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  • General

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    Mrs. Ellickson's Third Grade STEM Scholars

    Welcome To Our Third Grade Learning Community

    Assignments For: June 4, 2013
    Important Info: Bring 25 cents for a snow cone the last day of school
    Return all school books that are over due!last day of school Wensday !
    Literacy- Share your summer reading challenge
    from Barnes and Noble
    Blue Math Warm up book go's home.
    Science/Social Studies-


    Communication is KEY!


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    • Topic 2

      Monarch Tagging in September

      Monarch Watch
      Monarch Tagging
      • Our class is participating in the University of Kansas monarch tagging program this Fall. Students will capture monarchs in our native gardens and mark them with a special ID tag for Fall migration to Mexico.

      • Monarch Watch is a cooperative network of students, teachers, volunteers and researchers dedicated to the study of the monarch butterfly.Our tagging efforts, and the subsequent recoveries of tagged butterflies, contribute to scientific research and overall understanding of U.S. monarch populations.


      1. To further understand the body structures of animals, their life cycles and survival strategies.

      2. To learn how to use a science notebook and monarch tagging devices as authentic tools for documenting scientific research.

      3. Conduct a scientific experiment.

      • Topic 5

        Journey North Global Climate Change Study
        tulip dissection
        Dear Families,
        Our class is participating in an international science project called Journey North. Using the Internet, our students can connect with hundreds of schools in the Northern Hemisphere. We planted Red Emperor tulip bulbs for the study.
        In this large experiment students across the Northern Hemisphere track the growth of the same plant as the season changes from winter to spring. They discover how temperatures, sunlight, geographic location, and other variables influence plant growth — and the full array of seasonal changes that take place in the springtime. Next spring, we will share our local observations and track spring's progress.
        We invite you to learn more by scrolling down to see our test study photos and the link to the Journey North website. See the link below.