Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Chicago History Museum

Yesterday we visited the Chicago History Museum and had such a great time! We learned so much about the history of Chicago, including some of the famous events that took place such as the Battle at Fort Dearborn, The Chicago Fire, and the Chicago Fairs (Worlds Columbian Exposition and the Century of Progress). We also learned about many historical people including Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr. etc. Some of the exhibits included more recent historical events, places, and landmarks. You saw the exhibit of the Chicago sports teams and many of the famous landmarks like the Bean, Willis Tower, and Buckingham Fountain. You were also able to go onto an “L” train and see many of the different dioramas. Another popular destination in the museum was the “sensing room” where you could smell the different senses that represented certain places and things in Chicago. You could even be made into a true “Chicago style” hot dog (without ketchup of course)!

What was your favorite part of the field trip? Did you enjoy a specific exhibit? What was something new that you learned? Share about your field trip experience below. 
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Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Field Trip to the Grove

We had a fantastic time on our field trip yesterday to the Grove. While we were there, we learned so much about the Native American culture in the past 200 years. We even got to go inside a smaller version of a longhouse. It was interesting to learn some of the rituals, chores, and daily activities that every member of the family participated in. No matter the age or gender, everyone had important responsibilities to make sure that they had food to eat, a safe place to sleep, and clothing to wear. 

What did you enjoy most about our trip to the Grove? Did you find any of the chores/activities to be challenging? Were there any facts you learned that you found to be surprising? Below you can share more about your field trip experience. 

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Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Welcome 3G!


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Welcome 3G Students!

I hope you all had a fantastic summer! I am so excited to be your teacher this year and look forward to getting to know you! We will be learning a lot this year in 3rd grade. I would love to start by hearing more about how you spent your summer. Please share something special or memorable that you did over the summer. Some possible ideas may be: a vacation you took, a camp you attended, an exciting activity you participated in, or an enjoyable day spent with your family/friends. I look forward to hearing from you!

Ms. Georgis

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Exploring the Chicago History Museum

Yesterday we went to the Chicago History Museum. There was so much to see and do while we were there! We learned all about the history of Chicago and saw the long timeline of important events that have taken place. Some of you were even able to construct bridges to allow for boats of all sizes to pass through along the rivers. We saw an informative and exciting video that reenacted some of the events from Chicago History. In the sensing room, you all got an opportunity to learn what toppings are on a “true” Chicago hot dog by “becoming a hot dog.” You also got a glimpse of some common “smells” that existed in the various locations and time periods in Chicago. 

Reflect on your experience at the Chicago History Museum. You can share what you enjoyed most, what surprised you, and what new information you learned while you were there. IMG_6556IMG_2889IMG_6561

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Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Field Trip to the Grove

Today we were able to go back in time with our tour guides Running Deer and Little Fox and experience what daily life was like for Native Americans 200 years ago. You practiced some of the chores, made crafts for decoration, and even learned some of the prayers and songs! It was fascinating to learn how the Native Americans would adapt to their environment to make various materials and tools that would assist them in having food and shelter. The Potawatomi tribe used bark and animal hide to make their longhouses. They also used animal bones for their weapons, which would help them hunt for food. 

What did you enjoy the most about the field trip? Are there certain activities and chores that you found to be difficult to practice on a daily basis? Was there any new information you learned about that surprised you? Reflect about your field trip experience below.

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Welcome to 3G

We are back at school and ready for a new year full of excitement, learning, exploring, and fun! We have been very busy the first week of school adjusting to third grade and learning all about our new classroom routines. You have also gotten to know your classmates through several activities and “ice breakers.” What have you enjoyed most during our first week of school? What are you excited to learn about this year? It has been wonderful getting to know more about each of you and I am looking forward to a fantastic year in 3rd grade!

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Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Touring the Southeast Region

Now that we have finished our tour of the Southeast, you have learned about many different places and activities to do there. If you could take a trip to any one place in the Southeast, which one would you most want to visit? What would you look forward to doing/seeing in that location?

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Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Pioneer Life in the 1800s

We had an excellent field trip to the Grove! We couldn’t have chosen a more perfect day with the sun shining and the warm weather. This was a very informative trip about everyday pioneer life in the 1800s. It was very fascinating to hear about all the chores each member of the family had to partake in every day. It was also incredible that an entire family had to fit in such a tiny log cabin. Especially because the one we saw was one of the largest cabins!

After learning about the necessity of having our basic needs met in social studies, it was quite apparent that there were many challenges for the pioneers to meet their needs each day. They worked extremely hard to make sure they had food, water, and shelter. It would be very exhausting walking a half mile each time you needed water from the river, waking up early to help with cooking, hunting for food, protecting the inside of the log cabin, and much more!  After hearing about the “typical” daily schedule of adults and children, it sure made me appreciate what we have today. What did you find to be surprising? Did you find any of the chores to be fun/exhausting/redundant?

Although the children kept very busy with daily chores, there was occasional time to play games like the “pin drop.” After experiencing an afternoon as a pioneer, would you enjoy living in a log cabin during the 1800s? What challenges would you face? Share about your favorite part of the field trip.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Putting Together Our Terrariums

Today was a very exciting afternoon! We are now prepared for the arrival of our isopods. We learned that a terrarium is a container that provides a habitat for organisms. There were many steps in putting the terrarium together. First, you had to come up with a plan for your new habitat and today you actually set it up with your group.

There was a lot to think about as you built your terrariums. What were some of the environmental factors that you considered as you set up your terrarium? How did you determine where to place the seeds or the way the soil was to be  arranged? What was your groups’ reasoning for using regular water or fertilizer water?

At the end of class, you also had some very important decisions to make about where to place your terrarium in our classroom. Our hope is that we start to grow plants soon in order to provide food for our isopods. What did your group discuss as you were trying to find the best possible location for your terrarium? We will continue to make observations and water our terrariums throughout the week as we start to see plant growth.

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Introducing 4G Students

Welcome to our 4th Grade Classroom Blog! This year, we will be using our blog site to share pictures, activities, questions, observations, and comments. Check back soon to see what we are up to in 4th grade! IMG_2895

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