Thursday, December 17, 2009

Merry Christmas!


MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!
Wishing all families a very Merry Christmas! I hope your family has a fun and safe holiday filled with many smiles and laughter! Enjoy all the time with family and friends! Get lots of rest and enjoy all the happiness around you!
Happy New Year!!!
2010 is going to be a GREAT YEAR!!!

Polar Bear Donations



Some kids were still wanting to send in a loonie or twoonie for the polar bear adoption. Please have them send it in tomorrow if they are still wanting to bring in their donation.




Thank you for the support with the this and helping to support a great cause. The kids are stoked to do this adoption. I am thrilled with their enthusiasm and knowledge of polar bears.




Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dates

School ends on December 18th for Christmas Holidays!


School resumes on January 4th in the new year!
If you signed up for snack for the Christmas party please send it to school with your child on Dec.18th in the morning.
Thank you for your help!

Winter Gear for Recess



This is great weather to be playing in the snow. It is PERFECT snowman and snowfort building snow.
However, with that being said, kids need to come to school with appropriate clothing to be playing in snow. Several students are coming in soaking wet and having to sit in wet clothes during class.
Please make sure that your child is coming to school with all the appropriate winter gear if they are going to be playing in the snow at recess time!

Monday, December 14, 2009

DRESS LIKE CHRISTMAS

DRESS LIKE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT ASSEMBLY TOMORROW MORNING AT 8:30 am.

Come dressed in Christmas colors tomorrow with your Santa hat or reindeer antlers!!

No Spelling This Week

With so much on the go this week with Christmas activities there is no spelling again.
The regular spelling routine will return after Christmas in the new year!

BOOK PROJECTS!


BOOK PROJECTS ARE DUE ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16TH.
If your child is done they can bring it in prior to Wednesday.
Reminder: Both the project and the book summary need to be brought by Wednesday.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Polar Bear Adoption

If your child is wanting to bring in a donation for our WWF polar bear adoption please make sure it is brought to school by Friday this week (Dec. 18). Remember that they may not bring more than a toonie!
As well, please remember that a donation is completely OPTIONAL!!



Friday, December 11, 2009

WHAT A SHOW!!!!!!

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WOW!!!! I am so amazed at the job that all the MMH kids did at the Christmas concert last night! What a proud moment for all the teachers of MMH!
I was absolutely amazed by the performance of the grade three students!!! They definitely rocked the show with their songs about Christmas around the world. The kids put so much hard work into practicing for the concert! It was so nice to see it come together in such a beautiful way!
Thank you to all the parents who came to the concert to show their support!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Afternoon Christmas concert performance is Thurs, Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm in the gym. This is for people to attend who do not have TICKETS to the evening performance.


Evening Christmas Concert performance is at Southminster Church Thurs, Dec 10th @ 6:30, this is the performance that requires tickets to get in. You child needs to be dropped off at the side door of the church by 6:00pm at the latest to get prepared for the concert. All the information for drop off is on the green sheet that came home yesterday.


BOARD GAMES -- if your child is bringing a board game to play when waiting to perform tomorrow please send it to school with your child tomorrow morning and Miss. Pickett will keep track of it.

We Are Adopting A Polar Bear!!!



Dear Parents:


Our class is studying polar bears in Language Arts. The kids are learning a lot about how polar bears are becoming endgangered.


I am adopting a polar bear on behalf of our class through the World Wildlife Fund. However, there are kids wanting to bring in a small donation to help out with the adoption. I understand their feeling of wanting to help out so I am willing to let them bring in a loonie or toonie for the adoption. They are not to bring in more than a toonie.


If your child is sending in a donation to help with the adoption please send it in a ziploc bag with their name marked with the title "Polar Bear Adoption" before Dec. 18th.


The kids are very excited about the polar bear adoption. It is a great cause and I am so proud of how the kids want to do what they can to help the polar bears. The WWF will send momentos for the kids to keep to show that they helped save the polar bears.


