Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Taking us into Fourth Grade!!!

We are wrapping up the year with a book that brings our author study of Judy Blume full circle!  We started the year with Freckle Juice and are now ending it with the delightful Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing!  This is a very funny story that has several sequels and a spin off book that can keep the students reading all summer long!!  

I have thoroughly enjoyed this group of students and they will forever hold a place in my heart!  We have had tremendous growth and learning this year, but more importantly-- we have had LOVE and bonding!  Thank you for sharing your babies with me!  I appreciate all the Teacher Appreciation gifts this week and hope you've enjoyed 3rd grade as much as I've enjoyed TEACHING!!!
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Monday, March 19, 2018

Eggs and Hoot

Our literature circle groups will begin some  new books this week!  One group is finishing Frindle this week, and will next begin Hoot by Carl Hiaasan.  The other groups are finished with Edward Tulane and are starting Eggs by Jerri Spinelli.   These will allow us to USE out literacy strategies that we have learned all year!  

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Read Across America Week!

Image result for dr seuss read across americaWe kick of all kinds of fun activities this week for Read Across America Week celebrating I Love to Read and Dr. Seuss!!!
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We also had our Family Reading Night on Thursday with celebrity Read Alouds and making edible cat in the hats!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

February is African-American History Month

So all month long we are celebrating with Read Alouds and some Guided Reading groups focusing on leaders from 2 big time periods in history with slavery and the Civil Rights Movement.  We are going to be learning about incredible LEADERS who were African-Americans, that helped change our country. 

Monday, January 22, 2018

Tuck Everlasting

Our literature group has started reading the new story, Tuck Everlasting.  It is an interesting idea that has our kids questioning.....what if you could live forever?  We can't wait to find out more about this interesting family, the Tucks.  

We continue our work in our Reader's Notebook for Character Traits, Vocabulary and Summaries.  
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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year!

We are back from break and continuing our Diary of a Wimpy Kid book with the January chapter!  Chilly temps gave us a 2 hour delay so it was nice to ease back into the routine!!  We will also be connecting our Science with Reading Weather informational books in this unit so get prepared to bundle up!!!  Winter weather is upon us!!!
Our literature circle readers are reading A Penny's Worth of Character and learning about a Kentucky author--  Jesse Stuart!  They may recognize many of the things described in the story and be able to do compare/contrast to life for the main character (Shan) as compared to life now.  We will also be comparing the author's opinion on honesty from their own, with this story.  
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Monday, December 4, 2017

The MOST WONDERFUL time of the year!

It is definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!  A sneaky elf has arrived giving much excitement to our boys and girls and appearing in new places each day!  

We are also getting festive with our reading as we enjoy The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and do some comparing and contrasting with a Social Studies unit on Christmas Around the World!  Exciting!

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