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Posted on April 9, 2020

3M learning goals for Friday, April 10

Buenos dias, clase…

Tomorrow is Quinton’s birthday. Let’s all sing together: Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Quinton, happy birthday to you!

I sure enjoyed visiting with you in our small group meetings yesterday. We’ll do that again next week. Look for an invitation on Monday.

Here are today’s goals…

-check your Teams Activity icon for feedback from your assignments

  • look at this video to remind you how to check your feedback
  • if you have corrections, do them and turn your assignment in again
  • if you don’t have corrections, just read the feedback

-check your email for any messages from me

  • from Clever, log into Office365, go to Outlook, and check your email messages from me
  • if you have corrections from your Polygon Creation, I sent you how to fix it up
  • all Teams meetings invitations are in your email messages as well

-complete this week’s science lesson

  • watch this video from Mystery Science on why cats purr
  • after you watch the video, think of 2 interesting facts you learned about cats
  • to record and share your answers you may send me an email OR write down your answers and email me a picture of your answers OR create a document in your OneDrive and share it with me
  • your response is due by next Friday, April 17

-respond to a writing prompt

  • write your rough draft (your “sloppy copy”) in your writing journal
  • type a final draft in your OneDrive and share it with me
  • your final draft is due by next Friday, April 17
  • if you can’t remember how to create a new document in your OneDrive, send me an email or a message in Teams and I’ll help you
  • here is the prompt (from The Creativity Project, by Laurel Snyder)
  • “You can create anything you want, anything at all! The only catch is that you need to mention: a type of fruit, an animal, something musical, some sort of machine, a historical figure. Now, go crazy, but be sure to include them all.”
  • have fun with this!

-complete your Library Skills lesson

  • from Clever, log onto Mrs. Trapp’s page and complete your lesson on Interland

Have a wonderful Easter, everyone! Remember, we don’t have school on Monday, so check our blog on Tuesday for your next learning goals.

Hug, handshake, and high five to you all!

Love,

Mrs. Murnion

 

Posted on April 8, 2020

3M learning goals for Thursday, April 9

Buenos dias, clase…

I sent everyone an invitation to a Teams meeting for today and tomorrow. Today’s meeting will be a chance to chat about how you’re doing and visit with a small group of people from our class. Friday’s meeting will be for Show and Tell, Joys, and Concerns. Please check your calendar in Teams and the emails I sent you to find out when your meeting time is. If you can’t make it to the meeting, don’t worry. We’ll so this every week from now on and I’ll change the groups and times each week.

Ready for some fun on this beautiful Thursday? Here we go…

-attend your small-group Teams meeting with Mrs. Murnion if you can

  • 9:00 a.m.  Dawson, Zac, Kamron
  • 9:30 a.m.  Caillyn, Kennedy, Quinn
  • 10:00 a.m.  Lydia, Olivia, Reid
  • 10:30 a.m.  Araya, Colton, Alexa
  • 11:00 a.m.  Liam, Sami, Tucker
  • 11:30 a.m.  Finn, Timber, Cory
  • 1:00 p.m.   Jaksen, Brooklyn, Keller
  • 1:30 p.m.   Kielan, Kahle, Isabelle
  • 2:00 pm.   Janessa, Violet, Andromeda, Quinton

-check your Teams Activity icon for feedback from your assignments

  • look at this video to remind you how to check your feedback
  • if you have corrections, do them and turn your assignment in again
  • if you don’t have corrections, just read the feedback

-complete 3rd grade Math assignment for Thursday, April 9

  • from Clever, open Teams, go to our Rossiter 3rd grade team, and find your math assignment
  • read the directions carefully several times so you know what to do
  • you will be using Flipgrid today to share your completed assignment
  • I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

-complete your PE lesson for Mrs. Loomis

  • from Clever, go to Mrs. Loomis’s page
  • complete your PE lesson

-read for pleasure for 15-20 minutes

May-dos for today are Prodigy, Keyboarding, and any bookmarked site here on our classroom site or any site in Clever.

