Today was filled with research and poetry! I know it sounds like an unusual combination, but it worked today!
We started the morning exercising our evaluative thinking skills as we researched The Book of the Dead to decide what to write on our scrolls. Then, groups found hieroglyphics to use for the translation. Some groups even got to a rough draft of the message for the scroll. Next week, we'll transfer the message into hieroglyphics and then put it onto the scrolls.
Following this, we worked on some poetry. The kids each chose or wrote a poem, of at least 8 lines. They copied the poem and mounted it for display. Next week, they will recite or read the poem to the class. The following week, the kids will work with our Media Specialist, Mrs. Kindschy, to record their poem. There will be some exciting news about our finished poetry projects next week.
The poetry fun continued as Mrs. Kindschy taught us how to use an app called, Tellagami. The kids created "Book Spine" poems and recorded themselves reading the poems. Ask your child about it. It's fun and pretty easy to do!
Finally, we stretched our logical thinking skills with a puzzle and honed our algebraic thinking skills with some Hands On Equations. It was good to fit in some of that type of thinking amidst all the divergent, creative work of the morning.
HW: First in Math, and practice your poem
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My favorite 3rd Grade memories are reading really good books and camping overnight with the Girl Scouts.