A Glimpse into Merriman's Menagerie
"What did we learn this week?" inquired the minds who wanted to know:)
As for reading and writing, we worked reading and writing narratives. We attempted to read the first draft of our own writing and apply our graphic organizer to it (STORY); however, I realized that this was difficult. We will revisit this after we have worked more on analyzing narratives. Instead, we read "The Weather Machine," a short story with an unfinished ending. We analyzed its setting and time-order words. We then were given the task to finish the story. This is similar to the TNReady practice writing question that they were given in the fall. As a class, we brainstormed our ending and have completed our graphic organizer. Next week we will be writing the end of the story together. After we have practiced this together, the students will then practice this on their own.
Social Studies Fun
"Duct Tape your Teacher to a Wall" contest is happening now! Send in your spare change to help support our classroom library. All money goes towards buying books for our classroom at the spring book fair. I am also collecting any third grade books to add to my classroom collection. If you have books that you are no longer reading and are willing to part with, I would love to take them off your hands. I assign chapter books each week to your children. My eighth grade library was quite large; however, my third grade library has not had as many years to grow. I appreciate any book or "duct tape" donations.
Reading logs have started back up along with word work. Please make sure to let your child read aloud to you.
Regions quizzes are still going on. Please make sure to quiz your child about the state abbreviations or locations. We are currently working on the Midwest region's states and landforms. The next region will be the Northeastern region.
No School on Monday!
Thanks to all who donated drinks for the ROAR party. We had a great Friday, celebrating with our "Wildcat Cinemas."
Wish List: candy