Success! MarketPlace #2

Congratulations Room 207 on a very successful MarketPlace #2!

Your stores were a hit!  Your QR Code ads made you famous!

I’m looking forward to reading your reflections about this Marketplace on your blogs!

Ready for MarketPlace #2 on PhotoPeach

Open for Business! on PhotoPeach

Roll of the Dice Collaborative Poem

Everyone contributes one line to the class poem

A roll of the die determines what has to be included in everyone’s line

Here’s what we rolled ….. each line for the poem must include …..

  • a superhero
  • must start with “I wish …. “
  • a colour
  • name of a city or country

The lines are handed in anonymously, “shuffled” and hey presto – a poem is made!

I Wish – by Room 207 

I wish Superman flew to India and bought a purple dog
I wish Ironman in a blue suit would glue me to a plane in Timbuktu
I wish that Spiderman would rescue me with a blue clear web and zip me off to Los Angeles
I wish I was Spiderwoman, instead of throwing webs, I could change grey concrete cities like Manila into green jungles of bushes and trees

I wish that Superman would come to my house with a green cape and fly my family and I to San Deigo
I wish Batman would save me from Catwoman, the Purple Cat, and drive me in the batcar to France
I wish that my batman costume was yellow and from the UK
I wish Wonderwoman would save me in a violet van and take me to Russia

I wish Superman drove me to New Delhi in a red Ferrari
I wish Superman would take me in an orange helicopter to America
I wish Superman saved me in a red car in Japan
I wish Spiderman would help me in a blue car in Korea

I wish Batman went to Japan with me in a black car
I wish Superman would lend me three pink dresses from France
I wish a superhero that has brown skin saved me in Bangkok
I wish Spiderman could give me his red costume in Shanghai

I wish I had Hulk as my big, strong, green bodyguard while I was in Kansas City
I wish I was a superhero wearing blue and red costumes lurking around New York

Laying On My "S"

Photo Credit: JD Hancock via Compfight cc

Words Are Your Paint

It’s time ……. It’s begun ………  Ms H’s favourite writing unit!!


Today Ms H handed everyone their very own Journal – with handmade covers!
These Journals will be our Poetry Journals for this unit and then we are free to keep them and take them home as our very own Writing Journals forever – Ms H hopes that we will be reminded of her whenever we write in these journals (over the summer & beyond) – that’s why she made them for us!

During the poetry unit, Ms H will be making little things for us to put in our Journals!

An idea from one of Ms H’s favourite mentors, Georgia Heard!

Did you know that poetry hides EVERYWHERE?
And it comes from our hearts!
Poets write best about things they know about so we’ve been making
“What’s in Our Hearts, Hearts”

(Everyone needs to finish their hearts for homework tonight so that Ms H
can laminate them to have on our desks for inspiration!)

Parents: you can find out more about this unit and ways to help at home by going to our Writing Unit Overviews page.

MarketPlace #1 – Complete!

The classroom was FULL of nervous, but great excitement this morning as
everyone prepared their stores for MarketPlace #1!

Today’s MarketPlace was ALL about collecting Market Research for our businesses.
(and selling and buying each others’ products/services too)
What a fantastic range of interesting things to do, buy and play!

You are invited to the Grade 3 Market place on the 22 May from 8:00-9:00 am.
All parents will be provided with some money to participate in our economy.

Please spend the money at a variety of businesses to help
many businesses succeed.

After the market day each child will reflect on how their business
went and how to improve.
The best learning occurs when children learn from their own experiences.

We hope you can come!
The Third Grade Teachers

Here’s a snapshot of how today’s MarketPlace went!

Created with flickr slideshow.

Sponsored Readathon

Sponsored Readathon

Today Grade 3 found out just how much money was raised during our sponsored readathon for the After the Wave foundation.

Reason for the Sponsored Readathon

A few months ago, we learned from Mrs Tananone that Grade 3 at ISB sponsors 12 students from the R35 school that was completely destroyed in the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami.  Each student needs 8,000 baht to pay for things like tooth paste, tooth brushes, books, water bottles, clothes and school supplies.  (Since we’re such super mathematicians, we worked out that we need to raise at least 96,000 baht).  If we were to raise extra money, that money would go to University fees and Medical fees.

Guess what the final total raised for the After the Wave Foundation was?

sponsored readathon total amount raised

Presenting the final amount to Mrs Tananone

How Much Did Room 207 Raise?

Room 207 raised a great amount during the Read-A-Thon to help contribute towards the final total.  Here’s how much we raised – and we increased our reading stamina at the same time! 

sponsored readathon Room207's raised total

Congratulations 3rd Graders – what an amazing amount you raised!  We’re so thrilled with your effort that all 3rd Graders can have Monday off!  See you Tuesday!