Over the last few weeks we have been completing our solar system group projects. I have been so inspired to see the creativity of our students. Last Friday, I linked the videos created by the groups, and this week I am uploading pictures. One group created a skit, while others had video. One group even included jokes! We finished on Thursday with a fact finding scavenger hunt around our room. I cannot wait to see their Biography projects on March 10th!
Academics + Arcade = Fun Learning!We signed up for a new game based website, arcademics. One of the most important skills in 3rd grade is the memorization of multiplication facts to 12. It is a challenge for the classroom, as we have to cover so much in a such a short time. Because of this, we rely heavily on parent support to accomplish this goal. I require 10 minutes on Mondays and Wednsdays of memorization. This semester I sent home a packet to assist parents. Now I am also offering a game website to help memorization. Please comment and tell me what think!
This week we began our math unit on fractions. We completed the week playing a fractions dice game. The game incorporated the skills of unit fractions, parts of a whole, and sum of unit fractions.
We are also Master's of the Universe! This year for Science Fair, in group's, students are researching a planet. Next week, we will create a product, put together Science fair boards, and give presentations about what we learned.