To introduce landforms I assigned different landforms to each group. They had to research the landforms their group was assigned. They had to draw their landforms, write about it, and next week they will present their landforms as a group! They did a great job and are learning how to work great in a group!
My kiddos LOVED learning about Pioneers. After several days of reading about and discussing pioneers, my kiddos completed a Google Classroom assignment. They had to compare and contrast their lives to a pioneer’s life! Then they made a paper doll of themselves as a pioneer. They had a blast! At the end of the unit we had Pioneer Day! The kiddos dressed as pioneers and we played games and made crafts! They had a blast acting like Pioneer!
We had a blast learning about immigration! We started the unit by reading the book “This is Me” by Jamie Lee Curtis. The students got to design their own suitcase and drew and cut out just what they would need for their journey! We learned about several different countries and why the immigrants had to leave their country. At the end of the unit, the kiddos wrote a letter from the perspective that they were an immigrant leaving their family, and they had to discuss their journey, where they left, and what it was like arriving at Ellis Island! They LOVED this unit!
Well, it is almost that time of year again! Summer is coming to an end, and the first day of school is just around the corner! For the past 4 years I have taught third grade, and it has been wonderful! I look forward to the new adventure in 2nd grade! My favorite part of teaching is fostering a love of learning in my students and forming a personal relationship with each student. I believe that developing a great relationship with both the parents and students is essential for a successful school year. That is why this app is so vital- it will ensure that we stay connected. Whether it be me reminding you of a class party , a field trip, or just sending you a fun picture- REMIND 101 is a great app to maintain our communication!
I made a Donor’s Choose account and our classroom got enough money for 3 new Chromebooks! YAY!
Have I mentioned I LOVE implementing technology in the classroom?! As an extension to our fairytale unit I had my kiddos buddy write a new version of a known fairytale. They had to buddy type on Chromebooks by getting on Google Docs, sharing their document with their partner, and then typing simultaneously to publish their story. After they were satisfied with their finished product they had to email me their stories on Google! Here is just another example why collaboration is a beautiful thing! So proud of and impressed with my third graders! #thirdgradelove
I love seeing my kiddos run into class with excitement and check their beanstalk plant growth every morning! We read different versions of Jack and the Beanstalk and compared and contrasted them! As an extension they planted their own beanstalks and predicted whether their beanstalk would reach their castle! Will their predictions be correct? #onlytimewilltell #thirdgradelove