Math and marketing! Third grade mixologists usedtheir comprehension of capacity as well as some creativity to createtheir own juice to "sell" to their peers. Other students as well asGoshen staff and faculty participated in both ataste test and label preference survey.
In Math, we will return to Geometry and explore the concepts of area, perimeter, and volume. Technology and photography will be incorporated in a culminating project that will take place on our field trip to Longwood Gardens. Students will have the opportunity to capture Geometry in the world around them through the lens of a camera. We will also create our own maps in the classroom to facilitate the concept of perimeter and area. Following our Geometry unit, students will be exposed to multiplication with 2 and 3 digits and dividing with remainders. Our school year will conclude with hands on activities involving fractions and decimals.
We continue to master our multiplication and division facts through daily "timers." Math Minutes is an activity to help us review all the concepts we have learned over the course of the school year and keep them fresh in our mind. Third graders should practice these facts at home. They should practice them nightly and can carry them in their backpack to practice in the car and on the bus on the way to and from school! These are skills that help students achieve success in their daily math lessons.
Gallon Man can!Third graders construct a visualrepresentation of what makes upa gallon to help with conversionsin capacity.
ReadingNext, will be our biography unit! Third graders will select a notable individual to read and learn about. They will use research skills to identify important dates in that individual's life and create a timeline, write and publish a short biography of their selected person, as well as write some descriptive poetry. As a culminating project, students will take on the role of the person they have chosen to research and teach others about their life. Stay tuned for more details about our third grade wax museum that will take place at the end of the month...Writing"Extra, Extra read all about it!" Third grade reporters will learn key tips to writing accurate and interesting articles by studying Time for Kids magazines and additional sources. They will take on the role of a reporter by collecting notes on an event of their choice during International Week to write their own article. Keep your eyes open for the third edition of the Goshen Gazette: International Edition!Students will revise and edit the content of their Native American books before typing the final copies. Once the typing is finished, students will bind their own books using materials collected from nature.Third graders will also practice their powers of persuasion! They will be asked to write a persuasive paragraph if time allows.
Creating illustrations for ourroup dream books.
ScienceThird grade scientists have "returned to the lab" and will partake in experiments to help understand the states of matter. Following this topic, we will discuss various types of energy and students will learn how to "light their own lightbulb" by constructing an electric circuit. The year will conclude with students "getting their hands dirty" with a study of plants through an ongoing experiment. Gardening skills will also be honed as students tend to the vegetables growing in the raised beds for the Chester County Food Bank.GrammarAdjectives will be our next topic of study.PhonicsNext will be the soft sounds of "c" and "g." We will spend our final week of spelling for the school year focusing on the sounds made by the digraphs "ch" and "ph."
In friendship,Tr. Julia
Third graders practiced in the classroombefore sharing their Earth Day posters atAll School Gathering. They spoke aboutways to make "Earth Day everyday," thenposted them around the campusto educate others.
Dates to Remember:
Mon. 4/29 –Thurs. 5/2 International WeekThurs. 5/2 One World Café 5:30 pmFri. 5/3 No School – In Service DayTues. 5/7 Celebration of Friends Day 2:00 pmTues. 5/7 Clothesline Art Show 2:45 pmTues. 5/14 Field Trip to Longwood GardensWed. 5/15 Kids Care 3:30 – 4:30 pmWed. 5/15 Spring Concert 7:00 pmThurs. 5/23 Field Trip to the Myrick Nature CenterMon. 5/27 No School – Memorial DayWed. 5/29 Wax Museum 2:15 – 3:00 pmThurs. 5/30 Game Day during schoolFri. 5/31 Field Trip to Hershey will return after school
The Dream Flag Project® invites students to dream and hope and wish. They capture their dream poems in words and images to share with the world.What is it?Inspired by the poetry of Langston Hughes and the tradition of Nepalese Buddhist prayer flags, The Dream Flag Project® is an annual poetry/art/community-connection project for students in Kindergarten to twelfth grade. Since we started it in the spring of 2003, the project has spread to more than one hundred schools in Pennsylvania and beyond—from Portland to Palm Beach. And it's still spreading. To date, more than 40,000 Dream Flags have been created by students in 34 states of the U.S. and by students in Canada, Australia, Honduras, China, Japan, Costa Rica, Nepal, Rwanda, Kenya, and South Africa.dreamflags.org
Exploring Sri Lanka!
Not only will Third Graders continue their role as stewards of the environment, they will spend the school year studying Sri Lankan culture as well. This year Goshen Friends School will embark on a year-long exploration of the countries Sri Lanka, Japan and Turkey. Second and third grades will focus on Sri Lanka, fourth and fifth grades on Turkey and kindergarten and first grade on Japan. Additional all school celebrations and activities throughout the year offer opportunities for all ages to learn about both countries.
This year our school theme will address the theme of peace. We will focus on this broad issue both locally and globally starting with a school wide Peace One Day celebration on September 21st.
Learn more about the Peace One Day organization and founder Jeremy Gilley at: peaceoneday.org
Learn more about an organization dedicated to cultivating every child’s innate ability to foster peace through cross-cultural experiences and hands-on arts, service and environmental projects here at kidsforpeaceglobal.org
GFS will continue our partnership with the Chester County Food Bank by growing vegetables in our raised garden beds and visiting the Food Bank as well. This will aid students in making connections with what they are learning in the classroom and what is happening in their community around them. We will have an ongoing food drive for the Chester County Food Bank Backpack Program. If you are able to, please try to pick up something extra when you visit the grocery store.Requested foods:Tuna packs (not cans), boxes of pasta, ready rice, cereal bars, healthy cereal, dried fruit, granola bars. (Remember, healthful non-perishable foods that can be easily transported in a backpack.Learn more about the Chester County Food Bank and how you can help at: chestercountyfoodbank.org.
Goshen Friends School is a place where children feel safe, comfortable and loved and where they are free to learn and grow.