3rd Grade GATE

    Hey students and Parents!  This week in 3rd Grade we are still working on our Island Survival PowerPoint.  This will be the last week to work on it. 

    *I have videos for each day on TEAMS that are located in our Old Mill GATE team.  I explain their must’s for the day! 


    Hey Kids!  I miss you all.  Our GATE meeting IS 10:30 ON MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS.  I have two since kids requested two different times that work around the class schedule.  Kids can choose one!

     Let me know if that doesn’t work.  I am also available to meet most days if you need extra help on ANYTHING! Or you just want to chat!  


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  • Must Do’s


     Work Tracker


    You will have one day to build your catapult.  I have included directions, but you can also make it your own!


    Then you will record some data on the word/pages document.


    After you will take a video of your catapult in action and send it to Mrs. Miller in assignments!


    Catapult Deign Worksheet 


    Here is how you can build a catapult.  Use this information to build one but you can change it a little!

    Items Needed:

    • Popsicle Sticks
    • Rubber Bands
    • Plastic Spoon
    • Pom pom Balls
    • Optional paint or markers to decorate the popsicle sticks
    • Ruler, pencil and paper


    1. Make a stack of popsicle sticks by stacking them one on top of each other. Start with five (5) sticks. Optional: paint or color the popsicle sticks before starting.
    2. Wrap a rubber band around each end of the stack to hold the stack together.
    3. Take two popsicle sticks and stack them together. Wrap one rubber band around one end of these two sticks to hold them together.
    4. Pull the two popsicle sticks slightly apart and place the larger stack of sticks in between the two.
    5. Attach the larger stack to the stick on the top using a rubber band.
    6. Set the spoon on the top popsicle stick and use a rubber band to lash it down.
    7. The spoon should be facing cup side (scoop side) outwards.
    8. Place a pom pom on the spoon.
    9. Hold the catapult with one hand and use your other hand to pull down on the spoon. Release the spoon to watch the pom pom launch! Where will the pom pom go? How far will it go?
    10. Record your observations. Measure the distance the pom pom traveled. What might make a difference in how far it travels?
    11. Try building the catapult with more popsicle sticks. What do you think will happen?


  • May Do’s


    Watch the Videos of Real Time with Miller Time


    Then you can: create content for Real Time with Miller Time:  Ideas but not limited to:



    -Funny pet videos

    -Weather report

    -“Caught YOU being Kind” Find people being kind to one another! Try and catch them on video or write it in!

    -Comics!  Student created comics that I can show on “air”

    -Art work submissions

    -How to draw something

    -How to do something