In reading we made our very own penguins and worked on writing a SUMMARY of our story so we can ALL be ready for our selection test on Wednesday! I would love to hand out LOTS of 5 dollar bills for 100%'s. Remember nonfiction stories are a little harder sometimes so re-listening to the story at home is probably a really GOOD idea!
We worked in English on WEAK verbs and replaced them with much STRONGER ones to make our sentences snap with PIZAZZ to our readers. Words like TRUDGING or EXPLODED were much better then "walked" or "yelled". We had fun with these and I was excited to see just how many of the kids came up with some pretty AMAZING verbs to use!
In math we practiced more with PLACE VALUE. Sometimes those digits to the right of the decimal can be tricky, but after LOTS of work most of us got it and were becoming real EXPERTS at numbers like thirty thousandths or one and twenty three hundredths.
Tonight they may have to finish:
a math journal page and a verb worksheet
Also tomorrow watch for PICTURE forms to come home. My mail carriers ran out of time today at the end of the day so tomorrow those will come home! Picture day is January 29th which is the SAME day we will be putting on our KANSAS DAY CENTERS for Mrs. Elders class. You might ask your son or daughter what group they are in and help them plan the best way to dress the part while they are busy teaching the other third graders all about their KANSAS topic. I will send home more details about this as it gets closer!
Have a GREAT evening!