Literature Circles in the Class

We had a great start to our next round of Literature Circles. Each of the student groups has their own books this time. We have also made each group far more independent where they are leading their own groups and the Discussion Directors did a great job leading each of their own groups through discussing…

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African Folktales Update

Well, it is certainly great to be back. It was a great holiday and it was so nice to be able to spend time with my children. These years are so precious and it was nice to be able to sit back and have fun with my little Liam and my growing Siena. I hope…

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Mea Culpa

It’s been a busy week and thus the blog posts have been few and far between. My apologies and I will try to be more regular with my posts. First of all, there is no spelling list or memory verse for this week due to the shortened week. We will continue with the spelling and…

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Spelling for the Week, Memory Verse and Math Problems!

A little late on these but here they are. The Spelling List! Spelling N 6 Here is the link to the Spelling City for this week. Remember, if you bring in your certificate with 100% on it, you can get an extra mark on your spelling this week!!! We have been working on our Math…

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Starlight, Starbright, First Star I see Tonight . . .

Tomorrow is the last day of school for this week. Today was a busy day. Students are continuing to write amazing paragraphs with ly words, becauses and who/which to add interest to their writing. In social, today students worked on “grid maps” to reinforce that concept. We have also finished up multiplying by 10’s and…

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Amazing Day

Lot’s happening today. We started our home reading program today with an introduction and explanations. The students had lots of questions of course, so we spent some time dealing with that. One thing I would like to mention out of those discussions is when the students need to start reading chapter books. Up to 70…

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A New PicLits for You!

Here is a new picture with lots of good words and ideas. We hope you like it everybody!!! From the Grade 3 Class P.S> We are doing this right now at Highroad in the class. See the full PicLit at PicLits.com

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PicLits Fun!

We had some fun today with a new website. The site is called PicLits. It is a neat site where you can add descriptive words and phrases to a picture. You can see the example below. See the full PicLit at PicLits.com It’s great for Language Arts. We did a couple as a class and…

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Mondays are Cool (If You’re On Mars)!

Well, we were back at it this week with lots of exciting things happening. Today we started looking at converting our outlines into paragraphs and the students were very excited to see the difference between what they started with and the paragraph we ended up with. The second paragraph was much more interesting with more…

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A Milestone and Some Reminders!

It was a busy day today and the students got quite a bit done. We are just about done working on our outlines and will be getting ready to turn them back into stories. The student have really picked up the idea of writing outlines and should be able to make an easy transition to…

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