Team 13 News

Friday, December 11, 2015

Seasonal Writing

Students have been busy working of a special winter narrative. We have been exploring a variety of mentor texts and reviewing and learning the many different kinds of author's crafts and figurative language. After I read aloud the original story of Rudolph, from 1939, we found many similies together. "The fog was as thick as a soda's white fizz." Students have begun finding author's craft in their own "just right books". We say that they are "reading like writers". We put some seasonal simiies out to decorate. Student samples are below.

Planetary Presentations-Reasearch

Students took all of their magnificent planet research ("Research Road-Maps" came home on Wednesday as a sign and return) and made presentations. Some students were very interested in learning how to do Google Slides. Others created posters, a few made solar system models and several did additional research.

Soon, we will be launching a new research project as students begin to explore our Social Studies essential question: What people lived on the plains? Students will be assigned a group, and an area that they research for their tribe (food/water. habitat, . I have shared a group slide template with each different group. Only these team members will be able to work on their Google Slide-show, and each member will create their own individual slide--and contribute to the final project.

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Third Grade Artist of the Marking Period

Congratulations goes out to Team 13's Natalie Nace---she was selected buy the art teachers as this Marking Period's Grade 3 Featured Artist. Her framed piece of artwork will remain on display in the Seylar Gallery until the close of the first marking period, when a new artist will be chosen.

Upcoming Events

  • Tinsel Town, TONIGHT--Friday, December 11th 5-7:30 p.m.
  • Around Once Cactus, spelling and reading skills checks-Friday, December 18th
  • Unit 5 Math Test, Monday, December 21st
  • Spirit Day (wear PJs) December 23rd
  • Holiday Party: 1:10-2:30
  • December 23rd, School Sing-A-Long 9:30-11
  • Winter Break December 24th-January 3rd
  • School resumes Monday, January 4th
  • December Reading Calendars due-Monday, January 4th