Third graders have been busy exploring and learning a few special things about Louisiana. Reading and writing are important skills for third graders to further develop, so what better way to practice those skills than reading Cajun Folktales and writing their own folktales? Everyone enjoys a good Cajun folktale.
Poverty Point and its inhabitants have been our focus in Social Studies. So far students have learned about the artifacts, mounds, and way of life of the many people that lived there. Poverty Point became a World Heritage Site in 2014. That honor goes only to the most exceptional places around the world. Built by American Indians 3,400 years ago, Poverty Point is unlike any other site. Its design, with multiple mounds and C-shaped ridges, is not found anywhere else. In its time, it had the largest earthworks in the Western Hemisphere. Many people lived, worked, and held special events at this huge site over hundreds of years. This has led some to call it North America’s first city. The Poverty Point site is located near Epps, Louisiana, in West Carroll Parish. For more information about Poverty Point, you can visit the following website, Louisiana State Parks, Poverty Point.
In Science, we have been studying the 1900 Galveston Hurricane to help us better understand the threat of severe weather and how to prepare for it. Surely, we all need to be prepared when a storm is looming in our weather forecast.
Also, third graders are measuring away and practicing estimation skills and addition and subtraction through the things we are measuring during math time. It will be a busy 2nd nine weeks as students discover the rich heritage of their state while honing those reading, writing, and math skills.