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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Hurray!
We are winners!
Thanks for all the Track-a-thon Support!
Our class get a pizza party!!!!

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Teeth Pulled this year: 9

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's this I hear about a BROTHER that is a BOTHER?

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Kids: Earn Cash

How long does it take for the Earth to travel around the sun?



 

 

  • Last update: 10-21-17
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    Religion: Chapter 5
    We Learn About the Early Church
    Test: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    COMING SOON: BE A SAINT
    The children will be asked to read about a saint and then prepare a short talk telling what they have learned.
  • Presentation Date: Friday, November 10. 2017
  • There will be a demonstration on Friday, October 27th.
    A template to guide them will be provided, but they will need a little help from home.
    In addition they will need to do one of the following:
    1) dress up as their saint
    2) dress up a doll or a bear as their saint
    3) draw a 4-5' picture of their saint

    Helpful information of popular saints can be found at the following site.
  • Unfortunately you cannot just search for a particular saint, but the verbiage is well done.
  • https://religion.sadlierconnect.com/wbcid/webelieveweb.com

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READING: GENRES


Assigned: a book report for a folk tale or fairy tale
There will be a paper to complete, but there is also an oral component.
Children will share their books on Friday, Oct. 27th

  

  SPELLING: Unit 10

Monday: Words written 4x"s each

Wednesday night: Parents correct and sign pre-test

Thursday: Workbook pages completed 

Thursday: Post-test w/ dictated sentences

Friday: New unit assigned

 

LANGUAGE ARTS:

Simple Solutions: #33-36

 

 

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SOCIAL STUDIES: 
Coming sFriday, Oct. 27th : Unit test for Urban/Suburban/Rural
Study guide will be stapled in your child's planner.
Watch for it.


 

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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: GRAPHS AND DATA
ALSO:

 

Geometry: point, line, line segment, ray, angle

right angle, obtuse angle, acute angle

right triangle, equilateral triangle, isosceles triangle

 

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