All About Our 3rd Grade

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Here is a glogster answering some questions from Student Challenge #3

School Survey Challenge #3

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Tell us a little about you and what you do on a school day

Welcome to our Blog!!

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We are very excited to be participating in the Student Blogging Challenge that Edublogs host. The first challenge was to introduce ourselves to the online world and the many people we will be communicating with.

Information about Our school!

  • Our mascot is a bobcat.
  • We do lots of fundraisers.
  • We have lots of pride.
  • We like our school and we have assemblies.
  • We get to go to P.E., Music and Library.

Information about Our Class!

  •  This is a great third grade class.
  • In class we are learning algebra.
  • We  have a great teacher.
  • We have 12 boys and 11 girls.
  • This year we are doing passport to learning as a school theme.
  • We are learning about dinosaurs.

Our school in Pictures

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We hope you enjoyed learning about us and our school. Now here are some questions to help us get to know you better!

What is your favorite thing to do?
What does your classroom or room look like?
What is your favorite game?
What is your favorite food?

Digital Citizenship

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by Tracy Watanabe


What does it mean to be a “good citizen”?

What does it mean to be safe?


Behavior Expectations

When I was growing up, there were expectations my parents had of me for my personal safety:

  1. Ask permission before going somewhere.
  2. Don’t talk to strangers. — (With the exception of my parents/entrusted adult being aware of the conversation.)
  3. Ask for help when I need it.
  4. Be polite and use good manners.
  5. Help others when I can, and add to their lives.

These are the same expectations I have of my own children for their interactions in our physical community and our digital communities.


How can we be “good citizens” and safe on the Internet? 

How can we be safe on the Internet?

Click here to watch a BrainPOP video about Digital Etiquette to find answers to these questions (you may need to use your School BrainPOP username and password to log in).

Moby the Robot from BrainPOP UK
Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Brain POP via Compfight

How can we be “good citizens” on the computer? 

How can we be safe on the Internet?

Inventors Unite

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This week we read a story called The Kids Invention Book. This story was all about different inventions that kids have created over the years. Did you know that Earmuffs were actually invented by a kid? As a class we are working on a project that has us researching inventors, inventions and creating our own. We will be turning them into magazine that we will be sharing with you soon!


What kind of Inventions do you think will be created in 20 years?

Meet The Teacher Survey

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Answer these quick questions and then take some time to explore our classroom blog.

When you are done make sure you click on Mrs. Martinez’s title to go back to the first page

Post card Exchange 2012-2013

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Last year my class and I had the opportunity to learn about different states by being involved in a post card exchange. I would love to do it again this year and try to get all 49 states and even some countries involved. For those who haven’t done a post card exchange before it is pretty simple and fun. We could do either digital postcards or regular ones sent in the mail. You can either design a postcard or have parents donate some that represent your state. On the back of each one, you write interesting facts about the state you live in and your class/school. We then hung ours up on a big map of the United States and had yarn going to each state. The kids loved learning about the different states. If you are interested and would like to participate, please fill out the Google form below. To make it work all postcards would need to be sent out by March 22, 2013. (Due to the extent of the project, I will be limiting the post card exchange to 1 classroom per state for now, so it will be first come, first serve.)

Here is the link to my post card exchange website where you can get the Google Form!
Post Card Exchange 2012-2013

Earth day Glogsters

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We worked with Mrs. Goucher’s class to determine the quality of our water at school. We then made glogsters to report our findings and entered into the Earth Day Glogster Contest.

Here is an animoto of what our lab looked like



Here are just a few of them..

Melissa and Jacob’s Glogster

Trentin and Will

Julian and Soledad







Let’s visit Arizona

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6 Places to visit in Arizona

Challenge 2 asked us to talk a little bit about where we live and places to visit. Back in December each student in our class planned a vacation for their family. They had to visit different places in Arizona and write about the things they would see and do there. Visit this post to see all of our wonderful slideshows. Many of our students visited a lot of the same famous landmarks and that is how we ranked our 6 places to visit.

Click on the links to read about each place, and then please participate in our poll about which one you would like to visit so we can graph the results!

Grand Canyon

London Bridge


 Lowell Observatory


 Sunset Crater


We got this idea from the Edublogs Student Challenge Week 2

Questions- Student Challenge #1

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Here are a few things we would like to know about our visitors…


What grade are you in?

What state or country are you from?

What is your favorite food?

What is your favorite book?

Do you have a favorite Sport?

What is your favorite subject in school?