Friday, December 13, 2013

Hallway tree

Our hallway tree is ready for the holidays! Mrs. Schafer's class provided lights and presents and Mrs. Reese's class made the trees and ornaments.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Thanksgiving Feast

All 41 third graders are having a small feast together for Thanksgiving. Everyone shared what they were most thankful for this year!


This table was most thankful for LEGOs!

Bake Sale

The third graders raised about $300 at the bake sale for the Red Cross in the Philippines. Thank you to all the families who donated baked goods. Also, a big thank you to Mrs. Glenn who helped out both days!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Philippine Visitors

Fr. Noel from Elizabeth and Judith Glenn, Philip's mom, came and talked to us on Thursday about the Philippines. Father gave us some history of the country. It was named after the Spanish King Philip II. They became a member of the United Nations in 1946 and currently have a democracy that the U.S. helped them establish. Father and Judith had a hard time getting a hold of family members after the typhoon. It took them about three days to contact them to find out that they were okay! Both of their families had some rain and winds but were not hit by the center of the typhoon. This motivated the students to start baking for the bake sale this week.

Big Pumpkin Video

The third graders were practicing their reader's theater of "Big Pumpkin" today! We will be performing it tomorrow at the nursing home in Elizabeth.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Kid President's 20 Things We Should Say More Often

Monday, November 25, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

Geo Boards

Today we talked about perimeter. We found different ways to reach certain perimeters with geo boards and rubber bands.

Halloween 2013

 Harry Potter readies his wand!
                                                                                        Mr. Wurster lit a table on fire to start off our                                                                                                 Spooky Science afternoon!

Awesome Snacks!

 A little dancing after our snack!

Kike's Photographer Day

Here are a few shot that Kike took when she bought photographer for the day.
We were measuring our feet so we could come up with a class shoe standard length of measure!
I love this one Edgar!

Wow! I'm Behind on my Blogging!

We'll start with a vocabulary activity that Mrs. Benson helped us with. Each student got a corner of the paper to write about what they thought the word meant.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Fun at Math Night

Students and their families enjoyed a night of math activities. Mrs. Schafer's room was full of math games, in Mrs. Fry's room you got to make your own party mix, the computer lab showed off some of the technology we use with math, and in my room we worked on our problem solving skills. Philip was the winner of the circus peanut and candy corn jar. His guess was only 1 away from the right answer!  Thank you Philip for sharing your prize!
Emma and her mom try out Rush Hour.

Philip and his parents try to figure out the giraffe question.

Traighton and his family are working on the cheetah question.

Fire Fighters Visit

Today the fire fighters reminded us to not hide from them in a fire, to have two ways out of every room, and to have a meeting place. Don't forget to check the batteries in your smoke detector!
Mr. Spahn shows us the Hanover fire truck.

A former Mrs. Reese third grader, Adam Krug, shows us the Elizabeth pumper truck.

"Grandpa" shows Landis how to use the hose to put the fire out!

Let's hope this is the only time I have to be in an ambulance with the third graders!

Another former Mrs. Reese third grader, William Frazier, shows us that we shouldn't be afraid of the fire fighters when they are in full gear.

Edgar shows how to put out a fire on our clothes, stop, drop, cover, and roll!

Emma is showing off her fire hat! Thank you fire fighters for the hat and bag of goodies!

Elapsed Time

This is a video that shows how to do elapsed time with a T chart.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Center time

We had some awesome center work today. I am really liking a new website I put on the symbaloo, Mr. Nussbaum. Check it out!