It is hard to believe it is our last week of school. The year has flown by! This week will be a short week. Monday is a regular day, but Tuesday and Wednesday are Early Release days. We will be eating in the classroom for the last three days. Students are not allowed to bring backpacks or lunch bags on the last day of school.
Thank you for allowing us to work with your children this year. We have appreciated all of your support and wish you the best of luck in fourth grade.
Mrs. Nikin and Mrs Willis
Mark your calendar…Third Grade Field Day & Awards will be held on TUESDAY, May 15th. The students will be participating in many fun and challenging activities. We will begin our activities at 9 am on the field behind the gym. Please dress your child in comfortable clothes. Students should wear their HOUSE SHIRTS/COLORS. Please wear tennis shoes. Remember to apply sunscreen in the morning and send your child to school with a labeled water bottle. Come out and support our class as we enjoy all the stations. Following the field day events, we will gather as a team to have lunch, present student awards and enjoy ice cream sundaes*. We hope you all can join us!
*Donations will be needed for the ice cream sundae social. Please check your child’s binder for a parent donation letter coming home this week or email from your child’s homeroom teacher.
4/26 STEM Lab (wear STEM, Frey, or House shirt on Thursday)
4/27 Earth Day Rotation & Movie (students only event), Progress Reports, & “Under the Sea” school dance
5/2 Tug of War during Specials (students only event)
5/4 STEM Lab (wear STEM, Frey, or House shirt on Thursday)
5/8 Volunteer Brunch
5/11 Variety Show at 6pm
5/14 AAA Olympics–Academic & STEM, Yearbooks, & Sack Lunches (students only event)
5/15 AAA Olympics–Field Day 9-11:30, Sack Lunches, Ice Cream Social and Class Awards at 12:00 (all parents welcome for any and all events)
*Please note we will be sending home a May calendar on April 30th with ALL events and descriptions of events for the remainder of the year.*
We are excited to begin using a new online book log, Biblionasium. This log is similar to the website, Good Reads that adults use to record the books they have read and get recommendations from others. Biblionasium will be home to Frey’s Summer Reading Challenge that will begin in mid-May. Until then, I’d like to have students log into Biblionasium at home to log reading minutes and become more familiar with the website.
Our challenge for this week, will be to log 25 minutes using Biblionasium by Friday, April 27. Students are familiar with how to log into the site, add a book to their bookshelf, and log their reading minutes. This can be done each evening at home or once during the week.
There are several ways to access Biblionasium from home. Students can access the Frey website, then the Cobb Digital Library to enter or you can go directly to https://www.biblionasium.com. Students should click at the top right to login with Destiny. They will select Georgia, then Frey Elementary from the drop down boxes. The page will reload and they should login with their student number/lunch number and school computer password (4 numbers).
Students may also add books they plan to read in the future or change their avatar. Everyone loves to select their avatar! Just remember, this website does not have books to read online.
I’m excited to see what everyone is reading and hope you enjoy using Biblionasium!
We are back to a regular schedule!
We are busy finishing up a “end of the year” schedule due to extra events and activities. Some events are “student only” while some are by “invitation only.” Keep an eye out for that to be coming home soon. Continue to sign/review your child’s agenda nightly. Important notes and updates might also be written in the agenda as well.
Math: Disney Menu Planning continues which covers a plethora of standards.
Health: Bike Safety research and diagrams.
Science: Conservation and whole grade Earth Day rotations…which also covers many standards.
ELA: We are still learning new content as we wrap up the last 6 weeks of school. In writing, we are studying fairy tales in order to adapt and write our own. In reading, we are researching water and its importance as we focus on nonfiction texts. This is a big week…we are learning CURSIVE!
Students are eager to write in cursive and we can’t wait to show off our new penmanship.
Third grade students and teachers were thrilled to “knock the test out of the park” today! We are all so excited to be finished with Milestones testing. We will remain on the adjusted scheduled through the end of this week. Next Monday, we will be back to regular schedules and lunchtimes. We aren’t quite sure what to think about eating lunch at 10:45 each morning!
What are we doing now that testing is finished?
Lots of amazing learning! We are still learning new content as we wrap up the last 6 weeks of school. In writing, we are studying fairy tales in order to adapt and write our own. In reading, we are researching water and its importance as we focus on nonfiction texts. This is a big week…we are learning CURSIVE! Students are eager to write in cursive and we can’t wait to show off our new penmanship.
Look for information regarding upcoming events to come home in binders very soon. We have several special days in the month of May and we know that parents need to put them on their calendars soon.
:)NO HOMEWORK DURING TESTING WEEKS!:)
Monday and Tuesday will be the mathematics sections of the Georgia Milestones Test. Although we will be finished on Tuesday, fifth grade will still be testing and make ups will also be taking place for the rest of the week. The testing schedule will be followed all week. Please remember lunch and specials are at a different time than normal.
We reviewed what the answer document will look like as well as the type of questions. This is when it is important that you child writes answers, when asked, showing depth of knowledge –why they did the strategy and how they did the problem.
Make sure you go to bed early and have a good breakfast! See you Monday.