Friday, November 5, 2010

Game Day

Our Game Day will be Thursday, November 11, 11:50-12:30. Mrs. Davis will be sending notes home for you to let us know if you will provide a lunch for your child or a cafeteria lunch will be needed. I will not be at school on Thursday so I am sad to miss out on all the fun. I hope you each have a great time and enjoy just playing with your kids!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Spelling City

I hope you are using Spelling City to practice spelling words. It is a great way to practice and have fun at the same time. Each Sunday the list for the week is published. There have been a few reports of students not being able to find the current week's list so Spelling City has been contacted to see if there is a problem on their end. The list is NOT under my name. The 3rd grade teachers created a sight for the entire grade level so be sure to follow the steps below. I hope you have not experienced any problems but if you do in the future please contact me and I will see what I can do.
1) Click on "Find a list"
2) Search: Childress Elementary3rd (be careful with the spacing)
3) Click on the appropriate list

Have fun!

Friday, August 6, 2010

The New School Year is ALMOST Here!

Wow, in just a little over two short weeks we will be starting the 2010-2011 school year! This time of year brings about excitement, a few nervous moments, and lots of anticipation. I always love getting new students (even though it is heart-wrenching to see them leave in May). I wish for each of my students a year filled with challenges and fun!

I keep dates posted on the blog and little notes about what is going on in our classroom so be sure to come back from time to time and see what is knew!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Woo Hoo!!

TAKS scores came in and they are awesome! ALL of our class passed the reading and the math tests with flying colors.

In our class 12 students received Commended Performance in Reading. A student receiving this status could miss no more that TWO questions! WOW! And in math, seven students received Commended Performance. Three questions could be missed to receive this status in math.

We have had a great year so this was a perfect way to end it!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Just Laugh!

I have this poster hanging by the door of my classroom and then I found this quote today. I truly, truly hope this is how my students feel when they are in my classroom!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Honduras Fund by Savannah

I went around classes picking up the money. How did I get classes to join to help and how did I do that? I wrote a letter to the classes saying please help our school raise money for the Honduras. All you have to do is ask people to help and because our school helped we now raised seven hundred seventeen hundred dollers and 81 cents. All together we raised $50,000 so now they are building a health care center for them, but we need more money than that. So please still be there and help us because there are children that are going to be born and they need medical care. Thank you for being there with us.

How I felt when I helped Honduras by Katelyn

When I helped Honduras it made feel good because they have to eat trash from the dump and they live in the dump. It also made me feel helpful because my class donated money for the Honduras.
Then we asked all the teachers in C.E.S. to help donate money so my class wrote letters to the teachers and some of them did and some of them didn't. So, we told them to try to donate money so the people in Honduras could eat good food. Then our classroom went to get the money from the classroom and the whole C.E.S. students came up with $717.81 now the Honduras can eat good food.

The Honduras Fund by Bryan

People from C.E.S. help raise $50,000. They did this so they could help people in Honduras. People to brought money to school to help and raised $717.81. About 300 people live in the dump. C.E.S. was happy to give the money.

Us Helping Hondurus By Dallas

I think this is a good example for the kids in C.E.S . And this is a good thing for the kids and adults that don't have any food in Hondrus we are trying to get every kid and adult food. So that way we can feel good and the adults too.

Why we helped the people at the dump by Jared

We helped the people at the Honduras dump by donating money. The reason we helped these people was they had to sleep in a house made of tires and the ceiling made of plastic. They also ate food that they found in the garbage and they could get sick by eating the food in the garbage.

What We Did by Jacob

Hi my names Jacob. This is what we did yesterday. We wrote letters to every teacher in the school asking them to donate money to the people in the dump. We earned $717.81! That will pay for them to eat and drink for about two days.

