Friday, December 16, 2011

Thank You and Happy Holidays!

I want to thank all the parents and students for all the wonderful cards, notes and gifts that I have received. I appreiate your thoughtfulness and generosity! Have a wonderful holiday break and I will see you in the new year!

Mrs. Ryan

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Candy Train

On Friday we are going to make a candy train. We are all so excided to do it! Students brought in the items to make the trains. It is going to be so much fun!
Reporter: Katelyn

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tongva Essay

This week we wrote an essay on the Tongva. We did a picture too. We all took our time to do a good report. Some of us are still working on it.

The Reporter: Katelyn

Monday, December 12, 2011

This Wednesday we are getting our report cards. After this week we will have winter vacation!!! Also, This Friday we will make candy trains. Merry Christmas! reporter:anika

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Today we were learning about the Tongva! We had to compare what Tongva ate and what we eat. We even had to draw a picture about how Tongva people lived long ago. We had a great time learning about Tongva!!!


Tongva People

Today all the students drew picyures of the kies that the tongva(gabrielino)people made and lived in. We labled all the parts like the smoke hole and the door. We also learned what they ate(berries,seeds,acorns,fish,and fruit).All the students filled a paper that had a venn diagram that had a side that said your food and the other side tongva food and middle both eat.

reporter:Jasmine Cabrera

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Field Trip

Today we had our field trip! We went to the Environmental Nature Center! We learned about the Tongva Indians. They made almost everything out of string. we had a great time learning on our trip!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Field Trip Rescheduled!

Our field trip to the Environmental Nature Center has been rescheduled. Our new date is Tuesday, November 15th.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Fall Celebration

We had a great time today at our class fall celebration! Thank you to all the parents who made the day happen. Enjoy your 3 day weekend!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Top News

This week Caden got off the top of the behavior chart! This week we started multiplying by nines and Mikayla showed us the hand trick. After she showed us,everybody was doing it! Then Mrs.Ryan showed us another trick writing down numbers one through nine. We started student of the week and the first one was Natalie! She showed us what she does, what she likes,and even when she broke her wrist! We also started reading workshop.

Reporter: Mikayla

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Field Trip

This Thursday we are going on a feild trip to the Environmental Nature Center. We are going with another 3rd grade class. We are going with Mrs. Bunge and Mrs.Vogel's class. We started learning about the Tongva Indian tribe.
Reporter: Shelby

Friday, October 21, 2011


Today for Science we learned about bees. Mrs.Ryan gave us each a dead bees. She gave us a magnifying glass to look at the bees. Some people saw the bee's proboscis. We had a great time learning about bees.

Reporter: Maryam

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Today we learned how to write I and T in cursive. They were lowercase. We did it on the white board and in our cursive packet.

Reporter: Maryam

Field Trip

Thank you to all the students and parents who have already turned in the field trip permission slips and $7.50 for admission. If you have not turned yours in, please do so as soon as possible. The PTO is paying for our bus to and from the field trip. I can have 3 parent volunteers on the trip. If you are interested, please send me an email. The first three emails I receive will be our chaperones.

Thank you for your continued support!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Today we had GCI. Everyone said, "It is easy." Since it was easy Mrs.Ryan gave us a challenge CGI problem too. My favorite subject is math, so I like doing CGI and math.
Reporter: Maryam

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pen Pals

We got letters from our penpals in Minnesota yesterday! Today we wrote back. We all learned about what our pen pals are like from their letters. We answered all thier questions and asked them new questions. We had a great time writing about ourselves. It is fun to have penpals from another state!

Reporter: Maryam

Saturday, October 15, 2011


It was wonderful having the opprotunity to speak with all of the parents last week during conferences. We truly do have a great group of students and parents this year! I am excited to see how much the students progress during third grade!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Mrs.Ryan reads a book every day after lunch. The book that Mrs.Ryan is reading is called The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. So far it's about a bunny that loses his owner and goes on an adventure to go back to her but a man finds him and they do terrible stuff to him. Also, the other thing we are doing every day is reading silently after lunch. I really engoy reading, so I am so happy to have reading as one of our things.

The reporter: Shelby

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Every Wednesday after recess and reading we do CGI. Today in CGI 10/12/11 it was a little hard. Every one had to ponder for a while. We all did it on the smartbord and in our math books.

