Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tell me a story...

Our fabulous new teacher, Mrs. Wheeler, is acclimating herself to the 3rd grade team beautifully! She is part of the 2-teacher team of Jackson & Wheeler.
Mrs. Jackson is in charge of all things science and math, while Mrs. Wheeler covers all things literacy and integrated social studies.

Here's Mrs.Wheeler with her hubby.

For the past few weeks, 3rd grade has been studying the difference in the genres of fairy tales, fables, and trickster tales. (as per the Common Core standards and units we are following)
Mrs. Wheeler showed off her artistic and literary skills by making these fabulous anchor charts to help anchor student learning.

Ummm... can we say "Wicked cute?" When I saw them, I knew I had to share!
And here's another anchor chart for Accountable Talk during carpet time.

Wonderful job, Mrs. Wheeler! Keep up the good work!

Science Vocabulary- Living and Nonliving things

In the 3- Person teaching team, we are moving out of Unit 1's science study of matter, separation of mixtures, and scientific tools. This week is a preview of Unit 2 which is a study of living and nonliving things and their influence on each other. Here is the vocabulary power point that Delk, Chastain, and Vaughn's class are using this week.

Students made vocabulary flash cards today with definitions and picture representations for the words. They will be able to use the cards during the test, so don't lose them!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Third Grade Common Core Workbook

Extra teacher help for implementing Common Core? Yes please!

Next year is the first year that Common Core is implemented fully into our county. I refuse to stress! There are many sources for great ideas, but this is the one I choose to keep by my side.

Common Core is a hands-on, all subject inclusive way of teaching. This Third Grade Common Core Workbook covers English and math standards- the biggest areas tested.

Pretty sure this is going to be our 3rd grade team's Common Core bible next year. It's over 800 pages of happiness! :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Remembering Dr. King

All last week, Clifton Hills has focused on the accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today we celebrated our first MLK Celebration. To see how it went, you can check out {THIS} post from General Delk's Army.

Here's what 3rd grade has been working on!

Delk- Bio Poem, pledge posters

 Chastain- Bio Poem, Nonfiction 4-square

Roach- MLK adjectives, KLW chart, Bio Poem

As an added bonus, here is the Power Point we used in class on Dr. King!