Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Timelines and China...

Look at this timeline...

http://www.timeforkids.com/destination/china/history-timeline

1. What happened around the 1600 B.C.?  

2. What happened between 1368-1644 A.D.?

Look at this timeline...


3. What happened in 220 B.C.?  

4. What happened in 105 A.D.?

You should have 4 answers in your comment.  Enjoy!


Sunday, September 28, 2014

What is a Timeline?

We are going to create a timeline about Historical Events in Asia.  First, we need to explore timelines.  Check out the sites below.  Look at them and read the information.  Then make a comment on the blog by answering...

What is a timeline?

http://www.softschools.com/timelines/

http://galleryhip.com/timelines-examples-for-kids.html

http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/timelines.htm

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Salt Maps - the painting is done! Stage 2...





The painting is complete.  The key and the compass rose are in place.  You have answered 4 questions about your region.  NOW - we have to label everything!  THEN - we will present our finished products to the class.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

These are the BEST pictures!





Look at these TERRIFIC 3rd Graders!!


The painting of the water and mountains...

What is a map key?  What does a map key do?  If you answer in a complete sentence, you will receive one star homework!  Start commenting!





Regions of Asia...Salt Dough Maps...Stage 1

Look at the incredible maps of Asia.  The group work has been simply amazing.  Everyone is working together, taking turns and asking questions.  I am so proud of each student.  Pictures tomorrow of the first day of painting!  Make a comment below and tell us something about your salt dough map making!



Sunday, September 21, 2014

Just a little look at DEAD time!

We love Drop Everything and Draw on Wednesday.  These are our flamingos - the kids do a great job following directions and then writing a little something - they do all of this in 15 minutes - including coloring!  Impressive!  

Monday, September 15, 2014

Making Salt Maps...

It's begun.  We have mixed, tasted, busted bags, tasted, spilled, busted bags - did I mentioned tasted and then finally began covering our pizza boxes with salt dough.  What an adventure!  I need pictures!

Today, look at http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/asland.htm.  You can click on the right hand suggestions like mountains, lakes, rivers or deserts to see them appear in Asia.  You can also look at the countries within your region in more detail.

Here are the landforms I want your to try to create on your map.  I hope I organized them correctly! Enjoy 'building up' your salt maps!

East Asia
Mongolia – Altay Mountains, Gobi Desert,

China – Takia Makan Desert

China – Yellow River, Yangtze River

South Asia
India – Himalayas, Mount Everest, That Desert

India – Western and Eastern Ghats mountain ranges, Ganges River

Central Asia 
Kazakhstan – Ural Mountains, Kyzyl Kum Desert, Caspian Sea, Aral Sea

Turmenistan – Kara Kum

Southwest Asia 
Iran and Iraq – Zagros mountains, Euphrates and Tigris Rivers

Yeman – Arabian Desert

Southeast Asia
Thailand – Mkong River

Indonesia – Ring of Fire, positioned between the Pacific and Indian Oceans


Thailand – Khorat Plateau, Dol Inthanon Mountain, Isthmus of Kra in the southern peninsula

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Can you find...

I can identify the major countries of the continent (China, India, Israel, Japan).  

I can identify the Himalayas, Mount Everest and Mesopotamia.


http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/asia/?ar_a=1#page=1

http://www.mapsofworld.com/asia/

http://www.yourchildlearns.com/megamaps.htm

http://www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/


Can you find China, India, Israel and Japan on a map of Asia?

Can you find the Himalayas, Mount Everest and Mesopotamia on a map of Asia?

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

3rd grade - hard at work...


Check out Anna (library worker) and Cecily (safety patrol) hard at work.  Anna checks books each morning for East Chester.  Cecily protects the halls from kindergarten and first graders who may want to run to class.  We are proud of our hard working 3rd graders!

Monday, September 1, 2014

So many words to read, so little time!


Our class has read 150,756 words so far!  I look for that number to explode this week!  Congratulations to Mrs. Belinda's incredible readers!