Grades 3 and 4: Theme: Environment

3th Grade Theme Book: Trash


3th Grade Official Supplemental Books

  • "Nature’s Niches" from Nature Nuts CD by Mary Miche. www.songsforteaching.com.
  • "Habitat or The Little Blue Ball" from In Tune With All Species CD by Stan Slaughter. www.stanslaughter.com.
  • "Landfill Blues" from Singing’ for the Earth CD by John Paul Taylor, Jr. www.songsforteaching.com/store.
  • "Everything Living Thing" from Singing’ for the Earth CD by John Paul Taylor, Jr. www.songsforteaching.com/store.
  • Recycle! A Handbook for Kids by Gail Gibbons. Little, Brown, and Company, 1996 or another book about recycling.
  • Recycled Crafts Box: Sock Puppets, Cardboard Castles, Bottle Bugs and 37 More Earth-Friendly Projects and Activities You Can Create by Laura C. Martin. Storey Kids, 2004.
  • "Hey, Hey, Don’t Throw It Away" from Nature Nuts CD by Mary Miche. www.songsforteaching.com/store.
  • Earth Day—Hooray! by Stuart J. Murphy. HarperCollins Publishers, 2004.
  • Education by Ellen G. White. Pacific Press Publishing Association, 2002.
  • "No Swimming" by George McCue in A Wheel in a Wheel by Patricia A. Habada, Gary B. Swanson, Sally J. McMillan, LuWana J. Kumalea.. Life Reading Series Level 6, Department of Education, General Conference, 1986.

3th Grade Other Supplemental Books

What other books do you use with Trash? Please share here. This could include books for students or teacher resource books.
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Technology Ideas

  • Use Skype to connect to another class and compare the results of the composting experiment. Try to compare north & south or hotter and colder climates. Is there a difference?
  • Create a worm farm in your composting project. Try various experiments. Connect with another class to compare what you learned. For example.
  • Take pictures of your worm farm then create a Voice Thread using voicethread.com, giving the students a chance to express themselves
  • Collect data for the trash interview by sending it not just to the class, but to the families of classmates. Use Google Forms to collect the data and have parents send it on to their families. Write an introductory letter encouraging families to participate in the class project.
  • Use Skype to connect to another class to share City Council work results. Have one class put their City Council on the "hot seat" and the other class be the press conference asking them questions. Then swap.
  • Illustrate your alphabet trash poems and share with another class via email or Skype.

Websites


"In Real Life" Ideas

Non-technology ideas, field trips, author/expert visits, community resources and ideas, etc.

  • Choose an area to go pick up trash and then sort the waste from the recyclables. This could be the school playground or a safe neighborhood nearby. Remember to wear gloves!

Lesson Plans

  • Class written lesson plans will be added here.

Learning Center Plans

  • Class written learning center plans will be added here.



4th Grade Theme Book: Come Back, Salmon


4th Grade Official Supplemental Books

  • Sing for Joy! by the Church Ministries Department of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1989.
  • Something Beautiful by Sharon Dennis Wyeth. Random House Children’s Books, 2002.
  • "We Are His Hands" Sheet Music by NAD Pathfinder Ministries. Available from AdventSource.
  • Cool Careers for Girls as Environmentalists by Ceel Pasternak. Impact Publications, 2001.
  • Say Something by Peggy Moss. Tilbury House Publishers, 2004.
  • My Secret Bully by Trudy Ludwig. Ten Speed Press, 2005
  • Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood. Child’s Play International, 1990.
  • My Father’s Hands by Joanne Ryder. HarperCollins Publishers, 1994.

4th Grade Other Supplemental Books

What other books do you use with Come Back, Salmon? Please share here. This could include books for students or teacher resource books.
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Technology Ideas

  • Create a class illustrated slideshow of idioms.
  • Create a good/well slideshow with examples of the words used correctly.
  • Quiz your family and friends on the use of "good" and "well". Create a Google Form quiz, and then share it widely with friends and family. What did you learn?
  • Create a slideshow or multimedia presentation of similes in the Bible. Share in church on Sabbath.
  • Use Skype to connect to someone who works in a fish hatchery. Talk to family and friends or use the Internet to find someone willing.
  • Use Skype to connect to another class and share your MadLibs. Create your own. Then have the other class generate the words. Then read the story back to them. Have them share a MadLib also!
  • Create diamante poems and share illustrated poems with another class via Skype.

Websites


"In Real Life" Ideas

Non-technology ideas, field trips, author/expert visits, community resources and ideas, etc.

Lesson Plans

  • Class written lesson plans will be added here.

Learning Center Plans

  • Class written learning center plans will be added here.


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