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First Day of Fall

Hi 3rd graders! Happy 1st day of fall! We began our morning with a greeting, shared what we are thankful for and played a game of “secret message.” You have to be a good listener and concentrate to be successful at this game!

After morning meeting, we began our read-aloud. In today’s reading you learned that in order to classify all living things, scientists put them into categories called kingdoms. We learned about five different groups of animals -fish, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and mammals. We also discussed the author’s purpose for writing this passage. Did the author want to persuade, inform or entertain?

Next we began our reading rotations. In Mrs. Day's group, you discussed the 4 types of topic sentences: opinion, number, list, and combo. You read chapter 2 in your little reader with Mrs. Meridith and found text features. During Miss Gurley and Miss Malorie’s group, you reviewed the parts of speech: nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Remember, nouns are a person, place or thing. Verbs are words that show action. And adjectives are words that describe nouns.

Since it is Wednesday, we got to see Miss Erica from Exploration Place for a science lesson. Today we talked about CAMOUFLAGE! Miss Erica populated a habitat with prey and you were all predators. You discovered that some types of prey were harder to see than others in the floral habitat because they blended in.

After lunch, we had another science lesson. This lesson was all about animal behavior and why certain animals live in groups. The best part of the lesson was that we now have our very own 3rd grade Ant Farm! We will get to watch these ants work together to build tunnels in their new colony.

In math, we had more menu time, but the kids who didn't have Prime Time got to practice for their times test. We had a math lesson over the distributive property, and more math practice on dreambox.

At the end of the day we had a special birthday celebration for Avrei with cookies and a song!

Before we knew it, the day was over! Have a great evening, see you tomorrow!

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