3rd graders have been working in book club partnerships. Our mini-lessons highlight the importance of collaboration and communication.
Good Readers Choose Books that:
- Aren't too hard
- Sound interesting
They do this by:
- Looking at the title
- Reading the summary on the back of the book
- Making predictions
- Reading the first few pages
Readers Work in Partnerships!
- Make a plan
- Set goals
- Listen Carefully
- Stay on track and stay focused
- Come prepared
Each partnership chose a book that they felt was both interesting and just-right. Then, they set goals and made a calendar. Each group decided how many chapters they were going to read a night and when they were going to complete the book.
|Choosing our books|
|Mrs. Hornyak's mini lesson on using sticky notes to record
or remember reactions to specific parts in a book.
In writing we have been working on creation myths or stories. Creation myths are stories about how something from nature came to be. This writing unit connects to our study of Native Americans. First, we read creation myths aloud and in groups. Then, we thought of our own topics. Here are a few:
- Why giraffe has a long neck
- Why space is black
- How waterfalls came to be
- Why the sun as rays
- Why bananas are yellow
|Using our graphic organizers to guide us through out first drafts.|
|Long Division/Remainder game|
In Math we are learning Long Division. We started with pictures and manipulatives. Then, the children were introduced to the "open box" and the algorithm. The steps for long division are as follows:
We use the acronyms:
... to help us remember the steps!
We will continue to practice this skill over the next couple of weeks.
Northeast Native American Celebration of Learning
|Sharing with our Reading Buddies!