Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Welcome to Third Grade in Room 9


Hi Everyone,

Welcome back to a new school year!


I'm looking forward to a terrific year with my new students in third grade!

I hope that all my former third graders have a wonderful fourth grade experience and come visit me soon!



Please leave a comment here to let me know what adventures and experiences
you had over the summer!

58 comments:

  1. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I cannot believe that summer is over and we are back in class again!

    This summer was a lot of fun for me. Being in Minnesota and swimming in Pelican Lake was a real highlight for me. It was very hot so the water felt great!

    I look forward to another great year of blogging with your class! :-)

    Your pal,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

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  2. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I spent some of my summer in Washington D.C. I went to the Air and Space Museum and flew in a real flight simulator! I also saw the White House!

    Your student,
    Ella

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  3. Dear Class,
    I had a great first day with you today and can't wait till tomorrow!
    My summer was full of relaxation and adventure. One highlight was climbing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to over 12,000 feet above sea level. The air was so fresh and clear. We even had to hike through some snow! Another highlight was visiting New York to watch my daughter, Sarah's dance performance. I definitely was a proud mom!

    @Ella, I am so impressed by the fact that you have already gone onto the blog to leave a comment. Not only that, I am really impressed by how well - written you comment is. What a great model for the rest of the class!

    Sincerely,
    Mrs. Ranney

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  4. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    Over the summer my family and I went to Hawaii.
    We went to the island of Maui. While we were there, we stayed in a house that if you walked out the backyard, you're on the beach! It was so much fun there!

    Your student,
    Grace

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  5. @Grace,
    I'm so impressed that you were so quick to comment on the blog and that you wrote such an interesting comment!
    Keep up the good work.
    Best,
    Mrs. Ranney

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  6. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    Welcome back to school. Summer really flew by.

    I went up to Donner Lake for a week with my family. The culmination of the trip was the 30th Annual Donner Lake swim. A wonderful swim across the length of the lake (2.7 miles.) It was amazing!

    See you soon.

    Your friend,

    Mrs. Levy

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  7. @Mrs. Levy,
    Thank you so much for commenting on our first blog post of the new school year.
    Your trip sounds amazing! That was a long way to swim. We can't believe you made it!
    We look forward to being your blogging buddies this year.
    Regards,
    Mrs. Ranney's Third Grade Class

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  8. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    We are having so much fun finding out what people have been doing this summer. We thought it was so cool that Ella got to go to Washington D.C. and see the White
    House!
    Sincerely,
    Leah and Grace

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  9. @Leah and Grace,
    I'm so glad to see that you worked together cooperatively to write a comment!

    @Leah,
    How about leaving another one to tell us what you did this summer?

    Keep up the good work, girls! :-)

    Sincerely,
    Mrs. Ranney

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  10. Dear Mrs Ranney,
    I hope you had a fabulous summer!!! Say hi to all your students for me!!

    From,
    Talia
    (who is now in fifth grade)

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  11. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I love your class. It is really fun.

    This summer I spent lots of time at the beach in Malibu. The beach was called La Costa Beach Club. I played with my friends, searched for sea glass, and learned to boogie board.

    Your student,
    Aidan

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  12. Dear Mrs.Ranney,

    Over the summer my cousins came from New Jersey. We went to Disneyland. It was so much fun. We went on most of the rides and stayed until midnight. My favorite ride was Matterhorn! I had a great first two days and I hope it gets better!

    Your Student,
    Jamie

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  13. Dear Mrs. Ranney,
    I missed you ever since summer break! This summer I went to San Diego and to L.A where my grandparents took me to Hollywood. I had a really awesome time and my grandparents and I took lots of pictures! I hope we have lunch together soon.

    Best wishes
    Leanne

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  14. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    This summer I was in Israel.
    We slept at my grandparents' house.
    They live on a farm called a "moshav".
    There is a pool in the moshav. We went in it a lot.
    We also went to the beach a lot. I had a great time in Israel!


    Your student,
    Ariel

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  15. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    Hope you having a great year so far! I am having an amazing time in Mrs. Kaplan's class. I can't wait to see you again!

