Hello! We had a nice week in Ms. Hahn’s 3rd-grade class again. Except, of course, for the much colder temperatures that moved in late in the week. I guess it’s just a taste of what is to come in the near future. Speaking of that, make sure your student has the proper clothing for the colder temperatures.
PE and Art
I didn’t take a whole lot of photos this week, but some of the highlights were the kids playing at different exercise stations in PE. They had a lot of fun and worked really hard. I took a lot of sweaty kids back to the classroom.
We’ve been working with some liquid measurements as part of math this week, so the kids learned about pints, quarts, liters, and milliliters. They are also deep into a unit on multiplication.
The kids love technology and we are trying to regularly get them on the computers for typing. Please have them log onto typing.com at home and practice. Just make sure they have their hands positioned correctly. The sign-on information is in their assignment notebooks.
This year we’ve had a bit of trouble getting everyone focused during reading. Especially when we are working with small groups. So we have been testing a daily 5 type of rotation and the kids seem to be doing a lot better with a bit more structure. Although we like for them to have a choice in what to do, it looks like we are not quite there yet. Throughout the year we will give them more choices so that by 4th grade we don’t have to have quite so formal of a system.
We also got outside this week to do Phenology. Luckily it was warmer earlier in the week, so that’s when we took them outside.
That is about it for this week. We did have a Green Assembly on Friday as well as the staff-student soccer game. I honestly was busy doing different things for different kids so I have no idea who won.
The Green Team is holding a food drive and the final day for food collection is Monday, October 15. Please send in dry goods and canned goods (non-perishable) to the classroom on Monday. The classes that send in the most food and the most variety of food will get to sit in chairs during the next assembly instead of the floor. The food will be used for an activity that most kids will get to do, then the food will be donated. Thanks for helping out with this great cause.
I know some kids are anxious to see me after you have read my post so that they can get Hawk’s Tickets. This week have them tell me what my youngest son’s name is (Ty).
Alright, have a great week and come back next week for another update!
~ Mrs. Steinbeck