Thursday, May 19, 2011

Welcome to Open House in Room 9!

Tonight we are so excited to share all of our 
exceptional work with friends and family members!
Enjoy your tour of our room!


Take a walk through history on our biography time line.

To keep many of our 3rd grade memories, we created
binders. Enjoy reading them!

Enjoy visiting our ocean, which has an abundance of fish with coloration adaptations!

Take a look at our dry desert animals and their physical and behavioral adaptations
that help them survive in the scorching desert heat!

Say hello to our blog mascot, Peggy the penguin, and head on over to
our astonishing blog to leave a comment. 

Brrrrr......when you visit, you will see our delicious Frozen Fraction projects!

Here are some examples of our Step-Up-to-Writing lessons,
and we hope you enjoy reading about
admirable people and our holiday traditions.

Hear ye! Hear ye! Take a peek at these wonderful,
patriotic Presidential Paragraphs!

Please enjoy the world of 3-D shapes by reading our stunning shape paragraphs!
They're even in cursive!

Enjoy shopping in our splendid stores!

Last, but not least,  examine  our volume models!


Please leave us a comment to let us know what you most enjoyed during your tour of our classroom!


  1. Dear Mrs. Ranney and Class,

    I am so ecstatic about Open House! We have all worked extremely hard for this night to come! I can't wait for my parents to see all of our hard work and amazing projects! My favorite project is our admirable paragraphs. I also enjoy gazing at our exquisite cursive.

    When my parents see the habitats, I think that they will be stunned at how we put together two realistic, important habitats.

    I hope everyone enjoys our awesome projects!

    Jamie :)

  2. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I can't wait to show my family around! Two of my cousins, my grandma, my mom and dad, and my aunt are coming! I'll see you soon!


  3. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    The open house was a big success! It was wonderful seeing the kids art work and paragraphs. Keep up being a great teacher.

    Warm Wishes,
    Soraida (Tristan's Sister)

  4. Dear Mrs. Ranney's Class,

    I was so impressed with all the work I saw tonight at Open House. Your classroom looked great.

    I can not believe the number of writing projects you have done this year. It looks like everyone has learned a lot and had fun doing it.

    Congratulations to everyone. Great job!

    Best regards,

    Steve (Jamie's Dad)

  5. Daphna and GeorgeMay 19, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    What an exciting night! It has been a pleasure seeing all the wonderful work that your class has done throughout the year. We enjoyed every single display. It is so impressive to see how much learning took place in this class! You should all be very proud of yourselves.

    Thank you so much for an incredible year! We will miss Mrs. Ranney and Room 9.

    George and Daphna (Ella's Parents)

  6. Dear Mrs. Ranney and class,

    Open house was awesome! Aidan took us on a tour of all your great work. You guys did amazing work and you should all be very proud.

    All the best,
    Aidan's dad (Craig)

  7. Cindy (Mikayla's Mom)May 19, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    Dear Mrs. Ranney and Class,

    I loved your classroom that was filled with such exceptional creativity and thought. I especially enjoyed reading everyone's original essays. It's amazing to see how so many third graders have blossomed into such great writers.

    Thank you Mrs. Ranney!!

    Warm Regards,
    Cindy Quintana (Mikayla's Mom)

  8. Dear Mrs. Ranney and class,

    Thank you for letting me visit your room tonight to see all of the wonderful things you have learned this year. I especially enjoyed the Presidential Paragraphs and reading the informative and well written biographies. Great job!

    Andres (Mikayla's Dad)

  9. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    Thank you for letting my sister do a really good job. I love the biography time line, money story problems, and frozen fractions.

    Ariana (Mikayla's Sister)

  10. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I loved seeing your classroom! The ocean display is my favorite because I love water--ocean, sea or river!

    Thank you for being such a terrific teacher!

    Justin's Mom

  11. Suzanne, Bill and Alex ScrantomMay 19, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    Dear Mrs. Ranney and Class:

    Wow....what an impressive display of all your hard work from this school year! As a family, we agreed that our favorite display was the biographies and dioramas. We loved seeing all the different materials the students used to create their person and their scene. The creativity was amazing!

    It has been great year!

    Best regards,

    Suzanne, Bill and Alex (Leah's Family)

  12. Dear Mrs. Ranney and Class,

    It was so fun showing my parents around the classroom! My favorite thing to show them was my biography sculpture and writing. I saw some 2nd graders looking at our sculptures, and they kept commenting about how magnificent they thought they were. All of the biography sculptures were all so interesting to me.

