Camp Packard: 3rd Grade News
In efforts to Connect Parents and Guardians to our Classroom
10 Days of Giving!
Thank you families for all your donations! We are all very grateful! :)
Boyscouts earn badges, athletes earn medals, but in our classroom we earn stripes. Painted stripes that is, on our sticks! We have read, discussed and learned about what it means to have good character. We have studied everyday heroes and their great character. We have designated Respect, Responsible, Caring, Trustworthy, Fairness, and Citizenship and being the pillars of good character among our classmates. We will have the opportunity of earning our stripes on our sticks when we have been nominated by teachers and fellow classmates when we demonstrate these character traits to our peers.
Math in the classroom...
Reading in the classroom...
We are practicing these "tracks" in our classroom with the Book A Day Challenge we have for the month of December. Students are asked to read a picture book a day and jot a thought they have on the book once done with it. You will see their progress come through on Seesaw. :)
Stop and Jots
Plants... have you seen our Tower Gardens here at school yet?
Pay it forward...
This year for the Holiday Season, I would like for the students to "pay it forward" rather than spend money on any gifts they want to give their teacher. I would rather have the kids do something for some one else in their family or in someone else's and then come back and share with the class how they helped another person in their life. That in itself, would warm my heart for the holidays. Happy Holidays to all of you and your families!
Here is a picture of Ms. Newhouse who was our first practice Mystery Skype helper. We have been practicing our Geography skills in class in order to get us ready to play Mystery Skype with other classrooms across the country. The game works like 20 Questions, where each team asks Yes/No questions until we figure out their geographical location together. It is loads of fun and a great way for kids to learn and master their map skills. :)
Creation Station Donations!!!
Thank you to all the families who have been so generous in donating to our Creation Station! Here the students were asked to recall the most memorable scene upon completing The BFG, and create it using material we had donated to our station. They had a blast! Then we put the "sculptures" in order in the sequence of events that occurred in the book. They are on display now in the Media Center. :)