Investigation: Patterns of Motion

We have spent several hours this week looking at patterns in motion. Students are learning that motion exhibits regular patterns and future motions can be predicted. They are learning about wheel-and-axel systems and how the sizes of the wheels can lead to curved paths of motion. Investigation 1 Investigation 2

Fishbowl: A Classroom Discussion

Today the kids completed a fishbowl. We have been reading “The Wind and the Willows” and discussing several themes including the value of friendship and loyalty. This led to thinking about the character that best exemplified these qualities. Students brainstormed evidence to support one character or another before beginning our first Fishbowl. In a Fishbowl,…

1st Week of 3rd Grade

The students completed their first week of 3rd grade and I also completed my first week of 3rd grade. It’s been great! We established important routines and procedures, engaged in a few icebreakers, and reserved a great deal of time to get started with our content. We read from the Wind and the Willows, built…