Looking forward to small group meetings today and Show and Tell tomorrow!

Hug, handshake, and high five to all!

Love,

Mrs. Murnion

Posted on April 7, 2020

3M learning goals for Wednesday, April 8

Buenos dias, clase…

Well, yesterday didn’t go as I had planned with the math assignment, but I am proud of you and proud of myself for persevering until we worked it out…even if “working it out” meant abandoning our plan.

Today, I have a special treat for you (see the reading for pleasure section below).

Wonderful Wednesday goals…

-complete 3rd grade ELA lesson of Wednesday, April 8

  • from Clever, open Teams, go to our Rossiter 3rd grade team, find your ELA assignment
  • read the directions carefully several times so you know what to do
  • complete the assignment and turn it in

-practice multi-digit addition and subtraction

  • make up two addition and two subtraction problems using 3 (or more) digits in each number
  • solve each problem
  • share with me in an email OR share with someone in your house
  • EXAMPLE… 258+649= ______   931-587=______

-complete your Music lesson for Mrs. Dramstad

  • from Clever, go to Mrs. Dramstad’s page, choose the “3 4 5 lessons” link
  • follow the directions
  • I understand you’re writing some music…I can’t wait to hear it

-read for pleasure for 15-20 minutes

  • Mr. Baker is reading to us today from “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”!!!
  • click here to listen to Chapter 11

-go outside and play 🙂

 

Remember, May-dos can be Prodigy, Keyboarding Without Tears, or any link here on our classroom website or on our Clever page.

Hug, handshake, and high five to you all!

Love,

Mrs. Murnion

 

 

Posted on April 6, 2020

3M learning goals for Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Buenos dias, clase…

Andromeda had a birthday over spring break, so let’s sing happy birthday to her: Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Andromeda, happy birthday to you!

I’m so proud of the work you’re doing and for being so brave during this time! I can’t wait to see you all in person, but until then, we’ll keep on with our virtual learning.

Thank you for accessing our Rossiter 3rd grade team in Teams and turning in your compound words assignment. I left all of you some feedback (see below to look at the feedback).

For today’s learning…ready, set, go!

-check your feedback in Teams

  • watch this video to learn how to check your feedback in Teams
  • if you have corrections, please fix up your assignment and resubmit it

-complete today’s Rossiter 3rd grade math assignment

  • from Clever, log into Teams
  • go to our Rossiter 3rd grade team
  • open “3rd grade Math assignment for Tuesday, April 7”
  • read the instructions several times so you know what to do
  • be sure to Turn in your assignment when you are finished
  • this assignment is due this Friday, April 10, by 11:59 p.m.

– complete your PE lesson for the day

  • from Clever, go to Mrs. Loomis’s page
  • complete today’s lesson

– read/listen to a text of your choice for 15-20 minutes

-record a Joys and Concerns Flipgrid video

  • as always, you may pass
  • I left each person who responded yesterday a private message; check it out 🙂

Remember, your May-dos are always Prodigy and Keyboarding

Have a terrific Tuesday! I am in a meeting until noon today, but will be able to help after that. Persevere and be a problem-solver…I believe in you!

Hug, handshake, and high five to you all!

Love,

Mrs. Murnion

Posted on April 5, 2020

3M learning goals for Monday, April 6, 2020

Buenos dias, clase…

I hope you had a good spring break! What did you do? I learned some new online programs for us to use AND I read several new books (look for my book talks later this week in Flipgrid).

Starting today, you will have TWO different Teams that you will use: our 3M 2019-2020 team, and our Rossiter 3rd grade team. You will use the Rossiter 3rd grade team for most of your assignments. You will use our classroom team, 3M 2019-2020, to listen to me reading Merci Suarez Changes Gears and for our Friday Show and Tell meetings.

Please watch this video to learn how to log into our Rossiter 3rd grade team and how to find your assignments. If you have any questions or problems getting into Teams, send me an email and we’ll work it out together.

