Week 2

It was wonderful getting to meet/see so many of you last night. I know that the kids were excited to show off our classroom and all of the projects that they have been working on so far this year.

Math – This week in math we started Chapter 1: Place Value. The Chapter 1 quiz should have come home in Friday Folders. Our first test will be on Thursday.

Place Value Fun

ELA – This week we began our first reading unit. During Unit 1, we will focus on character traits, point of view, and story elements. The vocabulary list from our first story (Ruby the Copycat) was sent home on Tuesday. Your child will be quizzed on these words on Wednesday.

Content – We began our Chemistry Unit this week. During this unit we will learn about matter and the water cycle.

Spelling – Our first spelling list of the year will come home next Friday and will be tested the following Friday. Look for more information about how I run spelling to come home next week.

Homework – Our September Homework Calendar begins on Sunday. If you have any questions about the 3rd Grade Homework Policy, please do not hesitate to ask.

Planners – Please remember to check and initial your child’s planner every night.

Today we met our Kindergarten Buddies…this was definitely a highlight of our week!

I LOVE this crazy crew of mine!

Splash Party Canceled

Due to the weather forecast of severe storms this evening, the splash party has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. Students who participated in the Summer Reading Incentive will be treated to extra recess tomorrow and a special treat.

Our apologies for this inconvenience!

First Week of 3rd Grade

We had an amazing first week in 3-B! The 2nd grade teachers had so many wonderful things to say about this group of kids, and now I know why…they are AMAZING!

The high temperatures didn’t keep us from squeezing in some extra recess!

Inspired by the book The Junkyard Wonders, we formed groups in an unusual way…by finding friends with the same scent (aka scented chapstick). Once in our groups, the kids created posters that highlighted some of their positive character traits.

We also worked together to Save Fred the Gummy Worm.

Finally, on Friday we had the grand opening of our classroom library. We even had a ribbon cutting ceremony. After the library was opened, the kids worked in groups to create reading inspired canvases, which will hang in our classroom library.

I am looking forward to our week ahead. This is going to be a great year in third grade!