Mr. Peirce's 3rd gr. Class
We will be focusing on retelling, making connections and summarizing in reading, and our main focus will be multiplication, fractions, and geometric shapes in math. Our social studies lessons are centered around Portland, Our City. As third graders we will be demonstrating our proficiencies in writing, speaking, math problem solving, and science work samples using the Oregon Scoring Guides, as well as taking the State Assessments in reading and math.
At the center of our daily interactions as classmates and learners are our 4 B's of Ainsworth Pride to be: Safe, Respectful, Responsible and Kind. All our classroom and school rules come under these four categories.
In honor of Ainsworth's 100th Anniversary, our class will be recycling plastic lids; lids from any container can be recycled, we and will be spearhead the collection of lids from all the classrooms as the year progresses. We will keep track of how many lids we would have thrown in the garbage and then hauled up the Columbia River to the landfill. This project will be one way we will exhibit how we can be respectful and responsible citizens in our community.
Already this year we have had a guest speaker from "Talk About Trees," and a Portland Police Officer, and we have been to the Children's Theatre to see the play BFG. We have had one Flying Eagles Assembly and a Kaiser Permeneante presentation on Healthy Foods and Excercise. We look forward to having a nurse speak to us about hand-washing and other hygiene related information as well as a visit from a local dentist to discuss oral hygiene in December.
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Complete and return weekly reading log on Mondays.
In connection with our study of Portland, the 3rd grade classes will be learning all about the bridges of our city.
Our project consists of making a replica of any bridge in Oregon that you choose, researching the history of that bridge, and presenting your findings and your replica to the class.
Please follow the criteria below:
1. Use any material you with, for example
a. Styrofoam b. Popsicle sticks, tongue depressors
c. Straws d. Toothpicks
e. String, wire f. Papier mache
g. Clay h. Balsawood
2. Dimensions – The bridge:
a. should be on a 12”x18” base. b. span should be 6 to 12 inches.
c. clearance should be a minimum of 6 inches.
The bridge may have movable parts, or any other creative ideas one may have!!!
3. Research – List all resources used (must use at least two) – books, calendars, internet
This should be a family supported activity with the student doing most of the work.
Parent Signature & Choice of Bridge Wed., May 15th
Resource List Wed., June 5th
Bridge Brought to class Thurs., June 6th
Presentation to class Fri., June 7th
Family Open Showing of Bridges (& bridges go home) Tues. June 11th