After our morning meeting, we worked on our CALENDAR BOOK and then went straight in to MATH. We worked so hard on DIVISION that we even wrote a problem ourselves and then solved it. It is AMAZING to me that we are in only SEPTEMBER and we are already DIVIDING in third grade! It is WAY COOL if you ask me. We have learned that repeated addition can be used to understand MULTIPLICATION and DIVISION! It is so much fun watching the kiddos discover all that we are working on! They love ZEARN and the GAME ROTATION sure is helping us with our multiplication facts! YIPEE! Friday we take our next multiplication test and we already have 5 people in our class on 4's! SUPER EXCITING if you ask me!
In reading we made a STORY MAP and marked out all the stops the BOY in our story made on his mission to find KNOWLEDGE! Some of us are WONDERFUL ARTISTS! Our map really seemed to help us put things in order from our story. We all decided that silly matchmaker should not have given up so easily when the boy went to her for help. After all we are learning that the things we have to work a little harder for, sure make us smile when we accomplish them! "What About Me" has taught us more then one lesson and we have liked practicing with SEQUENCE.
After lunch, we went straight in to our GENIUS HOUR and today each of our groups were given a piece of land with two houses and a big river on them. The river unfortunately separates the houses so our genius groups have to build a bridge so that we can travel between the houses without be harmed by the water. Limited supplies can be used as our resources so we have to really think about how to best use them in order to be successful. I can't wait to see how these turn out after tomorrow's work session! We are becoming REAL GENIUSES in third grade and boy do we look forward to this time!
After specials we had time to practice our math facts in our two stations and then work on our LISTENING Daily 5 Choice. We listened to our story together with some fun MAGIC FINGERS today. After this is was time to pack up and take a short recess before heading home!
Have a SUPER evening! Can't wait to see you tomorrow!
PS ~ We have your COLORING PAGES ready! They turned out great! I think you are going to love them!