Friday, October 23, 2015

Writing Celebration

Today we had some 1st and 2nd grade friends visit our classroom to listen to our first published narrative pieces. They were so impressed with our writing! 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Literary Pumpkins!

We had so much fun creating our Literary Pumpkin display for the book, Apple Island (or the Truth About Teachers). Thank you so much to all of our parent helpers! We appreciated you! 

Check out our display this week in the front lobby. 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Achieve 3000

Please make sure you are getting to the achieve website through the popular links on the duval county schools website. This is the only way your lessons will sync with the school. Click on popular links, then blended learning. 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Achieve 3,000 Donut Breakfast

We celebrated our students who have achieved over 100 points today with a donut breakfast. We had so much fun! We can't wait to celebrate again next month! 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Focus Portal Sign Up

Did you know you can check your child's grades online 24/7? Parents must register for this service.(Teachers do not have usernames and passwords for parents.) Please click on this LINK for directions on how to enroll. You will need to know your child's student number.  This is the "S" number in the back of your child's planner on the yellow piece of paper. Please sign up ASAP!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tape Diagrams

Today in math, students explored how to use a "tape diagram" to show their thinking with multiplication and division story problems.  This chart shows what we worked on in class today. 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Making Observations and Inferences in Science

Today, student practiced making observations and inferences.  Observations can be made through using your five senses.  Making an inference happens when you explain an idea based on what you observed.  Today, students went made observations about items in ten "mystery bags."  They recorded observations in their journal like hard, round, smells like fruit, etc. Based on their observations, they tried to infer what object was the in bag. Check out some pictures of today's lab:

Look at the rainbow below: 

What observations can you make about this picture? 
What inferences can you make about this picture? 
Leave us a comment below. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Achieve 3000

Our students are ready to grow as readers using the program Achieve 3000!!! We introduced the program to the class today and can't wait to see who logs in tonight and earns some points. Use the link on the side of this blog to log in!!! You can use your regular DCPS log in and password to access the site.

Friday, September 4, 2015

What's Happening in Math?

These anchor charts sum up what we have been learning in the past week in math. 
Students have been learning about equal groups of as multiplication.

A number bond can help us model a multiplication or division problem. 

The RDW process helps students remember how to form good habits as mathematicians.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Reading Raffle

Reading raffle is tomorrow! We are so excited! Here are our winners from last week! 

Monday, August 31, 2015

DOSS Routine

Students will master the Social Studies standards for third grade through a routine that we call DOSS (Daily Oral Social Studies). Most weeks, students will get the blue DOSS sheet on Monday and there will be a quiz on Friday. (Please pay attention to the newsletter as some weeks may differ.)  Here's what you need to know about Social Studies for this year:
  • Social Studies is for a grade (A,B,C,D,F)
  • You can access the Social Studies text book through our blog (See link to the right)   Username: ssguest 3   Password: grade3 (This is also in the back of their planner.)
  • There will always be a section of the weekly newsletter informing you of the DOSS focus for each week (page number, topic and chapter)
  • Students keep their blue DOSS Sheet in the HW folder all week so they can study
  • If students study their DOSS Sheet and participate in class conversations, they will be successful on the weekly quizzes (we are not trying to trick them) :)

This is an example of the week DOSS Sheet.  
Students use a textbook in class and can access it online. Link is to the right. 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Store Time Fun!

On Friday, students participated in their first Store Time in the Russell/Moody homeroom.  Students earn money each day for coming to school and making good choices.  Students deposit their money each day and keep track of their account balance by recording in their Account Log Book.  On Fridays, students who have maintained a weekly behavior grade of A or B are invited to store. Students make tough economic choices of whether or save or spend.  Students can purchase items to keep or rent games to play with friends.

What is your favorite thing about our store time? Leave us a comment below! 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Welcome to the Circus!

Principal Phillips really WOWed us with an amazing assembly today. We loved seeing the circus dogs and all their tricks! What a fabulous first day treat!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Welcome to the Greatest Third Grade Class on Earth!

We are so excited to meet you and be your teachers this year! 
From left to right: Miss Russell, Ms. Moody, Mrs. O'Leary and Mrs. Permuy