Ty (with Wolfie) is our superhero this week. He could be seen in the hallway with his cape flowing behind him!
Elizabeth was last week's superhero of the week. The one wrong that Elizabeth wanted to make right was to make sure every child has a family. What a hero!!
This week we focused on the characters in our books that we are reading during reading workshop time. We have been using sticky notes to record when our characters show us a trait, when they change, and when we make a prediction of what they are going to do and how they are going to do something. Students meet with a partner to discuss their characters. We have some good thinkers!
We have been discussing all year the proper use of quotation marks and commas to show when someone is speaking. We often correct errors when we edit our paragraphs every Wednesday and Thursday. This week, however, in place of spelling words we have really gotten deeper into studying quotation marks and how they are used. In third grade, students also have to know when to use a comma in a quote. We read our second book today about the use of commas and quotation marks. It is coming home today and has the rules for quotation mark use and a fun bingo game your child can complete on the back. A quotation mark assessment will be given on Thursday, so if you get a chance, please go over the booklet with your child. Thanks for your help!
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We have been practicing finding main idea and details of a non-fiction paragraph. Often, the main idea is the first or last sentence of a paragraph, bust sometimes the main idea is unstated and the reader has to put the details together to figure out the main idea. The main idea is what the whole paragraph is about and the details support that main idea and are more specific. We discussed the importance of authors using main ideas and details to help organize the book or article. Without this organization, the text would skip around all over the place and be very difficult to follow!
Students first read a nonfiction level L article about national parks. The article was a lower reading level so students didn't have to struggle with the words and were free to think of the content as they tried to figure out the main idea of the last section- Many Activities.
I am so proud of the students for a job well done in leading conferences. It was wonderful to hear the students talk about their reading levels and the goals they made for themselves and how they plan on reaching their goals. I loved hearing the conversations they had with their parents about their behavior and social aspects of school. The parents asked very good questions. Way to go kids!
Eric is such a SUPER kid in our classroom. He is wearing the cape proudly and worked very hard on his SUPER poster.
We had a wonderful and short Halloween celebration! Mrs. Woller and I wanted to see our students in both classes, so we did a short switch. She played some Halloween games and I did a Halloween craft. Then, as the kids feasted we watched a Spooktakular movie.
Even superheroes, Dorthy, turtles and doctors learn cursive.