Monday, May 27, 2013

Solar System Projects

Check out our out-of-this-world solar system  projects!

High Flyers!

On Friday afternoon all of the students in our class were eligible to participate in the 4th quarter AR award activity..... kite flying! 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Ants are Here!

As we've been reading our story in reading this week, Two Bad Ants, we've also had some visitors arrive!  An ant colony has joined our class! They are living in a gel environment, which supplies all their nutrients and provides a place for them to build their elaborate tunnels. We'll add more photos as the construction continues ;)

Thanks Mrs. Conklin!

Look at what Mrs. Conklin shared with our class today!  Thanks so much for the yummy cookies-on-a-stick, and thank you, too, for all the help you've given us in our classroom this year!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Fabulous Field Trip Highlights!

What a great day for a field trip! The third graders had an amazing time today as we visited the Heitkamp Planetarium at Loras College and the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Here are some highlights from our fun day!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Springtime Fun...Lattice Math with Sidewalk Chalk

Before the rain started falling last week, we headed out to the 4-square grids on the playground and worked on our Lattice Multiplication algorithms!

Colin's Show and Tell - Colorado!

Colin shared his recent family ski vacation to Colorado. Even though we are all ready for summer, the trip sure sounded amazing! Thanks for sharing, Colin!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Volcano Presentations

Last week we finished up our Landform unit by presenting our volcano PowerPoint to Mrs. Reese's class. Here are some shots of a few of the presentations. The third grades did a fantastic job creating their very first Powerpoint, and they were able to give us loads of information about each type of volcano!