Welcome to Summer School Session 1

Welcome to Room 207 for Summer School Session 1

We’ll be using this blog to help us get to website links that we will be using and
to show and share our work during this first summer school session

Our weekly newsletter will be posted here so that we can save paper (and trees!)

I’m looking forward to getting to know you all over the next four weeks!

Summer Reading

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Farewell and Safe Travels

It has been an absolute pleasure to have spent the last year with these crazy, funny, great 3rd Graders!

If you haven’t seen them already, please ask your child at some stage for their flashdrive.
(it’s in their headphones bag)
On the flashdrive is “Oh, How You’ve Grown” and “A Year in Reverse” –  it’s always such fun looking back over the year in photos!

Our poetry cafe videos will be up on our YouTube Channel by tomorrow.
(See the link on the right hand side under Our Learning Links).

This blog will probably be deleted at the end of JULY – so if you want to copy anything or bookmark any links please do so by then.

Our YouTube channel link and our Class Photos on Flickr links will STILL exist – so don’t forget to bookmark those (it’s only this blog that will disappear – not the content).

Have a safe, relaxing summer break and all the best for the future!

Our Poem Anthology

Today we all created a Google Presentation as a Poem Anthology.

The Poem Anthology Presentations are due on Thursday morning, 6 June, 2013.

Your Poem Anthology must contain your OWN original poetry
and must include one (1) example of each of the following:

A poem that shows how you ……

  • looked at an everyday object with a poet’s eye
  • used simile(s)
  • used metaphor(s)
  • wrote a poem using strong feelings
  • wrote a poem that paints a picture with words
  • used repetition
  • used alliteration
  • used onomatopoeia
  • used personification

IMPORTANT

You can not use a poem more than once!
(so you can’t use the same poem to show repetition and simile)

Your Poem Anthology will contain nine (9) original poems.

You may use creative commons images to illustrate your poetry.
(remember to give credit because you will publish your presentation on your blog).

Don’t forget to submit your Poetry Cafe Presentation sheet
with a copy of the two poems you will be performing by the end
of Wednesday please.

Social Studies Unit Wrap Up

Dear Parents

Our last Social Studies unit for the year, MarketPlace – Is it Fair, has been a huge success.  The class economy was a hit and now it is time to wrap it all up.

To end this unit, we will be having a giant auction on Wednesday, June 5th during our Social Studies learning time. Your child has been asked to make sure they have your permission before they bring any items for the giant auction.

If you would like to donate “in good condition” toys, games and/or books for our Auction, that would be most appreciated.  Students will also have the opportunity to donate their “MarketPlace stock leftovers” to the auction as well as the classroom teacher providing a few “mystery” envelopes for auction as well.

3D Judges Gavel

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Success! MarketPlace #2

Congratulations Room 207 on a very successful MarketPlace #2!

Your stores were a hit!  Your QR Code ads made you famous!

I’m looking forward to reading your reflections about this Marketplace on your blogs!

Ready for MarketPlace #2 on PhotoPeach

Open for Business! on PhotoPeach

Roll of the Dice Collaborative Poem

Everyone contributes one line to the class poem

A roll of the die determines what has to be included in everyone’s line

Here’s what we rolled ….. each line for the poem must include …..

  • a superhero
  • must start with “I wish …. “
  • a colour
  • name of a city or country

The lines are handed in anonymously, “shuffled” and hey presto – a poem is made!

I Wish – by Room 207 

I wish Superman flew to India and bought a purple dog
I wish Ironman in a blue suit would glue me to a plane in Timbuktu
I wish that Spiderman would rescue me with a blue clear web and zip me off to Los Angeles
I wish I was Spiderwoman, instead of throwing webs, I could change grey concrete cities like Manila into green jungles of bushes and trees

I wish that Superman would come to my house with a green cape and fly my family and I to San Deigo
I wish Batman would save me from Catwoman, the Purple Cat, and drive me in the batcar to France
I wish that my batman costume was yellow and from the UK
I wish Wonderwoman would save me in a violet van and take me to Russia

I wish Superman drove me to New Delhi in a red Ferrari
I wish Superman would take me in an orange helicopter to America
I wish Superman saved me in a red car in Japan
I wish Spiderman would help me in a blue car in Korea

I wish Batman went to Japan with me in a black car
I wish Superman would lend me three pink dresses from France
I wish a superhero that has brown skin saved me in Bangkok
I wish Spiderman could give me his red costume in Shanghai

I wish I had Hulk as my big, strong, green bodyguard while I was in Kansas City
I wish I was a superhero wearing blue and red costumes lurking around New York

Laying On My "S"

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Words Are Your Paint

It’s time ……. It’s begun ………  Ms H’s favourite writing unit!!

P O E T R Y

Today Ms H handed everyone their very own Journal – with handmade covers!
These Journals will be our Poetry Journals for this unit and then we are free to keep them and take them home as our very own Writing Journals forever – Ms H hopes that we will be reminded of her whenever we write in these journals (over the summer & beyond) – that’s why she made them for us!

During the poetry unit, Ms H will be making little things for us to put in our Journals!

An idea from one of Ms H’s favourite mentors, Georgia Heard!

Did you know that poetry hides EVERYWHERE?
And it comes from our hearts!
Poets write best about things they know about so we’ve been making
“What’s in Our Hearts, Hearts”

(Everyone needs to finish their hearts for homework tonight so that Ms H
can laminate them to have on our desks for inspiration!)

Parents: you can find out more about this unit and ways to help at home by going to our Writing Unit Overviews page.

MarketPlace #1 – Complete!

The classroom was FULL of nervous, but great excitement this morning as
everyone prepared their stores for MarketPlace #1!

Today’s MarketPlace was ALL about collecting Market Research for our businesses.
(and selling and buying each others’ products/services too)
What a fantastic range of interesting things to do, buy and play!

Parents,
You are invited to the Grade 3 Market place on the 22 May from 8:00-9:00 am.
All parents will be provided with some money to participate in our economy.

Please spend the money at a variety of businesses to help
many businesses succeed.

After the market day each child will reflect on how their business
went and how to improve.
The best learning occurs when children learn from their own experiences.

We hope you can come!
The Third Grade Teachers

Here’s a snapshot of how today’s MarketPlace went!

Created with flickr slideshow.