Mrs. Hessert and Miss Lipski are sneaky sneaks! They helped spread the exciting news and surprised me with a fun banner!
This adorable little jewelry box keeps my ring safe and sound!
This is how the engagement happened through the eyes of a third grader!
Expo Night is Right Around the Corner
What: Expo Night
Where: Central School & Room 220
When: April 9, 2014
Why: To celebrate and share all we've learned this year
See you there!
We're learing all different kinds of multiplication algorithms. The first method we learned is called the "partial products" algorithm. I attached a free resource from the Everyday Math site for you, if you'd like to check it out. We'll learn lattice multiplication and the traditional way, too. I'll keep you posted!
We are becoming so independent! The students of 3B are now expected to read the main selection in class once and at home once before our whole-class book club. Students are also thinking more critically about the text through each weekly "Digging Deep" assignment. The students have been working hard to remember the important criteria for developing a solid 3rd grade response:
- restate the question
- answer the question
- cite examples from the text
- extend their thinking
Thank you for encouraging your child to continue the writing process and conduct some research at home. We have such serious and committed writers! Each day we get closer and closer to publishing our work. We can't wait to share our finished products with you.
In class we used this quote from one of our favorite authors to think about how we should edit and revise.
“By the time I am nearing the end of a story, the first part will have been reread and altered and corrected at least one hundred and fifty times. I am suspicious of both facility and speed. Good writing is essentially rewriting. I am positive of this.” — Roald Dahl
We read Annie and the Old One by Patricia Miles Martin. We learned about Navajo weaving and even started our own!