Thursday, May 15, 2014

Welcome to Open House, 2014!

Tonight we are so excited to share all of our 

exceptional work with friends 
and family members!
Enjoy your tour of our room! 

Talking Tangram Art

Humorous Homophone Sentences

 Poems About Animals We Would Love To Be

 Poems About Us

 All About Our Blog, Featuring a PDF Blog Post Called 
Biographical Bonanza!

A Delicious Math Project

 Wanted Posters about Animal Adaptations in the
Rain Forest

 Ocean Habitat With Kelp Forest and 
Fish Displaying Colorful Adaptations

 Voluminous Volume Extravaganza

 Stunning 3-D Shape Paragraphs

 Beautiful Binders

 Biography Timeline of Historical Figures Born in the 15th Through the 20th Centuries

A Bounty of Biographies! on PhotoPeach

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


  1. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I enjoyed all of the kids projects. My favorite was the kids faces on the animal poems.


    Gregg Pendola

  2. Wow! A terrific display in deed. The projects were all very well done and most interesting. So too were the projects on the wall - both descriptive and good art work! Well done Mrs Ranney and well done all of you third graders.
    Tpdd and Sonia Marmet (Gigi's parents)

  3. Well...that was AWESOME! : -)

    Seeing all the work products our Noah has been working on is WAY cool!

    Seems the classroom was a busy hive, eh?

    Well done.

    Yossi, Nancy and Judah

  4. Dear Class,
    I liked Luc's biography the most. It was very special and exciting.
    Luc's sister

  5. Dear Senuri,

    We are so proud of you and had a wonderful time visiting your class. I was really impress with your writing skills. Keep up the good work and continue to work hard.

    Best Regards,

    Amma and Daddy

  6. Michelle's MomMay 15, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Dear Mrs. Ranney's Class,

    Today's Open House is amazing. I can see how much you worked hard through the year. It was not just learning how to write cursive, to do multiplication... I feel that you classmates helped each other, learning together, making your best friend, and especially having fun with your marvelous teacher and great friends. You will remember every moments in room 9 with Mrs. Ranney in your life.
    Thank you, Mrs. Ranney.
    I will miss you and they will remember you for a long time.

    Sincerely Yours,


  7. Annsley's DadMay 15, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    Dear Class,
    I loved to see your projects. My Favorite was fish it was great to see all of the colors. The frozen fractions made me hungry for ice cream. I think was the best year ever. Great job everyone.

    Best Regards,
    Mike (Annsley's Dad)

  8. Patty, Caiti's momMay 15, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Dear Mrs. Ranney and students,

    Your classroom was fun to visit!! Each of you are AMAZING artists and writers!!! Since there were so many things to enjoy, I was unable to pick just one, but I what I can say is, I thoroughly enjoyed being in your classroom. Thank you for teaching me so many things that you have been learning in 3rd grade!

    Patty, Caiti's mom

  9. Dear Lucas and class,

    We were so impressed by all of your amazing work!! It looked like you worked really hard this year and had a ton of fun. Keep up the good work.

    All the best,

    Craig and Sybil (Lucas' mom and dad)

  10. Hello Mrs. Ranney's,

    I had a great time being shown around by Ayden on the wonderful school projects. It is great to see what the student's are learning and applying in their creative ways.

    Ayden's mom

  11. Educating the children on the rain forest and its inhabitants was interesting. The drawings and the descriptions were both colorful and unique. Its good to see the creativity, fun and caring about something so important.

  12. Dear class,

    We were impressed by all of your colorful art work and creative writing. We especially liked all of the biography projects which included interesting facts about some very important people in history. You are so lucky to have such a nice classroom, including a great air conditioning system and of course a great teacher! Thanks for sharing all of your hard work with us.

    Lisa and Daren Wolf (Jade's parents)

  13. Dear Mrs. Ranney & Class -

    Our family loved seeing all of the wonderful work you all accomplished this year! My favorite was the rain forest "wanted" posters and the ocean adaptations. The biography projects were also amazing. Well done everyone!

