Sunday, September 10, 2017

First Week Down!


Hello Families!


Our first week was a success! We had lots of fun getting to know each other this week. Some of the favorite activities were BreakoutEDU, Find a Friend Bingo, GoNoodle, and the Playground Exploration. I’m excited for the year ahead. :) Here is a short video showcasing a few moments from the week. Enjoy!


Taylor




Thursday, August 31, 2017

Welcome to Third Grade

Welcome to Third Grade!


I am excited for the school year to begin and to meet you all! We are going to have a blast this year and learn lots of new things. :) Feel free to look around the blog to get an idea of what third grade with Miss Frame is like. See you soon!

Miss Frame

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Crepes Galore!

It’s been awhile since my last post, but I am back in action! I hope 2017 is treating you well so far. In honor of our geography unit in social studies, Room 102 has been researching, studying and learning about lots of different countries around the world... from Japan to France and everywhere in between. Earlier this week, we joined up with two other third grade classes for a French lesson from a group of Yarmouth High School students. These high school students designed lessons that included numbers one to ten, basic phrases, crepe ingredients and vocabulary. The third graders were beyond excited and many continued practicing these phrases throughout the day.


On Friday, we celebrated these new learnings with a crepe eating party. Each class made their own batter earlier in the day. I was impressed with the student’s ability to measure out ingredients, take turns, work together, and even crack eggs! Only a few eggs were harmed in the making. (See video below.) We joined the other third grade classes in the afternoon to eat our crepes and enjoy a short French youtube video. I’d say the day was a success! Be sure to ask your child about their experience and watch the crepe making video.


Here is the delicious crepe recipe we used. There was no shortage of butter, but isn’t everything better with butter?! Thank you to those who donated ingredients and items for the festivities! :)


1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup milk
1/2 cup lukewarm water
4 large eggs
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
1/8 tsp. salt
3 Tablespoons sugar


Toppings included: blueberries, brown sugar, jam, maple syrup, whipped cream, and sprinkles. All very healthy and sugar free.


Thursday, December 22, 2016

OH. MY!


Wow! We had quite a surprise when we walked into the classroom this morning… shocking, really. It appears as though the stuffed animals had a wild night during their school slumber party. While a few students thought I was the culprit, most were VERY disappointed in their "stuffies." Let’s just say this is the last time I allow stuffed animals to sleep in the classroom unsupervised. I know several furry friends that will be getting coal this holiday season.


Here’s the video evidence!

Friday, December 16, 2016

ZAP!


Today was an especially good Friday, jam-packed with learning, smiles and LOTS of laughter. We had Junior Achievement with Mrs. Noble, played a new math review game, picked countries for our country project, and finally found out who our mystery person was… sneaky Ms. Wood!


I’d say the crowd favorite was ZAP! - our math review game. This game is kind of like a modern spin on jeopardy. The class is split into four groups. Each group must decide on a team name. Ours were quite interesting as you may have guessed: The Dunkin Donuts Fan Club, The Kentucky Fried Gummy Bears, The Northern Lights and Team Awesome. Each group is asked a math question. If they get the question correct, they get a point. If they get it wrong, the question moves to the next team. The team that gets it correct must pick a card from the ZAP! board. The cards are either good, bad or blank! If you pull a ZAP! card, all of your team’s points are erased. What I love most is that it’s anyone’s game at any point in time.

Check out the video below to see all the problem solving and collaboration happening! I was impressed. :)

Stay warm out there!



Friday, December 9, 2016

Computer Science!


This week was Computer Science Education Week in schools around the world. To celebrate, Mrs. Wolinsky came into our class to teach Hour of Code. Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science and programming, which many had in second grade.

Coding is such a foreign and very new topic for me. I have always been a bit anti-technology... GASP! I know I am probably in the minority here, especially for my generation. Today, it seems that people are almost entirely "connected", yet often struggle putting their devices down to have face-to-face conversations.  I cringe when I go to a restaurant and see a table of four catching up on their social media accounts, rather than catching up with one another. Although this is true at times, it's hard to ignore the fact that technology has many positive impacts on our daily lives. It's a bit of a double-edged sword, if you ask me. While I could go on and on about this topic, it seems that I am veering off into uncharted territory.

The moral of the story is this: the Hour of Code activity showed me ALL of the positive aspects of technology and made me forget about the negative ones. To say I was impressed with these kiddos is an understatement! Mrs. Wolinsky began with a short video and introduction, then sent students off to try to code on their own! While I was nervous that a full hour on laptops would be a very individual activity, I quickly realized just how interactive it was. Students were working together, problem solving, and figuring out codes they swore they couldn’t figure out.  This activity took lots of perseverance and determination. Check out the short video below. If you listen closely, you can hear some of my favorite quotes. I just wish I could have caught more on camera!

  • “Oh, I know what I need to do.”
  • "I can help you with that."
  • "Want to come sit with me?... Bring your computer!"
  • "I did it!"... "What do you mean you couldn't do it?"


Be sure to ask your child about their experience!  

Happy Friday!



Thursday, November 3, 2016

"Fish are friends, NOT food!"

Our New Classmate

This is Bob. He likes long swims around his bowl, being read to by third graders, and a calm, quiet classroom. Bob is the 22nd member of our class and my favorite student (don’t tell the others). On Tuesday, we had a VERY official vote to name our new friend. Quite possibly even more official than the upcoming vote on November 8th. After each student gave an idea for a name, the class narrowed it down to our top four choices: Beyonce, Harry Potter, Bubbles and, of course, Bob. The vote ended in a tie between Bubbles and Bob, shocking us all! After an official recount, the tie remained. We voted again, this time voting only for Bubbles or Bob. There was lots of persuasion leading up to the final vote. In the end, Bob won by two votes. Some call him Bobbles, which I think he rather likes. Feel free to come in and check him out!