Monday, February 16, 2015

Happy Valentines Day!

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It was a fun day in room 3 as we passed out valentines, dipped treats in the chocolate fountain, and created many crafts. Thank you parents for helping us celebrate the holiday in a fabulous way!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Guided Math

We use guided math in our classroom. Before each new math unit the students are assessed to see what they know and grouped so they can be challenged at their level of learning. They work together to practice new skills and learn a variety of strategies to problem solve.

Expert Writing

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During the month of January the students wrote nonfiction books about topics they are experts on. Some of the books were about different sports, owning a pet, and girls scouts or boy scouts. The students chose different papers and nonfiction features to use. The students included labels, pictures with captions, and a table of contents. They were so excited to complete chapter books for the first time!

Teaching About Fables

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My students were challenged to independently work together to assign parts to a play, practice with the group, and create props. They performed the plays that were all based on fables. They taught the class about the moral and the character flaws in their plays. After, they had to come up with examples of the morals that could relate to our lives.