Author Archives: Lisa Ross

Funny Money and Fraction Action!

If you need convincing that math is everywhere, our fourth quarter math will do the trick!  We began learning about money a few weeks ago.  Students worked together using Publix flyers.  They had to create a meal plan for a … Continue reading

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Hats off to hands on!

Hello!  Third graders have had so many opportunities to learn in meaningful, age appropriate ways.  They’re having a great time diving into the content.  Words their way has been very enjoyable and students love sorting the words, learning new vocabulary, … Continue reading

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Persuasive Writing

“Speech has power. Words do not fade. What starts out as a sound, ends in a deed.” -Abraham Joshua Herschel We are certainly living in a time when we see the power of words. The ability to share them quickly … Continue reading

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SPECIAL evening on February 13!

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A picture is worth a thousand words!

         

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Jaguars in Jacksonville and beyond

Go Jaguars!  I haven’t watched football with any enthusiasm, well, ever.  This past Sunday I was glued to my couch though, as the Jags played the Steelers.  My sister lives in Pittsburgh, so there was a little friendly rivalry.  In … Continue reading

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And that’s a fact!

What’s new in third grade general studies?  So so much!  Students are learning to multiply and regroup, about the branches and levels of government, and how to read and write non-fiction.  I could write pages and pages about everything we … Continue reading

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Tornado in science lab causes NO damage!

Did you hear the news about several tornadoes that were seen in The Martin J. Gottlieb School science lab?  Fortunately no one was hurt and there was no damage.  Our fearless teacher, Mrs. Jaffa, taught students how to create their … Continue reading

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4 out of 3 people struggle with math :)

“Pure mathematics is, in it’s way, the poetry of logical ideas.”  Albert Einstein I’m learning to love math, but it has taken me a long time.  I haven’t always had a happy relationship with numbers, and struggled with math in … Continue reading

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Maps!

When I was a little girl I thought that North was always straight ahead of me. If I turned, then North was still straight ahead. Your third graders won’t have that misconception! We have been learning all about maps lately, … Continue reading

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