During the month of November, we have been studying Native American History. Our school enjoyed a Native American Heritage assembly. We viewed the beautiful regalia and native dances. This month in science, we studied the layers of the Earth and the layers of the Earth’s atmosphere. During math, we dove into division and multiplication. We are utilizing the CUBES strategy to help with word problems. During ELA, we reviewed Compare & Contrast and Making Inferences to assist in our reading skills. The UNWRAP strategy is helping students comprehend their reading passages. SchoolNet online assessments were in full force this month for Math and ELA. Students are very comfortable with signing in and completing SchoolNet assessments. This month flew by. After a short break, we will jump back into our studies. We are diligently working to conquer the 3rd grade curriculum.
We have worked collaboratively with our groups to uncover Thanksgiving Mystery Picture Puzzles. The activity in the picture above is an informational text piece titled The Mayflower Journey. Students read the passage and worked together to answer their questions. They practiced using the “UNWRAP” reading strategy while completing this activity.
This month the students are thankful for the many ways they are able to learn. They understand the importance of paper and pencil, but daily we implement the iReady Reading and Math into the lesson by using the Chromebooks. The students are enjoying this phase of learning because after every lesson passed with an 80% or higher, they are given the chance to punch their iReady Punch card to get closer to getting their prize. The prize is a large Pixie stick. At the end of the month, the cards that have been punched12 times gets the opportunity to go into a drawing to pick a larger prize from the prize box. IXL is also another program that the students enjoy working in. This is done at least 3 days a week. On Fridays, the students are given the opportunity to play games on roomrecess.com as an incentive.