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Third Grade Weeks in Review

02
Nov

Here are some of things Hailey has been busy learning about over the last couple of weeks.

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Language Arts:

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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.

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A little closer look

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We also read “Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie” and then Hailey described the characters, setting, problem,

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steps to solve the problem, the solution, and her opinion of the book.

History:

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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.

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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!

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This is the inside of the lapbook that we made.

Science:

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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.

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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.

Third Grade Weeks in Review

09
Oct

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It has been a while since I posted about what Hailey has been doing in school.  I am having a hard time figuring out how to fit everything in that I want to do these days.  Having a newborn in the house sure does make it harder to get everything done.  She is a super good baby, there is just so much more to do.  Anyway, here is a quick review of what we have been up to over the last several weeks.

Language Arts:

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Hailey has been learning how to diagram sentences in language arts.  Actually, I have been learning it too because I never learned in school how to do it.

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Working on her cursive handwriting.

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Hailey finished reading Capyboppy and her assignment when she finished the book was to create what a DVD cover for a movie of Capyboppy would look like.

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We also finished reading Mrs. Pigglewiggle.  When she finished that book she had to write a friendly letter telling someone about the book.

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She drew a picture of her favorite part of the book- which was the “fighter-quarrelers cure” where Mrs. Pigglewiggle told the parents to argue and act like their kids were acting to cure all the fighting the kids were doing.  We really loved reading Mrs. Pigglewiggle, it is definitely a favorite!

Science:

We are still having a lot of fun with our science curriculum.  We are using Science in the Beginning and it is working well for us.

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Hailey was doing an experiment where she had to put a white piece of a plastic garbage bag and a black piece of a plastic garbage bag in the sunlight for 5 minutes and then check to see what happened.

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Hailey has also been busy working in her science journal.

History:

We are using Veritas Press and Story of the World for history and both are working great for us.

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After Hailey learned about the Tower of Babel, she did a craft to create her own using the idea I found here.

We have moved on to learning about Egypt and there are so many fun activities to do with Egypt that it is very easy to get carried away!

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Hailey made a model of the Nile.  In the middle is the Nile and on the sides we put some grass seed.  Hailey also added some large rocks to represent mountains.  Each week will flood our Nile to represent how it flooded every year.

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Then Hailey also used some clay and wrote her name using Cuneiform.

Other:

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We took a field trip to learn how donuts and apple cider are made.  Hailey and Hunter enjoyed trying a delicious donut and some yummy cider!

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We saw donuts being made.

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We watched how cider is made.

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Hailey checking out a piece of apple pumice.

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Hunter and Hailey checking out the pumpkins at the end of our field trip.

Third Grade- Week in Review

23
Sep

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Here is a look at some of the things Hailey has been learning:

 Bible:

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Hailey loves Grapevine for Bible and says it is one of her favorite subjects.  She drew a picture of her favorite part of the lesson from the week on this page.

Language Arts:

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 Hailey is reading Cappyboppy, which we are both enjoying.

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She is also working on learning cursive, which she is not enjoying.  I think this is the worst part of our day- she hates it :-(

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We did some dictionary review.

Science:

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We are both loving our science curriculum!  There is always a short and easy experiment and we both really liked the one from this day.  We positioned a DVD behind a lit candle and we could see the rainbow.  It was so neat and really taught the lesson of the day (about how white light is made up of all of the colors)!

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Here is one of the pages in Hailey’s science journal as she learns about how light works and how we see colors.

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We also had a lesson about how when you look at something like a red flower why you only see the color red, so Hailey drew a picture in her journal about that too.  She drew all of the colors of the rainbow coming out of a light source and then the red light being reflected off to the person’s eye.  The rest of the colors are absorbed, so we don’t see them.

Geography:

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Hailey learned about Connecticut and used her Little Passports magazine to do some activities.

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She also used her USA Sticker book to learn more about Connecticut.

Just for fun:

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One day Elsa and Snow White came to school :-)

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