--Photos by: Mason
This has been a great start to third grade! I am loving getting to know your wonderful children! We are getting used to the new year, new procedures, and new friends, and they are all adjusting beautifully! Your kids are making maps of South Carolina and they are turning out great! They learned to critique each other to make their maps better, but to still be kind and helpful in the process. They are writing beautiful small moment true stories about their lives and it gives me great insight into their characters. In math, we are reviewing place value and addition and subtraction concepts and playing some fun games to do so (as you can see in the pictures). Finally, during our reading time we have been learning what a third grade reading workshop looks like and what readers do. Your children are already working hard in third grade and I am so proud of them! Enjoy your long weekend!
--Photos by: Mason
We have been working hard in math, social studies, homework, and in our specials. We've been getting lots of compliments this week! We've learned how to be writers, readers, and mathematicians. We've been working on writing in our writer's notebook. We've started reading in groups and learning about each other. We've learned games in math and being mathematicians in the games. We've learned about different parts in our state. It's been a lovely week this week.
This week we have been working on writing pieces and it's something important that's happened to us. We have been working on controlling our body, voice, and mind. We have been working on our maps of South Carolina. We have gotten a lot of compliments. We've been working on what readers do. In math we have learned about sticker station. We are using stories about Sticker Station and people go there and they buy certain numbers of stickers. We have had a lot of fun in specials. And we're having a great day in third grade!
Thanks to you and your wonderful kids, the first day of school went so smoothly! We had a great day! We learned about all our school rules and procedures. We also talked about our hopes and dreams for the year, and I must say your kids are great goal setters! We also learned about how important it is to have our friends critique our work and we began drawing maps of South Carolina which will soon be critiqued to help make them even more accurate! Thank you for all your support and I know it will be a great year!
Mrs. Schley and her third graders.