Mrs. Peters' Class
Mrs. Peters' 11th grade twins: Kate and Sam
Monday is our last day of school and is only a half day. I will be sending home report cards with your child.
**PLEASE Don't forget.... when you look over report cards.... each standard will be scored with a 1, 2, 3, or 4. Those simply mean:
1=the student learned about something, can't demonstrate that he/she understands it completely, and will need to spend more time learning to reach mastery.
2=the student has shown he/she is beginning to understand something that was taught, but not solidly, so will need to spend some more time learning about it (2 is common and often means something was just introduced and we will be learning much more about it soon). A 2 is NOT bad. It is showing growth.
3=the student completely understands a skill that was taught.
4=the student not only completely understands a skill taught, but is so proficient that he/she could easily teach it to someone else, thoroughly, consistently and might even be studying it further, above grade level(a 4 is rare to get).
Our school nurse, Mrs. Lily, has completed all the eye and ear screenings for our class.
BE SURE TO READ WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING BY CLICKING ON THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER LINK AT THE TOP! Below, are photos from each week.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns, email@example.com .
Thank you SOOO much for sharing your child with me. I will miss them SO much! Have a wonderful summer with your children at home (and at camps or with family). Fondly, Kellie Peters
SHARE/ STAR OF THE WEEK &( for 2nd semester) LEADER OF THE WEEK:
*Star of the week has a special section of bulletin board on which to share anything special he/she wants to show his/her peers: photos, awards, artwork, anything he/she is proud of, etc. It will stay on display for the entire week.
Week 2: Tyler
Week 3 : Sidney
Week 4 : Gabriela
Week 5 : Rey
Week 6/7 combo: Walker
Week 8: Sawyer
Week 9: Lauren
Week 10 and 11: Bella
Week 12: Fiona
Week 13 and 14: Riley
Week 15: Mackenzie
Week 16: Finn
Week 17: Griffin
Week 18: Kaylee
Week 19: Jakobi
Week 20: Miss Renault
Week 21: Miss Renault & Mrs Peters
Week 22: Sidney
Week 23: Finn
Star of the Week has evolved into Leader of the Week. Students are randomly chosen to be the Leader of the Week. During their week they meet with Mrs. Peters on Monday at lunch to plan their full leader day on Wednesday. Throughout the week they demonstrate leadership skills and are our line leader, but on Wednesday they are actually the teacher all day (Mrs. Peters is simply their side-kick, who also teaches the core subject lessons). Each Leader will get to teach a lesson to the class, about something he/she knows a lot about or is really interested in. Mrs Peters helps him/her plan his/her lesson on Monday at lunch. The Leader dresses professionally on Wednesday , but no worries if your child doesn't have a fancy dress or suit coat and tie, Mrs. Peters will help them with that too. It is a wonderful opportunity for every student to experience leading, teaching, guiding & helping his/her peers, time management, responsibility....and the pride and joy that goes with all of that. The Leader uses Mrs. Peters' computer to help with reporting attendance, gets the class lined up to go to and from specials, collects completed work, checks on students who needed help staying on task, and has an overall terrific day (from what they tell me at the end of their week). *We are all very excited about Student Leader Day each week.
Week 24 Jakobi was our Leader of the week and taught us about the weight of the heavy machinery used at his dad's company.
Week 25: Tyler was our Leader of the week and taught us about Eels.
Week 26: Lauren was our Leader of the week and did an animal/art lesson. Lauren was also the Leader for week 27 (for 3 days, due to all the snow days and the teacher workshop day during week 26).
Week 28: Griffin was our Leader of the week and taught us about Ancient Egypt and how to draw a pyramid.
Week 29: Rey was our Leader of the week and he taught us about Animal Adaptations.
Week 30: Walker was our Leader of the week and he invited his older brother, Wyatt, to join him for his lesson involving NBA teams and learning in which states they are located (geography).
Week 32: Riley was our Leader of the week and she taught us about Moosehead Lake, Mount Kineo, The Steamboat Katahdin, the geology of the Greenville area, as well as some major landforms of Maine.
Week 33: Finn was our Leader of the week and he taught us all about designing and printing using the 3-D printer. We saw actual replicas of dinosaur skulls and jaw bones that were printed on the GSB 3-D printer.
Week 34: Sidney was our Leader of the Week and taught us all about Lobstering.
Week 35: Sawyer was out Leader of the Week and he had his grandmother, uncle, and mom bring in 2 young goats for us to pet and play with. He taught us all about goats.
Week 36: Fiona was our Leader of the Week and had her dad join us for her morning leader lesson. She set up an actual campsite IN our classroom and in addition to teaching us many neat tricks and tips for a successful camping trip on an island, she also educated the class about Leave No Trace.
