The third graders in the Goodness Fruit Stand have learned so much already, and we are only half- way through the first quarter! We have learned that TEAMWORK and COLLABORATION are two of the keys to our success as we learn.
As we study the Bible, we focus not only on memorizing the books in the Bible, but also about when those books were written, what the theme of each book could be, who the main people in those books were, and who God inspired to write those books. We worked together with a partner to RESEARCH, and PLAN through COLLABORATION, as we designed graphic organizers to illustrate the themes of the Old Testament Books of Law. Take a look at some of our collaborative efforts!
Speaking of COLLABORATION: We sure did collaborate and work as a team when we were asked to sort and order numbers on the carpet, using SILENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS! We learned quickly how to use gestures, sign language, and placement of cards down the hallway to quickly sort them from lowest to highest. One of the hardest things that we found during out collaboration and communication, was that some of the numbers went to the thousands, the ten- thousands, and the hundred- thousands place!
In Science, we have been learning about the Scientific Method. We learned that in order for scientists to solve a problem or answer a question, they need to make careful OBSERVATIONS, form a hypothesis, conduct an experiment, record data, and draw conclusions about their results to confirm their hypothesis. Here are just a few pictures of one of our science experiments. We confirmed the hypothesis that carbon bubble would adhere to the wrinkles in a raisin, causing it to rise to the surface of a glass of Sprite, and then quickly sink to the bottom after the bubbles pop in the air, then gather more bubbles, and quickly rise to the top again. We used a cup of water with raisins in it as our control. The Sprite in the second cup was our variable. We called our experiment ” Dancing Raisins! We are also including a picture of “Dancing Scientists” as we dance and sing the song, “Scientific Method… Scientific Method…”
And… as a special treat during the first half of this quarter, we have had a special guest reader! Her name is Miss Peterson. We love to listen to Miss Peterson read from Roald Dahl’s book, The B.F.G. We love the way Miss Peterson disguises her voice as she creates the characters in our minds! It’s so nice to relax on a bean bag and let our imaginations take us away!