Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Winter Break


It's so exciting! Winter break is near! What are your plans? What are you looking forward to most? Are you traveling or staying in Houston? If you celebrate Christmas, what are some of your family's traditions you look forward to every year? If you celebrate Hanukkah, what are some of your traditions? I can't wait to hear what each of you have planned!


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Panda Path









This week, we visited the Panda Path pre-k students at the Spring Branch Family Development Center. We brought books to read and donate. Please describe your experience. You may write about what you enjoyed most and what was challenging. How did it feel to give away the gift of a book? Did you learn anything about your buddy? Would you like to return? Please write four to five complete sentences using the correct punctuation. 




Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Cheyenne Again



Today, we discussed the difference between plot and theme. We focused on the different themes or big ideas from our book Cheyenne Again.  Please write about some of the themes you discovered in your reading with your partners or what we read-aloud and give examples.  For example,  one theme was about treating the Indians unfairly in school when they taught them lies or left out important facts about their culture and some of the battles they had won.  Please write four to five sentences with the correct punctuation. 


Monday, November 14, 2016

Thanksgiving Holidays




Thanksgiving is just a week away. Many of us will spend time with family and friends. Some of us are even traveling! This holiday gives us time to think about what we are grateful for. Please share some of your favorite traditions that you and your family do during this wonderful holiday! What are your turkey day plans? What are you especially thankful for? Write at lease 3 - 4 well-written sentences please. Remember to watch your punctuation and capital letters. Gobble, gobble!


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Feature Article!!!



This week we have explored a variety of feature articles and found that each of them engage and inform the reader, have catchy titles, and include quotes from experts. We have started brainstorming topic choices and discussed subheadings/subtitles, which will organize our articles even more. Share with us your topic choice and information about your topic. You may include your subtopics with information as well. Be sure to write four to five complete sentences with the correct spelling, capitalization, and punctuation. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Texas Native American Tribes



We are all enjoying researching and learning new facts and information about our Texas Native American tribes!  What tribe are you studying? (Apache, Caddoes, Coahuiltecans, Commanches, Karankawas, or Kiowas)  Please share at least 3 to 4 interesting facts you have learned so far. Make sure that you write them in compete sentences using capital letters and periods. Have fun and dig deep for information about your tribe. 



Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Reading Rocks!!!


We love our Thirty Glorious Minutes of Independent Reading, otherwise known as SSR!!!


Please share with us what you have been reading! Have you just finished an amazing book? Did you just get hooked into a new one that you just can't put down?

Let' hear about your balanced diet...fiction, nonfiction, audio, books read aloud to you like A Handful of Stars. I can't wait to hear what you are reading. Please write 4 to 5 complete sentences using the correct grammar, capitalization and end marks.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Math Groups


We are really enjoying our math rotations/math groups! Please share what you like about them so far. Do you have a favorite station? Do you have a favorite game? WHY do you like it?  What are some great strategies you like to use during problem solving? Share with me your favorite parts of math groups!  Please write four to five complete sentences. Make sure you use the correct capitalization and punctuation. 


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Native Americans

 
 
 Friends,
Yesterday we viewed a video and did some brain tracking. We are filling our brains with new learning on these Native American tribes!

Today you had the opportunity to explore some books on specific tribes. 

Please share with us 3-4 brain tracks from either yesterday or today! 
Write in complete sentences with capital letters and periods.
 
 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Empathy!!!





Please watch the Zion Harvey video at this link.  
It is very powerful and moving. We discovered our last stance for this week is empathy. EMPATHY is when you put yourself in someone’s shoes and try to understand how they feel. Share with us your thoughts about Zion. How are you empathetic toward him? How does his story make you feel? I look forward to reading your comments about this amazing boy and his story. Please write 4 to 5 complete sentences that make sense. Make sure you use capitals and periods. 


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Personal Narrative




We had a great Writing Workshop session today. We added in details to our personal narrative drafts and stretched our stories!

Share with us what your Personal Narrative is about! What seed idea are you writing about? If you remember your lead, what is it? 

Please write four or more sentences and use correct punctuation. 


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Flexibility!!!


 This week we read The Book of Mistakes and discovered that the main character/artist was very FLEXIBLE!  
Flexibility is seeing and trying many possible actions within a task, and being open, or when one thing doesn't work you try a different way. When you are flexible, you may have to "change the plan" in an instant! The main character/artist  showed us flexibility when her mistakes become part of the picture. The artist's mistakes help change the pictures in important ways, make the picture better, and make the story more interesting. She was willing to try different ways of drawing with her mistakes. 


Please share specific examples of when you have been flexible.  Write 4 to 5 sentence and be sure to check for capitalization and punctuation.




Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Be Responsible!!!


Our core value this year is responsibility! Please share specific examples of how you are responsible in third grade. I can't wait to read your posts!  Be sure to write four to five complete sentences. Make sure you use capital letters and periods.



Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Third Grade ROCKS!!!




You are now two weeks into school!  We have already learned a lot in these few short weeks!!!  We are off to a great start!  We have a lot to look forward to this year!  We are going to be busy this year learning, reading, playing with numbers, creating, computing and lots of other fun learning activities!  Please write four to five sentences of what you have enjoyed so far this year, what you are looking forward to, and what you like best about third grade.  Write with complete sentences and check your periods and capital letters.  

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Summer Sensations!!!




I am so excited about this summer! I hope that you are, too. Please share some books titles that you plan to read. Also, please share any fun plans that you have. Tell us about what you like to do on a lazy day, too!  Please write four to five sentences with the correct grammar and punctuation.


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Living History

 
Jane Goodall


I had a wonderful time listening to the fourth graders give their Living History speeches! As I was listening, my brain was surfing for new learning and fun facts. Also, I noticed that many of the famous people featured demonstrated amazing character traits that lead to their successes.

Please share your new learning, fun facts and/or thoughts about the important character traits of these famous people. Please write four to five complete sentences using correct capitalization and punctuation. 


Marshall Thurgood

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mystery Writer's Forum

Hello Mystery Writers!

Let's share our mystery ideas and have a conversation. Who is your lead detective? What character traits does he or she have? Does your lead detective have a sidekick?

What is the case that you will be solving?  Tell us about your setting.

Clues, red herringsplot twists...let's start talking! Be sure to write four to five sentences with the correct grammar and punctuation. 
 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Independent Reading - Checking in!

Books can really add a lot of joy to your life! I always like to have a good fiction book around...like a good friend. Lately, I have been reading a book called At the Water's Edge. This book is historical fiction, and it is for enjoyment. Historical fiction is based on historical events and people that are true but the story is fiction.  Books can be entertaining and POWERFUL!





What have you all been reading lately? How has the book entertained you? Please tell us about the book you are reading in 4 to 5 complete sentences.  Be sure to use the correct grammar and punctuation. 




Wednesday, April 13, 2016





Field Day is a wonderful day! Students and teachers from all three divisions of the school come together to have fun, participate in the events and enjoy the fair.

Let's share! 
 
 
What is our favorite part of Field Day? What is your favorite Field Day memory? Why do you think that this is an important day for our school community? Write in 4 to 5 complete sentences with the correct grammar and punctuation.
GO PURPLE! GO GOLD!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Pioneer Day Reflections



 We had wonderful time sharing our Westward Expansion projects and work yesterday! I am curious. What was your favorite activity that we did during this unit? Was is the journal, the iMovie, QRcode with audio and video, reading Joshua and Hattie's journals, or brain tracking?
Please give a detailed explanation about what you liked or did not enjoy as much. Maybe you'll influence how we explore pioneer life next year!  Write four to five complete sentences. Check your punctuation.