Thursday, June 18th

Yay! Welcome to the last day of 3rd grade! While I’m sure many of you are feeling the same way as I am, a little sad but excited for summer and the next adventure, we can not let the day go by without reflecting on what made this year great- YOU!

3M Digital Yearbooks

Today I want you guys to sign each other’s digital yearbooks. These yearbook slides are located in the “Shared with Me” folder in your Drive. Look for the folder called, “3M 2020 Yearbook.”

 

3rd Grade Summer Book Recommendations

You all created such amazing book trailer recommendations. Need a new book to read?

Check out the 3rd Grade Summer Book Recommendations!

 

Summer Resources For You and Your Families

I know many of you want to keep reading, writing, problem solving and coding over the summer break. Not sure where to access materials or websites? Please take a look at the resources I have collected for you and your families this summer.

Link: Summer Resources for you and your parents 

Third Grade Reflection Opportunity

What a year this was! Recording your thoughts, interests and ideas about a time period is always a great way to reflect and grow. Plus, it’s really fun to look back at it when you get older. 🙂

Check out this activity where you can jot down your ideas all about third grade. You can print it out to write, or edit with Kami (rotate to get it right side up) and print to save.

School Memories

 

A Final Look at the Fantasy Projects

You all worked so hard on your fantasy writing and trailers. Take a final peek. I am so proud of your work!

3rd Grade Fantasy Projects Padlet

 

See you at 10:00 for our final farewell. 
Come dressed to celebrate in your best summer apparel!

 

 

 

Tuesday, June 16th

Let’s have a terrific Tuesday! Please check your e-mail this morning for any announcements or alerts for missed assignments.

Please watch the introduction video carefully and to completion, as well as all of the other lesson videos.

Today’s Zooms:

  • 9:00 Coach S. for P.E.
  • 10:00 3M : 1-9 Trailer share and CJ’s birthday bag
  • 2:30 Library
  • 4:00 Virtual Tour of Brazil

All specials’ pages can be found here: Heathcote Gateway E-Learning Plans

Questions? E-Learning Questions Padlet

Art show!

All artwork featured in this video was created during our distance learning and represents students from all five elementary schools. Do you spot any of your work? Great job third graders!

Elementary District-Wide Art Show

READING: BOOK CLUB BOOK

Please continue to read your book club book. You are free to read as much as you would like today, as long as you are getting in your 20-30 minutes of independent reading time. I want you to work towards finishing the book you are reading with your group by Thursday/Friday.

SCIENCE: GARDEN SESSION  2: Water

Today you join Toby in the garden to talk about water. We all know about the water cycle, but 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. 

  • Watch lesson video
  • Play Tip Tank Game
  • Complete Brainpop assignment, “Water Supply Assignment” and take review  quiz.  It  is  a little  tricky  so  just  try  your  best 🙂
  • Complete Seesaw assignment

 

Book Recommendations: ADOBE SPARK VIDEO– Required today

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!

  1. Watch lesson tutorial: Mrs. Luciano outlines all of the requirements
  2. Create detailed, thorough review of a book on Adobe Spark Video
  3. Download
  4. Upload to Summer Book Recommendations Folder (also in “Shared with Me”)
    • Include your name in the title of the video please 🙂

 

MATH: Two dimensional shapes: 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

Challenge! Found that last part easy? Check out these problems!

IXL: Q 1- 6

SOCIAL STUDIES: MANHATTAN

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.

  • Watch the video to learn about Upper East Side and Upper West Side of Manhattan and Central Park
    • Here are the slides from the lesson to look back at for your Seesaw assignment today: Manhattan Slides
  • 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? **Please read/listen to the directions carefully on this assignment. This is a full paragraph you will write and read aloud.**

 

 

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

  • Reading- Book Clubs
    • Read 20-3o minutes of book club book
  • Science – Heathcote Garden & Water Conservation
    • Watch lesson video
    • Play Tip Tank Game
    • Complete Brainpop video and quiz on Water Supply
    • Complete Seesaw Activity on Water Conservation
  • Social Studies: Manhattan
    • Watch lesson video
    • Watch videos on Discovery Education 
    • Complete Seesaw assignment: Craft a detailed paragraph
  • 3rd Grade Book Recommendation Trailer
    • Watch the tutorial to learn about project
    • Create a book recommendation trailer 
    • Upload it to the shared folder “Summer Book Recommendations” folder that is located in your “Shared with Me” section in your Drive
  • Math- IXL Quadrilaterals
    • IXL: CC 1-4 and 6
    • Challenge: IXL: Q 1- 6
    • Spend at least 30 minutes on this. You should be completing each activity with a Smart Score of at least 80. Feel free to continue after 30 minutes if you would like 🙂 

 

Friday, June 12th

Happy Friday!

