Archive for October, 2008
Monday, October 20th, 2008
Monday Notes: We had to take a cognitive standardized test in the morning. All 3rd graders take this test in Monroe County. After our test, we worked on consonant blends and we read a book called War Between the Vowels and the Consonants. After lunch, we practiced for our convocation with Ms. Streib’s class. Then we worked on multiplication practice. We got a lot done today.
Tuesday Notes: When Ms. Montgomery came in, we listened to our podcast. We all agreed that it sounded GREAT! We read a new book called Ballot Box Battle about Elizabeth Cady Stanton. After lunch, we went outside on this beautiful fall day. We found leaves and wrote poems TO our leaves, pretending we were talking to them. We were inspired by a poem by Frank O’Hara. After more multiplication work, we went to the gym and practiced our skits for Friday’s convocation.
Wednesday: Our convocation skit is really coming together. We worked hard at rehearsal this afternoon. We read a great book called Grace for President and wrote our own “I wonder…” statements about the text. We had our first “Acuity” test in the computer lab this afternoon. Today’s test was about math. We have 3 more ”Acuity” tests to go.
Thursday: This morning we studied Ballot Box Battle. We talked about the book’s themes and then we found “power words” and “snapshots” in the story. We agree it is a great book! We worked on our Voices in the Playground stories. They are going to be great!
Sunday, October 19th, 2008
Voices in the Park Podcast
Monday, October 13th, 2008
Monday: What a Monday! We started our day with Morning Meeting and then talking some more about Voices in the Park. We then went over our new spelling words for the week and went right into our Lit Circles. After recess and lunch we had more science work with the Respiratory System and tested our lung capacity by blowing air into balloons. We then did some math work with multiplication arrays and division arrays. We had 2nd Steps with Mrs. Lewis in the afternoon and ended our day with Power Groups and letters to Ms. Solomons in our reflection journals.
Thursday: We had a fun, but sad, celebration in the afternoon. Ms. Solomons had her last day with us. Now she will leave for Australia to do the second part of her student teaching there. She gave each of us our own Crow Boy book. We will miss her.
Friday: Ms. H. was at a meeting in the morning, so we had a substitute teacher for two hours. Ms. Montgomery came in and we worked on our latest podcast, about Voices in the Park. We are practicing for our convocation next week. Our class will be presenting a short skit about responsibility and attendance to the school. We celebrated Ms. H.’s birthday in the afternoon. Woohoo!
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
Monday: We had a GREAT Monday! We started out our day with Readers Workshop where we did a skill lesson on punctuation, then read our new text: Voices in the Park. We then moved into our literature circles to read and discuss our books. Then in Writers Workshop we wrote our own version of Voices on the Playground. After recess and lunch we took our unit 3 math test and then had a science lesson the respiratory system. After science we had Second Steps with Mrs. Lewis and ended our day with Power Groups and Reflection Journal letters to Ms. H. Great day 306!
Tuesday: What a day! We started our day with Morning Meeting, Gym and Music then came back to the classroom for Readers Workshop where we had a skill lesson on short vowels. Then we listened to our most recent podcast and did a partner prompt on our new book: Voices in the Park. We ended readers workshop with our Lit. Circles. After recess and lunch we had some D.E.A.R. time and then reviewed the respiratory system and made it out of food! We ended the day with some writing time for our ‘zines and Power Groups. It was a crazy, rainy Tuesday!
Wednesday: Today is an early dismissal day! We started out our day with Morning Meeting, Art and Gym. Afterwards we came back to the classroom for Readers Workshop during which we did a skill lesson on short vowels and did a connections worksheet for the book Voices in the Park. We then had our Literature Circles. After recess and lunch we had some D.E.A.R time and read aloud time before it was already time to go home!
Friday: We worked on our Voices In the Park podcast this morning, working on some script ideas. We had fun donating rice and working on multiplication at the computer lab. We worked on the FREE RICE web page. Everyone worked hard on our math work on multiplication in the afternoon. It was a busy, but fun, day!
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
Voices From the Fields Podcast