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About jennytremonte

I'm a third grade teacher at the John F. Kennedy School in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Week 31.

We completed our English Language Arts MCAS and celebrated with extra recess, and a pajama and movie day. We also practiced our math skills on Khan Academy. Students can complete their math assignments on Khan Academy over vacation. They can log in through Google Classroom using their 9 digit student number followed by k12.somerville.ma.us. Have a great vacation!

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Week 30.

Week 30. We completed an ELA MCAS practice test on the computer and the kids did great! They are prepared, but still nervous since it is their first year taking the test. As a result, Ms. Tosches developed a lesson to help students complete a challenging task. They learned that it’s okay to struggle and we discussed ways to work through strong feelings so that they don’t give up. We also continued our study of fractions!

Week 29.

We’ve been exploring equivalent fractions using fraction bars, rectangles, circles, and number lines. We continue to practice our math multiplication facts and the children have been making steady progress.

Week 28.

This week has been all about fractions, writing, and typing. We used fraction circles to explore fractions and to order them from least to greatest. Then we transitioned to fractions on the number line. We continue to practice our narrative and text-based responses in preparation for state testing.

Week 27.

Our focus this week has been on writing narrative text-based essays. The children are working on continuing stories and today we started talking about rewriting a story from a different character’s point of view. We also reviewed math concepts in groups to prepare for our math test today.

Week 26.

The English Language Arts MCAS computer-based test is fast approaching! We learned how to take notes on a separate paper (instead of annotating directly on the text) and how to use our notes to answer multiple choice questions.

Week 25.

Today Mrs. Nuccio read us “Horton Hatches the Egg” in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. One of our students also presented over the loudspeaker about the country of Turkey. We continue to learn about fractions, measurement, and writing about texts.

Week 24.

There were lots of smiles on Valentine’s Day! We wrote poems modeled after Jack Prelutsky’s poem “I Love You More Than Applesauce,” decorated brown paper bags for our valentines, and completed Valentine’s Day themed activities.

Week 23.

Sixth grade students and Mrs. Cullinane visited our class to teach us about the importance of a healthy lifestyle. In math we began learning about collecting, organizing, and analyzing data. We have also started our weekly swim lessons at the Kennedy School Pool.

Week 22.

The Kennedy School celebrated Literacy Week. We decorated our door with our favorite books and Mrs. Nuccio read us “The Big Orange Splot.” Also, we wrote Haikus inspired by our art and we did some football themed math. Go Pats!