The students and I are so glad to be done with testing. The students were troopers. They stayed focused and worked hard. We are half-way through this 4th term. The students are so close to being fourth graders! I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by. I will be very sad to say goodbye to this group. We do still have some concepts to learn and lots of review to make sure their third grade foundation is firm. Progress reports will be sent home this week. A few students really need to work on their fact fluency. One standard on the report card this term says they know through their 10’s in multiplication as well as division. There are lots of websites to practice these on as well as the old fashion way, flash cards!
The students used their solar ovens this week to cook s’mores. Thanks for the donations we needed. Also we tested the insulators that they built. Dylan and Shane’s insulator kept the ice cube from melting the best. They still had ¾ of the cube when all the others had completely melted.
Trash to Treasure Project!
This 9 weeks, we are studying ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle. The student job is to make something cool (a treasure) out of something you might normally trash. This project should not cost you any money! Have them hink of the examples they saw in class. The project needs to be creative, and imaginative. Please bring the completed project to class by Friday, April 27th. No earlier than Wednesday as we don’t have space for them. Our class will vote on who designed and created the coolest treasure!
Spelling– Commonly Confused Words
Challenge words: affect, effect
Math– mass and math properties
Reading– Novel Study – Peter Pan
Social Studies– Branches of Government
Writing – Fairy Tales
Please spend any extra time working on Education Galaxy. Remember that your child must earn a ticket to go bowling in May. Students earn the ticket by getting all 3 stars in each 3rd grade math standard. They may do any of the subjects, but math is what counts towards bowling.
Have a great weekend!