Bulldog Best Award
Students can earn the Bulldog Best Award for being safe, respectful, and responsible.
All About Me Read Alouds
Students can choose to share their favorite short story during their week on the All About Me board to earn a prize.
Students can earn the Math Champ belt for showing creative thinking, explaining math strategies, and stretching the limits of their personal best!
Lunch with the Teacher
All Ohio schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year. Please check all distance learning work. Hopefully we can still have our class party when it's safe to get together.
Please check this link for all distance learning activities, and stay tuned for updates. Our pizza and ice cream party will be rescheduled when we return.
Please check Bloomz, SeeSaw, and Google Classroom daily.
Let's to meeting up in a video chat on Google Meets.
I'm hoping to be available after lunch for an hour a day in this Google Meet video chat, sometime around 1:00-3:00PM. Thanks for being flexible as Max's nap time varies. Please email me to set up any other video chats at other times.
College and Career Week
Third Grade Career Day
Friday, March 6
Students made pennants and dressed in the colors of where they might want to go to college, Mr. Acerra and Mrs. Daugherty represented Ohio University across the hall, and some former Bobcats posed with some future Bobcats.
Guest readers for Dr. Seuss's birthday
March 2, 2020
Assistant Principal Mrs. Carey shared a special pop-up book of Oh, the Place You'll Go!, school counselor Mrs. DeLuca shared Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!, second grade teacher Miss LaGruth shared Green Eggs and Ham, and first grade teacher Miss Sanfilippo shared Marvin K. Mooney, Would You Please Go Now!, then we got to relax and watch the original cartoon of The Lorax in our pajamas as part of our PBIS reward for showing cooperation in February.
We can write to our opinion and persuade. We wrote this paragraphs together in groups. Who do you agree with? You can comment on SeeSaw to tell the kids if you agree with them or not.
Peyton, Amelia, Luke, Hailey, Caleb, Evan, Sarah, Arabella, Leah, Gage, Olivia, Hudson, Andrew, Xavier, and Saoirse think kids should be allowed to have cell phones in school.
Owen, Savannah, Tomas, Lilly, Kayleigh, Dominick, and Tommy don't think kids should be allowed to have cell phones in school.
Selling our products to buy a bean bag chair, classroom party, and make donations to charity.
Room 110 Store opens for business on February 26!
Creating our homemade products for our third grade economics store.
Battle of the Schools Dodgeball Tournament
Thursday, February 13, 2020, 7:00PM at OFHS
Come watch Falls-Lenox defend their title! Any students who come to watch Mr. Acerra get hit with way too many dodgeballs gets a free homework pass.
Valentine's Day Party
Thursday, February 13, 1:15 PM
Decorating our boxes to get ready for the Valentine's Day Party
Wednesday, February 12
Lunch in the Classroom
We earned this prize from one of our winning Super Bowl Blocks!
Monday, February 10
Falls-Lenox Family Art Night
Wednesday, February 5
Check out the awesome projects we made in Mrs. Seachrist's art class!
Author Steve Harpster visits Falls-Lenox
He taught kids how to draw Harptoons, signed some of his books, and he will even visit Falls-Lenox Family Art Night.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
True Rock Stars Don't Hate
Musician Todd Waites shared his awesome and inspiring story to FLPS!
Monday, February 3
Class Super Bowl Blocks - Check out the digital file to print here. Each student can win individual Homework Passes and Lunch with the Teacher Passes, plus bonus prizes for the whole class depending on the ones digit of the scores each quarter.
Max Acerra visits Falls-Lenox!
Friday, January 31
My 15-month-old son Max stopped by to play and dance with the kids before school.
Explaining strategies to solve three-digit, two-step problems
Thursday, January 30
Wheelchair Cavs Assembly
Wednesday, January 29
Rotary Club of Berea Dictionary Donations to all third graders
Kids Love Musicals - The Jungle Book
January 27-28, 2020
Celebrating Differences Week
January 27-31, 2020
Helping Hands will be hosting Celebrating Difference Week January 27 through January 31st!
Monday, January 27 - ̈Just Say Hi!” Dress like an Emoji
There might be a time where people are unsure how to start a conversation with someone with a disability or those who are different from them. The Cerebral Palsy foundation reminds us it is super easy and to start by just saying hi! Spread kindness to all and brighten someday’s day by just saying hi!
Tuesday, January 28 - “See the Able” Dressing in neon and bright colored clothing to be seen.
The see the able campaign is a great reminder to look at what students are able to accomplish and not what their “label” says they cannot do. Whether we are discussing typical kids or kids with special needs, the focus should of course always be on seeing someone's strengths!
