June 17

E-Learning Thursday June 18th

Good morning!

Third graders – we did it! You did it! What a great year it has been – both in the classroom and out – I’ve loved all of our crazy experiences this year!

This morning we have our buddy zoom at 9:30 for book of the month. Mrs. Rozencwaig suggested we celebrate in our pj’s, so let’s do it up and have a great last buddy zoom!

Instead of two small group zoom sessions today, I’m going to open the 10am link and keep that one open for the entire time. We can finish sharing fantasy books from the Padlet, look at book recommendations from your classmates, share anything you’d like to share, and just hang out one last time as third graders.

The third-grade teachers have compiled this list of resources for you to explore over the summer – I’ve also put it in your social studies folder. There are new things to learn, build, and create. ENJOY!

I’ll see you all at 9:30! Don’t be late! The link for the buddy zoom was sent to you via email.

MsBoyer xo

June 16

E-Learning Wednesday June 17th

Good morning!

I loved sharing your fantasy stories and book trailers with Mr.Casal yesterday. You should be very proud and hopefully are sharing your writing with everyone you know!  When we meet this morning we will be sharing more, so be sure to have that tab open. 

This morning we have our 10:30 Zoom  and then you have a 2:30 Library Broadcast with Ms Sorensen. 

Planner’s ready? Let’s get started…

MATH

Continue using IXL. You should spend 30 minutes on this. Strive for a Smart Score of 80 on each. Stop after 30 minutes, or keep going!

These are logic problems. Some of them may require you to get a piece of scrap paper and write down names, numbers, or draw pictures to help you solve. 

IXL: Q Logical Reasoning 1-6

SCIENCE

Today you will watch the last two garden videos focusing on sustainability and harvesting. Watch the lesson carefully and then hop on over to Epic to read the book, “The Greatest Table.”

Then log in to Brainpop to complete the assignment called, “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.” Watch the movie and then complete either one or both of the quizzes. 

Check out these Mini-Mysteries with Mystery Doug! Then share your learning on the Seesaw Assignment called, “Mystery Doug.”

How are Toys Invented?

How Do Germs Get Inside Your Body?

What’s The Biggest Number?

 

Summer Book Recommendations Video Project

A great resource for book recommendations is our very own peers. This project will provide all of you some great suggestions for summer reading from the very best resource – your own friends! Watch this tutorial video to learn more about what is expected with your book recommendation video. Make sure to be clear in your presentation, choose one favorite book, or even series, to recommend and include all the requirements stated in the tutorial video. Have fun with this project and we look forward to seeing all the great videos!

 

 

FOR THE LOVE OF ART!  

Check out the  Elementary District-Wide Art Show to see gorgeous works of art created by kids from all five elementary schools. 

See you all at 10:30!

MsBoyer xo

June 15

E-Learning Tuesday June 16th

Good morning!

The grade level Padlet is looking good! I’m excited to share it with the school this week. I’ve added an extra zoom session today – check your email for the calendar invite. 

Your zoom sessions today are at 10:00am for a special edition of NYC Jeopardy, a 1:00pm with Mr.Casal, and a 2:30 Library Broadcast with Ms.Sorensen. 

Planner’s ready? Let’s get started…

MATH: IXL

Continue your work practicing geometry by using IXL. You should spend 30 minutes on this. Strive for a Smart Score of 80 on each. Stop after 30 minutes, or keep going!

IXL: CC: 1-4 & 6 

SOCIAL STUDIES: Upper East Side & Upper West Side of Manhattan ~ Central Park

The Upper East Side and the Upper West Side of Manhattan are separated by Central Park.  Learn about the neighborhood, the various museums, and performing arts culture that exists in these areas. You will also learn what Central Park has to offer.

Manhattan with Mrs. DeGrazia

Slides – these are in your social studies folder 

Seesaw Activity 

  • Watch the video to learn about Upper East Side and Upper West Side of Manhattan and Central Park
  • Go to Discovery Education: www.scarsdaleschools.org/discoveryeducation
    • Watch the three assigned videos : New York Elevators and Skyscrapers, New York Harbor of the Past, and Building Central Park
  • Go to Seesaw to write a paragraph about where you would visit in Manhattan and why?

