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April stands for: A new month, push yourself, rejuvenate, inspire others, and laugh lots

Last week we were able to have an egg hunt to celebrate Easter where everyone worked together to help those who had trouble finding eggs.

In Math we have started finishing up our unit on fractions by doing different games to help the students simplify fractions, find equivalent fractions, compare fractions, and many more. They used snap cubes to make fractions, fraction dominoes to find equivalent fractions, and fraction card games to compare fractions.

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For Science the students have been learning about weather and climate in relation to the world map. They created a colored map to show the different climate patterns throughout the world. Each student did one page then we matched them up to see the climate patterns around the world.

In ELA the students finally published their Informational Books about a chosen topic. They did such an amazing job with editing and all their chapters with pictures. They spent so much time and effort making their books so we had a publishing party where everyone got the chance to read each other’s work. We have now started the unit on poetry and students were able to write a stanza together then add all the stanzas to create a poem.

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For Social Studies the students have been learning about Ancient Mesopotamia. They have learned about their culture and the different empires that ruled throughout the history of Ancient Mesopotamia. They love to play the A and B review game to help them remember all the topics we have learned about Mesopotamia. They have been practicing writing notes about the different empires.

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March Madness

For Social Studies students have been learning about the different artifacts the Early Humans used. They have been asked to do research on an artifact and replicate it using clay. They were very excited to make their own models of artifacts!

In Math students have been reviewing what they already know about fractions. They did different stations to show that fractions can be represented as parts of a set, parts of a whole, and on a number line. Here they use their knowledge to help solve for the questions asked in each station:

In Science the students have wrapped up our unit on heredity and genes by making performance task posters of people. They created the learned and inherited traits on their posters in relation to the parents and their children.

For ELA we were invited to read our fellow 5th grader’s informational essays. They were very inspiring and gave the students ideas of what their work should look like. They are very eager to start their own informational books that they will publish at the end of this semester.

They have continued to read more nonfiction and have learned how to respond to different articles to further ask questions and infer about the topics they read. They shared their responses with their classmates then posted them all together to see how many questions and inferences they can make all together.

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February Feels

This month we celebrated 100 days of School! The students have accomplished so much within those 100 days.

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Students in 3BR have been using all their knowledge about the four operations in Math to solve two step word problems. The more practice they get with these problems the more they become experts with solving these on their own. They practiced solving word problems around the classroom with a partner.

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In ELA they have been reading Nonfiction books and learning to get the main idea together with details to support the main idea of the text. They have also worked on their note taking skills which will be useful throughout their lives. They are learning to write down only the important facts in their own notes from different articles.

For Social Studies they have learned about the Early Humans. They even did research about each Hominid group. They shared and taught what they learned with the rest of their classmates for their respective Hominid group.

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In Science they have learned about Heredity in Animals and Humans. They made posters to show the importance of heredity in different animals.

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Beginning of the Year

We started the year with a bang as we took a few weeks to prepare for our Assembly about living a balanced life. The students did a wonderful job of dancing, reciting a poem, and their big finale of using black light to show that in order to live a balanced life we must love ourselves and those around us.

We took the start of the to jump straight back into learning. For Math class the students have been working on mastering long division, division word problems, and word problems with all the different operations. They have worked hard on their Figure Me Out boards using multiplication and division to figure out number facts about themselves and eventually their classmates will guess who that person is based on the numbers in their life.

In English Language Arts they just started the Non-fiction unit where they will focus on becoming experts about certain topics through these non-fiction books.

In Social Studies the students finished learning about their rights and responsibilities as a child. They were asked to sort as a class which statements were a right of theirs or a responsibility.

Science has been very interesting as they observed the life cycle of a mosquito from a larva to an adult mosquito. Don’t worry we made sure we were safe with the mosquitoes and kept them in an enclosed area.

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We ended last week with Chinese New Year celebration where the students performed a dance and singing for everyone. They were so excited for the lion dance and everyone came in red attire.

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To end the day last Friday we had our second sports day where everyone played with great sportsmanship and took the time to be with their friends from the other class.

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Spreading Christmas Cheer

In preparation for Christmas 3BR did a great job of reading aloud to their friends from the Move Ed. organization. They took the time to pick out books appropriate for pre-school level and worked well with their partners.

In addition to celebrating Christmas with their new friends they had a wonderful time during our Christmas games and a huge feast to end the wonderful semester we all had together.

We also had a few Birthdays right before the break and celebrated them all together!

In Social Studies the students finished their unit by researching about other countries and the different types of government that exist in that country.

