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by Heather Prairie

Welcome to the third grade!  My name is Heather Prairie.  This is my eigth year in 3rd grade at Chebanse Elementary.  I previously taught four years in 2nd and 3rd grade in St. Anne.  I grew up in Chebanse and decided to return home due to my own growing family.  My husband and I reside in Clifton with our three daughters.

I received my bachelor's degree from Olivet Nazarene University.  I have also received a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Nova Southeastern University in Florida, and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership with a Type 75 endorsement from St. Francis University.



The students are diving into Number Talks.  They are learning to complete mental math processes.  Then, we discuss how they did it, while I write their thoughts on the board.  Typically, we have 2-3 different ways to solve one problem!  They love it!



We are practicing an old skill with a new name...inferencing!  They didn't realize that they already know how to do this.  We have read 2 great stories at this point, Cliffhanger and The Ballad of Mulan.


Language Arts:

The students are learning to write COMPLETE sentences...capital letters, punctuation, and complete thoughts (subjects and predicates) in each sentence.  We have also been writing fools, jotting away in our notebooks!



We are learning about Life Cycles of plants, animals and insects!  We have watched many clips of actual life cycles on YouTube.  They love to diagram them!



The students are getting right into their AR books!  Way to go!                                                                                                       


The best way to reach me is by sending a note with your child, or sending an e-mail at hprairie@cusd4.org.





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