Student Council Campaigns~September 21
I was so proud of our boys and girls who made posters and gave speeches to be our class representatives. This was an election that truly had no losers; everyone who ran was a winner just for trying! This year Emma and Shaurya will be representing our class at morning Council Meetings. Below are some pictures of our candidates with their posters and giving their speeches. Many of the speech givers took "selfies" on my phone right before giving their speeches!
Making Math Video Tutorials on Flipgrid~September 21
This week our 3rd graders learned the "9's Trick" in multiplication. We know the best way to show you know something is to teach others so students wrote and recorded two-minute (or less) tutorials on FlipGrid to show what they know! They learned how to use the app, recorded the video and watched and gave positive feedback on their classmates' videos. We'll be using Flipgrid all through the year as a way to share ideas, reflections and for celebrations.
Family Read Along~September 14
Thank you so much to all of our relatives who came for our surprise event. It was a great afternoon to enjoy a few good book and a few good treats with family and friends. The boys and girls used the Cynthia Rylant book, The Relatives Came, as mentor text for a personal narrative comic strip that they wrote!
Writer's Notebooks~Beautiful Inspirations
Students decorated their writer's notebooks with all sorts of wonderful pictures and stickers they brought from home. I covered the books with clear contact paper to preserve the artwork all year long. We use these notebooks daily during our reader's workshop. I'm already amazed by the growth I'm seeing in our students' writing.
Marshmallow Challenge~September 11
Inspired by a TED talk on teamwork and innovation, our students took part in The Marshmallow Challenge this week. They were given 20 pieces of spaghetti, one yard of masking tape and one yard of string with the goal of building the tallest tower. After 10 minutes of planning time, students had 15 minutes of building time. Below you will see the students in action along with their finished products. As is the case in much of what we do, the gain is what we learn from taking part in the activity along with reflections on how to improve, or do better the next time.
Our Room 14 Superheroes!~September 7
To go along with our "My Superpower is..." writing that you've seen in the hallway, students used the Comic Book app on iPads to turn themselves into Superheroes. We have some pretty amazing looking heroes, ready to save the day below!
Video of Our First Week!
The First Day of School~August 28, 2018
There was excitement in the air on August 28th as our 28 boys and girls began their 3rd grade adventure! We are all looking forward to wonderful year of learning and growing together!
First Week of School
Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!
Hello! If you are reading this, chances are you just found out you will be in my class this year! Hooray! I'm so excited to get the new year started. I can already tell we are going to have an awesome class this year!
Check out the website from last year to get an idea of what last year's class did in third grade. We may not do the exact same things this coming year, but whatever we do will be great! I'm hoping I see you at the open house on Thursday, August 23, from 4-5! You can bring your school supplies that day and put them in your cubby!
The New School Year is Almost Here!
School Dismissal Times this Year
9:09 a.m. to 4:07 p.m. (First bell rings at 9:04--this is one minute earlier than last year.)
Link for District Dismissal Times
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