It's shaping up to be another busy week in 3rd grade!
Don't forget to stop by the book fair and shop for good fit books with your child! Books are my FAVORITE gift no matter the age!!!
Speaking of the book fair, please encourage yoru child to take AR tests this week so they can be entered in the hoola hoop contest to WIN FREE BOOKS from the book fair...WAHOO!!!
Donuts and Dads...YUMMY...will be Tuesday morning beginning at 7:15!
PACs Now will be here on Thursday and Friday for another My Pyramid Lesson.
Thursday will be the 1st-2nd grade music performance at 6:00 pm, and the book fair will be open as well!
This week in learning...
RED Reading - The students will continue working and reading their way through Junie B. Jones. They will have at least two mini lessons with Mr. Jansen to add to the CAFE Menu of skills and strategies! Additionally, they will work with various types of plural nouns this week!
BLUE Reading - The students will continue working and reading their way through Mr. Popper's Penguins. They will have at least two mini lessons with Mr. Jansen to add to the CAFE Menu of skills and strategies! In writing, we will begin working on informational writing. The student will choose and research one of the 17 penguin species to learn more information!
MIND Time - The students will begin creating biography boxes on a famous character of their choosing! This activity should be really fun for the students as they learn to work their way through the process of researching and creating a project!
Reading Buddies - Of course on Friday, we will read with our kindergarten buddies!
During the first semester, I was doing so well updating the blog weekly! I will try my best to get back into that good routine this semester! I would say you haven't missed much, but that would be a lie! Here are a few things that have been going on since we returned to school!
MIND Time - The students wrote New Year's Resolutions and created an art project. They are really cool :) If you are in the building, make sure to come up the hall and check them out! The students also worked on fantasy Readers Theater plays and performed them last week! Their voices were amazing!
RED Reading - These kiddos have been busy reading and working their way through Mr. Popper's Penguins! I think most of them are enjoying the story! We have had various mini lessons on skills and strategies to help us become better readers!
BLUE Reading - Most of these kiddos are reading and workign their way through Junie B. Jones. They are becoming independent readers using skills and strategies we have worked on in mini lessons.
WRITING - We are finishing up the Six Traits of Writing, and the students are implementing many of the ideas presented in the mini lessons. Their writing is really coming to life...WAHOO!
All in all, it has been a great return for the third grade at Cravens Elementary School!!!
My name is Katy Harrison. I am married to Jason. We have 5 year old twins, Jay and Eva. We also have a dachshund named Mia! I teach 4th grade at NPES. This year marks my 15th year of teaching. I received a bachelor degree from Kentucky Wesleyan College and a master degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. I am also a National Board Certified Teacher.