Thursday, May 26, 2011

Quotable Quotes

Around here, school is going strong until we get out on June 8th. It seems like this year is going on forever. I love my class, but I am really itching for summer to start! The kids have checked out,  so we are just trying to get by. We searched books and online sites for kids quotes. The students picked a quote that they really liked and wrote it in cursive on a piece of paper. Then they water colored away. I loved the quotes they picked!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Math Journals

Thinking about next year already? This is a math journal that I used this last trimester of school with my 3rd graders. It was very handy! You can buy it in my TPT store, and print it right out to use it. The story problem writing is for 2 digit numbers, which your kids may not be ready for yet. However, you can print out all 20 pages and put them in an order that works for you! (There are only 3 original pages, copied several times to make a math journal...FYI). We are so close to summer, that it seems strange to be putting this on now. But, I know how teacher love to plan ahead!!

Multiplication Cover All (Freebie)

This is a game I saw on another blog as I was blog surfing.  However, I don't remember which blog it was on and couldn't find it again! So, I made my own.  It's a freebie, so enjoy! Click on the picture to download.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Biography Programs

Our biography presentations are next week, so this week we designed our programs. Each child decorated his/her program by drawing the person they researched on the cover. Parents will love these when they come and watch the presentations!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Stuart Little Complete

My class has loved the Stuart Little packet!  Isn't it interesting to see what kids take away from books?  I love reading their writing and seeing their perspective.  There are some pictures below of their work and writing.  I put some examples of my high students, middle students and low students. Third grade is almost over, and the students have grown so much with writing this year.  I love to see the progress they make!  (Some, still have a ways to go, but I am proud of the success they have had in 3rd grade!)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Mother's Day

For Mother's Day, my class makes posters about mom.  We read Because of Winn Dixie early in the year, and there is a part where Opal wants to learn 10 things about her mom.  After we read that part, we write 10 things we know about our moms.  We use those 10 things and put them on a poster with a portrait of our moms.  They always turn out so cute!  If you are interested in the Mom paper, you can download it here.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Exploring Double Digit Multiplication

Double digit multiplication is tough!  Teaching it to young minds who have barely conquered basic multiplication facts can be a daunting task, but this unit can help.  My students enjoy it because it breaks the problems down and some students even learn how to multiply larger numbers mentally! 

This is only for 2 digit by 1 digit multiplication...we all know it gets harder once you add more digits!  My third graders totally get this and it prepares them for larger numbers in 4th grade. 

You can buy this 9 page packet at my TPT store here. Especially today, because there is a 20% off coupon using code TAD11. 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Stuart Little

My students loved the Diary of a Pig work that we did for Charlotte's Web, that I decided to make a packet for Stuart Little.  Here are the preview shots!  I can't wait to try this with the kids. I think they will like it very much! You can buy the whole packet here.