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Article posted August 29, 2014 at 03:24 PM GMT • comment • Reads 122

It was a wonderful first few days of third grade in room 206! Students came together quickly and have already formed friendships that have made our classroom a fun and exciting place to be! In addition to getting to know one another, this week we worked hard to establish routines and classroom expectations. In collaboration with our grade-level teammates, we created our own shared vision and are in the process of writing our code of cooperation. It was wonderful to see students voting on their shared vision and I loved watching them have a voice in our classroom climate and decision-making.



Next week, we will begin more structured math and literacy blocks and students will even be switching classrooms for literacy activities in an effort to help them get to know their other teachers.



We look forward to sharing some pictures with you as soon as we receive all of our internet permission slips back!

Article posted August 29, 2014 at 03:24 PM GMT • comment • Reads 122



Article posted June 13, 2014 at 04:22 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1564

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Article posted June 13, 2014 at 04:22 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1564



Article posted May 2, 2014 at 03:50 PM GMT • comment • Reads 793

It's here! To finish up studying parts of speech, specifically our standard on adverbs and adjectives, we decided to put on a grammatical fashion show! Students paired up with a buddy. While one walked "the red carpet", the other had to use nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs to describe what their partner was wearing and how they were making their way down the runway!

Article posted May 2, 2014 at 03:50 PM GMT • comment • Reads 793



Article posted April 30, 2014 at 08:08 PM GMT • comment • Reads 53

The District Writer's Tea will be held from 6:00-7:00 at the Middle School! Hope to see everyone there!

Article posted April 30, 2014 at 08:08 PM GMT • comment • Reads 53



Article posted April 30, 2014 at 03:59 PM GMT • comment • Reads 62

Here is a short video documenting our most recent virtual field trip on the Tandberg! This time, we "visited" a cotton farm in King's County, California. We learned all about the cotton plant, Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin, and even got to pick seeds from our very own cotton samples sent straight from California! We had so much fun!

Article posted April 30, 2014 at 03:59 PM GMT • comment • Reads 62



Article posted April 18, 2014 at 07:14 PM GMT • comment • Reads 273

Today we used the app Tellagami to record what we learned this week! Tellagami is an app that lets you create an avatar and then type or record to give your avatar speech. Today, students recorded a few favorite things they learned this week! we decided to use this as a newsletter, so we then generated a QR code that links to each 'gami'. Students will take home the QR code for parents to scan, so they can hear about what we learned this week! Here is one example:



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Article posted April 18, 2014 at 07:14 PM GMT • comment • Reads 273



Article posted April 14, 2014 at 07:59 PM GMT • comment • Reads 78

Over the past couple of weeks, we have been reading the novel "The BFG" as a class. Today, we read the chapter titled, "Frobscottle and Whizpoppers"! Frobscottle is a wonderful, green, fizzy drink that the BFG drinks while at his home in Giant Country. The other main character, Sophie very much liked Frobscottle, too, so we thought we would give it a try! Here are a few pictures of our first encounter with the BFG's favorite drink, Frobscottle!

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Article posted April 14, 2014 at 07:59 PM GMT • comment • Reads 78



Article posted April 4, 2014 at 04:54 PM GMT • comment • Reads 162

Today we were lucky enough to "travel" to California to learn about cotton! Earlier in the trimester, we learned about slave labor and the very important crop, cotton. We talked about Eli Whitney and his invention, the cotton gin, and how that increased the need for slave labor. Today, we were lucky enough to see a modern day gin and were able to watch the process of how cotton goes from farm to fabric! Our favorite part, though, was picking seeds from our very own cotton samples sent straight to us from California! Here are a few pictures of our field trip--a video is soon to be posted, too!



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Article posted April 4, 2014 at 04:54 PM GMT • comment • Reads 162



Article posted March 20, 2014 at 05:43 PM GMT • comment • Reads 85

Today we were lucky enough to have a fourth-grader in our district come into our classroom and teach us more about the famous Underground Railroad conductor, Harriet Tubman! Ava has been studying Harriet Tubman in her class and recently wrote an outstanding report about her life. She read her report to us, we took a quiz, and then made our very own Harriet Tubman flip books! We learned so much and had lots of fun learning from an older peer! Here are some photos from this wonderful lesson!



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Article posted March 20, 2014 at 05:43 PM GMT • comment • Reads 85



Article posted February 28, 2014 at 06:25 PM GMT • comment • Reads 93

Here are some pictures from our Spirit Week! Enjoy seeing our crazy hair and hats, sports gear, mismatched outfits, and pajamas!



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Article posted February 28, 2014 at 06:25 PM GMT • comment • Reads 93



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