Blog Reporter Update

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Hi, I am Harrison.  I’m the blog reporter for Mrs. McDonald’s class. This is what we are doing in class,

Language arts: our mentor sentence is a compound sentence which means two sentences put into one joined with and, or, but. According to Alexa, “I think that compound sentences are fun sentences to write because your stories could have more descriptions.” We reviewed homophones in Unit 31 for spelling.

Math: We talked about equivalent fractions. We worked on fractions in a group session on the computers. We also wrote fraction word problems with a flower art project. Brady stated, “We are working on fractions and equivalent fractions are cool because it is a fraction that equals another.”

Social Studies: When asked about social studies, Will, “We are learning about economics. We had 2 tests one on human, capital, and natural resources and another one on scarcity and opportunity costs.” Ask us how we did.

Writing: We are on our final draft. Nora stated, ” I like researching about people and learning new things or facts.”


Field Trip in May

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A letter came home today with your child regarding chaperones.

Date: Tuesday May 30

Time: 9:00 – 12:00 Place: Degraph Nature Center

Cost: $1.00 (Please send to school by May 26)…Thank you PTC for donating $3 per child

Reason: The kids will learn how the pioneers fed, clothed, and sheltered themselves with a visit to Degraaf’s  life-size Pioneer Cabin as part of our social studies curriculum. Students participate in pioneer chores such as carding wool, sawing wood, grinding corn, and cooking over the fire.

Blog Reporter Weekly Update

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Hello, my name is Harrison.  I am the Blog Reporter in Mrs.McDonald’s 3rd grade class.  We are back from spring break.   We made thank you notes for the staff.  Here is what we worked on this week:

In writing we are working on our rough draft on our person we researched. We should have had all our notes completed to do this.

In social studies we finished up geography and started on economics. We studied natural resources, human resources, and capital resources.

In math we started our fractions unit. We learned about numerator and denominator.  We used number lines and fraction bars for fractions.

In language arts, we reviewed spelling patterns for unit 29 (oi, ou, oy, ow). We started mentor sentences. Our mentor sentence was a declarative sentence which means a statement.

In art we had our after Spring Break favorites day. We used computer coding in STEAM. We played games about computer coding on a website called Hopscotch. We had favorites day in gym. In music we had favorites day too.