Thank you to all who contributed to our Valentine feast! We finished reading the book The Tale of Despereaux, so while we feasted we watched the movie.
Students were challenged to make any animal completely out of heart shaped pieces. We had snakes, mice, dogs, alligators, dragons, fish, butterflies, and elephants.
One of my favorite parts of the day is to step back and watch the passing out of the valentines. The excitement on the kids' faces is the best! To most, this is also very serious business! They look like busy ants quickly going around the room, sometimes moving so quickly that I can't get a good picture.
Thank you to all who ordered from our last book order. Because of all the orders, we got over 30 free books for our classroom library and every student who ordered got to pick out a free book for themselves. Hooray for reading! We will not do a book order next month because the book fair is coming to our school and I am sure students will want books from there.
This week in the classroom session, students learned about PDFs (Personal Flotation Devices). They learned what a good fitting life jacket looks like and feels like. Students also learned how to form a huddle to help each other out in the water and to make the swimmers more visible to search and rescue people. Students practiced floating positions on the floor first before trying them out in the pool.
Super hero Sophia did a wonderful job presenting her amazing poster. She wore her cape with pride and always has a smile and positive attitude. Thanks, Sophia!!
Last week, Ava was our awesome super hero! She always has such a positive attitude and a smile on her face. Thanks, Ava, for always being a super hero!
The last couple of days students have been going on a scavenger hunt through a nonfiction book that is at their reading level looking for nonfiction text features. Students had a paper that they had to either write or draw that nonfiction text feature in the correct box. Students seem to really be getting used to referring to and identifying the features that are in nonfiction. These features, such as captions, charts, graphs, sidebars, headings, etc., are important so that we may better understand the text. Next, students will use these same "just right" leveled books to find the main idea and details.
Super Cyler to the rescue! Just look at that Super smile! Thanks for being a great super hero, Cyler!
Sporting his favorite colors, Kellan presented his awesome poster. He is a very kind, hardworking super hero. Go blue!
Mrs. Ellis's Class
Learning & laughing our way through third grade.