This week we continued with our usual routines and focused on editing and improving narrative writing. We looked at good and bad examples of a story and worked out what made them good and not so good.
The students have been working on 3D shapes this week; identifying polyhedra and classifying them into prisms and pyramids. They have worked on building, drawing and describing the shapes by their attributes, for example how many faces, edges and vertices they have. The students enjoyed playing a 'guess my shape' game which encouraged them to use reasoning and visualisation.
Unit of Inquiry
This week the students reviewed what they know about magnetism and gravity and did written explanations of friction. They read some non fiction books about forces to generate questions and we discussed the Marble Run which we will be starting next week. The students will work in teams in the Design Centre to design a marble run that will let a marble run through it as as slowly as possible. They will need to be able to explain the forces acting on the marble as it travels through the run.
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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