Thursday, June 6, 2013

Rainy Day Fun

Game Day! What an excellent way to spend a Tropical Stormy day!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Electoral College

Earlier this year we read a book called Grace for President! In this story, Grace and her classmates learn about how we vote in the U.S.A. They discovered that we use the electoral college to make sure that people from each state get a say in our government. Each state gets an amount of votes or "points" based on the amount of people living in that state. Here is a map that shows the amount of electoral votes per state. Florida looks pretty important to me!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Readers' Theater!

We practiced some readers' theater today to continue working on our listening, speaking, viewing skills! Our diction, projection, and confidence are improving!

We loved reading the script to Big Chickens by, Leslie Helakoski! Check out some Chets Creek alumni performing Big Chickens!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Adverbs! Do you Qualify?

How? When? Where? Condition or reason. Adverbs help you qualify verbs and adjectives to make your sentences easier to comprehend!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Let's Sing, America!

May 20, 2013
Dear Third Grade Families,
        We are so excited about our upcoming play! The children are working hard to prepare for our performance on May 28th.  Below, you will find the requirements for this year’s play attire.  We have tried to keep it fun by allowing each child to create their own unique “costume.”  We also hope that you will not have to go out and purchase anything new.

 Every child will wear jean bottoms (skirt, shorts, or jeans), a plain red or white shirt, and tennis shoes. (No graphics or logos on shirts please.)

     Here is the fun part! The other items of the costume (socks, belts, hair accessories, etc…) are up to your child, but must follow the guidelines below: 
·        Each item must be red, white, or blue (or any combination of those colors.)
·        No other colors may be worn!
·        Only “American” themed graphics like stars and stripes please!

The students will need to wear their costumes to school on May 28th for our dress rehearsal.  Please send them with a bag of extra clothes that they can change into after the performance.  They will wear the same costume again that evening for the 6:00 P.M. performance. 
                                                                          Thank You!
                                                                                      The 5 Star Bakery


Monday, May 20, 2013

Get your Adverbs Here!

An adverb is a word that describes a verb, adjective, or another adverb. When learning about adverbs, children often confuse adjectives with adverbs. Adjectives are words that describe other nouns. For example: "always kick," "run quickly," "sing loudly" and "dance everywhere." The words kick, run, sing, and dance are verbs. The words always, quickly, loudly, and everywhere are adverbs. We will have a quiz on adverbs on Friday.