Third Graders were anxious for their first year of ERB Testing this week. We could not be prouder of their focus, hard work, and patience as they worked their way through each test. Now, we celebrate the end of successful testing and a WONDERFUL school year!
This week, Third Graders finished up adapting their fairytales and were so excited to share them. Students blew us away in their ability to try a new way to tell their stories. Third Graders learned all about the need for narrators in play scripts to establish to their audience what the characters can’t say! Students used this opportunity to improve their abilities of writing descriptive dialogue, and finished their scripts with stage directions (to convey to their readers what the narrator and characters can’t say!). They are so excited for a reading of one of their scripts next week!
Third Graders finished off their Water investigations over the past couple of days! We continued our investigations of the Water Cycle, looking at the processes of evaporation and condensation. This week, Third Graders questioned what happens to water after it rains and put it to the test. Using a pan balance, students soaked equal amounts of soil and gravel with water to see its effect. Students were amazed to weigh the two earth materials afterward to see that soil absorbed the water while it just slipped through the gravel!
This week, Third Graders transported us back to the 1940s with a classic radio show. Students have worked for months to create a full length radio script comprised of producers, announcers, players, a live band and more! Their show was full of creativity and zingers! Some even contributed original music. Third Graders were excited to invite friends and family to catch their one-time performance!