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Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

I’m so glad you’re here!

Hello new 3rd graders! I hope you had a wonderful summer and are ready for a great school year together! Say hello to friends old and new in the comments section below. Tell us a little about yourself. Here are some ideas to get you started: Tell about your favorite things Talk about a special […]

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Welcome to 3rd Grade!

Welcome 3rd Graders! I am so excited to have you as part of our 3A community! It will be a great year of learning and growing together. Let’s get to know one another. Share in the comments one of your favorite summer memories! I can’t wait to meet you soon! ūüôā Mrs. A

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Hour of Code

Students participated in Hour of Code today! The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. We¬†learned what it takes to be a computer scientist as we demystified code and practiced computational thinking. For more information on the¬†Hour of Code and how you can use this at […]

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

The Grove

Students visited The Grove today where they¬†experienced life as a Native American. We explored a longhouse, learned some unique cultural games and crafts, and learned about the general way of life for Native Americans. After our trip today, what was your favorite part? What did you learn? How would you feel if you had lived […]

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Lima Bean Discovery

In Science this past week, 3rd graders were introduced to our unit on plants with an up-close look at lima beans. Students were asked to predict, observe, and record their findings during a 2-day experiment. On day 1, we observed the characteristics of a dry lima bean. Students then made predictions as to what might […]

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

As we get ready to kick off Reading and Writing Workshop this week, take some time at home with your families to watch this film, “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.” As you watch, take notice of how Mr. Lessmore’s journey makes you feel. Blog your thoughts and wonderings in the comments section […]

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

The Adventure Awaits

Welcome 3A Students and Families, The new school year is officially upon us and what a fantastic first day we had! I am so excited to have 23 eager and bright third graders to have in class this year. I can already tell this is going to be a special group of learners. My summer […]

Thursday, April 16th, 2015


3A third graders are exploring congruency in shapes.¬†They have been exploring the different moves that a shape can make (slide, flip, turn). Watch and learn from¬†two of our classroom experts!  

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Chicago Historical Reports

To wrap up our Chicago Unit, third graders took on the role as historical reporters. They traveled back in time to document their knowledge of the major events in Chicago’s history. Click on the links below to explore each unit of study as told by our third graders themselves! Chicago Fairs Fort Dearborn Famous Chicago […]

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Experimenting with Weathering

Yesterday in Science, third graders created sugar cube tombstones to experiment with the effects of weathering. They simulated “rain” with colored water, observing how the water changed the surface and structure of their tombstones. We saw some neat results! The rain caused the sugar cubes to dissolve (not melt!), as the tombstone absorbed the water. […]