Sincerely,

Miss. C Pickett

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Concert Dress




Your child may dress in whatever they like for the Christmas concert as the grade three classes do not have a set dress code.


We would like the kids to dress nicely as it is a special performance night. A good idea for girls is to wear nice a Christmas dress and for boys to wear dress pants and a nice shirt.



Don't forget to bring your camera!

Challenge Question - Dec 8th

There are 6 elves and 7 reindeer standing in Santa's workshop.
How many legs are there altogether in the workshop???
To Do: Picture, NS, WS

Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Concert Afternoon Performance



On Thursday, Dec 10th at 1:00 pm we will be doing an afternoon performance of the Christmas concert.


As each family was only given two tickets to the evening Christmas concert, this is the time for people to come watch that are not able to come to the evening performance due to ticket numbers. Grandparents, aunts, uncles and family friends are welcome and encouraged to come watch the afternoon Christmas concert on Thursday.


No Spelling This Week

Due to the busy schedule this week with Christmas concert rehersals there will not be any spelling this week.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Winter Weather is HERE!!!


Winter weather has arrived in full force!
Please make sure that your child comes to school dressed in appropriate winter clothing. Please be sure that they have another pair of shoes at the school to change into when they come in from outside!
Enjoy the SNOW!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

CHRISTMAS CONCERT TICKETS


Christmas concert tickets are coming home today with the YOUNGEST child in your family attending MMH.
Please put them in a safe place for the Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec. 10th!
The grade three kiddos are ready to ROCK the show!

Challenge Question - Dec 2nd


It is a busy Christmas season for the elves in Santa's workshop. The elves need to fix Santa's sleigh for the big night. There are 16 elves working to get Santa's sleigh decorated and ready for Christmas Even.
How many hands altogether are working to fix Santa's sleigh?
To Do: Picture, NS, WS
THERE IS NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY DUE TO A TEACHER PROFESSIONAL LEARNING DAY.
ENJOY THE LONG WEEKEND!!!
December Newsletter is linked to the blog. Please check it out!


SPECIAL PERSON

CONGRATULATIONS SHAELYN!
I am very proud to announce that Shaelyn received a special person at the assembly yesterday for being a super star in Miss. Pickett's class!
Shaelyn has a kind heart and a great personality. She is respectful and has great manners in the classroom. Shaelyn works very hard to be an awesome listener in class. She has a very creative mind and is able to write stories with strong imaginative touches. I am very proud of all the effort that Shaelyn is putting into learning her math facts!
Shaelyn, you are a true ray of sunshine! You have a heart of gold and I love how you always try your best at everything you do! Keep up the great work smartie!
Love, Miss. Pickett

Monday, November 30, 2009

No Spelling This Week

There will be no spelling words for this week.
ENJOY THE BREAK!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

THANK YOU CRAZY KIDDOS!



Miss. Pickett would like to give the worlds biggest THANK YOU to her amazing grade three kiddos for all their great work this week. These kids have been working so hard each and everyday. They tackled paper maching today with ease and were not afraid to get a little bit MESSY. I love that I can take on these fun activities with this group! I am so proud of their AWESOME behavior and willingness to get down to business to get so many different projects done!
I definitely have the best grade three crew EVER!! Please give your child a big hug for all the work they are doing in grade three! They amaze me each and everyday with their kind hearts and love of learning!


Challenge Question - Nov 25th

SCHOLAR DOLLAR CHALLENGE QUESTION

To earn your MYSTERY scholar dollar amount you need to:

BRING ME IN A SHEET OF PAPER TOMORROW WITH 20 NOUNS LISTED ON IT.


REMEMBER WHAT A NOUN IS!!!!!

GOOD LUCK CRAZY MONKEYS!!!

NEW WEBSITES UP

I have put up a bunch of new websites on the blog for the kids to access at home.

There are new interactive math sites as well as polar bear links.

Wonderville is a great interactive science site with a bunch of fun activities for kids!

WE WILL BE STARTING OUR POLAR BEAR UNIT VERY SOON!!!! I am VERY EXCITED!

ENJOY THE NEW WEBSITES!


