Friday, November 30, 2012

Learning from Each Other

A fifth grader's student-centered Pearl Harbor lesson
A fifth grader's Mount Everest Lesson
Making the most of our learning environment
A third grader's Frankenstein lesson
He created an interactive lesson plan
Assessing his students
Teaching third grade how to sew
Practice makes perfect!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Never Eat Soggy Waffles

Third grade writing directions from gimel to another room in the building. Tomorrow, groups will trade directions to try and find the room. This activity supports students in understanding the usefulness of cardinal and intermediate directions in locating places.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Third grade is thankful for...

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Today in Third Grade

daily attendance question

practicing our continents

learning our U.S. geography via

preparing for the spelling bee

fun Friday

Sunday, November 11, 2012

A Thank You to Our Veterans

We dedicated this week's social studies classes to honoring our veterans and reflecting on their importance. Please come see the students' work hanging in kitah gimel. 

Friday, November 9, 2012

School Election Results & Electoral College

Congratulations to Star Spangled Liberty, one of the third grade parties, for winning the final election today. 

Conducting our school elections was the highlight of the week. The primary between all 16 parties occurred during Tuesday's recess and the final election between the winner of each grade took place today. Students campaigned in the hallways, completed voter registration, created photo ID cards, and experienced waiting in a long line! Congratulations to one of the third grade political parties, Star Spangled Liberty, for winning the intermediate election today. I hope your child enjoyed his or her election experience. 

This week we also debriefed the U.S. election by simulating how the electoral votes are tracked. We first reviewed the basics of the electoral college; then students were individually called on to select a random state card to announce its name and how many electoral votes it has. We predicted if the state went red or blue and then determined if either President Obama or Governor Romney won that state. Students charted the information by coloring in squares of a table red or blue before starting to transfer the information to a U.S. map. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Happy Election Day!

The polls are now closed. Thank you for participating in the primary election!

Congratulations to Star Spangled Liberty, Peace Defenders, and the American Dream Union! We look forward to the final election this Friday.

Fourth Grade Debate Highlight

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