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What 3BR has been up to…

Last week we started getting into the spirit of the Holidays by creating our own Christmas tree outside our classroom. It’s never too early to start getting into the spirit of Christmas.

We also did a scavenger hunt about Thanksgiving and learned what this holiday is all about! We talked about what we are all thankful for during the day of Thanksgiving many said they were thankful for their friends and family.

We celebrated Paolo’s Birthday with a Pizza Party!

For Social Studies they learned about the different types of Government and the branches of the Government here in the Philippines. The students did a great job at their very first debate! They were teamed into groups and had to defend their branch of the government and why they were the most important branch. All the teams had great statements and evidence to back their points. In the end we learned that all the branches have a vital role and are needed to make the government run smoothly.

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In Science we started our unit on Life Science. They did a nature walk and observed their surroundings, they even found centipedes to write their observations about. After they wrote their findings from outside they of course had to share what they observed with the rest of the class. They are slowly learning about an organism and examples of organisms. They have learned about the ways in which plants, animals, and humans reproduce which makes all of us an organism too!

In Math the students have moved into learning about division. They first practiced using blocks to show the groups or the amount in each group from equation sentences. They also did different stations to practice their division fast facts, everyone got a chance to match division sentence equations with their quotient, they got to play board games that incorporated division, and even played bingo while practicing their fast facts. We will continue to practice division and even learn about remainders!

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Back into the Rhythm of School

In 3BR we get right back into the rhythm of school once we return from our break. The students were so excited to be back that we decided to refocus our minds by practicing some meditation skills.

For Science they have been experimenting with the strength of Magnets and even creating their very own Electromagnets with a battery, a nail, duct tape, wires, and metal objects. The students have been learning that an electromagnet is the interaction between magnetic fields and electricity. They have also learned that they can create electromagnets. Just like scientists do they recorded their data about the electromagnets they created. Here are a few pictures to show what they were all able to achieve!

In English Language Arts the students have started reading and discussing “The Mouse and the Motorcycle” by Beverly Cleary as a book study. They will continue to use their reading comprehension skills throughout the book and see what kind of adventures the mouse, Ralph will get into! They were able to read with partners and create their own comprehension questions about what they have read so far. Here they are reading and creating questions together.

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For Math the students continue to work on their multiplication skills and have learned how to multiply 2 digits by 2 digits. They are still mastering these skills with the help of games and worksheets.

We have already done so much in this quarter and I can’t wait to see how much more we can achieve before the semester ends!

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Events in 3BR

Celebrating Halloween hasn't been this spooky in a while with 3rd Grade!

Celebrating Halloween hasn’t been this spooky in a while with 3rd Grade!

Everyone wore national costumes from different countries.

Everyone wore national costumes from different countries.

Playing games for our House colors

Playing games for our House colors

Learning how to cook Korean dishes.

Learning how to cook Korean dishes.

Learning about Denmark

Learning about Denmark

Characters from the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Characters from the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Learning to Multiply while working with classmates

Learning to Multiply while working with classmates

Testing different materials and which one has the most friction.

Testing different materials and which one has the most friction.

Practicing multiplication with the help of our fun cootie catchers!

Practicing multiplication with the help of our fun cootie catchers!

Practicing multiplying as a warm up

Practicing multiplying as a warm up

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What goes on inside 3BR

For Science we did an experiment since the students fully understand the Scientific Method and applied it to gravity of two objects

For Science we did an experiment since the students fully understand the Scientific Method and applied this to force and gravity.

Recorded all our data and made a conclusion based on our findings

Recorded all our data and made a conclusion based on our findings.

For Social Studies we studied the world Map and the different parts of the map

For Social Studies we studied the world Map and the different parts of the map.

We made our own maps in our SS notebook

We made our own maps in our SS notebook.

Using all the different continents.

Using all the different continents.

And all the different oceans.

And all the different oceans.

We always start our Math class with a brain teaser.

We always start our Math class with a brain teaser.

Pairing the equation with the correct sum

Pairing the equation with the correct sum.

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First Month of School

The first month of school has been filled with so many events!

We were lucky enough to celebrate Lira's Birthday with a read aloud from a book she chose and painted a horse all together.

We were lucky enough to celebrate Lira’s Birthday with a read aloud from a book she chose and painted a horse all together.

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We also enjoyed dressing up as our different Idols from around the world.

We also enjoyed dressing up as our different Idols from around the world.

In Math we learned to work together to round off and estimate numbers.

In Math we learned to work together to round off and estimate numbers.

During Social Studies we learned about the different traditions and costumes from other countries around Asia and made our own paper dolls!

During Social Studies we learned about the different traditions and costumes from other countries around Asia and made our own paper dolls!

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