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Museum Trip and Art-Integrated Math Project

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 The 3rd grade had an amazing field trip to the Harwood Museum. The students were a bunch of troopers, walking all the way there from school! The journey was worth it, because we saw some beautiful Taos-inspired artwork, and created many incredible works ourselves.  The students recently had the opportunity to use their math skills to build their own city! They calculated the area and perimeter of certain essential city buildings, and presented to the class their designs. 

3rd Grade End-of-Year Field Trips

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 As our year comes to a close, the 3rd grade has wrapped up a few of their ongoing projects and has gone on some awesome field trips over the last few weeks.  Before going to the Red River Hatchery, where we released our trout into their natural habitat, the 3rd grade gave lessons to the TISA kindergarten on all the things they had learned over the previous months, including trout life cycles, anatomy, habitat, and nutrition! Going to the Hatchery was an amazing experience. We got to tour all the different tanks where they keep trout in their various stages of life. We got to feed a pond-full of hungry adult trout, and we got to go fishing, where several people from our class had some significant catches.  Our class went along with the 4th graders to visit the Albuquerque Zoo. We saw many incredible animals, including penguins, peacocks, and chimpanzees! Our classes were also lucky enough to have a private lesson with some of the zoo's wildlife experts. 

Spring projects and activities for TISA 3rd grade

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Our class has been doing lots of cool stuff over the last month. Here are some of the projects, activities, and field trips that our class has enjoyed.  In Science, we studied habitats recently. In addition to talking about how animals adapt to all the various habitats throughout the world, we matched animals to the habitats using these cards. In Social Studies, we have been deepening our understanding of maps. Using topographical maps of the United States, we were able to find information about the elevation and population of certain state capitals. For Literacy, we have been improving our typing skills. This year, we all learned how to write in cursive. Now, we are preparing for the 4th grade by making sure we can type without looking at the keyboard. These "keyboard boxes," which the students made with Miss Cassandra, help a lot! In Math, we recently integrated our lessons on area and perimeter with a cool art project. The students had to measure and cut out rectangles wit

Field trip, kale, and trout!

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As we return from Spring Break, this is a perfect time to reflect on some of the cool things that the 3rd grade class has done over the last few months.  We went on a field trip to the New Mexico History Museum in the beginning of March. The class had an amazing time exploring our state's history while going on a scavenger hunt through the museum! We have watched out trout eggs hatch into tiny sac-fry. The students are going to be surprised when they come back to school to see how big the fish have gotten! We had a special visit from an expert in fishing from the New Mexico BLM. He taught us more about the trout's natural habitat and what kind of food they eat in their natural environment.  Our class also had a special visit from someone who works with the Farmhouse, which provides us our school lunches. We learned all about the nutritional benefits of kale. We also made a delicious kale smoothie, and got to plant some kale seeds ourselves!