Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Ancient Rome Government

Our third-grade kiddos enjoy learning about Ancient Rome! Today, we learned about ancient Rome government and how we still use a representative democracy in the United States. We acted out representative democracy by dividing the class into three groups (countries), each group voting on a representative, and having the groups discuss an issue (what game are they going to play at recess – kickball or soccer) to vote on. We announced the majority vote to the class, and the winner was soccer! We love learning about ancient Rome and how they contributions influence us today!

-Miss Morris
Student Teacher

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Digital learning on Ancient Greece

This past week each classmate was given the opportunity to create a video by app smashing the two apps Pic Collage and Puppet Pals.


If they did not wish to create a video they choose to write a book and publish it on Google Slides. 

They had a lot of fun and learned a lot about Ancient Greece. This was they end of our Ancient Greece unit and was a great way to show me what they had learned. Here are a few of our projects.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Happy New Year

I am so glad to be back at work with some great third graders. This week we have been discussing goals and things that we can achieve to make ourselves better individuals. I think they did a great job creating these goals and wanted to share some of their video's.

First we used a graphic organizer to brainstorm ideas and then we wrote a draft of what our goals would be. After we were finished and peer edited our writing we used the app Chatterpix to take pictures of our craft and record our goals.

Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Field Day Fun! 😀

Everyone had a great time at field day yesterday! The rain held off until the moment we were finished! It worked out perfectly. 








So many great pictures!!! As you can see they  had a blast!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Comparing and Contrasting

Last week we looked closely at comparing and contrasting and had lots of modeled, group, and individual practice. Here is one of our projects from last week and a few that I really enjoyed grading.

Here is the assignment that they see on Google Classroom. We always come to the carpet to discuss assignments before they are given. All questions are answered and then they complete them during stations during the week and morning work time. 

The attachments were extras to help them with their project if they needed. 

The rubric......

Here is some of the work turned in. They had a great time working on these projects! I enjoyed hearing their discussions!!!


Enjoy your week!!!

Friday, February 5, 2016

"Awesome project!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Hello! It has been awhile, and I have some outstanding projects to show you all.  As you know we have been studying Ancient Greece.  I posted a project way back before all the snow days and the students were so excited!

"Awesome project!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" -Sage

"I got more in to Greece and its wow"  -Carly

"ancient Greece is awesome" - Nic

"most awesome project EVER!!!!" -Grace

"alot of fun thanks mr.ridgley" -Maryam

"I looooovvvvvveeeeeee this project 😊😀😄😊😍😊😌😄😀" -Claire

"super fun! thx Mrs.Ridgly" Caroline

These comments along with 24 others made my heart melt! What teacher would not want to hear so many enthusiastic thoughts about an assignment? They had a great time researching and learning about the contributions of Greece.

ALL the projects completed were impressive! Here are just a few peeks!

Remember to check Google Classroom to see your child's projects!

 Have a safe, warm weekend!