Researching for our Living Wax Museum project has been a HUGE task but third graders have risen to the occasion. We are studying biographies, MA history, research writing, speech writing, and oral presentation skills! Take a sneak peek into our classroom where researchers are hard at work!
Helping Hands Day was a HUGE success! Half of our class visited Coonamessett Farm to help with weeding a raised garden bed and cleaning garden tools. We also got a private tour of the farm. It was fun to compare the animals we saw last fall to what they look like 7 months later.
The other half of Team 203 visited Sandpiper Nursery School to help work with young students. Everyone had a great time and learned what it means to be a good citizen.
What a month it’s been! We’ve had some incredible visitors and trips during the last few weeks. You can definitely tell spring has sprung in Team 203! Students have been busy researching for our Living Wax Museum, traveling to the Cape Cod Canal, and taking care of our newest visitors . . . 3 anoles!
Check out some picture from this month’s adventures!
Learning about food chains and webs can be fun when you can interact with living creatures. We are playing host to about twenty crickets, three anoles, and some soon to come earthworms. These creatures will live in . . . harmony, so to speak, as we study the workings of a food chain in our room.
The FHS Ecology Club paid a visit to third grade and taught us about endangered primates. Students learned about different types of chimps and the habitats they live in. Then, we got to make our chimp pencils to take home!
Monday, Team 203 traveled to Sandwich, MA to visit the Cape Cod Canal Visitor’s Center. There we learned about tides, marine traffic control, and the construction of the canal. What fun facts do you remember from Tugs to the Rescue, our jeopardy game on the lawn?
Once our work was done with the jeopardy game, we got to hit the beach and see some real food chains in action! Check out the crabs we found hanging out at the mouth of the canal!
We could not have ordered better weather if we had the chance. It felt like summer and students had an awesome trip!
Mother’s Day Poetry Celebration- Poetry and song filled our room as we welcomed mothers to our classroom earlier this month. Each student prepared one or more poems to recite front of a special audience. We also prepared two musical dance numbers. I was impressed with the effort that each child made in making it a special celebration for moms and teachers! Great job, Team 203!
Stay tuned for our simile illustrations based on these lyrics and a musical performance this Friday at 10 AM!
Dan and I were out looking for an adventure when we discovered Purgatory Chasm in Sutton, MA.
A chasm is a deep cleft in the surface of the planet. This was a verrrrry tight squeeze but we managed to hold our breath and shimmy through the narrow opening. Apparently this chasm was formed about 14,000 years ago near the end of the last Ice Age. It was a pretty impressive sight and to think; this was all created naturally!
Our next BIG adventure will be to tackle this chasm in Northern Ireland.
What’s your next adventure going to be?
On a gorgeous Wednesday morning we got the pleasure of walking from Surf Drive Beach to Mullen Hall to start our day. In honor of National Walk to School Day students who normally take buses to school or get dropped off in a car changed routines and walked to school. This day helps promote exercise and decreasing the amount of pollution we create by motorized vehicles.
Once we arrived at school we were greeted by our fabulous eighth grade science student teachers. We made our own circuit boards and learned a lot on our final lesson with C.A.S.T. students from Lawrence.