Welcome to 3rd Grade!

Welcome to 3rd Grade!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Blogger of the Week: Branden

Hi, my name is Branden. I just turned 8 on September 18. I had a Pokemon Party at the park with my friends. It was awesome and fun party.

I like to collect Pokemon cards. I have great cards like Yveatal and Black Kyearm. I also got a Pokemon X game for my 3DS from my Mom and Dad on my birthday.

I also play soccer. I've been playing soccer for three years and I have games every Saturday. Our team is called Sons of Soccer. My first team was called Avengers.

I have two younger brothers, Bryce and Brantley. Bryce is almost 4 years old and Brantley is just 5 months. I love my brothers very much. My Mom and Dad always said to look out for them all the time since I am the oldest.
That's all for now. I hope you have a nice day.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

September 19th Academic Update

Here are some updates from our week!

Social Studies:
From the Leaching Song we learned that acorns are poisonous. -Deonta
We are learning about Geography. -Ava
We did the Native American Projects! -Kaleb and Lizzy
We learned how the Native Americans used the Natural Resources. -Britney

We switched math groups. -Carissa
We are learning about Properties of Addition:

  • Identity Property: 16+0=16
  • Commutative Property: 5+4 = 4+5
  • Associative Property: (3 + 5) + 6 = (6 + 3) + 5

We learned about patterns. - Showmen

Some of us finished our Flying Stories. -Brett
We created power descriptive sentences. -Justin
We learned how to write paragraphs. -Ava

In cross fit we played our first dodge ball game. -Sean

We had picture day on Friday. -Carissa

We are having our first Electronic Party. -Meghana

We had a guest reader come in (Librarian Elsa from the main campus). -Audrey
We are going to have a mystery reader today. -Emma
Executive Director Ting Sun came to visit us today! -Ms. Steinlein

In Spanish we met a new friend, SeƱora Panda. -Owen
We had 2 birthday boys this week! -Carissa
Effie Yeaw Field Trip on Monday! -Everyone!
To learn more about Effie Yeaw before the trip, visit the website: Effie Yeaw
Some recess fun.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Blogger of the week: Roman

Hello my name is Roman.

My favorite sport is basketball. I love to play basketball with my friends. My favorite basketball team to watch is the Sacramento Kings.

One of my favorite things to do is to collect Pokemon cards. I love to be surprised by E.X. cards when I open a pack. I also love to play the video game called Minecraft.

One of my favorite memories is my brother Ryder being born. My birthday is on September 16th, but my parents threw me Pokemon birthday party. We had the party this past weekend at my grandma's house. There was a lot of food and a bounce house. My cousins all came to celebrate with me. I had a great birthday party.

Friday, September 12, 2014

September 12 Academic Update

This was an awesome week in 3rd Grade! We started a new unit in Social Studies, finished a unit in Math, started the writing process in English Language Arts, began a new read aloud, and so much more! Enjoy reading our update and leave a blog comment below! 

We finished rounding and now working on problem solving. -Ava
We took our first Math Unit test! -Keara

English Language Arts:
We are working on our "Fly Away" stories. -Britney 
We are learning to revise. -Sean 
We used the ARMS acronym for revising. -Laiba 
We are learning the Questioning skill. We learned the difference between thin and thick questions. -Justin 
We are reading Ramona Quimby Age 8 for the read aloud. -Chase and Kaleb

We are learning about cursive starting with the letters a and c. -Matthew
Owen practicing cursive.
Matthew pointing to his cursive a and c
The class practicing on their white boards.
Social Studies:
Our signals words are Region and Adaptation. -Deonta
In theme we are learning about Geography. The Valley, Desert, Coast, and Mountains are the regions of California. We live in the Valley. -Lizzy
We are learning about Native Americans.  -Carissa

We got partners to study the tribes we are learning about: Wappo, Yurok, Chumash, Maidu, Serrano, and Miwok. -Keara
The students are researching local Native American tribes on the Chrome books. They will use their notes from the research to create Google Presentations! Ask your student which tribe s/he is researching. -Ms. Steinlein
We did crossfit with Mr. Jason. -Roman
Mr. Jason is awesome! 
We had our first blogger of the week. We practiced writing comments. -Showmen
The steps to a QUALITY blog comment!

We are still practicing Empathy -Isaac
Next week is the Electronic Party on Friday! Yay! -Chase 
We are using table points! The table with the most points get to sit where they chose during independent work time.  -Emma
Today we met with our little buddies! It is always a highlight of my week because they are so cute together! -Ms. Steinlein 
Natalie reading The Name Jar to her little buddy.
These brothers are sharing a good book!
Owen has 2 buddies this week! 
We learned the UC Davis cheer. Yay! -Laiba

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Blogger of the week: Brody

Hi! This is Brody, the first Blogger of the Week in Mrs. Steinlein’s 3rd grade class!

My birthday was last Monday!  I had a laser tag party at Laser X.

My team included my brother, Wesley, Chase, and his brother, Quinn.  We had a lot of fun and also got to play video games at the arcade after!

This weekend I auditioned to be in the Sacramento Ballet’s version of the Nutcracker.  Both my brother and I got parts!  We are going to be cooks.

This will be my brother’s first time in the Nutcracker.  I was in it last year as a cook too, and it was so much fun!

I like Transformers. The Transformer toys that I have are Strafe and Slash.

My friend Chase has Skywarp and his brother Quinn has Armada Starscream. 
Have you heard of Transformers Fall of Cybertron?  It is so awesome!

I really like being in 3rd grade and my favorite subject is science.  I think we are going to learn a lot from Mrs. Steinlein this year and I am looking forward to it!

Be cool!
~ Brody ~

Friday, September 5, 2014

September 5 Academic Update

This week was short so this will be a very quick post! Check out what is going on in 3rd Grade this week.

We did Crossfit again with my dad! -Emma
We did fit Friday! -Justin
We played kick ball with Ms. Fraser. -James

Social Studies: 
We finished the group project! Yay! -Laiba
The symbols we used for the group projects are Liberty Bell, The Flag, Mount Rushmore, The Statue of Liberty, and Bald Eagle. -Lizzy
We took our government (open-notes) test. -Sean
The goal of this open-note assessment was to help reinforce that there is an abundance of information posted around the room on posters and in our notes. The students just need to know where to look!  -Ms. Steinlein

English Language Arts:
We're learning about why readers ask questions. -Showmen
Today we read the books Trupp and  No Moon No Milk and practiced asking questions. -Keara
We are going to have a reading log check in and celebration. -Ava
We got into our 3rd grade spelling groups! -Britney
The spelling groups are differentiated to fit each student's spelling needs! -Ms. Steinlein
Yellow Group:
 Pink Group:
 Blue Group:
 Green Group:
This week we are rounding up and down to the nearest ten. -Britney
We are still learning about rounding. -Meghanna

We finished our Flying People art project. -Laiba

We were off for Labor Day! -Kaleb
We are going to have our first Oak Store! -Isaac
We're showing empathy to each other. -Owen
We are going to finish our first week favorite books...finally. -Ava
We will have our 2nd Mystery Reader today! -Roman
Grandma Jean (Justin's Grandma) was an AMAZING Mystery Reader! I was so happy to have her come share with the kiddos! -Ms. Steinlein