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Category Archives: 3rd Grade
To understand a poem is to understand the poet—themes that spring from a way of life: A CIMA Arts Integration Project By Berta Berriz Through this unit third grade scholars explored, expressed, practiced, and created poetry. We opened an exploration of poetry by reading Love That Dog by Sharon Creech—a story of a boy who grows to … Continue reading
Mr. Timberlake, third grade teacher, and Mrs. Allen, ,7th & 8th grade ELA teacher, decided to create unique ELA partnerships between upper and lower school scholars. Based upon personalities they have chosen shared reading comprehension strategies such as skimming and scanning that 8th grade scholars can scaffold for third grade scholars. For the past several … Continue reading
Third grade scholars are currently working with place value and rounding up to the ten thousands place. We have been playing games and engaging in cooperative learning activities. Mr. Timberlake will be sharing his “rounding strategies” with families during curriculum night. He also encourages families to visit the classroom to learn more about place value … Continue reading
The Boston Teachers Union School worked in collaboration with Tufts University in affiliation with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts to create an amazing collection of artworks linking literacy, technology and the arts. As part of this arts integration project, our 3rd grade scholars worked on very inspiring personal narratives with Mr. Timberlake. … Continue reading
Third Grade Scholars Take Learning Outside of the Classroom by Mr. Timberlake Last October, scholars visited the Wakefield Estate in Milton, MA to explore Science outdoors. Keeping and organizing a Science notebook is something all third graders know how to do. We use Science pens because Scientists do not use pencils. In Mr. Timberlake’s class … Continue reading
Third grade scholars have been exploring the properties of sound. During curriculum night scholars played their recorders with the guidance of our Music teacher, Mr. Mac. In addition, scholars introduced their families to “sound centers” where they were asked to discuss the properties of sound as well as observe the vibrations of sound using such … Continue reading