Monday, December 21, 2009

Once again the Takahashi family surprises me!

On Saturday I received a fun filled package from my friends the Takahashis. They not only sent gifts for me, but for my entire class. Each student was able to choose something after they completed a worksheet. I had to find a fair way to let them choose. They were all salivating over certain items. We recorded a thank you for the Takahashi family, but it's too big to send, so I'm uploading it. We were all dressed for the Colonial Christmas celebration that took place in the afternoon. video

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Field Day

On Thursday June 11, the third grade spent the afternoon playing and competing in our annual field day. We had bocce, sack races, Wiggle car races, bowling, playground games, and a giant balloon stomp to end the day. Although it was overcast, the weather held out and we all had a great time.

Friday, May 29, 2009

The Bee and Bye Bye Butterflies

Today was packed with things to do. We had our class spelling bee to determine who would continue on to our 3rd grade spelling bee next Friday. Pictured are the top three spellers with the others that will join them for the big event next Friday. Everyone did a great job!

Then, we let our painted lady butterflies go free to continue their life cycle.It's supposed to be a nice weekend, so they should do well. The class had a great time watching the larva form their chrysalis and then become beautiful butterflies. Of course four of them emerged on the weekend and the fifth emerged while we enjoyed the butterfly exhibit at the Milwaukee Museum! Thanks to Michael's family for treating us to this experience.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It's Museum Time!



These photos were sent by Jonathan's mom.


Today the third grade headed to the Milwaukee Public Museum to learn new things and review things learned this year. The butterfly exhibit was a hit as always! Nick is waiting in his chrysalis to become a beautiful butterfly!






The butterflies were active today and happy to land.
The guys ham it up in front of the T-Rex.


Eating lunch with our chaperones.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fools


See what happens when you slip out of the room for a minute? The entire class gets bug eyed!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Shrine Circus

Today was our annual 3rd grade trip to the Shrine Circus. It was loud, colorful, and a lot of fun!I'm posting some pictures and video from the beginning to the end for those students who weren't able to make it. The unfortunate part of the circus in February is that we often have several people out sick! One teacher wasn't able to make the trip this year. Enjoy the show!After the ringmaster started the show, we enjoyed the tiger act. Then we saw a high wire act. They were really amazing!
videoThe next act was a dog act. The dogs were so excited to perform. video video video

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Folk Dancing Program

Our third grade learns several different folk dances in third grade. Last night they showed us all of their hard work. I've posted a couple of photos, and a short video. I take the video with my camera, so It's not the best. The video is of the Viginia Reel. That is the dance they learn to do at the Colonial Christmas. Unfortunately, snow canceled that party, so this was the first time anyone saw it. video