Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Field Trip on November 13th, 2012

We will go to the Musuem of Science and Technology on November 13th. The students will participate two activities designed for grade 3 students in the curriculum day workshops. Below is the description of the activities which are part of the science curriculum for this grade. Grade 3A and 3B will go together, we have a total of 41 students and we need 3 parents to volunteer for this field trip. Please let me know if you are free on November 13th from 9:00am to noon.


Curriculum Day workshops complement the Museum’s regular school programs by focusing on specific aspects of the school curriculum. Each workshop consists of a 15-minute introduction followed by 30 minutes of hands-on exploration.
Pushing and Pulling Forces:
Explore forces that cause movement, including magnetism, static electricity and gravity. Compare the strength of different forces. Find out which materials are magnetic and which are not. Discover the role friction plays in moving materials. Discover how different forces can be applied to an object to start, stop, or change its direction of movement.

Build structures using different materials and determine the effect of shape on the strength of your materials. Test the ability of your construction and its components to support a load; learn about stability in our balancing game.

We will finish the plant unit in the next week or so and start the next unit; Spring Into Action which is about forces.

Scholastic Book Clubs

For those students who showed interest, I sent the flyer with them. Please make sure you make your order by next Tuesday. Below is information about the books that Teacher Nancy, our Librarian recomends.
Gr. 2-3(November flyer)
· #1 (Geronimo Stilton #51) : The Enormouse Pearl Heist and #2 Geronimo Stilton Mini-Mysteries Pack: No home library would be complete without this mouse. Still very much a favorite among the students.
· #51 Nate the Great and the Phony Clue by Marjorie Weinman: This early chapter book will be a favorite for the little sleuth in your family.
· #70 What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?by Steve Jenkins: Did you ever wonder if a new lizard's tail will grow back if it breaks off? Do you know where to find crickets' ears? If your child wants to know the facts about these and other animals, this book is for you.
· #83 Chester Pack: Chester is a one-of-a-kind cat and quite the trouble-maker, too. These three books are excellent and funny. Your child will want to read them over and over again.