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April 20th, 2021

Updated: Apr 21

Hello 3rd graders! Happy snowy Tuesday! During today’s morning meeting, you got to put your teachers in the “Hot Seat” and ask them any question that you wanted! Some of the questions were tricky and we were not able to answer them.


For whole group reading we reviewed the Spanish Explorers chart that you began in Miss Gurley’s group yesterday. You used what you have learned from the read alouds and your little reader chapters to answer questions about Christopher Columbus, Juan Ponce de Leon, Hernando de Soto, and Francisco de Coronado. We discussed their motivation for exploring, how they interacted with the natives and their crew and what were their greatest achievements.


In today’s rotations, you met with Mrs. Meridith to construct rectangles using unit squares. You were given a specific area that your rectangle had to be, so your job was to figure out what your side lengths could be. You discovered that the area and perimeter are usually not the same.


In your writing lesson with Mrs. Day you worked on your personal narrative rough draft. You are trying to show readers how you felt or where you were by using your five senses - seeing, smelling, tasting, touching, and hearing.


During Miss Gurley’s group you read Chapter 7 in your little readers. During this reading you heard about a change in the way explorers viewed North America. Initially, explorers were looking for a shorter and easier route to Asia. Later, they were interested in exploring the lands for riches, but they intended to return to their home counties. However, Europe was becoming overcrowded and lacking resources. Settling in the New World was a way to gain access to more space and new resources.


We continued getting ready for our Lemonade Stand by creating posters, making a script for announcements and making sure that we will have all the supplies we need. Only one week left until we open our stand!


For science, Miss Erica was here from Exploration Place and you all got to be engineers. Your challenge was to build a pipeline that led a small metal bead into a paper cup. Your supplies included straws, tape, and index cards. You all managed to construct at least one successful pipeline, way to go!


After specials, we finished up our afternoon rotations and then it was time to pack up and go home.


Have a nice evening, see you in the morning!







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