3rd Grade News
Week of January 4th
STEM - Simple Machines
Unfortunately we weren't able to take pictures along our tour, but the following day we set out to build simple machines of our own in the classroom. They will be part of systems we create to move a bag of potatoes a certain distance. Before that, students will learn how to measure force using a spring scale, and will record the amount of force required to move the potatoes without simple machines. This way they will be able to see for themselves just how much a simple machine can make work easier!
Maddie, Grant, and Michael are helping to build a single pulley
Students will review these strategies on Monday and will take their Chapter 4 Test on Tuesday. I will send their review home on Monday for practice.
- We go outside for recess each day the temperature is above 32 degrees. Please make sure your child has appropriate gear to be outside. Thank you!
- 1/19 - Field Trip to the Franklin Institute - Spirit shirts & brown bag lunch. We have plenty of chaperones. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to spend the day with us!
- The week of 1/25 is Great Kindness Challenge week. In lieu of our monthly Kind Club meetings, 3rd grade will help facilitate events for our school, our teachers, and our families!