Monday, June 1, 2015

Have a Great Summer!

I hope everyone has a fun and safe summer vacation!  Please come visit me when you come back to school in the fall!  Click the video below to see some pictures from your year in 3rd grade!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


We are working on a few fun end of the year projects.  This week I introduced the class to Flextangles.  It was a big hit!  Everyone designed their own Flextangle. Want to know more about Flextangles? Go to the website to learn about them and print out a template to make your own Flextangle!
(This website also has a lot of fun activities for you to do over the summer!)
 We made videos of our Flextangles so you can see how cool they are!  Check them out!

Bryce, Grace, Emma
Georgia, Aaron, Cody
Jules, Giacomo, David
Julian, Ashley, Gavin
Sarah, Stephanie, Camille

Reese, Jenna, Samantha, Alex

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Valentine's Day

We had a short but fun Valentine's Day party on Friday. Here are a few pictures from the day!

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Research Projects

We have been working on reading nonfiction articles and taking notes by paraphrasing the information.  This week the students worked in groups to research a topic of their choice and then practiced note-taking on their own.  As a final project, they created a poster and a digital project using the iPad.  This was a big hit! Everyone did a great job!

We added a QR code to the poster so anyone can scan it and view the digital projects! 

We took time for a "gallery walk" to view all the completed projects!

You can view our research videos below!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Reading Expository Text and Procedural Writing

This week we began reading some nonfiction articles and learned how to take notes and write our thinking as we read. I think everyone enjoyed the informational text we read from Time for Kids and National Geographic Kids!

We also began learning about procedural writing. This is writing that explains how to do something. We practiced putting the steps in order first, then moved on to writing our own steps. Next week everyone will be writing their own procedural essay!

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Spelling Bee

Congratulations to our spelling bee participants! They worked so hard and did a great job!

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Friday, January 9, 2015

End of 9 Weeks Tests!

Happy New Year!
Next week we will have all of our end of the 9 week assessments.  These tests will cover what we have been working on during the 2nd 9 weeks.  Each test will be entered as a major grade for each subject. 

**The reading test will include a fiction story with questions, a nonfiction story with questions, as well as a poem with questions.

Monday: Language Test
Tuesday: Math Test
Wednesday: Reading Test
Thursday: Science Test
Friday: Social Studies Test

I sent home study guides for the language test and the reading test with your child.  If you can't find them, I also attached them below.  Please take the time to go over the strategies and example questions with your child.  Thanks for your support!