Students continued with new spelling sorts and worked on their individual goals in reading and writing. We practised punctuating speech again and adding adverbs and adverbial phrases along with precise verbs to create a clear mental image for the reader. Students worked on the skill of finding the main idea and summarising using the 'headlines' routine in our Unit of Inquiry work. Miss Amin came and gave us a lesson on using the 'box plan' strategy to plan our writing and the students all practised by writing about their spring break.
We began a new unit on fractions this week. Our central idea is:
Fractions and decimals are ways of describing equal parts of a whole.
We did a pre-assessment to find out what students already knew and then began thinking about how to share out paper brownies between different numbers of people.
In problem-solving, we worked on describing a pattern using a diagram and a table and then trying to describe the rule for the pattern.
Unit of Inquiry
This week, we looked at our water usage and built a bar chart. We built a cubic metre out of metre sticks and tried to visualise how much water we are using, and began listing the ways we think we are using water. We will go on to estimate how much each thing (e.g. toilet, washing machine) uses.
We looked at four case studies of places where people do not have good access to clean water and why. The students had to use their group work skills to come up with a 'headline' describing the situation. You can see these below.
Newater Field Trip
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Today our class went on a field trip to NEWater. We made rain plants, which was fun and we watched videos about saving water.We had fun and will always try to save water everyday!!!
We have learned a lot and have had fun there was a little game area to play water games and learn about water.
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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