 

SCIENCE: Garden Lesson 2

Today you will join Toby in the garden to talk about water. We all know about the water cycle, but how today we will talk more about how we can conserve water. Watch the lesson video below to find out more about water conservation and the important role we can play in protecting our water sources. 

 

Summer Book Recommendations Video Project

A great resource for book recommendations is our very own peers. This project will provide all of you some great suggestions for summer reading from the very best resource – your own friends! Watch this tutorial video to learn more about what is expected with your book recommendation video. Make sure to be clear in your presentation, choose one favorite book, or even series, to recommend and include all the requirements stated in the tutorial video. Have fun with this project and we look forward to seeing all the great videos!

 

FOR THE LOVE OF ART!  

Check out the  Elementary District-Wide Art Show to see gorgeous works of art created by kids from all five elementary schools. 

I’ll see you at 10am & then again at 1pm!
MsBoyer xo

June 15

E-Learning Monday June 15th

Good morning!

This morning our final discussion starter of the year is for you to write about your favorite memories from 3rd Grade. My favorite is that I was able to spend it with you! 

We will be finalizing the fantasy story Padlet this morning. Have your story and video ready to go if you haven’t posted it yet! 

Today’s Zoom Schedule:

10:30 our class 

1:00 Spanish 

1:45 Music

2:30 Library Broadcast

Planner’s ready? Let’s get started…

MATH: Continue your work practicing classifying quadrilaterals by using IXL. You should spend 30 minutes on this. Strive for a Smart Score of 80 on each. Stop after 30 minutes, or keep going!

IXL: DD: 1 & 3-8*

SOCIAL STUDIES: NYC Harlem 

Third graders, Harlem is the next stop on your tour of NYC. Located in upper Manhattan, Harlem is rich in culture, architecture, and people! 

Watch the video: Welcome to Harlem

Harlem Slides (also in your social studies folder)

SeeSaw Activity assigned in the Activities tab

 

SCIENCE: The Heathcote Garden 

We are back in the garden! Toby from Kaleidoscope Garden wants to say hello! Check out this quick video to see what the Heathcote garden is looking like and where all the fresh vegetables are going after harvest. 

Heathcote Garden Introduction

Let’s talk about the amazing process of photosynthesis. Watch the lesson video with Mrs. Mangan below, and then complete both the Brainpop assignment and Seesaw assignment to show your learning. 

Garden Lesson 1: Photosynthesis Video

Seesaw Photosynthesis Activity 

Brainpop Video and Quiz: Photosynthesis

 

Optional Welcome to 3rd Grade Adobe Spark

Welcome to 3rd Grade Videos Tutorial

3rd Grade Folder for Videos

Watch the tutorial to learn about this special, but optional project. We thought it would be fun for the third graders to create a quick video highlighting some of the fun activities you enjoyed this past year that the new upcoming 3rd graders have to look forward to! This video reminds you about how to access Adobe Spark Video and a step by step guide of how to find the 3rd Grade folder titled “Welcome to 3rd Grade Videos” in your “Shared with Me” folder of your drive. Have fun! We can’t wait to see all the wonderful videos you will be creating!

I’ll see you all at 10:00!

MsBoyer xo

 

 

June 11

E-Learning Friday June 12th

Good morning! 

The grade Padlet is looking good! If you’ve finished your script, please let me know so I can approve it and you can get on with making your trailer. 

Our zoom is at 9:30 this morning (don’t be late) and then you have Mr. Weber and Dr. Schultz at 10:30. Library Broadcast with Ms. Sorensen is at 2:30. 

Virtual Classroom Day!

The Virtual Classroom is back for the last time! All of the links for your lesson work is on these slides. Be sure to watch the introductory video to learn how to access and navigate this classroom. 

  • Click to enter the Grade 3 Google Classroom
  • You will notice there are 5 rooms. One introductory room and one classroom for each teacher. There are links inside each of the rooms to various activities. Click everywhere! You’ll be surprised how many NEW links are hidden 🙂

 

  • You will have to Log in to websites like IXL, Brainpop and Epic.

 

OPTIONAL LINKS on slides:

    •  2nd REQUIRED: Math Lesson found in Mrs. Luciano’s classroom. Click on the video on the Smartboard. This video will give you information on how to access and complete all of the activities for today for math.
      • Watch the lesson video
      • Complete all of the Khan Academy videos and practice pages on the left-hand side of the page
      • Complete the Seesaw activity called, “Quadrilateral Sort

The rest of the activities are yours to choose from. Maybe go on a scavenger hunt? Can you find these items? There are many more than what is listed. Have fun! 

