I'm back blogging about "OWL" fantastic classroom. This will be my third year teaching first grade at Wagner Elementary, my 10th year in first grade overall! Stay tuned for updates and pictures of Room 202 - for the year 2017-2018.
It's going to be an OWLstanding year!
In trimesters 1, 2, and 3 there were awards assemblies. On the third trimester, there were four people who received awards.
First, Ryon received an award for Academic Achievement.
Second, Carissa received an award for having Outstanding Citizenship.
Third, Hala received an award for Most Improved in multiplication facts.
Fourth, Wyatt received an award in Excellent Progress.
Congratulations third grade friends!
The Fennec Fox Art was exciting for all the students. Mrs. Dunn thought it would take two days to do the art, but it took one day. It was hard to do the fennec fox art but it was fun. We used water colors for the background. We used black sharpie marker for the plants. We used chalks sfor the fox and learned to do some shading. All the students worked hard for the fennec fox art. Thank you Mrs. Dunn
On Wednesday, May 18th, Mrs. Dunn's spectacular third grade class took a walking trip to the historical house of A. S. Bradford. We walked one mile to the house, and one mile back. When we finally got there, three tour guides were patiently waiting. We got to look at the entire house! (Actually not, most people didn't get to see the basement.) The girls got to hear about what they would do as chores. They ironed clothes with an actual heavy iron! The boys used tools to carry huge ice blocks into cabinets called the ice box. Whose chore was harder? There was a towering old Redwood tree that was mysterious because nobody knows how it got there. It's slowly but surely dying and may people are trying to save it. The first wife of Bradford's three, Fanny, wanted to say they were rich without speaking it. So, she bought an expensive ruby window. In the kitchen, there was glass positively everywhere! Glass plates, glass bowls, glass cups, glass everywhere! It was super fancy! The upstairs had many interesting surprises. We learned if a family died, the girls went into mourning. That meant they had to wear black for a year! There is so much more, but if it was all written down here, it would be longer than Bradford's enormous dictionary on its own stand!
Take your family for a tour to discover more interesting facts about A. S. Bradford, the Father of Placentia!
The two third grade classes went on a field trip to the Tessman Planetarium at Santa Ana College. It was amazing when we saw a picture that looked like stars on the ceiling. It was really a galaxy. We also learned that Pluto's moon had the second largest canyon that we know of. We also learned that Pluto orbits its moon while its moon orbits it. We were able to see two shows. One show let us see a video on the first singing astronaut. After the first show we had a snack and after the second show we ate lunch by the college students. Then we went back to school.
Our class received 3 new IPADS to help with our learning. We also also now have 40 Chrome Books to use in our pod.
One day our class had 12 students on WOW at the end of the day. We also call WOW - RAINBOW! Needless to say, Mrs. Dunn was one happy teacher that day. ;)
The PTA awarded our class with an ice cream party for one of the classes having the most parents that joined PTA. Thanks for supporting PTA moms and dads, we loved the ice cream!
Before the party, Mrs. Dunn gave us a big piece of red paper and we took it home and wrapped it around a shoe box. At school, we decorated the box with Valentine decorations and then our friends delivered their valentines to our mail boxes. At the party, we played a very cool Valentines matching game. If you got two matches you got to clip up, Next, we got our boxes and got to see what we got from our friends in our boxes. There was awesome candy and toys. Then, we did a little math measurement Valentine's game. Last, we got hearts and got a sheet to put all the colors in. We also had a guessing game and, of course, our moms brought in cupcakes and a drink for us.
When Ms. Lawrence did our Valentine door we had a job. Our class would write what they love about 3rd grade. We wrote words like: Chrome Books or P.E. and a lot put Mrs. Dunn. Now it is stuck to the door until next month. Everyone loves it and the colors are bright and happy, just like our class.
Sending our love to Mrs. L. for our cute and beautiful door!