out is, that if they work together, then one person maneuvers Fred (without hooking or stabbing him) and the other uses the paper clips to stretch the gummy lifesaver for him to slip on.
What did you learn about cooperation from this activity? Leave me a reply.
Here is a photo of the first pair figure out how to SAVE FRED! They shared their answer after we all tried several methods!
Be The CHANGE…
Welcome to the 2016-17 school year and Mrs. Newton’s third grade class.
Click on the About Me tab to learn more about me!
I am exicted to be starting a new year and can ‘t wait to meet all of my new students. Leave me a reply and let me know something fun that you did this summer!
Looking forward to seeing you on at Back to School Night on September 14th at 6:30.
Mark Your Calendar for these fun fall SPES events!
Gelati Celesti Spirit Night- August 30 6-8 PM
Back to School Night- September 14th 6:30 PM
Half-day for Students- September 21st (11:05 dismissal for students)
Papa John’s Pizza Delivery Night- September 26th
Invite Grandparents to Lunch- September 28th
Picture Day- October 6th (Retakes November 13th)
Half-day for students- October 9th
Say “BOO” to bullying wak- October 17th
PTA Trunk or Treat- October 20th from 6-8 PM
Powerpoint of Biography Poems
After Researching Famous Americans, we wrote and recited biography poems with a partner. Take a listen to our poetry reflections.
We started our Beverly Cleary author study this week. We are doing novel studies in small group for reading over the next five weeks. We exlpored this site in class. Please take some time and have fun exploring the World of Beverly Cleary.
We had a blast doing an Hour of Code on Friday. The students were very into it and would love to get more coding experience.
Here is the link to the coding activities. Let your child explore this at home. There are hour of code lessons or you can explore the courses offered. Happy coding!!
We have really liked learning this Rounding Rap. Click on the link to view the Rap. Use this rap with your child at home to practice rounding numbers to 10, 100 and 1000.
We have been studying citizenhip in social Studies. What can you do to be a good citizen in the classroom, school or community? Leave a response below.