Thursday, November 25, 2010
Reminder - we have started our holiday basket. Our class is putting together a basket for coffee lovers for the Parent Council silent auction. Please remember that it is your choice to give, and it is for a good cause. Reminder - the deadline for bringing parent signatures on math tests is tomorrow (Friday). Reminder - book orders are due Dec. 1st. Grade three are working on Forces in Science. We have discussed pushes, pulls, twists, and explored the concept of friction. Here are a couple of fun sites to play around with the ideas. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/physical_processes/friction/play.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/6_7/forces_movement.shtml In math, we continued to work on mental math strategies for adding and subtracting. Here is a fun game, using simple numbers, to mentally add. Note: use the mouse to grab the grey ball at the left of the screen. Click on it and pull it down to change the number to add on. http://www.ictgames.com/catapultCountOn/index.html Finally, we have been working on nouns and adjectives lately. Here is a site to help students know the difference between nouns and verbs. http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/adventure/grammar1.htm# In art today, we started working on a portrait. The exercise is based on a painting by Rembrandt van Rijn. Take a look: http://www.artofeurope.com/rembrandt/rem7.htm Have a good night!