Thursday, August 28, 2014

Our Punctuation Creation

In class we have been learning about the four different sentences and the punctuation marks that are used for each type.

 We used strong vocabulary to name our sentences. Today in class we made an educreations together to demonstrate our learning. Check it out.

We also talked about how great comments usually end with an interrogative sentence. This gives other bloggers an opportunity to respond back to you! 

Can you write a comment about your favorite type of sentence?  

Tell me why it's your favorite type of sentence. Provide an example. Be sure to use strong vocabulary when naming your sentence. Also use the correct punctuation marks!!! Try ending your comment with an interrogative sentence so someone can respond to you!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

What do responsible students do?

This week we talked a lot about the responsibilities of being a third grader in Room 9. In order to create a class pledge and determine our classroom rules we answered 4 important questions.

First, we shared why we thought school was important. Most of us said that school is important because it helps us learn.

I wanted to know why learning was so important. As a class we decided that learning helps us prepare for college or jobs, so we can make money. It teaches us how to make good friends, and discover our own talents. Most importantly it makes our lives better!

Next, I asked Room 9 to tell me what they hope to learn this year. After categorizing our answers we found 5 major themes.
1. Math - multiplication and division
2. Technology including blogging
3. How to become better writer's including writing in cursive
4. Science
5. How to improve our reading skills. 

Since we all agreed that school is important and listed all of the things we are eager to learn, we needed to come up with some specific behaviors that will help us reach our goals. 

We sorted our answers into categories and found that listening and being respectful were the most important. We also talked about our attitude toward our learning and our responsibilities as students. Once we put all of our ideas together we created our classroom pledge!

A few ways to show you are a responsible student is by the way you act on the carpet. Brutus and Tank helped me demonstrate some key behaviors. 
Always raise your hand before speaking!

Stay in one place and don't distract other learners!

Keep your focus on your learning!

In your opinion, what is the most important thing you can do to be a responsible student? What are your personal strengths as a student and what do you think you need to work on? 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Getting Ready for School!

I had only seven short days to get our classroom ready for a new school year. This is how Room 9 started out. 

The bare walls and vacant space allowed me to get a little creative. 
 Since summer seemed to be ending quickly, I decided to bring the beach into our room for the WHOLE year! 

What do you think of the transformation? Did you visit any beaches this summer? What is your favorite thing to do at the beach?