Monday, September 18, 2017

Mondays in Third Grade

Happy Monday Everyone!

What a gorgeous, hot, weekend!  I love the hot weather!  I got to enjoy a football game, soccer game, and 3 softball games in shorts. 

Last Friday I tried something new we purchased and had science rotations. There were 8 stations that were about force and motion. The kids rotated around with a partner, read a little information, completed a task, and then answered some questions. It was the first time so we had a few kinks to work out, but it seemed the kids enjoyed them. Not everyone got to every station. I hope to finish them this week, along with a force and motion lesson.

This week's happenings:

Math: work on the relationship between multiplication and division.

Writing: continue to work on getting our ideas on paper and forming more detailed ideas.   Learning the subject and predicates of writing sentences. Adjectives too!

Reading: we will continue to work through understanding what is going on in our stories, asking and answering questions about our stories, and identifying character traits.

Fundations: we are working on identifying suffixes and base words, making plurals(irregular and regular), homophones of sum and some, son and sun.  We will also begin cursive tomorrow. Often cursive will be homework after it has been introduced in class.

Have a great night!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesdays in Third Grade

Good Afternoon,

Please make sure your child is practicing their math facts EVERY night for homework. This is their Moby Max website. I don't assign much homework, but I do expect this to be done every night. Thank you! If you do not have internet service please send me a written note to let me know and other arrangements can be made.

Have a great night!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Mondays in Third Grade

Good Afternoon!

Hope all is going well with everyone! 

 Over the past few weeks we have been doing a morning math and geography. On Fridays the kids take an assessment of what was done during the week (we go over the work daily so the kids have the correct answers). So far most of the skills have been late second grade work. The kids are to fix any that they get wrong if their score is lower than a 9/10 (if they have more than one wrong). At the beginning of the year the kids are still learning to ask questions, use their weekly work to help with the assessment, and to just take morning work a little more serious as we go over it daily. For these reasons I don't take an actual math grade on it. The assessment grade shows up in working efficiently, asking questions, and listening. I do take a completion grade on it as well. As the year progresses, the assessment grades often start to look better if you were worried.

This week's Happenings:

Math: This week we are working on our x3 facts and also moving on to see the relationship between multiplication and division. In your child's folder their Topic A quiz came home today. 

Reading: The kids are working on a chapter book in each group. We are working on identifying setting and character traits. Along with this the kids have to give me evidence as to why they chose the setting and traits they did.

Fundations: The kids had their first Fundations test on Friday. They came home today to get signed and returned. It is in their binder. 

Writing: Today we talked about September 11th and the heroes that came out of it. The kids had to write about what a hero was to them and if they had any in their lives.
We will continue this week to show that writers write down different ideas to help them organize their thoughts and this is where they can look for inspiration on what to write about.

Language:  Last week we talked about possessive nouns. this week we will discuss subject/predicates and adjectives.

Tomorrow is PEC PACERS!!! Please make sure you are here to pick up your child after PACERS.

Have a great night!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesdays in Third Grade

Good Afternoon,

I apologize that this is my first post of the year. Usually I am better than this.

It has been a busy start to the year and now I got my first cold too.

Today in your child's take home folder is a note about our math facts program. It is called MobyMax. This program includes all subjects but at home I would like them to focus on the fact fluency piece. Please try it out tonight to see if there are any problems logging in. I don't mind if the kids do the other subjects. We will work on these in class as well.

Have a great night!

Friday, August 18, 2017

The first day is coming!!

Welcome to Third Grade!

2017-18 School Year

Check out our classroom log at

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Last Wednesday in Third Grade

Hello Parents/Guardians:

Can you believe this is the last Wednesday of the year!!??

I have attached some links to pictures from the year. I did them this way instead of on the blog because to print from the blog does not allow for very good quality prints.

I have also attached links to the kids' ecosystem slide shows. They did a great job on these. They had to read a short text or 2 and then complete the slides (working with others) with the information they learned! I am very proud of these!

Desert Ecosystem by Ellie, Landon, Jayson, Hayden, and Sam

Wetland Ecosystem by Trevor B., Trevor S., Alexis, Teagan, Lily, and Blake B.

Grassland Ecosystem by Ella, Arden, Zander, Payton, Isaiah, and Cameron

Rainforest Ecosystem by Riley, Brady, Colton, Blake F., and Zach.

Ecosystems by Jonny