Week 37: Mackenzie was our Leader of the Week and taught us all about counting the layers of an oyster's shell to determine its age. She then guided us in a craft lesson making oyster shells out of model magic.
Week 38: Gabriela was our Leader of the Week and invited her parents and two little brothers in for her lesson on how to care for babies and little children. They learned about keeping children safe as well as demonstrations about infant and child CPR and abdominal thrusts (for choking). Be sure and see the photos below.
Week 39: Unfortunately, Bella and Kaylee had to share this week (due to GSB not having to go longer, due to forgiven snow days). Bella taught us a fun lesson about elephants and keeping them safe. We made elephants out of model magic. Kaylee taught us about how geodes form and shared with her peers, from a geode kit I bought, geodes that we chiseled open. Thank goodness Mr. Hagar came along and helped muscle a few open. Everyone took home different pieces of amazing geodes.
Monday: Music and P.E.
*Thursday at 10:10 is Violin instruction.
*Thursday at 10:40 is Viola instruction.
*Friday at 10:30 is Cello instruction.
Friday at 1:15 is t6th grade Science Buddies
Friday at 1:55 is Cub Chorus
RECESS AND LUNCH:
- Each day third graders go to recess at 11:25 and then on to lunch at 11:45. Some days we go out to mid-day recess early and also might go out for some outside time on the playground later in the afternoon. We also frequently have lessons and activities outside.
Third Grade Homework
In our classes, homework can change depending on what happens in the classroom. Our belief is that the homework is meant to be practice for skills learned in class. It is helpful if they can do this work at home, because then they can move on to other things that we are doing in the classroom. If they don't do it at home, we expect them to get it done in the morning when they come in. If you are wondering about the homework, don't hesitate to contact us. Below are the guidelines for our homework.
Reading homework : please read every night.
Spend time outside.
The Homework focus at this point is learning the multiplication tables 0-10 before 4th grade.
Continue to eat right and exercise!
*Practice your instrument a little , if you play one ....and if you don't....just listen to some great music!
These are some web sites for choosing great books. Choose one and enjoy!
https://www.mathlearningcenter.org/families/bridges2 (choose grade 3)
SEPTEMBER 8th Class Photos
SEPTEMBER 15th Class Photos
SEPTEMBER 29th Class Photos
October 6 Class Photos
October 13 Class Photos
October 20th Class Photos
October 27th Class Photos
November 3rd Class Photos
*Friday, we worked with peers from Mrs. Pinkham's classroom as we learn about Mentor Sentences.
November 9th Class Photos
*Our very quick visit to the Whaleback Shell Midden across the street.
"Seabird Sue" Schubel, outreach educator, visited from Audubon's Project Puffin. *You can see a student 'gearing up' for what a human would need to adapt to all that a Puffin needs to survive.
Working on Wigwams with some Lincoln Academy 11th grade volunteers (Kate Peters, May Halm, and Sam Peters...all former GSB students) . *Making good use of the boxes from our classroom's laptops!
November 30th Class Photos
December 8th Class Photos
December 22nd Class Photos
We were super proud of our class door decoration and were sure we were going to win. :) . Thanks to Walker's mom (who REALLY does, likely, work for Santa!) we had battery operated lights and all! (Not to mention, she brought holiday pencils, erasers, and some "classroom elves-on-the-shelf" (a very special school version of the real elf on the shelf...that can, in fact, be touched (carefully) and still not lose its magic! Kaylee shared another 'classroom elf on the shelf' with us and he ("Elfie") was very active and reported out GREAT things to Santa almost every night (he even left everyone a special note).
Wednesday December 20th: Scrabble letter day. Our class spelled out (and wore one letter each) Barothermograph. The 3rd grade won for longest words.
Thursday December 21st was Ugly Sweater day and Sawyer and Lauren displayed some very jingly and brightly lit sweaters.
Our class made some incredibly beautiful artwork in Art class this week. These are just a couple of examples.
January 5th Class Photos
Students using classroom laptops to explore mathematical and logical thinking challenges during some inside recess time on Friday.
Students working with their 6th grade science buddies on the testing of their catapults.
Students spent a few minutes volunteering to organize and straighten up : classroom library, art caddies, and paper bins.
January 12th Class Photos
Above: Some classmates doing an informational text presentation about author Mary Cerullo.
Third graders working with their 6th grade science buddies. Investigating bubble blowing, measuring in mm and cm and noting elapsed time.
January 12th Class Photos
Above: Author Mary Cerullo teaches student about Gulf of Maine marine life and everything involved in writing, editing, and publishing her books.
Above: Mrs. Peters gave students 'coupons' to use for special things in the classroom, for Christmas (doodle on the white board, homework pass, sit in the teacher's chair for the lesson, be line leader for the day, etc..) Tyler chose to use his 'read a book to the class' coupon. We loved hearing him read us a story!
