Welcome to the International School of Tanganyika’s Grade 3 Team Website. Here you will find what’s happening in Grade 3 classrooms, student work and much more. Please check back often and feel free to leave us a message with your ideas, links and good thoughts. Asante!
Grades 3, 4 & 5 students have been asking us what they should wear to their Music Concert this Friday, May 24th. Please help them to choose something that is “smart casual”. We have told them that it should be something they would wear to a nice dinner out, or to an important event. We would not like to see t-shirts, football shirts, blue jeans, sweats, etc. If you have any particular questions, please contact us by email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of our classroom teachers have collected a number of photos for students to remember their 2012-2013 school year at IST. These pictures are now available for you to download.
These files can be ONLY be downloaded from our IST NETWORK on IST Elementary Campus.
The Photo File Link:
The IST Elementary Open Lab will be accessible first period from now unitil the end of the school year. One of the ICT staff will be available during this times to assist you if needed. Please bring an external device with you (USB flash drive with at least 2Gb of space available).
Some teachers have made alternative plans for end of year photos. Directions from these teachers will be forthcoming.
Our vision and hearing screening has been completed!
Slips for your child will be handed out to you this week.
Here is some basic information to keep in mind:
• All students have done the vision screening and should all receive a slip.
• All EC and KG students, as well as G1-G5 students whom teachers had concerns about ,did the hearing screening so not every child will receive a hearing slip.
• Both assessments/screenings are informal and basic. They just flag us (and you) that there is possibly a concern that needs further investigation.
• Should further vision/hearing screening be recommended, you should set up appointments with specialists asap (in your home country or in Dar).
• We will be following this up next school year.
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further questions.
Student Services Coordinator
Come out and support IST students in Grades 3, 4 & 5 as they showcase their learning in Music.
The concert starts at 7:30AM in the Elementary Hall. We hope to see you there!
The Music Team
The final writing unit of this year for grade 3 is Informational Reports. Students are researching and writing reports related to our PYP Plant Unit. Here are some websites for kids that have many examples of non-fiction writing. Kids, take a look through them and see if you can get any tips for your writing. Enjoy!
Plantastic/How The World Works: An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.
This unit is an inquiry into:
• Plant growth and adaptation
• How plants help people
• How science and technology have developed our use of plants
Students will continue their exploration of the world using virtual tools called simulations. At the start of this unit students explored the world of plants, making decisions as a wild or farm plant in order to survive in the simulation Extinct! Are you smarter than a plant? Students are now looking at how farmers in Tanzania and other developing countries use plants as crops. Students will expand on what they have learned about plants using the online application 3rd World Farmer; a simulation tool to learn about crops, farming and possible hardships people endure in developing parts of the world.
Already, students have engaged in serious discussion about the perspective of farmers and the decisions they must make. We invite you to join our discussion with your comments, questions and ideas.
Go to the IST Elementary Activities Blog for more information.