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!


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Crazy Christmas

The third graders did a great job at their Christmas program this week! I was so impressed with their performance! I know they worked really hard.
Here are a few "behind the scenes" pictures." ;)

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Friday, November 21, 2014


You may have noticed that I have been sending home book orders every month. When you order books, we earn points for our classroom to earn free books. We got our first shipment of free books along with a free book for every student in the class! They received The School from the Black Lagoon. Yay!

Thanks for ordering!

Take a look at all of our free books!

Our next book order was already sent home. Our order will close on Dec. 3rd.
If you are interested in ordering, visit the Scholastic website:


Click on book clubs
Our class code is: LNVPP


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