Ready for today’s learning? Remember, you can do these tasks in any order. Here we go…

-read or listen to “Sarah, Plain and Tall”

  • the story is on pages 202-221 in your Journeys textbook
  • if you want to listen to the story, log into ThinkCentral
  • make sure to read the vocabulary words before you read the story

-complete today’s Rossiter 3rd grade ELA assignment

  • log into Clever, choose our classroom site, choose the Teams app, choose the Rossiter 3rd grade team, click on the “Assignments” tab, read the directions, complete the assignment, and turn it in
  • if you have any questions, send me an email and we’ll work it out

-practice two multiplication facts

  • choose any two count-bys and practice them in any way that makes sense to you

-complete a music lesson

  • from now on, Monday and Wednesday will be our Music day
  • from Clever, log into Mrs. Dramstad’s page and do the lesson for this week

-read for pleasure or 15-20 minutes

  • remember, your reading can be online as well as from a book
  • online resources can be found on Mrs. Trapp’s Clever page or from our Clever page (Epic Books or Scholastic Learn at Home

– record a Joys and Concerns Flipgrid video

  • from our 3M Clever page, go to Flipgrid, find the topic “Joys and Concerns for week of April 6-10”, and record your video

As always, your May-dos each day are Prodigy and Keyboarding Without Tears.

I miss you all so very much and can’t wait to see you again! We will have another online Teams Show and Tell this Friday at 2:00 p.m.; I’ll remind you as the week goes on.

Hug, handshake, high five to you all!

Love,

Mrs. Murnion

Posted on March 26, 2020

3M goals for Friday, March 27

Buenos dias, clase…

Today is the final day of 3rd quarter, and next week we will be on spring break. Check back on Monday, April 6th, for your assignment for the first day after break.

I’m so excited for our Teams meeting this morning. If you haven’t watched the video on how to log into Teams, here it is again. Be sure to mute your microphone before you join the meeting so there isn’t a lot of feedback. You’ll all have a chance to speak…don’t worry!

Here are your goals for today:

-join our Teams meeting at 11:00 a.m. if you can

  • this will be Joys, Hopes, Concerns, and Show and Tell

-practice multi-digit addition and subtraction

  • choose another page from your green folder; do as many problems as you want to do (I would say at least 5, but it’s up to you)
  • check your answers with a calculator; fix your mistakes

-do some creative writing and send it to me 

  • choose one of the Jarret Lerner pages from the right side of your green folder (there should be six pages at the front)
  • complete the front side of your chosen page
  • on the back, write me a quick explanation of what you did on the front
  • put your name on the page; put the page in the stamped envelope in the left pocket of your green folder; seal the envelope and put it in the mail
  • OR you can scan or take a picture of both sides of your paper and send it to me via email (have your adult help you with this)

-read for 15-20 minutes

  • today is our regular library skills day, so check out Mrs. Trapp’s Clever page and watch at least one of her videos

-get some fresh air and move your body 

-tell your family how much they mean to you

Remember, next week is spring break. I will upload more chapters of Merci Suarez Changes Gears next week if you want to listen. You are also welcome to access Clever and any of the sites from there during the break.

Have a great spring break! Make sure you wash your hands, keep your hands away from your face, and cover your sneezes and coughs.

Hug, handshake, and high five to you all! I miss you so very much <3

Love,

Mrs. Murnion

Posted on March 25, 2020

3M goals for Thursday, March 26

Buenos dias, clase…

Thank you for editing your independent research papers. I left you another comment after your edits; open your document in OneDrive to see my new comments.

Ready for some new challenges today? Let’s go!

-watch this video to learn how to join an online Teams meeting

  • on Friday morning at 11:00 a.m., we will try our first online meeting…yipee!
  • to find out how to log into Teams, watch this video
  • if you have any questions, send me an email and I’ll do my best to answer them for you
  • I will send you an email with a Teams meeting invitation; you may accept the invitation or not; you are still invited and welcome to attend!

