Friday, December 21, 2007

A website you use in the classroom is even better! Now you can get to our class page from home. You need to read it carefully, so you know how to log in.

Have fun and practice those math facts!

Mrs. B Third Grade on That!

Merry Christmas!!! See you in January!

Mrs. B

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas Vacation

Hey families!
Your student can now post on the blog. Check Thursday's newsletter for the username and password.

After you sign in, click "New Post" on the Dashboard. Then give the post a title and type away.

You can change the font, the size, the color...

Have fun!

Charles helps out!

Originally uploaded by mrsbthirdgrade

Charles, our travel buddy from MA is a great supervisor! He helped out at all our Christmas rotations. He also went along on the field trip yesterday. Thanks Charles!!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Winter Fun

Here is a fun link to start things off.
Make-a-Flake - Lets you make your own cool snowflake. You can save it and print it too!

We were out of the classroom Friday, December 14 so our projector could be mounted. We also were gifted with a new, 8 foot screen! It is incredible! It will be like sitting in a movie theater at school. Get ready kids, we're going to be using it all the time! Any no one should have any trouble seeing the action! Here is a picture with my daughter, Erin.

Have a nice weekend, kiddos! We only have 4 days of school until vacation starts! Get ready for fun - and hard work. Learning can't stop just because we are going on vacation!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Where has November gone?

It has been a month! We must do better in December. Do you notice what is new on the blog? What are some things we can post about? Would someone like to write a post about Three Kings' Day? Kwanzaa? Christmas? Help me kids!

Here is a cute thing to do on cold evenings! Have fun!
Home Sweet Home
Here is another fun thing to do.
Practice tough vocabulary words and donate rice!

As always, check with mom and dad before going to links! Have fun and stay safe!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Cute Carve a Pumpkin!

Thanks to RG and her mom for sending this link! If only carving pumpkins was this easy!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Hootie and Charles

Hootie was sent on her way to Illinois! Here she is with all her "stuff"!

Charles arrived today! We can't wait to learn about Massachusetts!

Friday, October 19, 2007


Hey kids!
We've only just begun Clementine by Sara Pennypacker and I know you are loving it. I decided to see if there were more Clementine books - and there are! Here is a list of the Clementine books:

Clementine (first book)
Talented Clementine (second)
Clementine's Letter (third - available in April 2008)

I'll try to get copies of them for us to read. Look for them at the public library!

Happy weekend! Hope to see you at the Fall Festival on Saturday!
Mrs. B

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

For Parents...

Hi Parents!

So sorry a newsletter didn't make it on Monday. I'm sure you've heard about my weekend mishap. If not, read the post below. It makes doing everything much more difficult.

Here is some important information for you.

Picture money is due by Monday, 10/22.

AR Goals are in each student's agenda. Instead of a points goal, we are having a percent correct goal and a # of tests per week goal. Look for an AR print out on Friday that lists all the tests your child took this week. It will have a sticker on it - Met Goal(s) or Did Not Meet Goal(s).

Conferences are this week. Thanks for those parents who have come to discuss their child with me! I look forward to meeting with everyone. If you have not yet scheduled a conference, please get in touch with me ASAP.

A new newsletter WILL come home this Friday, October 19th. Thanks for your continued support!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Can you believe it?!?!

Ok, I know we are studying the skeleton - but I didn't plan to break a tiny bone in my wrist just for you guys! I fell when I was roller skating with my family on Saturday. They took X-Rays and gave me this lovely, big, black splint. Writing is very hard. Yes, it hurts. No, I won't take off the splint so you can see my arm. There is nothing to look at anyway.

Here is a lovely picture for you to enjoy! You will have to help me a lot the next few days and weeks. I'm not supposed to carry anything with my right hand. What will YOU do to help me?

Sunday, October 7, 2007

School House Rock on YouTube

The Preamble



Conjunction Junction


Lyrics can be found here:

These are the songs we have used in school. Of course, be careful on sites like YouTube - you never know when something might come up that isn't meant for kids!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Guess what!?!?!

We have a project to do! We need to fill out a survey for The Great Mail Race! It is from a third grade class in CT. There is some information on the bulletin board in the hallway. How does their class compare to ours? What can we learn from the data?

Friday, September 28, 2007

Hey TW!

Our classmate TW has been out sick for 2 days! We miss him. When he comes back we will help him catch up. Get well soon TW!

Many hugs from your friends and Mrs. B!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Math Work Stations

Math Work Stations are different from regular Math lessons. It helps to have an even number of people. There are:

  • Math Games
  • Fast Facts
  • Week by Week Essentials
  • Accelerated Math
  • Problem Solving

Math Work Stations help us learn more math, work out problems, let us learn in a fun way, and give us a chance to work with a partner and alone.

Groups work best if they have 2 people. Sometimes it is best to put a boy and a girl together instead of 2 boys or 2 girls.

If you have any questions for us about Math Work Stations, leave them in the "Comments" section!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Our Day

Our Day in Third Grade

When we come to school in the mornings, we follow our Morning Routine. Then Mrs. B checks Math Homework. After that we get ready for our Math Lesson. Math Work Stations come next. (We feel smart and excited about Math WS's!!)

Then we all sit on the carpet and read. Soon, we will be switching classes for reading groups! We will also be having AR goals for each month. By this time, we are ready for a snack. Then we are ready to write stories and learn about writing.

After writing, we go to Block. Block classes are: PE, Art, or Music. Then we go back to the classroom and Mrs. B reads aloud a chapter book. Right now we are reading Judy Moody Declares Independence. Then we go to Lunch!

Some days we go to Recess after Lunch. Other days we go back and take AR tests and go to the Media Center for new books. Then we do Literacy Work Stations. They are very fun and help us learn about grammar, drama, cursive, poetry, and listening.

We do Social Studies after. Soon we will start Science. We are tired by this time but we aren't done yet! We still have to copy homework, pack up and write in our Reflection Journals. Then we are ready to go home!

*Written by all 20 students in Mrs. B's 3rd grade.*

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

We are learning cursive.

This week, we started learning cursive. We have learned h, e, and k. Making a k is complicated. But we are naturals! Cursive will be hard this week.
More later, have to go to block!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Our Class

We have 20 kids in our class. We have 12 boys and 8 girls. We like to read, write, do math, learn, be athletic, and we like to do Work Stations for Math and Literacy.

We are smart. We like to have fun. We are all talented. We are all good students.

Have a great weekend!!!

Our Blog!

Our blog is a place where we can write about the things we do and learn. We will write in it together for a while. Perhaps after Christmas we can have "Blogger" as a class job. Then we could all take turns writing on the blog.

A blog is a journal (or log) that is on the Internet for anyone to read. I will tell your parents about it so they can come read!

Now let's make a post together... what should our topic be?