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Monday, 19 November 2018

How Long Does It Take to Walk 1 km?

This morning the two Grade 3 classes gathered to ponder this question...

After the students had brainstormed some predictions, we set out on our one kilometre adventure. I have an app on my phone that tracks distance and time.

Above, Lucas approaches the finish line.

Recovering in the soft snow!

Consolidating our learning with Mrs. Frangione in our outdoor classroom.

It took us about 15 minutes to walk 1 kilometre. We started our walk in the primary yard. We then did two laps of the soccer field and then walked down the path next to the primary yard. We discussed how we can use this information to estimate how much time it will take us to walk to the Greenboro Library next week. More information about this outing will be sent home tomorrow!

Science Duo Tangs and Tests

The students brought home their green Science duo tangs today. Your child's duo tang contains information on a variety of activities about forces that we completed this fall. The last page in the duo tang entitled Study Notes (pasted below) is a summary of what we have learned. Your child is encouraged to review these sheets as homework this week and to complete any incomplete sheets (there are quite a few of these). Students will write a test about kinds of forces this Friday. Please make sure your child's brings his/her duo tang back to school on Friday. Thank You!

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Blast from the Past!

Katherine and Ava dressed up as little toddler versions of themselves today for our United Way Spirit Day! Ava even brought in the picture that inspired her outfit choice!

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

More Measurement Inquiries!

This morning the students learned that 1 metre is about the same length as one giant step. In pairs, they found objects around the class that they estimated to be close to 1 metre in length. The partners then checked their estimates using a metre stick.

Time Travel Thursday!

Tomorrow's spirit day theme for United Way is Time Travel Thursday! 

Image result for time travel machine drawings

Guess My Mystery Food?

Today the students finished presenting their mystery food descriptions to the class. The students used lots of details (colours, shape, smell, size, texture, taste etc.) to describe their food. The rest of the class used the details provided to solve the each mystery item!

Jayson's description was clear and straightforward and we were all familiar with an apple. Davio's description below would impress the finest food reviewer... Cameron figured it out but we were all stumped as to what this healthy snack is called...

Alivia taught us about a traditional Ghanaian dish that her Grandmother makes. Her description inspired us to Google it and find out more about Banku. It is a mixture of fermented corn and cassava dough that's cooked in hot water and served with soup or stew.

Katherine's interesting description of Durian, a fruit that grows in Southeast Asia led us to discover that it is considered to be the world's smelliest fruit! In fact, it is so strong smelling that it has been banned from public transportation and certain hotels in Southeast Asia! 

It was great fun to learn about these international foods as well as to use our detective skills to solve the mysteries of foods we know!