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March Madness Wednesday

Hey third graders! Happy HuMp dAyYyYy! We began our Wednesday morning with our usual morning meeting and played "Truth or Fib" again. After a few announcements, we began our day.

There was no Native American Read-Aloud for whole group reading today, so after morning meeting we continued our Tournament of books by listening to The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore and Hair Love. After we finished both stories, you casted your vote for your favorite on google classroom. The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore was today's winner and will move on to the next bracket.

Next, we began our daily rotations. During Miss Gurley's group you read Chapter 2 in your Little Reader, "Akando and Aponi: The Gatherers." Akando and Aponi gathered crops and vegetables in their baskets to harvest. Who remembers what the word harvest means? Comment below for an extra dollar. After reading the chapter, you answered used text evidence to answer comprehension questions about the chapter.

In your math lesson with Mrs. Meridith you shared and critiqued different strategies for solving word problems using the RDW process. We looked at different student examples and discussed what they did well and what they could improve on.

For writing with Mrs. Day you focused on adverbs. Adverbs are words that describe words. Add an adverb to this sentence for another extra dollar: Miss Gurley talks.

There is no Prime Time on Wednesdays, so the whole class got to participate in STREAM time. For today's activity, we read, The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush. This book tells the Indian Legend of Little Gopher, a young boy who stays true to his artistic gift and is rewarded with beautiful colors to paint the sunset. After we finished the book, you painted your very own Indian Paintbrush flower using watercolor paint. Each of your paintings was bright and unique - they will look great on display in the hall!

During Science/Social Studies time, we decided to switch things up and play Math Fact Basketball in honor of March Madness. For this game, the boys and girls faced off and tried to be the quickest to solve a multiplication fact. Whoever answered the fact correctly first was able to shoot a free throw into a basket for either 1, 2, or 3 points. It was a close race, but the girls were the winners today. Way to go ladies! And thanks to those of you who showed great sportsmanship.

After we finished our afternoon rotations, it was time to pack up and go home. Unfortunately, many of you seemed to kind of lose your minds at the end of the day and you were not acting like Future 4th graders. After we practiced packing up and lining up the right way (quickly and quietly) you were able to go home. Let's do better at this tomorrow.

Have a great night! See you tomorrow!

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