Aqueducts and Canals

This week was fun because we got to do a project about aqueducts and canals.  We read about and looked at pictures of aqueducts and canals.  Then we got into groups.  We went to the makerspace room and started to build.  We got different bags with bricks inside to build an aqueduct or canal.  Most people finished but I did not.  It was fun anyways.  By:Antony

This week in third grade we learned about aqueducts and canals.  We went to the makerspace room to do a project about them.  We got to use blocks to make an aqueduct or canal.  We were the second ones to make it work! By: Madison




Last week in third grade we made spring poem wreaths.  First, we wrote the poems about spring.  We had to find verbs that ended in -ing, we had to find nouns, and write a short sentence.  Second, we colored very pretty flowers and cut them.  We cut leaves.  Last, we glued the flowers and then the leaves.  I liked making the wreath because I got to color and I got to see how the rest of the class colored the flowers.  All of the wreaths looked so beautiful.  By Madison

We’ve been working on spring poem flowers.  First we had to write a poem.  Mine was about butterflies.  Next we glued on flowers and leaves around our poems.  Next we cut the paper behind it.  Then is was a wreath. By Gwen

What the American Flag Means to Me

We did a flag writing contest.  We had to write what it means to us.  We also got certificates for participating and turning it into our teacher.  The winner was Madison.  She won ten dollars for doing the best.  It was sad because she was not there for that day to get the prize.  Also, we all got a key chain that was a flag for our back pack.  By: Adeline

We did a writing about what the American flag means to you.  Mrs Chang gave us a certificate and I got one! My name is Eli.  A lot of other kids got one too.  The smartest girl in our class, Madison, she got a certificate and ten dollars.  She is so lucky!  I didn’t think anyone from our class would win.  By: Eli

We wrote a challenge about what the American flag means to me.  Today they announces the names of the winners at the flag ceremony.  By: Sara


Graphing Fun

Today our blog is about a bar graph.  The first thing is we did our questions.  The second thing is to do our answer choices.  Then we ask the kids.  I asked what is your favorite book.  Harry Potter got 4 votes, Beetle got 1, Baby Mouse for 2, and How to Take Care of Puppies for 3.  Harry Potter won!  After you ask kids you make your graph.  By Ruth

First I got my bar graph paper.  Then I made a question.  Then I went around the classroom asking people what is your favorite sport.  Then I tally marked it.  After that I made it into a bar graph.  Then I turned it in to the teacher.  By Max

Field Trip!

Last week we went on a field trip.  First we got on the bus.  Next we went to the Mesa Arts Center.  We sat in the theater.  Then we did get some magazines.  Nest we watched a presentation on underwater caves and the deep blue holes of the Bahamas.  Then we got back on the bus.  Next we got back to school.  A special thanks to Mrs. Moore for setting everything up for us.  That was last week in third grade.  By Dominic


We went on a field trip.  We got on a bus.  We went to the Mesa Arts Center.  Then
we sat down.  It was fancy and huge.  They gave us magazines.  Then they did a presentation about underwater caves.  Last we went back to school.  By Dulce



Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone


fullsizer-5img_0367Harry Potter is a book.  In the book a boy is named Harry Potter.  His parents died so he lived with his horrible Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon and Cousin Dudley.  How did his family die you ask, well it all started when Harry was a baby.  This evil wizard Voldemort was trying to kill his parents and him.  Voldemort did kill his mom and dad but instead of killing Harry, Voldemort just gave him a little lightening bolt scar.  My favorite part is when Harry meets Hermione.  Hermione is one of his best friends.  She helps him pass his tests.  Harry Potter is a good book because it is funny, sad, and good all at the same time. By Helen


