Whew! Did we ever LEARN a lot today! We started with a GREAT discussion over the NEWS last night. Matthew and Steven had seen on the news about the volcano erupting in Hawaii so we checked it out on CNN. We ALL thought it was so AWESOME to see that the news was talking about the VERY SAME volcano that we read about just yesterday! We then made paper model volcanoes to review our vocabulary words. MOST of them turned out AMAZING. Everyone worked really hard to make them VERY REALISTIC! Next, we broke into our reading centers and worked on putting the sentences from the story in order, listening to the story and taking an AR test, and learning water color techniques from Mr. Chalmers while we PAINTED our very own volcanoes. It was EXCITING to see them all try and make their painting look textured! We have some future Picasso's among us I think! Later on we experimented with what ingredients we would need to use to make an ACTUAL ERUPTION. We quickly learned that vinegar, baking soda, and dish soap do the trick. Tomorrow we will make our PUMPKINS erupt after we carve them! We are ALL really ANXIOUS to see how that will turn out. In math, we worked more on measuring. Comparing inches to centimeters was another GOOD discussion. We even learned that there are 2.54 centimeters in 1 inch.
Tonight we might have to finish:
-a sentence strip paper
-math journal 62
-a measuring practice page
Have a GREAT evening!
I hope to encourage the children in my classroom to love learning the way I do. Through engaging them in meaningful activities I am certain they will develop a curiosity that will spark their imagination and cause them to want discover all they can while in third grade. I hope to be able to share, with those of you at home, everyday what we have accomplished in the classroom! Trust me, we will be doing AMAZING things!