Tag Archives: third grade

“The corn adds a bit of sweetness to the salsa.”

The kindergartner entomologists searched in the garden for creatures. Students found a range of animals – from insects to non-insects. They searched under logs, in plants, and in the soil for an living thing. After collecting, students categorized their discoveries as … Continue reading

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“It’s eating the aphid!”

This week, the second graders became entomologists and observed the carnivorous behavior of ladybugs. Students collected aphids from the garden, placed them in a vial with a ladybug, and scientifically illustrated what they witnessed. Many ladybugs chomped on unsuspecting aphids. … Continue reading

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“It has a beaver-like tail for smashing its prey.”

The third graders this week continued their study of adaptations. In small groups, students created nature art creatures that were adapted to particular environments. Examples include a sun dragon that is adapted to the desert, a large furry animal with … Continue reading

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“Get in my belly!”

This week the third graders continued their study of adaptations (after starting the class with a quiet nature nap, pictured below). The students transformed into birds and used different types of beaks to capture varying types of prey. Our scientists … Continue reading

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“I want to be a geologist when I grow up.”

This week the second graders continued their study of rocks and minerals. Students sifted pebbles, gravel, and sand and categorized them based on their size. The fifth graders focused on water conservation this week. Students played “the water flows for…” and … Continue reading

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“Yay! We have garden!”

This week the first and fifth graders had their first weeks in the garden! Along with the second and third graders, the students returned to the crisp air of our outdoor classroom and helped transform our winter garden with a garden … Continue reading

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“This is love flying through the air.”

The torrential downpour of much needed rain kept most of the the Miraloma gardeners inside this week. The kindergartners designed their own dream gardens – a garden where they can have anything they want. One student drew love flying through the air, … Continue reading

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“Decomposers break it down!”

The fourth and fifth graders explored decomposers this week. Two classes worked on their decomposition experiments. One class had time to design their own experiment. After being shown their materials, students brainstormed how they could answer the question “how long does … Continue reading

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“It’s like a real Italian restaurant!”

This week, one lucky fourth grade class embarked on a cooking adventure. To reinforce their knowledge of decomposers, students used members of the FBI (fungus, bacteria, and invertebrates) to create food. Students measured, stirred, and kneaded pizza dough, adding the … Continue reading

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“Should we do exploding or pooping?”

The third graders embodied seeds and acted their way into understanding how seeds move. Students trapised around the garden personifying how seeds would look (and sound…) when dispersing by the six main ways. Once they gained familiarity with seed movement, students … Continue reading

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