    Best wishes,

    Natalie DelCarmen

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  16. Dear Mrs Ranney and class,

    We would like to introduce ourselves.

    We are 2KM and 2KJ from Leopold Primary School in Victoria, Australia. We are two grade two classes that work together. Altogether there are 43 students in our classes.

    2KM's teacher is Miss McGeady and 2KJ's teacher is Miss Jordan. 2KM has been friends with Mrs Yollis' class for a while now.

    We hope you have had a great start to your new school year.

    Your new friends,
    2KM and 2KJ

    PS - our blog addresses are
    2kmblog.globalstudent.org.au
    2kjblog.globalstudent.org.au

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  17. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I had a great summer. I went to my grandma and grandpa's cabin. I had
    fun. We swam and canoed.
    School is great.


    From,
    Justin

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  18. Dear Mrs.Ranney,
    I had a really fun summer starting with going to see my cousins from Maryland. It was a super fun summer. It felt so short, though I still got to do many things. I can't wait to see what I'm doing next summer. Whatever I wind up doing will be fun.I can't wait to see you after the weekend.
    Your Student,
    Carly

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  19. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    This summer I went on a lot of field trips with my family. My favorite one was going to the Santa Monica Pier. [It was my birthday!] I loved the roller coaster. It was so much fun!

    From,
    Leah

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  20. Dear Mrs.Ranney,
    I am so glad that I am in your class. It's been really fun being with you and my friends.
    In my summer, I went surfing for the first time. I wore a wet suit. I was able to stand up and ride a wave.
    I went to Costa Rica in the beginning of the summer. I visited a cloud forest and rain forest. I saw monkeys, sloughs, iguanas, dart frogs, and raccoons. I also went horseback riding and rafting.
    Your student,
    Mikayla

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  21. @Mikayla,
    What an exciting summer trip you had! I loved reading about all the animals you observed. You wrote a very descriptive comment! Keep up the good work.
    Regards,
    Mrs. Ranney

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  22. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    This summer a boy named Sasha from
    China stayed with us for 2 weeks. He spoke Chinese at school, Russian at home and came to the United States to learn more English. Sasha's favorite thing is playing on his I Pod. Sasha brought lots of Chinese gifts for us.


    Your New Student,
    Philip

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  23. @Philip,
    That is so interesting! What a great experience it must have been for you and your family to have Sasha visiting you? I would love to know more about it! What were some of the Chinese gifts he brought?
    I'll be sure to tell my daughter, Kari, about your experience. During the last three years, she has lived in Ireland, Germany, and now in Turkey. She teaches English and has learned to speak German, Spanish, and now some Turkish.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Best,
    Mrs. Ranney

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  24. Dear Mrs.Ranney
    Thanks for leaving such a great comment. My family likes the outdoors. We like to hike and bike. What do you like to do outside?

    Your Student,
    Mikayla

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  25. @Mikayla,
    Thanks for your question and for doing such a great job of keeping our blog active!
    I love to spend time outdoors. Like your family, I enjoy biking and hiking. Paths at the beach are my favorite places to ride my bike. For hiking I have many favorite places. I often hike different trails in Malibu Canyon, and most summers I do some hiking in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains.
    Even at home, I love to be outdoors working in my garden!
    Keep up the great work, Mikayla!
    Regards,
    Mrs. Ranney

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  26. Dear Mrs.Ranney,
    Every year, my family goes to Yosemite. We hike to Vernal Falls. Then we hike a little bit more and hike to Nevada Falls.
    We also hike down from Glacier Pont. I like how you comment. What amazing trips have you been on?

    Your Student,
    Mikayla

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  27. Dear Mrs. Ranney and class,

    I am very impressed by your blog. When I was in third grade, thirty years ago, we did not have any computers in our classroom.

    I can't believe you are corresponding with a class in Australia!

    You are very lucky children to have such a wonderful teacher.

    Best wishes,
    Sybil Berman (Aidan's mom)

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  28. Dear Mrs.Ranney,
    I love school a lot so far! I wonder if my classmates have also loved school. I wonder what things we are going to do this year. I am looking forward to doing fun things this year! My favorite thing that we did this year so far was making a liquid into a solid!

