Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Cornfield Characters

Please remember that Cornfield Characters will be displayed on the front lawn on Friday, October 27, 2017.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

October Learning

We've been busy learning this week. Students are beginning a new science unit on life science. Topics include vertebrates and invertebrates, biomes, and food webs. The students were very excited to start this unit.

We've also continued to work on our PBL project exploring communities and continued learning about tools for our growth mindsets. We've been focusing on the stances of persistence and perseverance. If you have stories about using persistence and perseverance, please share them with your student.

Please remember to send in the permission slip for Cornfield Characters if your student wishes to participate. Cornfield characters will be displayed on the front lawn of LSS on October 27.


Friday, September 22, 2017

End of the Week

This week has flown by in third grade! Thank you for sending in headphones and/or earbuds for your student. We will use them for listening to reading and working in a math program called Dreambox. Please look for your student's google login card and typing pal login card. Keep them handy so your student can login from home.

This week we've been learning about Growth Mindset. Ask your student what having a growth mindset means. If you want to learn more you can access the classroom dojo series we watched.

Our classroom read aloud is the book Wonder. We've been discussing Mr. Brown's first precept. Ask your student what "When given the choice between being right and being kind. Choose Kind." means.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Open House

Please join me tomorrow night for LSS Open House. The open house begins at 6:00. Please bring any questions and/or concerns that you have. I hope to see you there.


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

September

The start of third grade has been great. We've been working hard to establish a caring and respectful learning community. We've been establishing our Daily 5 routines during literacy block, exploring our Student Reference Book and our manipulatives in math, and delving into our first Project Based Learning Experience (PBL). Please ask your student about our PBL experience so far.

Open House is coming up. Please join us for an evening of learning about our third grade experiences and curriculum on Thursday, September 14, 2017. I look forward to sharing our experiences thus far with you and answering any questions you may have. 

Thank you for sending in supplies for our classroom to share. It makes a great impact on our learning community. 

Also, please look for information coming home about our fundraising efforts for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Time flies when you're having fun! I can't believe it's already October. In math, our class has been reviewing concepts from previous years. Our focus has been on bar graphs, multiplication, division, and telling time for our first unit. Please look for the first assessment coming home this week.

In reading we've been exploring different texts to draw conclusions and learn about a character's feelings, motivations, and traits. Ask your student about how Destiny and her community work to help Mrs. Wade.

We're also continuing to build our classroom community. We're learning to take responsibility for our actions positive and/or negative. We've been working on deep breathing and calming our bodies in Open Circle.

Letters about Cornfield Characters have gone home. Please feel free to join in the fun! Ms. Smith will be visiting the classroom to answer any questions students have about the project. If you have questions please feel free to contact me.


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Our school year has gotten off to a great start. We have been working hard to create a caring and safe classroom community. We've learned a lot about each other and thought hard about how we'll work as a team to accomplish our goals this year. Please ask your son or daughter about the hope or dream s/he set for the year, as well as what our classroom goal is.

Open House is coming soon! Please join me to learn more about our classroom community on Thursday, September 15. I look forward to speaking with you.

If you have any questions and/or concerns please feel free to contact me. Parents and teachers make the best teams!