I wanted to thank all who were able to make it to our OTA Native American Museum. The grand opening was a huge success!
Our guiding question was “How can we, as docents, educate museum visitors about Native Americans?”. I hope you found that our docents did their job well! I know I am very proud of them. To see the pride they took in their role and in their final product was worth every ounce of hard work they ALL put in to this project. SO proud of them:)
I am out of the classroom until we return to school on Tuesday so our weekly blog is a bit early. We do have celebrations to acknowledge and I will do that in next week’s post.
I hope you all enjoy the long weekend and if you get a chance, please ask your student why Monday is more than just a day off from school.
Important Dates and Reminders
- Friday, January 18th: Free Dress Day! Congrats on bringing in over 280 pairs of socks.
- Monday, January 21st: No school, MLK Holiday
- February 1st: Last Day of the 2nd Quarter and dismissal at noon
Daily Morning Meeting: Our word for this week as ENCOURAGE with our mantra being, “I encourage myself and others with my actions and words”. We talked about the difference between encourage and discourage (and how those prefixes change the meaning of the word courage). We shared what types of words and actions make you encourage others or feel encouraged by others.
Reader’s Workshop: As we are closing up various units, we took the week to focus on Martin Luther King, Jr. Students read a variety of stories about Dr. King recalling important events and facts from his life. They also will compare and contrast Dr. King with the famous baseball player, Jackie Robinson-again using evidence from the text to support their reasoning.
Writer’s Workshop: I think it’s safe to say each student in third grade has met the learning target of writing a paragraph with a topic sentence, supporting details, and a concluding sentence. As we put a close on this unit, we wrote about what our dream is for a better country.
Math: We are now in Topic 6 which focuses on the relationship between area and multiplication. Students are completing their Restaurant Project where they are designing a restaurant and calculating the area of the space needed for tables, a kitchen and greeting station.
Read Aloud: Bradley Chalkers has worked through his anger about his counselor, and friend, Carla being transferred out of his school. It’s looking like even though Bradley reverted to his old ways, the support he got from his family has helped him work through his anger. We’re seeing him return to the positive changes he has made. Now we are left wondering if Bradley and Jeff will show up to Colleen’s birthday party.
Social Studies: We are now officially finished with our Native American Unit. We begin our science unit on Human Body Systems next week.
Have a wonderful weekend!