I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Saturday was a beautiful day. I went for a run, checked out some antique barns and raked for hours. The wind today brought all of the leaves back. Ha!
I can't believe it is April and we are on the 130th day of school. The PBIS challenge this month will be "Clean Up Our School". Every classroom will be challenged to get 75 Paws cards before April 19th and then we will receive a reward. We will be working on repainting the pavement outside for recess. Lines, boundaries, games,etc. When kids are caught picking up, they will be handed a Paws card.
This week we will begin Wonders 4-5. Our genre this week is Poetry. We will be discussing all varieties of poems.
In math, we will be having our Unit 5 assessment on Tuesday after a day of review. The kids should be ready for the test. Keep practicing those multiplication facts. We are doing a great job.
In science, we continue our Engineering Design unit. We make paper airplanes on Thursday and did flight testing. Kids had a blast.
Our president unit is in full swing. We are up to Abraham Lincoln. The kids are making wonderful connections with presidents and history. They are learning so much.
Have a wonderful week everyone.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend. It is supposed to be 56 degrees today so enjoy. I also hope the dads and the girls had a great time at the dance Friday night. Pictures please!
This Thursday will be our Community Meeting. We have 7 class members representing us. I am so proud. Hope to see you there.
We will be working in Wonders Unit 4 week 4 this week. Our genre will be Expository Text.
In math, we are finishing up Unit 5 and we are doing a great job on our Fast Math. We have some exceptional math students in our class.
On Friday we went back to the drawing board and with a limited amount of materials, we rebuilt our rafts. Many of us were successful with our buddies to make it float for ten seconds with a penguin sitting on top. The kids had a blast. It is really awesome to see the kids working with their first grade buddies.
We are continuing with our President Unit. We are up to the James K. Polk. The kids are learning so much. They get very excited and they are very inquisitive.
Report cards will be coming home on Thursday. The class as a whole has done an excellent job. It is so nice to see them enter the classroom in the morning with smiles all excited about the day. Don't forget to ask the kids what is happening in the classroom.
I can't believe there is only one more week left in March. Have a great rest of the weekend and a good week.
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone. I hope you are having a great weekend. The corned beef and cabbage is boiling away on the stove.
Thank you to all who made our PI Day a huge success. The kids had a blast sampling all of those delicious pies. In the afternoon, we played, Pie in the Face. What fun that was. Miss Underwood and Mr. Bridle even joined in. I think my picture is on NBCS happenings with whipped cream all over my face.
In math, the kids are doing a great job on their fast math. I am very proud of them. We are continuing the study of fractions also.
In reading, we are starting Unit 4, week 3. Our genre this week is Expository Text. We will be studying animals and their challenges to adapt to the environment.
We just finished up our second big writing project of the year. This was opinion writing. The kids worked very hard on it.
In science, we are working on our engineering design unit. So far we have made hoppers and floating rafts. We are having fun with trial and error.
Our presidential unit is in full swing and the kids are really enjoying that too. I love how the kids are researching on their own in the classroom if they have free time in the morning. They are going to be so knowledgeable about history and the presidents and first ladies.
I hope to see you at Math Night which will take place on Tuesday the 19th at 6 to 7 o'clock. Mrs Howe and I will be set up in her room with math games for third and fourth grade. Sounds like fun.
We have six kids in the Third grade Thunder going to Community Meeting on March 28th. That is very exciting.
Have a great week everyone!
I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Exciting news for us. My son Tyler who is coach for the Conval JV boys basketball team and assistant coach for the varsity boys basketball team, has had an exciting week. The boys will be going to UNH Monday night to start the final playoffs. We have beaten two teams already and now there are four teams left in the division playoffs. Good luck to them.
Thank you to all who donated to the Read-A Thon. The kids had a blast with their buddies at the library.
You may still send in slips for Dental Day which will be on Friday.
Also, please do not forget about PI (pie)day on Thursday the 14th. We will start serving at 9:00.
We will be working on the same spelling words this week. We will extend the Wonders unit from last week. The kids worked very hard this week on their opinion writing piece.
On Friday we had a Stem activity with our buddies. We were given certain materials to construct a raft which could hold a mini penguin in the icy waters. The kids had a blast. Let them tell you about it. We will continue on Friday and give them different materials to see if they can improve their building skills. Some teams were successful on the first try.
Please don't forget that there is no school on Tuesday. It is voting day in the gym and the teachers will be holding workshops all day.
Keep practicing those multiplication facts. The kids are doing great.
Have a great week everyone.
Happy March everyone. I hope you all had a great vacation. We had a chance to go away with my son and his girlfriend for a few days. We also got away to Maine for two days.
Just a reminder that dentist slips are due this week if you are taking advantage of Dr. Brenner's cleaning day. Also, the book fair is coming up. We will go on Monday and preview the books. Remember, all of the third graders will get a book up to 6.00 value from the Michaelmas account. This is a tradition we started a few years ago.
Don't forget the pledges for the Read-A-Thon which is sponsored by the PTA. The money will go to the PTA for all kinds of programs that benefit the kids. The top five classes that make the most money will win free books for the classroom. The Read-A-Thon will take place on Friday, March 8th. We will go the the library with our first grade buddies.
The whole month of March, the PBIS committee will be celebrating Kindness Month with the staff and the students. We will be giving out kindness cards and all of the teacher's bulletin boards will be dedicated to kindness. Each individual class will choose a reward to do at the end of the month. We will have four members our our classroom family do a special, "kindness presentation" at the Community Meeting.
We will begin our President Unit this week. It will take about two months to get through. It is a very popular unit with the kids. I will introduce the presidents and then the kids will pick a president to study. We will study all of the presidents and their wives. This will actually be a mini History course. At the end of the unit as a culmination, the kids will dress up as their president and make a speech to parents, grandparents, family and friends. Then we will get together for Presidential Punch, Martha Washington cake and some special foods of the presidents. When it close to the end of the unit, I will pick a date for the Presidential Reception.
In math, we will continue with fractions and we will keep practicing our facts for fast math.
We will be working on our second writing piece. it will be an "opinion" piece. I will do lots of modeling and we will have mini lessons to get us through.
March is a very busy month. Please keep in touch for updates and upcoming events.
Have a great week everyone.
Let the kids be kids. Every child has a strength. It is up to the teacher to find it or tap it so they can work to their highest potential. I tend to set the bar very high. Lifetime memories should be made in the classroom and at school. NBCS should be a place where kids enter happy and go home with a smile on their face. I want my kids getting up in the morning begging to go to school!