In 3rd grade we have entered the exciting and fascinating world of bridges. 2 weeks ago the kids took a pre-test to showcase their current knowledge and we have been filling the gaps ever since.
Last week the kids were introduced to the three main types of bridges: Beam, Arch, and Suspension. Through some video clips and the Building Big website they were able to get some rudimentary information on each main category of bridge. The kids then set off to use K’Nex to build bridges. Each group was given a different type of bridge to focus on. Over the next few weeks we will learn more about each type of bridge and why one is chosen over another. They will learn about forces and how that impacts bridge building as well. Below you can enjoy pictures of the kids in action.
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Punished: We just finished our novel, Punished last week. The kids and I have had a terrific time playing with words. Puns, oxymorons, anagrams, and palindromes have been great fun. This week I had the kids create a poem, story, rap, or song using at least 5 palindromes. They all did a great job. Here is a small taste of what they created:
By Rylee Davis
I was walking outside in the dark, stormy sun.
I said to my mom, “Is supper almost done?”
Then mama said to me, “Yes, Hannah, darling dear.”
Then I heard a quick step right down at our pier.
I peep open the door in a subtle, quiet way.
Then I look who’s out there, it’s my dad, John Ray.
Then I gave him a big hug and mama did too.
THen we lived happily after with my brand new shoes.