Week 2 was a success! This week in science, we learned all about pollination and the process of pollination. Students got to do a hands-on activity where they used pretend bees to pollinate "flowers". My students LOVED it!
We had the absolute best time at our pep rally this morning which focused on pumping the kids up to CRUSH THE CAASPP! We are so excited and ready for our testing on Tuesday :)
Teacher appreciation week has been awesome! A big thank you to all of the parents and families who have been providing us with snacks, goodies, and love throughout the week! We appreciate you all!
The UCI anteaters learned more about observations and inferences today that aligned with our social studies standard we are currently working on - continuity and change. Their task was to look at 2 photos and write down every observation they saw and note this on paper. As a class, we came up with a list of observations for each picture and then made inferences based on those observations. They didn't know at the time - but one photo was a birds eye view of San Diego from the 1870s and the other was a birds eye view of San Diego today! The students did a phenomenal job!
What a joy it was today to finally let the students into our new, jungle themed reading room! My third graders were in absolute awe as they took in the sights, sounds, and feel of a real life jungle! Not to mention the amount of new books they now have available to them to read! Each week, we will be visiting the reading room twice, for 30 minutes each - so students will be able to sit back, relax, and dive into whatever book they are reading that day. A big shout out and special thank you to the Carson Fund for choosing us as one of the schools to be awarded a reading room and also to Ms. Rodriguez and Ms. Barker for taking their time to create this beautiful room!
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a restful and exciting Spring Break! I am so happy to have my students back and to start the third and final trimester off strong! We started Monday morning off by going over expectations for the third trimester. My anteaters are working on a couple of special things for our open house next week and are very eager to show off their work! Just a reminder - the April lunch menu is up on the website and you are able to order your students' lunches for this month. We cannot wait to see you all next week at Open House (Wednesday, April 18 at 5:30 pm).
Here in the UCI 3rd grade room, we like to celebrate birthdays by having our anteaters get up on a chair, circling around them, and singing our own version of "happy birthday" as loud as we can! A very happy birthday to our lovely anteater!
Our PBL showcase yesterday went great! In case you could not make it, here is what you missed:
We played a slideshow of pictures, showing all of the fun things we did this trimester for our PBL. Here is the link if you want to check it out: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vTNrsU_T_sz_pHPxk-7m1zoHYqQxWtFlLb6TepjU56JZn3h6rFYDW1gftwcS88GjeiQludLeV_JJUPF/pub?start=true&loop=false&delayms=5000&slide=id.g35e7615ad6_0_229
The students showed their parents and any other people who came into the classroom their interactive notebooks, explaining all of the different language arts activities we did. They also got a chance to show them our PBL board, explain what we did for our rock designs and rock painting, and show them the different STEM projects we did - including one on genetics and one on pyramids. It was a blast! So proud of my third grade anteaters! :)
The third graders thoroughly enjoyed themselves as they got to visit the San Diego Natural History Museum yesterday! They got the opportunity to explore the museum and partake in the "Native Land, Native People" exhibit - where they got to experience what life was like for the Kumeyaay tribe.