Third Grade Notes (Miss Bentson)

February 1, 2015

Llife Science

pages 83 –

We are being introduced to this unit. We looked at what topics to be covered and what vocabulary words we have to learn,

  • Plants and Animal Structures
    • Plants
      • Seeds
      • grains: important for bodies due to nutrients
      • germination: seed growth


  • life cycle
  • adapt: to change
  • adaptation for movement
  • adaptation for getting food
  • adaptations for protection
    •  camouflage
  • adaptation for reproduction



December 12, 2014


page 3 +

October 17, 2014

Social Studies

page 18 +

North American Indians

  • Two important differences are their food and houses
  • Eastern Woodland Indians: planted corns, beans, and hunted deer, wigwams
  • Great Plains: buffalo, earthen huts , teepees
  • Chumash: fish


California Indian Groups

Northern California




hunted deer, elk, fish

Southern California

+Chumash: ate fish, shelffish, sea animals


Lake Tahoe area

+Washo: hunted deer, antelope for food, clothing, and food

Desert Area



September 29. 2014



  • still life
  • inanimate objects
  • bleeding
  • stippling
  • perspective
  • light and shadow

Miss Bentson gave out handouts and a homework. Students are to create an art work featuring the following elements:

  • create a still life using a pencil featuring 7 to 10 fruits and vegetables
  • these have to be on a bowl and on a table
  • the objects should have light and shadow
  • depth: some fruits and vegetables need to be in front while the others are on the back to create depth and perspective.
  • use stippling or dots to create depth, shadows, and texture
  • use as much space as possible; the lesser the white space the better. the featured fruits and vegetables should look proportional to each other. A watermelon can not be smaller than an okra.


September 24, 2014

Physical Science

Third Grade Science pages 59-64 Atoms

Page 64 # 1-3

  1. All matter is made of tiny particles called atoms. Atoms are building blocks of all matter.
  2. The periodic table of elements is a chart of all the naturally occurring elements such as hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, and gold.
  3. 2,000 years ago, people thought all matter was made of four elements: fire, earth, water, and air.

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