This week was very special because it was the first week of school. We had many projects, like the Marshmallow Challenge. We started to read a book called Hello, Universe. Mrs. Moore tweeted our new read aloud, and the author responded! It is a fun book, but we did not finish it because it is long.
A few other exciting things for the week were agreeing on our classroom norms, working with place value and really big numbers, a Socratic Seminar, a Cup Staking Challenge, and collaborating on huge whiteboards.
If you’d like to take a glimpse at our week, watch this short iMovie trailer!
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, soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, swimming, cheer leading and volleyball
Hobbies: Legos, drawing, shoot bow and arrows, swimming, bowling, riding bikes, riding ponies, and jogging.
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 on iPads, iPods, or other technologies such as Cromebooks. We are very excited to communicate with students from all over the world through our blog.
Sports: soccer, baseball, football, basketball, golf, and kickball.
Hobbies: swimming, gymnastics, laundry, cleaning our rooms, and building with Legos.
Books: Goosebumps, Third Grade Angels, The Magic Finger, Bad Kitty, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Night before Christmas, Charlie Brown, and The Magic Treehouse Series.
Games: Cool Math, Minecraft, Sumdog, The Game of Life, Connect Four, Mister Bucket, Yatzee, and Tree Maker.
Movies/TV Shows: Descipable Me 2, The Lego Movie, Charlie Brown, Trouble with Curve, Dr. Who, Sponge Bob, Zapped, Lemonade Mouth, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Rio, Rio 2, Girl Meets World, Maleficent, and Planes.
Please leave a comment if you’d like to share your favorites!
We decided to have our student of the week take pictures to help document our daily activities. Meet our student of the week! She helped take pictures of the classroom so fellow bloggers would have a spectacular view of our daily experiences.
Each morning we start our day with our “Morning Meeting.” We get a chance to reflect on something we did good yesterday, something we will do better today, and something that is making us feel happy or sad. We wrap it up with a handshake and a good morning with our elbow neighbors, then it’s back to work!
This is our math corner. We have every manipulative you could imagine to help us learn all about math. This is also where we find the estimation jar and the iPods!
We’ve already had the change to use lots of technology. We have computers, netbooks, iPods, iPads and an Interactive Whiteboard. Check back on our blog to find out the fabulous ways we put this technology to work in the classroom.
What are you most excited to try in your classroom this year?
What looks most interesting to you about our classroom?