The students have been working SO hard on their author study projects. This week they got to present their projects to the class. The kids are loving reading books recommended to them by their fellow classmates. Each student researched the author, read 2 books by the author, answered questions from the book, wrote to the author (we already got two responses!), created a photostory "book review" of one of the books, drew themselves in the style of their illustrator, and presented what makes their author unique to the class. Their pictures will be on display in the hall soon with a QR code to their photostory, but for now, here are their pictures with their self-portraits. I think they turned out SO great!
So... we have gotten a little behind on our blogging, your kiddos have been working SO hard in class! We've moved on and through rocks and minerals in science, which the kids did a great job with! We learned that humus is the best kind of soil to grow plants in, but clay can work pretty well too. Next up is slow and fast changes to the earth (slow: erosion, etc; fast: volcanoes, earthquakes, etc). In writing we are beginning to learn how information writers write like teachers and the kids are thinking about what they know enough about to teach on. We have a math test and a science test next week so we are working hard on wrapping up those units. Have a great weekend!
(Top photo by Holly, bottom photo is a reader's theater about rocks)
Mrs. Schley and her third graders.