Third Graders were so excited to begin our fairy tales unit this week. Students have spent the week analyzing all of the elements that go into fairy tales. After reading through several examples of different fairy tales (that students were excited to realize they were mostly familiar with!), students began to work on their own adaptations. Using what they know about classic fairy tales, Third Graders have spent time this week modifying one aspect of a known fairy tale and creating their very own stories!
Students were very excited to continue our water study this week. This week’s investigations dealt with water temperature. Students started the investigation by building a thermometer and observing how hot water caused the water in their thermometers to expand or rise! Students then observed the effect of cold water, and their water levels lowering. Students have continued this week by observing water in various forms: liquid, solid and gas!
It is with a heavy heart that Third Graders said goodbye to our class gerbil, Roxie! We have had such a wonderful year taking care of our furry little friend. We are so sad to not get the chance to come in and see her chewing through cardboard or doing backflips in her cage anymore. Third Grade is thankful for the time we had this year with Roxie and we will miss her dearly!