Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thank You!!!!!!

Today the third grade students received hats, scarves, and mittens that were knitted by several special women. These women spent many hours making these wonderful gifts for my students. We took a picture to show how excited we are to receive our new accessories.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Job Applications

Today the students applied for new jobs. They worked hard to write about their best qualities and why they would be the best person for the job. The students were able to apply for one of Santa's elves, Rudolph, or Santa. Below are the pictures and applications the students created.




Monday, December 3, 2012

Snowmen at Christmas

Today in class we read Snowmen at Christmas. It is a story about what snowmen do at night while everyone is sleeping. After reading, the students wrote their own stories about what their snowmen would do during the night. Then the students made a snowman glyph that displays their likes/dislikes about snow and winter weather. (Their stories are underneath the snowman's stomach.)

Aaron's Hair

We have been studying cause and effect in reading. We read Aaron's Hair and picked out all of the cause and effects that were in the story. Each student put a comb in Aaron's hair for each cause and effect.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Solar System

In science we have been studying the solar system. We decided to create the solar system to scale in order for us to see the distances between each planet. Our scale was 1 inch = 1 million miles.

The Sun is the center of our solar system.

 It is 43.4 million miles away from the Sun.

It is 67.7 million miles away from the Sun.

Earth and it's moon
It is 94.5 million miles away from the Sun.

It is 154.8 million miles away from the Sun.

It is 507.0 million miles away from the Sun.

It is 936.0 million miles away from the Sun.

It is 1,867.0 million miles away from the Sun.

It is 2,818.0 million miles away from the Sun.

It is 4,586.0 million miles away from the Sun.

Can you see the Sun? Our Sun is standing on the sidewalk next to the school.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

We are thankful for....

Earlier this week the students colored turkeys and wrote about the things that they were thankful for.

Flat Tyler

Flat Tyler sent a package to Tyler earlier this week which contained a lot of goodies. Flat Tyler was sent to Texas and is having so much fun that he did not want to return with his package.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Our Door

Our classroom door is always changing. For the upcoming winter months, our door has transformed into a penguin .

Flat Ari

Flat Ari visited Georgia. She returned from Georgia with a lot of pictures of her adventures as well as Coke for all of the students in Ari's class.

November 9, 2012

Dear Mrs. Ussery,
Thanks for sending Flat Ari to visit with us.  Here is a few things we did while she was here visiting for the past month.
10/6/12 Flat Ari arrived in Powder Springs, Ga. (suburb of Atlanta near Six Flags theme park)
10/8/12 Flat Ari joined me at work (Mag Mutual Insurance Company) to help with filing, and with our annual United Way Campaign fundraiser in the Atlanta, Ga. Buckhead area. 
10/10/12 Flat Ari helped me celebrate my birthday at work and also once I got home.  She picked out some great cupcakes (Jilly’s Cupcakery in Roswell, Ga.) and joined us for dinner at Applebee’s. 
10/25/12 Flat Ari joined me at our Weight Watchers at work program.  Our Weight Watchers leader welcomed our guest to the meeting. 
10/25/12 Flat Ari went to the hair salon and got her hair done. 
10/27/12 Flat Ari went to early vote in Cobb County, Ga. (suburb of Atlanta) which took 3 hours and 30 minutes before we finally cast our ballot on a cold Saturday morning. 
10/28/12 Flat Ari went to a polo match at Chukkar Farms Polo Club in Alpharetta, Ga.  This was a fundraiser for Tomorrow’s Luminaries Foundation.  This foundation works with underserved students to provide and extraordinary opportunities in literacy and leadership.  This was our first time attending a polo match and a hat fashion show.
10/31/2012 Flat Ari was a tremendous help with Halloween decorations, costumes, and giving candy out to the kids from Sheltering Arms center.  We had an employee meeting where we were judged by our costumes and themes.  The Accounting department reenacted the “2012 Olympics.”

As you can see, we took lots of pictures for you to share with your class.  We are sad that Flat Ari has to go back to Hendersonville, TN.  We truly enjoyed her being here with us, and hope Ari will come back and visit soon!!
P.S.  The Accounting department won first place for our “2012 Olympics Theme”.  We will be having a pizza party in 2014 for our victory.  Please send Ari back for pizza.

Warm Regards,
Pamela & Kevin (Proud Godparents)