Our new theme in Picturing Writing is weather. We have talked about rain and now we are focusing on lightning. Next up, wind. We have really come a long way since our first painting. I thought this mountain landscape was so unique! We have all become such great artists.
We had a great week! We have been working hard learning different strategies to solve addition. We have really come a long way. We took our Chapter 3 test today. I had so many students make 100%. We also got our iPad and iPods back from the ASD tech center and so we were able to start using them during our intervention time in the morning. Doing Lexia on the iPad seems to be more fun then doing it on the computer :)
(picture above is a few of the girls exploring a lesson from my science kit "Hot Wheels-Speedometry".
We will be having an awards assembly on Friday the 15th from 2:00-2:30. I will be giving every student in my class an award. If you could make arrangements to attend I know your student would be thrilled. They have been working so hard!
Also, I wanted to inform you of some changes in our homework. We are going to be implementing more vocabulary into our day. As a result we will have less time to complete unfinished work in the afternoons. Most students are able to complete the assigned in the time given but sometimes there are pages that take a little longer. I have explained our new homework policy to the students, so they understand that homework always has to come back to me to be graded. I keep record of all the assignments that are turned in each morning.
One last thing, book orders are due January 22nd. If you chose to order online that is great! Our online code is PCHXK . You may also just send cash with your student and I will place the order. Either way is fine with me. There are some really great perks this month for students. If we have a total equaling $50 or more all students in the class would receive a free book coupon. If our total is $100 or more all students in the class would receive a book!
*JUST A REMINDER- Monday the 15th is MLK Day we will not have school.
Using Picturing Writing in our class has really made us appreciate our surroundings. We noticed the sun rising behind the mountains and had to take a moment to stop and look at the beautiful colors of sunrise. We are so luck to live in such a beautiful place. I want to make sure and take advantage of as many opportunities as I can to inspire our 1st grades in their writing and painting.
A note from Mrs. Page
I am looking forward to kicking off another great year in 3rd grade!