    Your Student,
    Carly

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  29. Dear Mrs. Ranney and Class,
    Grammy and Grampy want to say hello and wish you all a great year at school.
    Love,
    Grammy and Grampy Zanger

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  30. @Grammy and Grampy Zanger,
    Thanks so much for visiting our blog and for your well-wishes for a great school year.
    Please come back often to see what Aidan and his classmates are up to!
    Sincerely,
    Mrs. Ranney

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  31. Dear Mrs. Ranney,
    This summer I went to Las Vegas.
    We went to the pool a lot of times.
    We went to a lot of places.




    Your Student,
    Edo

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  32. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I didn't do this over the summer but it's like a summer activity. I went to Houston,Texas! My cousin got Bar Miztvahed and he did amazing at the two services. The party's theme was sports and it was really fun. On Sunday morning there was a brunch. My cousins and I played football and pickle. It was so much fun spending a lot of time with my family!

    Best,
    Jamie

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  33. Dear Mrs. Ranney
    I went on Ms. Levy 's blog. It was really interesting,
    so I just had to ask a lot of questions.
    From,
    Justin

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  34. Dear Mrs.Ranney,
    I think it is really awesome that almost everyone told us what they did over the summer. I want to know what some other people did over the summer because not everyone went onto the blog yet. I am looking forward to a good school year!

    Your Student,
    Carly

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  35. Dear Mrs.Ranney,
    I think that this school year has been very successful so far. I think I learned some things on how to be a successful third grader from our paragraph we did together in class. I have loved being in your class for my third grade school year! I was actually hoping to get you as my teacher because I heard that you have a classroom blog. I thought that it would be fun to have a classroom blog. I have never had a classroom blog before but I think having a classroom blog is very fun.

    Your Student,
    Carly

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  36. Dear Mrs.Ranney,
    I think my school year has been very successful. I think that everyone did a pretty good job for the first two months of the new school year. I think all of the projects we did this year were all so fun! I can't wait till we do all of the other super fun projects we are planing to do this year!

    Ghostly,
    Carly

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  37. Dear Mrs.Ranney,
    The school year is going by so quickly. It is already the third month of school. I am still looking forward to the rest of the school year. I think the rest of the school year will be a blast just like the first two months have! I can't wait until we do some really awesome projects!

    Yours Truly,
    Carly

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  38. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I can't believe that it is almost winter break! I feel like school just started.

    I enjoy blogging and I had so much fun learning how to type on Alphasmarts. I'm done!:)

    I hope we have some exciting projects coming up!

    Warmly,
    Jamie

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  39. Dear Mrs. Ranney,
    I have had a phenomenal school year so far, and I have learned so much ! I can not wait to learn some more! Just like Jamie said, I can not believe that it is winter break already! It feels like the school year just started yesterday ! I think that you have been quite the teacher this year! I think that I am starting to type faster now because of Alphasmarts. I have really enjoyed being in your class, and learning all of the marvelous things that you have taught me!

    Yours Truly,
    Carly

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  40. Dear Mrs.Ranney,
    I Loved learning what was a fad when you were a kid and when your daughters were kids. I also learned what was fad when my parents were kids. My dad said when he was a kid the rubic cube was a fad. When I asked my mom what was fad when she was a kid, she said that dittos were popular. When I meet new people I will be sure to ask them what was a fad when they were kids. I will be sure to ask all of my teachers what was fad when they were kids.

    Happy Holidays!

    Warmest Regards,
    Carly

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  41. Dear Mrs.Ranney,
    I noticed that the comment I wrote got lost on the internet so I am going to write a new one. Guess what? My aunt and uncle came to visit, and they are going on a cruise. I am also going on a cruise but not on the same cruise as them. I will get to see them though one time on the cruise, because we will be going to a place in Mexico, and we will get to see each other there.
    I forgot to tell you their names. My uncle's name is Colin, and my aunt's name is Sue. They are from my dad's side of the family. Colin and Sue live in Austrailia with the rest of my dad's side of the family. Though, my dad's other brother lives where we do but about twenty minutes away.


    Happy Holidays!


    Yours Truly,
    Carly

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  42. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    This is Carly and Jamie. We have had so much fun this school year! It has gone by so quickly.