Mrs. Peters created/wrote a Donors Choose project to fund raise for chair-back-pouches. Our pouches arrived today and students were very excited to have a place at their desk to store their headphones, cursive writing book, writing paper, pencils, ruler, markers, colored pencils, and their reading books. They agreed that we'll be able to do much more learning, now that they won't be constantly leaving their work area to track down pencils , rulers, etc. We are very grateful and have written a thank you note to all of our donors.
January 25th Class Photos
Rey requested to read aloud to the class.
Our class joined Mrs. Gregg's class for our Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday team-teaching for math. These photos are of students working on rounding to tens and hundreds.
Working on building Anemometers, to measure wind speed, with our 6th grade science buddies.
February 9th Class Photos
We had a fun time skating at the Midcoast Recreation Center ice rink.
Week of February 16th Class Photos
(Above left) Lauren reads aloud to the class. (Above right and below left) A typical relaxing read-to-self time after lunch (low lights and peaceful, soft music in the background). (Below: our second trip to the MRC for skating).
Below: continued construction of anemometers with our science buddies (and some completed and tested):
Week of Feb26/March 2 Class Photos
Our last time skating at the MRC.
Jesse Butler came in to teach us all about the hardware and software of computers. We also learned about the history of computers.
Matt from Chewonki came in to teach us all about Birds of Prey and food chains. We saw a live owl, snake, and spider. We were also able to touch a preserved bald eagle, and many other fascinating natural animal items.
Jakobi was the Leader of the Week and did a wonderful job as the teacher on Wednesday. For his personal lesson, he taught us all about the machinery used at his dad's company. We all had the opportunity to then climb up in and sit in one of the machines. I was really proud of the leadership skills he demonstrated and with his responsibility throughout the day and week.
Below, Friday Science Buddies. Continuing to test our anemometers.
Week of March 9th Class Photos
Above: Our fantastic Leader of the week: Tyler. Checking cursive work, reading a book to the class, and teaching us all about Eels.
Above: Franklin came from Mrs. Gregg's classroom to teach us all about creating Slides on Google Slides.
Week of March 15th Class Photos
(There were too many snow days to catch any good photos. Sorry)
Week of March 23rd Class Photos
Our Leader of the Week, Lauren, reading a book aloud to the class. (Above right): Lauren taught us all how to make squishy toys that represent the marine animals we are researching for our class Mary Cerullo Marine Creature book.
Fiona reads a book aloud to the class.
Jakobi read his Legend book to the class (multiple times). Everyone enjoyed it.
Tennis with Larry at the CLC YMCA
Week of March 30th Class Photos
Griffin was our Leader of the Week. He taught a very interesting lesson on Ancient Egypt and showed us how to draw a pyramid.
Jesse Butler came in again to teach us all about coding with computers. Everyone spent some time coding using code.org. I'm very proud of how tech savvy my class is.
We walked over to the CLC YMCA for our second tennis lesson with the tennis pro, Larry. Miss Renault and myself also had a few turns at hitting the balls.
Week of April 6th Class Photos
We enjoyed some kite flying , during an outdoor break, after a long morning session of MEA testing.
Above left: some students working on their computer coding at the coding class, after school on Wednesdays. Above right: my son Sam and GSB 8th grader Will F. help me run the Unplug-it-week lacrosse clinic on Thursday afternoon. Joe Clark came over from the Y and brought lax balls for us to use.
Above: Rey was our Leader of the Week and on Wednesday he taught a very interesting lesson about 10 unusual animals that have very unique adaptations. We also always enjoy when our Leader offers to read a book to the class. In addition to teaching in our room, Rey traveled over to Mrs. Hannah's room to read a book to her class.
Our 4th trip over to the CLC YMCA (for tennis with Larry) was very fun and we enjoyed playing a few big group games.
Week of April 13th Class Photos
Walker was our Leader of the week and invited a special family guest (his big brother, Wyatt) to join him for his terrific lesson on NBA teams and where on the US map each team is located. It was a great geography lesson (and we all learned a lot about basketball).
Week of April 27th Class Photos
Above: Miss Overlock was our Leader teacher on Wednesday. We learned a LOT about the Greenville area of Maine, including: Moosehead Lake, Mount Kineo, the Steamboat Katahdin, the geology of the area, and all about Miss Overlock's great family times on Moosehead lake.
Week of May4th Class Photos
Above: Mr. Roy was our Leader of the week and taught us all about using Tinker cad and printing objects on the 3D printer. We are studying fossils in science and Mr. Roy brought replicas of dinosaur fossils printed on the 3D printer at GSB.
Above: photos of my group at the museum. They were such good sports to pose for all my photos! Top left photo was great! They totally got into character and tried to blend in to the photo. Gage's hand was perfectly lined up to look like he was petting the dog. :) . We had so much fun!