Did you learn about prefixes and suffixes in the operating room? They did in 3rd grade! The students suited up with latex gloves, surgical masks and hair nets before entering their operating room aka classroom. Each "doctor" was assigned an operating room (desks joined together) and operated on their root word, prefixes and suffixes (cut the words and pasted them to the paper). It was a fun and interactive way for the students to learn how to apply different prefixes and suffixes to words!
Inspired by the Winter Olympics they also learned STEM activities such as building a ski slope out of card stock. The skier (a bottle cap) could be weighed down with pennies to change the weight. Each team created their own ski slope and conducted three trials.
Another medal activity was curling. Each team took turns sliding Starburst candy across the floor. The goal was to slide their Starburst into the smallest square or to land on taped lines for points.
Each team also researched a country participating in the Winter Olympics this year. Then string was taped to a map to show where the Olympics were being held and where each country was on the map.