Mrs. Elliott’s All-Star News firstname.lastname@example.org 847.540.5357 The All-Stars Ways to Praise: 1. You tried really hard on that. 2. You are not afraid of challenges. 3. You have such a positive attitude. 4. You have really improved. 5. What a creative solution to that! 6. You work well with others. 7. You are a great friend. 8. That was really responsible. 9. It was brave of you to… 10.I appreciate your help. In S.S. we began our simulation unit on government and communities. The students are so excited to begin our lessons each day. Now that the class knows the roles that government plays in our community and the responsibilities that working people have, they can successfully be a member of the Elliottville community. In the community the students: *Have a new identity, including a family *Have a job *Choose a home/neighborhood that is a good fit for their new lifestyle *Advertise their job to the other community members for the job fair *Budget their pay check, including taxes *Vote for community leaders and run for office *Give speeches *Create a plan to help with a community need In math the students have learned a few tricks of the 9 multiplication facts to help them recite the facts quicker. They are also applying their understanding of multiplication and division to multi-step word problems. During Reading Workshop, the students rotated between all the 3rd grade classrooms to learn more about figurative language. Each teacher in 3rd grade introduced a type of figurative language to the class and they participated in an activity to help clarify the meaning. The 4 types of figurative language we Book Talk focused on were: metaphors, similes, personification, and idioms. Report Cards go home March 11th. Book Talk is March 24th. No School March 25th -April 1st (Spring Break) Congrats to all the All-Stars in the Variety Show!