Coach BLeggett

Coach BLeggett

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

QR Code Thank You

The students recorded podcast to thank their parents for everything they did for them this year. Afterwards, we turned them into QR codes. You are able to use a QR reader from your cell phone to listen to each message.

Aidan Thank You
Alec Thank You
Ben Thank You
Carson Thank You
Evan Thank You
Gabrielle Thank You
Jack B. Thank You
Jack De. Thank You
Kate Thank You
Khalel Thank You
Kylee Thank You
Lauren Thank You
Meredith Thank You
Macayla Thank You
Paiten Thank You

Jack Da. Thank You

Zach Thank You

Mary Thank You

Noah Thank You

Bridget Thank You



Monday, May 20, 2013

Living Organisms Movies

We have been learning about the ways organism's interact within their habitats. The students worked in collaborative groups to study a living organism in the classroom and perform an experiment (nothing harmful). The students had to use each step of the scientific process and take photos. To culminate the lesson, they created a movie using Windows Movie Maker. Here are their movies.

Bearded Dragon Movie
Fish Movie
Hamster Movie
Turtle Movie
Worms Movie

Pakistan Teddy Bear Project

We recently completed our partnership with our friends in Pakistan. This was a wonderful learning experience for our students. Here is a website that summarizes our partnership.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Restaurant Menus

The students worked on a math project where they created their own restaurant name and a menu for the restaurant. They were required to use adjectives and other descriptive words when describing menu choices. Students also had to incorporate clip art. Other requirements included creating five appetizers, five entrees, five desserts and three beverages. After creating the menu, students exhanged menus and created meals. They had to find the total for their meal, 5% sales tax, and figure out 15% gratuity. They then had to determine the total price. Afterwards, students created a newspaper review for their restaurant using the Web 2.0 tool, Fodey. Students did an outstanding job of displaying their creativity.

Restaurant Menus - slideshow

Caleb's Restaurant Review
Jack De. Restaurant Review

Aiden L. Restaurant Review

Carson's Restaurant Review

Aidan S. Restaurant Review

Ben's Restaurant Review

Alec's Restaurant Review
Bridget's Restaurant Review

Evan's Restaurant Review

Jack Da. Restaurant Review

Kate's Restaurant Review

Kylee's Restaurant Review

Lauren's Restaurant Review

Macayla's Restaurant Review

Mary's Restaurant Review

Meredith's Restaurant Review

Noah's Restaurant Review

Paiten's Restaurant Review

Zach's Restaurant Review

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Owl Pellet Dissection Food Web

We learned about food webs through our owl pellet dissection. The students analyzed the bones to see what the owl ate. Then, they reconstructed the skeleton using the bones. Finally, they created a food web.

Third Grade Science Fair

The kids did a wonderful job with their science fair projects!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Public Works Week

The City of Shawnee came to speak with the third grade students about public works. They explained the role and responsibility of various city workers and the purpose of different machines.

Community Service Trash Clean Up

The students performed community service by picking up trash throughout surrounding neighborhoods on our community walk.

Community Service Trash Cleanup

Perimeter Project

The students found the perimeter of the tennis courts, bleachers and then random things used in the real world.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Curriculum Update May 6-10

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Thank you to everyone who sent in items for science week or volunteered their time. It was a successful week! On Friday, we will have our third grade science fair from 2:15-3:30 pm in the cafeteria. You are welcome to come look around at all the wonderful experiments. The third graders will be explaining their experiments to the student body.

Please remember to send in a sack lunch with your child on Tuesday. We will be having a community trash pick up in the morning. In the afternoon, we will walk to Monticello Trails Park to eat lunch and have our Earth Day Scavenger hunt.

Reading: We will begin our study of living organisms. The students will read about their habitats and food cycles. The students will perform research on one of the living organisms in our classroom.

Spelling: We are finished with spelling for the school year.

Writing: The students will research one of the class living organisms and write from their point of view, explaining facts about them. They will present it on Blabberize.

Math: We will continue our study of area this week. The students will figure out area using the distributive property, use problem solving to solve simpler problems, measure the area of irregular shapes, find same area with different perimeters and measure equal area for fractions.

Science: We will put our science fair boards together.

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Global Recycling Project

The students have completed their global recycling project. After being assigned a country, they formulated their own questions to conduct research. Some groups were able to Skype or speak to recycling experts in their country via e-mail. They used a variety of technology tools to present their research and created their own websites. The students did a wonderful job!

By: Aidan S., Ben, Alec, Carson
By: Jack De.,  Khalel, Noah, Jack B.
By: Bridget & Macayla
By: Paiten, Kylee, Kate, Mary
By: Aiden L., Caleb, Evan
By: Jack Da. & Zach