Highland Falls Elementary School Mrs. Magyar's Third Grade class New York

New York Learning Standards
  • English Language Arts Students will read, write, listen and speak for information and understanding. Listening and reading to acquire information and understanding involves collecting data, facts, and ideas; discovering relationships, concepts, and
    generalizations; and using knowledge from oral, written, and electronic sources.

  • Social Studies- Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding
    of the geography of the interdependent world in which we live—local, national, and global—including the distribution of people, places, and environments over the Earth’s surface. Geography can be divided into six essential elements which can be used to analyze important historic, geographic, economic, and environmental questions and issues. These six elements include: the world in spatial terms, places and regions, physical settings (including natural resources), human systems, environment and society, and the use of geography. (Adapted from The National Geography Standards, 1994: Geography for Life)

  • Mathematics Science and Technology Science Standard number 4 Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles and theorie pertainign to the physical setting and liviving environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science. Students will discuss how Plants and animals depend on each other and their physical environment.
Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance,
to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students:
a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments
and media.
b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
c. develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.
d. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.

Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:
a. plan strategies to guide inquiry.
b. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and
c. evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
d. process data and report results.

We have learned that the Beaver, Ladybug, Bluebird, Snapping Turtle and Brook Trout are just some of our native animals from New York State.
external image beaver3.jpg The Beaver builds lodges 3 feet high to five feet wide made of sticks and mud; the entrances to the home is below the water level to protect the beaver when they are at rest. The beaver is an excellent swimmer and can often stay underwater for up to 15 minutes. Defense by the beaver when they sense danger the beaver slaps the water with its tail, making a loud noise that sends other beavers hurrying to the safety of deep water. One beaver can protect so many other beavers.

external image ladybug2.jpg The Ladybug (ladybirds or Lady Bettles) are small oval shaped insects with wings. They usually are red with black spots or black with red spots on their wing covers. The number of spots tells the type of ladybug. Diet- they usually eat garden bugs. They protect the garden vegetables from bugs destroying the vegetables.

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Bluebird by Keonte
Facts about Bluebirds
1. The bluebirds body is 5.5-7 inches long.
2. The bluebird has a wing span of 11 to 13 inches.
3. The bill or beak is very thin.
The Brook Trout by Matthew
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The Brook Trout is 10 to 12 inches long.
The Brook Trout weighs 4 to 6 pounds.
The Brook Trout is olive green , Dark brown on the back with silvery sides and pale spotting.