This week Third Grade readers continued to explore the magical world of fairytales. Students compared and contrasted variations of fairy tales across cultures. They found unique variations and similarities in the characters, settings, plots, and themes as well as in the minor details of the stories. We took a close look at themes and emotions such as love, hatred, kindness and cruelty that occur in fairy tales across cultures. Third Grade readers began to examine archetypal characters such as the underdog, trickster, villain, and the jealous stepmother that appears so often in fairytales. Scholars learned that archetypal characters are found over and over in literature.
Recently we’ve moved into our last SEL Unit: Persistence. We’ve learned that persistence means to push through, even when the task may be difficult. We’re putting this into action as the school year closes out. Third Graders are doing a great job of persisting through our last few weeks of school!
This week scientists have been investigating the different properties of water. We’ve been looking at all the different steps that happen in the water cycle. We started off with evaporation on Monday and on Thursday scientists investigated transpiration!