We wanted to give you a heads up that we’ve streamlined the schedule next week by moving our Brazil publishing party to Friday, April 28, from 8:30 to 9:00. This way, you can come see our hard work and then head down to the Spring Sing for third grade at 9:15. If your third grader has a sibling in K or 1, feel free to wait and come up to our classroom after the Spring Sings are finished. We will still have all of our exhibits set up for you to enjoy!
Please note, this will be a snack-free party due to timing. We’ll have snacks at the next one in June!
Spring break feels like a pit stop along an exciting and adventurous third grade road trip! We are thrilled to have completed the ELA state test with confidence and hard work, and now we are launching into nonfiction research clubs and informational writing based on research in Reading and Writing Workshops, respectively. The students are excited to be diving into new areas of expertise as they jot notes and collect technical vocabulary instead of writing short and extended responses. See you next year, ELA exam!
This has been a full and wonderful week! I really appreciated your taking the time to come in for conferences and catch up on all the progress your students have been making as we practically zoom through the second semester of third grade together.
We had a wonderful time at the book fair today! Thank you to the families of Bella, Dahlia, Bennett, Julian, and Abby for donating so many wonderful and exciting books to our library. We were in need of some fresh reading choices.
Field Trip Reminder! Pack a lunch and bring a snack on Tuesday!
We are going on a field trip to Symphony Space on Tuesday. The most important information to know is that students need to bring a packed lunch as well as a small snack. We will be getting back to PS 77 too late for hot lunch, so all students need to have a packed lunch to eat in the classroom when we return. If you need the cafeteria to pack a lunch for your child for Tuesday, please email Laura ASAP so that I can put in the request. The snack does not need to be big, but it should be enough to tide your child over until our late lunch, as we’ll be eating about 90 minutes later than usual.
Please note: Our field trip will be weather dependent. If the DOE cancels school or field trips for Tuesday due to the weather, we will reschedule for an upcoming month.
Feel free to email any questions my way! This promises to be an exciting trip!
Happy February! We are moving right along in third grade as we finish some exciting units of study and look ahead to some upcoming challenges. In reading, we are concluding our character study book clubs by discussing the lessons our characters have learned across the series and how our characters have changed. In writing, we are excited to be publishing our literary essays, and we are tackling comparing two texts in a single literary essay. In math, we continue to practice our multiplication fast facts, but we are also launching a new division unit that explores the many strategies for division and reasons for using them. In social studies, we’ve concluded our study of New Orleans and are now excitedly studying Brazil by rotating through centers and making observations and inferences. We’ve been busy!
This week we got a basket of Lower Lab Values. It has a read aloud inside of it and every month the book in the basket changes. Also we did Literary Essay Boot Camp and we made literary essays on a book called “Peter’s Chair” by Ezra Jack Keats. Each essay has a reason in the book, for example a reason could be Peter acts selfish.
Today we had our Book Fair. Thanks to parents of: Bella, Kavya, Bennett, Ethan, Zachary, Alasdair, Julian, Moorea and Abigail. It was a gigantic success! We got all these books thanks to the donations of the kids’ parents listed above.
This blog post brought to you by: Zachary and Veronica
We’ve been building community during the first weeks of school as we get to know each other and how school is different in the upper grades. Take a peek into how we worked in teams to save Fred, a gummy worm who loves to boat but doesn’t always remember his life jacket… See photos below… Continue reading 3-205 is off to a great start!→