|Mr. Devoto's 3rd Grade||
Tracking the Sun
Two weeks ago, we began an investigation into the movement of the sun. When surveyed, the majority of the students believed that the sun rose in the west. After three visits to the playground throughout the day armed with an iPad compass (morning, noon, and afternoon), we concluded that it indeed rises in the east and sets in the west. We confirmed this on the days that followed.
Last week, to follow up with our tracking the sun exercise, we monitored the shape and direction of our shadows throughout the day. Here you see us with our long northwestern-facing shadows. In the afternoon, they got a lot shorter in length and faced northeast. Ask your child why that is!
Mr. Baber and Mr. Thornton (and their children) have been generously donated time over a few weekends to completely rebuild our garden area so that our students have a beautiful and well-designed space to not only garden but spend time working with small groups. Here is an image of its progress. When it's completed, Mrs. Baber and other parent volunteers will help run the garden experience with students. We are all looking forward to it!
Chloe made a scarecrow for our garden!
"Feed a Family" & "Grow a Plant" September Projects!
We had five students create outstanding "Feed a Family" project and four students grow a plant for the month of October! Here they are showing off their goods!
A special thanks to Sonia Sohn, Sandra Lázaro, and Christina Bosch for leading math centers two Thursdays ago! The students had a great time and the parents claimed to as well!
Last Wednesday the Maker Faire was a rousing success! I was so proud to have our class represented by 10 outstanding student projects. Take a look at our representation in the images below.
Spanish with Mrs. Cabarrus's students
One thing that we do at Bel Aire is take care of each other. When Mrs. Cabarrus and Ms. Morphy were both absent on the same day, we invited them into our classroom to enjoy a virtual Spanish experience together. Just ask your child "Ayyyyyyyy... las frutas bin bin tee bom" and see how they react!
You never can be too prepared for an emergency situation. Thankfully, we have the wonderful local fire department joining us for a quick overview of various emergency situations and how to respond. We even got to climb out of a window!
Video Conference with Students in Florida
Yesterday we had the opportunity to meet students from Florida via Rock Our World. Here are a few pictures from our video conference.