After our MORNING MEETING we had a quick discussion to review what COMMON and PROPER nouns are. We've done a lot with common nouns, but today I need to see who remember what they were and who could tell me what a PROPER NOUN is. Lots of us knew so we took just a few quick minutes to cut out some nouns and glue them in the correct columns. They either were common nouns or proper nouns!
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This didn't take us long, because we ALL seemed to be able to tell the difference between these two types of nouns QUICKLY!
After our English lesson we moved right into READING CENTERS. The kiddos went to all 4 of these centers today:
1. Setting up a PENNY EXPERIMENT
2. Reading a leveled reader with
3. Working in their group to reread the story, "Alexander Who Used to be
Rich Last Sunday" and doing the 10 important sentence activity.
4. Reviewing the vocabulary words by using STUDY STACK on our website
during Technology Time.
After reading centers we took time to make a BIG STORY MAP that put how ALEXANDER spent all of his money in order for us. I am so PROUD of how well the kiddos are doing with SEQUENCING. I know it seems like we have practiced it a lot, but trust me we needed to and they are so much better at it then they were a few weeks ago.
In math we worked on a few more WORD PROBLEMS. We used our white boards for a bunch of PRACTICE. Today I absolutely LOVED how they attacked the problems. The group problem of the day even involved FRACTIONS and while they didn't quite have the right answers, they DID set the problem up like they needed to and were on the RIGHT TRACK which is so much better then last week when we did our first GET IT TOGETHER ACTIVITY! WOO HOO!!! I hope that tomorrow ALL of my groups can get a solution for me! Keep up the FANTASTIC EFFORT 3rd grade!
To end the day we looked at our second MYSTERY SCIENCE MYSTERY. We are going to be learning how to spot a THUNDERSTORM tomorrow. Our introduction told us all about a man how had to parachute out of a plane and when he did this he actually was trapped in a STORM CLOUD for 40 minutes. From him, we are going to learn a lot in the next few days!
I LOVED all the VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD STARS today. Tomorrow is WEAR PINK DAY so come dressed for SPIRIT WEEK. Also in the kiddos red take home folders they have their READING CALENDAR and also a small reader over THUNDERSTORMS to read and answer questions over.
Have a TERRIFIC evening!