It is hard to believe that summer is almost here. There are only 24 more school days left until summer vacation starts. I am sure you are looking forward to having time off. One of my favorite things I like to do in the summer is to catch up on some reading. I am always looking for a new book. Help me begin compiling my summer reading list. What is your favorite book? Who is your favorite author? Why is that your favorite book or author?
This week students returned back to school. We worked on many fun activities to get to know each other. One of the activities that the students enjoyed the most was creating a Voki. The student created Voki’s explained what students liked about Math and what they were hoping to learn as 5th graders. They also created a Voki telling what their favorite book was and gave a summary on that book.
Students can create their own Voki’s by going to www.voki.com.
Hello fifth graders. It is hard to believe that summer is coming to a close and that we will soon be back in the classroom. I hope that you all had a fun and relaxing summer . I know I did. Don’t forget about these upcoming important dates.: Friday, August 1st, 2014 is Meet Your Teacher from 5:00- 7:00 . Tuesday, August 5th is the first day back to school. I look forward to seeing you all soon, I know that we will have a great year.
The Arizona College and Career Ready State Standards expects students to write quality comments:
#1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
#5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 3 here.)
#6 With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
I once heard Mrs. Yollis share that she rates quality comments. A “2 point” comment will add a compliment, add new information, make a personal connection, or ask a thought provoking question. While a “1 point” comment is a comment that does not give a specific compliment, add new information, make a personal connection, or as a thought provoking question. Let’s rate our comments throughout this year to make sure we write quality comments.
What areas do you believe you need to work on for writing quality comments?
What do you feel will be the easiest about writing quality comments?
What do you think will be the most challenging about writing quality comments?
In blogging, a page is different than a post. A page gives information about something such as information about your class or guidelines for being safe on the blog; while a blog post is about your thoughts, ideas, and reflections that you want to have a discussion about.
Explore these About Pages
Your first task is to explore the About Pages on the blogs listed below and answer the questions in the comments below:
Third graders at Desert Elementary School are studying Native Americans as part of a school wide PBL on Arizona. Today , the third grade classes had a very special guest named Larry ” Greywolf” Clark come visit them. “”Greywolf” taught the students the importance of music for Native Americans. He showed the students how to play the Native American flute, drums, and hand rattles. 20 lucky students were selected to join Larry on stage in a Cherokee Dance Circle.
I bet that you are super excited to be in third grade! My name is Mrs. Wright and I will be your teacher! Before we start school, I want to tell you some things about myself. I am married and have two children, my daughter Cameo who is 17 and is a senior at Apache Junction High School and my son Keegan who is 8 and is in 3rd grade here at Desert Vista. They keep me very busy between going to Keegan’s baseball games and Cameo’s plays. Aside from spending time with my family my other hobbies include reading, writing, watching football and baseball. My nephew Colton is on the both the varsity football and baseball teams at Apache Junction High School, so I attend many of these games. Go Prospectors!
You are probably wondering what you will learn about in third grade. We will learn about reading, writing, math, science and social studies. As a class we will work together to help each other learn! There will be many other interesting things to learn and do in third grade, so I hope you are ready! I know I am ready to be your teacher.
As your teacher, I am here to help you be all you can be. Please talk to me when you have something to share, when you don’t understand, or need someone to listen when you are upset. I promise to listen very carefully.
Meet your teacher night is August 5th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. I hope to see you all there.
Our first day of school is August 7th and our room number is 18. !