I have greatly enjoyed getting to know the new third grade students and I look forward to our exciting year ahead! We are beginning the year by going over rules and procedures, discussing what it means to be a scientist, and learning about the scientific method. After that we will start our earth science unit entitled Rocks, Soils, and Earth's Resources. The students will learn about the three types of rocks and the rock cycle. They will also learn about the layers of soil, components of soil, and types of soil. Next the students will learn about renewable and nonrenewable resources and ways to conserve Earth's resources. Our first unit will span the entire first quarter.