We looked at features of persuasive posters this week and what makes good poster. We looked at how to punctuate dialogue and compared speech in chapter books to speech in our assembly play script. The students collected good examples from their reading books showing punctuated speech followed by interesting verbs and adverbs. The students continued to work on their Daily Five goals and spelling sorts.
This week, we finished working on the repeating cube pattern, finding ways to describe the rule and predict future iterations of the pattern. The students used a range of strategies to solve the problems "What colour would the 53rd cube in the pattern be?" and "What colour would the 100th cube be?" You can see some of them below. We then moved on to look at how to make a table to represent a growing pattern. The students also attempted to draw line graphs or create them in Google Sheets. The example below is by Carmella and Allegra.
Unit of Inquiry
This week we finished thinking about the water cycle and moved on to how we access water in Singapore. We looked at some public service announcements and posters by the Public Utilities Board about saving water, and watched a video explaining the Four Taps. We went and looked at the storm drain network around the campus to see how rainwater is collected. Ms Wolter gave us a presentation about the water well she has on her property in California. We looked at the questions students asked about water last week and realised we had answered some of them.
We are a Grade 3 class in Singapore. We hope you enjoy sharing our learning journey with us this year. Our class teacher is Ms. Vicky and our Teacher's Assistant is Ms. Noreen.
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