2. We also started really getting into our science motion and design unit. These are our vehicles that we will use to explore concepts such as force, friction, load, inertia, speed, work, energy, and simple machines.
I am loving the Force and Motion Lapbook and Foldables from Amber at Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher! It has added some new excitement to this unit:)
Students researched a constellation using this website. They answered some questions on the front of this paper and then wrote a summary of information about their constellation on the reverse side. It was difficult for many of the students to not use words like "my constellation" or "I" in their summaries. I wanted them to focus on writing an informational summary. The highlighted colors below are topic sentence and conclusion (green), details (yellow), and explanations (pink). We use the Step-Up to writing model.
4. I put to use the fraction centers I made. Here the students are working on them in a small group math intervention class with my guidance. They can also work on them during morning work time when they finish their math meeting.
5. Random....My hubby texted me today and said there would be a surprise waiting for me at home on the porch. You can imagine my excitement when I found TWO boxes of cupcakes...not just any cupcakes...GEORGETOWN CUPCAKES waiting for me at home!! Yummy!! They were having a 40% off sale and he said he just had to order:) This is coming from the guy who complained the entire time I made him wait in line with me in DC for over an hour to get them for the first time. The same guy who then ate EIGHT of these cupcakes that night in the hotel room! I think he loves them more than me:) We have some quite serious sweet teeth in our house!!
My personal favorite (if I had to choose one) would be the peanut butter fudge. They are pictured below as the two middle in the top row.
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