Holiday Newsletter

News From 3D: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Holiday Concert at Stoy

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Daily 5: Word Work

Each week, students are exposed to Daily 5 reading and writing rotations. One of them is Word Work. Students engage with their spelling and vocabulary words in meaningful ways. One way is to use magnetic letters or Doodle Buddy to spell their words. The other way is using an app called Quizlet. This app allows students to play games, such as matching and vocab cards, with their words.

Word Work: Why Important?

Research shows that reading ability improves as students use meaningful games and activities to discover letters and the sounds they make, how to pick out root words, how suffixes and prefixes can change the meaning, and patterns in words.

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A Lesson on Interrupting with Ms. Fernandez

On Thursday, Ms. Fernandez read aloud a story called My Mouth is a Volcano. This story addresses the habit of interrupting and teaches children some witty technique to capture their thoughts and how to share at an appropriate time. After the story, we generated ideas that would help us to not interrupt during a lesson or when someone is talking. The students put on their creative hats as they designed T-shirts.
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Book Buddies

On Monday we spent the afternoon in 1st grade with our Book Buddies. We started out by making tree ornaments with pipe cleaners and beads. Next we focused on visualization, one of our reading strategies, as we listened to the audio of The Poplar Express. We practiced creating pictures in our heads as we listened to the words. After that, we read aloud a holiday book to our buddies. Thanks for hosting us Mrs. V and first grade!
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A Christmas Carol: Student Spotlight

Many of you knew that 3D's very own Rayna Farr played Tiny Tim in the Walnut Street Theatre's production of A Christmas Carol. Not only did Rayna have to learn many lines, but she learned how to walk with a cane and even opened the show with a solo about Christmas night. We are so proud of you, Rayna!
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3D Christmas Breakfast and Party!

Our fabulous and dedicated Room Moms were at it again! Thank you very much for hosting another great holiday party. The kids enjoyed the breakfast treats and the marshmallow game.


MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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