Friday, December 5, 2014

Stone Soup

The kids did a great job at their third grade musical, Stone Soup.  I was so proud of them!  I loved getting to see and visit with many of you last night!  I know the quality isn't great, but I hope you enjoy the video.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Royals Field Trip

We had a great tour of Kauffman Stadium today. We also had fun in the classes. Thanks to Mr. Lopez and Mr. Martin for chaperoning!  

Friday, November 7, 2014

Tay's zoo project

Here is an example of the Zoo Project students made.  This is Tay's ThingLink.  She researched Dolphins.

Zoo Project

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fall Party

We enjoyed our Fall party!  Thanks to all the parents who donated supplies and attended the party!  

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Global Cardboard Challenge 2014

What a busy, fun day we had on Friday creating SOMETHING out of NOTHING. The kids created some really neat things: robots, doll houses, games, etc. If your child's project was too big to take home, please pick it up by Wednesday or it will be recycled. If you are on Twitter, you can search #TRGCC14 to see more pictures. Tiffany Ridge was also featured in The KC Star on Saturday. Proud to be a Timberwolf!

Friday, October 3, 2014

What a Friday!

What a busy, fun Friday we had!  I got silly stringed by Johnny. He traded in 80 pack points. 

Then I had lunch with Emery, Kayleigh, and Eleonora. Emery traded in 70 pack points.

Lucky for me, Mrs. Clark, Jenna's mom, brought me lunch from the "real world". Chipotle, my favorite. 

Then we had a class meeting and discussed "blurting out". This book is a perfect lesson for that topic. 

Finally, we had our compliment reward which was an Electronics Party!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Book Talk

Check out Jason's Book Talk about Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog.  This will be shown at Monday's school wide assembly.

Communities Project with Voicethread

Check out Alejandro's research about Scottsdale, Arizona.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Twitter, Royals, and one HOT pitcher!

never thought I'd say this, but I am really enjoying using Twitter in the classroom!  It's a fast, easy way for me to show you what we are doing in class. The kids have started taking more of the pictures for me. Now I just need more parents to follow us on Twitter!  @tr_scott_205 

I post many of the pictures on Instagram too. If you are more comfortable with Instagram, you can follow us @tr_scott_205

Today we dressed in Royal Blue to support our KC Royals!

And tonight I had the chance to see Kayleigh play softball!  It was her first time pitching and she did awesome!  She struck 2 players out in one inning! I was so proud of her!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Rounding to nearest 10 and 100

This week in math we have been learning to round to the nearest 10 and 100.  We watched this YouTube video,  The kids had fun singing along!  Give your child a few random 2 and 3-digit numbers and see if they can round them for you! (ex: 34 rounds to 30, 257 rounds to 300)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Social Media

I made our class an Instagram account. Follow us @tr_scott_205

This is the same username as our Twitter account.  
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Properties of Addition

We listened to this catchy song today.  Ask your child if he/she can name and give examples of the three properties of addition.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Germination experiment

We are using the scientific method to find out which seeds will germinate fastest. Will it be the corn, sunflower, radish, or pinto bean?  Do you have a hypothesis?  Stay tuned for the results. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Google Classroom

Last week we got enrolled in Google Classroom. Today we began writing personal narratives using the app. It's actually really neat because I can monitor their work at any time. We also worked on Google Presentations about Plant Parts.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Super observant scientists

We have been learning about plant parts and their functions. Today we took a closer look at some leaves and stems. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Full Swing Ahead

We have had a wonderful start to the school year.  This group of kids is so sweet!  It has honestly been one of my best starts to a school year in 18 years.  The manners and kindness that I have noticed them displaying to one another and myself is amazing.  It makes me even more excited for the upcoming year I have with them!

This week we have gotten into a routine for our Reader’s and Writer’s workshop, Math, and Social Studies.  We decorated our Writer’s notebooks.  We also discussed how to choose “just right” books, and the importance of a “balanced reading diet”.  We are discussing fiction versus non-fiction and how different genres of books fit into those categories.

I have also had a chance to read individually with each of your kids so I could get some baseline data on their reading levels and fluency.  I love when I get a chance to have one-on-one time with each student! 

We have been working on in the mornings as part of our morning routine.  This is timed basic facts website that allows kids work on their fact fluency.  It only takes about 5 minutes, and provides them with extra practice.  They can access this from home as well.

You may have been hearing your child singing or humming the Missouri song.  One of our learning goals is to name the border states of Missouri.  It’s a short, fun unit.

If you signed up to volunteer, please be patient with me while I work on figuring out a volunteer schedule.

A few reminders:

·         Please sign and return the Student Discipline Contract if you haven’t already.

·         Students brought home their first reading log this week.  It will be due on Monday of each week.  Please have them keep track of the books they are reading outside of school and the minutes they spent reading.  Remember, the goal for third grade is 100 minutes, or 20 minutes a night.

·         If you have not had a chance to complete the student information form online, please do so.  Tiffany Ridge is using this online form to get transportation, early release, health, and updated emergency contact information for EVERY STUDENT.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Writers' Notebooks

Today we decorated our Writer's notebooks.  The kids are ready to write some super stories this year! I love the way they personalized them and put thought into the layouts!  Look at those sweet smiles.  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

First Day of Third Grade

Hi 3rd Grade Parents!
We had a great first day of third grade!  We enjoyed making new friends and getting to know our classmates today.  We did an M&M activity in partners.  We played People Bingo and were able to get some of our energy out.  And to get to know Mrs. Scott, we played “The Answer to the Question”. We organized our desks and supplies.  We went over PACK expectations in some of the areas of the school.  We came up with PACK expectations for our classroom.  We also started brainstorming some reward activities to spend our PACK points on.  Whew!  Today just flew by!  I’m looking forward to a fantastic year!

Enjoy this quick video of the kids on their first day.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Parent Orientation Presentation

Parent Orientation Presentation

The link above is the presentation from last night's Parent Orientation.
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Welcome to Third Grade!

Thanks to all the parents who attended Parent Orientation this evening! I'm looking forward to a fantastic school year with your kids! If you were unable to attend, your folder of information will be on your child's desk at Back to School Night on Monday from 5-7 pm.  I hope everyone will plan to stop by and say hi, let your kids unpack their school supplies and explore their new classroom!

Below is the link to complete the online student information if you didn't get a chance to do that this evening:

Remember, this form needs to be completed for EACH CHILD in your family that attends Tiffany Ridge. Thank you!


Thursday, May 29, 2014

How Do You Want to be Remembered?

I heard about this class meeting idea and thought it was a great idea for our end of the year class meeting.  One morning I had the words "How do you want to be remembered on the board?" with nothing else.  While the kids were at specials, I added all of the negative words.  Boy, were they surprised and perplexed when they returned.  I left them on the board for a day and a half before we had our meeting.  We talked about how we want to be remembered by our classmates and others throughout our lives.  Then we replaced all of the negative words with positive words.  Because that's how WE WANT TO BE REMEMBERED!