Friday, January 18, 2019

January 14 - 17, 2019

Turtle Man Dan
Learning about turtle carapaces.
What an exciting opportunity the 3rd Grade had to Skype with Dr. Evans from the Sea Turtle Conservancy in the Innovation Lab this week!  Thank you to Mrs.  Zwilling for facilitating this fun experience.  The students learned a lot about sea turtles from an expert.  They heard about ways that they can prevent these amazing creatures from dying off.  The class was amazed to see real turtle carapaces and skulls.  Boy, do sea turtles have BIG eyes!  Ask you child about this fun activity that he/she participated in this week.  
Hey, it's Turtle Man Dan!

Amos and Boris - Opinion Writing
As part of our Oceans thematic unit, the class read the story, Amos and Boris in reading group.  The overall theme was that friends come in all shapes and sizes and that a true friend always sticks with you through the good times and the bad times.  Here are some of the students using their O-R-E-O graphic organizers to write an opinion piece about this story.  


Students with their Final Papers

Parts of Speech Scavenger Hunt
Students worked together to complete a parts of speech scavenger hunt using the book, Amos and Boris.  They located Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, and Contractions in the story.

"I Would Rather...." Writing Project

The class is learning how about persuasive writing this month.  They each picked an "I Would Rather..." winter themed card and wrote reasons why they chose one thing over another.  
Willow would rather live with penguins than polar bears.
Jude would rather live in an arctic area than a tropical one.
Ava would rather drink hot cocoa with marshmallows than whipped cream.
Quinn would rather eat snow ice cream than make paper snowflakes.  
Which would you rather do???

Monday, January 21st - School Closed for MLK Day

Friday, February 8th - Parent Visitation (More info. to follow)