Please watch today’s introduction video before reading the rest of the blog. 

Today’s  Zooms:

  • 10:00 3M Book Clubs & AA Birthday Bag 
  • 11:30 Instrumental Music
  • 2:30 Library

All specials’ pages can be found here: Heathcote Gateway E-Learning Plans

Questions? E-Learning Questions Padlet

Some notes about next week:

  • Monday’s Zooms:
    •  9:00 with our buddies for the book of the month shared by Ms. Stile. This will be a quick one.
    • 10:00 for 3M Zoom. Mr. Casal will join us to help post videos and fantasy writing to Third Grade Padlet. We will celebrate LM’s birthday.
  • Tuesday’s Zoom will highlight our book trailers and #s 1-9 will share. We will celebrate CJ’s summer birthday.
  • Wednesday’s Zoom will highlight #s 10-18 book trailers.
  • Thursday’s Zoom: Farewell Party! We say goodbye to each other. You are 4th graders!

 

Virtual Classroom Day!

The Virtual Classroom is back for the last time! Most 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
  •  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, Discovery Education and Epic.

 

Required activities:

  •  2nd REQUIRED: Math Lesson found in Mrs. Luciano’s classroom. Click on the video on the Smartboard. This video will give you information how 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”

 

  • 3rd REQUIRED: Posting trailer and fantasy story to Padlet 

Today you will be posting your trailers (if they were were placed in the “3M Book Trailers Folder” before 4pm yesterday) onto Padlet, as well as your fantasy stories. Watch the video below to find out how to do this. 

**Note Mrs. Luciano talks about 3L folders in her video, but we, of course, will be doing everything with 3M.**

  1. Grab your trailer from this playlist: 3M Trailer Playlist
    • If you do not see your video, it is because it was not uploaded to the “3M Book Trailers Folder” before 4 pm yesterday. Please do so now so that we can get it done today:) 
  2. Post the PDF of your story, as well as the trailer to this Padlet: 3rd Grade Fantasy Padlet

 

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 mysterious Mars
  • A read-aloud
  • Rubber bands
  • 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

Thursday, June 11th

Happy Thursday! Today we celebrate AP’s summer birthday and get to see his special items.

Please watch the morning message first. Then read the blog closely. It is important to watch all videos in its entirety.  There’s so much important information that you will need to complete the assignments.

Today’s Zooms:

  • 10:00- 3M
  • 2:30- Library

Some notes about next week:

  • Monday’s Zoom will be at 9:00 with our buddies for the book of the month shared by Ms. Stile. LM’s summer birthday bag will be shared at the end.
  • Tuesday’s Zoom will highlight our book trailers and #s 1-9 will share. We will celebrate CJ’s summer birthday.
  • Wednesday’s Zoom will highlight #s 10-18 book trailers and Mr. Casal will join us to troubleshoot any publishing to Padlet.
  • Thursday’s Zoom: Farewell Party! We say goodbye to each other. You are 4th graders!

 

All specials’ pages can be found here: Heathcote Gateway E-Learning Plans

Questions? E-Learning Questions Padlet

 

READING: BOOK CLUBS & BINGO

Continue reading your agreed upon book amount and create a NEW BINGO board activity. Please be sure to tell us what book you are reading and which activity you chose. Post your activity on the Seesaw assignment assigned to you. This is your last one- make it GREAT! 

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 me 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 me 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!

Today you will only be doing the first half of this tutorial. All directions can be found on Mrs. Luciano’s video today and in this document. 

  1. Download fantasy story (Google Doc) as a PDF
  2. Download trailer from Spark Video to your computer (Downloads File)

Stop there. We will post our writing and trailers to Padlet on another day. 

 

MATH: classifying quadrilaterals

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 PDF

SOCIAL STUDIES: Manhattan

Today you will watch a video to learn 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. 

