|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!