This past Friday, our Grade 3 students held a celebration of learning at Maple Leaf House. They set up four stations to showcase their projects and learning outcomes over the past few months in these four core subjects: Science, Mathematics, English Language Arts and Social Studies. Like all our celebrations of learning, they invited their parents to the showcase and explain what they have learned.
In the past few months, Grade 3 have been learning about 3D shapes. In addition to recognizing different shapes, they have also practiced making 3D shapes with wooden picks, clay or paper according to certain requirements, in this way they got to know the lines and points that make up these 3D shapes.
In Grade 3 English Language Arts, they are writing stories with different elements and recognizing their use of different types of vocabulary such as adjectives and verbs. Students put their recent stories to the board and in some stories, they even used lovely cartoons to express the character or plot. They were definitely very attractive reading materials.
The Science showcase was a classic cross-curricular project. Firstly, students chose one city and learn about its typical building of that area. Then, they research the reasons that formed such kind of buildings. For example, the stilted houses in the tropical rain forest are designed to prevent floods. Finally, they were asked to use different materials to build a model and show it to the parents. Through the combination of Social Studies, Science and Art, students were able to develop their research and building skills.
In addition to completing the cross-curricular project, our Grade 3 students are also studying four countries this semester, including Peru. They need to make an all-round comparison of this country with Canada and China. In the showcase, students chose one specific place in Peru, such as Machu Picchu, and do online research. Then, they make their own books with artistic creations, so that readers could learn about national history in a richer context.
Thank you Grade 3, for sharing with us your wonderful projects. CIS will continue to host celebrations of learning for different grades for parents to have a more intuitive understanding of our curriculum as well as the performance of your children’s learning progress. Let’s grow together!