Wednesday, January 29’s - not all disabilities look like - Dress in mismatched socks/outfit
The focus of today's theme is to highlight, like all people, not all disabilities look the same, and that's okay! We want to remind everyone to not be too quick to judge if someone is different than you. To show your support, please dress in mismatched socks or outfit to highlight that everyone is different and that is something to be celebrated.
Thursday, January 30 - Make it OK - Mental Health Awareness - Dress like Inside Out or an emotion
Of course we always want to show our students that it is okay to not be okay. This is another opportunity to show your support in all students, even when they might be having a tough time. To show your support, please dress like a character from the movie Inside Out or an emotion.
Friday, January 31 - Proud Bulldog!
We are proud of all our bulldogs no matter the differences between us all. Wear Helping Hands gear, your best OF blue and gold gear or wear a t-shirt of a cause/campaign that you are proud to support!
Recess Yoga in the classroom
Thursday, January 23
Several students chose to stay inside at recess to do yoga with Mr. Acerra. Check out Yoga with Adriene on YouTube if you want to practice at home.
Olmsted Falls High School Band Carolers
Friday, December 20
Members of the Olmsted Falls High Band came by Falls-Lenox to play some music for the little Bulldogs. It was great to see some of the former third graders from Mr. Acerra’s class playing their instruments and singing songs for our kids.
Polar Express Pajama Day with Ms. Cindi the Elf
Tuesday, December 17
OFHS American Sign Language Club teaches us holiday ASL
Friday, December 13
The OFHS ASL Club was led by Manny, one of Mr. Acerra's old third graders!
Thursday, November 21-Monday, November 25
Please fill out this short parent info survey to help plan efficient conference time.
Zones of Regulation Guidance Lesson with Mrs. DeLuca
Thursday, November 21
Veteran's Day Breakfast and Assembly
Friday, November 8, 2019
Falls-Lenox even got a story on Cleveland.com.
Halloween Parade and Party
Thursday, October 31, 2019 (and my son Max's first birthday!)
Parade at 1:15 with party to follow
Halloween Party Photobooth Slideshow
Showing how to read a map in social studies
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Each student created a map and three questions to check if friends could read and understand their map using symbols, map keys, cardinal directions, and other map skills.
Check out the individual maps on SeeSaw!
AIR Reading Tests
Tuesday, October 22 and Wednesday, October 23, 2019
NEOEA Day - No School
Friday, October 11, 2019
Writing a Personal Narrative
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Tomas shows us how to write so the reader can picture what is happening in our stories.
Sharing two-digit addition strategies
Monday, September 30, 2019
Mrs. Cieker's surprise baby shower
Friday, September 27, 2019
Mrs. Cieker's second grade class surprised her with a baby shower. Hudson, Peyton, Savannah, Lilly, Sarah, and Caleb got to go celebrate with their teacher from last year.
Falls-Lenox Picture Day
Friday, September 27, 2019
Finishing reading aloud Wishtree aloud in the courtyard
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Buddy Read with Mrs. Mlady's Second Graders
Friday, September 13, 2019 in the Falls-Lenox Courtyard
PBIS - We made posters to hang around Falls-Lenox to show examples of being safe, respectful, responsible, and kind in different areas of the school.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Meet the school counselor escape room with Mrs. DeLuca
Monday, September 9, 2019
Third Grade Student Engagement Assembly
Friday, September 6, 2019
Picking a Just Right book
Picking a Just Right book is like picking out the right size shirt. What is the best fit for one person may not be the best fit for someone else (as modeled by Hudson , Owen, and Caleb).
Positive Self-Talk Wall
Friday, August 30, 2019
As a class, we came up with examples of negative self-talk and what positive self-talk we can do and say instead to help us through tough times.
Falls-Lenox Morning Show Schedule.
Check out the videos here.
Be sure to practice your script aloud and go straight to library on your mornings.
Aug. 29-30 - Tomas, Kayleigh, Andrew
Sept. 3-4 - Owen, Leah, Evan
Sept. 5-6 - Tommy, Arabella, Lilly
Sept. 9-10 - Dominick, Xavier, Savannah
Sept. 11-12 - Amelia, Hudson, Sarah
Sept. 13-17 - Hailey, Gage, Luke
Sept. 18-20 - Peyton, Caleb, Saoirse
First Day of Third Grade!
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Third Grade Open House
Monday, August 26, 2019, 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM in the Falls-Lenox Cafeteria
Beginning of the year Open House information here
Check out the class Google Calendar below. Please email me if you would like a link to sync our calendar to yours.
Be the reason someone smiles today.