Friday, September 30, 2016

We Made It Through the First Month

It is hard to believe that we have made it through the first month of third grade.  The weather has finally started to change and we have settled into our routines.  We have made many new friends and continue to learn from each other everyday.

This week we shared with our friends our All About Me posters.  Everyone did an amazing job and it was nice to hear more about each other.  We even learned a few new things about our classmates.  In science, we switched classrooms to learn more about light.  We focused on refraction and why we see color. Ask your child to explain the experiments they did in Mrs. Doherty and Mrs. Cuhna's classrooms to help us with these concepts.  We used what we learned over the week to help us with another science experiment in our room.  We chose objects around the classroom and then made predictions if they were transparent, translucent or opaque.  Then we used flashlights to test our predictions.  On Friday, we were lucky to have the rain hold off and we enjoyed our walk around Burlington.  We got to visit the Burlington Historical Museum, The Second Parish Burial Ground, Grandview Farm, and The West School.  We were greeted at each site by members of the Burlington Historical Commission.  They taught us many new things during our walk.  Room 205 was most fascinated by the lack of electricity in the school, that every room in the Grandview house had a fireplace in order to keep warm, the kitchen tools (that we were able to use) from the past, and that we even found an ancestor of a classmate at the Burial Grounds.  Be sure to ask your child what they learned or enjoyed the most about our tour!  I can't wait to see what October will bring.

Burlington Tour








 







Sharing our Work & Science Experiments





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