Category Archives: classroom event

Week 1.

We are off to a great start! We completed a puzzle team building activity and the boys and girls worked really well together. It’s going to be an amazing year with a great group of students!

Advertisements

Supply list.

Welcome to third grade! I am very happy to have you as a student for the 2018–2019 school year. We are going to have a very exciting year.

If you would like to practice your skills over the summer, here are some things you can do:

  1. Read, read, read, and read as much as possible.
  2. Study addition and subtraction facts for quick recall.
  3. Visit the library and have the librarian help you find books that interest you.
  4. Study your multiplication facts (times tables).
  5. Keep a journal about your summer.

When shopping for school supplies, please purchase the following:

  1. 2 two-pocket folders (very important for organizational skills)
  2. Composition notebook (marble)
  3. Grid notebook
  4. Thin EXPO dry erase markers
  5. Sharpened pencils and erasers
  6. Markers, crayons, and colored pencils (for projects)
  7. Highlighters
  8. Scissors
  9. Glue sticks
  10. 4 spiral notebooks
  11. Hand-held pencil sharpener
  12. Boxes of tissues, hand soap, and hand sanitizer are welcome at any time throughout the school year!

I look forward to seeing you in August!

Mrs. Tremonte

My favorite memory of third grade.

My favorite memory of third grade is…

 

Braedyn—when James was laughing so hard he cried.

Leila—when we had an ice cream party and we had so many scoops we got crazy.

James—was earning the yellow bottle from Ms. Trish.

Dylan—when we were walking to Flatbread.

Leanne—being with all of my friends and most of all, Mrs. Tremonte.

Shaylin—when Leanne got the frosting from the cupcake on her face.

Petya—going to Flatbreads.

Annabel R.—was doing the Secret Soldier project.

Ilyas—playing basketball at recess.

Annabel C.—coloring with my friends.

Seriyah—meeting Mrs. Tremonte.

Rohan—was learning cursive.

Viola—is doing the Secret Soldier project.

Ava—was going to Flatbreads.

Brennan—when we got to see the Mayor of Somerville at City Hall.

Cecilia—is science.

Mihali—was burger day at lunch.

Voldemort—being in third grade.

Mrs. Tremonte—making the mosaic with The Beautiful Stuff

Ms. Trish—visiting the Mayor’s office.

Mr. Purvis—going to the Mayor’s office.

 

Our favorite memories of this year.

last day 2016 2017

Mckayla—When I get to see my teacher and give her a big hug.

Lydia—Getting to do everything with my friends and my teacher.

Nariya—Meeting Mrs. Tremonte. She was really nice.

Aidan—Gym class.

Jessica—Meeting Mrs. Tremonte and seeing her every day.

Rahib—Doing the easy math challenges.

Pedro—Eating slush.

Kailyn—The activities we did, especially The Secret Soldier one.

Nathan—My favorite part of school was doing ELA.

Laura—My favorite part was talking to Mrs. Tremonte

Ryan—Going to Plimoth Plantation.

Tanner—Coming in and getting to see Mrs. Tremonte every day and giving her flowers.

Tommy—Doing the BeeBots.

Jordyn—When I got to meet Mrs. Tremonte at the beginning of the year.

Robert—All of the projects and field trips we got to do with this amazing class.

Jayden—Going out to recess.

Bianca—Eating pizza on Wednesdays.

Mrs. Tremonte—My favorite part of this year was having students who wanted to learn every day.

Robot.

Our class assembled four robots that reflected an act of kindness.  They used recycled materials to build their upcycled robots and it was amazing to see their creations.  All teams worked cooperatively and I am proud of what our class was able to accomplish.

robot class
It all began with a mess!

 

robot emoji
“Face Throwing A Kiss” Emoji
robot tommy
Making progress!

The finished robots were amazing!

Raul the third.

Artist Raul Gonzalez III visited our classroom to share his love of comic book illustration with our class.

He’s a contributor to SpongeBob Squarepants Comics, which the kids thought was really cool.  The children especially loved watching him draw SpongeBob!

The kids were captivated by Raul’s lively and engaging stories and they are all inspired to draw and write comics of their own.  At the end of the day they practiced drawing a character that was inspired by themselves, their friends, their family, or their pets.

Want to learn more about Raul’s  comic, Lowriders in SpaceClick here to watch a video on YouTube.  You can also read more about Raul on his website.  Raul’s comics,  Lowriders in Space and Lowriders to the Center of the Earth, can be found at Porter Square Books, your local library, or on Amazon.

 

Happy holidays.

We had a holiday-themed day today!  The students were filled with excitement and energy and we utilized their positive energy for some holiday projects.

tree-challenge

The STEM Tree Building Challenge was really fun!  Every student was engaged and involved in the process.  Every team met the challenge goal!  See the finished products in the photos below.

J’s grandmother was a guest reader in our class.  She shared The Great Pirate Christmas Battle by Michael G. Lewis and Santa Cows by Cooper Edens.  The children loved the stories.  Thank you for volunteering to read to our class!

I just wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for the cards, presents, and the generous classroom gift.  I appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity.  THANK YOU!  I love spending every day with the students in our class.  We have a kind, thoughtful, creative, intelligent group of children and they make each day new and exciting.  I hope everyone has a safe and fun winter vacation.  Happy Holidays!

 

Homework update.

STATE PROJECT. Students are continuing to work on their state projects.  Everyone should have completed the state map and the first four pages of the packet (Quick State Facts, Products, Industry, and Famous People).  Friday, November 4 the next three pages are due (Tourist Attractions, Landmarks, and Big Cities).  By Monday, November 14 a short written report, picture, and cover will be due.  The short report should have four paragraphs:

Paragraph 1–Important Facts/History

Paragraph 2–Geography

Paragraph 3–Landmarks

Paragraph 4–Fun and Interesting Information

Students should also provide the sources for their information.

The students have been collecting information for the written report in library.  At a later date students will be creating a presentation using the green screen in the Kennedy Makerspace!  Ms. Labaire and I will be working with Lesley University for this exciting project.

A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP. Students are logging when they go to bed and when they wake up to calculate the total number of hours and minutes slept each night.  They are also recording their observations about how they are feeling and why they think they are feeling that way.  After a week of recording their data, students will make conclusions based on their sleep record and observations. The entire packet, including the comprehension questions, is due Wednesday, November 2.

Also, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @mrstremonte.  I make a weekly post about our classroom happenings.  If you don’t have an Instagram account it is really easy to sign up!