I so adore these kids! They are the best! They enjoyed extra recess today, even if a few rain drops were falling.
I am so proud of these amazing third graders! They did a great sharing their projects and all of the information they have learned about their animals.
Mrs. Farrell and I surprised the class with an ice cream snack after completing a "Fraction Sundae" activity on Friday. This group of hardworking third graders deserved a little treat!
The students are excited to meet with their grownups next week for our rescheduled conferences. This week they spent some time deciding what strengths and areas for improvement they want to share with you. They also looked through their portfolios and selected evidence to share to help support their claims.
The third graders continue to work on building a strong understanding of fractions. This week we continued to work on fractions of a whole shape, as well as fractions on a number line. Here are some students working on labeling fractional parts of a whole. This is not an easy task for third graders, when all of the fractional parts are not visible in the whole.
This week, the elementary schools celebrated Pi Day together at GCS. We kicked off our celebration with a game show in the gym. Students answered math related questions to earn points for their school. At the end of the game, the students were able to "pie" the principals. After the game show, the students from all three schools worked together in grade level groups to complete a fun, math related activity. The third graders created mosaics of themselves with squares cut from construction paper. After completing their mosaic, they worked together to determine the area of parts of their mosaic. We also had the opportunity to eat lunch with our Warren and Morris friends. It was a fun day!
After the snow postponed our original plans, the third graders were able to share books with our preschool friends in honor of Dr. Seuss.
We kicked off our fraction unit by creating fraction bar folders to use as a reference for the activities that will follow in the unit. The students folded construction paper bars (rectangles) to demonstrate halves, thirds, fourths, sixths, and eighths. It was important for the students to remember that the size of the whole did not change, but the fraction pieces decreased in size as the number in the denominator increased.