We do many different types of partner reading in grade three, but one of the students' favorites is reading from the picture bibles we have in the room. They love taking turns choosing which stories to read, as well as studying the pictures and maps.
basket rabbit napkin
letter invite bedtime
number fellow mammal
chapter follow problem
chicken butter Sunday
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Every year as part of their science class, the Eighth grade students partner up and create books about the history of the earth. They then come around and share them with the younger grades. Even if some of those big words are still a mystery to the third graders, they love having the chance to listen to them!
There will be NO spelling test next week due to the shortened week. We will start a new reading story and spelling list when we return from Easter break. (Therefore, I sent home no newsletter today, Friday March 18th.) Just keep practicing multiplication and remember to send in items for the Easter party! see post about Easter party here!
In anticipation of St. Patrick's day and the explosion of rainbow-themed decor out this week, I thought we'd have a little color wheel fun in Science. We started out in groups doing this activity that I found online:
But why does the water travel up the paper towel at all? And why do paper towels absorb liquid? Check out this quick video to help you understand.
On Wednesday, March 23rd, we will be having an Easter party. If you would like to send in items for our classroom Easter baskets, you may start sending them in anytime. It does NOT have to be anything big (or edible) just any tiny items that will fit in a small, handmade basket.
We have 13 students—8 girls and 5 boys (items can be gender specific, but don’t have to be.) In the past I’ve had: pencils, erasers, notepads, bubbles, nail polish, bouncy balls, candy, stickers, silly putty, play-doh, bracelets, and such. You may choose NOT to send anything in at all. I have talked to the students that if they do bring in something, it should be neatly disguised in a plastic or paper bag, as we keep the items a surprise until they see them in their baskets!
Also, we will be having our usual type of classroom party on that Wednesday. So if you wish to send in a special snack or treat for our Easter Party, you may!
Thanks so much!
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We have a whole different type of "march Madness" going on in grade three--and it has nothing to do with basketball. We call it "Multiplication Madness." We have been working on our facts for weeks now and have started times tests. So far, we are doing pretty well, but they are getting harder...Keep practicing!
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