Friday, September 19, 2014

Five for Friday..Reading, Writing, and Math

Welcome to 3rd grade this happy #stillhoteventhoughitisseptember Friday!
We did my favorite lesson about three types of readers....pretender, dutiful, or engaged.  You can read more about it here, here, and here.  The kids LOVE and ask to "practice" again.  I tell them they get to "practice" everyday!

We started some math workshop this week.  We have "math around the room."  It is ridiculous how much kids love this!
 Math Reading
We practiced making and then drawing our mental images.
We have been looking at authors who can help us be better writers.  Obviously we need and anchor chart to keep track of all the great ideas we can refer to.
We read one of my all time favorite books, Martina the Beautiful Cockroach.  It's a folktale about a cockroach who has suitors and she has to choose the right one.  Such a fun read!  
Happy Friday,


  1. I heard it was hot. I'm actually on my way to your area tonight for a quick trip. Looks like great things are happening in your class as always.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. It's felt like fall here all week, although it's back in the 70s-80s today. Perfect for shorts and a nice little breeze to keep from getting hot. I hadn't thought to show the three types of readers and their engagement levels. I'll have to try that! Oh, and that's hilarious that there's a whole book focused on a cockroach and her suitors!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

  3. I need to head over to Amazon to look for that book. Very cute. We do a lot of "math around the room" in my 3rd grade class as well. Isn't it amazing how much more interested they are? Have a great week!
    Laughter and Consistency