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Grade 3 CREATE

Welcome to Grade 3 CREATE: 

Ponderables & Pot Pourri

What are ponderables?  They're the questions that make you go, "hmmm."  For example:

  • Do the words "fair" and "equal" mean the same thing?
  • How do you throw out a trash can?
  • Why do you park in a driveway, but you drive on a parkway?
  • Why do we say "hello" when we answer the phone?  If you could create a new greeting, what would it be?

What is pot pourri?  Imagine bowl or small bag of mixed dried flowers.  There are several different kinds that combine to make a fragrant scent.  Now imagine several different activities that combine to make a challenging and positive experience in CREATE...  Got the connection?

Throughout the year, we will be "pondering" many questions and completing several different activities in CREATE. 

The following web addresses are sites you can visit to get you thinking about the year.  Check them out!

http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/illusion/illusions.htm  optical illusions and more!

www.seussville.com   Dr. Seuss isn't just for younger kids!!

http://professorwonder.com/gallery/htm  learn how to make balloon animals!

http://www.braingle.com/ try brain teasers & logic puzzles!

www.snowcrystals.com all about snowcrystals & flakes!

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/brainboosters/ fun with brain excercises!

http://www.papertoys.com/ paper patterns & more!

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