Monday, April 30, 2012

All About the Awesome Third Graders in Room 9!

We are the 25 third graders in Mrs. Ranney's third grade class. There are 12 girls and 13 boys in our class.
We are one of four third grade classes at our school, which has 587 students in grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.

Here we are on Lucky Hat Day!

Our school is located in a suburb of Los Angeles, California, in the United States of America!

We hope you enjoy watching the slideshow about us!

All About Us! on PhotoPeach

Please leave us a comment!

Monday, April 23, 2012

We Are Quite Qualified for Quad Blogging!

Mrs. Ranney's class enjoys sharing and learning 
with other classes around the world. 
Last year, our class really enjoyed  QUAD Blogging with three other classes!

This year we are reconnecting with our buddies 
for more learning fun!

Quad blogging was started by pioneer teacher/blogger David Mitchell.
It is a wonderful way to connect with classes around our country and the world.
Through this experience we will learn about others as well as sharing about ourselves.


This week, let's meet Mrs. Watson's 2/3 class in 
British Columbia, Canada!

Head on over to Mrs. Watson's Class and explore their blog 
to learn about them 
and leave a comment!

To leave a comment, look for the comment count
at the bottom of any post. 

Click on it, and you can leave a comment of your own. 

Be sure to use your best writing skills and, of course, 
 say that you are from Mrs. Ranney's Class!

You can leave a comment here as well, if you like, to let us know
what you've learned and shared.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Flaunt Your Funny, Frivolous, Fabulous Fads!

Currently, Mrs. Ranney's Class is reading
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 
the wonderful, well-known author, Beverly Cleary.

We have just finished reading hilarious Chapter 3, "The Hard-Boiled Egg Fad!"

In this chapter, Ramona and all her third grade buddies are having fun with the latest fad: packing a hard-boiled egg in their lunches each day.  The fad isn't just about eating a hard-boiled egg, however! It's really all about cracking it on your head before you peel it!

  Some of the kids use the timid "rap-rap-rap" method.  Others, like Ramona, 
like to show-off with one big  "whack" to the head!

The fad is not so much fun anymore for Ramona, when she finds that the egg 
she thought was hard-boiled was really raw! Boy, how humiliating!


A fad is something that is very popular for a short time,
and fads can be a lot of fun! Fads often involve fashion, an activity, or some kind of toy or trinket.

In your comment, tell us about a fad that you know about.
What is popular right now? What has been popular in the past?

Family members and friends, this is a great post for you to get involved in! Tell us about fads that were popular 
when you were young!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April 12: National Drop Everything and Read Day!

Happy 96th Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

Different covers...same story!

 In class, we are about to start reading one of Beverly Cleary's books called Ramona Quimby, Age 8 . In chapter two, Ramona's teacher, Mrs. Whaley,  introduces D.E.A.R time to her third graders. During this daily thirty minute period, students are allowed to read anything they like. 

To honor Beverly Cleary's birthday, April 12 is officially called National 

Drop Everything And Read 


Since Mrs. Ranney's class is on spring break, we will honor this special day when vacation is over. Mrs. Ranney hopes that all her students Drop Everything And Read sometime on April 12th!

Here is an interview of the incredible Mrs. Cleary. She explains how she became a writer and where she gets ideas about her characters. 

Here is a trivia game about Ramona and her friends on Klickitat Street! 

Which books have you read by Beverly Cleary? 

Please share a favorite part!

Who is your favorite character and why? 

Please share some facts you learned about Beverly Cleary 
from the hyperlinks!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

¡Fabulous Fiesta!

Last week, Mrs. Ranney's class was reading Pepita Talks Twice. In that post, the class learned Spanish!

As part of the week's festivities, they got together with Mrs. Yollis' class and learned the Mexican Hat Dance! Take a look!


Later that day, we enjoyed tasty tortilla chips and salsa, as well as tantalizing tacos!
What a special treat!

Friday Fiesta! on PhotoPeach

Did you enjoy Fiesta Friday?

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Tips for typing in Spanish on a Mac!

To make the upside down exclamation mark:  ¡  Press OPTION + 1

To make the upside down question mark:  ¿    Press  SHIFT + OPTION + ?

To make the tilde over the n:     ñ   Hold OPTION, Hold n, Release OPTION, press n.

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