Check out the new links to the right!!
EduTyping - www.edutyping.com
Reading Rewards - the introduction letter with instructions is here.
Check out our assembly video!!!
On Monday we did our class photo and started practicing our bubble numbers. We do Bubble Numbers so how many different ways we can break a number. This helps us to think creatively about numbers. Also, we started our assembly projects.
On Thursday, the 12th graders came to talk to us about community services. Everybody went to two different sessions. I went to presentation on the Dom Dziecka and Therapeutic Center for Children Chaberek. In the last one, I learned about a program called Kahoot.
To prepare for our assembly project, we talked with the 'experts' on our project. We then organized it into scripts and then we made our videos. Finally, we put all the videos together and edited them ourselves before we sent them to Ms. D for the class video.
My favorite part of this week was making our video. We got to go to different parts of the school to make our video. We had to do it 100 times!!
This week we had a lot of fun! We didn't loose letters like last week. Because this week were responsible and principled. In Music, we learned how to play recorders. In Art, in have a new station opened which is the painting station. In PE, we played together with another class.
- Class Photo on Monday, 25 September
- Individual Photos on Tuesday, 26 September
- Grade 3 Assembly on Friday, 29 September
On Monday, we did our MAP test and we did not have our Morning Meeting. I think the MAP tests were alright and I tried my best. We also started our ELA Stations. My favorite station was the Grammar Station where we used the Thesaurus.
On Wednesday and Thursday, we worked on our Travelling Tales project. We all worked together and there wasn't just one person doing all the work and telling people what to do. At the start, I felt a little embarrassed, but then it went away because I thought the final project was so good. My favorite ELA station was partner reading.
Our Math MAP test was kind of hard, but I tried my best. In Art class, we're working on oil pastels and painting. I making a drawing of the Solar System. We also did the Travelling Tales and I feel really proud of myself because it was a big project.
On Friday, we started off with Math and we found many different ways to make numbers. In Music, we played on recorders. Next time in Music, we're going to work on a song for a Yellow Belt. In the afternoon, we started planning for our assembly.
My favorite part of this week, was recording our voices for the Travelling Tales. It was exciting and fun! We are looking forward to seeing the final project next week.
- Monday & Tuesday, 18 & 19 September - MAP Testing 8:30-10:10am
- Friday, 29 September - Grade 3 Assembly
3D still in need of Room Parents
Today (Tuesday) we learned how to use Seesaw. It is like Gmail. Yesterday, Ms. D was sick. There was a substitute. We all missed Ms. D.
On Thursday, we did Raz-Kids and Seesaw. We learned about the Dewey Decimal System from Ms. James and she gave us cool bookmarks.
On Tuesday, I learned how to Command+Q out of a website.
Friday morning, we had an assembly with a guest speaker to tell us about street art. People called him Truth. He is from Texas, U.S.A. The artist is helping us design our own street art on the walls near the library.
On Friday, Ms. Sandra came to visit. She told us about the computer systems of computers, iPads, internet, and the electricity of ASW. She showed us a broken computer by a 12th grader. We got to see the inside of a computer. She showed us the access points in the school and how we get internet. We also photos of the summer and how they changed over the computers from the 12th graders to us. In the afternoon, we did the MAP practice test on our computers. On Monday, we will take the real one.
Photo credits: Lucja & Ms. Sylwia
Photo credits: Lucja
Blog design supported by Jan
Wednesday, 13 September
Early Release Day/Staff Professional Development
Classes begin at 8:30am. Students will be released at 11:30
Friday, 29 September
Grade 3 hosts Assembly - 8:45-9:45
Tuesday, 3 October, & Wednesday, 4 October
Three-way Conferences with Parents, Teachers, and Students
No supervision for students. Students only on campus with parents for conferences.
This week we continued to practice our routines, get to know each other during our morning meetings, and learn about the different systems around us. We're also practicing a growth mindset by being 'problem solvers' instead of 'problem performers'.
Problem solvers think deeply about the problem, make meaningful plans, learn from peers, and reflect on their actions. Problem performers act quickly, without being able to explain their thinking, and believe some problems are unsolvable.
In reading, we reflected on how we sometimes 'fake read'. Sometimes we read without thinking. We discussed how reflecting on our reading and taking time to read the pictures and make connections to the text help us to be good readers.
On Wednesday, Ms. Hamlin came to visit us. We learned the Positive Ball game. We're a community and we learned that we can make connections by being open-minded communicators.
Ms. B came in on Thursday to help us think about our thinking. We need to be reflective to think about what we need to learn best. Sometimes we need to be in groups, sometimes alone, or maybe we need a focus seat or fidget to help us focus.
We also continued our Number Talks, to think creatively about numbers, and our discussion on different systems that support us. We discussed ASW and the many parts that help our school function.
Creating a Growth Mindset with youcubed.org
Coming Soon - Weekly reflections created by students!!
Until then, just some housekeeping tid-bits.
Room Parent Needed: We need two parents to support us and our learning community this year. Please email me if you are interested.
Party Time! This Saturday there is a very fun event planned for all parents, teachers, and staff. If you are new, I encourage you to be brave and come out to meet new people! If you are returning, I hope you can make it. Here is the information from our Parent Teacher Organization:
PTO Adult Only Mixer at the Blue Cactus,
ul. Zajączkowska 11, Warsaw, 00-785.
Saturday, September 2nd - starting at 7:00pmPurpose: To mix new & returning parents, faculty, and staff of ASW
Dress: Casual / to your taste
Four food stations provided
Live music, then DJ
Beverages provided by the PTO until 9pm then it becomes no-host
Unit of Inquiry: I need YOU, the parents, to think of some inspiring and wonderful ideas on how we can explore systems in our community. Our first unit of inquiry is focused on systems, services, and organization. You may want to come in and share systems you use at work, help to organize a trip to the grocery store to see how it's organized, share photos from a time where you worked with an organization. We are open-minded, so any idea is a good idea. Please email me.
Homework: Below is the link to the unit description and homework for our first unit of inquiry. Students need to complete 30 minutes of homework each night: 20 minutes of reading and 10 minutes of one choice learning activity. The homework will be available digitally. This allows students to click on links and it allows me the flexibility of adding new assignments based on what we learn in class each day. Please click below to see the homework:
Unit 1: How We Organize Ourselves
How to Select Books: Do you have difficulty helping your child choose books at their appropriate reading level? You can help to keep things consistent for your child by supporting our message at school on how to PICK books. You can read more here on how I teach your child to select appropriate books: help your child PICK a book.
Cooperation fun with Ms. Hamlin!
Unit Overview with link to Home Learning Tasks
ES Tech Blog - a guide to apps and resources
Ms. Brewster's Blog
Ms. MacKenty's Blog
Growth Mindset in Maths
ASW Library Database
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