-share your independent research on Flipgrid

  • log into Flipgrid and find the topic “Independent Research”
  • read your paragraph to us; make sure you read the title, too
  • you can read from your Writing journal or from OneDrive

-practice your 7s and 9s

  • practice these count-bys in any way that makes sense to you

-watch a Mystery Science mini-lesson

  • from Clever, click on the Mystery Science site
  • choose any mini-lesson and listen to that video (it doesn’t have to be third grade)

-read for 15-20 minutes

  • check out Mrs. Trapp’s page on Clever; she has a Flipgrid to share what you’re reading (it’s like a mini book talk!)

-choose one activity from Mrs. Dramstad’s page

  • today is our regular Music day
  • log into Clever, go to Mrs. Dramstad’s page, and choose one activity (there’s an AWESOME percussion activity in her YouTube link)
  • send me an email and let me know which activity you did

As always, everyday your May-dos are Keyboarding and Prodigy; do these after you finish the challenges above.

I can’t wait to see you on Friday at our Teams meeting and/or during the Rossiter Car Parade (ask your adult).

Hug, handshake, high five to you all!

Love,

Mrs. Murnion

 

Posted on March 24, 2020

3M goals for Wednesday, March 25

Buenos dias, clase…

Thank you for sharing your independent research with me. If you didn’t finish typing your paragraph yet, try to finish that today and share it with me (see yesterday’s post for directions).

Today, let’s try…

-Edit your independent research paper

  • check your email; if you shared your paper with me before 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, I gave some suggestions for editing and shared your paper back with you
  • in the email from me, click on the blue “Open” button at the bottom of the page
  • once your document loads, click on the little speech bubble icons on the right side of the page for suggested edits
  • complete the edits, then share the page back with me; if you don’t have any edits, you don’t need to share it back with me
  • if you shared your work with me after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, I will give suggestions and send it back to you on Wednesday

-reread “The Journey: Stories of Migration”

  • either reread the story or listen to it on ThinkCentral
  • think about the story and the videos your watched yesterday
  • how are the migrations the same? how are they different?
  • record your thoughts on Flipgrid; look for the topic “Animal Migration”

-practice addition and subtraction

  • choose one of the math pages in your green folder
  • practice multi-digit addition and subtraction (you choose how many problems you want to do)
  • check your answers with a calculator; fix any mistakes

-read for 15-20 minutes

  • check out Jarrett Lerner’s site; he is an author and is sharing a novel on his page; he’ll put three new chapters on his site every Monday and Thursday
  • OR, read some text of your choice
  • OR, both 🙂

-do a workout from Mrs. Loomis’s Clever page

  • today is our regular PE day
  • log into Clever; choose Mrs. Loomis’s page; choose one workout and do it with your family, your dog, your stuffed animals, yourself…move your body!

You are doing a great job showing me what independent learners you are…keep up the great work, third graders!

Hug, hand shake, high five to all!

Love,

Mrs. Murnion

Posted on March 23, 2020

3M goals for Tuesday, March 24

Buenos dias, clase…

Today, you will have several opportunities to share with our class…ready, set, go!

-Type your independent research paragraph

  • log into Clever, then click on Office365, click on the 3×3 array in the upper left-hand corner, click on your OneDrive, and open your 3rd grade 19-20 folder
  • create a new file by clicking on New in the menu bar at the top; from that drop-down menu, choose Word document
  • once the new Word document has loaded, at the top (in the blue bar), click on Document, then rename your document with the subject of your independent research
  • type your paragraph, then format it like we’ve done with our other work in this folder (font of your choice; font size should be 14 pt; title should be centered and all words capitalized; spacing between lines should be 1.5)
  • optional: copy and paste a picture into your document
  • share your document with me (click on Share in the upper right-hand corner, start typing my email address pmurnion@helenaschools.org, then click Send

-watch two videos about animal migration

  • click here to watch a video about deer migration in Wyoming (this is so awesome!)
  • log into Clever, then click on Epic Books; enter our classroom code  qmj1048; select your name; watch the video on animal migration

