We have been sharing memories and recalling all of the fun we’ve had together this year. I introduced the word bittersweet as meaning feeling both happy and sad. Some of us are a little anxious about third grade, so we began to brainstorm all the new and exciting changes that are ahead of us next year.
In Third Grade We Will:
-play on a different playground with a field!
-have soup and flavored drinks at lunch.
-use hardback books for all our subjects.
-have a choice of rolling backpacks.
-get” real” grades- A, B, C, but hopefully not F.
-have a classroom upstairs with all the other “big” kids.
-have bigger desks and chairs.
-make new friends.
-switch rooms for more of our classes.
We finished our math book, so I have been teaching mini-lessons to introduce a variety of concepts. Today we had a lesson on capacity. We learned that two cups equal a pint, two pints equal a quart, and four quarts equal a gallon. We discovered that quarts is similar to quarters and just like there are four quarts in a gallon, there are four quarters in a dollar and an hour.
Max made a great observation. The words gallon, quart, pint, and cup are in order by the number of letters found in each and by their capacity size.