Revising and Editing our Persuasive Pieces

Today was a very productive day for 3A writers.  We had a great workshop feeling, where students were working with their writing partners, finishing the last part of their drafting, using checklist to revise their work, or checking for spelling errors, and punctuation while editing.

To be sure they are almost ready to publish, they are taking their checklist and a persuasive writing rubric home tonight for homework.

Fraction Fun

We wrapped up our fraction unit having learners writing and solving number stories. You can find them in their personal blogs.

In addition, we had fun creating art with fractions. These can also be found on students’ blogs.

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Collaborating with our Reading Buddies

On Tuesday we met our reading buddies. We worked together in a writing project, helping them to create an informational piece of “How to Catch a Leprechaun”
If you are not sure of what a Leprechaun is, ask your children. Also ask them about Saint Patricks celebration.

Their final pieces of “How to Catch a Leprechaun” will be soon posted in their personal blogs.

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Shadows

In science students are learning about the Sun. During our investigation, students explored what makes shadows. They’ve learned that shadows are the areas of darkness created when an opaque object blocks light. Students know the the shapes of a shadow change over a day and depends on the position of the Sun in the sky.

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Text Features

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This morning we looked at many different text features that can be found on informational and non-fiction texts.
For homework tonight, 3A learners have to read an informational text and write down at least 4 different text features they found while reading it.