Today we delved into writers workshop by discussing the first trait of writing. We will be fine tuning our writing by developing our ideas into cohesive stories.
Our classroom will often be divided into learning stations. Today we practiced navigating these stations at our own pace. By prioritizing our work we hope to become organized, motivated, and independent learners.
This morning we tweeted with a class in Mountain View, California. They told us Mountain View is near San Jose, so we headed straight to the books. We used maps and atlases to find the location of San Jose. Then we wrote a short paragraph describing it's location using various directional words.
We ended our day with our first grade buddies which you can read about here.
Today we continued sharing our summer artifacts. We also used xtramath.org for the first time, launched our writers workshop by organizing our writing binders, and began our second independent work station of reading with a partner. Most importantly we established our class rules based on the Lower School's expectation of C.A.R.E.S.
At the end of the day Kyle and Avery worked together to compose a tweet about our day. Check out their message here.
Today Emma, Chase, Gavin, and Henry shared their summer artifacts.
We practiced one of our independent work stations, read to self. We set and achieved a group goal for minutes read. We will continue to increase our group goal and eventually set personal goals of our own.
One of the most exciting parts of our day was meeting our first grade buddies!
We also enjoyed exploring the math materials available to us during guided discovery time.
It's truly been a wonderful first three days of school!
Today the 3A team worked to set the groundwork for what promises to be a wonderful year. We attended convocation, engaged in a scavenger hunt, played team building games, and brainstormed what C.A.R.E.S should look like in our classroom community.
Don't forget to bring your summer artifacts and family pictures tomorrow!
Follow our class as we learn and grow in third grade.