    We spent so much time trying to get ready for Open House, and it was worth it. I thought that our classroom looked so neat! I liked the way you set everything up. My parents loved everything so much that they didn’t even have a favorite!

    I loved getting ready for Open House, and I also enjoyed going to Open House to show my parents and sister around!


  13. Dear Mrs. Ranney and class,

    I am so excited about our upcoming open house. I think it was a very creative idea to sit in chronological order by the person we researched. Since Rembrandt is from the 1600’s, I get to be the first seat.

    My mom and dad are eagerly waiting to see all the work we have done, and how the class will be decorated. I am also thrilled to go into the 4th grades classes to see the work we will be doing next year.


  14. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I was excited to come to open house tonight. I couldn't wait to see all the cool displays the kids had made on their historic person. I think they all did a really good job and have so much imagination. Seeing all the hard work and cool projects Raelynn has done is amazing. Thank you for all your hard work in teaching our children.

    Heidi Lieber

  15. Mrs. Ranney,
    Congratulations on another wonderful open house. The room looked beautiful and it was amazing to see how many projects the kids got through.

    My hats off to you for the terrific job you've done this year.

    Philip's mom

  16. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I bet Open House was great, but I wasn't there because I went to see my sister's play. My mom was there quickly though because she was not feeling so well today . I hope that she saw all of my projects or at least some.

    All The Best,

  17. Dear Mrs. Ranney and class,

    This was a most impressive Open House. There were so many beautiful displays, works of art actually, by wonderful young artists, and a lot of great writing too. Each of you should be very proud.

    All the best
    Gary (Mikey's dad)

  18. Dear Mrs. Ranney and Class,

    All I can say is WOW! Your class looks so beautiful with all of the different areas that display your classwork. My favorite area was the "The Ocean" portion, because of the pretty blue background. I could see all the hard work that each and everyone of you put into your biographies. They were so interesting and creative!

    I hope all of you have a great summer, and a BIG THANK YOU to Mrs. Ranney for being such a great teacher.

    Melissa Aardema
    Michael's mom :-)

  19. Dear Mrs. Ranney and class,

    I really enjoyed seeing your classroom during Open House. I loved having Emily show me all the beautiful work they have done through the year. All the kids worked very hard and I am very proud of them. My favorite was the ocean area and the biography projects.

    Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication Mrs. Ranney and for each student on your class, keep the good work!

    Marifer (Emily’s Mom)

  20. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    Open House was great! I showed my family everything. It was a really smart idea to arrange our desks in the year our biography
    person was born. I brought my sister, mom, and my dad with me to
    Open House. I'm sure that they loved it as much as I did.

  21. We thank you,Mrs. Ranney, for sharing the photos of the class's work. We enjoyed seeing what the children have accomplished through the photos.
    Well wishes,
    Grammy Gail

  22. Dear Class,
    I am so very proud of all that you have accomplished this year. Open House was a splendid success because of all of your hard work.
    Since it is quite difficult to select a favorite Open House display, I think I would have to say that the displays that showed off your writing are the ones I like best! I commend all of you on the improvements you've made in writing this year!
    You have definitely demonstrated that you are ready to take on 4th grade!

    Mrs. Ranney

  23. Dear Mrs.Ranney,

    I was excited that it was open house on Thursday.

    My mom was impressed, that she got to see my work that I am doing. I also was very happy that my mom left a comment at Open House. In her comment she said that all of us did a great job on our projects.

  24. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I had so much fun at Open House. I loved touring around, and looking at all the projects. My favorite project was the shapes paragragh in cursive. I hope every one else enjoyed it.


  25. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I loved open house! After I finished showing my parents around, I cruised over to the fourth grade classrooms. My favorite room was Mrs. Krauss because she had so many creative projects. She also introduced herself to me and she seemed really nice. I can't wait until Fourth grade, but first I am going to love summer vacation. See you tomorrow!

    Yours Truly,

  26. Dear Mrs. Ranney,
    Walking through your beautifully decorated room brought back all the wonderful memories I had while being in your class a few years ago. I am now in 5th grade and remember exactly everything we did in 3rd grade. Time goes by so fast. It's hard to keep up!


  27. Just a few more weeks of school and you will be on to the next grade.
    Do you have any summer plans? Grampy and I have thoroughly enjoyed following and posting on your classroom blog this school year. Some of you have summer birthdays.
    We wish you all a wonderful summer break.
    Best wishes, Aidan's Grammy


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