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Last day of 3rd grade

Today was our last day in 3rd grade!  We had a great (short) day filled with fun.  Also, all my students past & present surprised me with some very sweet sentiments. Really feeling the love. Thank you so much to … Continue reading

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We Talked to an Author! (…and she played music for us)

We enjoyed our final Skypportunity of the year, by chatting with Sheela Chari, author of the mystery – Vanished. Students got first hand answers for their questions and sought advice for budding writers.  Here’s a look at the Google Doc we … Continue reading

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Video Games & Saxophones!

We had a Skypportunity with Daniel, from England.  He’s a computer game designer & coder -AND- a professional saxophonist! We asked him questions about video game making, coding, and his experiences.  Here’s a portion of our Google doc with some … Continue reading

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Vanished!

We are reading the book  Vanished, by Sheela Chari It is a mystery featuring a girl whose instrument suddenly disappears.  The search for her missing veena takes her all kinds of unexpected places, and winds up halfway around the world! … Continue reading

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Art & Talent Show – May 10th!

  The Martin J. Gottlieb Art & Talent  show is Tuesday, May 10th, from 5:30 – 7:30pm Please Come enjoy the creative work of our talented students.

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Multiply… and then divide!

Here it is… The premiere of our 3rd grade music video parody!   A few of the things we learned/ worked on with this project: Working together as a team (cooperation, not competition was the name of the game for … Continue reading

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Who Should be President?

Today, we explored what qualities make a good leader together: Then we brainstormed (individually in our journals) fictional characters from either books or TV/film who possess a lot of these qualities.  (Eventually these will make up our two parties:  Page … Continue reading

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Got a Problem? Draw a Picture!

All year we’ve been working on model drawing to solve math problems.  Check out this one, & see what information you can gather: Can you come up with a question we answered using this model?  (Please comment & post your … Continue reading

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Field Trip to Idaho, Wyoming, & Montana!!!

(Keep reading to the end to see our awesome video.) We talked live to a Park Ranger at Yellowstone National Park yesterday.  Greg taught us about the land, the wildlife (coyotes, wolves, elk, bison,…etc), geysers, and more – as we … Continue reading

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She Came All The Way From…

  Israel!!! That’s right – Just before Winter Break, we had a visitor from all the way across the Atlantic Ocean & the Mediterranean Sea! Morah Talia teaches 3rd grade in Hadera, Israel.  She visited during Hanukkah.  She shared with … Continue reading

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