Update: Tri #2 3rd Grade Specialist Block
Since January during the specialist block, we have been integrating music, PE, Spanish, art and technology with the “Community” theme. We have focused on each letter in MOSAIC and worked through the Scholarly Attributes. To build community, we begin each Wednesday as a whole group, where we sing songs accompanied by the piano and music activities with Mr. Gist.
All classes experience a myriad of specialist teachers within multiple subject areas, given the blended teaching approach.
Most recently, students working with Ms. Cala and Mr. Sawyer have finished creating Public Service Announcements on the iPad for our school, our community, and our world. Students created movie trailers in iMovie using our MOSAIC values and Scholarly Attributes The short trailers will be posted on our school’s website and on the Bel Aire Magazine for all students to view and learn from.
Ms. Morphy and Mr. Jacobson have been recently partnering to lead students in movement activities using raccoon circles with ropes. Students have been demonstrating teamwork , cooperation, leadership and community skills while using their Spanish and applying MOSAIC and Scholarly Attributes.
Ms. Malone and Mr. Gist have partnered in the last four weeks to embed Spanish and Music into student’s lives. 3rd graders have been engaging in hand-clapping patterns and melodies with the poem “Roses are Red.” They also have been learning to play this tune on the xylophone. Students have been dissecting the same poem in Spanish, where students have been creating their own poems in Spanish using word and picture manipulatives.
Mr. Rossi and Mr. Kaiser, continue to engage students by playing skill-based games to develop necessary skills for game playing development (i.e. throwing, passing, dribbling, catching) as well as instilling cooperation and collaboration through team building activities in support of our theme, COMMUNITY.
Mr. Jacobson and Mr. Gist partnered in January/February to teach yoga poses with music, as well as a folk-dancing, which challenged the students in teamwork and increasing aerobic capacity through yoga and dance.
Ms.Malone and Ms. Morphy paired together for a six-week unit that integrated art, the community theme, MOSAIC values, and Spanish. Students designed and created two large paper-mosaic murals, which are now displayed in the library and the E building for all to enjoy. You can see some photos of their mosaics if you click on our Bel Aire Magazine link here: http://belairemagazine.weebly.com/art--poetry.html