Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Boldly Biddying! 
     Since January, 3H students have been participating in service as biddies.  Every other day, third grade students biddy the Preschool and Kindergarten students.  Biddying responsibilities include:  pouring drinks, serving food, cutting up food, demonstrating good table manors, encouraging healthy eating, cleaning up, bussing dishes, 
wiping tables, and being good role models.  It is a complex job that requires managing time, students, food distribution, and clean up, and oh yes!....they have to find time to eat themselves as well!  

           Students were in rapture with the raptors!
      The Raptor Center landed in the Media Center!  How exciting for the third grade students!  They learned about what makes raptors unique and what special characteristics help them survive like that hooked beak, sharp talons, and a third eyelid.  Students learned what is unique about their bones, and how owls are able to fly silently.  We saw an American Kestrel, a Bald Eagle, a Great Horned Owl, and a Peregrine Falcon.  What beautiful birds! 

We loved having Miss Moon join our third grade family!

   We decided Miss Moon needs to come back and visit soon....or we will go on a field trip to Seoul, Korea to visit her! We so enjoyed learning about Miss Moon, her culture, and Korea.  She taught us how to write our name in Korean, and say some simple phrases.  We also learned about traditional and modern hanbok.  We even got to decorate and design our own patterns!  It was so interesting to learn about the history of paper making in Korea which made us really appreciate the special paper we used to do some origami.  We made a good luck pouch. Our time with Miss Moon went much too quickly, but we are grateful for the time we had with her.  Thank you Miss Moon!  Come back soon! 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Voyageur Day! 
Third grade students dressed up like voyageurs and rotated through stations to learn more about life and times of voyageurs in early Minnesota.  They created a Montreal canoe, sang some French songs, learned about trading animal pelts, learned about their life style and travel, and tried their hand at bartering. Did they have a good time in the process?  Oui! Oui! 


The 3H canoe brigade!

                                             Voyageurs at recess!