 

  • Go to Epic and check out some books from you NYC collection assigned

 

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

  • ELA – Reading book clubs
    • Read the agreed amount of pages from your bookclub 
    • Choose a NEW and LAST reading bingo board activity
    • Post to Seesaw and make sure you share what numbered activity you are doing
  • Writing – Imaginative Narrative 
    • Watch tutorial
    • Complete Adobe Spark Video
    • Download to computer (PDF and trailer)  and upload to “3M Book Trailers Folder” (trailer only) – Watch lesson video very carefully for how to do this! 
  • Math-Quadrilaterals
    • Watch tutorial 
    • Complete Brainpop Jr. movie and at least one quiz
  • Social Studies – Manhattan
    • Watch tutorial
    • Watch three additional videos 
    • Check out the NYC collection on Epic
    • Complete Seesaw Activity~ What did you learn about Manhattan? 

 

Tuesday, June 9th

Good morning 3M! Please watch this introductory video to learn about what learning and activities are planned for you today. Also, pay very careful attention to each of the lesson videos today, as they give specific information how to to complete each activity.

Today’s Zooms
  • 10:00- 3M w/ Mr. Casal and EG’s summer birthday bag! 
  • 1:45- Art
  • 2:30- Library
Reading – Bingo Board Activity

Today you will be completing a new Reading Bingo Board activity. Challenge yourself! Try a brand new activity that you haven’t already completed for any of your books. Look for the Seesaw activity today called, “Reading Bingo Board Activity 6/9.”

Here are some great options:

  • #18. Map the character’s journey throughout the book. Use images & words to share this journey with us. Post it on SeeSaw.
  • #3. Think about a character that interests you or puzzles you in some way. Sketch something that represents your thinking.
  • #14. Identify one of the secondary characters. Describe his/her role in the story in a letter to me. This can take any form – written or recorded.

 

Writing – Imaginative Narrative

For the rest of the week your job will be to create a script and Adobe Spark Video for your fantasy stories. Mr. Casal shared with you a document in the Writing folder on your Drive called, “Adobe Spark Book Trailers-Script.” Please record your work on this document. Today your only job will be to write a detailed script which will act as a plan for your video trailer.

  1. Watch the lesson video
  2. Write a script for your fantasy trailer
  3. Share your script with your me to get approved BEFORE creating an Adobe Spark Video
Math: 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.

  1. Watch lesson video
  2. Complete Seesaw activity called, “Making Polygons- At Home”

 

Social Studies – Brooklyn Part 2

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:

    • A 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. Look for the activity called, “My Brooklyn Creation.”

 

***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

 

Monday, June 8th

Happy Monday! Please watch today’s introduction video before reading the rest of the blog. 

 

Today’s  Zooms:

  • 10:00 3M Zoom
  • 2:00 Spanish
  • 2:30 Library

There is a new Zoom schedule for this week. This document is in your S.S. Folder. It is a B week.

Please note we will not zoom on Wednesday. You will have a virtual Field Day! The  district will email your families with activities available for that day.

All specials’ pages can be found here: Heathcote Gateway E-Learning Plans

Questions? E-Learning Questions Padlet

 

READING – Fantasy Book Clubs
Book Club #1 Padlet
Book Club # 2 Padlet
Book Club #3 Padlet
Book Club #4 Padlet
Book Club #5 Padlet

Please email me when you need a new Padlet for your group.

Please complete every column, if possible. Your posts should reflect at least 10 minutes of thinking to receive excellent participation credit. Everyone in the group should not repeat the setting/problem/solution, but after one person has written a correct answer, add on to your partners’ posts and either agree or disagree, but provide more text evidence in your thinking.

Writing: Revising & Editing 

Writers 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 or digital notebook). 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.

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 un-pause to see if your answer or solution matches Mrs. Luciano’s.

  • Watch Mrs. Luciano’s lesson below
  • Complete workbook pages 151-152
  • Complete scavenger hunt on Seesaw Activity

Many of you have the workbooks at home. These pages are in Workbook B. You can do the workbook pages directly in your workbook, take a picture and upload to your June E~Learning slideshow or take a picture of it on Seesaw. Be sure when you are taking a picture you get close up to the page so we are able to read each answer. OR you can print OR copy and paste the slides to your slideshow.

