I am SUPER excited to announce that the kids are doing a GREAT job at solving my mysteries. I have given them several attempts at different problem solving mysteries to solve and 8 groups today were able to complete the puzzle. They were all given clues to help them. The clues consist of things like, "there are six coins in my set" and "it takes 100 of the minimum coin in my set to have $1.00". Today they had a total of six clues and they had to figure out what coins were in my set and how much money the coins were worth. One pair of kiddos had it correctly solved in the first five minutes. Their problem solving strategies are getting better EVERY day!
We also spent a lot of time getting ready for our selection test over the story, "Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday". We have read the story, listened to the story, and have done a lot of activities with the story so I am hoping for OUTSTANDING selection test scores TOMORROW. They may want to listen to it one more time this evening or even go through their class wallet to retell the story as another way to review what happened to Alexander.
In math we are working hard on FACT FAMILIES and were excited to see today how solving basic math fact problems can help us with more difficult ones. Math centers were busy, busy, busy and that time seemed to FLY by!
Tonight they may need to finish:
-Timing themselves filling out Buzzy's Times Table
-A Sentence and Question English page where they cut and glued
-Reading workbook 29-30
-My Baseball reading group may have a vocabulary page 23 to do
-Journal page 29-30
-Tasty Treasure Math page
Don't forget that Friday, Sept. 26th is the last day to qualify for our AR CELEBRATION. The kids each need to have 4 points by the end of Friday in order to go to the celebration. I did write in everyone's agenda today so you at home can see how they are doing. If they don't have their 4 points yet have them
I hope to encourage the children in my classroom to love learning the way I do. Through engaging them in meaningful activities I am certain they will develop a curiosity that will spark their imagination and cause them to want discover all they can while in third grade. I hope to be able to share, with those of you at home, everyday what we have accomplished in the classroom! Trust me, we will be doing AMAZING things!