Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Ugly Truth

Hello Parents & Friends!
I don't know if you have heard, but the book THE UGLY TRUTH has been released!
These 3rd graders are so excited and anytime kids are excited about reading this teacher is excited too.
The book was released last week (yes- I am a little behind) and they kids could not have been more anxious for it to arrive. Many of them ordered it in September to be delivered to the school on the date of release. That was a L-O-N-G time to wait and one of our classmates was quoted when he FINALLY got his book as saying "This is the best day of my life- until I get my driver's licence that is!". How cute is that?
Our librarian even hosted an Ugly Truth Release Party and all the kids who bought the book got to come and enjoy the new book together and have some super cute cake (made by a parent in our room!). Of course I took pictures of the event to share with you. So ENJOY!

PS- I bought a copy of the book for our classroom library and it has not been on the shelf yet. It may been worn out by the time in makes it to a basket. These kids are LOVIN' it!

The book! The reason for all the excitement.

Our lovely librarian with some pretty excited boys!
Mrs. Snyder

Friday, November 5, 2010

Cheezy Spelling & Reminders

We are always working on making words and anyway I can make it hands on we try it! We have recently found SCRABBLE CHEEZ-ITS and they are perfect for word making practice! We used them in RTI groups while working on vocabulary words and in class to practice spelling patterns. So, if you are ever out and about and spot a box of these WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THEM to use in class. These would also be a fun tool to use at home. As always, I have included some pictures of our "cheezy" word making. 

While you are shopping be on the look out for these.

This young lady is working on the spelling pattern for the week.

HEY! Is that a math word I spot?

This small group is working on making vocabulary words.

I spotted a compound word!

1. The pumpkin contest will end MONDAY NIGHT. Please come out to the PTO meeting Monday night and cast your vote for your favorite pumpkin. We will be awarding prizes that night- so come enjoy the fun. ALSO, the Book Fair will be open before and after the meeting for you to shop.
2. We have been using a FUN, new website to practice reading. We now have a license to RAZ-KIDS.COM. On this site your children are reading books and earning points. It is a very highly motivating system that we are excited to have access to. GUESS WHAT??? You can also access it at home!! I sent home a card with a password and login information. Check it out this weekend and let me know what you think. I think it will be a great tool for our classroom.
3. Don't forget to check your Friday Folder for classwork and other important information.

Mrs. Snyder