1st Quarter 2016

I’m sorry this post is a little bit late, but I don’t think it’s ever too late to look back at all the fun and learning of the year.

Besides the state standards for third grade, we also focus on 21st century skills in my classroom such as collaboration and appropriate technology use. Here are some examples of students using technology and working collaboratively. Visit our class website or Seesaw to see some of the finished products!

My students have also been forming great relationships with their kindergarten reading buddies in Mrs. King’s class. They read together at least once a month, and Mrs. King’s class has visited our class to see our finished projects.

After learning about Ancient Greece in Social Studies, we moved on to studying heat in Science. Mrs. Mauney, our student teacher, conducted multiple experiments as students investigated how thermal energy moves. In these pictures, students are collecting data on how solar radiation and different colors affect temperature.

Finally, we began a Pollution Solution Project-Based Learning Unit. As our entry event, students collected data on the litter and pollution on our school campus. This trash bag contains all the litter they found on the playground!

First Week of 2016

This post is a little late, but we had a great first week of school. Here are some pictures of the fun we had during the 1st week of 3rd grade!

We had fun decorating our writing journals

We had fun decorating our writing journals

Interviewing and introducing ourselves to our classmates:

We even had fun during inside recess when it rained!

Disney Headbandz

Disney Headbandz 

Trouble

Trouble 

Lots of fun!

Lots of fun!

1st Day of School 2016

We had a great first day of school! Students learned about rules and procedures and talked with new and old friends.

Getting to talk with friends is one of the best parts of the first day of school!

Getting to talk with friends is one of the best parts of the first day of school!

These students were so excited about Read to Self time!

A great group of kids!

A great group of kids!

3rd Quarter Review

The 3rd quarter was full of many fun learning experiences!

Projects

This quarter students worked on several engaging cross-curricular projects.

Famous Americans Projects 

Collaboration

Collaboration

Researching the lives of famous Americans

Researching the lives of famous Americans

Creating digital timelines showing the most important events of a famous American's life

Creating digital timelines showing the most important events of a famous American’s life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the final products

Some of the final products

Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils Projects

Investigating the properties of minerals

Investigating the properties of minerals

Research and collaboration

Research and collaboration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students investigated and made fossils

Students investigated and made fossils

100th Day of School
We made it to the 100th Day of School! Students celebrated by dressing like they were 100 years old!

We made it to the 100th Day of School! Students celebrated by dressing like they were 100 years old!

Read Across America Day
Students celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday by dressing as their favorite characters

Students celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday by dressing as their favorite characters

Read6Read5Read3

Read4Read1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Quarter Awards

The 3rd grading period seems to have passed in the blink of an eye! My students worked very hard, and I am proud of all they have accomplished!

Hardest Worker and Happy HAWK
Hardest Worker Emily with Happy HAWKs Molly and Jaxon

Hardest Worker Emily with Happy HAWKs Molly and Jaxon

Perfect Attendance
Chris, Bradyn, Shenae, Ava, and E'Mon had perfect attendance. Shenae had NBA (Never Been Absent)!

Chris, Bradyn, Shenae, Ava, and E’Mon had perfect attendance. Shenae got the NBA (Never Been Absent) award!

Honor and Merit Roll
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Honor Roll: JD, Jaxon, Eli, Molly, and Ava

Merit Roll: India, Isabella, Emily, Gannon, Bradyn, Zuri, Shenae, Antonio, Ian, Chris, and Ella

Merit Roll: India, Isabella, Emily, Gannon, Bradyn, Zuri, Shenae, Antonio, Ian, Chris, and Ella

Math Masters
Addition Math Masters

Addition Math Masters

Congratulations to Chris and Gannon who passed all addition levels to become Math Masters!

Subtraction Math Mentors

Subtraction Math Mentors

Congratulations to Shenae, Ian, and Bradyn who passed all subtraction levels to become Math Mentors!

Multiplication Math Wizards

Multiplication Math Wizards

Congratulations to India and Ava who passed all multiplication levels to become Math Wizards!

Division Math Genius Level

Division Math Genius Level

Congratulations to Antonio and Eli who passed all division levels to become Math Geniuses!

Congratulations to all award recipients!