Sunday, November 30, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014


We were talking about special talents today... and 17 kids can make a taco with their tongue!
 Even our intern, Savanna, can make one!  Now that's talented!!!  :)

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Wasn't our Informance Perfect?

I can't tell you how excited our class was to perform for all of you! Weren't they awesome!!!
Thanks also so much for joining us for cider and our video! It was good to see all of you!

Internet Safety!

Sheriff Kuznia and Deputy Miller came in to talk to us about internet safety today!
They focused on talking with people online who may say they are your age, but may be a grown up
and to NEVER meet with them! A great discussion to have at home too!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Working on Self-Monitoring!

We are working on self-monitoring ... home & school behaviors as well as hygiene. When we get better at this,
we will work on self-monitoring our reading and some strategies to help us become successful at that!
Please work with your child at home on self-monitoring as well! Be sure not to jump in too quickly to fix things for your child! By the end of 3rd grade we will have guided responsible children, students & citizens! :)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Presenting Personal Narratives!

Stretching Sentences!

You may have noticed, looking at your child's homework last night, that it is difficult for kids to STRETCH their sentences to over 8 words ... which we require in 3rd grade! This anchor chart may help you - help them - create more interesting sentences, which in turn leads to more interesting stories! Thanks for working with them!!!

What is PLOT?

When kids understand the story structure of Fiction ... they COMPREHEND what they are reading! Ask your kiddos these questions ... What is the setting? Who are the characters? What are the events that lead to the problem/climax/rising action? What is the climax? What are some things that lead to the solution/falling action? What was the solution?????  Make them THINK!!! :)

I LOVE mornings like this! The kids do such a great job working with partners!!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Veteran's Day!!!

Our class celebrated Veteran's Day by brainstorming character traits of a Veteran!