Mrs. Campagna's Class

A mind is like a parachute, it only works when open. -Frank Zappa

Cause and Effect with A Bad Case of Stripes


Last week we finished our Cause and Effect project using the book A Bad Case of Stripes!  The students did a wonderful job identifying various causes and effect in the story and then coloring Camilla’s head to show one of those examples.  Each student had to identify a cause and it’s effect and then create a sentence about this cause and effect using one of our signal words.  That was challenging!!  For homework , all students should comment below and share what they know about cause and effect. What it cause and effect? Why is it important, not just in 3rd grade , but in our everyday life?  What were some examples of causes and effects in A Bad Case of Stripes?  What are some of the signal words, or key words that we learned about?

Choose a few of the questions above to answer and write them in the comments below! I can’t wait to see what ideas we can share!

Here are some photos of our finished work!

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Political and Physical Maps

The students and I have begun learning about Geography in our class. We began by learning about the Compass Rose. I wonder if our students remember what each of the letters below stand for?  If you remember, make sure to include it in your comments below! 

compassToday we introduced two different types of maps.  In third grade, students need to be able to understand the difference between physical and political maps.  Look at the two maps below.  Which one is which?  Use the letters below each picture to tell the world what you know about physical and political maps!  Try to tell what type of map  picture A is and what picture B is and add a few details about each!  I can’t wait to see what you have to say! 



Map   A                                                                           Map B



Bridges Math Program

IMG_6115 IMG_6114 IMG_6113 IMG_6112 IMG_6111We have already gotten so engaged by our new Bridges Math program!  First we learned a few games to help us practice our math facts and number sense (how numbers go together) and just last week began engaging in Number Corner and our Bridges Math Lessons!  The students LOVE  the number corner and have so many good observations and ideas to share. For my students who are commenting below, what is your favorite part of our Bridges Math program so far and why? Is it the workplaces, the number rack, the Number Corner or our workbooks?  I can’t wait to hear what you have to say!  See the photos above of the students in action!

I’d also like to link to a few of our past student’s blogs who are still using their blogs to share their thoughts and ideas! Thank you to them for their continued support of our blogging in our classroom! They would love it if you visited their blogs and commented!

Way to go !!!






A New Year, A Wonderful New Group of Students!

IMG_6068 IMG_6069 IMG_6070 IMG_6071 IMG_6072 IMG_6073 IMG_6074 IMG_6075 IMG_60766 IMG_6062 IMG_6063 IMG_6064 IMG_6065 IMG_6066 IMG_6057 IMG_6058 IMG_6060 IMG_6059 IMG_6061 IMG_6067 IMG_6078 IMG_6079 IMG_6076 IMG_6077Today was our fourth day of school for the 2015-2016 school year and I am just amazed at how superb our class is this year.  Already these students have proven themselves to be kind and respectful and hardworking!  I can not wait to see what we can accomplish as the year progresses!

Already this year we have done so many fun things!  We have been learning about our Morning Meeting and so we’ve been learning songs and dances and games.  I wonder if any of my new students can remember the 4 parts of our Morning Meeting? (Comment below if you do!)

Yesterday we shared our “All About Me” bags. I love this part of the year as we all get to know each other better and learn all the fun things we have in common.  I learned that we have a lot of soccer fans and players in our class as well as a few dancers, gymnasts and even horse-back riders!  I also learned about these soccer bracelets I had never heard of before that will be a perfect gift for Mr. Russ (shh…… haha) .  I learned that some students really love to read and others have hobbies like Minecraft and Pokémon.  What did you learn about your classmates?   Check out the photos below!

Today we made this incredibly adorable construction paper collages of our faces to display at Open House along with beginning our first piece of writing about ourselves.  I will post pictures of this tomorrow!

Tonight is our Open House and I can’t wait to meet or get to know all of our class parents better!


Science Observations 2015

This week we are  beginning our first Science unit. One important aspect of being a scientist is to be observant.

How observant do you think you are? We will be learning this week about how important it is to be observant during Science so that we can pay close attention to changes during an experiment. Try these with your family and friends at home! Remember, only give them about 2 minutes to view the FedEx truck, and only about a minute to count the F’s in the last picture. Good luck! (See the first comment to find the answers!)

Try to find the hidden arrow on the FedEx truck in 2 minutes!

Can you locate the arrow on the FedEx truck? Only give yourself 2 minutes to try to find it !

How many F's can you find in 1 minute?

How many “f”s do you see here? Give yourself 1 minute to try this one!

Can you find the hidden tiger in this image?

Do you see the hidden tiger…. keep looking!!! It is in there. 🙂

Thanks to for such a neat activity idea!


Special Olympics and Making Connections

The last few weeks during Reading, we have talked a lot about making connections. We have talked about text to text, text to self, and text to world connections. Why do we do this? How does making connections make you a stronger reader?

It is time to start making connections around the world! Your job this week is to comment on this blog using good, strong comments.

Think about the story we read about the Special Olympics and watch the video below. How are you similar to the young people that participate in the Special Olympics? How it must feel to train for these events? Think about the challenges these Olympians have faced. Visit this link to see a video about Susie Doyen. Can you make any connections to her feelings or experience? Write a comment about your thoughts!

Remember to use C.U.P.S., use an address like “Dear Class,” or “Hello Friends,” and end with a closing such as “Love, Mrs. C.” or “Your Friend, Sevey”.


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