Weekly News ~ May 7

Dear Families,

I can’t believe how time has flown and how we are in the frenzy of the last 13 days of school! We still have so much to do, and each moment will be packed!

Here’s the learning plan:

  • Math ~ Hamster measurement and problem solving
  • Reading ~ Because of Winn Dixie, AR Reading Marathon
  • Writing ~ Mother’s Day project
  • Language Arts ~ Parts of speech, editing, cursive
  • Science ~ Heat
  • Social Studies ~ Branches of government

Homework ~ Keep up reading and practicing multiplication and division facts. Highly recommended practice apps/sites include Sushi Math, KenKen, Math Center, ABCya, MobyMax and IXL.

We’re starting a “Fill a Bucket” routine where the children will be encouraged to say and do kind deeds to keep fellow classmates happy.http://www.bucketfillers101.com/have-you-filled-a-bucket-today.php Children “test” each other this time of the year, and I want to keep our last days together in 3rd grade as happy as can be. 🙂

Pentopia and Peewee and Picture It

The children will have 2 more Fridays of the Pentopia Markey Day. The hit products this week were Rafael’s Brazilian cheese bread, Mason’s beaded bracelets, and Ryan’s Shrinky Dink pins. The country went broke so I had to collect taxes again, so there was some unhappiness!

Peewee is acclimating himself well in the classroom. The children work hard to earn time to sit with him. I’m able to attach lots of academic learning to the little guy. It’s just more fun figuring out area and perimeter when we’re designing a dream hamster enclosure.

Our Picture It Project is in full swing. We are sending out our 23 pieces of art to classrooms all over the country (Canada, too) this week. We’re beginning to  receive pictures from our pen pals. We’ll plot their locations on a map of North America. When all the artwork arrives, we’ll put it all together to reveal the big design. I’ll SeeSaw the results to you.

Help Needed….

We need a box of graham crackers, Hershey chocolate bars and a bag of marshmallows for our solar ovens. Please let me know if you can help. Thank you!

Happy birthday,

Eduardo, Ayani and Angela!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful moms!

Fondly,

Kim Pennington