Today we had great fun celebrating tomorrow’s Cat-Griz game. Students wrote an opinion piece about which team they liked and why, we created a class graph voting for our favorite team. We then used our graph to practice math concepts such as greater than/less than, comparison word problems, and adding and subtracting equations. It was a fun way to practice our math and writing skills! May the best team win and Go Cats!
Don’t forget Parent Teacher Conferences are this Tuesday and Thursday, November 14th and 16th. If you are unable to make your conference time, please be sure to let me know so we can reschedule! Thank you, I’m looking forward to visiting with everyone!
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Niomi E. 3:30-3:45
Ayden H. 3:45-4:00
Lillia F. 4:00-4:15
Serenity s. 4:15-4:30
Landon G. 4:45-5:00
Sorley M. 5:00-5:15
Ellie B. 5:15-5:30
Siri F. 5:30-5:45
Cameron C. 5:45-6:00
Grayson T. 6:00-6:15
Aaliyah N. 6:15-6:30
Jilli O. 6:30-6:45
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Cruz P. 4:00-4:15
Emmett M. 4:30-4:45
Brayden G. 4:45-5:00
Lucas T. 5:00-5:15
Zavier T. 5:30-5:45
Ava R. 5:45-6:00
Deegan R. 6:00-6:15
Nora S. 6:15-6:30
Marlee F. 6:30-6:45
This week we read a story called The Ugly Vegetables which is about a young girl who is disappointed when her mom plants a Chinese vegetable garden, all the neighbors plant beautiful flowers and they have “ugly yucky vegetables”. We made our own “Ugly Vegetable” soup, full of different kinds of vegetables including carrots, celery, onions, broccoli, bok choy, potatoes, green beans, and a rutabaga. Even though it was still a little crunchy at the end of the day, the students loved it and ate every last bit! So if your kiddo comes home and says they don’t like vegetables, I’d have to disagree!!
Well we survived Halloween! We had a fun and exciting day! Here are a few pictures of our scary stories we wrote, our candy corn science experiment, and the class all decked out in their costumes. It was a fun day, thanks to everyone for the help with the yummy fruit and for helping out with our party!!
October 12th already…..you have got to be kidding me!!! Sorry for the late update- time slipped away from me!
We sure are not letting any moss grow under our toes in third grade!
Halloween: We will be having a Halloween party in our classroom from 2:10-3:15. Students may bring their costumes to school and then change into them before the party. I’m asking for kids to not wear make-up or face paint. Parents are welcome to come and please let me know if you are willing to send/bring a healthy treat.
Parent Volunteers: Mrs. Conrad and I are looking for parent volunteers to help out in our classrooms. We have an array of activities for you to do including working with small groups, practicing math facts, reading, spelling, art etc. Let me know if you are interested and we will work on a time for you to come in. Even if you cannot come in weekly we would love to have you!
Family Night: Mrs. Conrad and I would like to invite you to a family night hosted in our classroom on October 25th from 5:30-6:30. During this time we will time we will have your child show you some of our literacy activities including taking an AR test. Feel free to come for the whole hour or even stop by for 10 minutes just to check it out.
Math: This month we are continuing to work on multiplication and division for numbers 0-12. We have also started learning about area and doing multi-step word problems. I suggest working on basic multiplication and division facts at home to help increase your child’s fluency.
Reading: This month we will be reading a narrative nonfiction, informational text, a folktale, and a realistic fiction. We will be looking into verb tenses, three letter clusters, synonyms, suffixes, silent letters, context clues, using commas, abstract nouns, vowel diphthongs, cause and effect, sequencing, drawing conclusions, and main ideas/details.
Writing: Students are working very hard to incorporate precise verbs, and details into their writing. We are also working on using our senses to make our writing more interesting.
Science and Social Studies: We just finished up our unit on energy and are now diving into Social Studies. We will be studying communities and geography.
Email: I’m concerned I do not have all parents on my email list. Would you please shoot me a quick response to let me know that you do indeed receive my emails so I can make sure I’m communicating with all the families.
Snack- We are running low on snacks again. Thank you so much for supporting snack!
This month’s upcoming events:
Thanks for all your continued support. Please do not hesitate to call, email, or text me with any questions!
Check out our new flexible seating in 2nd grade! Students now have more choices of where they sit in the classroom. Students can choose whether to sit, stand, kneel at a low table, or sit on the floor to do their work. The idea of flexible seating is to allow students to decide for themselves where they will learn best. As long as they are engaged and working, they get to decide where they are sitting! So far it is working great and the students enjoy being in charge of their learning!