I hope everyone had a great and relaxing weekend! I would like to extend a big “thank you” to Xuhong Su for joining our class on Friday for Breakfast with a Book! The students really enjoyed listening to Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Another huge “thank you” to Mrs. Buettner for making copies for our class on Friday! That is always a huge help to the teacher and is greatly appreciated!
This Tuesday, we will be going on our first field trip to the Booth Museum in Cartersville. If you are interested in chaperoning, and haven’t already, please e-mail me! You will need to meet us at the museum and pay your own way in. Our class will be split among other classes in third grade, so please e-mail me before/on Monday if you are planning on joining, so I can plan groups accordingly!
I will not be in the classroom tomorrow, Monday the 27th 🙁 I will be in a Building Team Leader meeting. For the field trip on Tuesday, because I will not be there Monday to tell them, please make sure your kids know to to bring their lunch in a brown paper bag/big Ziploc bag with their name on it, or they will be purchasing a sack lunch from the cafeteria. We will be eating AT the museum on Tuesday. Also, our class t-shirts are in. As a grade level, we will be handing these out to our classes Tuesday morning before we leave on the field trip. Your child will go to restroom and change into their class t-shirt before we leave, so please let them know that! They will bring it home and it is theirs to keep 🙂
Please don’t forget that this Wednesday, August 30th is EARLY RELEASE. The students will be releasing at 12:30. If you have changes in transportation for how your child will go home that day, please send in a note with your child that morning!
On Friday, August 31st, we will be having our county STEM walk-through. We will be completing a project on classifying rocks. For this project, every student needs to bring in a cereal box (or similar sized/shaped box) along with 3 rocks! Please have your child send in these materials by Thursday, August 30th (preferably by Wednesday). Please ensure their name is on their box and their 3 rocks are in a baggie with their name on it!
I will be placing Scholastic Book Orders this Friday, August 31st. Please make sure all orders are in before Friday at noon!
Please don’t forget to look for your child’s “Friday letter home” today and write back to them! They love taking their notebooks out on Mondays and seeing a letter back from you.
Tomorrow, Weekly Progress Reports will come home in your child’s Communication Folder, along with their Monday Folder information and work. Please read the weekly progress report, sign, and return to school on Tuesday.
Upcoming Units of Study for the week ahead…
Reading– We will continue practicing to making deeper and higher level predictions, recalling important character traits, a characters’ motive and using what we already know about the character to make these predictions. The students are loving our new book Stone Fox.
Writing– This past week, your child chose one small moment from their entries. This week, we will be working on adding more to those entries, concentrating on editing our pieces to ensure our story is told like a storyteller, and editing in partnerships to ensure their story is being told how they want it to be told.
Social Studies- We will continue learning about the 3 Branches of Government and the roles and responsibilities of each branch.
Science– We will introduce rocks and minerals, with a emphasis on classifying rocks by their physical appearance.
Math– This week, we will focus on addition and subtraction strategies, adding/subtracting 3 by 3 digits. Our mini-lessons and number talks will focus on the best and most efficient strategies to use for individual problems.
Specials for the week ahead…
Tuesday- Booth Museum Field Trip
Wednesday- Music (Early Release)
Friday- Maker Space (STEM day)
Have a wonderful week and, as always, please feel free to reach out to me for anything!