Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Breaking Apart, Screen Chomp, and our 3, 2, 1...

Topic 2 in math led us to explore different strategies for mental math addition. Check out what breaking apart and making a ten looks like below. We also reviewed the concept of regrouping from second grade.

 Below, Abby breaks apart 52 and 44 into tens and ones before finding the sum.


Mathematicians enjoyed using the app Screen Chomp on the iPad minis to create problems of their own.

In Grammar, we discussed the two parts of a sentence--the subject and predicate. The subject tells who or what the sentence is about. The predicate tells what happened.


To prepare for Friday's Wordly Wise quiz, we made our first vocabulary books. It's important that third graders study the word, its spelling, part of speech, and meaning.

Sean leads the class in a Wordly Wise review using Quizlet on the big screen.

In Reading, we explored informational text in our Scholastic News. Headlines reported current events and the history of our nation's Constitution--just in time for Constitution Day observed on September 17. Readers recorded 3 things they learned, 2 interesting facts, and 1 question they have.

We celebrated International Talk Like a Pirate Day by having partner discussions using pirate-themed questions and scenarios. For example, if you could choose one family member or friend to bring with you on your journey, who would it be and why? Third graders had to respond in a full sentence, and partners had to repeat what they heard.

After a trip to the school library Friday afternoon, we updated our genre reading wheels and our reading records. It's important that we make good decisions as we choose "just right" books and balance our reading diet!

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