After morning routine was taken care of, we jumped in to our morning meeting and our calendar book! We have only TWO more days of this calendar info and then we will get OCTOBER pages to put in our folders! It's hard to believe it is almost OCTOBER already!
Next, we took care of math. I am still IMPRESSED with my class and how hard they are working in math! It is AWESOME to hear them practicing their multiplication facts and when they could tell me what the COMMUNATIVE PROPERTY was I was smiling BIG! We spent some time in whole group instruction and then broke into our rotations for the day. Zearn is always a hit. Some worked with me for a bit and others worked with Mrs. Johannson for a bit. Super job third grade! I am LOVING our new math and know the fourth grade teachers are going to be sooo HAPPY next year!
In Reading, we read our story, Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday, and tne talked about how quickly he SPENT his money. His grandparents may not be back for awhile so that half melted candle might not have been such a wise GARAGE SALE buy. This story has given us an opportunity to also talk about WHY authors write stories and the kids were pretty surprised when we decided this author was writing to ENTERTAIN us. Most of them knew our little PIE trick for Persuade, Inform, and Entertain, but lots of us need to practice identifying these reasons. That is totally okay with me because AUTHOR'S PURPOSE is something we practice a lot in 3rd grade! We all know that the more you practice something, the better you get at it too so by May we will be ROCK STARS at this! For $2 extra tomorrow tell me the name of a book you are reading and what the author's purpose for writing it was.
Genius hour was spent getting things together for our LEMONADE STAND which will take place on Friday. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for checking your child's blue folder each night. Tonight you might find a yellow note from our LEMONADE SUPPLY TEAM. The kids are doing an incredible job with building this little lemonade business from ground up. On Friday we will be selling so that we can talk about profit, investment, and see what we have learned through the whole process. We appreciate your help in getting the supplies.
We wrapped up the day with 2 more math stations and some DAILY 5 TIME. Don't forget that tomorrow is our LAST day to qualify for our SEPTEMBER AR CELEBRATION. If you haven't earned your 4 points yet, please READ, READ, READ tonight!
Have a TERRIFIC evening!