SURFACE TENSION & BUBBLES
The surface tension of water provides the necessary wall tension for the formation of bubbles with water. The tendency to minimize that wall tension pulls the bubbles into spherical shapes.
Mrs. Wagy and her students visited our class and made this a special science lesson that we will all remember!
Of course, we wouldn't end our year without a final Reader's Theater performance!
This one, in particular, was on the set of a live game show called, "Know Your State". We even invited the 2nd-grade class to watch!
As students continue their repeated readings of the script, they are improving their reading skills and comprehension. They also will have the opportunity to practice speaking skills, such as pronunciation, inflection, expression, and varied volume. Since the activity is meant to practice reading, students don't need to memorize their lines, which keeps the spotlight on the reading practice, not the performance.
TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM
3rd graders were fortunate to have their very own Chromebook in the classroom this year! We have utilized the Chromebooks by working on programs such as Khan Academy, Typing.com, Google Documents, and Wikipedia. Below, the students are researching questions for an assignment called, "Research Scavenger Hunt". Learning how to browse the internet is just as important as finding the answers you are looking for!
MUSIC TO OUR EARS
Tuesdays are my favorite!! All school meets in the cafeteria for Chapel and we are given the opportunity to learn more about Jesus through the teachings of Father Doug. As an added bonus after Chapel, the Lower School (grades 1-3) attend choir class. Although we teachers take turns sitting in during this time, I have LOVED every minute of the time I have done so!! Their amazing and precious voices truly speak love! The camaraderie between these children is beautiful to witness. Not to mention, Mrs. Tipton is planting knowledge these students will carry with them throughout life! Sigh! :)