Monday, October 19, 2015

Yoga in Dance Class

Students in Grade Three have been working on healthy movement choices in dance class. They began by exploring Brain Dance warm-ups, yoga poses, and high energy jazz/ hip hop movement from the flash mob "Say Hey (I Love You)." Students really enjoyed the calm they felt while doing yoga, so each student created her very own "vinyasa" or yoga sequence. Students chose several poses and linked them together in a smooth flow, then collaborated with a partner to share ideas.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Heiwa No Mori Field Trip

The Grade Three Field Trip to Heiwa no Mori was a lot of fun. In the videos below you will see many girls from 3A and 3B exploring and playing. What a great way to finish our unit on Healthy Choices and begin our next unit on Forces and Motion!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Student-Created Homophone Game

A few third graders who finished their biographies early used the extra time to create homophone games. Can you make it to the end? Give it a try and good luck (these need to be played on a computer, not a phone or tablet):

Friday, October 9, 2015

Biography Writing

For the first writing genre of the year (and to learn about their new classmates), third graders wrote biographies about each other. They went through all steps of the writing process, from planning to publishing:

The "Write Traits" we focused on for this piece of writing were organization and sentence fluency. Students learned how to use paragraphs and compound sentences.

The girls enjoyed learning about each other and sharing their work with classmates. 

Healthy Choices Wrap Up

Our new school counselor, Ms. Carnright, visited the 3rd grade classes for a lesson on how exercise affects the brain and how to deal with stress.

The third graders have started to plan their summative assessment, a presentation about Healthy Choices to the 2nd graders. Both classes will do their presentations on Wednesday, October 14th. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Festival of Nations Wrap Up

Thanks to all of the parents and students who worked extra hard in various booths during the Festival of Nations. Here's a glimpse of the third graders running their game on the tennis courts:

The choir also did a great job on stage. Here are a couple of their songs (if we can find the other one, we'll add it to this post):