    Our favorite part is blogging. We like blogging because we can start conversations on the computer. We also enjoy meeting new people.

    Both of us hope that next year we will get as phenomanal of a teacher as we have this year.

    Happy New Year!

    Best,
    Carly and Jamie

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  43. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I cannot believe what a ecstatic year that I have had. I think that all of the projects that we have done are so astounding! I think that having a class blog is so amazing! I wonder what other phenomenal teachers I will get in the next few years.

    Happy New Year!

    Warmly,
    Carly:)

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  44. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    Hello, this is Jamie and Carly. We can't believe that it is half way through the school year. For this half of the school year we had an outstanding time with you as our teacher.

    We hope that you will be the same excellent teacher that you were the other half of he year. Both of us can't wait until we get to do the other sensational things that you are planing for us to do.

    Happy New Year!

    Regards,
    Jamie and Carly:)

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  45. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I can't believe that it is halfway through the fabulous school year! I have had so much fun learning so far this school year.

    One thing that I like about learning from you so far is that you made it really easy to learn the things that you taught us.

    Another thing that I like is that if we had a long test you would let us play a fun game like, silent speed ball, or people bingo.

    Most important was that I really like to have you as my teacher this year, I think that you were the best teacher I could have gotten this year.


    Surely I have loved having a class blog and all of the things that I just mentioned.

    Regards,
    Carly:)

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  46. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I have Loved learning and doing all of the activities that we have done this whole entire year.

    These are some of the things that I have enjoyed doing this year: Puppet Project, World Maths Day, Chumash information, Ugandan walk, Silent Speed Ball even though we do that rarely.

    I enjoyed doing the Puppet Project because we got to choose any main character of any of the books that we have read that month. I really liked the fact that we could use yarn or little scraps to put on our Puppet Project. That is why I enjoyed doing the Puppet Project.

    I Loved doing Wold Maths Day this year because I did it so much, and I played with so many people that I didn't know. I liked to play with some of the other people that I knew in the computer lab because I could see who would win out of us.

    All of the things that we learned about the Chumash Indians were so fascinating! It was fun to go to the museum because we got to learn even more about the Chumash! It was really fun to learn about the Chumash and go to the Chumash assembly that we just had at school.

    Wow, the Ugandan walk for the Ugandan kids was so long ago, but yet so fun! I am so happy that the Ugandan walk was a success because it was real hard work!

    Lastly, I like playing Silent Speed Ball because it is such a fun game to play after a lot of hard work.

    Those are some of the things that I enjoyed doing this year.

    Regards,
    Carly:)

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  47. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    The school year has gone so quickly. The year has been sensational since the first day of school. I think you make school a lot of fun. I am looking forward to getting ready for open house. I thought you said that our Admire paragraph was going to be part of open house. Last year I went into someones classroom and saw they made paper people and put them on their chairs. What are some other things we will make or do for open house? My favorite part of the school year is open house, but then I have to be ready to say good-by to my teacher which would of course make me sad. The good think about it is that I can see my teacher around school. The think is that my first grade teacher, Mrs. Cirino got a pink slip. She got her job back, but she decided to teach at the school her two boys go to. I that case, I couldn’t see her around school but I invited her to swim at my house I my swimming pool, and about a few weeks ago I saw her at a ice skating rink. It was exciting!

    I hope the year will stay like this.

    Your Student,
    Leah ☆

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  48. Dear Mrs.Ranney,

    Third grade is going great. I learned so many things in third grade. One thing that I learn was division. Another one was fractions. We are still learning about fractions, but we are learning decimals too.

    Yours Truly,
    Sydney

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  49. Dear Mrs. Ranney and my class mates,

    I just wanted to say bye, because I am going to Israel tomorrow. Well, to Amster Dam, In Europe. I want to tell you how it is going to work. First, we go on the plane to Amsterdam, and the movies on the plane are movies like "Tangled".
    From California to Amsterdam is about, 12 hours.
    Next, we land, so the rest of Sunday is in Amsterdam.
    Then, we go on the plane again to Israel.
    From Amsterdam to Israel is about, 2 hours.
    Last, we land in Israel.

