3B Weekly Note

Dear 3B Families,

Third-grade scientists dove into an exploration of seeds this week. We discussed several questions: What are seeds? Where are they found? Are all things with seeds considered fruit, even avocados, green beans, and green peppers?

Students had the opportunity to examine various fruits and the properties of seeds. They got out magnifying glasses to study seeds up close, which helped them to draw detailed pictures. In addition, students learned to estimate how many seeds there were; this was especially tricky to do for kiwis! Some students were surprised and disappointed that the limes we cut open did not include any seeds. The discussion then turned to one about seedless fruit and why and how they are created. We would encourage you to continue this conversation at home or the next time you’re at the grocery store.

This week, ask your child…

  • about book buddies.
  • what his/her reading resolution is.
  • the difference between showing and telling in writing.
  • about the math game they played with a partner.
  • the difference between there, their, and they're.
  • what’s going on in our read-aloud book, The World According to Humphrey.

Have a great weekend!

Diane and Anna

3B Teachers