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

Print Option: Workbook B pages 151-152

Complete Seesaw activity

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 below
  • Then check out the additional resources below (You will need to do this to complete your Seesaw assignment)
  • Complete the Seesaw activity assigned to you

Additional resources:

 

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

  • Fantasy book club reading
    • Read the agreed amount from your bookclub members 
    • Padlet post ~ add name and date
  • 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 and post on Seesaw or in your E-Learning Slides 
  • 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 the assigned readings/videos
    • Complete Seesaw Activity

Thursday, June 4th

Happy Thursday! Remember to bring any classroom and library books back to school with your parents as they return to school today to pick up your work from school.

Our class Zoom is at 1:00 today!

Please watch the morning message first. Then read the blog closely. It is important to watch all videos in its entirety.  There’s so much important information that you will need to complete the assignments.

Today’s Zooms: Please check your S.S. folder for the new Zoom schedule for this week. It is for an “A” Week.

 

All specials’ pages can be found here: Heathcote Gateway E-Learning Plans

Questions? E-Learning Questions Padlet

 

CURSIVE PRACTICE: WORDS

These are the same sheets as yesterday, but many people did not complete. Take today to catch up. If you completed these yesterday, then you are all set! 🙂

Cursive Practice To Print

 

READING: BOOK CLUBS & BINGO

Continue reading your agreed upon book amount and create a NEW BINGO board activity. Please be sure to tell us what book you are reading and which activity you chose. Post your activity on the Seesaw assignment assigned to you.

 

Writing: Wrapping it all up

Writers, you have reached the end! Literally, it is now time to start writing the end of your fantasy story. Watch the introductory video to learn about different ways you might end your story. And much like the introduction, it is best to try out a few different endings before choosing the one that fits your story best. If you haven’t started typing your story yet, please make that a priority today. You can ask for help with the typing if that makes it easier for you.

  • First, watch Imaginative Narrative #9 Video above with Mrs. Boyer
  • Use the slides as mentor texts: Imaginative Narrative #9 Slides
  • Write at least two different endings, then choose one that fits your story.
  • Share it on Seesaw tell me about your two versions, and why you chose this one

 

Math: Graphing Project- Day 2

Today is an exciting day… you get the results of your surveys! Watch the lesson carefully to see how to get your data, how to fill out a data table, and how to fill out each graph.

**Note- I realized my horizontal axis is labeled incorrectly in the video. It should be labeled, “Opinion” and it is fixed on the slides in your math folder. My apologies!**

  1. Take some additional surveys: Grade 3 Survey Questions
  2. Get your results from your Google Form
  3. Complete the data table on Slide # 6 (Slides are in your Math Folder called, “Graphing Project: Day 2”
  4. Choose one or more graph to represent your data
    1. Graphing Templates are in your Math Folders to edit with Kami
    2. Graphing Templates to Print: Show on Seesaw or June E-Learning Slideshow

 

Social Studies: Queens part 2

Watch today’s video to learn a lot more about Queens and some amazing landmarks it has to offer. As we’ve learned in yesterday’s presentation, Queens is a very large borough. There is so much to see and do and its history is just remarkable!

 

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

  • ELA – Reading book clubs
    • Read the agreed amount of pages from your bookclub 
    • Choose a new reading bingo board activity
    • Post to Seesaw and make sure you share what numbered activity you are doing
  • Writing – Imaginative Narrative 
    • Watch tutorial
    • Write at least two different endings and choose one that fits your story best
    • Continue to type up your story on a Google Doc or the Digital Notebook in your writing folder. Be ready to share your fantasy story today at our 1:00 Zoom 
    • Share it on Seesaw 
  • Math Graphing Day 2
    • Watch tutorial 
    • Complete Data table on slide 20 (in your math folder)
    • Create at least one graph using your survey data 
      • Print or Kami 
  • Social Studies – Queens Day 2
    • Watch tutorial
    • Watch three additional videos (Queens Museum, US Open and World’s Fair 1964) found on slide 20
    • Complete Seesaw Activity~ Bubble map on Cultural Universals
  • Catch up on Cursive if you did not complete yesterday 

Wednesday, June 3rd

 

Today’s Zooms: Please check your S.S. folder for the new Zoom schedule for this week. It is for an “A” Week.

  • 10:00: 3M Zoom w/ Mr. Casal
  • 2:30 Library

Reminder: Tomorrow’s (Thursday’s)  Zoom is moved to 1:00.

