Good afternoon! We hope everyone had a safe, extended weekend!

This week, we are:

Math: reviewing finding area and perimeter of polygons. The students reviewed the equations for both today. There are notes in the math journals. The perimeter homework is due Tuesday, January 17th.

Writing: writing an informational essay comparing and contrasting Lego’s and Minecraft. The students are showing more independence in their knowledge of the writing process with third grade writing expectations.

Reading: comparing and contrasting key points from two informational texts. The students read articles about Lego’s and Minecraft. The students were very eager to compare and contrast about these topics!

Language Arts: using dictionary skills to determine the meanings and spellings of words. This is a tough skill. Please make sure students are sharing their experiences at home.

Social Studies: describing how Franklin D. Roosevelt expanded freedoms and rights for Americans.

Science: identifying plants and animals in the regions of Georgia. Please see the following sign up genius for an Science activity on Friday:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084FADAA22A7FB6-georgia

Important Information:

Science Fair: Contact Ms. Kraftshik or Ms. Sumners if you want to judge the Science Fair on Tuesday. Science Fair entries are due THIS FRIDAY!

Girls on the Run:

Lottery registration for Girls on the Run will be Jan 18 through Jan 22 at http://girlsontherunatlanta.org. For teams that do not fill during the lottery period, registration will re-open Jan 23 and continue through Feb 15. Girls on the Run meets twice a week, Monday and Wednesay from 2:45-4:15 (beginning the week of Feb 6 and ending the week of May 1 at Teasley Elementary. The program is for 3rd – 5th grade girls. Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls and teaches life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. The fee is $170 for the 12-week season. Financial assistance is available during online registration on a sliding scale starting at $25. More information and to register, visit http://girlsontherunatlanta.org

gotr-spring-registration-flyer

Cultural Arts Day:  Do you have a special art, music, dance, design, or even a cooking related skill?  Mrs. Brooks is looking for parent volunteers to be a part of our Performing Arts Day on March 31st!  This is a day where our students rotate around the school visiting a variety of dancers, artists, performers, etc.  Each session is about 30 to 45 minutes long from 8am to about noon.  If you are interested in volunteering your talent and/or skill, even if it is just for one hour in the day, please contact Mrs. Brooks at: kaylene.hybart@cobbk12.org

Math Facts: If your  students has already mastered their third grade multiplication facts, they can begin working on their division facts as well as their 11 and 12 times tables.