Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Announcements:
It's a 4 day weekend this week! No school on Friday (Teacher Inservice Day) and Columbus Day on Monday!

Next week, I will be sending out an email regarding conference sign ups.  Conferences will be held at the end of October and beginning of November. 

Math:
Do you know how many grams equals a kilogram? We learned that in our first unit in math. This week we started unit 2. In this unit, we will solve one-and two-step number stories involving all four arithmetic operations. Wow! We'll use diagrams, arrays, pictures, words, and number models to help us solve these problems.

Also, we've started weekly math challenges with Mr. Gross. Ask your child about them!


Writing:
This week, we worked on our personal narrative leads.  We are striving to catch the reader's attention in the first two sentences.  A strong lead will get the reader interested in our subject and want to continue reading.

Mrs. Agell's weekly writing challenges have also started!

Reading:
We started our Characters Unit and are learning how to make our characters jump from the page. By describing our characters in detail, it lets the reader know exactly who they are reading about.  We describe how they look and how they feel.

Our latest read-a-loud is called Because of Winn Dixie.  We are currently on chapter 5.  Opal is the main character and she is in 3rd grade.  She found a dog in a Winn Dixie grocery store and guess what she called it?  You guessed it.....Winn Dixie!

Science:
Our Science Unit is Geology!  Rocks, rocks and more rocks!  We've learned the different layers of the earth and we're currently exploring the different attributes our rocks have. Our rocks have become our pets, ask you child what they named their rock!




Come back soon and see what's happening with Mrs. Colfer's Crew!!  Have a great 4 day weekend!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Welcome New 3rd Graders!

Welcome to third grade! I hope you are having a fun-filled summer vacation. I’m having a great summer with my 2 year old son, Landon and his 4 month old baby sister Finley. We went to visit family in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia for most of the summer. We enjoyed many days on the beach and hiking in the mountains. Landon went on his Papa's tractor and learned how to swim. Finley dipped her toes in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time and loved it! What exciting things have you been doing over the summer? Leave a comment and share your summer adventures, I'd love to hear about them.



While you're here visiting our classroom blog, please take some time to explore. You will be able to learn some information about our class, when we will have our specials, and get the class supply list. Feel free to bring your school supplies to our Family Drop-In Day.

I am really excited to meet you. I hope you are able to pop in to say hello during our Family Drop-In on September 1st from 9:30-10:30. Have fun during your last few weeks of summer. See you soon!

Cheerfully,
Mrs. Colfer