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Marbles, Number Bonds, Color & Light

Happy Tuesday, wonderful 3rd graders! We started our day off by "hitting the rock n' roll" and greeting each other with a (air) fist bump and sharing our favorite songs. 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 Exploration Place, it was time for math. We started the lesson with a fraction sprint. Your goal was to correctly label as many of the fractions as you could on side A and then beat your score on side B. Many of you succeeded and received a special treat! Once we were finished with our sprint it was time for our math lesson and menu. Today's lesson was all about representing parts of one whole as fractions with number bonds. If I decompose 1 into four equal parts, what would my unit fractions be?

Next, we read Chapter 5 in our little readers which was 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 an extra dollar, comment what causes an object to look black?

Tomorrow is your LAST remote Wednesday! Make sure you check in on google meet at 9:00 and 1:00 for attendance! Also, please bring your chrome books and chargers back to school on Thursday! See you then!

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