Field Trip

Since we've been studying communities and the history of our very own, we made a trip to the Lee Richardson Zoo.  We went on a guided tour and learned all about how the zoo began.  Then to celebrate some of the culture in Garden City, we went to Las Margaritas for sopapillas and churros.  Special thanks to Las Margaritas for giving us our snacks free of charge!..and for the free kids meal coupons.  So generous!!  

Third Grade Engineered Catapults...for Peeps!

Indoor Recess

Owl Pellet Dissection

After learning about the animal kingdom, we did a little investigating to find out what exactly it is that owls eat.  We found that most of our pellets contained bones from shrews, moles, voles, and smaller birds.

 

Our Future is Bright

The Spaghetti Dinner is this Sunday...

..and our future is looking bright!  Everyone has been working hard on their class projects.  We’ve up-cycled a small table set into the perfect craft station.  We painted the table top with chalkboard paint.  You don’t even need paper.  You can grab some chalk and doodle on the table if you want to!  Come check it out this Sunday and, as always, thank you for supporting St. Dominic Catholic School!

Pushing Up the Sky Written by Joseph Bruchac

Our last story in December was actually a play.  We created a backdrop, props and costumes.  Then we performed for the second and first grade students.  

Pushing Up the Sky tells the story of how the Snohomish people believed the sky got its stars.  The Snohomish live in the state of Washington.  They use totem poles to tell their stories.  This story was carved into a totem pole and is currently displayed in the city of Everett, Washington, by Chief William Shelton.

Volcano Experiment

 Look out!!  We've been studying volcanoes this past week, so we decided to make some of our own. 

Rosaries

Making our own rosaries is always fun!  Father Warren even blessed them for us.

Halloween Party

We decorated cookies, played bingo and did a little dancing to celebrate Halloween this year!

 

 

Give 'Em Pumpkin to Talk About

Since our field trip to Pumpkin Paradise was rained out last week, we made up for it today with a few fun pumpkin activities.  We engineered some pretty neat structures out of toothpicks and candy pumpkins.  Then we decorated pumpkins that were GIVEN to us from Pumpkin Paradise, and we ended the day with a hilarious game called "The Elephant March." What a "gourd" day!

Science -Studies Weekly

https://www.studiesweekly.com  Studies Weekly is our science series.  This website provides many resources that go along with our weekly lessons.  We do a mini experiment each week.  We trapped gas in a balloon last week when we mixed baking soda and vinegar in a plastic bottle.  Two weeks ago we began an experiment with sugar water and string.  When the water evaporated, the sugar bonded to the string, much like atoms do when molecules are created.

 

Footloose Friday!

It's back!  Last year I had a student ask if they could take off their shoes during AR time and I thought, why not?  Every Friday students are allowed to kick off their shoes and enjoy a good book.

First Day of School 2018-2019

Our first day of third grade is in the books!

Mission Statement

Coming Together to Inspire Hearts and Develop Minds
Going Forth to Encourage All as Examples of God's Love