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?