August 26, 2019
We had a wonderful beginning to our new school year. It was a joy to meet these third graders and learn a bit more about them. We spent this week learning about our classroom, third grade routines and expectations, and we began our academic program. I look forward to sharing this and more with you when we meet in our classroom at Back to School Night on Thursday, September 5th from 5 to 5:50 PM.
On Friday I sent home our red Friday Folder. It includes school forms that need your attention. Please sign these and return to school on Monday. I also sent a Scholastic Book Club flyer. If you are interested in placing an order, the best way to do so is online at scholastic.com/readingclub and use our class code: GXN34. When you order online you have access to many more books and items than are listed in the flyer. You may also send the order form and payment to school, and I will place the order for you. All orders accumulate bonus points that I use to supplement our classroom library, so thank you in advance should you place an order! Orders are due Friday, August 30th.
Your child will be bringing home their homework folder each day. I ask that students keep this folder with the homework packet in their backpacks and bring it back and forth between home and school. I am also asking students to check their packet as they finish each item, and parents to sign the completed packet on Thursday before the children turn it all in to me on Friday morning.
So that you are aware, our usual snack time is at 10:30 AM, after our specialty classes. Because it's later, please make sure your child has a nutritious breakfast to help get them through the morning. Snack can be one or two small items that can be eaten in 10 minutes. My plan is to take the children outside for snack each day.
We had a great Mystery Science engineering lesson this week. It was a lesson on inventions and how experimenting and paying attention to what happens can help lead you to success. I'm hoping that your child shared their "Bobby Dropper" with you and explained the process to make it more and more successful. Next week we look forward to our lesson, How do scientists know so much? In this activity we will make observations and ask questions like a scientist would.
Thank you, and have a great week!
Ms. Anne Raymond
Topics of study this week:
Spelling and Grammar: long i patterns; short vowels; /ou/ pattern (mouse/owl); Test on Friday
Grammar - Nouns: Common and Proper Nouns
Math - Place Value: Ch. 1 Comparing and Ordering 4-Digit Numbers; Ch. 2 Number Patterns; Rounding Numbers
Reader’s Workshop: Building a Powerful Reading Life; Reading assessments
Writer’s Workshop: Writing Personal Narratives with Independence
Science: How do scientists know so much? and Why do plants grow flowers? (flowering and reproduction)
School Wide Events
Thursday, June 4th TALENT SHOW @ 12:45PM
Talent Show at 12:45 - 2:30pm
Congratulations to our Class of 2020 6th Graders! Dismissal after graduation - NO AFTER CARE.