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Pilgrim project.

Where in the world do we come from?

Before Thanksgiving break, our class read Molly’s Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen.  Molly was born in Russia. Her pilgrim doll looked like a Russian doll. Which country were you born in? Where did your birth parents, adoptive parents, or grandparents come from? Maybe you left a country and came to the United States of America, or maybe your parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents left their original countries. Think about why you or your ancestors came to the United States.

By now, each student has interviewed a family member or friend about someone who was a “pilgrim”. Share any information, pictures, memories, etc. Write a narrative story from the perspective of the “pilgrim” you interviewed.  Then, like Molly, make a doll that represents the family member (or friend) you interviewed. Be creative!  The project (the writing AND the doll) is due Friday, December 18, 2015. Students will be presenting their dolls and their stories the week of December 21st.

We have already started working on our writing in class, and we will continue working on the writing in class this week (the week of December 7th).  Students should come to school prepared with their project materials.

Please use common materials found around your home to make the doll (paper towel rolls, old clothing, paper, etc.). There is no need to spend a lot of money at Michael’s. Our best dolls have always been made with recycled materials!


Classroom fun day.

Our class reached our on-task behavior goal and we voted on a classroom fun day.  Today was fun day!  It was an amazing day and everyone had a blast.  Everyone (well, almost everyone) wore pajamas to school.  We started by reading with our stuffed animals and pillow pets and then Mrs. Tremonte read from Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien.  After that, we played educational games, such as Sumdog in the computer lab.  We enjoyed a snack and had a special morning recess where we attached our flags for Heritage Day on the front playground.  We learned new things about our classmates from “Show and Tell” and we had game stations where we played, Battleship, Apples to Apples, Twister, and Sorry.  After trying new foods at the Heritage Day Friday Festival, we relaxed and worked on our “Third Grade Memory Books”.  The day culminated with popsicles, dancing, and of course smiles and laughs.  Have a happy and safe weekend!

Reading our books this morning.
Reading our books this morning.

fun day apples to apples fun day sorry fun day twister fun day battleship

Wow!  Spinning Plates!
Wow! Spinning Plates!