Thursday, February 25, 2016

Five for Friday

I'm here linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday! It's been a great week in 3rd grade and here's some of our highlights.

Mrs. Frizzle here! This month is reading month at my school and I loved dressing up for book character day! 

Our class pet, Stubs, helped complete the look!

EOGs are quickly approaching, so we've been practicing word problem strategies in my room. We have been using RUCAS to approach problems. The kids love it!

Read the problem
Underline the question 
Circle the numbers
Action plan

Here's some student samples. Super proud teacher here! 

While spiral reviewing and working on word problems, we've also been going back over elapsed time. I just ordered these nifty clocks and I'm loving the number line underneath, and the fact that their dry erase! The number line also has it split into fourths, for 15 minutes at each line. This was a great class discussion since we just finished our fractions unit.

We can't forget our quick mental math talks! With so much going on I neglected our number talks the past week, so yesterday we talked about friendly numbers and decomposing to make friendly numbers. What's pretty cool is that students could say an answer within seconds, but this is what they explained happened in their brain!

Last but not least, our little farm has been doing well! We're looking to build a barn for the goats and chickens, so I hit up my Facebook friends to see who's interested in soap and eggs! I'll be mailing some soap this weekend. I can't wait to share it and put our barn plans into motion :)

I hope everyone has a great weekend and relaxes. Spring break is on the horizon!

Rock on,



  1. I have always wanted to dress up like Mrs. Frizzle!! You're costume looks awesome!!

    Teaching Voracious Learners

    1. Thank you! I loved channeling my inner Mrs. Frizzle :)