Our school year is underway and we have settled into our routines and class work. We are almost ready to wrap up our first trimester! Time flies when you are having fun!
I have two main goals for this blog:
1. To communicate the learning and activities going on in our room.
2. To give students increased responsibility to update and share class news here.
Another benefit is communication with other third grade classrooms throughout the country. We will be looking at other classroom blogs for ideas and to model our own posts.
Students, We are going to explore other blogs from students in our district and from districts far away from Spencerport.
During our class computer lab time, we will spend time doing this and will begin to share our own posts. I am really excited to have a class blog and to have you all help keep it current!
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
It’s Math time! Why do we have pull tabs and toothpicks in Math?
We collected pull tabs to try to get 1000. We collected so many we had to group them to make it easier to count. We worked in 4 table groups. At each table we put the pull tabs into groups of 10 to get a total for the table. Then we added the 4 table totals to get a whole class total. All together our class collected 2,200 pull tabs.
For the toothpicks we had extras from a Thanksgiving turkey project. There were so many we decided to group them too. We made groups of 10 and put them in bags to make groups of 100. Then we counted the 100’s bags to get 1,250 total toothpicks.