Chattahoochee Nature Center Field Trip

We had an amazing, albeit chilly, trip yesterday to the Chattahoochee Nature Center! It was wonderful to review our knowledge about Georgia’s regions as well as animal and plant adaptations. Our class enjoyed a nature walk where we saw animals such as beavers, eagles, hawks and owls. We explored the Discovery Center where the kids got to do many ‘hands-on’ activities. Miss Courtney from the CNC taught us more information about Georgia’s regions and brought in a female Box Turtle for us to learn about! We ended the day with a hike where we observed nature and felt many different Bio Facts (skunk fur, owl wings, turkey claws and many more!). I hope your child enjoyed their experience. Check out some highlights below:

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Happy Halloween!

We had a great RAD Day filled with Halloween drawing and writing, Halloween books and some ‘Drop Everything and Read’ time outside this afternoon. So many kids dressed up like a book characters… soo adorable! 😍

I hope everyone has a wonderful time trick or treating– stay safe! πŸŽƒ

Stop Motion Videos

Did your child tell you about our amazing STEAM Truck visit last week? We made Stop Motion videos that had a theme of “pollution and conservation”. I love when our in-school field trips align so perfectly to what we are working on in class πŸ™‚
Here is a link to our Google Classroom with a link to all of the videos — all of 3rd grade is here, so take a look through and find your child’s πŸ™‚

https://classroom.google.com/c/MTU5NTc3NDg4OTla

Recycled Art Projects

Mr. Kent and I were so impressed with the projects our class presented last week ☺️ We are very proud of the hard work that went into each recycled art project! Thanks for your guidance at home and for letting your child do most of the work.

Here are pictures of everyone’s amazing designs!

Traveling Trunk Field Trip

Today we had a unique experience where a story teller from the Atlanta History Museum came to school to teach us a little more about Native Americans! This was such a cool experience because it centered around two tribes that settled here in Georgia- the Cherokee and Creek.

Our kids got to see many different artifacts from the museum, heard stories and learned about how Native Americans learned long ago (before the written alphabet, it was tough!).

I was proud of how well our class listened, participated and shared their knowledge about what they learned through their own studies πŸ™‚ Below are a few pictures from our experience!

SEL Book of the Month

On Monday, we read our SEL (Social Emotional Learning) book of the month, Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut. This was such an amazing read about a young boy whose perception of himself changes after getting a fresh haircut at the barber shop. We talked about happiness and self-esteem, as well as the importance of being confident with who you are and your style. Today, each child reflected on the story and created a new hair-do for themselves that represents their personality. Despite a few kids asking, I didn’t allow them to actually do anything to their hair — just a picture πŸ˜‰
Check out some fun examples below … can you get a sense of these kids’ personalities through their drawings? πŸ™‚

Final Georgia Regions projects!

Thursday and Friday proved to be great days for our last two Georgia regions! The Blue Ridge Mountain group and the Piedmont group both had digital presentations and kept the class engaged with their videos, colorful slides and interesting information! I am so proud of BOTH of these groups and all of the hard-working kids in them! Check them out below πŸ™‚

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Coastal Plains project + Zoo Atlanta!

I was very proud of our Coastal Plains group and their presentation this morning! Michael, Ashlyn, Grant and Aaron taught our class all about the plants, animals and size of the Coastal Plain region. To accompany their facts, this group made a model of their region. They used clay to make animals and plants that inhabit the region. Ask your child what they learned about this fascinating region!

We had an in-school experience today that was pretty cool! Zoo Atlanta came and presented about the Georgia regions we have been studying. Along with additional information about the regions, we were lucky to see 3 different animals, learn about their adaptations and pet the gopher tortoise– our state’s reptile! Be sure to talk with your child about their experience! πŸ™‚

More updates tomorrow!!

Appalachian Plateau presentation (and a birthday celebration!)

First, thank you all so much for helping make Mr. Kent feel loved today on his birthday! I know he appreciated the cards, well wishes, gifts and donuts!! For his 15 Minutes of Fame, Mr. Kent shared two very, very large shark teeth that he and his family found– very cool!

Birthday donuts were such a special surprise!

After Mr. Kent’s birthday celebration it was time for our Appalachian Plateau group to present— they ROCKED it! Our first digital presentation definitely didn’t disappoint πŸ™‚ One thing I was so impressed with was how this group was able to answer questions from their classmates and make connections to the Ridge and Valley group that presented yesterday.