Thursday, May 27, 2010
After an incredible year and AMAZING TAKS test results, we HAD to celebrate. What better way than to have a camp out?! But not just ANY camp out...a "Camp Read-A-Lot" camp out! Our class came equipped and comfy in their pj's; with sleeping bags, favorite books, flashlights, sleeping bags, and pillows. We spent the day reading our favorite stories by the flicker of flashlights and glow-in-the-dark bracelets , playing camp games, singing camp songs, eating smores, and listening to Mrs. Anthony read some of her "favorite" books! Our campsite creation with tents and forest-filled critters provided a perfect retreat for a day full of books and fun!
Posted by 3rd grade teacher at 9:14 PM
Thursday, April 29, 2010
I've always been a firm believer that hard work should be acknowledged. My students have WORKED SO VERY HARD in preparation for their state testing and I am confident that they did their best!
After two long days of diligently taking the TAKS test, we are enjoying a morning of game playing as a reward! Thank you for your continued support at home. Your kids are AMAZING!
Posted by 3rd grade teacher at 8:44 AM
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
While sitting in my rocking chair today, I had no idea that one of my talented young students was sketching his teacher! Taken by surprise, he called me to his desk to show me his work of art. When I looked at it, I couldn't help but laugh at the uncanny resemblance! Didn't he do a fantastic job drawing Mrs. Anthony? I love it!
Posted by 3rd grade teacher at 2:07 PM
Friday, April 23, 2010
Our students have been working hard all year to learn the strategies they need to be successful! As a reward (and a fun way to review our work!), we held a simulation of "TAKS Court" where students role played the members of a courtroom during the case. We rotated, taking turns as the bailiff, laywer, defendant, jury members, and courtroom spectators. Each role was partially scripted and the students did a WONDERFUL job playing their parts, ad-libbing when needed. They took court very seriously! The defendant was called to "prove" their innocence with the work they showed on the problem (or case). Several students were found to be innocent, while a few were guilty! I have included the following clips from some of the cases for you to enjoy!
Posted by 3rd grade teacher at 12:43 PM
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Our class recently participated in a home project for a unit of study we completed during Black History Month. Focusing on famous African-American scientists and inventors, students chose a person to research and report on, and created a puppet using a pringles can to resemble them. Look below at the final products. They were AMAZING! Our students are so creative!
Posted by 3rd grade teacher at 12:47 PM
We have been studying three dimensional figures in Math this week. Creative, hands-on interaction is one of the best ways for students to grasp concepts and commit their learning to life long application. Mrs. Stafford and Mrs. Anthony are always amazed at the light bulbs...shining BRIGHTLY in our classroom! Check out the figures and structures that were created individually and in groups.
Posted by 3rd grade teacher at 12:27 PM
Friday, February 5, 2010
Mrs. Walton, also an educator, came to meet and read to Mrs. Anthony's class. Students enjoyed visiting with their teacher's mom and listening to her share a book, titled Is This a House for Hermit Crab? It integrated perfectly into our Science unit on habitat and adaptations. THANK YOU, Mrs. Walton, for sharing your day with us!
Posted by 3rd grade teacher at 3:04 PM