Owning an Attitude of Gratitude
Over the past several days in morning meeting, close of day and writing workshop, students have brainstormed everything they are grateful for in their world. Third graders learned that owning a daily attitude of gratitude increases their overall health. Students practiced expressing gratitude in words, writing and actions. In writing workshop, students have drafted, edited and are preparing to publish Gratitude Books to their families during our Harvest Feast!
This week in reading workshop, scholars learn to compare and contrast Magic Tree House’s historical fiction Thanksgiving on Thursday to it’s nonfiction companion, Pilgrims. Fiction readers practice the thinking job, “What is happening in this story?” as they record notes. Nonfiction readers practice the thinking job, “What is this text trying to teach me?” as they record notes. As scholars compare each book, they consider characters, setting and events in the story. Students establish the characters and recognize that some are the same through the series, some are new to each book while some are fictional and some are historical. Readers learn life lessons by examining how real and fictional characters respond to problems!
Please join us on Monday, December 12th at 10:00 for Third Grade’s Radio Show! Our class has planned to create a radio show with Mrs. Hazel during music class. Students have prepared a gem- complete with music, singing, jokes and more! We hope to see you there!