Archive for the ‘Egypt’ Category
Here are some of things we have been up to. These activities are almost a month old, I just can’t keep up anymore!
We read my favorite Halloween book Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman and then Hailey did this beginning, middle, and end activity.
We used some activities from the pumpkin unit at The Razzle Dazzle Classroom. For this activity Hailey pretended that she went to the pumpkin farm and picked out a pumpkin. When she got it home is grew legs and started walking around. Hailey wrote a little story and then made a pumpkin. Harper loves this pumpkin and she smiles at it, laughs at it, and talks to it whenever she sees it hanging on the wall.
We have continued our study of Ancient Egypt. We followed the directions at Creekside Learning and mummified a Barbie.
It was messy, but fun.
Hailey added some amulets just like they did in Ancient Egypt.
The completed mummified Barbie.
And just for fun- Hailey as a mummy.
Using printables from The Razzle Dazzle Classroom, Hailey made a book about the life cycle of a pumpkin.
After reading several books about the life cycle of a pumpkin, she described each step in the process and drew a picture to go along with it.
On Halloween, Hailey made a self inflating ghost using an idea I saw at Mama Smiles.
Hailey did this fun Spooky Sums math paper on Halloween. I wrote out the questions and then used a white crayon to put the answer inside the ghost. After Hailey did the math problem she used water colors to paint the ghost to check her answer.
We’re actually working on Thanksgiving themed activities right now. Hopefully I’ll get those posted before Christmas
Here are some of things Hailey has been busy learning about over the last couple of weeks.
We used the Johnny Appleseed unit from The Razzle Dazzle Classroom to take a little break from our regular language arts curriculum. We read several books about Johnny Appleseed and learned about what a tall tale is. Hailey made this cute craftivity to show what she learned about him.
A little closer look
We also read “Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie” and then Hailey described the characters, setting, problem,
steps to solve the problem, the solution, and her opinion of the book.
We have been studying all about Egypt and made a representation of the Nile. This is what it looked like after 1 week. Hailey flooded the Nile again.
We took a break from our Egypt study to learn about Columbus Day. We used a unit from The Razzle Dazzle Classroom for this too- I just love her stuff!
This is the inside of the lapbook that we made.
We did this fun experiment as Hailey is learning about light and reflection- there is a clear plastic container with water in it on the edge of the counter. There is a fork on the bottom of the container. When you kneel down on the ground and look up at the surface of the water the fork looks like it is upside down the on the surface of the water.
We did this demonstration to see how a lunar eclipse works. The flashlight is the sun, the big ball is the earth, and the little ball is the moon. Hailey was able to see how the earth is the the path of the sunlight.
So there is a little look at a few things we have been working on in 3rd grade.