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Welcome to the Anglo-American School of Moscow’s Grade 3 Team Blog. Here you will find what’s happening in Grade 3 classrooms, student work and much more. Please check back often and feel free to leave us a message with your ideas, links and good thoughts.

Architectural Field Trip

The third-grade students will have an exciting opportunity to visit and take notes on some of the fascinating architectural structures in downtown Moscow, including one of this city’s most amazing features, the Moscow Metro system. Students will take a shuttle to Sokol station, take the metro to Teatralnaya station, and then walk and view structures in and around Red Square. The sights and discussions from this trip will enhance the learning in our current unit of inquiry, How the World Works.

The students in 3MA and 3BE will be taking this trip on Friday, May 19
The students in 3CK, 3WA, and 3KJ will be taking this trip on Tuesday, May 23.

Classes will be leaving the school at 9:00 am and returning by around 1:00pm(ish).

Children will be having a picnic lunch in Alexandrovsky Sad after our architectural tour. In the event of rain, we will make alternate plans for where to have our picnic.

ALL STUDENTS NEED TO BRING A HOME LUNCH, AND A DRINK (WATER BOTTLES WORK BEST – PLEASE MAKE SURE WATER BOTTLES ARE LABELED WITH THE STUDENT’S NAME). STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING CAMERAS (LABELED WITH THEIR NAME).

Because we will be travelling on the metro, we will need some parent volunteers to accompany us on this trip. Please contact your third grader’s homeroom teacher by email if you would like to join us on this exciting trip.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Kindly,
The Third Grade Team

Grade 3 & 4 Recorder Concert

GRADE 3 & 4 RECORDER CONCERT

WHERE: THE BOLSHOI THEATRE at AAS
DATE: FRIDAY, MAY 12th
TIME: 2:45pm 

THIRD GRADE WILL BE THE FIRST TO PERFORM, SO DON’T BE LATE!

ALL STUDENTS NEED TO BE DRESSED IN THEIR FORMAL UNIFORM. 

PLEASE DIRECT ALL QUESTIONS REGARDING THE RECORDER CONCERT TO YOUR THIRD GRADER’S MUSIC TEACHER:
MR. SEMBRANO (Leopoldo.Sembrano@aas.ru)
MR. WOLF (Adam.Wolf@aas.ru)

Market Day Donation

Thanks to the Market Day profits earned by our students, and the generous donations of the expense money students were loaned, third grade has earned in excess of 90,000 rubles to donate! We have decided to split our donation between two worthy recipients – the children’s cancer ward at a local hospital and an organization who lends money to entrepreneurs in developing countries.

Once again, a BIG THANK YOU to our third-grade families for their support during our How We Organize Ourselves unit of inquiry and our Market Day learning experience.

 

 

New Unit of Inquiry: How the World Works

Dear Third Grade Families,

Grade 3 is starting a new unit under the transdisciplinary theme of How the World Works.

Our Central Idea is “The design of structures is influenced by our understanding of scientific principles.”

Our Lines of Inquiry are:
–Materials used in the design of structures
–Design features of structures (post and lintel, foundation, patterns of strength, squares/triangles, arches, beams, columns
–How the design of structures is influenced by forces (Tension, Compression (gravity), Equilibrium)

If, through your travels, you have taken photos of structures or close-ups of design features of structures, we’d appreciate you sending them in, attached to an email, so that we can compile the photos for the students to use throughout the unit as real-world examples.

This could also be something you and your third grader can look for in buildings if you’re traveling over the long weekend, walking around Moscow, or simply taking a walk in your neighborhood.

Also, we welcome anyone who has expertise in this area as we’re always looking for guest speakers!

Warm regards,
The Grade 3 Team

Market Day 2017!

Grade 3’s Market Day took place on Thursday, April 27, and it was a HUGE success! Third graders had a wonderful learning experience. They are commended for independently planning, creating, and selling their products or services for Market Day.

The Market Day experience helped students to gain an understanding of the central idea for our unit of inquiry How We Organize Ourselves: Economic activity relies on a system of exchange and consumption of goods and services.

Click HERE to view some pictures of the third graders in action at Market Day.

A grand total of the profits earned across the whole grade level has not yet been calculated, but third grade will be making a generous donation to a charity they will soon select.

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came to Grade 3’s Market Day. The whole “Third Grade Village” appreciates your support.