Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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 6, 2017

Pesty Pet Peeves!!!

We all have "pet peeves" or things that really bug and annoy us.  A pet peeve is when someone, something, or an action is done that really irritates you.  Pet Peeves can be different for everybody.  My major pet peeve is when people constantly interrupt me or blurt out while I am talking.  That bothers me because first it is rude with a capital R and second it interrupts my train of thought.  My second biggest Pet Peeve is when someone is reading a book while I am teaching a lesson!!! So get on your soapbox and tell us your pet peeve and why it annoys you.  Write about four to five complete sentences using the correct capitalization and punctuation.  

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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, November 8, 2017


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 4 - 5 well-written sentences with the correct punctuation please. Gobble, gobble!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Go Astros!!!

We are so excited that the Astros are in the playoffs for the World Series. It has been wonderful for our city after Hurricane Harvey. It has raised money for the needy, lifted people’s spirits, and brought us together as a community! Tonight is the elimination game! How do you think the play- offs has helped us as a city? Who do you think will win? Who do you think will hit a home run? What are your predictions for tonight?  Have fun answering the questions! Please write 4 to 5 complete sentences with the correct grammar and punctuation.
Go Astros!!!  Go Astros!!!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Native Americans

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

We have also had the opportunity to explore some books on specific tribes. 

Please share with us 3-4 brain tracks of new learning on Native Americans! 
Write in complete sentences with capital letters and periods.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Math is Everywhere

Look around...we see and use math everywhere and every day!!!  We see and use math at the grocery store, on TV, looking out the window of a car, or at home. We use math adding scores when playing sports, paying money when  shopping, telling time, measuring for cooking, and doing so many other things! Write three or more sentences sharing how YOU see and  use math in your real life. Remember - use complete sentences and proper punctuation!  I am excited to see how you see and use math every day!!!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Great Books and Reading

Hi Girls and Boys,

We have talked about finding "just right" books that interest us in a wide variety of genres.  

· What are you reading now?  
· What is "on deck" in your book bin? 
· Do you have a favorite book or series of books? 

Please write at least five sentences.  Check for capitalization and punctuation. You may find a great book recommendation by reading your classmates' responses! Happy Reading!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


 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 27, 2017

Third Grade Rocks!!!

You are now four 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 17, 2017

Sizzling Summer Fun

I am so excited about this summer! I hope that you are too. Please share some books titles that you plan to read for your summer reading pleasure. Also please share any fun plans that you have. Are you going to camp, on a vacation, or just chilling at the pool? 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 10, 2017

Living History

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 many of the stances such as flexibility, persistence, empathy, resilience, and optimism that lead to their successes.

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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Independent Reading

We love our Fantastic Time 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 Rump. 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, April 19, 2017

Field Day

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 your 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 12, 2017

Fairy Tales

It has really been fun reading lots of fairy tales in the past two weeks. I know you have enjoyed comparing the fractured fairy tales to the traditional fairy tales. I would love for you to tell us about your favorite fairy tale or fractured fairy tale so far! What do you like most about it?  Is it the characters, setting, time period, the problem or the solution?  Be sure to include what you think the theme or the lesson of the fairy tale is. Be creative and write four to five sentences using the correct punctuation and capitalization.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Pioneer Hour Reflections

We had wonderful time sharing our Westward Expansion projects and work today! I am curious. What was your favorite activity that we did during this unit? Was is the journal, QRcode with audio and video, reading Joshua and Hattie's journals, making butter or brain tracking?
Please give a detailed explanation about what you liked most. Maybe you'll influence how we explore pioneer life next year!  Write four to five complete sentences. Check your punctuation.  Have fun!!!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Reading Strategies

As good readers we all use reading strategies to improve our reading skills and our reading comprehension. The most important part of reading is to understand what you are reading, and that is why we use reading strategies. It makes reading more enjoyable and a lot more fun when you connect to what you are reading and give a shout out to others about the great book you are reading. Please tell us about your favorite reading strategy or strategies that you use when you are reading and why you like them. Be sure to write four to five complete sentences with the correct punctuation and capitalization. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

As we all know, both fractions and decimals represent parts of a whole. Which do you see more in your everyday life...fractions or decimals? Please give some examples. Do you think fractions or decimals are more useful? Please share your thoughts. Write four to five sentences about fractions or decimals or both. Use complete sentences with the correct grammar and punctuation. Have fun and be creative. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Spring Break!!!

Spring Break is around the corner!!! I know we are all excited to relax, sleep in, read and maybe even go on a trip. What are your plans for Spring Break? What are you most looking forward to?  Is there any particular book you can't wait to read? In four to five well-written sentences, please share with us your Spring Break plans and hopes.  Have a wonderful Spring Break and be safe!!!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Oregon Trail

We are just beginning our Westward Expansion unit! We know the pioneers were traveling in hopes of cheap and fertile land in Oregon!

What are you wondering about? What is some new learning you have from our reading from this week and last week? Share with us at least three or four sentences of your wonders and new learning. 
Please read each other's comments and try not to repeat posts. Be sure to write in complete sentences with the correct capitalization and punctuation.