*We just finished up fractions on a number line by using Twizzlers, graham crackers, and Hershey's bars to locate and plot fractions and mixed numbers on a number line.
After reading the story, When the Doorbell Rang, we divided up cookies just like the characters in the story did!
After learning about gravity, students put their knowledge and skills to the test to create a model that would contain an egg to be dropped in our gravity egg drop. We first designed our models, and each made a hypothesis as to what we thought would happen. We followed this experiment through the entire scientific process all the way to our conclusion results after dropping each one from the stairs outside of Coburn School.
To celebrate the 100th day, the third grade teachers collaborated to create a fun-filled learning activity day for all of our third grade students. Students traveled to a planned activity in each third grade teacher's classroom. Activities included 100th day graphing with Smarties, 100th day writing and crown making, 100 hidden Hershey Kisses, crafts made using the number 100, and physical activity tasks which counted what you could actually do in 100 seconds!
On this day, we celebrated our LOVE for math by using candy hearts to review many major concepts we've learned including overall number sense, place value, graphing, addition, subtraction, and multiplication.
While learning about friction we did multiple experiments to see what materials caused more and less friction. One of our experiments was "Friction Races" where we raced cars down ramps on different materials including bubble wrap, tin foil, wax paper, and sand paper. Another friction experiment was called, "Friction Ice Skates" where we tested out different materials including wax paper, laminating film, tin foil, and paper plates, and "ice skated" around our classroom to test out which material would cause the least friction and therefore the best ice skates to slide in smoothly around our classroom. Ask your child: What was their hypothesis? Did the results show they were correct or incorrect? Which material was best for "ice skating?"
To further our learning about the forces push and pull, we had fun creating these "Marshmallow Cannons" and shot marshmallows across our classroom! Ask your child what was being pushed and what was being pulled in this experiment.
In Science, we've been learning about the forces, push and pull. For students to gain a hands-on experience with push and pull, we hosted our very first "Push and Pull Olympics!" There were four games that students participated in including the push and pull bubble wand station, recycling bin push and pull relay race, and tug of war. Ask your child how their team did!
We've really been working hard on learning our multiplication facts. One way we practiced our facts was in "Marsh-plication," where students had to work together in groups or partners to solve various multiplication facts by using Fruit Loops and Marshmallows to show the grouping and arrays of their number sentences. Please remember that as we make our way into division, students should be practicing their multiplication facts nightly. They do practice daily in class, and have quizzes weekly on Wednesdays. However, that is not enough. The facts must be practiced as home as well. As always, thank you for your help with your child's education! :)
Hi! I'm Mrs. Kosiorek and I'm excited to share all of the fun learning going on in Room 2 in our K-5 ELL program! My goal is to update our blog monthly. Please enjoy and don't forget to leave a comment!