With testing behind us, we are sprinting toward the finish line of third grade, and we can hardly believe it! Because this is such a busy time of year, please be sure to check our class blog, emails, and your child’s agenda to stay up-to-date on each week’s curriculum and classroom news!
ELA: While we are all thrilled that testing is complete, we still have teaching and learning to do! We will be working on our end of the year Developmental Reading Assessments, writing fictional narratives to adapt well known fairy tales, and researching and reading texts about water and water pollution around the world. We will also finish up learning about simple, compound, and complex sentences to enhance our writing. Please encourage your child to give his or her best effort as the reading assessment and writing we are doing will accompany your child to fourth grade. These assignments will give the fourth grade teachers a sneak peek of your child’s academics, and we want the teachers to have an accurate depiction of what your child can do!
MATH: The students are using math skills to create a meal plan for a day at Disney. They are using different operations to calculate a full day of meals for their family while keeping within their budget. This assignment also reinforces goods and services curriculum. What a great way to incorporate third grade skills in real world applications!
SCIENCE: We are celebrating Earth Day on Friday! The students will be rotating to each classroom to complete a math activity. At the conclusion of each activity, the students will receive a clue to solve a mystery. Who is polluting the Earth? Bring your best math and sleuthing skills on Friday to find out! We are also watching “The Lorax” to reinforce the importance of taking care of the environment. An orange permission slip will go home in your child’s binder on Monday! Please sign and return those as soon as possible! Thank you for helping us make learning meaningful for our kiddos!
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.*