Welcome to our class blog. Our blog will be used as a tool to keep you updated on what we are doing in our classroom through reflections of classroom experiences, celebrations, and classroom news. Students will have opportunities to complete fun activities from the Blog that relate back to classroom learning. Please check the blog weekly as I will be using it to update you on classroom information as well!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Here is our favorite new song to help us learn more about capacity. These days you can hear "When a cup fills up..." echoing in the room!

Blog Bonus: (Due Tuesday!)
What do you think "Capa- City" looks like? Draw a picture using objects that are cups, pints, quarts, and gallons to build your image of what the city looks like.

Population 45 gallons? What about the cups, pints, and quarts?!?!!?

Friday, January 17, 2014

Now Featuring...

We will now be featuring student authors on our class blog. Each week 2 students will work together each day to summarize the important things that we do. During class time on Friday they will be in charge of writing the blog post. I will post what they wanted to say after the school day on Friday. They will also have the chance to create a Blog Bonus for the other students to do that is related to what we are learning! I am really excited to pass this opportunity on to them! Here we go!
Blog Notebook To Record What Happens Each Day

An Example of Our Daily Log Written By This Weeks Publishers

Now Featuring: Camille and Annie's Week in Review!

Camille and Annie working on the blog post!


We've been doing great in geometry! In math we have learned about solids vocabulary. We have reviewed the names of solids and compared the differences between cubes and rectangular prisms. We are getting ready to do a test next Tuesday (Good luck! Have good grades!). Today Ms. Pair quizzed us on the features and names of different shapes on the Promethean board. We also did a practice on geometric shapes.


In reading we have read different Folktale genres. We read legends and myths. We focused on what it means to write a good summary. We have been filling out a graphic organizer for each genre that we read to help us understand it better.We also read the fable, The Grasshopper and the Ant, and learned about the features of a fable. Today we wrote the summary of The Grasshopper and the Ant with a partner and then we picked the best summary out of a choice of three summaries.


Last week we made a timeline for a story where we experienced an force of nature like flood, drought, thunderstorm, etc. We are in the process of turning the timeline into the first draft.


We have learned about floods, droughts and landslides. We have learned that droughts happen a lot where we live. Today we learned about earthquakes. We explored a new website about earthquakes from National Geographic. We got to see new pictures. We even learned that there have been a total of 28 earthquakes recorded in the last 24 hours!


Use what you learned last unit about expressive language to write a poem about:
- hurricanes
- floods
- droughts
- landslides
- earthquakes

Friday, December 13, 2013

Getting ready to complete our THIRD unit!!

In math we have been working on paired numbers in a table, patterns on number lines, and function (in and out) machines. We have also started to discuss multiplication this week and we learned a new game that can help us practice our doubles (2s facts)

In writing we have been trying our hand out in writing different forms of poetry. This week we took a personal narrative that we published and are using a Plot Structure Map to turn it into a narrative poem. We have also used Douglas Florian as a mentor poet to help us write some poetry!

We have been working hard studying about the differences between expressive and expository type languages and when we use them. We have completed research about a planet and can tell you all about the sun and its role!

To finish up our unit we will be taking our planet research and be turning it into a poem using what we have learned about types of poetry and author's craft.

We focused on writing similes this unit and how they can add imagery into our poetry. We learned that a SIMILE compares 2 objects using like or as and the two objects are often not alike.

1. Go to STEMscopes.
2. Log in using the USERNAME: pair3 and the PASSWORD: pair3
3. Complete an online activity that you have not had the chance to complete yet.
4. On the blog post 2 things you learned and 1 simile about an object in space.
                             Example: I learned that Mercury is the first planet. (fact)
                                            I learned that the sun is the reason we have the water cycle. (fact)
                                            Mars is as tiny as a crumb fit for a mouse! (simile)

Friday, November 22, 2013

Don't get BLINDED!!!


We have started our third unit. Our new central idea is: The need to share information leads to many forms of communication. We are learning about how communication has evolved. We even got to investigate old cell phones and telephones that Ms. Pair brought in! We have also been learning about the difference between expressive and expository language. We are also learning about space and poetry in the unit.

In reading we are working on learning about the different types of poetry. So far we have investigated different poems and talked about what we notice. I am also very excited to announce that as a class we are just ONE Bluebonnet book away from being able to all vote on our favorite book in the spring!!

In math we have been focusing on identifying patterns in a table and extending tables.


Option 1:
- Research about an object in space. It can be the sun, planets, stars, comets, asteroids, etc. Come to school with 5 facts and 2 questions about what you researched.

Option 2: 
- Bring in a poem that you read this weekend. Please write down WHY you liked the poem and WHAT you noticed the author did in the poem. (rhyming, rhythm, tell a story, etc)

Option 3:
- Solve the following problem. Bring in your work on a table to get credit. You must have your answer circled. Ms. Pair needed to get gas in her car before going on vacation. Every 3 gallons, it costs her $2.00. How much money will she spend on gas if she buys 15, 30 and 36 gallons of gas?

Friday, November 8, 2013

Best unit EVER!!

Since we posted last we have been working on rounding 2 and 3 digit numbers. We have learned many different strategies to use to round numbers.

We have been learning how to tell time. Ask us about quarter past, quarter till, and half past, we can tell you all about it! When telling time, you take care of your baby first which is your hour hand.

This week we learned about reading a thermometer. A thermometer measures the amount of thermal energy.

In reading we have been working on identifying cause and effect. We have been focusing on expository text. We have been using the headings to help us determine the main idea of a section of text.

We have been researching topics related to our unit. We have been working on putting our research into paragraphs by using a hamburger outline.

We have done a roller coaster investigation (in the video above) to learn about gravity. Gravity is a force that pulls you down to the Earth.
We learned about different forms of energy. We use mechanical energy to start cars, mechanical energy is the energy of motion. We learned about light energy and that it helps us see. Like light bulbs and the sun give out light.

Coming Soon!!!
Angry Birds summative investigation!!

1. Reflect on one day this weekend.
2. Make a timeline of what you did at certain times. You will need to include the time digitally, on a clock (with the hands), and a picture of what you did at that time or a sentence.
3. You must have AT LEAST 4 events on the timeline

Friday, October 4, 2013

Coming to the end of our first unit!

Blog Bonus:

1. Follow the directions below to get to the correct website. You will be using the PBS website that you looked at with Ms. Gardner for your last library lesson on advertisements.

2. After following the directions explore the website, play the advertisement games, etc.

3. To complete the BLOG BONUS you must post on the blog one thing that you learned from exploring the PBS website!

1. Go the the CHE Library Website and click the like that is second under the picture. The link says Library Links and Calendar.

Click the link that the arrow is pointing to. The link says Links For Students.

Scroll down until you get close to the bottom of the page. You will click the link that the arrow is pointing to. The name of the link is 3rd Grade Media Literacy.