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Week of March 2-6, 2015


Monday 3/9: Class Picture Day (Rescheduled From Last Week)

Wednesday 3/11: Crazy Hair Day (Our class marble jar reward)

Monday 3/16-Friday 3/20: PARCC Testing

Friday 3/13: Sound Science Project is Due

Read Across America Week!

To celebrate Read Across America Week, 3K has participated in many Dr. Seuss inspired activities, as well as reading inspired activities!

Monday: On Monday, we practiced our reading strategy to visualize while we read. As a class, we discussed how this is an important skill, because when texts get complicated it will help your comprehension to be able to make a picture in your mind. To practice this skill, we read If I Ran The Circus by Dr. Seuss. The catch was that I didn't show them any of the pictures. When we finished reading the story, each student was assigned to use the text to visualize and illustrate 1-2 pages of the text. We were amazed to see how close our visualizations came to Dr. Seuss' actual illustrations!

Tuesday: On Tuesday, we integrated Dr. Seuss' great stories into math! We read And To Think I Saw It On Mulbery Street. The story was about a little boy's imagination and all of the great things he visualized from his walk home from school. We used our knowledge of fractions to create a number line from Tatem to home. Students then drew a picture of something they would like to see on their walk home, and they then plotted it on a point on the number line and wrote the correct fraction. Students even went above and beyond by writing equivalent fractions on our number line!
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Wednesday: On Wednesday, Tatem School had their annual Hallway Read! The entire school dropped everything that they were doing on Wednesday afternoon to grab a good book and read in the hallway! By having everyone in our school read, it shows how important reading is and how fun reading can be!

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Friday: To wrap up our Read Across America Week, 3K readers had a special afternoon of comfy, cozy reading. Students had the opportunity to wear their pajamas, bring in a stuffed animal, and bring in a favorite book or two! 3K readers loved having the afternoon to become engrossed in their books and fall into another world.