Kids may use mark off squares on their "math whiz" charts for any time that they spend working on the math sites.

IMPORTANT!!!!!

Make sure you study your green math sheet tonight. MATH TEST TOMORROW!

Return your green math sheet tomorrow. Miss. Pickett needs to mark it! :)

SPELLING TEST TOMORROW. Yellow spelling sheets due tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Challenge Question - Nov. 24th

Here you go crazy monkeys!


60 - 34 - 12 + 10 + 17 - 23 + 82 - 50 =
SHOW ME JUST HOW SMART YOU THINK YOU ARE!

SPECIAL PERSON!!!

Congratulations Ryleigh for being Miss. Pickett's special person! Ryleigh is an amazing writer. She has a creative mind and a great imagination for detail. Ryleigh is a very talented artist. She is able to draw pictures and create paintings that are true master pieces. Ryleigh has a very kind heart. She always comes in wearing a smile and ready to learn. Ryleigh loves taking on hard math challenges in the classroom. She is one bright "math smartie"!

Ryleigh, I am so proud of all the hard work you do! You are a gem and you brighten my world every single day with your kind hearted personality. I am so glad that I get to be your teacher! You are going to go amazing places in life with your hard work ethic! Keep it up sunshine! You are a star!

Love, Miss. Pickett


Monday, November 23, 2009

Challenge Question - Nov. 23

Here you go smarties!!!


How many three digit numbers can you make using the numbers below. You may only use each number one time per three digit number.

4 6 8
Wow me with your amazing math skills!

TO REMEMBER.....


* Tomorrow is "Pajama Day". Wear your PJ's and bring your stuffy to snuggle with.


* WEDNESDAY IS HOT LUNCH DAY! Bring on the pizza!


* PATTERNING AND PLACE VALUE UNIT TEST ON THURSDAY, NOV 26. The kids are bringing home a green review sheet TODAY that will be very similar to the unit test. The kids need to study this green sheet for 5 minutes each night and return it on Thursday. Some of the test questions will be taken right from the green study review sheet...NO SURPRISES!


* NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY DUE TO PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS.
* Please return blue report card parent signature page and report card envelope.


SPELLING WORDS FOR THIS WEEK

Here are the spelling words for this week.

centre
recess
city
cent
sunset
season
sister
seven
silly
soft
safe
scissors
celebrate

Spelling test will be on Thursday, Nov. 26th.

Friday, November 20, 2009

What a Crew!!


Wow! I am so amazed at this bunch of kiddos. They have nailed down rounding to the nearest ten and nearest hundred no problem! They are bunch of "MATH WIZARDS". These kids amaze me each day with their kind hearts, their hard working spirits and their zest for learning!


They are willing to take on any challenge I set in front of them with a smile and they truly try their best at everything!


These crazy monkeys can make me laugh and smile every moment of every day! I love each moment with them! Our classroom is filled with so much happiness! I could not have asked for a better batch of kiddos!


I am so proud of each child, their efforts for the first few months of school have been outstanding! Please celebrate your child's great accomplishments on their report cards because they have done a SPECTACULAR JOB.


Love, Miss. Pickett

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Challenge Question - Nov. 19

Here you go fabulous kiddos.

Miss. Pickett cleared out her piggy bank to buy doughnuts for her amazing grade three class.

She has:

11 quarters
5 dimes
8 nickels
7 pennies


How much money does Miss. Pickett have altogether to buy the doughnuts?


HAVE FUN MONKEYS!!!

SWIMMING TOMORROW!!!


IMPORTANT!


Please come with your swimming gear tomorrow. You need a bathing suit and a towel. Kids may bring goggles if they like. We will be leaving for the swimming pool at 9:30 am and returning to the school at 11:15 am.


A very big thank you to all my parent drivers. Trips like this would not be possible with out you! Your help is greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Challenge Question - Nov 18

Here you go monkeys.

Round each number below to the nearest HUNDRED.


