GRADE 3 dabbled in mixed media to learn a new medium of expression. A visit to the STPI gallery in Singapore.
This week I enjoyed the Drama with Mr. William. I wondered If I can be a real actor when I grow up. I also enjoyed when we learned about Skip Counting in math, I am working about the skip counting the number : 7.
KEITA: TODAY IN WORK SHOP I RELLY ENJOY THE WORK SHOP. I RELLY ENJOY PLAYING GAME , ACT AND FREEZE . IT WAS FUN TO DO WORK SHOP. I FEELT EXCITED AND CONFIDENT BECAUSE I HAVE NEVER DONE DRAMA BEFORE
PIETER: I used my imagination at the workshop because I had to pretend my body to act.
LUCY: I wondered how hard it is to be an actor
HAGEN: I LEARNT THAT I CAN SPEAK FASTER THAN I THOUGHT. I ALSO LEARNED THAT ACTOR SUSE WARM UP GAMES TO GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER MORE
MIA: I TRIED TO LOOK PROFESSIONAL. I TRIED TO USE MY BODY MORE THAN MY MOUTH
Dear Grade 3 Students,
Here are the words and recorder parts for the Fight Song. I also recorded the singing and recorder parts for you to follow along. This song is a little high for Ms. Marnie, haha, so be sure to listen to the original song to get a better feeling for the sung part. This is really just to remind you of the recorder rhythms and when to play and when to sing. Please practice at home AT LEAST ONCE A DAY from now until the concert!! It's going to be AMAZING!!!
Ms. MarnieFight Song
Like a small boat
On the ocean
Sending big waves
Like how a single word
Can make a heart open
I might only have one match
But I can make an explosion
And all those things I didn't say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight
Can you hear my voice this time?
This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me
In our inquiry into 2 D shapes, we decided to step outside the classroom in search of right angles, objects with symmetry, congruency ... acute and obtuse angles. We worked in pairs, took photos, discussed our choices. This led to interesting observations. Connections were certainly made.
"I liked Math because I can go out and look for 2 D shapes in real life. I found right angles in doors. If the door did not have a right angle corner, the door will not close. If the door will not close, the robber will come inside. And I found symmetry in rectangular fence outside. "
In the above photos, we made congruent shapes on Geo boards.
CLARA'S BLOG POST: For this week it was special because it was the new year, the new year was 2018. We start the school on Tuesday. In math we go outside and take a picture of acute angle and obtuse angle… It was so cool!
HUISANG: I enjoyed Music because I learnt to play the recorder. It is easy to play. I am learning the Fight song.
We have launched into an exciting unit on poetry! We started with sharing out thoughts on poetry. Some students said that poems did not have to rhyme, some said that poems had a message.... We wrote acrostic poems, and are now trying to go deeper by using our senses to make our poems more meaningful.
UOI: We began our exploration of the new unit of inquiry into how we express ourselves.
The central idea is: The tools we use affect how we express our ideas.
LINES OF INQUIRY: Artistic expression in different cultures
Our class party to celebrate the end of the semester, and to say good bye to Taiyo and Annie who will be leaving ISS.
Today we had a class party.my mom, natania’s mom, annie’s mom and clara’s dad came over to volunteer.mostly everyone brought their home country’s food. I bring sausages/Huisang bring korean sushi. Jingchong bring A LOT of potato chips.Clara and her dad made and bring waffles!
And a lot other yummy food.After we ate,we had PE.Ms.Musiowsky not Mr. Inman. First,we played octopus 2 times.Then,we played KO-KO. An Indian game. I liked the class party.
But I am now sad because I am leaving ISS.
Today after snack time we do a class party we do sport and after we eat and dance when it was lunch I was not hungry so I stay in the classroom when my dad have to go I was very sad. At lunch time I was not hungry so I dance with Bea and Natania.
I really enjoy the class party this week ,but what is sad ,me and Taiyo is leaving our school.I will miss ISS very much.I think Taiyo will do,too!
SOFIA: I felt really nervous before the performance. When we did I felt really happy and excited.The dancing was really good. We made the band 2 months ago because I really like singing and I knew I wanted to show it to people and I did n’t want to do it alone so I invited other people.
I decided on the name. Monster Music is my first band. I love to perform!
NATANIA: I also felt excited and nervous to perform on stage. My heart was beating fast. I felt happy.
WHAT WE ENJOYED DOING THIS WEEK:
What I enjoyed this week was playing Koh Koh an Indian tag game where you run away from the chasers if you are the runner and if you are the chaser you have to sit near the cones and when someone says Koh and touches your head you get up and chase!!!!!
I liked to do gym. The game was called Koh Koh an Indian game. In the game the boy or the girl need to touch or run. IT WAS SO FUNNY.
IN MATH I liked to do the angle it was so cool when I make an instrument to learn about angles. I liked also Assembly when the band monster dance, danced to the song Havana, and I liked Free choice because I can write the blog post and I can play with Annie.
I enjoyed inquiring into inventions. I watched a movie called Electric Dreams where they showed life in the 1980s. The movie bc when i see the freezer i was shock because it was so small and thick. Freezers today are different because they have more room to put food. There is more place to put your favourite stuff. Like ice creams. I make Coke ice cream and keep in the freezer. Then I can eat every day. The freezer invention has changed our lives because we can store ice. The freezer can store extra food. No need to throw it away. You can eat the food again when you don’t have anything. Example, I ate pizza and I there were 5 slices. I ate 3 slices and kept the 2 in the freezer. Next morning I ate the other 2.
We made presentations on our inventions. I liked Jingchong’s presentation on the light bulb because his voice was clear, and he had good information. But he did not make enough eye contact.
Bea told me about a computer game that I want to try out.
I feel confident about AREA because I am still learning it and it looks. Imagine if you have a square. If the length is 2, and the wide is 4. Then the area is 8 because 4 X 2 = 8.
Area is the space. If there is a stadium, then the area is the space inside the stadium where the people sit.
Dear miss Batlaw, I really enjoyed the Math about perimeter and area this week .I learned that perimeter is something in total around the shape.Area is something that use width times the lenght of a shape .I found it really fun !
SAURISH'S BLOGPOST: This week When I was doing math Permenter and Area was my favorite part.
I enjoyed making the shapes and measuring big objects. We used very long Rulers .
In PE what I liked was aiming with the balls at targets and defending and offending the targets . Also in ART my favorite part was drawing.
And doing the horizontal line with drawing .
This week,I enjoyed making shapes using squares in math in the unit of perimeter.
We made some shapes rectangle ish shapes,shapes just by using 10 squares(1 inch)
Above is a photo of mine and everyone else.
i really enjoyed learning about the light bulb with Bea. It was like having fun!
I learn how the light in the past was made, some interesting stories about Thomas Alva Edison. I learned so many things about light bulb that I could even teach somebody else! I thought Bea can also teach somebody else. I really enjoyed the video that Ms Batlaw showed to us, too about living in the 1970s without technology!
I liked Friday, because I did Perimeter and the gymnastic. It was FUN when I pass the ball to my partners Annie and Mia, I play a FUN game in the game they have had to touch people when the people are touching the people did to do 5 jumping jack, I liked to do daily 5 choice when I do Lexia, raz-kids, mathletics it was so funny when we went to Assembly, in Assembly I liked sing ISS SCHOOL and sing the birthday I liked also the child talking about something we did not do really well we can do better, I liked free choice it was so FUN want we play with the small shapes and Bea
Want to do a big montain of shapes!