Reporter: Katelyn

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

RTI & Science

We have started RTI and we are reading the story called The Waterfall. We are also making nametags. RTI is Monday,Tusday,Thursday,and Friday. We go there every time after our recess.
We are doing science and so far in the back of our room we are growing a plant called the Wisconsin Fast Plant and they are growing very well. After a couple days we check them and then we take them out of their sheet and we get buddied up with a partner and we have a science book and we look at our plant and we write about it. We draw a picture of it and then we talk about the plant. Science is lots of fun but we don't only do stuff about plants we also do math in science and that is why science is the best in any school you could think of.

Reporters: Shelby & Katelyn

Monday, October 10, 2011


Just a reminder that this week is conference week. Students will be dismissed at 1:15pm every day. I am looking forward to meeting with each student's parent(s). If you cannot make your appointment time, please email me to reschedule.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Oops!! :-(

I have to start off by apologizing. I am truly sorry. I somehow misplaced the conference schedule from Back to School Night. I have sent home a blank schedule with the students today. Please write down your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice for a conference time. I will do my best to accomodate everyone. If your first choice is the time that you had chosen at back to school night, please put a star next to your child's name in the box so that I can make sure to allow you to keep your conference at that time. If there are any questions, please feel free to send me an email. I will send home a conference slip with your scheduled time tomorrow. Thank you for your understanding.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Student Created Prize Box Wish List

A few parents have asked about what types of items to donate for the classroom prize box. Keep in mind that these do not need to be new items. I asked the students and here is their list-

sports trading cards
silly bands
bouncy balls
pokemon cards
little notebooks
cute pens

Monday, September 26, 2011

Marvelous Mathematicians

Last week we finished our first math unit on place value, ordering numbers, and rounding. We took our first math test on Friday. Ask your child to tell you about the cool new gadget we have in our classroom that gives them immediate results from multiple choice assessments. We were all very excited! :-) The students are coming home today with the results from that assessment. Please review any incorrect problems with your child.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Wonderful Writers and Word Wizards

This week the students started working in their writer's notebooks. We talked about how to generate ideas for our writing by thinking of people, places or things that matter to us and then listing moments we remember linked to the person, place or object. The starategy is really helping us zoom in and focus our writing. This is going to be a great year for writing! They have so many wonderful memories and moments to write about.

This week Boggle continued to attract the interest of many students as they finished classwork. Many of the students earned over a hundred points this week. Our Boggle champ of the week ended up being Ethan with over 200 points! Congratulations!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Back to School Night

It was wonderful to meet most of the parents at Back to School Night last night. I am looking forward to a fanstatsic journey in third grade this year. Room 510 is full of great students and parents! Thank you!!!

Friday, September 9, 2011


The Friday Facts didn't make it into our Friday Folders! On Monday, September 12th, we will be commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Please have your child wear read, white and blue to school!

Our first full week

This was a fantastic week in our classroom! We have been busy learning the routines and and settling into third grade. Just a reminder that the book orders are due on Monday.

I asked the students what I should write about and was given a list of items to post! So, here are the highlights from this past week:

We started a few fun activities that students can choose to do when they complete their classwork. One choice students have is to do BOGGLE. Our Boggle champ for the week was Natalie! Students can also choose an NFL Challenge.(Never Finished Learning) In addition, students have started "bucket-filling" this week. Ask your child to tell you about this great way to make others feel good through positive notes. I will also talk more about these activities at Back to School Night.

Today we also wrote letters to our 3rd grade penpals from a small rural town in Minnesota. This will be a great way for the students to practice their letter writing skills as well as learn about school and life in a small town in another state.

I am excited about all that is in store for us as we journey through third grade this year!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011


We had a great first 2 days of school. I think we are all excited to begin this year's journey in 3rd grade! By the time you are reading this, you would have seen the homework sheet. Homework is due daily, unless otherwise noted. I will explain homework in more detail at back to school night, but if you have any questions before then please feel free to email or call the school. I look forward to meeting all of the parents at Back to School Night on September 14th.

Saturday, July 16, 2011


I created this blog in order to help keep students and parents updated and involved in the learning that is taking place in our classroom.  I am excited to meet my new class for the 2011-2012 school year! 

Friday, July 8, 2011

New to Blogging

I have been looking at different blogs during my off time and I have seen a lot of great things!  I have decided to give it a try.  I am starting simple, but will continue to learn and update as I go!