Sunday, November 17, 2019

VINS comes to Tuesdays in the Trees

Hi all-

After visiting the VINS campus, a VINS teacher came to visit again in our outdoor classroom. We learned about how animals use their senses to survive. Here are some photos of students practicing using their sense of touch. It was a chilly, fun day in the trees.

-Mrs. H

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

VINS trip!

Hi all-

Last week we visited the VINS campus. In science, we are learning about how animals have adapted to their environments to help them survive so we did some learning in their new outdoor classroom, participated in some activities on the canopy walk, and got to explore!  We will continue this unit in our classroom but it was really fun to link learning to the animals right outside our window.


Mrs. H

Friday, November 1, 2019

3H Pumpkin Patch

Hi all-

Due to Thursday's cancellation of the field trip, we had a day full of festive activities and learning. Students leaned about the cranium and the jaw then made their own mask of a skull. We watched a movie called "Spookily the Pumpkin" that tells the story of a square shaped pumpkin that is picked on because of it's differences. We created our own unique pumpkins and added them to the 3H pumpkin patch. Here are some photos of our patch of unique pumpkins!

See you all for parent teacher conferences next week!

Mrs. H

Monday, October 28, 2019

Forest Classroom Clean Up!

Dear 3H families-

Another busy week has come and gone! One fun event this last week was cleaning up our forest classroom on Sunday in the rain. It was a blast to watch some of the kiddos get their hands dirty and engage in fall clean up! We look forward to marching out there tomorrow! 

Friday, October 18, 2019

WOW we have been busy!

Hastings' Homestead families-

It has been such a busy last month in 3H! This week we worked diligently on our writing pieces to share at the third grade Writer's Celebration. I am such a proud teacher after watching their perseverance this week and their courage today!

Mrs. H

Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Best Part of Me

Hi all-

This week we read the book "The Best Part of Me" which included poems by students describing their favorite part of themselves. We asked our students to select their favorite part of themselves and give a reason why. Your students selected their brain to help them think, their mouths and noses so they could enjoy a yummy pie, and their hands to hug and love on their siblings. We continue to think and talk about all of the special parts of ourselves, strengths and challenges, that allow us each to contribute something unique to our classroom community. Here are some pictures from this fun activity!

Mrs. H

Monday, September 9, 2019

I PICK a Just Right book for me!

Hi all-

Another busy week has come and gone! On Thursday, our reading lesson was centered around how readers select a "Just Right" book for them. I compared it to selecting the "Just Right" shoe for a specific occasion. We read "Slipper books" when we want to sit back, relax, and not challenge ourselves. We read "Work boot books" when we want a good challenge, want to learn new things and must be prepared for anything. There are many books that are "Too small" and don't fit us anymore, which means they are too easy now. There are also books that feel a little big and don't fit us just YET! 

Your kiddos designed their own "Just Right" fit sneaker to decorate our reading corner. Ask them about the 5 finger rule! If they can put up 0-1 fingers for each word they don't know, that book is too small! If they are putting up 5+ fingers, that book may be too big. 

I am eager to watch these readers grow into bigger shoes and enjoy the "Slipper books". 

Mrs. H