Third graders practice persuasive writing. They wrote to various staff about ideas for change they had for the school. Here, they read their personalized letters written by Green Street staff in response to their evidence-based ideas.
Bonny from UVM Extension will be coming each Wednesday afternoon for the next 5 weeks for Choose Health: Food, Fun and Fitness. Each week she will talk about health choices and make a health snack with the students. In these pictures, students are looking at nutrition labels to see how much sugar is in the drink. Then the students actually measured out the amount of sugar.
While studying fractions, the students made "Fraction Museums". Each group was given the same amount of a variety of things. Clay, string, strips of paper, yarn and water were all divided into equal amounts depending on the fraction the group was assigned.
Our day was a combination of a guest reader (Miss Germain read "The Grinch"), personal reading (each student has their own book they are reading), and a read aloud (Ms Germain read "Phone Home Persephone").
When it is time to practice what we learned in math, the students work in groups. They work together, discuss the problems and move through the work as a team. I have heard some great math discussions during this time.
We made bracelets to represent the water cycle. Yellow is the sun, green the earth, light blue is precipitation, blue is water collection, white is condensation and the clear bead represents water vapor. We made bracelets because they keep going around like the water cycle.