  • A NEW survey
  • A mysterious Mars
  • A read-aloud
  • Rubber bands
  • A rollercoaster 
  • Solve Me Mobiles
  • Math Xplosion Video
  • Kakooma
  • Secrets of The Statue Of Liberty
  • Ride the Cyclone 
  • A book on Hip-Hop
  • Tour the NYC subway

I’ll see you all at 9:30!

MsBoyer xo

 

June 10

E-Learning Thursday June 11th

Good morning!

I hope you all enjoyed the time to catch up with your work yesterday and perhaps participated in the field day activities as well! I am LOVING your fantasy stories and book trailers. Remember, you MUST have your book trailer and story ready to publish to the Padlet at the same time – you will not have the opportunity to edit and add. We will talk about this more in our zoom session this morning. 

You have a 9:00am zoom with Mr. Borgia and either the 10:00am or 11:00am small group with our class. The day ends with Ms.Sorensen at 2:30 with library broadcast. 

Planner’s ready? Let’s get started…

 

MATH: Classifying Quadrilaterals 

Lesson Video with Mrs. Mangan

As we continue our geometry journey we will be thinking about parallel lines and a type of polygon, the quadrilateral. Listen closely to the lesson to learn about how to classify (organize) quadrilaterals and practice your new learning today through BrainPopJr. 

  1. Watch lesson video
  2. Log into Brainpop using G-Suite
  3. Complete Assignment on Quadrilaterals 
    1. Watch Video
    2. Complete Quiz/Quizzes
  4. Looking for more? Color in the Quadrilateral Robot 

 

WRITING: Publishing Your Book and Trailer

Today you will be creating your own Adobe Spark Videos. You’ve finished your scripts, they’ve been approved by your teacher and you are ready to go! Watch the lesson to remind yourselves about login directions and how to use Adobe Spark Video.

  1. Log in to Adobe Spark Video through the Heathcote Gateway 
  2. Create a new video project from scratch
  3. Create your trailer using your script 
  4. Download your trailer to your computer
  5. Upload your trailer to the Writing folder in your Drive
  6. Share the trailer with your teacher when you are done 🙂

When you are ready to publish your book trailer to the “3rd Grade Fantasy Writing 2020” Padlet, watch this tutorial below. It will give you a step by step guide for you to follow and learn how to publish both your writing and your book trailer to the grade-wide padlet. We suggest you watch the video through to the end and then when you are ready to follow the steps, go back and watch portions of the video, press pause, complete that step and press unpause to learn the next step. We cannot wait to see your completed projects! Good luck 3rd Grade Writers!

Publishing Tutorial Video with Mrs. Luciano 

SOCIAL STUDIES: Manhattan ~NYC

Today you will watch a video to learn more about the borough of Manhattan. This video will focus mainly on the southern tip of Manhattan. You will also see some fascinating pictures connecting downtown New York, then and now. Enjoy the virtual tours of Ellis Island and The Statue of Liberty. 

Manhattan with Mrs.DeGrazia (the slides are in your social studies folder)

  • Watch the video to learn about Manhattan
  • Watch the video to learn more about NYC
  • Explore Ellis Island and The Statue of Liberty virtual tours
  • Complete the Seesaw activity on Manhattan
  • Go to Epic and check out some books from you NYC collection assigned
  • An optional resource to learn more about  NEW AMSTERDAM STORIES

And to help you stay organized…

***BY THE END OF THE DAY, I NEED TO HAVE COMPLETED…***

  • Book Club ~ read 30 minutes
    • Reading Bingo Board Activity~ include your book title and board number
    • Post to Seesaw
  • Writing – Imaginative Narrative
      • Watch Mrs. Luciano’s tutorial very carefully- You will need to pause the video many times along the way
      • Publish your story and Trailer on the 3rd Grade padlet
  • Math
    • Watch Tutorial on Quadrilaterals
    • Watch Brainpop jr Video
    • Complete quiz
    • Color your robot
  • Social Studies
    • Watch the video about Manhattan
    • Watch the links on slide 20 and explore Ellis Island and The Statue of Liberty virtual tours
    • Complete Seesaw activity on Manhattan

I will see you all later!

