News! (12/1-12/5)


This week we started a subtraction unit.  We learned subtraction is not as easy as addition and that it’s going to be a challenge for all of us.  This week we also did subtraction riddles.  It was a challenge for all of us but it was fun!  For an example, one of them was, ‘The distance between 100 and me is 28.  What number can I be?’


The difference between the two numbers is 56.

Equations: 128 – 56 = 72      72 + 56 = 128

Every Friday, when we have math instead of just the usual stuff we have Fun Fact Friday (FFF) too!  In Fun Fact Friday everybody plays a math game with their math partner.  The games we played this week are: Go Collecting, Close to 100, and Collections Match!  TGIF!  (Thank Goodness It’s Friday!)

By: Sadie, Marney, Logan, David, and Savannah


We wrapped up our persuasive writing!  We started petition writing.  We are excited to share our persuasive writing with our parents on Monday.  (Our Persuasive Writing Celebration will be from 1:45 – 2:30pm on Monday, December 8)

Writing Rules!!!

By: Sean McGahren, Connor Peck, Matthew Aronsohn, and Alex Chadwick


In reading this week we did a paper and it told us to write the main idea down and then one cool fact about it.  It also asked us to ask ourselves a question, then we had to answer it.  We also did main ideas going along with supporting details.

By: Kai Sparks, Victoria S., Kate Brown, Charly Nemec, and Thomas Whidden

Fun Things We Did

Fiction Friday

On Fiction Friday we can read fiction or nonfiction and sit wherever we want.  We had a lot of fun this Friday!

Half Days

We had half days for all the days of the week except Monday.

Fun Fact Friday!

For fun fact Friday we will play games for half of math!  One fast mini-lesson and the rest of math is fun math games!        Hip-Hip-Horay!

By: Brynn, Leyton, Brian, Will, and Ella

Weekly News (11/17-11/26)

As a class we’ve decided to write and post weekly updates.  The students will be working in groups to write about what they’ve learned during the week.  Each week groups will take turns typing and posting the updates to the class blog.

This activity helps the students reflect on what they’ve learned, work together, and practice important writing.


In writing this week, we have been doing persuasive writing. This week we are focusing on editing and publishing, our pieces.Our goal next week is to finish our pieces by Wednesday ,for the conferences.We are also sharing our pieces with the class,and they are giving us 3 questions or compliments and advice.We hope to accomplish our goal.

By Kai Sparks, Thomas Whidden, Victoria Stockdale, Kate Brown, Chariy Nemec.


We had double fun fact Friday!We compared numbers. We rounded numbers like pros.We practiced  addition,subtraction and place value.MATH ROCKS!!!!!

By Will Warnock, Alex Chadwick, Sean McGahren, Matthew Aronsohn, and Connor Peck


Ms. Humphrey’s class has started the nonfiction unit.  We have began to look at text features.  We have been looking at pop-out sentence, blurbs, main ideas, box and bullets.  Box and bullets are when you write the main idea in the box at the top of your page and then you write at least 3 supporting details.  Then you get to share it with the whole class!

By Leyton, Brian, Brynn, Will D., and Ella

Fun Things

The power outage…It was the end of Spanish.  The lights started flicking on and off most of us panics. Senora Guillen said, “everybody sit down.”

The new carpet…It was the middle of word study.  Then then janitor came in and said, “your carpet is here!”  And then everybody went wild!

By Logan, Savannah, Marney, David, and Sadie

Bronx Zoo Field Trip

Tomorrow all of the third grade classes will going to the Bronx Zoo!

Students should…

  • bring lunch in a disposable bag (Gallon size Ziplock bags work great for holding lunch!)
  • wear sneakers or comfortable shoes
  • dress appropriately for the weather
  • leave electronics at home
  • arrive on time for school – buses will be leaving at 9:05