455
176
212
646
834
799
Don't forget to use your rounding rules. REMEMBER THAT THE TENS DIGIT IS THE "BOSS NUMBER"!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Challenge Question - Nov 17

Okay ROUNDING SMARTIES.....see if you can round all the numbers below to the NEAREST TEN!


REMEMBER THE ROUNDING RULES!!!!


57
91
84
76
33
42
I am so glad to have the best grade three class in the world! You kiddos make me so proud each day!!!! :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Challenge Question - Nov 16

MONEY MANIA!!!!!

Here is your challenge question for the night kiddos.


Miss. Pickett is saving up to buy a new polar bear stuffy. She puts 25 cents in her piggy bank each week for 20 weeks in total.

How much money will Miss. Pickett have in her piggy bank after 20 weeks of saving???


GOOD LUCK MONKEYS!!!


To Do: draw a picture and write a number sentence to help you solve this problem.

Citizen of Tomorrow!

A big congratulations goes out to HUNTER for being awarded the "Citizen of Tomorrow" certificate for Miss. Pickett's class. Hunter is a great role model to all students at MMH. She is always willing to lend a helping hand to others and she has the most amazing manners. Hunter always comes to school wearing a smile and is always ready to learn and take on new challenges. Hunter gives 130% in everything she does!

Way to go HUNTER! You are such a ray of sunshine and I am so proud of all the hard work you do at school. You are a very talented girl that is going to go so many wonderful places in life. Thank you for having a such a kind heart and always showing responsibility in the classroom.

You will always be a star!!

SPELLING WORDS FOR THE WEEK.

Here are the spelling words for this week.

These words are HOMOPHONES. They are words that sound the SAME but are spelled DIFFERENTLY.

mane
main
write
right
rowed
road
rode
heel
heal
sail
sale
week
weak

BONUS: side sighed


Please do a five minute review each night.

The spelling test will be on Thursday, Nov.19 because we are swimming on Friday morning.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Challenge Question from Mexico!!!

Hello smarties!!!!

Thought I would send you a challenge question from Mexico that will take you a bit of time to practice.

Challenge is......

Learn to count to ten in Spanish. You will need to do some research on the Internet to find out how the numbers go.


Let's see who can wow me with their amazing Spanish counting skills when I get back.

Have fun monkeys!!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Hello From Mexico!

Hi crazy monkeys. Just wanted to send you a quick note from Mexico. I am having a great time here. The weather is really hot. It was 34 degrees today so I am needing to wear a lot of sunscreen. We did some golfing today and we actually had to watch out for CROCODILES in some of the ponds on the golf course. That was interesting for sure. The ocean is beautiful. There have been some really big waves! I have lots of pictures to show you!

I hope you are working really hard for Mrs. Speelman! I know that you are doing a great job because you are such fabulous kiddos!


I will see you soon! Take care and miss you lots!

Love, Miss. Pickett

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Reminders from Miss. Pickett




REMEMBRANCE DAY ASSEMBLY - parents are more than welcome to attend the Remembrance Day Assembly on Tues, Nov. 10th. It will be starting at 10:30 am.
NO SCHOOL ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:
* Nov 11 (Remembrance Day)
* Nov 12 (Fall Break)
* Nov 13 (Fall Break)
Miss. Pickett is Away (Nov. 5,6, 9 & 10).
* Mrs. Speelman will be in for me on these days. She is very familiar with my students and she will do a great job.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

THANK YOU!!!!


A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO PARENTS FOR SENDING IN THE LYSOL WIPES FOR DISINFECTING OUR CLASSROOM.
The kids are having a good time being my "little disinfectors" on a regular basis to help keep the germs from spreading!
What a great little bunch of cleaners that I have in this classroom!!!!

SPECIAL PERSON!!!


