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June 30th, 2011

Students

 

Hello Third Graders!

We will do a lot of things together on this blog this year.  We will discuss books we read together, respond to questions from books in our reading groups, watch videos about some of our science and social studies units, and much more.  I’m excited to see what YOU think.

 

A few reminders about the blog:

1- You will post with your initials, a space, and then your fire drill number.  For example, if your name was Rebecca Clayman and your fire drill number was three, you would post as RC 3.

2- Everything you do on here needs to follow the acceptable use policy.  That means that you need to be careful with the computer, only go to the websites that you are allowed to go to, and tell an adult if you see or hear something inappropriate.

3-  You need to be polite.  If you comment on something or on someone else’s post, you need to show respect for what you are commenting on.  Remember that posting on the blog is a privilege- please use that privilege respectfully!

 

Who’s ready to blog???

February 8- Skeletons

February 8th, 2012

Answer the questions below.  Make sure to use complete sentences and sign with your username.

 

Imagine one of the ligaments in your elbow was torn.  What would be 2 effects of that?  Tell the two effects and explain how you know.

February 8- The Story of the White House

February 8th, 2012

Answer the question below.  Make sure to use complete sentences and to sign with your username.

 

Why did Dolley Madison choose to save the portrait of George Washington?  Explain and also tell if you think this was a good decision.

February 7- Fire!

February 7th, 2012

You will begin reading your new nonfiction book, Fire!, tomorrow.  What are some things you are hoping to learn about fire in this book?  Write at least three things you are hoping to learn.  Remember to use complete sentences and sign with your username.

February 7- The Kids’ Invention Book

February 7th, 2012

You will begin reading your new nonfiction book, The Kids Invention Book, tomorrow.  This book is about kids who have come up with inventions.  It talks about how they make the inventions and why they made them.  What are some things you are hoping to learn from this book?  Write at least three things that you are hoping to learn from the book.  Make sure you use a complete sentence in your response and sign with your username.

Whole Class- Visualization

February 1st, 2012

First, you need to listen to the song about visualization.  This is under the reading section of the links, and it is called “Visualization Song.”  You may listen to it more than once.

Second, you need to answer this question:

The song talks about bringing to life all the words that you read.  When have you made a movie in your mind to understand a book better?  Write at least 3 sentences about one time you had a movie in your mind and how it helped you understand the book you were reading better.

 

Remember to sign your comment with you username!!!

December 7- 26 Fairmount Avenue

December 7th, 2011

In this chapter, the city changes Fairmount Avenue so that Tomie’s new house ends up being up on a hill.  Tomie’s mom is very upset by this.  Why do you think she is upset by this?  Give at least two reasons why this might upset Tomie’s mom.

December 7- The Littles to the Rescue

December 7th, 2011

Aunt Lilly and Cousin Dinky are getting ready to fly over to the Littles’ house to help with the baby.  Is this what Mrs. Little wanted?  Use examples from the book to explain your answer.

December 6- Dear Mr. Henshaw

December 6th, 2011

Leigh seems to like his dad a lot, but his dad often disappoints him.  Explain your opinion of Leigh’s dad.  Include what kind of person you think he is and why you think so.  Make sure to use examples from the book.

December 6- The Twits

December 6th, 2011

Which do you think is crueler, that the Twits trap the birds on the trees or that they force the monkeys to do everything upside down?  Explain your answer using examples from the book.

November 15- Moosling in Winter

November 15th, 2011

Choose a word to describe Moosling and explain why you chose this word.