In our teacher-led writing lesson this week, we continued working on narrative writing. We thought about how to describe a setting and how changing the adjectives can change the feel or atmosphere of our writing.
In Daily Five, we focussed on 'making a picture or mental image' when we read. We tried drawing sketches of what was happening in the opening of Beast Quest. We linked this to creating a mental image for readers when we write. Students continue to work on their individual reading and writing goals.
We continued with data handling this week, with students practising sorting data and also deciding how they could represent their data with charts.
Students continued to practise games that require estimation, rounding and counting up mentally, and addition combinations where necessary.
In our problem-solving lesson, we tried the 'guess-check-improve' strategy using rugby scores. Here is an example problem:
In rugby, you get 5 points for a ‘try’ and 2 for a ‘conversion’. The score in the Olympic final was Fiji 43- GB 7. How many tries and conversions did each team score?
In the slideshow, you can see students's first 'guess'; they all went back and adjusted their answers, using the check and improve method.
Unit of Inquiry
Students worked with Google Maps to plan routes from their home addresses to Li's party and also paper MRT maps to plan and describe routes around Singapore. They are now planning Google slideshows on behalf of the Ministry of Transport to persuade newly arrived foreigners to use public transport. They need to identify what they already know and what they need to find out to present this information.
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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