Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Very Special "Show and Tell"

Today Emma shared her sweet new baby brother, Liam, with our class. He was the perfect gentleman as we passed him between students, some never having held a tiny baby before. The third graders had lots of questions for Emma, and they learned a lot about all it takes to care for a baby. Thanks so much to Emma and her mom for sharing Liam today!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Congrats to our Winners!!!!

Congrats to our Jo Daviess County Soil and Water Conservation Poster Contest winners! We are bursting with pride as our class had 4 of the 5 top posters out of all third graders in the county!!!! Check them out below...2nd Place-Bradly Diehl; 3rd Place-Anna Scott; 4th Place-Kari Conklin; and Honorable Mention-Colin Greiner

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Thanks Ms. Kruger!

Today we welcomed Katie Kruger from Scales Mound High School into our classroom. She is interested in becoming a teacher and spent the day hanging out with us. She even joined our Lunch Bunch group and helped students out with homework. Thanks for your help, Katie, you'll make a great teacher someday!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

You asked for got it, third grade!

Here's the volcano song you all asked for...enjoy!

A New Crew

Our second Lunch Bunch group got together for the first time this week. We are reading Little House in the Big Woods and learning how different life used to be.

Third Grade Erupts!

Check out our twin volcanic eruptions!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Gracias Profe Nicholas y Clase!

Thanks so much to Mrs Nicholas and her freshman Spanish class! They joined our reading class on Tuesday to help us with the Spanish vocabulary in our latest story, "I Love Saturdays y Domingos". The third graders really enjoyed this story, and with the help of the freshmen, learned quite a few new Spanish words, too!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

We love iPad time!

We've really loved learning to use the iPads this year... And now we have a 2nd cart! :) In third grade, we've used them to practice math facts and concepts, study spelling words, review vocabulary, explore topics in science and social studies and reinforce reading strategies.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

River Ridge Raises Over $6,000 for JDRF!!!

Friday was an amazing day at River Ridge! Under the guidance of Mrs. Bussan and her 5th grade class, we raised more than $6,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation! Students, teachers, and parents walked laps on the track and participated in a fun scavenger hunt all to benefit JDRF. Here are some highlights from "one of the best school days ever" (overheard in the 3rd grade hallway at the end of the day) :)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Lunch Bunch Book Club

Our "Lunch Bunch" book club has been having fun reading the first of the 39 Clues books. We have had some great discussions as we follow the clues to try to solve the mystery. We should be finishing up next week...then we'll start a new group and a new book!