We started by reading "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. Next we created our own imaginary wild things through an art project. We then wrote descriptive paragraphs using our five senses. We loved our characters so much that we have continued to write a narrative including suspense and a well-elaborated main event.
Shannon and Gwynneth have created our classroom newspaper. They collaborate over Google Drive and collect submissions from classmates. Submissions include photography, puzzles, student art work, comics and more. They also write a section providing information about what we are learning in P2. They publish and distribute it about every two weeks. The girls have since shared the process with students in other third and fourth grade classes so that they may also start their own newspaper. Bravo girls!
Third graders were exploring the concept of multiplication and the commutative property through hands on activities such as building arrays.
After researching information about UNICEF, students participated in Trick or Treat for UNICEF. Before donating the funds raised, we estimated and counted how much money we collected. We shared strategies and problem solving solutions as we worked in teams. We also discussed how our donation might benefit kids in need all over the world.
We studied monarch butterflies and researched their life cycles as we watched our classroom monarchs change from caterpillars to butterflies. We created a game show to share our learning at assembly. Finally, we released our monarchs and tagged them in order to track their migration to Mexico.
These courageous students wrote speeches and designed posters to campaign for Senate. The class held an election and voted for Christos and Ana
Mrs. Greco's Class