Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Another GREAT Day!

I continue to LOVE working with your children!!!

In math we used base ten blocks to find different ways to make the number 43. For example, we could use 4 tens sticks and 3 ones cubes or 3 tens and 13 ones, etc. From this we moved on to writing numbers in standard form (97), word form (ninety-seven) and expanded notation (97=90+7). Unfortunately we did not get far enough for the homework that I had planned. So, again, no math homework. Please do not worry...this will not become a pattern. It's part of getting to know the abilities of your class!!

In reading we read the story The Art Lesson by Tomie DePaola. We practiced making connections to the text. In third grade, we are thinking about the connections in terms of how did we feel and what did we do because of those feelings. This helps us understand and anticipate how a character reacts and problems that may arise.

Following PE, we received and looked through our first issue of Nartional Geographic. These monthly magazines are hole punched and need to remain in the reading section of your child's binder.

THis afternoon the students will create All ABout Me posters and continue reading their National Geographic magazines while I continue with reading testing. Then we will list what we know and what we would like to learn about fingerprints. If time permits, we will practice making some fingerprints, too!

Homework: Read for at least 15 minutes.


DSennewald said...

Kaitlin loved the "all about me" project and is excited to have her pictures hanging in the hallway. Week 1 is 1/2 over!

Dana Holman said...

Thanks for the feedback!!!! I love hearing what works, as well as, what doesn't!

This really has been a great week!!!

Nambiar said...

It's great to know what's happening in class. Thank You for taking the time.

Dana Holman said...

I am so glad you are reading the blog!!!!

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