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Making personalized photo frames during the Valentine’s Day party was an activity that had all the kids smiling. Colorful markers, oodles of special stickers, and the creative minds of our third grade students, produced a classroom full of brightly colored picture frames. Students also enjoyed eating some delicious snacks and playing Valentine’s Day Bingo.
Sitting inside a Native American longhouse, gave the students a chance to experience what daily life was like for the Michigan tribes. They also learned about the trading of goods between the European explorers and the Native Americans. One of our students dressed up like a Voyager, as the instructor explained interesting facts about the fur trade.
Is it limestone? Pumice? Obsidian? Slate? The students worked in groups to observe rocks and minerals, compare their properties, and determine the names of the various samples they examined. They also learned plenty of facts about rocks and minerals from the slide show presentation given by a Cranbrook staff member.
Students enjoyed learning about static electricity and magnets on our last trip to Cranbrook. Balloons charged with static electricity picked up balloons like magic! Students also got a charge out of watching hair standing on end.
Who says learning the multiplication facts has to be boring? Recently, the kids had a chance to challenge a partner to a fun game of Multiplication Tic-Tac-Toe to reinforce their knowledge of the multiplication facts. Students played the game by taking turns rolling two die, calculating the product using the numbers rolled, and searching for the answer on their tic-tac-toe board. The first student to complete a row on their board was the winner! Check out the pictures of students playing the game below.
We will continue to work on multiplication facts throughout the remainder of the school year as they are essential to the next skill we’ve starting learning: division!