The countdown is on! There are only 13 days left in 3rd grade!
Can you believe it?? I hope you saw our Countdown Calendar which came home last week. The special days start this week:
The annual Gator Gala is this Thursday! Please have your child wear his or her green Leader in Me shirt. The event begins in the gym at 6:00, but parking will be a challenge, so plan on arriving early.
Here’s a look at our learning this week:
In social studies, we will continue learning about government. We will have a special presentation from a Cobb County judge on Monday to help us learn more about the Judicial Branch. In addition to reviewing how the 3 Branches of government work, we will also learn about how our state government works. Some important words to ask your child; executive branch, legislative branch, judicial branch, president, governor, congress, general assembly, and supreme court.
In math, we will work on more word problems. If you go to the store with your child this week, see if your child can make up a math problem based on items that were purchased. It’s important for your child to see that we solve math word problems in real life all the time!
In reading, we will continue with Peter Pan! We are having so much fun exploring all of the different characters in the book and reviewing all the different reading skills we’ve learned throughout the year
In writing, we are studying about Fairy Tales. Students will their own version of a classic fairy tale!
Ask your child about cooking S’mores in their Solar Ovens.
The plastic window worked like a greenhouse roof, allowing (direct and reflected) sunlight to pass into the box, while also retaining heat. At the bottom of the box was a black sheet of paper. It absorbed direct and reflected sunlight to warm it. The S’more was placed on top of the black paper and cooked. Students enjoyed the end product.