It is hard to believe that this was our last full week of school for the year! This will be the LAST long update for the year (I promise!!). Please help your learners get any library books back to school! Here is a look at what we did this week and what is to come.
Link to our classroom calendar:
Important Upcoming dates:
Monday May 30th-No school-Memorial Day weekend
Wednesday June 1st-Field Day! Third grade will be participating in field day from 12:45-2:15pm
Monday June 6th-Math Projects (Measurement and data due)
Monday June 6th-Rumpus Performance- 1:30-2:15pm
Monday June 6th: Book Fair! 7:30-10am and 2:00pm-4:00pm
Tuesday June 7th-Rumpus Performance 9:30-10:15am
Tuesday June 7th-Book Fair! 10:30-12:30 and 1:00-6:00pm
Wednesday June 8th-Staff vs. 5th grade kickball game from 1:15-2:15
Wednesday June 8th-10:30-12:30pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm
Thursday June 9th-Last day of school! Half day-dismissal at 12:20pm
Homework this weekend: Measurement and Data project work, final journal entry (3rd grade reflection), Book group work/reading group article work (Eerie Elementary will meet for the last time on Monday), Send Rumpus shirt to school (let me know if you would like to borrow one from school!) **We are finished with dictado for the year!
Other Important Information
Rumpus Costume Information: Students will need to wear a t-shirt with these specific colors for their roles in the play. The T-shirt needs to be clear of any writing (can be turn around or inside out so no writing is displayed). If you do not have a t-shirt of this specific color at home, please don't worry about running out and buying one, we have MANY extras from years past that learners can borrow (please let me know if your learner will need to borrow one).
Colors for Rumpus:
Jaguar-orange, yellow or animal print
Explorers-white with khaki shorts
Storytellers-Dress clothes-idea is to look like news anchors :)
*Black colored shorts or pants is best or any other dark colors for everyone except explorers.
Important Information about field day:
- Students must wear tennis shoes! Please help remind them of this (no open toed shoes or sandals)
- Students need to bring sunscreen from home and wear it, as the school cannot provide/share sunscreen.
- Bring water bottle's
Should be done with:
- Employee Schedule
- Time Story Problems (connected to hours of operation and employee schedule)
- Money Story Problems (connected to menu's)
- Blueprint of business
- Calculating area and perimeter for each room in their blue print
- Three sentences about area and perimeter of their business
Literacy: This week in literacy we continued working on persuasive writing, reading examples of persuasive text and explored how to add strength in our writing through describing words and strong adjectives. We also discussed the different types of persuasive techniques you can use to appeal to your reader. Next week we will work on two short writing projects using our heredity monsters from science and then a piece to persuade other students to come to third grade :)
Social Studies: We have continued learning about South America through our time practicing Rumpus in the Rainforest and mini lessons with Ms. Cieslik and Ms. Schmitt's classes on Brazil, Patagonia and Peru. We will wrap these mini lessons by discussing the environmental issues currently being face by South America (melting of glaciers and deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest) and asking students to use their persuading techniques and skills in small groups to create informational posters in class prompting awareness and solutions to these issues.
Science: We wrapped our Heredity unit on Monday with our Heredity Unit Quiz. The students did a great job in this unit and on the final quiz!
Have a wonderful holiday weekend and please let me know if you have any questions,