-practice your 4s and 8s in any way that makes sense to you

  • if you want to email me a picture and/or video of your practicing your facts, go for it (you might need an adult’s help with this)

-create a Flipgrid video of your Joys, Hopes, and Concerns

  • log into Flipgrid from your Clever account
  • choose the March 24 Joys, Hopes, and Concerns topic
  • feel free to respond to each other’s videos

-read for 15-20 minutes (explore the Epic Books site and find a book to read/listen to today)

-move your body (either outside, inside, or both)

-HAVE FUN 🙂

I am amazed at how you’re taking charge of your learning…you all get the perseverance award for today!

Hug, handshake, high five to you all!

Love,

Mrs. Murnion

Posted on March 22, 2020

3M goals for Monday, March 23

Buenos dias, clase…

Happy birthday to Colton on Sunday. Let’s sing together: Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday, dear Colton! Happy birthday to you!

This week you will be writing a paragraph about your independent research topic. There will be something to do each day. Be sure to finish your research and have at least 3 facts before you start writing.

Here are your goals for today, Monday:

– write your research paragraph

  • write your paragraph in your Writing journal; make sure you have a topic sentence, at least three star ideas with details, and a conclusion; you can make a plan in your journal first if that helps to organize your thoughts

– read “The Journey: Stories of Migration”

  • read this story in your reading text book, pages 234-255; you may listen to the story on ThinkCentral or read it from the book
  • to get to ThinkCentral, from Clever, go to the library page, select Rossiter Elementary School, click on the three horizontal bars in the upper left-hand corner, choose Destiny Back Office, then go to ThinkCentral; your user name is hsd6-digit number (remember, no spaces) and password is your 6-digit number

-what is 6 feet?

  • social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak says we should be at least 6 feet from others when we are out of our houses
  • what does 6 feet look and feel like?
  • spend some time measuring 6 feet; if you don’t have a ruler or tape measure at home, use the long edge of your green folder (it is almost 1 foot); what can you find inside or outside that’s 6 feet?
  • use items in your house and set them 6 feet apart; stand 6 feet away from someone or something

-read for pleasure, 15-20 minutes

-go outside and play/take a walk/ride your bike…get some fresh air

-OPTIONAL: listen to Mrs. Murnion read our read-aloud book from class

  • I have recorded Chapter 2 and 3 from “Merci Suarez Changes Gears”
  • to listen, log into Clever, go to Office365, click on the 3×3 array in the upper left-hand corner; choose the Teams app; open 3M 2019-2020 team; choose “Files” along the top of the menu bar; click on Chapter 2 or Chapter 3 and listen to the story
  • I will upload three more chapters by Wednesday

Remember, May-dos each day are Prodigy, Keyboarding Without Tears, or any site linked on our classroom page.

Have a fabulous Monday! I miss all of you so much. Stayed tuned for an opportunity to meet online later this week…more instructions later 🙂 .

Hug, handshake, high five to all!

Love,

Mrs. Murnion

Science/Engineering

This year, we will engage in several units of study, including weather and climate, force and motion, paleontology, and life science. We will end each unit with an engineering project; this helps students to apply the knowledge gained during our science units.

Mathematics

In third grade, our major focus in mathematics is multiplication, division, and fractions. We will also explore quadrilaterals and firm up our addition/subtraction skills with 3-digit numbers. We will engage in daily problem solving, perseverance, attention to accuracy, and explanation of our mathematical thinking.

Writing

Third graders will firm up sentence-writing skills and learn to write paragraphs. We will write narrative, informational, and persuasive pieces. We will write in all curricular areas, including math, science, social studies, and English language arts.

English Language Arts

Third graders move from learning to read to reading to learn. We will read fiction, nonfiction, and poetry texts. We will learn to make text connections, infer, identify main idea and supporting details, and use visualization to comprehend what we read. We will read across all curricular areas.

Social Studies

This year, we will have two main areas of focus: human rights and diversity, and Helena history.