3rd Grade Words of Wisdom

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This week, I asked my students to write their “3rd Grade Words of Wisdom” using this end-of-the-year writing activity from Lucky Little Learners. Here are their responses:

In 3rd grade you will learn…

  • about historical figures/ famous Americans
  • a lot
  • multiplication and division
  • about presidents
  • to write in cursive
  • to do Math Masters
  • wisdom

Our teacher loves it when…

  • we pay attention in class
  • we listen quietly
  • we are very good
  • we work hard
  • I get 100 AR points
  • we all bring our spelling list to school for our spelling test
  • we follow directions
  • we work quietly
  • we work or play together

My favorite part about 3rd grade is…

  • doing cool crafts in SCOPE
  • playing dodgeball at recess
  • the last week of school and party
  • meeting new friends
  • learning
  • the AR 100+ point party
  • doing book rotations
  • drinking milk at breakfast
  • getting awards for passing Math Masters levels
  • playing on the keyboards in music
  • playing outside at recess
  • eating pizza at lunch
  • reading and Daily 5
  • seeing my friends

Pictures from a Fun Week

October 24-31 was Red Ribbon Week.  The theme this year was “Love Yourself.  Be Drug Free.”

On Friday, October 24, we had the Red Ribbon Week kick off.















On Monday, October 27, we wore funny, silly socks for “SOCK it to drugs!” Day.








On Tuesday, we showed that we are “Too BRIGHT for drugs!”



On Wednesday, we were Heroes!









On Thursday, we were TEAMING ups against drugs, but it’s also the day student received their dictionaries!  Every year, the WBHS Student Council and the Georgia Farm Bureau Women’s Committee provide a dictionary to every third grader in Barrow County Schools.  Here are some images from the delivery:










And on Friday, students dressed like their future careers and had fun at a dance during lunch!

1st Quarter Awards

Congratulations to these students in Ms. Masters’s Class!

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Honor Roll (3s & 4s):HonorRollOct2014
Lanier A.
Luke D.
Jada H.
Stephen K.
Colter L.
Tori N.
Lexis R.

Merit Roll (4s, 3s, & 2s):
Andrew D.
Deacon F.
Mark J.
Ken S.

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Perfect Attendance:
Lanier A.
Brison B.
Colter L.
Lexis R.
Anastasia S.
Ken S.
Tim S.

NBA Award
(Never Been Absent – no absences, tardies, or check-outs):

Lanier A.
Colter L.
Ken S.
Tim S.

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Happy HAWK Award (“Helping All With Kindness”):
Wyatt D. and Elise H.

Hardest Worker:
Brison B.

Heroic Historian:
Tori N.

Super Scientist:
Andrew D.

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Math Masters Awards

6 Minute Addition: Lanier, Brison, Andrew, Luke, Wyatt, Deacon, Elise, Jada, Mark, Stephen, Colter, Tori, Lexis, Ken, and Tim
4 Minute Addition: Lanier, Brison, Luke, Jada, Stephen, Colter, Tori, and Ken
3 Minute Addition & Math Master Ribbon Award: Luke, Jada, Colter, Tori, and Ken

6 Minute Subtraction: Luke, Jada, Colter, Tori, and Ken
4 Minute Subtraction: Luke, Jada, Colter, Tori, and Ken
3 Minute Subtraction & Math Mentor Medal Award: Luke, Colter, Tori, and Ken

6 Minute Multiplication: Ken
4 Minute Multiplication: Ken
3 Minute Multiplication & Math Wizard Trophy Award: Ken


The Book Box is Here!


It’s here!  We’ve been waiting since September so the students and I were so excited when it came! The art teacher saw our smiles and asked why we were excited.  I told him it was because of this:

IMG_4392-10.14.1426 FREE books for our classroom!

Thank you so much to the families who ordered! It wouldn’t have been possible without you.  I know the students are going to enjoy their books!


What a Great Group of Kids!

I just have to take a moment to brag on my students.  The students in my class are so respectful and hard working!  They’ve also made significant progress this year. As we end the first grading period, I just wanted to highlight a few impressive statistics.

AR is the Accelerated Reader program.  It awards points to students based on how well they do on reading comprehension tests.  Students select their own books, read them, and then take the tests to show that they comprehended what they read.  As a class, my students have passed 218 quizzes altogether!  They also have a class total of more than 500 points!  That is amazing!

Reflex is an online math facts fluency program.  Unlike AR, students can use Reflex at school or at home.  Students LOVE using the program.

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So far this year, my students have solved more than 72,000 total facts on Reflex!  Our class average for the percentage of facts that are fluent is currently 70%!  This is especially impressive considering the starting fluency average was 24%–that’s amazing growth! Additionally, four students are already 100% fluent with their addition and subtraction facts and are now working on multiplication and division.  Way to go Ken, Luke, Tori, and Colter!

I’m so proud of all of my students and the amazing progress they have made so far! I can’t wait to see how much more they grow during the rest of the year!