Celebrating Veterans Day, Multiplication Capes & A New Way to Write!

Hello!  I'm so happy that you chose to visit the blog today as I link up with Jan From Laughter and Consistency for Saturday Sum-Up

The Blended Blog for Friday Loves

and Anna Nuttall's Bloggers Link-Up!

Celebrating Veterans!

Last week the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade teachers at my school organized a Veterans Day assembly.  We did the dress rehearsal at the beginning of the week, and the actual assembly was on Friday.  All the kids did an amazing job!  My students all dressed patriotically for the occasion:

The other third grade teachers and I also dressed for the occasion:

From left:  me; Ms. Lindstrom; Ms. Aufiero

Multiplication Superhero Capes

Last year my genius colleague, Ms. Linstrom, thought of implementing these multiplication superhero capes.  Each time students master a set of facts, they get that number to stick on their cape.  This year all three 3rd grade classes have multiplication capes.  So far, we've mastered our zero and one times facts.  The kids LOVE their new capes:

Up the Ladder Writing Program

Last week, our Reading Specialist, Mrs. Seminara, visited to introduce the kids to this new verions of Lucy Calkins' writing program called Up the Ladder:

This is Mrs. Seminara's anchor chart.

In this program, the kids start by sketching their stories.  After sketching, the kids begin writing:

We'll be continuing this writing project next week!

Tomorrow (Monday, November 12th), we have the day off for the observance of Veterans Day.  I'm hoping to finish rearranging the changeover from summer to winter clothes in my closet.

Have a wonderful week, and thank you for checking in!

1 comment

  1. Your team has such stylish patriotic outfits! We have dress down days on Fridays, so for our assembly I wore blue jeans, a white tanktop, and a red sweater! Not that snazzy! I love the multiplication cape idea. I think my students would LOVE that. We've been doing something similar in writing. My students sketch their story across post it notes. I like the idea of having them TOUCH each page and tell the story before they start writing. I'm going to use that tomorrow! Thanks for the idea. Thanks for linking up as well! Enjoy your day off.
    Laughter and Consistency


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