It's always more fun to practice vocabulary words with manipulatives and hands-on activities! Today, we wrote our words in Play-Dough!
Together, the third grade classes used construction paper and index cards to build tall towers! These towers were impressive!!
The students worked together in small groups to build a tower out of school supplies, such as pipe cleaners, pencils, rubber bands, index cards, and cups. The challenge was to build the tallest tower, but also to support the weight of an apple at the top. Each group succeeded and several groups tied for first place with a height of 14". Great work, third grade!!
The students jumped right in with a STEM Challenge on the second day of school! They will be working in groups every day in my classroom, so we completed the Marshmallow Challenge to practice the skill of working with others respectfully and quietly. The students did a great job!
It's the first day of a new school year and I am excited to have the opportunity to learn with these children! In fact, I was so anxious that I found myself awake at 5:00 AM this morning and spent quite a while just sitting behind my desk looking out at the empty desks. In a little over an hour, those desks with be filled with 27 smiling, energetic, caring students who will make a huge impact in my life. I look forward to learning just as much from them as they will learn from me. I know that this will be the best year yet!
Mrs. Mills came across a Facebook post requesting generic letters to veterans who would be participating in the Indy Honor Flight. This was a great experience for the students to show their appreciation for the brave men and women who have fought for our freedom! Thank you to all those, past and present, who have served our country! If you would like to send a letter too, I have shared the address above.
The students worked together to make arrays to model division! They were given foam squares and given several problems to work out together. They loved this activity!