Third Grade

Links to use in class

 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/terms/water_pollution.htm

https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/water-poll/index.cfm

http://www.drinktap.org/kids-place/the-story-of-drinking-water.aspx

https://www.sciencedaily.com/terms/water_pollution.htm

https://kidsenvirohealth.nlm.nih.gov/generic/2/games

https://www3.epa.gov/safewater/kids/flash/flash_aquifer.html

 

11/1/17

Our last Rube’s Creek visit for 2017 is tomorrow. Bring a pair of clean socks just in case! 😉

 

 

10/23/17

I can’t believe it’s almost the end of October already! This year is flying by in Third Grade! We have our Noonday Water Treatment Field Trip on Thursday. We could use one more driver – it’s a fun (yet smelly) experience that you will never forget!

We’ve enjoyed two visits to Rube’s Creek this fall with some wonderful parent volunteers.

 

9/14/17

First I wanted to give a big Thank You for my birthday card and Target Gift Card! Very sweet – I believe Mrs. Perdue might’ve been behind that! Very thoughtful!

Second – we had a great first outing to Rube’s Creek. Thank you to our parents that were brave enough to come along on our firsts visit! Mrs. Mathur, Mrs. Perdue, Mrs. Freeman, and Mrs. Singh did an awesome job! We collected our data and no one fell in!

Third – Today we only had a 1/2 day but I had borrowed the Enviroscape from Cobb County Water and we learned about water sheds and Point Source Pollution and Non Point Source Pollution. They may be grilling you about what pollutants might be getting into our creeks and streams – sorry about that! Always good to get educated about the chemicals and pollutants we take for granted around the house and their affect on our ecosystem. I know I’ve learned a lot and have had to make a few changes!

Thanks for all you do! I’ll be in touch with our next group of volunteers to Rube’s Creek next week.

 

8/17/17

We had a fun filled day this week! We began by re-introducing Hands on Equations (HOE) for pre-algebra. The students will be self-paced with mini lessons from me and the ability to access videos. I will be there to facilitate and then test them when they are ready to move on. I love this model! We talked about Teamwork this week and read the book “Coasting Casey” which went along with our first Affective Lesson from Covey’s “Seven Habits …”. We jumped into learning about the experiments we will conduct at the creek this year by learning about pH and actually testing some different solutions.

Field Trips to the creek. We have had an unexpected change to the school schedule this year and it looks like we will be going to the creek in the afternoons versus the mornings which I know may impact some who wanted to assist. I have tentative dates planned but we may need to adjust. I’m still waiting to hear back from the water treatment plant to confirm that date.

Look for an email regarding more detailed information on our creek visits and what they entail.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact me!

Hope you all will have the opportunity to see the eclipse! Be safe! Can’t wait to hear about their experiences whether they are at school with us or viewing somewhere special with family!

 

Hello Third Grade Parents:
Here are some dates that we hope to go to the creek. We are still working out specifics with McCleskey. I am hoping that we could leave at 8:05 and be at McCleskey at 8:15, conduct our creek experiments and be on our way back by 9:45. I think this will help us avoid the buses as McCleskey and get us back in time for lunch at 10:30. Here are the proposed dates:
8/31; 10/5; 11/2; and 12/7; I have contacted the water treatment plant coordinator and am hoping to hear back. I asked for 9/21 or 10/26.

Students had a homework assignment to design their piece of property any way they liked. There were to draw it from the perspective of being in an airplane. They should have a detailed paragraph written about their property.

Any questions? Please feel free to email me! [email protected]

Welcome Back!

I am so excited to welcome back my second graders as THIRD GRADERS! We have an exciting unit planned for this year! We will be studying the River Unit. This means we will need parent volunteers who have a love for science to come along and help us conduct science experiments on Rube’s Creek by McCleskey and turn that data into the county and the state to help monitor our water in Georgia. More information to come very soon with dates, etc.

We welcomed a new staff member and new teacher to Target this year. Jenni Eitenmiller has joined us to teach first, second, fourth, and fifth grade Target classes this year. Can’t wait to see everyone!. Be sure to join us for the Open House on Friday, August 11th at 7:30am in room #113.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!