IPC: Visits from Meiji & Kewpie Co.

For our Shake It! IPC unit we were visited by representatives of Meiji and Kewpie Co. On the first day with Meiji reps we learned all about about milk and the importance of a healthy diet. Afterwards we learned how to make our very own lemon lassies using milk, lemon, and sweetener.

The next day we welcomed Kewpie representatives who taught us all about the magic of mayonnaise! Afterwards we all learned how to make mayonnaise from scratch! We had so much fun!

WW: Opinion Writing

The Grade 3 students are celebrating the publishing of their opinion writing articles. Each student selected a topic of importance to them and worked hard to convince their readers to agree with their opinion. The students have used the writing cycle and have planned, drafted, edited, revised, and typed their stories. Well done everyone!  

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RW: Research Presentations

The Grade 3 students have become researchers for our current reading unit. They have been learning strategies for conducting meaningful research while preparing to become the teachers and present some of their learning to the class.

The students worked in groups to research a topic before individually selecting a specific subtopic for further research. They created slides to present their learning to their classmates.

 

IPC: Making Butter

In IPC we have been learning about liquids and solids and the ways that they can change their form. This week the Grade 3 the students transformed cream (a liquid) into butter (a solid).

Step 1: Fill a container with cream.

 

Step 2: Shake it! Shake it! Shake it!

 

Step 3: Enjoy tasty fresh butter!

IPC: Shake it!

This week the Grade 3 students began a new IPC unit: Shake it!

In this unit we will be exploring solids, liquids, and gases and conducting a variety of interesting (and sometimes messy) experiments including churning milk into butter! Here are few of the big questions we seek to answer in our unit:

 

 

 

 

 

We began our new unit with a pre-assessment activity. We provided each student with a set of images of different kinds of food and drink (solids and liquids) and asked them to study their images and create categories. Some categories the students created were: dairy/non-dairy, healthy/not healthy, natural/altered by humans. It was interesting to see the different ways everyone organise their images.