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Room 9 enjoyed a fun Valentine's Day Party on Thursday!  The students decorated bags for their valentines, decorated tasty cookies, and delivered valentines to all of their classmates.  Thank you to everyone who contributed supplies and to the moms who helped at the party.  It was a perfect ending to a wonderful day!
What an amazing job the students did today at the Wax Museum!  I am so proud of all of their hard work.  It takes a lot of courage to say a speech in front of an audience, and the students handled the challenge so well!  Thank you for all of the support you gave your child throughout this unit.  The students worked hard and learned valuable skills!
On Monday, we spent the afternoon making heart art!  The students practiced the painting technique of double loading the paintbrush for this project.  Every section of the art is painted with two colors at the same time!
This week, we practiced our research and informational writing skills.  During centers, the students used books and Internet resources to find important facts about Martin Luther King, Jr. Today, the class worked together to write a five-paragraph essay using the facts they gathered earlier in the week.  Next week, the students will start writing their informational essays about the famous people they have selected!
The Third Grade Velveteen Rabbit Tea was absolutely delightful!  The decorations were beautiful, and the food was delicious.  The students had a wonderful time and made many happy memories.  Thank you to everyone who helped make this event such a success.  Happy holidays!
Today, we had fun with our study buddies!  Mrs. Roll organized a STEM challenge for the students.  They were tasked with building a tower of peppermint candies using only scissors, tape, a piece of paper, and pipe cleaners.  Each group was given 25 candies to stack.  It was fun to see all of the creativity!
We had a great time creating grammar videos on Thursday!  Using Adobe Spark, each group created videos with pictures, text, and narration to help the class review for our grammar test coming up next Thursday.  We will watch all of the videos in class on Monday!
Dear Room 9 Families,
 
Thank you so much for all of my wonderful birthday treats, I felt so celebrated! From the beautiful flowers, yummy bundt cake, delicious tea, coffee and lunch, I felt quite spoiled. Not to mention the fabulous basket full of gifts from the class and I can't wait to take my family to Coconut Crab! Thank you very much, it all was truly appreciated. I hope each of you has a wonderful Thanksgiving and amazing break. We are so lucky to have such an awesome class!
 
We had a wonderful time at our in-school field trip with the naturalists on Friday!  The students were able to crack and grind acorns, make rope using yucca plants, try to start a fire with a wooden spindle, and grind sandstone rocks to make bowls.  This is such a fun, hands-on day for the students and a perfect addition to our Chumash unit!  We hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.  We will see you in December!
We may have had to wait a day, but our Halloween celebration was a blast!  It was such fun to see the students dressed in their costumes, and the party was filled with food and fun.  The mummy game was a perfect ending to a great party!  Thank you to everyone who brought in food and to all of the parents who joined in the fun and cooked up a tasty breakfast for the students!  
Apex has arrived!  The students had a blast at the kickoff assembly today.  Tonight, our challenge is to have every student login to the Apex website.  We're looking forward to exciting days as we prepare for the Fun Run on the 7th!
We met our Study Buddies!  Our third graders get to have a kindergarten buddy from Mrs. Roll's class this year.  Throughout the year, we will get together to read books, work on projects together, and enjoy spending time getting to know each other!
We had a wonderful time at the Chumash Museum!  We learned about the natural resources used by the Chumash, made necklaces out of abalone shells, played some Chumash games, and got to go inside an ap!  Thank you to all of the parent drivers!