Last week we worked on making inferences when we read. In one activity, the class had to work in a group to read a poem and infer what animal the poem was about. They checked their inferences by scanning a QR code to see the correct answer. This was a big hit!
Last week, we also began using Edmodo in our book club groups. We are all really excited about this. I post a question, poll, or quiz on Edmodo and the book club members can use the app to comment or answer questions about their book. It's fun!
This week was the book fair! We stepped in to help Pre-K and First grade during the book fair. We helped them find books they might like and we wrote them on their wish list. This class is a group of GREAT helpers! I was so proud of them! They were very patient and helpful.
We have also been learning about context clues. We need to use the clues in the text to help us figure out unknown words when we read. Today, we played a game with silly made up words. The students had to use the context clues to help them figure out what the unknown word really means. Fun!
I told the class I would add a context clues page here for them to download. This is a page for them to write their own silly word with context clues. They give the page to someone else and have them figure out the unknown word. Here it is...
This week in reading we chose the book club we would like to be in! We started meeting with book club partners. Everyone was VERY excited about this! Ask your child what book he/she is reading in book club.
We also started using Istation. This is a reading practice program on the computer. Your child can do this at home too! Directions and passwords will be sent home next week.
Welcome To Third Grade!! We are going to have an amazing year! If you are new...here's some information about me!
I'm excited to be teaching at Velasquez! I have been teaching for 15 years. I taught first grade for 10 years, and second grade for 5 years. I'm excited to move up to third grade this year! I also love to teach reading and writing.
I am married and I have two kids. My daughter Alayna, is almost 11 and my son Brayden is 8.
Here are a few of my favorite things:
I'm excited to start a great school year. I know we are going to learn SO much and have a great time. I will use this blog A LOT throughout the school year to share information and fun stuff we are doing in class, so check back often!