Ms. Martinez's 3rd grade class!
Think and Wonder, Wonder and Think! - Dr. Seuss
Edheads-Simple and Complex Machines
We are working on Force and Motion. Right now we are learning about simple and compound machines. To make this lesson a little more fun I am giving the students time on the computer to work on an activity. I would like for you to help me make sure your kids are working on this at home too just so they get a little more practice.
To play “Simple Machines” all they have to do is click on one of the rooms in “The House”. They will then have to identify the different simple machines in the room. They will be asked two questions per simple machine. There are 10 simple machines in each room. When they are done identifying each simple machine in each room they can then move on to “The Shed”, there they will be given four compound machines, they will chose one and they will be asked to identify each simple machine in the compound machine. Each simple machine will have a question to be answered. They will have to do this for all four compound machines. This game collects points and in the end they can print out a certificate. *This certificate does not need to be printed out. This activity can be found here.
Newton Car Experiment
- As you know progress reports will be going out next week. I plan on setting up parent-teacher conferences so we can discuss you child's strengths and weaknesses. I will send an email to let you know what dates and times are available for you to come. I will make a schedule to make sure everyone has an opportunity to see me and talk. Please make sure to sign the report card and return it by the next day they come to school.
- Don't forget next week (Friday, October 23, 2015) the 3rd grade science department will be going out on a field trip as a school to the Houston Zoo. We have already sent out the permission slips, and they are due by this Friday (October 16, 2015). If you would like to chaperone don't hesitate to contact me.
- Please make sure to check, every night, if your child has homework.
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You can contact the school if you have any questions.
Phone: (206) 555-2947
Address: 1234 Wheel St. Houston TX 77000
My contact information is below, if you have any questions about what's going on in my class please call or email me. Don't forget to call or email me to make an appointment to discuss your child's report card.