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Third Grader's are Doing SPOOKtacular
Happy Halloween everyone! I just wanted to give you a few brief updates of what's been going on in our classroom this month! Our class has been working really hard at transitioning from one part of our day to the next. We have worked at staying on task with the directions, while moving quickly and quietly. We filled an incentive chart and have earned a Pajama/Stuffed Animal/Popcorn/Movie Day. Hooray! This will be on Friday, October 25th.
Climbing the Hurdle to Hard Words
Wow! We have covered so much during Reading Workshop already. I am so very proud of how hard my students have been working at becoming stronger, more engaged and enthusiastic readers. This month, our focus has been on the different ways to approach tricky words...those words that stump us. If you're looking for ways to help your child tackle difficult words at home, here are some of the strategies we teach in class....
We are so excited to tell you about Zearn.org! This program is aligned perfectly with our math curriculum, it's differentiated and very engaging. If your child is having difficulty with math homework, or would like extra practice, they can revisit a lesson on Zearn. It's also a great way for families to see how we teach the material!
If you have any questions about logins/passwords, please let me know and I can send it again! We are currently working our way through a unit on measurement. The greatest challenge for us is measuring elapsed time. Any support with this at home is greatly appreciated!
Harvest Run 2017
Act with Respect ALWAYS
And Turning Tanglewood PINK
Coach Rich Johns, founder of the "Pay it forward" mission called, "Act with Respect Always", came to visit Tanglewood students this month. Students learned that everyone walks around each day with an imaginary backpack that is filled with the stories from their life. We need to treat others with kindness always, keeping in mind that we NEVER know what types of stories our peers may carry in their backpack.
YOUNG SCIENTISTS AT WORK
We continue to learn about the process of Condensation, Precipitation, Collection and Evaporation. Students enjoyed experimenting with the process of the Water Cycle using a few simple materials.
We also spent some time exploring the reasoning behind the different varieties of apples. Students sampled some apples, while learning about inheritance, traits and selection within nature. Delicious and FUN!
WORKING WITH WORDS
October Words: Please continue to practice these words as needed!
city, schools, laughed, to, too, two, was, community, countries, exciting, getting, pretty, prettier, prettiest