3EG Update

24 March 2015

Student Led Conferences

Congratulations to the hardworking and confident students of 3EG! Everyone did a great job presenting and reflecting on their work. I look forward to seeing the conference reflections and goals this week. It was an honor to get to spend that time with you and your child.

World Water Day Bottles DUE TOMORROW

Thank you for your participation in our effort to help others on World Water Day this year. Money will be counted by student council members tomorrow at lunchtime, so please return your bottles and change tomorrow. Every little bit adds up!

Donating money will directly help a community of people in need, but there are other ways to make a positive impact. Watch the video below for ideas on how to conserve water. I'm going to try tip number 4 tonight!

QNET: 10 Ways to Conserve Water this World Water Day [2015]

Constructing the Parthenon

During unit studies, students reconstructed The Parthenon out of soap. Each student was given a bar of soap, a paperclip and a "blueprint" of a Greek column. Students tried many different to use their tools and 3EG ended up with a stunning replica!

We found seashells on the . . . playground?

3EG students did find seashells on the playground - lots of them! Construction on the playground has left some sand that contained little treasures that were fun to find. I found a guide to help students learn a little bit more about the animals that the different shells belong to. Give it a try!


Book Week was a BLAST!

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A Letter from Visiting Archaeologist Filiz

Dear grade 3 students,

Thank you all! Today I received a large envelop with your reports and drawings. I enjoyed reading them. Your observations were good. There were also some questions:

Class 3EG: Jin Hyo asked about archaeology of Korea, Pablo about Spain and India about New Zealand. Korean archaeology is very important to understand the prehistoric events in East Asia. There are lots of excavations in Spain, e.g. Merida, an important Roman city. And in New Zealand you can study the archaeology of Maori settlements. Emma asked about underwater archaeology, google Uluburun shipwreck Emma!

Class 3JK: Lukas asked 'where does an archaeologist work? In a lab? A building?' An archeologist works in the field (especially in the summer, when it's dry), if you find artefacts and ecofacts you bring them to the lab and museum, and later on you continue to work at the university, museum and/or library in order to date and interpret your finds.

Your drawings were extremely good! I could recognize the tools, coins, vases and oil-lamps!

Thanks a lot again, enjoy your project!