MsBoyer xo

June 9

E-Learning Tuesday June 9th

Good morning!

I’m looking forward to meeting with you all this morning in small groups. I’ve shared a folder with you titled “Fantasy Stories 3B 2020” – please add your fantasy story document to this folder right now. We will be looking in this folder when we meet this morning. 

This morning check your small group time-the link was sent to you as a calendar invite. 

9:00am:  Hayden, Jane, Jaden, Sophia, Eli, Cindy, Jai

10:00am:  Rodrigo, Alexa, Jake, Alyssa, Trevor, Nicholas

11:00am:  Brooke, Jaba, Max, Isabella, Raiya, Jacinta

You also have a 10:30 Art Zoom with Ms.Cameron, a 1:00pm Tech Zoom with Mr.Casal (where we will be talking about your book trailers), and finally, a 2:30 library broadcast with Ms.Sorensen. 

Planners ready? Let’s get started…

MATH: Shapes/Polygons

Today you are going to be learning all about what polygons are and the different names we have given polygons. You will need to watch this entire tutorial through to the end in order to understand the seesaw activity that has been assigned to you. Make sure you pause the video when directed so that you can think through some of the work independently and then click unpause when you are reading to check your reasoning. 

Polygon Tutorial Video with Mrs. Luciano 

Math Seesaw Activity

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: Brooklyn Part 2 

  • Revisit the resources that were posted yesterday for the Brooklyn Part 1 lesson. 
  • Brooklyn Part 2 Video: Show what you know
  • Brooklyn inspires creativity and that has been expressed over the years in art, music, poems, movies and more. Think carefully, make a plan and include details in your creation. A few ideas for you to build upon:
    • Chalk drawing in your driveway (perhaps graffiti style?)
    • Design a new subway car – sketch it or build it with found materials
    • Design and build a new sculpture for Prospect Park
    • Write a poem about Brooklyn – one specific learning or an overview
    • Paint a landscape 
    • Write a song that tells the world what you learned about Brooklyn  
  • Post your creation to SeeSaw and be sure to record yourself telling us all about it. (see the activity that is posted on SeeSaw for you)

 

WRITING: Fantasy Scripts 

Script Writing Intro with Mrs. Mangan

Today your job will be to create a script for your Adobe Spark Video.  Mr. Casal shared with you a document in your drives called, “Adobe Spark Book Trailers-Script.” Please record your work on this document. 

  1. Write a script for your fantasy trailer.
  2. Share your script with your teacher to get approved. 
    • Do not start your video until a teacher approves your script

 

And to help you stay organized…

***BY THE END OF THE DAY, I NEED TO HAVE COMPLETED…***

      • Fantasy Book Club
        • Reading Bingo Board Activity
        • Post to Seesaw
      • Writing – Imaginative Narrative
        • Watch Script Writing Introduction
        • Write a script for your fantasy trailer
        • Share your script with your teacher to get approved.
          • Do not start your video until teacher approves your script
      • Math
        • Watch Tutorial on Polygons
        • Complete Seesaw Activity
      • Social Studies
        • Revisit yesterday’s resources on Brooklyn (Epic collection of books, additional videos)
        • Watch Brooklyn Video Tutorial
        • Create your very own inspired work of Art (list of suggestions has been provided for you)
        • Take a picture or video and upload to Seesaw

See you all later!

MsBoyer xo

 

June 7

E-Learning Monday June 8th

Good morning!

I hope you all enjoyed the weekend and did something awesome outdoors! Sunday was great weather to be outside and I was happy to be walking, planting and enjoying lunch on the patio. It was very relaxing! Our discussion starter Padlet today is all about relaxation: What do you love to do outdoors that is really enjoyable and relaxing? 

This morning we have a zoom at 10:30, you have Spanish at 1:00pm and a library broadcast with MsSorensen at 2:30. 

Planner’s ready? Let’s get started…

MATH: Angles

In this lesson you will need a few items:

  1. A pair of scissors
  2. A pencil
  3. A piece of paper
  4. A post it note

In this lesson you will learn about angles and how to name specific types of angles. You will be asked to frequently pause the video and practice the skill. Then you will click unpause to see if your answer or solution matches my own.

