## Friday, September 27, 2013

### Mrs. Yollis' class has been working on learning about

what it takes to create a
SENTENCE!

We have learned that it takes two parts:
SUBJECT
and
PREDICATE.

The subject tells the person or thing the sentence is about.
The predicate tells what the subject is or does.
The predicate always includes a verb!

Here are some examples

Here are some more spectacular sentences we created with
super subjects and perfect predicates!
(Click to enlarge.)

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Why don't you try creating a special sentence or two of your own?
It can be about any topic you like.

After creating your sentence and typing it into your comment, tell us what the subject is and what the predicate is, or
if you want to give us a challenge...
Ask us to tell you what the subject and predicate are!

## Wednesday, September 25, 2013

### A New Word Problem

Today we learned about a new kind of math problem. It was different than other word problems we've done.   Usually word problems ask questions like:

How many in all?         How many more?       How many fewer?

This was a new kind of word problem.
Panda and Hoppy left 25 comments. Hoppy left 5 more comments than Panda.
How many comments did Panda leave?
How many comments did Hoppy leave?

Here is a tutorial a student made illustrating one way to solve this type of problem.

What do you think of this process?

Here is another math problem to solve.

 Photo by Mrs. Ranney

Frogger and Curious George left 45 comments on the blog.
Frogger left 5 more comments than Curious George.

How many comments did Frogger leave?
How many comments did Curious George leave?

Write one of these new word problem for the class to use for practice?

## Sunday, September 22, 2013

### Fabulous Fall in the Northern Hemisphere!

Did you know that this year, September 22, is the first day of autumn, also known as the autumnal equinox?

In Southern California, we do not experience autumn, or fall,
the same way some places do.

However, we do feel a change in our weather, and even
the leaves of our trees sometimes change color!

Have you ever wondered why leaves change color in the fall?

If you'd like to find out the answer

or learn some other fabulous fall facts
,
click on this link called Awesome Autumn!

BrainPop Jr. has a great video about fall as well!

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People often change activities as the seasons change. Now that the weather is starting to cool down, Mr. Yollis and I can take more hikes with Buck!

UPDATE:

to see what the first day of fall looked like in South Carolina! Mrs. Tripp's class tweeted us a view!

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You can also include the answers to these questions:

What are your favorite fall sports and activities?

What do you like most about fall?

Send us a seasonal photo from your area for our 365 Blog

## Tuesday, September 17, 2013

### Rounding Video!

In class, we have been working on rounding numbers!  Here are the rules for rounding:

1. Underline the place value position to which you are rounding.
2. Draw an arrow to the neighbor on the right.
3. Write which two tens or two hundreds the number is between.
4. If the neighbor next door is 5 or more, round up, round up!
5. If it's not, round down!

Here is a video tutorial we made to demonstrate the rules for rounding!

Watch the slide show and try the quiz to practice

Rounding Numbers! on PhotoPeach

Rounding Numbers! on PhotoPeach

You can also head over to IXL for more practice!
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How did you do on the rounding quiz?

## Tuesday, September 10, 2013

### Mrs. Yollis ~ By the Numbers

Mrs. Yollis' class has joined the Student Blogging Challenge

Here are some numbers that tell about us.

We are ONE class of third graders.

We have ONE geography-loving teacher.

We have TWO bean bags.

FOUR recess balls and

FOUR globes.

Meet our EIGHT class mascots.

And now, for some two digit numbers that tell about us!

Twelve boys

Our suburban community is THIRTEEN square miles.

We receive FOURTEEN inches of rain annually.

FIFTEEN girls in the class

TWENTY-SEVEN students in our classroom.

And now, a three digit number!

FIVE HUNDRED NINETY-FOUR students attend our school!

Tell us some numbers that represent you!

## Thursday, September 5, 2013

### Lucky Hat Day!

This week, Mrs. Yollis' class read  The Lost and Found, a story
in our anthology by Mark Teague.

The story is about three friends who get lost in the Lost and Found bin! Their lucky hats brings them good luck at the end of the story.

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For fun, we wore our lucky hats today!

Lucky Hat Day 2013 on PhotoPeach

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Look at the fun silhouettes the hats made!

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During the day, Mrs. Yollis had everyone write one of her famous THREE SENTENCE STORIES!

What is a three sentence story you ask?

Here is the format for the THREE SENTENCE Lucky Hat Day STORY:

Sentence 1 ~ introduces the character, the setting, and a problem.
Sentence 2 ~ the main character find his/her lucky hat in a specific place and puts it on.
Sentence 3 ~ The lucky hat solves the problem in a fantastic way!

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Which hat was the most interesting to you?

Contribute your own THREE SENTENCE STORY!