Friday, November 21, 2014

Finding theme in our favorite songs

During Reader’s Workshop, we have been studying theme, message and morals of all types of literature. We first listened to Miranda Lamberts song, Automatic, which is one of Mrs. Kemps favorite songs.After listening to it, we look a closer look at the lyrics to dig deeper into the theme.

Now it's your turn! First listen to your favorite song, then use the process of close reading to dig deeper into the meaning....THEME....of the song!

Counting Stars by OneRepublic

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

How was it like to be a pilgrim? Take a virtual field trip and experience life as it was during our First Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sun and Shadows Oh My!

3rd graders have been studying the Sun during Science time. We know the Sun moves across the sky because we (the earth) are moving around our axis, which causes the Sun to rise in the East and set in the West. Day and night are also caused by the earth's movement. After learning about the movement of the Sun, we started looking at our shadows. We will trace ur shadows at different times of the day to see if our shadow changes with the location of the Sun in the sky.

day 1: 2:45 pm

Use these links to study more about the Sun and Our Shadows!

Monday, September 15, 2014

These Hands

During our Writer’s Workshop launching unit, we spent time gathering ideas in our notebooks. We learned that one way writer’s get ideas is by letting other writer’s inspire them. We read These Hands and let that story inspire us. We traced our hands in our notebooks and generated all the things we do with our hands. Click on the picture below to check out the video!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

What will your verse be?

We were inspired by the Apple iPad commercial asking us what our verse would be. There are many versions of "What is your verse" iPad commercials, but the one that stood out to us was the one where citizens of Detroit were asked what they wanted their city to be and they used one word to sum it up on a chalkboard.

We thought about our classroom as our city. What do we want our classroom to be known and remembered for? We brainstormed a list of powerful, descriptive words and choose one word each that spoke to us.

Here is what we created with those words.