Monthly Archives: December 2015

Hour of Code

Hour of Code begins today and is a time when children can think about coding, or the planning and language behind computer games and activities. Throughout this week, students around the world are participating in computer programming activities to learn more about coding.

Are you interested in learning more about coding? Ask your Grade 3 student what they are learning and check out the Hour of Code website.

Happy coding!

Who We Are unit

Dear Grade 3 Families,

In our third unit, Who We Are, Grade 3 students are studying the form and structure of six of the systems in the human body. The students are learning about the muscular, skeletal, nervous, digestive, circulatory, and respiratory systems and how the systems are connected to each other. The students are also looking at reasons for differences in human bodies, which will allow for a more personal inquiry. The central idea is Our Bodies Have a Shared Physiology But Each Person Is Unique.

Grade 3 students will be learning research skills including collecting, interpreting, and presenting data about human bodies. They will be looking for differences in physiology and exploring how problems affect people differently, as well as gaining an appreciation for those differences. The students will learn more about how to respect and care for their bodies. While working in groups, they will work on cooperation and resolving conflict.

This unit is being integrated with PE and Art. In PE, the students will focus on fitness and health and how these differ between people. In Art, students will make 3D sculptures of body systems in small groups, requiring cooperation and planning.

Thank you for your continued support,

IST Grade 3 Teachers