Harry Potter is a book about a wizard.  His parents died and Harry got rich and famous because he survived You Know Who.  My favorite part is when Harry Potter wins a fight against You Know Who.  I liked it because when they were fighting Harry’s hands burned You Know Who.  Harry Potter is a great book because it is very exciting and you never know what is going to happen.  By Antony


img_0366We just finished Harry Potter.  It was about Harry Potter.  He figures out that he is a wizard and he goes to wizard school.  He finds out that Voldemort is after the sorcerer’s stone.  Harry had to pass through traps to get to the sorcerer’s stone.  My favorite part was when Harry fights Voldemort and when Harry first meets Hermione.  By Gwen


Hour of Code


This week in third grade we did coding.  Coding is a game and you have to move your player around.  You can control how to move your player and if you don’t do it right you have to start over again.  You can play from home too.  It is called Hour of Code.  There are lots of games and you can pick what you want.  By Ashley

This week we did coding.  Coding is a game to make games.  You have to learn how to control the game and helps you think.  The more you learn about coding the more you can do. By Alexis

This week in third grade we did Hour of Code.  Coding is making controls for a game.  It is a lot of fun and good to do.  Coding helps your brain, it is tons of fun, and it has characters. By Dominic

This week in third grade we did coding.  I learned the rules to share a computer.  One of them was called the driver and the other one is called a navigator.  Whoever is the driver, they can only touch the mouse and they keyboard.  Another rule I learned is you have to take turns being a driver and a navigator.  Another rule I learned is the navigator can’t be bossy.  By Adeline

What kind of games would you like to code?

Holiday Cards, Mystery Skype, and GeoShow!



We had a GeoShow this week.  It was about animals in Maine.  We had to make a holiday card and it was so much fun.  We did a Mystery Skype.  It was with Ohio.  We read Harry Potter.  We are almost done with Harry Potter.  When it is done we get to read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.  By Yaxairi



This week we had a fun time because we are about to get to a really good part in Harry Potter.  The second thing we did was a Skype with Ohio.  IT was fun.  Then we did holiday cards.  Those cards are sent to other people and they send cards for us.  The last this for this week is we did a GeoShow.  We were learning about wild animals.  That’s it for this week.  By Ruth


Being Thankful




This week we did a Thanksgiving card to tell another person things you are thankful for about them.  After that, we did a thing called Turkey Writing.  We wrote three things we are thankful for and why.  One thing I am thankful for is my family.  We even decorated it.  Then we did thankful sticky notes.  You got to pick a sticky note and it had a students name on it.  You have to write something that is nice about them and something you are thankful for about them.  When I got my sticky note I felt really happy.  By Karen


Last week we made things that told people what we were thankful about them.  First we made thankful cards so we can tell people why you are thankful for them.  Next we did turkey writing.  You had to write 3 things we were thankful for and why.  We decorated the writing when we were done.  Last we made a thankful sticky.  That was when everybody got a sticky note with someones name on it and you had to write why you are thankful for them.  The teacher thought this was important because she wanted us to do nice things for other people.  When I got my letter and note it made me feel very happy inside.  By Madison


What are you thankful for?

Tonto National Monument


This week a Park Ranger from Tonto National Monument came over to our school.  Her name is Ranger Jen.  When she was here she told us about animals we did not know about.  She showed us a cool dance and we also got to play a really fun game.  It is when cards with animals on them get taped to our backs and we stand up and ask each person questions to figure out what animal we have.  Like if our animal has wings, can jump and if you guess it then we go to our teacher and tell her the guess.  If it is right you sit at your seat.  If it is wrong then you still have to walk around the class and try to guess.  By Miracle

Ranger Jen was fun to talk to because we got to play a game.  The game was about guessing the animal on your back.  It was super fun because you can only ask one thing about your animal to each person.  Anyways it was very fun! By Antony

This week Ranger Jen came and visited us.  She told us about all the the animals where she works at.  She even taught us a song and a soft of game.  I like how the game puts tape on your back and puts a picture of an animal.  Then we have to figure out if what that animal is.  The animal might be a mammal or insect.  Most of the class got their animal right.  My animal was a toad frog.  I was kind of disgusted but we had lots of fun with her.  She told us that animals that are invertebrates and vertebrates.  Ranger Jen is a very nice person and kind.  By Sara