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Our week in third grade gate!
This Week In Reading
Later on in the week, we began our "Fiction Extension Menu", providing students with voice and choice of tasks that show mastery of the elements and structure of fiction stories. We will continue working on our extension projects next week as well!
This Week In Writing
This Week In Spelling
Try this "Plural Match" game at home with your child this weekend!
This Week in Math
During Math, the class worked together to collect data, create various graphs (tally charts, frequency tables, pictographs & bar graphs), and also used our interpretations of data with our process skills to answer one and two step problems about the data.
Thursday students voted on their Favorite GATE Extension Activity and used a computer program to create their own bar graph. Friday they had the opportunity to write a question based off of their graph’s data to solve—which might be chosen in the future as a problem that their classmates solve when continuing to work on our graphing skills.
This Week In Science
During Science this week, we had the opportunity to observe the energy produced by UV rays by using solar beads and taking a “field trip” outside to a sunny area. The students were amazed to see how the sun’s UV rays caused their beads to change from clear to a rainbow of colors.
We also finished up our stations from last week with hands-on exploration through mechanical, heat, and sound energy.
This Week in Social Studies
Students are more than welcome to continue researching at home, however, the projects themselves will be completed in class. The Allen Public Library is a favorite of ours, and there are tons of great books there! Students are encouraged to visit the Public Library this weekend to find additional information to add to their projects!
We looked at some examples and "non-examples", as well as revisited the GATE Scholarly Behavior Expectations:
-contribution to discussions
-cooperation within a group
These all can be found in our 3rd Grade GATE Handbook in your child's binder, and we'd appreciate revisiting them from time to time with your child!
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