Today in Third Grade we were fortunate enough to participate in the "Just Like Me Program" and learn about hearing impediments. Dr. Friedman taught us about the structure of the ear and ways impairments occur. We learned how to lip read, sign the alphabet and some different tools that can help people in daily life. Many thanks to the volunteers that helped in Room 9 today.
Today in science we learned how to measure temperature with a thermometer. We compared water temperature with our fingers and classified the order of warmest to coldest. We then in a more scientific way measured with a thermometer. We discussed the inventors of Celsius and Farenheit and the temperature difference between those standards of measure.
We had a wonderful trip to the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Students had an hour to explore the museum in small groups before we participated in our session. I was so proud of the respectful way students moved about the museum and the interest they showed in the exhibits. We then participated in a learning session about forest ecology. Students learned about the interactions of animals with each other and the surroundings.
A gigantic THANK YOU to my amazing chaperones for making today possible.
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade....
When February brings wind and knocks out power, you have a winter field day!!!
Tuesdays field day was one of my favorite days as a teacher in 22 years of teaching. My students had a blast! I saw amazing team work and so much fun. I hope all students slept as well as I did after our fun filled day at the High School.
Today we read about the Puritans. They arrived in Massachusetts ten years after the Pilgrims and settled in Salem. We talked about some of the differences between the Pilgrims and the Puritans. We learned that the Puritans wanted religious freedom but did not believe other groups should have religious freedom. We also learned about some of the harsh punishments Puritans imposed when laws were broken.
We will not be sharing Valentine cards on Valentine's Day in Room 9. We will instead be making an affirmation project in class. Each student will write a kind sentence to each other and we will put them all together on a large heart. The project is free and carries a lot of meaning. Please let me know if you have any questions.
This week we launched our narrative writing unit. We began by learning about the elements in narratives and dissecting a classroom book. Students designed a super hero and created a trading card for the character. I am so impressed with the creativity each student applied in designing a character. They had a blast and will work through this unit to bring the character to life. STAY TUNED!
Last week in Room 9 we completed two projects! Passion projects, the culmination of our opinion writing unit went home on Friday. I was so proud of all the writers. Students worked through all the steps in the writing process and even inserted pictures in the final copies. I hope you enjoy reading what your child is passionate about.
In Social Studies we completed a project comparing the Wampanoags, Pilgrims and children today. Students chose a topic of interest: food, shelter, clothing or education/games and became experts. The final projects will be hung in the hallway next week. They are amazing!
Hope you are all warm and cozy in this storm and enjoy the long weekend!
Come back often to see what's up in Room 9 and see pics too!