Math Tutorial Video with Mrs. Luciano 

Many of you have your workbook at home. You can do the workbook pages directly in your workbook, take a picture and upload to your June E~Learning slideshow OR you can continue with the practices we have already been doing (print option OR copy and paste to slideshow).

Copy and Paste to the slideshow: Workbook pages 151-152

Print Option: Workbook pages 151-152

SeeSaw:  Angle Scavenger Hunt in Activities Tab

 

WRITING: Revising & Editing 

Writer’s you are all so close to publishing! Today you will take the time to review what you have written (and typed in a doc in your writing folder). Revision is about making changes to your story to make it better and Editing is about spelling and the mechanics of writing. It is helpful to have a partner or two to work with at this point to ask for their feedback and get their help with spelling & punctuation. 

Revising and Editing Video

Revising and Editing Slides 

Narrative Writing Checklist to Print

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: Brooklyn Part 1 

Today we are continuing the tour of the 5 Boroughs of NYC and we are off to visit Brooklyn. There are many resources here to help make this an enjoyable trip. 

  • First, watch the Welcome to Brooklyn video 
  • Then check out the additional resources below (Choose at least 2 to read or watch from the Epic Collection)
  • Complete the SeeSaw Activity assigned to you in the Activities Tab. 

Additional resources:

And to help you stay organized:

***BY THE END OF THE DAY, I NEED TO HAVE COMPLETED…***

  • Book club reading
    • Padlet post
  • Writing – Imaginative Narrative
    • Watch tutorial
    • Watch Imaginative Narrative Video on Slides
    • Begin the revision/editing process of your writing – find a partner(s) to help you navigate this process
    • Use Narrative Writing Checklist to assess your writing
  • Math
    • Watch tutorial
    • Complete workbook pages 151-152
    • Complete Seesaw Activity
  • Social Studies
    • Watch Brooklyn Tutorial Video
    • Go to Epic and check out Brooklyn Collection that was assigned – Read or watch two of the assigned readings/videos
    • Complete Seesaw Activity
    • Check out additional resources

 

 See you all at 10:30!

MsBoyer xo

June 4

E-Learning Friday June 5th

Good morning!

I’m so excited to jump right in and share the surprises that are waiting for you! We have our zoom scheduled for 9:30 to celebrate Isabella’s birthday and meet with BookClubs. You have Dr.Schultz & Mr.Weber at 10:30, Ms. Sorensen at 2:30, and a VERY SPECIAL Buddy Zoom at 11am!  This is going to be an awesome Friday!

 

YOU ARE ALMOST DONE! Third-grade writers, you are so close to finishing your awesome fantasy stories! We will be editing next week so use this time to polish your work and be sure it is all typed into a doc in your writing folder. This week’s lessons had many examples for you to lean on – go back to the lessons as needed and plan to talk with at least one classmate to get feedback. 

Virtual Classroom Day!

The Virtual Classroom is back! All of the links for your lesson work is on these slides. Be sure to watch the introductory video to learn how to access and navigate this classroom. 

  1. Click to enter the Grade 3 Google Classroom
  2. You will notice there are 5 rooms. One introductory room and one classroom for each teacher. There are links inside each of the rooms to various activities. Click everywhere! You’ll be surprised how many NEW links are hidden 🙂
  3. There are two REQUIRED activities today:

1st REQUIRED:  Seesaw assignment called, “What do you See, Think, Wonder about the Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum?”

2nd REQUIRED: Math Lesson found in Mrs. Mangan’s classroom. Click on the video on the Smartboard. Today you will be looking at your data and completed graphs to ask questions and draw conclusions. You will need to listen closely to the lesson today to understand your tasks and to hear examples.

      • Watch the lesson video
      • Look for the slides, Graphing Project: Day 3 in your Math folders on Drive 
      • Complete slides 7,8, 13 and 16. Write directly onto the slides in your math folder.

The rest of the activities are yours to choose. Maybe go on a scavenger hunt? Can you find these items? There are many more than what is listed. Have fun!

  • A NEW survey
  • A fish tank with a mystery
  • A read-aloud 
  • An adorable bird 
  • A subway 
  • Louis Armstrong
  • A slingshot
  • A GRAPHic novel
  • A Wonderful World
  • Toy Story’s “You Got a Friend in Me”
  • Balloon Pop Line Plot

See you all at 9:30!

MsBoyer xo