    See you on May 1st, 2011!

    Regards, Ariel ☺

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  50. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I was excited to come to Chaparral,but I was sad to leave my old school. I have made a lot of friends in my class. I was also glad I have a wonderful teacher.

    Warmly,

    Raelynn

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  51. Dear Mrs. Ranney and Class,

    This school year has been so extraordinary! I love making all of the over-the-top projects that you assign us to do. Another thing that I wanted to say was that I adore examining all of the stupendous projects that my classmates have done!

    One of my favorite things that we did this year was picking a biography subject, and being an expert on them. My biography subject is Robert Fulton, the one-of-a-kind person who invented the spectacular steamboat.

    Yours Truly,
    Carly:)

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  52. Dear Mrs. Ranney and Class,

    I cannot believe that the school year is almost over! This year has been a wonderful school year and I have learned so much. Some of the things I have learned are how to write proper clause and compound sentences, multiplication and division facts, and best of all how to blog. That isn't all I've learned, but those are my favorite things!

    I can't believe it's already Open House. I am excited to share all of my work with my parents!

    One of my favorite things is how much that my writing has improved. I remember when we were just learning how to write topic sentences and conclusions!

    Warmly,
    Jamie :)

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  53. Dear Mrs.Ranney,
    I had a lot of fun in third grade. I like learning times,division, capacity,and volume. When third grade started I was shy.Then I happily made new friends.

    Your friend,
    Sydney

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  54. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I can’t believe that the school year is almost over already! Another thing that I am so surprised about is that we don’t even have a month left of school, we only have about two weeks left! I am so sad that third grade is almost over, but I am so ecstatic about entering fourth grade!

    This year, I have loved learning, and here are some of the things that I enjoyed doing over the past year:

    Learning multiplication facts, division facts, adverbs, the metric system, standard capacity, learning about all different kinds of nouns and adjectives, milliliters and liters, learning how to divide words easier, learning about the planets, learning a lot about taxes and our government, higher level words, how to make your paragraph or story more interesting, different types of sentences: clauses and compound sentences, learning how to write in cursive, learn how to type, reading harder books than before, and lastly making a speech and diagram that goes with our biography person (Robert Fulton).

    Those are all of the things that I enjoyed doing or learning about this entire school year!

    Warm Messages,
    Carly:)

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  55. Jordyn and Jamie :)June 6, 2011 at 9:06 AM

    Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    We've enjoyed a fantastic year in third grade!

    The things we have most enjoyed about math are:

    multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, and greater than and less than.


    The things we've liked in grammar are:

    direct address, pronouns, common nouns, learning correct punctuation, and capitalization.


    All The Best,
    Jordyn :) and Jamie :)

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  56. Mikayla and JordynJune 16, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Dear Mrs. Ranney,
    We’ve had an incredible year with you!

    Mikayla wanted to say:
    Every day I have learned more and more with your help. You are one of my favorite teachers. I will type to you over the summer. When I go to Alaska, I will comment on the blog.

    Jordyn wanted to say:
    When I went to the Multi Purpose Room, and I found out you were my teacher, I said, “Who is that?” Then when it was the first day of school I thought you were the best teacher in the whole third grade! I’ll miss you very much when I move back to New Jersey! I promise I will go on the blog a lot!




    See you soon!



    Your Students,
    Mikayla and Jordyn

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  57. Raelynn and GraceJune 16, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I can’t believe that it is the end of third grade already!

    We don’t want this year to end because it was so much fun being with Mrs. Ranney in room nine.

    Raelynn’s favorite projects were: Frozen Fractions, and the Biography project.



    Grace’s favorite activities were doing the Ugandan Global Project, and doing the Biography project in class.

    You can see that we have really enjoyed this year with Mrs.Ranney and the rest of the class.

    Warmly,

    Raelynn & Grace

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  58. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I am so sad that third grade is over.

    When I got home, I started to cry because I left room 9. I also will blog a lot during the summer this year. When I am in fourth grade I also will blog on your class blog every day, and I will visit you in your class too. My family was sad too. We all miss you Mrs. Ranney a lot.

    Warmly,
    Raelynn*

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