Sunday, December 20, 2015

Week #15 in Review

CLASSROOM NEWS

Only 2 days of school this week before the WINTER BREAK!  Tuesday is PAJAMA, MOVIE, and PARTY DAY (12:30-2pm)!

During the month of December the PBIS trait is resiliency.  Come on 3rd graders!  Who will show their peers how resilient they are?  In order to show this trait and test it out, we met with our TEAMS and had to try and “Save Fred” using very few materials.  This activity tested our determination, resiliency, and teamwork.


Shane and Dominic were the first two students to complete the Hour of Code last week!  However, we have had many others join them.


LANGUAGE ARTS

We are watching the movie “Because of Winn-Dixie” on Tuesday. 


In writing the class has been practicing writing 2-3 paragraphs and using transition words to move the reader along.  They continue to proofread, edit, and revise some of their pieces as well as adding powerful leads and endings. This was evident in their “You Light Up My Life” writing pieces.

MATH
The students finished working in unit 3.  We took the unit 3 test for Friday, December 11th.  The scores will be sent home this week. 


Over the break please encourage your 3rd grader to keep up on skills/concepts by using MOBY MAX and XTRA Math.  I can login and see how the students are progressing. 

SCIENCE
The structure of life unit is moving along quickly!  Our seeds have gone through 2 stages of the life cycle and we are waiting for flowers.  They have also been observing our crayfish and our hissing beetles to see what they do and how they react to each other.  Two of the crayfish already shed their exoskeleton (molted) and we have two crayfish carrying eggs.  We even found one baby crayfish in the habitat!  It was a very exciting week!  
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MICHIGAN STUDIES

The unit 2 B.A. covering Michigan’s Economy was given last Friday.  This test was a little different.  Each student had to create their own business and include what human, natural, and capital resources they would need as well as give ideas for incentives.  Lastly, they had to choose a location to put their business, explain why they chose that locations AND explain how their business would help Michigan’s economy.  There were some very creative ideas! 

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