This week in the classroom session, students learned about PDFs (Personal Flotation Devices). They learned what a good fitting life jacket looks like and feels like. Students also learned how to form a huddle to help each other out in the water and to make the swimmers more visible to search and rescue people. Students practiced floating positions on the floor first before trying them out in the pool.
Super hero Sophia did a wonderful job presenting her amazing poster. She wore her cape with pride and always has a smile and positive attitude. Thanks, Sophia!!
Last week, Ava was our awesome super hero! She always has such a positive attitude and a smile on her face. Thanks, Ava, for always being a super hero!
The last couple of days students have been going on a scavenger hunt through a nonfiction book that is at their reading level looking for nonfiction text features. Students had a paper that they had to either write or draw that nonfiction text feature in the correct box. Students seem to really be getting used to referring to and identifying the features that are in nonfiction. These features, such as captions, charts, graphs, sidebars, headings, etc., are important so that we may better understand the text. Next, students will use these same "just right" leveled books to find the main idea and details.
Super Cyler to the rescue! Just look at that Super smile! Thanks for being a great super hero, Cyler!
Sporting his favorite colors, Kellan presented his awesome poster. He is a very kind, hardworking super hero. Go blue!
Hayden can almost always be seen with a smile on her face. We enjoyed listening to her present her beautiful poster. Thank you, Hayden!
Today's lesson was on rip currents and what to do when you encounter them. Then, in the pool, students practiced swimming through currents, treading water, and floating on their backs.
The girls were told to reenact a rip current, while the teacher demonstrated swimming parallel to shore.
On Fridays, because of library, we have some extra time before we switch with Mrs. Woller's class, so I checked out the chrome book cart. We will do this for most Fridays now and use them to practice typing, looking at our classroom website, and playing educational games for about 20 minutes.
Mrs. Ellis's Class
Learning & laughing our way through third grade.