Dear Parents and Friends of the Third Grade S.T.A.R.S, please know that our webpage is still up and running. I just felt that to get information to you from any location, the blog is better suited for that purpose. I also feel that you will have all of the same links on the new site that you had on the old, plus comments by your children. In May, I will be adding student blogs to the main blog as links. Enjoy the change and let me know what your feelings are about the change.
Mrs. Frego and the Third Grade Students, who are Safe, Trying their best, with Awesome Attitudes, Respectful of themselves and others welcome your comments and thank you for stopping by.
Be inspired by the videos that follow to create a space of respect for educating children in the medium of the world they live in, the world in which they are comfortable, and in which they are able to act as engineers of an ever changing world. Collaboration and communication, these are the tools of a quality education.
- Animation of Sir Ken Robinson : TED http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U&feature=player_embedded#at=52
Let’s look at this voice thread to see if we can use this tool for sharing.
Let us think of ways to bring the beauty back to the people in a land who have lost those near and dear. Let us offer our blessings to them as they rebuild their landscape.
http://pro.wordtravels.com/ code : 5a2
It is that time of year when we look at our world with a fresh perspective, full of wonder and love. Just as the earth changes, so have the Third Grade S.T.A.R.S.
Spring in our hearts and minds, in unity with “Mother Earth!
Teaching personification to the children in third grade can be an exciting way to introduce writing free form poetry rather than teaching forms. It is also a great way for the students to see beauty of word choice which poetry so often does for writers at this stage of development. Today (2/17/2011), we read “The Voice of Dawn” by Erica Fairchild.
The Voice of Dawn
The Voice of dawn
Whispered as it crept
Through the blackness,
Its silvery voice
Breaking the shadows.
The students then wrote their renditions which will be added in the comments section. I shared my poem to give them an example of an object from the classroom to personify.
The Voice of the Flag
The voice of the flag
Whispered as it waved
Ever so gently, above the heads of the children
”Love your neighbor as yourself and be loyal to the truth that all men are
Using the above lesson, we will research Earth Day, when it was started and what Mother Earth feels, thinks, says, smells, as global warming threatens valuable resources.
Your task is to create a word cloud like the one you see listed here about a topic of your choice as we did in class. Secondly, you will then write a paragraph about your topic using the words in the word cloud. Have fun and be creative