We kicked off our week with new poetry folders. They are filled with lots of great poems, and the best thing is we will be adding to them throughout the year! We think everyone should read poetry because it is fun, but Mrs. Moore likes it because it helps with our reading fluency. Check out our first open mic!
Do you have a favorite poem you think we should read?
We have signed up for the Student Blogging Challenge! We have accomplished our first challenge, updating our about us page! Read below to learn a little more about us.
We are a 3rd grade class in Arizona, USA. We spend our day learning new things by working in groups, working with partners, or working on our own. We learn with the teacher, each other, and using our Chromebooks! This year we are one-to-one in our class. We are also very excited to communicate with students from all over the world through our blog.
Sports: Football, cheer, basketball, swimming, wrestling, soccer, softball, volleyball, baseball, and air hockey.
Hobbies: Shoot bows and arrows, bowling drawing, horse riding, riding bikes, play soccer with siblings, swimming, coloring, and jumping on a trampoline.
Books: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Hero Brian Goes to School, Humphrey series, Fox and Socks, Black Lagoon series, Minecraft, Flat Stanley series, Dear Dumb Diary, Goosebumps Series, and Pokemon.
This year, all of third grade will be reading Pax by Sarah Pennypacker for the 2016 Global Read Aloud. To kick-off this year’s event, we contributed to a Padlet to share our predictions. We shared our Padlet on Twitter, and two more classrooms added to it. One from Oklahoma and another from Canada! Then we read the first two chapters. Here are our thoughts about the book so far:
I think it is a really good story, even if it is a little sad. Peter is nice because he cares for Pax. His dad is mean because he leaves Pax alone in the forest. I think in chapter 3, Peter will look for Pax but not find him. -Connor
In chapter 3, I think Peter is going to run away so he can find his friend the fox. I don’t think he will come home until he has found his friend Pax. -Miracle
I really like it because it is full of surprises! – Peyton
I think it is sad they left Pax in the woods. -Riley
I wonder why Pax doesn’t have a family? -Brendon
My thoughts about the story so far is it’s a really great story, and it’s a interesting book with interesting characters. -Leslie
Here is our Padlet. We are hopeful other schools will continue to share.
We had an incredibly busy week in third grade! You may have already seen our post on the O.R.E.O. Project, but it did not end there. On Thursday morning we Skyped with Brandon from Learn Around the World. He taught us all about monarch butterflies, which is perfect timing for the Symbolic Migration we will be participating in this month. Prior to starting, we created KWL charts so we would be ready to ask questions, and lucky we did because we had the chance to ask questions using our class Twitter. We were so excited when he read and answered our questions! And if that wasn’t enough, we had the opportunity to play Kahoot with over 150 kids!
That was just the beginning to our fantastic day! Next up, the Global Cardboard Challenge! We used our creativity and innovative skills to create original arcade games. Check out our video to see our day of play!
Today was THE OREO CHALLENGE! We had to stack as many as you can before it falls over. The average stack was 16. There were a lot of the same numbers like 15, 19, 18, 17, and 13. And the most stacked was 22 by Brendon, The Destroyer of Cookie Stacking! We Skyped with another class and we dueled them in a COOKIE STACKING CHALLENGE, and it was a tie. Our stacker for the Skype with Mrs. Fraher’s class was Brendon.
Watch our video to see fabulous stacking and incredible encouragement!
This year we celebrated Dot Day with 6,953,694 people in 139 countries! The Dot is an inspirational book by Peter H. Reynolds about a girl named Vashti. After reading the book, we discussed just like everyone is smart in their own way, everyone also has a creative talent. We created together and independently, and had the chance to prove when we work together, we can make spectacular art!
If you’d like to see our individual pieces, you can watch this short video.
Our day came to an end too soon, but check back to read our Dot Day poems!