CONGRATULATIONS LAUREN FOR BEING A SPECIAL PERSON AT THE ASSEMBLY TODAY!
Lauren is a superstar student with a heart of gold. She is always willing to tackle any learning challenge that is sent in front of her with a huge smile on her face! Lauren shows great respect and kindness to everyone around her. She is a very talented creative writer with a vivid imagination for detail. I am always amazed at the brilliant sentences that she creates in all her writing compositions. Lauren is a true ray of sunshine that brightens up our classroom each day!
Thank you for all your hard work and effort Lauren. You are a fabulous girl who is going to go so many wonderful places in life! Miss. Pickett and her crew of monkeys are so PROUD of you! Keep it up!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Challenge Question - Nov. 2



Here you go crazy kiddos!

Write the "EXPANDED NUMBER SENTNECE" for each number below.


_____ + _____ + ______ = 341


_____ + ______ + ______ = 825


______ + _______ + ______ = 298


Remember that you have to STRETCH the number out!!!!

IMPORTANT INFO...


On FRIDAY this week, the kids will be having a small "Canada Mapping Quiz". The kids will be need to label/identify the provinces and territories in Canada. A study guide is coming home with the kids today. Please do a quick review each night.



After school skating starts this week at Nicholas Sheran Arena. Skating will begin at 3:30 and run until 4:30. All students are REQUIRED to wear a proper skating helmet. There are helmets at the arena for your child to borrow if they do not have their own helmet. I will be supervising the after school skating program. Hope to see you there!!!

Spelling Words for This Week

The spelling words this week are words with "c" or "k".

cartoon
camera
kiss
kitchen
colour
contest
cost
kitten
kangaroo
cotton
keep
camp

Mystery bonus spelling word this week.

Please take a couple minutes each night to review the spelling words. Spelling test on Friday.

Purple spelling worksheet booklet is due on Friday, Nov 6th.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Challenge Question - Oct 29

Here you go MONKEYS!! Let's see who is a math smartie!!!!

Write the BASE TEN NAME for each number below.

56

73

92

342

Here is an example for you.

45 = 4 tens 5 ones

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Challenge Question - Oct. 28


Here is your challenge question for the night kiddos.
Miss. Pickett has 8 pens. Tysen has 3 more pens than Miss. Pickett. Jayden has 3 less pens than Miss. Pickett.
If Miss. Pickett, Tysen and Jayden put all their pens together how many pens will there be in all.
To Solve: Draw a picture and write a number sentence!
Have fun math geniuses!!!

Working to stop the spread of germs.


My classroom now has a hand sanitizer dispenser installed right beside the door. I will be having the students use hand sanitizer consistently throughout the day to help prevent the spread of germs in the classroom.



I have also been disinfecting the classroom on a regular basis with Lysol wipes. If parents would like to donate a container of lysol wipes to our classroom that would greatly appreciated.


We are doing all we can to help prevent the spread of germs through the classroom to keep the kids as healthy as possible.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Challenge Question - Oct 26


Put these Halloween words in alphabetical order.

witch
candy
pumpkin
Dracula
goblin
bat
werewolf
ghost
Frankenstein



HAVE FUN MONKEYS!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

"Scholastic Book Orders" are coming home today. Orders need to be returned to school by Wednesday, November 4th. Please be sure to make your cheques payable to "Scholastic Canada".
* If you are ordering any of the books as a Christmas gift for your child please attach a note to the order so that I can be sure not to send the order home with your child. I will contact you to come in to pick up the order from me.

Tomorrow is the "Mapping Unit Test"
* Your child needs to return white review booklet tomorrow to earn their scholar dollars. the order.

Coming home with your child today is their "Geometry Unit Test" and "Human Ear Quiz". Please take the time to go over these with your child. The kids did really well on both quizzes!

Spelling Words for This Week

Here are the spelling words for the week. All the words contain "ear".

bear
learn
dear
earn
clear
tear
wear
near
early
fear
earth
heard

BONUS WORD: Dracula

There will also be a mystery Halloween bonus word on the spelling test for the kids to earn extra scholar dollars for being a SUPER SPELLER!

The spelling test will be on THURSDAY, OCT 29 due to the Halloween party on Friday.

Green spelling worksheets are due on THURSDAY, OCT 29.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

GO OILERS GO!!!




