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Color & Light, Hopper Poppers, & Unit Fractions

We had another wonderful Wednesday in 3rd Grade! We began our day with a Morning Meeting, where we greeted each other, shared what our favorite room in our house is and why, and read yesterday’s blog. Then we moved onto our reading rotations.

Today’s read aloud and little reader chapter were all about color and light. You heard that when white light is refracted it separates into a combination of colors called the spectrum. These colors always appear in the same order: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. An easy way to remember these colors is by using the acronym ROY G BIV. We learned that different objects absorb light wavelengths of some colors, but reflect others. For a bonus ticket, comment what causes an object to look black.

Then it was time for another fun science lesson with Miss Erica all about balanced and unbalanced forces. You got to investigate these forces by creating your own marble ramp by using paper, scissors, straws, tape, cups, popsicle sticks and rubber bands. Your goal was to get your marble to roll down the ramp and land in a cup; many of you were successful!


After lunch, we continued our science lesson and made our own rubber band Hopper Poppers. You discovered that the force of the rubber band made your hopper popper jump! We will finish this lesson tomorrow.

In math, we continued working with fractions. You were able to identify fractions and write them in unit form and fraction form. An example of a unit fraction is 1/2. For another bonus ticket, comment what the 1 means in the unit fraction and what the 2 means in the unit fraction.

It was a super day and we hope we have another great day tomorrow!


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