March 25rd, 2018
Happy Spring Break! I hope everyone will enjoy some time off from our regular routines and appreciate your time with family. We are entering quarter 4 and heading down the homestretch of third grade.
Please check HAC for grades that were published this week.
All of 3rd grade will be going on a field trip to see “Clementine”. Information will be sent home after Spring Break. You can mark your calendar for April 24th.
Congrats Ellie and Kathryn, our Good Jaguars!
Please download the “Key Note” and “Stop Motion” app if your child has an Apple device. We will be using these when we return from break. We had some fun testing them out this week.
Monday – Day B
Tuesday – Day C
Thursday – Day D
Friday – Day E
3/26 – 3/30 – Spring Break
4/10 and 4/11 – FSA ELA (reading) State Testing
4/13 – Poetry Jam, parents welcome to attend (still confirming with admin)
4/13 – 5th Grade Kickball Game
4/23 – Clementine Field Trip
Week of May 7 – FSA Math State Testing
Thursday, 4/5 – Vocabulary Lesson 1-10 Review
We will be spending the week reviewing skills and doing FSA test taking strategies. We will also review all the vocabulary from lesson 1-10 and test them on Thursday.
We will continue with Poetry. The children have really loved writing their own poems. After break, we will continue to write different poems and choose one to publish. We hope to have a poetry jam on Friday, April 13th. I need to confirm the date with admin due to testing. We will invite parents to come watch their child perform between 8:45-9:45 a.m.
We will begin Geometry and learn characteristics of polygons and quadrilaterals. Shapes in different categories can share attributes and the shared attributes can define a larger category (ex: quadrilateral). We will recognize rhombuses, rectangles and squares as examples of quadrilaterals and draw examples and non-examples of them.
We will begin our unit on Energy. We will learn basic forms of energy such as light, heat, sound, electrical, and mechanical.
The secret word is “poetry jam”. Please have your child whisper it in my ear Monday morning.
Your partner in education,