Sunday, January 22, 2017

Cultural Food Tasting Activity

Last Thursday, January 19, the third grade classes held food tasting parties.  In Mrs. Hoffman's class we have been learning about diversity in our communities.  This is Chapter 5 in our Social Studies text and it coincides beautifully with out discussions concerning Martin Luther King, Jr. day.  We discuss cultural differences and how we are all alike in many ways.  As a volunteer project, students could bring a food from their cultural heritage that is special to them in some way.  We had several students bring lots of delicious foods and we really enjoyed tasting everything.  We had wojapi, a Native American fruit pudding, Boy Bamboi(?), a Philippine version of cornnuts, cabbage rolls from the German culture along with butterballs and noodles.  We had Scottish shortbread, English pound cake, wassail to drink, along with an Irish cream soda.  We also had some yummy Italian bread, sausage and provolone cheese to taste.  Thank you to all those parents who supplied food for our wonderful, YUMMY food tasting party!!

Monday, October 31, 2016


Monday we celebrated Halloween in our classrooms by playing games, reading stories, and art activities.  Then we paraded up to Crest View and then returned for our treats.  What a fun day,

Fall Art

This fall we had fun making beautiful fall leaves and pumpkins from a roll of toilet paper.  We love art!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Late September we traveled to Chadron State park to watch birds being banded.  Staff from the Bird Observatory showed us how they catch birds in nets and then band then to track their migratory patterns.  We also played a few games pretending to migrate as birds.  We found there are lots of pitfalls birds encounter on their trip.  It was a great opportunity to learn about birds.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Carving apples

Mrs. Hoffman brought us some apples which we used to carve to make apple people.  We used a sharpened dowel to carve the facial features and add "googly" eyes.  We then put the apple on the dowel and we are letting them dry out.  By Halloween they should make some interesting creature heads for us to use to make witches or other ghouls.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

States of matter

We have started a new and exciting school year!  Once again I have a class of awesome third graders!
In science, we start out the year studying states of matter.  We made "ooblick" in class and experimented with it to determine if it is a solid, liquid, or gas.  We know it's not a gas so we tried to decide if it was a solid or liquid.  It had properties of both so we couldn't decide.