Since my last update the students have become addicted (in a good way) to these amazing math puzzles called ZUPELZ from Origo Math. These are number puzzles on cards where the students are given 4 or 6 numbers that must be into the blank squares and add up to certain numbers. Some of the students are breezing through these cards and will do them during at indoor recess. For any teachers out there, I highly recommend checking them out at this link: http://www.origostore.com/ZUPELZ-s/72.htm
For parents of 3B students: I have a 30 day trial to do these number puzzles online. I will be sending you the information about how to access it. It is a great tool to help your child with their addition skills. Be sure to check it out with them.
I am sure some of you are wondering about the title of this blog post. We have been studying structures in Science and we learnt that eggs are strong structures. The students did an experiment where they placed textbooks to see if their egg would crack. The eggs survived the textbooks sitting on them. One student claimed "What an "egg"-cellent experiment.
As I mentioned last week we will be starting a reading bingo but, it won't go home till Monday as this week has been a bit crazy!
The students have been busy writing. We created some excellent "It is so cold that..." blogs today due to the freezing cold weather up here. Many of us (me included) wished for a warm vacation.
Next week, we will starting to explore different communities around the world using technology to communicate.
Parents-be sure to check for an email about the math puzzles soon.
Thursday, 17 January 2013
Monday, 7 January 2013
I hope everybody had a great holiday. We are back to learning in 3B! Today, we welcomed a new student to our beehive! We are now full of 18 busy 3Bees! Today, we talked about New Years Resolutions and made some goals. We have started an art project using tissue paper and paper to create a snowman scene. Next week, we will be starting a READO (reading bingo). 3B parents; please look for this next Monday.