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Rotation #24 and #25- Now and Then- Inspiration Activity
The students will use background knowledge from their colonial unit and complete the graphic organizer template called Now and Then. They will reflect on things of the past and compare it to their life now.

Rotation #22 and #23- Mayflower Scavenger Hunt
Third Grade students will study the history and structure of the Mayflower and it's passengers to kick off their colonial unit in their classrooms. The students will gather in cooperative groups to find the information listed in the document.

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Feb 22- March 16 Rotation #19 and #20 and #21- Mountain Wiki Posting
The students will work in their collaborative groups and begin posting their information to their appropriate wiki page on the Project Source Wiki. Each group should complete posting at least 2 images and a small paragraph of content.
Project Source Wiki
Feb 11-Feb 19 Rotation #18- Mountain Research Group Work
Free Pictures
Feb 3- Feb 10 Rotation #17- Mountain Research and Wiki Information
Third grade students are learning about 4 different mountain ranges. Each class will have their own range that they'll be studying. The children will be put in to groups and study 4 different aspects of that mountain range.
  1. location
  2. climate
  3. people and culture
  4. plants
The children will have 3 classes to gather pertinent information relating to their group. On the 4th class, they will post their information to the wiki with factual content and images.
The wiki link is in the learning links column called Project Source Wiki. all of the children will have an opportunity to post on the wiki and experience how to edit.
Mountain Research Links
Project Source Wiki
January26- Feb2 Rotation #16- Continuing with TPO
See lessons below!

January 15-25 Rotations #15- Typing Pal Online
All students in 3rd grade must not move on to the next apple until they check their log in the results tab. Third graders must be typing at 10wpm or higher and have fewer than 10 mistakes to move on to the next activity.

Please remember to spend at least 5-10 minutes per evening practicing your activities!
January 7-14 Rotation #14- Typing Pal Online
Third Graders will "officially" begin Typing Pal Online this rotation. We will discuss correct technique and the balance between accuracy and speed.
All students will log on to the Typing Pal Onlinewebsite and enter the institution code TRINITYS along with their username and password that they've been given. This will be their username and password until they graduate in grade 6.

Each student's progress will be monitored and is individualized based on their needs.
It is highly encouraged that all students spend 5-10 minutes each evening practicing their typing skills.
Dec 4-Dec 11 Rotation #12 and #13- Holiday Traditions
Holiday Traditions will be introduced by telling a story about my favorite tradition throughout the holidays. Each child will take a minute to share their own with the class and prepare for their illustration.
Students will create an illustration on KidPix and they will be uploaded to a photostory where they will comment on their traditions and share it with their class.

Here is an example of some student work.

Rotation #11- I am Thankful...
TSW complete their ppt presentation with 6 slides...
Slide 1- Title
Slide 2-6- Reasons they are thankful with 2 clipart images on each slide. They may print their work by selecting HANDOUTS so that it prints on one page only.
If they finish early, they may create their own ppt presentation of their choice and play with the tools that we've used.
Here is an example of some student work.

Nov 10-Nov 19 Rotation #10- I am Thankful...
TSW view an example of a PPT that was completed by a 3rd grader last year.
TSW create a Power Point with 5 slides that describe what they're thankful for. Each slide must have at least 2 clipart images on it. They may change the font and background if they wish.

Oct 30-Nov 9 Rotation #9- Power Point
TSW complete their final PPT presentation from the previous lessons. It will be saved and printed.
When you are done with your presentation, please go to Typing Pal Online and complete the next step of your lesson.
When you are done:
Typing Pal Online
Oct 22-Oct 29 Rotation #8- Inspiration/PPT
TSW learn how to import their Inspiration Web into PPT and complete the following.
  • center titles
  • change font
  • change design and background
Each slide must have 2 images from clipart.
Save in your folder.
When you are done: here are some fun activities!
Carve Pumpkin
Halloween Puzzles

Oct 14-Oct 21 Rotation #7- Inspiration/PPT
TSW create and Inspiration web with the following points...
  1. My Family
  2. My Favorites
  3. My Hobbies
They will learn how to navigate through Inspiration and add bubbles with links. They will learn how to add pictures, change the text and color of the bubbles.
There is a free online version of this software with registration. It's worth checking out and great for presentation software.

When you are done:
Typing Pal Online
Oct 5-Oct 13 Rotation #6- Continuing to Edit in Microsoft
Word and Typing Pal Online

  • TSW complete their work from Rotation #5, ensure that it is saved and printed.
  • When the students are done, they will go to Typing Pal Online and
complete the initial test and begin to do the exercises in Step 1.
Typing Pal Online****

When You are Done:
  • ABCya Keyboard Game - cover your keyboard with a piece of paper and see how many clicks it takes to complete the challenge!
Sept 24-Oct 5 Rotation #5: Editing in Microsoft Word
Goals: Children will use a word processor to alter text size, color and font.
Objectives: Children will learn that text size, style and color can be altered when using word processing software.
1. TSW click the file called Playing with Microsoft Word that's located in the learning links column. They will chose SAVE and save it to their folder. From there they may open it and begin editing.
2. TSW follow the directions on the page and complete the task.
3. TSW save their work in their folder and name it mswordedit

Click on the file above and chose SAVE. Save it to your folder and begin editing it from that location.

When You Are Done:

Sept 16-Sept 23 Rotation #4: Internet Safety Activities
TSW watch the online book called Faux Paw Goes to the Game and learns about balancing real life with their online life.
TSW complete the activity called Who's Your Friend on the Internet.
When this has been done, TSW go to their computers and complete their choice of online Activities related to the WizzyWigs.
Who's Your Friend on the Internet?
Online Activities

Online Games

Offline Activities

Which WizzyWig?
Which WizzyWig?

Sept 8-Sept 15 Rotation #3: Internet Safety Presentation (3-6) Presentation The goal of the NetSmartz Workshop is to extend the safety awareness of children to prevent victimization and increase self-confidence whenever they go online. These goals include how to: * enhance the ability of children to recognize dangers on the Internet
  • enhance the ability of children to understand that people they first "meet" on the Internet should never be considered their friend
  • encourage children to report victimization to a trusted adult
  • support and enhance community education efforts
  • increase communication between adults and children about online safety
The NetSmartz Workshop teaches children three basic rules for online safety.
  • I will tell an adult I trust if anything makes me feel scared, uncomfortable, or confused.
  • I will ask my parents or guardian before sharing my personal information.
  • I won't meet in person with anyone I have first "met" online.

TTW (The Teacher Will)
Present the NetSmartz Presentation using the previously requested information. This takes approximately 30-40 minutes to complete.
The children will gather on the rug and watch as the teacher interacts with the DVD.

Follow-up Activities are on the next rotation.
August 26-Sept 4 Rotation #2: Kid Pix
  • log on
  • TSW open Kid Pix and create a text box that says "My name is (blank) and I like to (blank)."
  • They will illustrate their writing, save and print their work.
  • log off
If you're looking for a program similar to Kidpix. TuxPaint is a free download that uses the same tools as kidpix.
You can purchase Kidpix Deluxe 4 online at
Rotation #1: Welcome to the computer lab.
  • review rules and expectations
  • learn how to log on and off using our new username and password
  • learn how to access our folder on the network and rename it
  • watch the PPT all about Mrs. Harris