Today we were super busy! I had to be gone yesterday and Mrs. Zeka was my substitute. She did a GREAT job, so that made today a lot easier for me. I did staple spelling lists in EVERYONE'S agenda today. Our next spelling test will be Friday, October 10th. We also listened to our story, "If You Made a Million" and discussed all of the things a person could buy for ONE MILLION DOLLARS. After much discussion we decided things like candy or even a car are not nearly pricey enough items to purchase if we could only buy ONE thing with our $1,000,000.
We also worked very hard today to get news articles finished up. We have page one of our very first "What's Happening in the Town of Sweets" newsletter ready to go. We plan to finish these and send them home for you all to check out by Thursday of this week. Reporters have to work very hard to do their research, write their articles, find illustrations, and still make their deadline. Hopefully we can ALL make ours!
We began a MONOPOLY game in math today and everyone is keeping their game boards for the ENTIRE week. Sometimes keeping track of things can be tough, so you might remind your kiddo to put it in a SAFE PLACE so that he or she can use it in math ALL week.
Things they may have to finish up tonight:
-a sentence strip activity for reading
-journal page 39-40
-rainbow write for spelling
-football reading group has worksheet 27
Have a GREAT evening!
The picture above shows our CRAZY HATS OR CRAZY HAIR for spirit week today. Tomorrow is Dr. Seuss Day so kids can dress as their favorite Dr. Seuss character.
Tomorrow I will also be taking Gavin, Skylie, and Olivia to Big Cheese for lunch! They were our SEPTEMBER "Players of the Week". All three of them have done an AWESOME job this year so CONGRATULATIONS goes out to them!
Tomorrow is also our first AR CELEBRATION! If your child earned this privilege then they can bring a device (Nintendo DS, Gameboy, PSP, Computer, etc.) to school tomorrow with your permission. Our celebration will begin around 1:30. During that time we will eat popcorn, have a movie going, and play on our devices as a REWARD for working hard and getting those 4 AR points. The new challenge started yesterday so EVERYONE needs to try and qualify for that celebration!
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!