Have a Great Summer!

I want to thank all of my students and their parents for an outstanding school year. I hope that you all enjoy your summer vacation. I am so proud of each and every one of you, and I wish you the best!

I am Glad I was your Teacher!

I’m glad I was your teacher
I’ve come to love you so.
I can’t believe the end is here.
I hate to see you go.

Remember all the fun we had
in all the things we did
But most of all remember…
You’re a Very Special Kid!

Unknown Author

Westward Ho!

What an outstanding musical performance by the 3rd grade for our Westward Expansion Unit.  All of the students worked very hard.  The square dancing after the program was fun.  Our friends and family members really showed off some of their dancing moves!

We are working to complete our journey to Oregon!  The class is working to complete an exciting simulation.  We have had some tough decisions to make, and we have faced many hardships along the way.  We will celebrate our successful trip with a 3rd grade Pioneer Day.  It will be an afternoon filled with yummy food, crafts. dancing, and games.



Student, Parent, and Teacher Mystery Readers Galore!

It has been such a pleasure listening to our student mystery readers.  We have also had many parents and teachers come in to read.  We love trying to figure out who it is from the clues that we are given.  It is always such a great surprise!

Student Mystery Readers:

Ruth, Liam, David, Kennan, Lindsay





Parent Mystery Readers:

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IMG_6082Will’s mom, Eleni’s mom, Aaliya’s mom, Daniel’s mom




Teacher Mystery Readers:

Mrs. Chun, Mrs. Sofianos, Ms. Michael, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Byrd, Mrs. Lara, Señora Pease

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What Would You Take to Sea?

What Would You Take to Sea?  Crew members worked in groups to create a explorer ship display.  The groups discussed and decided what people, food, and supplies would be necessary to have with them on their travels in search of gold, grasp, gospel, and glory based on what we have learned about exploring new lands and unchartered waters.

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We ended our narrative writing unit by sharing our stories with our classmates.  I am so impressed with the narratives that the students wrote.  They really did their best to tell the story bit by bit, and they focused on the heart of their story.  All of the students worked to create an amazing lead and an ending that worked to showcase their stories.  Bravo!

Building Bridges

This week in science students were civil engineers constructing bridges. They used what they had learned about different bridge types and the properties of different materials to inform their bridge designs. Once a group built their bridge they had to test it for strength and stability. Groups then had to improve their initial designs based on the test results.

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