This week, Third Graders got to learn all about the South Korean culture from Aubrey’s family. With Aubrey being ¼ Korean, and her mom ½ Korean, Aubrey ‘s grandfather was born and raised in South Korea. We were lucky that he came for a visit just in time to talk to the class about his culture. Students were already familiar with some South Korean facts due to the Winter Olympics. They were most excited to learn about food customs and to taste some delicious food that was brought in to share. Thank you to Aubrey’s family for this special treat!
Geometry was the focus this week and we learned all about shapes, lines, and angles. Students have been working on identifying lines, line segments, and rays as well as parallel and intersecting lines. They then applied these to polygons. When Third Graders found out that “poly” means “many” and “gons” means “angles” they excitedly put it together that “polygon” means “many angles”. This led to conversations and explorations of triangles, quadrangles and more. They are now working on identifying angles as more or less than 90 degrees or 180 degrees. This is big work!
Third Graders are gearing up for our Asia Presentation on Monday, February 26. They were especially excited when we had an “Asia” day and got to work on lots of different projects. At the end of the day they were able to reflect on the fact that even though we didn’t follow our typical schedule, we still worked in all the subject areas. The day was filled with lots of reading and writing, tinkering and building, centers and exploration. The big (and fun) math we did was creating a timeline of student topics, spanning 10,000 years and covering the BC and AD eras.