Hi! It is has been a while since we added anything to our blog and we wanted to let you take a peek into what is going on in our classroom.
We recently participated in Global Play Day. The kids had so much fun using their imagination to create forts, games, and homes for their stuffed animals. Some of the kids invented games that we will be playing in class soon.
We are working on writing informative essays. Our prompt is: What made Bell and Edison want to become inventors? Students have been working on writing a 4 paragraph essay to answer this question. We have been using pass/revise rubrics to judge our work and help our peers make necessary improvements.
These rubrics focus on 3 - 4 points for each day's writing. Students pass if they have everything on the rubric and have to revise their work if something is missing. Peers determine this and provide appropriate feedback to help each other improve their writing.
We have been focusing on strategies to help us solve multiplication problems with factors up to 10. Many students are able to solve problems but are having difficulty relating helper facts (near facts that help you solve a problem) to help them solve more difficult multiplication problems.
By the end of the school year, students should be able to quickly solve multiplication problems with factors up to 10. Once they learn their 0-5 facts it is just a matter of recognizing the 6-10 facts are turn around facts.
There are only 69 days left in the school year. It is flying by! There is still so much to learn and we are working hard to master all of our third grade standards.