Students are becoming authors of their own informational books. First, students made a list of topics they know a lot about. We discussed how they have know enough about their topic to write four chapters! So far, we have worked on our cover, table of contents and introductions. As we review and discuss the different nonfiction text structures (description, problem/solution, sequence, cause/effect, and compare/contrast), students have to pick which text structure will work best for their chapter that they are working on. It is a work at your own pace unit, so students will have to make good use of their time and not rush through it.
Devyn was our superhero during the week before spring break. You could spot his red cape from miles away! Devyn to the rescue!
What a beautiful day for a trip! Thank you Mrs. Wood for working so hard with the students to prepare them for this great opportunity. The students sounded great on their recorders, and they got to listen to the symphony perform and even see some dancing. Perfect!
The answer is a ton! We began our morning with an Easter Play-doh hunt. We couldn't find the last one, but Jazmyne finally found it and got to keep two! She didn't give up. After playing with our play-doh and coloring eggs, we headed down to the gym for a Reading Rocks assembly where we sang, danced, and listened to music. Mrs. Woller, Ben, and Emma danced in front of the entire school! Then we relaxed and read a ton before heading out to the cafeteria to celebrate all the reading we did this month with a root beer float. Yummy!
Their portfolios are in order. Their scripts are written and practiced. The students have examples of their reading comprehension, their writing, and their cursive. They have an inventory of their behavior and feelings about school. Today they practiced with a partner reading their scripts and going through their portfolios. They are ready to take the lead!
It was great to see more students dressing up as jacks in a lumber camp. We had a great day going on a noun scavenger hunt looking for five examples of five different nouns (singular, plural, common, proper, and possessive) as we practiced when and how to use an apostrophe. Students also enjoyed making and eating axes made of cheese and pretzels. Students finished filling in their scripts to lead conferences next week. At the end of the day, we worked on our super hero papers. They look awesome! You can see for yourself at conferences!
Our noun scavenger hunt!
Super Chloe wore her cape proudly!
Just a few of our super hero pictures!
You still have time to order quality literature for inexpensive prices online. Books go wonderfully in Easter baskets (just let me know, and I will keep your order a secret). Our classroom code is FLZP8. I won't place the order until about 9:00 tonight, so order anytime before then! Just go to www.scholastic.com and click away!
Mr. Johnson, Clay's dad, brought in authentic lumbering tools that his great grandfather used in the Ludington area in the 1800s. It was great for the kids to see the actual, used and rusty tools. Thank you, Mr. Johnson!
Mrs. Ellis's Class
Learning & laughing our way through third grade.