WE ALL KNOW HOW MUCH MISS. PICKETT LOVES HER OILERS!!!

Big game tonight against the Flames.



SO....GO OILERS GO!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

IMPORTANT INFO

There is no school tomorrow due to a PD day for teachers.

The kids are bringing home a Social Mapping Review booklet today...this is due back on Tuesday if your child would like to earn their scholar dollars.

Tuesday Oct.27 -- Social Mapping Unit Test
* will be very similar to the review sheet.

Challenge Question - Oct. 22


Here is your challenge question for the weekend.



Lauren is at the candy store. She has eight nickels and two dimes. Each gum ball costs 5 cents.


How many gum balls can Lauren buy if she spends all her money?


To solve the problem make sure you draw a picture!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Challenge Question - Oct. 21


FIND THE MYSTERY NUMBER.

Remember your place value rules.


6 hundreds + 3 tens + 21 ones = ______


3 hundreds + 15 tens + 12 ones = ______


8 hundreds + 20 tens + 20 ones = ______

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Amazing Artist!!



This "batty" masterpiece was created by Nole using black and white contrast! Nole did a really great job of creating some very creative contrast squares! I am so proud of your efforts in art Nole. I can really see that you take your time to always do your best! What a terrific art project that you have created! You are one talented kiddo !

Amazing Artist!!


This amazing piece of "batty" art work with the use of black and white contrast was created by Mackenzie! You did such a great job Mackenzie. I am so proud of how you take your time to do such a detailed job on your art projects! You definitely are a magical artist!

Important Reminders


Thursday, Oct. 22 --- PICTURE RETAKE DAY. If your child needs picture retakes please be sure that they are dressed nicely on Thursday. Please send in the original picture package that you ordered with your child.



Friday, Oct. 23 --- NO SCHOOL due to a district wide professional development day.

Congratulations Jaelyse!!!


A big congraulations to Jaelyse for being a "special person" at the assembly today! Jaelyse is a true ray of sunshine! She can bring a smile to the face of anyone! I am so proud of all the hard work that Jaelyse does each day to challenge herself to be the best learner she can be. Jaelyse has a truly creative mind and she is able to come up with very imaginative written passages! Jaelyse, you are a gem! Miss .Pickett and her wonderful crew of crazy kiddos are so proud of all that you do to be a top notch grade three student! Keep up the great work!

Challenge Question - Oct. 20th


Here is your challenge question for tonight.


What kind of bat (megabat or microbat) is shown in this picture?
Be sure that you can tell me 3 reasons why this bat is a megabat or a microbat.
Good luck crazy monkeys!!! I am excited to see you showcase your bat expertise!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Challenge Question - Oct. 19th




Here is your question for the day smarties!

Miss. Pickett is setting up chairs in the gym for the school talent show. She has made 8 rows of chairs. Miss. Pickett put 9 chairs in each row. How many chairs did Miss. Pickett set up for the talent show altogther?

Draw a picture and do a number sentence to help you solve the problem!


You rock kiddos!

Spelling Words

Here are the spelling words for this week.

The spelling test will be on Thursday because there is no school on Friday due to a PD Day.

All the spelling words this week contain "ar".


arm
mark
dark
yard
start
star
sparkle
farm
smart
heart
hard
party

Please do a quick spelling review each night.

Blue spelling worksheets are due back on Thursday.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Challenge Question - Oct. 16th


Here is your question for the weekend crazy monkeys! Add Image


This is a bonus challenge question --- for two scholar dollars, you need to bring in the answer written on a piece of paper or you may write the answer in your agenda.

You will need to search this website to find the answer.

http://library.thinkquest.org/3500/polarbear.htm



QUESTION: On a clear day, how far away can a polar bears nose be seen with a pair of binoculars?

FRANKENSTEIN TAKES OVER 3C!



MR. SCARY

This Frankenstein creation was completed by Hunter! What a great job of adding in the shading details Hunter! You have created one outstanding Frankenstein illustration! Keep up all the fabulous work that you do!

FRANKENSTEIN TAKES OVER 3C!