Going Good For Honduras by Chadyn

There are some people living in the dump in Honduras.
They are very poor.
They have no shoes, no clean beds, or a nice house.
A Man Named, Trey Morgan Was Hosting A Fundraiser For These People.
My Class Wanted To Help.
So We All Tried To Bring Money.
We Wrote Notes To All The Classes In C.E.S, To Try To Donate Money.
When We Got The Total On How Much C.E.S donated, We Were Amazed.
C.E.S Raised $717.81!!
We Were All Shocked, And Amazed On How Our School Raised That Much!!
Now with our help of money, The people are going to build a health center for the people living in the dump.
Me and the whole class are proud that we made a difference in the people's lives.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Dump Day 2010

Today the class participated in a fund raiser to earn money for the people that live at the dump in Teguciglapa, Honduras. What an awesome day! Because of the efforts of your students $712.81 was raised by the students and faculty of CES. Wow....did you read that number?

Children are automatic givers, they are automatic forgivers, they are automatic helpers. Do you ever sit back and wonder what changes that spirit? The world is filled with all kinds of obstacles for our children. They are faced with pressures that you and I never faced as kids and will never understand. I hope you continue to help your child on their journey of giving, of caring. It can be tough at times to realize how fortunate you are but when those times arise, let your mind drift back to the images of the people living in that dump. Those children have never been clean. They have never sat at a table with dishes and silver ware. They have never had a clean glass of water. What they get came from the garbage or from someone handing it to them in a Styrofoam bowl or plastic bag. So we truly are a rich country WITHOUT the issues of starvation, exposure, filth.

Thank you for being the best parents you can be. You are doing a great job!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Honduras May 5

Just wanted to remind everyone of the Honduras Dump fundraiser on May 5. You can visit to read the details and stay updated throughout the day.

The students wrote letters to every class at Childress Elementary asking them to join in and help with this fund. Students were so excited to actually be trying to make a difference for the dump people. As a class we looked at pictures of the children at the dump for about 10 minutes. All the students were moved by the conditions that these children live in every day of their lives. Students realized that no matter how tough it can be at times with money they are truly rich for the pure fact they have a home and do have something to eat every day. It was very touching to watch your children open their hearts and their willingness to give THEIR money. Made me extremely proud to be their teacher!

I posted a few pictures of the "dump people" for you.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Wordle is the Word

Today we got to take a little time and have a little fun creating while still learning. The math and reading TAKS tests are coming in just two short weeks so we are making that last minute dash to polish those skills and focus on vocabulary. A fun way to review vocabulary was to create word art. Using, students brainstormed to think of as many math words as they could. They typed the words into Wordle, then chose a font, color and layout. Just a simple screen shot and printing and there you have it: your very own math vocabulary sheet Wordle style!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Now This is Exciting!

Remember those old tape recorders that your elementary teacher would use to record your reading or to play stories from books? Well, step into the 21st century with our class!

Students are now using iPods to listen to recorded books. The 8th grade Advanced Technology class came to the elementary campus to work with the 3rd grade GT students to train them on how to record the books. The students used the Garage Band application to record their reading. They then shared the recording with iTunes and synced it to an iPod.

We now have as many books as we can read recorded for other students. Our GT students have been working with others to teach them how to record the books. It has been so exciting in our classroom with all this technology.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Dance Mats by Bryan

3rd grade is doing a program with the dance mats.It is fun practicing in the gym.There are two different kinds of dance mats the practice mats and the metal mats.The people with the highest score will preform on the metal mats.This is going to be a fun program.

Harriet Tubman by Jared

Harriet Tubman was born a slave. She believed in freedom. Harriet got married to Mr. John Tubman and she told Mr. Tubman that she wanted to runaway. Mr. Tubman did not want Harriet to runaway.Harriet ran away to Canada were she could be free. Harriet came back and helped people escape to Canada.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Martin Luther King, Jr. by Bailee

Martin Luther King,Jr had a dream.He wanted black and white people to be equal.Martin Luther King Jr. wanted them to not be slaves.He gave a speech and won the Nobel Peace Prize.He was killed by a white person and we celebrate him for what he did.