Thursday, December 19, 2019

December 19th

Market Day: Market Day was a huge success!  We had so much fun!  Our class produced some amazing goods, and our third grade customers were very impressed. Our commercials that we created using Seesaw helped to persuade our customers to purchase our products. Everyone earned a good income, and we used our math skills to determine how much money we earned as a class.

A special gift...
You cannot see what we made in the picture below, but I hope that you like the small gift that your child made for you. :)

Friday, December 13, 2019

December 13th

Reading: This week we worked on sequencing key events in stories.  We read several great books, and we used time order words to help us to retell what happened.  We had such great stamina this week that we got to enjoy Flashlight Friday!

Writing: This week we wrote two opinion pieces.   Our first writing piece was about our opinions about Winter.  The second writing piece went along with our social studies market day project.  We wrote a persuasive piece to convince others why they should purchase the products we made. 

Social Studies:  Market Day preparation is in full swing! Each of the classroom businesses have been hard at work.  They created names for their businesses, prototypes, and finally products.  On Wednesday, we will open our stores to the a third grade class.  The third graders will get to shop at our stores, and it should be a lot of fun!

Math: Three digit addition is the topic of our current math chapter.  We began this chapter with reviewing how to add hundreds mentally, and then we will begin practicing how to add these larger numbers with regrouping.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

December 8th

Reading & Writing:
We continued our study of opinion writing by writing about which pet we think would make the best pet.  Each student selected an animal, and then they wrote about three main reasons why it would make the best pet.  They also included examples to go along with their reasons.  We read several great books to go along with this writing project including: Can I Be Your Dog?, I Wanna Iguana, and Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet. While reading those books we worked on identifying the main idea and key details.  

Here are a few of our finished projects, and good news... the students did such a good job on their writing that I decided we should adopt a pet! Our new adopted class pet will not live in our classroom. Instead we will learn about it through emails, videos, and other correspondence. Ask your child about what type of animal we adopted.  :)

Social Studies:
As we further our understanding of economics, we reviewed several vocabulary terms, such as, producer, consumer, income, goods, and services.  This week we also learned about how goods travel from the field to a market, and we practiced purchasing items while staying within a budget. 

We will be taking a test over 2-digit subtraction with regrouping on Wednesday.  Everyone has worked hard on this chapter, and to celebrate and review what we have learned our class enjoyed playing GimKit.  I love the enthusiasm that I see as the students are practicing their math skills.  A study guide for our upcoming test will go home on Monday.