FRANKY
This Frankenstein creation was completed by Jonah! Awesome job buddy, I would not want to run into this guy in a haunted house! Keep up the great work!

FRANKENSTEIN TAKES OVER 3C!

FRANKY
This Frankenstein creation was created by Austin. Great job on your illustration buddy!!!
You have spectacular drawing skills!

FRANKENSTEIN TAKES OVER 3C!

The first mystery drawing project that we tackled this year was FRANKENSTEIN.

I do a lot of mystery drawings with my students where they create step by step illustrations by having to follow verbal instructions from me. It is a great way to practice listening skills and following directions.

It is awesome to see the end project that the kids create, no two drawings ever look the same. The kids are so proud of the illustrations they created, as am I. I am posting some of the kids amazing work for you to see! What a talented bunch of kids!


The kids will now use the illustration they created to write a descriptive paragraph about their escape from Frankenstein in a haunted house. The kids are super excited to start this project next week!

WHAT AN ARTIST!!

ABSTRACT GEOMETRY
This piece of artwork was created by the wonderfully talented artist Ryleigh. Ryleigh did a great job of creating a bright project with oil pastels! I am so proud of your efforts in art Ry Ry, keep up the great work!!! You are a very talented girl!!


What a talented crew I have in art this year!



I am absolutely amazed at the master pieces that my crazy crew of kiddos create! These kids make me so proud with all great effort they put forth in every task they tackle!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Challenge Question - Oct 15th


I wonder who is a math genius!!!


Miss. Pickett wants to buy a new polar bear stuffy for her classroom. The polar bear stuffy costs $3.30. Miss. Pickett has 8 quarters, 6 dimes, and 7 nickels in her wallet. Does she have enough money to buy the polar bear stuffy?


Remember how much a quarter, dime and nickel are worth. Draw a picture to find your answer.


Good lucky crazy monkeys!

What a crew...they have "Beat the Teacher"!


I am pleased to announce the the kids have defeated Miss. Pickett in the "Beat the Teacher" challenge!!!


This is a very good thing because it means that the kids are displaying excellent behavior and work habits as a whole class. I am so proud of how hard these kids work each day. They are willing to take on any challenge with a smile. They all have a great spirit and sense of compassion for their fellow classmates. I love to watch how willing each child is to lend a helping hand to another student and their manners are outstanding. I can see in every moment of the day how much each child loves learning...sometimes they are so excited to share an answer that they will jump out of their desk!! Each day in our classroom flies by so quickly that the kids and I cannot believe it is already the end of the day.


Parents, you should be very proud of your child and how hard they are working to be a grade three superstar!!


I am so very proud to have the greatest grade three class in the world!!!


Be ready for some icecream floats tomorrow kiddos!!! Thank you for being such a fabulous bunch of smarties!! You can always make Miss. Pickett laugh and smile with your kind hearts and spunky personalities!!!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

FUN FACT


Polar Bear Fact Moment
Did you know.....



Polar bear cubs are much smaller than human babies when they're born. They are the size of a rat and weigh little more than a pound. However, even though they are born so tiny, they can grow to full man size in a year if they have lots of food.



Challenge Question - Oct 14th


Here is a problem for you smarties to solve. Read the question carefully!


Wilbur Whipple has 84 bow ties. Twenty one of the bow ties are purple. Thirteen of the bow ties are orange. Twenty two of the bow ties are blue. The rest of Wilbur's the bow ties are green.


How many of Wilbur's bow ties are green?

BOOK FAIR TIME


HOORAY...........it is BOOK FAIR TIME!!


Miss. Pickett LOVES the book fair because she gets to stock up on brand new books for her classroom. We all know how much Miss. Pickett enjoys reading stories of all kinds! There is nothing that beats snuggling up with an exciting book!


We will be going to the book fair tomorrow morning and again on Friday morning.

If your child is bringing money for the book fair please send it in a ziploc bag with their name clearly marked on it. I will be keeping all the book fair money with me until it is time to head to the book fair.