Friday, March 28, 2014

Ruler Game Champs!

Today, we had a "March Madness" Ruler Game Championship.  The students moved through brackets until we had our Ruler Champs. Congratulations to Luis, Fiona, Emma, Gabe, Delaney, Alina, Caleb and Chloe for being our big winners! We are so proud of all of the students for working hard on their measurement skills.

Everybody do your BEST on the Test!

We are all loving our fluency song this week! Practice the words below as you watch the video!

1, here comes the 2 to the 3 to the 4.
We're gonna get a GREAT FCAT score!
We'll check it once, then check it some more.
Our score will be so good you'll hear the FCAT roar!

You'll be so impressed you're gonna drop to the floor.
We're gonna get a GREAT FCAT score!
We'll check it once, then check it some more.
Our score will be so good you'll hear the FCAT ROAR!

Here comes the 3 to the 2 to the 1.
Give it your best it's gonna be fun.
Check it oer when you are done,
As for blank bubbles there should be none!
Focus on the test, don't let your mind run.
Give it your best its gonna be fun!
Check it over when you are done.
As for blank bubbles, there should be none!

Everybody do your best on the test! (repeat)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Ruler Game March Madness

Today, students were introduced to a fun game called the Ruler Game. Students can use the game to practice measurement on a ruler. The third grade standard requires students to be able to measure a whole, half and quarter of an inch. The Ruler Game goes to an eighth and sixteenth for students who need a challenge. Students will practice this game in their "Computer" rotation this week in math skills block. Students are also encouraged to practice at home.  

On Friday, we will have a March Madness type of friendly competition to see who will be the Ruler Game champion. Our tournament will have brackets and all!

What's your best score? Leave us a comment below. :) 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Fraction Unit Test is Coming Up!

The students have been working hard to understand fractions including ordering and comparing fractions.  Today, students will take home several resources from which they can study.  One resources that they have are fraction cards so they can play a game called Capture Fractions.  For more information about this game, please visit a blog post we made earlier in the unit. Students will have their unit test on Tuesday, March 11th. 

Also, students have been given a "Fraction Brain Builder" as an optional assignment to complete this weekend. It is not mandatory; however, it is highly recommended. :) This brain builder is due on Monday (3/10) for a small treat rewarding effort and completeness. 

The third grade standards have the following content limitations: 
-Fractions should have denominators of 1-10, 12, or 16. 
-Items may include fractions of mixed numbers up to and including the whole number 5.  

Students can keep these materials at home. They are welcome to complete any uncompleted pages in their fraction packets in order to prepare for the unit test.  Also, playing the Capture Fractions game is a fantastic way to practice comparing fractions!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

We're "Scooting" Through Prefixes and Suffixes

Knowing the meaning of commonly used prefixes and suffixes is extremely important in a student's reading. With this knowledge students are able to figure out the meaning of some unfamiliar words that contain a prefix or a suffix. This afternoon students "scooted" through task cards while practicing this skill in a fun and interactive way.