Our cleaned up, packed up classroom 🙁

All specials’ pages can be found here: Heathcote Gateway E-Learning Plans

Questions? E-Learning Questions Padlet

CURSIVE PRACTICE: Words

Keep practicing that beautiful cursive!

Cursive Practice To Print

 

READING: FANTASY BOOK CLUBS

Please continue to read the agreed upon amount of your book club book. You should be jotting today in as many categories as possible. Please, as always, use your initials and add the date of your jot.

Book Club #1 Padlet
Book Club # 2 Padlet
Book Club #3 Padlet
Book Club #4 Padlet
Book Club #5 Padlet
WRITING: Paying attention to the middle

Third grade writer’s, today’s work is all about the details. You will be reaching back into prior lessons, using mentor texts, and Pixar videos. All that you have been learning to do as a writer, will be put to use today. There is nothing to hand in today, however you should be starting to type your story (or ask someone to help you type) as it is easier to share with classmates that way. We will be publishing next week! Wahoo! 

  1. Watch the lesson introduction
  2. Check out the lesson slides Imaginative Narrative #8 Slides
  3. Review any prior lessons if needed
  4. Watch Imaginative Narrative Part 5
  5. Write the middle of your story, paying close attention to the details
  6. Type your story (or ask someone to help you)
  7. “Meet up” with a partner to read your middle (what the character wants/what is the problem)
MATH: Graphing project- Day 1

Today you will be introduced to a new graphing project. The first part of the project is to craft a survey question and then create a Google Form as a way to collect data. Then you will be sharing your survey link on a common Google Sheet. Lastly, you will be checking back to the Google Sheet to take your classmate’s surveys. Be sure to answer all of your classmates’ surveys and then you can branch out to the rest of the grade. 

  1. Go to the slides in your MATH folder called, “Graphing Project Day 1”
  2. Brainstorm 2 survey questions (Answer on Slide 6)
  3. Choose 1 final question (Answer on Slide 7)
  4. Create Google Form (Watch video for how)
  5. Share Google Form to Google Sheet (Slide 10) or Grade 3 Survey Questions Google Sheets 
  6. Take classmates’ surveys by returning to the Grade 3 Survey Questions Google Sheets 
SOCIAL STUDIES: Queens Day 1

Today you will be continuing your tour of New York City. Next stop, Queens! Watch the video below to learn more about Queens and its location. Learn about some of the neighborhoods, and one specifically, Chinatown in Flushing.

  1. Watch lesson video about Queens
  2. Watch videos on slide 11~ Chinatown and neighborhoods of Queens
  3. Complete assignment on Seesaw

 

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

  • ELA – Fantasy Book Clubs
    • Read 20-30 minutes of your book club book
    • Padlet post – make sure you are posting across all the columns and responding to your partners’ ideas, questions and jots.
  • Writing – Imaginative Narrative #8
    • Watch the lesson introduction
    • Check out the lesson slides Imaginative Narrative #8 Slides
    • Watch Imaginative Narrative Part 5
    • Begin typing up your story (or ask someone to help you.) Don’t forget to include your introduction and now focus on your middle. 
    • “Meet up” with a partner to read your middle. (What the character wants/What is the problem)
  • Math: Graphing Project Day
  • Social Studies
  • Cursive Handwriting
    • Print out the worksheets and complete them using your best handwriting
    • Take a picture and upload to your June E-Learning Slideshow or Seesaw

 

Tuesday, June 2nd

Good Morning 3M! I hope you had an amazing weekend and day of Specials’ activities!

 

 

Please watch my introduction video before you get started today, as I will not be meeting with you today due to classroom pack up and clean up. You will still meet Coach S. at 9:30.

 

 

 

There is a new Zoom schedule in your S.S. folders. It is an A Week. Please make sure the schedule you are looking at has an A week heading.

 

There is a new June E-Learning Slideshow in your S.S. folder as well. Please use this for the remainder of the month.

READING: BOOK CLUBS & BINGO

Continue reading your agreed upon book amount and create a NEW BINGO board activity. Please be sure to tell us what book you are reading and which activity you chose. Post your activity on the Seesaw assignment assigned to you.

WRITING: Introductions

Third graders this is important work! The introduction grabs the reader’s attention and gets them interested in your story. Watch the introductory video CAREFULLY then review the slides to take a closer look at the many ways you can choose from to try your hand at writing your introduction.

