We worked through our rotations today, so we could make the all important, "papyrus" for our scrolls. The kids had a great time tearing paper into small bits, stuffing it in the blender, adding water, blending, and then pouring the paper pulp onto screens stretched over shallow tubs. The comments about the paper pulp were: "It's soft!" , "It feels like cotton!", and "Wow, it doesn't stick to my fingers!". Pretty interesting stuff!
The kids researched the Book of the Dead to prepare for writing the secret message for next week. They may be doing more research for homework, just to make sure they know what they need to write on the scroll.
During the other rotations, the kids worked on divergent thinking with creative problem solving activities, convergent thinking with logic puzzles, and algebraic thinking with cryptograms and Hands On Equations.
Finally, we finished chapter 9 in our novel. The kids are SO excited that the mystery has been solved! We only have one chapter left, YIPPEE!!! Look for news about a fun culminating activity in the coming weeks.
HW: First in Math, research the Book of the Dead
My favorite 3rd Grade memories are reading really good books and camping overnight with the Girl Scouts.