Third Graders went from big numbers in the seven-digit range to tiny numbers in the decimal range. This week, students have been learning about the place values on the other side of that decimal and what a difference “ths” can make (ten vs. tenths is a very different number!). These place values can be tricky and Third Graders are working on tenths, hundredths, and thousandths. Find ways to practice these concepts at home, such as using money or measurements.
This week in our Asia study, Third Graders learned about the indigenous people of the Asian Mountains and Grasslands. Students focused on the five parts of culture and compared these across time and place – shelter, transportation, clothing, food, and celebrations. Third Graders have been investigating the Himalayan people of the mountains and the Mongolians of the grasslands.
Along with this, the class started an Asian Museum. This is a place for students to bring in a variety of items that come from Asian countries to both share and investigate. So far, we have collected some dolls, money, bells, and toys.
Third Graders were delighted to see the whole school transformed into an art museum! Parents and students alike enjoyed the TCS annual Art Walk. Students showed off their hard work with pride, explaining how the art was created, who the inspiration was from, and how it may have connected to the curriculum. We cannot thank our wonderful art teacher, Miss Kerry, enough for her passion and creativity that allows these students to become true artists.