    Erin (Colin's mom)

  14. Michelle (Jacob's Mom)May 15, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Dear Mrs. Ranney and Class,

    It is obvious by looking around the classroom how hard all of the students and Mrs. Ranney have worked this school year. I loved everything that I saw, but my two most favorite projects were the biographies and the biopoems.

    Thanks for an amazing school year!

    Best wishes,

    (Jacob's Mom)

  15. Anthony's ParentMay 15, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Dear Mrs. Ranney's class,

    What a wonderful presentation of all of your hard work! The hardest part of this blog is narrowing down what we loved the most as everything was so incredible. If forced to choose, I think the timeline across the desks were our favorite exhibit. What a wonderful display of creativity! We are proud of each and every one of you and are excited to see what else you come up with through the rest of your years here at Chaparral.


    Anthony's Mom & Dad

  16. Julieanna, Maya's MomMay 15, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    We loved every part of the classroom tour...all of the colors, poetry, dioramas, and fascinating facts. Perhaps the binder is our favorite because of the extensive collection of information, creativity, and wealth of knowledge, demonstrating this extraordinary previous year.

  17. Mrs. Ranney and class,

    It was such a pleasure for us all to visit your classroom for open house.
    All the work displayed was really wonderful. It was evident that all the kids put in lots of hard work this year.
    We absolutely loved Noah's enthusiasm to share his work as well as the work of his peers. He was super proud! My personal favorite display was the frozen fractions.
    Many thanks to you Mrs. Ranney for all that you have done and do for the kids. It's evident that your love and passion for teaching shows in the results of the kids work.
    We wish you a wonderful end of year and hope, that as you embark on your next chapter in life that you love every moment of it!
    All our best,
    Noah's Family

  18. Dear Mrs. Ranney and class,

    I loved open house! It was so awesome! The thing that I liked the most was the rain forest wanted posters. I think the rain forest posters were one of the coolest projects we made. I also think the biography timeline sculptures were amazing. I loved how everyone did their hardest to make them and I hope to see that hard work continue in 4th grade! I am very excited to go into 4th grade! I wonder what adventures we will have in 4th grade! I am so amazed by how many friends of mine did a great job in our class. I hope everyone has some great summer break activities planned. I’ll see you all in 4th grade.


  19. Dear Mrs. Ranney and class,

    I had a terrific time at Open House last Thursday. In fact, it was the best Open House I have attended. It was better than last year because we got to see more higher-level projects. The greatest sight of the night was the floating fish on the bright bulletin board. The sweetest part of the night was seeing all my friends in one place with their families. I can’t think of a happier way to spend an evening!


  20. Dear Mrs. Ranney and Class,

    I really enjoyed showing my parents our room during Open House. They loved the tour and were so excited to see all of our hard work on display. It was really nice to view our math projects, and my parents especially liked the ice cream fractions. What was nicer was appreciating all of the effort that the class put in to making their dioramas. They were all very unique and special. The nicest part of the evening was knowing that I am ready for fourth grade next year after spending an amazing time here with Mrs. Ranney.



  21. Dear Mrs. Ranney and Class,

    I had a super time at open house. The best project that we did to me were the biography sculptures and the fish. I want open house to start over but that can't happen because my sculpture already fell apart. Paul Revere was bigger than his horse, so his horse couldn't hold him anymore! All the biographies were really great. Does anybody else have a favorite project?



  22. Dear Class,

    I have a story for you. Once a girl named Elinor went to her class for Open House. Her favorite thing was the Frozen Fractions. She thought that her Frozen Fractions was tastier then Caiti's, but it was also tastiest of all. for her it was easier than the Favorite Place Paragraphs, but the Bio poems were the easiest! She really enjoyed seeing her classroom and sharing her work with her classmates and their parents! I hope you liked my story!



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