MATH: Line plots

  • Watch this tutorial to learn more about how to take data and present it in another graph called a line plot. 
  • Make sure you watch the entire tutorial from beginning to end, as you will be instructed how to create a line plot and what is expected of you for your independent task.
  • Complete workbook page 146

Have fun exploring some different sites to reinforce your understanding of line plots:

SOCIAL STUDIES: staten island

Today you will be continuing your tour of New York City. Next stop, Staten Island! 

  • Watch the lesson video to get a sneak peak into this borough with an interesting history. 
  • Be sure to watch the additional two videos provided to see beautiful aerial footage of the island and some fun landmarks to check out the next time you are there. 
  • Complete the Seesaw assignment. Be sure to use information from the lesson as well as the two videos in your answers. 

Science: Spacex launch–optional

Were you able to see the big launch? If not, check it out!

I want to hear your thoughts about historic event. Fill out the See Think Wonder chart for some extra credit BONUS points today 🙂

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

  • ELA – Fantasy Book Clubs
    • Read 20-30 minutes of your book club book
    • Complete a NEW and DIFFERENT Bingo board activity than you have done before, regardless of book
  • Writing – Introductions
    • Watch the lesson video
    • Watch the Introductions Video Part 4
    • Write 3 different introductions
    • Post your final introduction to Seesaw
  • Math-Line Plots
    • Watch the math lesson tutorial
    • Complete workbook page 146
    • Enjoy optional graphing activities
  • Social Studies- Staten Island
  • Science: BONUS
    • Watch the launch
    • Fill out See Think Wonder by printing or Seesaw assignment

 

 

Friday, May 29th

Happy Friday! Today’s  Zooms:

  • 10:00 3M Book Clubs
  • 11:30 Instrumental Music
  • 2:30 Library

Notes About Next Week

  1. Monday is a wellness day. All activities will be provided by the district. Your parents will be getting an e-mail about the menu of activities available to you. Have fun and be well!
  2. Tuesday we will not have a Zoom class due to the fact that I am spending the day cleaning out our classroom and packing up your materials for you to take home  🙁 But you will still have Coach at 9:30.
  3. Thursday’s class Zoom is moved to 1:00.

All specials’ pages can be found here: Heathcote Gateway E-Learning Plans

Questions? E-Learning Questions Padlet

 

 

Virtual Classroom Day!

Today is going to be a fun day. The third grade team has created a virtual classroom where all 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 new classroom. 

  1. Check your S.S. folder in Drive for slides called, “Grade 3 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 links are hidden 🙂
  3. There are two REQUIRED activities today:
    • 1st REQUIRED: The S.S. lesson in the first room. Click on Mrs. DeGrazia to hear her message. Watch the 3 videos on the board and then complete the Seesaw assignment called, “Postcard to a Tourist or to Your Teacher…”
    •  2nd REQUIRED: The math lesson in Ms. Luciano’s Room about Pictographs. Watch the lesson (in her smartboard) and then complete the math workbook pages (on her bookshelf.)

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 survey
  • A singing snowman
  • A Mardi Gras celebration
  • Elephants
  • Harry Potter
  • Pictograph games
smart fact

On this day in 1953 : Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal become the first explorers to reach the top of Mount Everest. Due to the amount of time it took to descend the mountain it was June 2nd before the rest of the world were told about the conquest. Michele Koppes is an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia who uses glaciology and geomorphology to study climate and changing landscapes (that’s all sophisticated science talk for studies of the physical features of the earth). Watch this video and hear how Michele explains HOW Mt. Everest was formed – fascinating science! 

***By the end of the day I must complete…***

  • S.S. 
    • Watch 3 videos about the Bronx
    • Complete the Seesaw assignment writing a postcard convincing the person to visit the Bronx by describing three landmarks
  • Math
    • Watch the lesson on Pictographs
    • Complete workbook pages 138-139
  • Choice 
    • Enjoy various videos, books, games, articles and songs embedded into the virtual classrooms
  • Unfinished work: Today is the day to complete the work unfinished from the week
    • Check Seesaw for any drafts that may need revisions
    • Check Seesaw for any activities that were not completed
    • Look in your May E-Learning Slideshow for corrections on math work or comments from me about missing assignments.