Thursday, August 25, 2011

Making Change

Today we started learning about change in math.  Several of the students didn't understand the concept.  Please work with your child on change from a dollar and five dollars.  A great way to do this is let them pretend to be the cashier and give change back from some amount.  Make it a game.  Thanks for you help.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Look at what we have been doing

Follow the link to see what Ms. Cade's and Mrs. Davis' third grade classes have been up to.  We know the continents and oceans by song.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

First Week of Third Grade

The first week of third grade is over.  We have worked hard on procedures in and around the school.  We have learned the 7 continents and 5 oceans.  We worked on place value.  We started Daily 5 with Read to Self and Word Work.  Draft books, math journals, and poetry journals were handed out.  A very busy week for everyone.  Can't wait for the next.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tomorrow School Begins

How excited am I to start a new year.  I loved meeting everyone on Wednesday.  There were lots of familar faces and some new ones as well.  I am looking forward to getting to know everyone.  We will be working hard this coming year to learn as much as we can!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


I am heading to inservice with Rick Duvall today. Hopefully I can add some great math books to my want list. You can always use another book!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

My Favorite Beginning of the Year Books

Each year I try to start with First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg.

I love this book because I can remember what it is like to start a new year with new people in the class. Not sure if you will have a friend in there with you. The kids love that even teachers feel nervous about the first day. As a follow up activity, my class makes a First Day Jitters book. They write about what they were nervous about or what their first day was like. We compile these and add their pictures to the book. They continue to read this book throughout the year.

Friday, July 8, 2011


Well, half of our summer break is over. Can you believe that in less that 3 weeks I will be back at school working to get things ready. There have been some big changes for me this year. I am moving up to third grade for the 2011-2012 school year. I have already been working on getting ready. Studying and reading lots of information to make sure I am prepared. Good news is that I will get to see all my kiddos more often. Hope you are having an awesome summer!

Ms. Cade

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

We had a chance today to watch this amazing live video stream. What an exciting way to watch a symbol of our country!!

Today we will read all about Norman. He makes an awful mistake and causes everybody to get upset. Have you ever caused someone to be upset? Kara has made her sister upset by aggravating her. Tatum picks on her brother and he gets mad. Daniel's brother gets mad at him because he spits in his cereal. Montana picks on her cousin. He always gets upset because she tries to step on his toes. Kaitlyn makes her cousin mad because she picks on her cousin's boyfriend.

Monday, March 28, 2011

What do good friends and neighbors do? Tatum tells us that they go to each others birthday parties. Kaitlyn says they help each other. Landon says they can help push the buggy if they have alot of stuff. Kara says neighbors can make you brownies. Daniel says they can give you gifts. Nikki says they don't scream and fuss at you.

Friday, March 25, 2011

This week we read about becoming responsible pet owners. What are some other ways to be a responsible family member? Keylynn says you need to listen to your parents. Daniel tells us to do what our parents ask. Montana can be responsible be feeding your pet and giving it lots of love. Nikki says that being polite is also important. Kaitlyn says that when it is snowing you need to make sure you bring your pet in for a hot shower and warm bed. Tatum says that when you are a parent you have to wash dishes, clean house, pick up all the trash, and take your children to school. Miranda says that you need to do your chores when you are suppose to.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

We are reading a story about a boy named Sam. He is teaching his dog, Dodger, to be good. How do we learn right from wrong? Kara says, "Your teacher tries to teach you to be good. If you don't say anything not nice, then you are good." Kaitlyn says, "You need to obey your mother and father." Tatum tells us that everyone teaches us around the world. Landon says, "You listen to your mother and father. Like if its something very important then you need to listen to them."

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Today we will read about a little boy. Movers come and pack all his toys. He is afraid he won’t enjoy his new home. Have you ever been afraid of a change? Miranda was afraid when she moved out of her papaw's house. She thought that she was moving to Florida. Daniel was afraid to move because he didn't want to sleep with his brother. Kara was afraid to change from pre-school to kindergarten. She liked her pre-school. Tatum was afraid when she moved from the apartment. There she had ducks, swimming pool and a park. Allen is afraid now because he will be changing houses soon. Ian is afraid to move schools because he will miss his friends. Montana was afraid of getting a dog because it was a lot of work. Landon is afraid of moving if he has to.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Since we are out for weather again, I want to inform everyone that we will have the reading and spelling test whatever day we return. We are getting behind in the lessons. The class covered the story and topics for the past three days, so they should be able to master the skills for this week.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Today we will read about an old, warm quilt. The quilt changes over time. Have you ever owned something for a long time? Tatum has an old baby blanket. She has owned it when she was a baby. Her brother sleeps with it now. Landon owns a whole box full of baby stuff. Montana has a giant bunny. She got it when she was one. Nikki has a 100 annivesary bear. She got it when she was in the hospital. Kaitlyn has a candle bear that she got when she was small. Daniel has a cat he got when he was three.