Third Grade Nuts and Bolts
Week of January 25
Congratulations to Choerab and Katie for a job well done at today's Spelling Bee!
HWT and Keyboarding Without Tears
Charlie Laurent introduced the keyboarding program to all third graders. As soon as Joe Lepain provides me with gmail accounts for each student, they will begin practicing keyboarding as part of dailly homework.
Vocabulary / STARS
On Mondays, STARS homework is individually assigned to each student and is always due on Friday.
The expectation for exploring both Brazil and Ecuador is not that students become experts on either country, but that students learn to navigate the three websites, identify specific information listed on the 5 themes template, and apply these skills to their own country research this spring. I am not concerned with the product (a completed template), but rather, a working knowledge of the process.
*******using an iPad, use the following resources to locate information to complete the 5 Themes template:
(there is no password or username)
Relative (where a place is in specific locations relations to other places)
(places that are grouped together by features they share)
The Amazon rain forest is located in the Amazon region, the world’s largest rain forest.
(physical and human features of a country)
bodies of water
(how goods, people and information move place to place)
Human Environmental Interaction (H.E.I.)
(how people and the environment affect one another)
how people rely on the environment
how people adapt to the environment
how the environment affects the way people live