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Week 14

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Well, last week got cut short due to our remote Friday. Thank you to the kids and families that still showed up all day and did their work, it's the expectation. Ms. Edna and I love seeing your faces! Last week we finished our unit of study on Vermont. We watched a video of the book, "The Two Brothers" by William Jaspersohn, which told a tale of German immigrants moving to the USA in the 1930's. We talked about and completed a worksheet about how Vermont has changed over the course of history and how it has stayed the same. Here are some pictures of the Vermont display that Ms. Edna made using our students and Mrs. Germain's students (the other hybrid third graders ) work. She also found artifacts and books about Vermont to include. It's truly a cool showcase of what we've been studying. Thank you Ms. Edna!

Week 12 + 13

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Hello Geckos!! I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving break and mini vacation. It was awesome to see the kids in person last week, two weeks without them was A LOT. They continue to do so well with the routines and expectations, they are flexible and work really hard while they are at school. I am so proud of them. Here are some photos of kickball outside at recess- social interaction, being a good "sport" and team player, learning how to take turns, lose and be a kind winner, are all important skills to learn while at school, too! In math we are continuing to focus on different strategies for solving problems. We have worked with tape diagram and place value chart. The kids have been doing a great job with this. In the work that is coming home, you will notice a lot of hundreds chart, counting forward and backwards practice. Solidifying their knowledge of these number patterns is what will help them continue to be successful as we work on harder math problems and eventual

Week 11

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Happy Thanksgiving and mini vacation! We have remote learning today (Monday 11/23) and tomorrow. Students have vacation Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week. We will resume our normal schedule next week on Monday. I want to say that I am so thankful for all of your children. They amaze me with their creativity, their kind hearts, their willingness to keep trying, and their INSANE flexibility this year. They are so caring and gentle with me and I feel their love constantly. Thank you for raising good humans. I am so thankful for each and every one of YOU. For supporting us in this crazy time; for the communication, for your understanding, and for doing the best you can to make school a priority. I literally NEED you this year, in order to teach your kids. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Here are some pictures of the kids making their "Vermonsters" as we continue to study our great state. They are watching videos, reading online articles and taking notes of differ

Week 9+10

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 Hello Geckos! We have been working so hard in third grade that I forgot to take any pictures during week 9! Here is what we've been up to! In math we are working on using a new strategy to solve addition and subtraction problems within 100, the tape diagram! We have been practicing the subtraction way for a couple of weeks and have gotten so strong using it. When I introduced the addition way, it barely took any time for them to understand how to manipulate the numbers. They use what they know about number bonds to ten, plus greater than, less than knowledge to create "friendly ten" equations. Here are some kiddos showing of their hard work. I am so proud! In literacy we are focusing on strategies for understanding stories such as character and setting, and sequencing. We have read several stories around trading and learned how bartering through out history as evolved to using money to purchase goods. We have talked a lot about value as well. We have completed our Force

Week 8

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 Happy November! I hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween this weekend. A few reminders for you; if you need any winter gear (for anyone in the family) please let me know so I can help you with this. I have also asked that you sign up for a Parent/Teacher conference via zoom this year! Happening on Friday and next Monday. Students will be dismissed at 11:30. I sent a sign up sheet to you via email and via your students back. Please let me know a time that will work for you. Last week's pictures: We are continuing to strengthen our knowledge of place value, using different strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems. Here the students are playing games during their "get to" time. When they finish their work for the day, they have a list of choices that they can pick from. In the spirit of Halloween, in science, we talked about the importance of our skull! The students discovered that our skulls protect our brain, helps us to talk, eat and drink, hold our impo