Saturday, October 13, 2012

Week of 10/8

We have started work on our new unit of inquiry: Power, authority and action create changes in an organization.

We looked at maps and identified places that helped people in the community. We will explore the role of government in providing services.

We listed what we know about power an authority in different places and what we are wondering about.


We are beginning to explore multiplication.

We listed things that come in groups or multiples.

We helped fourth grade students gather data to construct graphs.

We practiced addition and subtraction when we played the game " More".

We took a timed test in addition and subtraction.  We are using strategies and practice to get faster.  Keep practicing at home.

We are balanced.  We did yoga on Tuesday.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012


We had another great week!  It was so nice to meet so many families on Thursday!

Please remember we will take the 3rd Grade Reading Achievement Test tomorrow.  Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest and eats a healthy breakfast!

More to come... pictures from the week and more news for this week!

Saturday, September 15, 2012


We have been busy this week.  

Thank you to everyone who donated money for the gift basket.  We are all looking forward to the One World Fundraiser.  Hope you can join us!

We are going to the zoo on Monday.  Please make sure to dress for the weather. 

Take a look at what we have bee up to this week.  We are working on our inquiry into how the world works.  Our central idea is:

Changes in matter can lead to challenges and benefits for society and the environment.

We have been exploring the properties of  each state of matter and will begin to study both physical and chemical changes in matter this week.  Take some time to identify things around them as solid, liquid or guess.  Talk about the changes matter can go through.  You may also want to work with your child on identifying sources of energy.  They may also want to start thinking  and inquiring about the benefits of changes in matter.

We get to know each other at morning meeting and find out what we have in common.

We talk about what we are reading.

We work on writing.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

8/27 - 8/31

 We have had another great week.  Check out what is going on in third grade. 

We continue to read  and write everyday as we build stamina- students are reading and writing for longer and longer periods of time. 

We are beginning our inquiry into matter and energy.

Our questions about the world lead to our investigation of matter.

Observing and recording the properties of a liquid.

More observing... how does liquid move?

Students decide to conduct  a weight test.  Discovering mass. 
We work together and independently.

Illustrating our Essential Agreements and working together.

We write in "Wonder Journals"-  asking questions and making connections.

Working with tangrams in math.

Working and wondering all day!


Please donate $5.00 for classroom baskets for One World Fundraiser. Send  to school this week.

Remember to continue to return homework on Fridays.  We had  100% of our third graders return folders this week !!

Please bring in school supplies or $25.00 supply fee if you haven't already. Thanks to all who have made for donations of post-its, kleenex and hand soap or sanitizer.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Welcome to our third grade blog!  We will try to update the blog each week to keep families informed about all the great things that are happening in third grade.

 We are off to a great start!  

Our third graders love to read!

We have fun and build community at our morning meeting.

We interview classmates and get to know each other.


  • Please remember to send in your child's supply fee or school supplies.
  • Homework is sent  home on Friday and to b returned the following Friday.
We are looking forward to a great year working together with students and families.