Then, we spent some time with our story. Rather then making a MEMORY game this week, we made a little VOCABULARY booklet. We practiced looking words up in our reading glossaries and then worked hard to write definitions, the part of speech, and even come up with a sentence and an illustration for each word. Most everyone finished these today. I told the kiddos I would get them graded this week so that they could study them next week to get ready for our selection test. Once these were made we started looking at a SEQUENCING paper that goes along with our story. We read through the sentences together and now they have to put them in order according to how they happened in our story. With all of the DATES this week, this story is a great one to practice that sequencing again.
After lunch we were able to read for awhile out of our STORY TIME book, "Rent a Third Grader". Yep, that's right! This third grade class is WORKING to earn some money to save a horse. They do ALL kinds of jobs in the community to help raise the money they need. Today one of them was even HIRED to babysit a 12 year old. Holy Cow! Watching someone who is OLDER then you could be a little tricky, but luckily the Chris in our story was a REALLY NICE 12 year old so it all worked out just fine! =)
In math we reviewed our MULTIPLICATION! I think now we have 6 kiddos who have mastered 9's and enjoyed a ROUTE 44 SONIC DRINK as a treat! Those multiplication tables are SOOOOOO important! Learning them now will sure help make math a little easier. You might ask your son or daughter which table they are on and practice with them at home. We test EVERY Wednesday and there are several SONGS and GAMES on our website to help them practice their facts too! Once your times test was finished, we went right into centers. We made all types of ANGLES out of straws and twist ties, we did another grocery ad activity, and we worked hard on adapted mind to master that third grade curriculum!
At the end of the day, our behavior got a little out of control so we sat with our heads down on our desks for a bit. I don't like when this has to happen, but everyone in the Town of Sweets needs to think about their behavior and make sure they are doing what they should be at all times. Several of us are worrying about others much more then we are worrying about ourselves. I have no doubt in my mind that we will all do better tomorrow, but please remind your son or daughter how important their education is so that they will do their best to focus on the lessons and use their class time to finish their work.
Tonight at home they may need to finish:
1. A perimeter morning work page
2. An angle worksheet
3. A sentence sequencing reading paper
4. A grocery ad math page
5. A vocabulary booklet
Have a SUPER evening! Stay warm and hang in there until the weekend! I heard we may see 70 degrees by Saturday! WOO HOO!