Mrs. Debbi Blue - 3rd Grade


Mrs. Debbi Blue - 3rd Grade


Mrs. Debbi Blue - 3rd Grade


Mrs. Debbi Blue - 3rd Grade


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Mrs. Blue: Room 3-E

Third Grade Deluxe

Where life is an enjoyable educational adventure!

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Thanks to Mr. Dave, Mr. Dave, and Mr. Johnny for fixing our desks! 

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Mark your calendars!

Gridley Field Trip: October 3, 2017

All are welcome so be sure your paperwork is up-to-date!

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Teeth Pulled this year: 0

Teeth pulled last year: 93

Record number of teeth pulled in one year: 125

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Parents, try a new way of saying, "How was your day?"

 

What did you do in school today, dear?

I sharpened my pencil and practiced my cursive.

Then I sharpened my pencil and worked on the Iowa Tests.

Then we had a treat and took an official bathroom break.

After that I sharpened my pencil to correct my Simple Solutions.

YAY! Recess and lunch.

After lunch we did the vocab crossword in our Religion book. I needed a sharp pencil.

Then we went to SPANISH! I didn’t take my pencil so the teacher gave me a crayon.

After Spanish we had another official bathroom break and then got ready for ROCKET MATH.

That pencil was dull again so I stood in line with the rest of the kids.

My teacher says that the pencil sharpener drives her crazy!

I say, quit giving us work to do that needs a sharp pencil!

THANKS TO KAMPBELL'S FAMILY FOR A NEW PENCIL SHARPENER!

 

 

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Last update: 8-4--17

 

 

 Religion : Pray

 

 

 

 

READING: Non-fiction Text Features

Time For Kids magazine

We will be studying non-fiction throughout the year with the help of this periodical.

  

 

  SPELLING: Unit 1

Words written 4x"s each

Parents correct and sign pre-test

Workbook pages completed

Post-test w/ dictated sentences

 

  

LANGUAGE ARTS:

Simple Solutions: one lesson DUE every Mon-Thu

Test every Friday

 

  

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SOCIAL STUDIES: Communities: Urban, Suburban, Rural

How does a rural community provide for its citizens?

What are goods and what are services?

How does agriculture fit into the economy of McLean County?

 

 

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SCIENCE: 

 

 

  AWESOME SITE FOR SCIENCE FUN & GAMES AND TEST PREP

  http://www.macmillanmh.com/science/2008/student/na/grade3/index.html 

 

 

 

MATH:

 

 

Play games on the computer that will help you practice your facts!

 

 

ROCKET MATH STRATEGIES AND WORKSHEETS

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  • EXTRA: AWESOME SITE FOR READING FUN & GAMES AND TEST PREP! 
  • Use the link below to practice vocabulary and sometimes the test questions.
  • Look for the game Rags to Riches

 http://www.scottsboro.org/~flewis/SF%20Reading%20Street/Third%20Grade%20Reading%20Online%20Games.ht

 

Thanks for inviting St. Francis and Brother Rufus into your home.

They are easy to care for.

  • Fresh food and water once a day.
  • Avoid drafts from windows or vents.
  • Cover them at night or when they are noisy.
  • Before transporting the birds/cage, empty the water to prevent spillage.
  • ENJOY!

(If a bird escapes, throw a towel or small blanket over them when they land somewhere. 

Then gently pick them up with the blanket and deposit them back into the cage.)

General Classroom Rules:

  • Don't have too much fun.
  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
  • Stay in uniform.
  • Turn your work in on time.
  • Be giving and forgiving.
  • If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.
  • Stay out of trouble.
  • Be appropriate in speech and action. There is a time and place for everything.

Lesson Time Rules:

  • Raise your hand to speak.
  • Stay in your seat.
  • Pay attention to the lesson.

Consequences:

  • 1st offense = warning
  • 2nd offense = recess discussion and teacher designated activity
  • 3rd offense = recess discussion with additional teacher designated activity
  • 4th offense = parents & principal notified

Maxims to live by:

  • Things always work out for the best.
  • All things in moderation.
  • God works in strange and mysterious ways. Blessed be the name of God.

Born: Holy Thursday, 1952

Raised: On the farm with the corn and soybeans

Birth Order: 3rd of 4

Education:

  • St. Mary's School,Sublette, IL
  • Mount St. Clare Academy, Clinton, IA
  • University of Illinois (B.A.; M.Ed.), Urbana, IL GO ILLINI!!

 

Teaching Experience:

  • Johnsburg, IL, '74-'79
  • Prairie Central Schools, IL,'79-'82
  • Corpus Christi Schools, Bloomington, '92-present

Husband: Stephen (hard-working dentist)

Daughters: 

  • Stephanie Blue Fletcher (Resource librarian at the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries of the Art Institute of Chicago; lives in Evanston, IL, with her historian husband Chris, delightful son Theo and precious daughter Gracie)
  • Micki Blue Parr (Academic adviser at Virginia Commonwealth University; lives in North Chesterfield, VA, with her archaeologist husband Christopher, imaginative son Roman, and darling daughter Laney )
  • Kayla Blue (English teacher at Central Catholic High School; lives in Bloomington)

 

Hobbies:

  • grandkids,  reading, boating, museums, live theater, concerts, word-play, Sudoku, shopping

Pet Peeves:

  • Drivers who can't function at a 4-way stop.
  • People who snap and pop their gum or chew gum in church.
  • People who mark their place in a book by folding over the corner of the page ! ! ! ! !
  • People who wear too much perfume. (Or any perfume for that matter!)
  • People who talk on their cell phone while at the check-out counter.

What I listen to:

  • Everyone's Got 'Em / White Ghost Shivers
  • Give Me All You've Got/Carrie Rodriguez
  • Zero Church / Suzie Roche
  • Adieu False Heart / Linda Ronstadt
  • Soundtrack/ Crazy Heart
  • Come On, Come On/ Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • Soundtrack/ A Prairie Home Companion

Favorite Actors: Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Woody Harrelson, Bill Nighy

Favorite Actresses: Sandra Bullock, Renee Zellweger, Frances McDormand, Dame Judith Dench, Helen Mirren, Katherine Heigl

Favorite Food Combo: Crispy (burned) pork (bacon, ham, ribs, you-name-it) and COLD COLD milk

Favorite Candy:  Twizzlers

Favorite Drinks:  raspberry lemonade

Favorite Color: Yellow

Favorite Thing I Can't Tolerate: scented candles

Favorite Restaurants: Biaggi's, Gill St. Bar & Grill, Chili's, Mandarin Garden

Favorite places to lose track of time:   the screen porch, libraries, bookstores, the greeting-card section of any store,  my living room musing over picture albums, in front of the computer

Things I can't resist buying:  socks, picture frames, plates, hats

Where to look for me if I am lost:  Effingham

Places where I like to wander:  cemeteries, National parks, public gardens, along the beach, footpaths to anywhere

Words to live by:

  • All things in moderation.
  • Things always work out for the best.
  • God works in strange ways.
  • This too will pass.

 Favorite quotes:

  • God is a verb. ~Buckminster Fuller
  • There's always a place closer than the last. ~Bert Butler
  • Unlike human authority figures, God's primary concerns have to do with your well-being, not your performance. ~Vinita Hampton Wright
  • I was miserable but I had been miserable before. All three years of junior high school spring to mind. ~Sarah Vowell
  • I am two parts loner and one part joiner. --Sarah Vowell
  • Everything will be all right in the end... if it's not all right then it's not the end. . --from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel