May 30, 2017
Dear Third Grade Parents and Students,
Thank you so much to all of the parents that chaperoned on our field trip last week. The kids had a great time and learned a lot! We couldn’t of done it without you!
Special Summer Writing Fun: I love all the response we have received in regard to your children participating in our Summer Fun Pen-Pal Program. It is a great way to keep in touch with friends from 3rd grade and practice writing skills. It’s always a big hit! As a reminder, if your child wants to participate, the form needs to be turned in by THIS Thursday, June 1st.
Assessments coming home: The 50 states test and perimeter/area assessment will both be coming home tonight with you child. Please review these with them. Thank you!
Reading Logs: The May reading log was due Thursday, June 1st.
Book Fair: The Annual “Buy One Get One Free” book fair is being held in the Library until Friday, June 2nd. Come stock up on books for summer!
iMovie Book Reports: We are having a very special “movie screening” as a class to watch all of our book report iTrailers this week, we will upload them on Thursday and you can see them on our youtube page! This was a motivating, rich learning activity that the kids loved.
You can watch all of the book trailers on my youtube webpage at: https://www.youtube.com/user/MrsMeland3B – go to PLAYLISTs and BOOK REPORTS 2017
I will send home a list of all of the books in your child’s report card to use for summer reading ideas.
Library books: Please make sure your child returns all books to the Holy Rosary library this week. Report cards cannot be released until these are returned or replaced.
This week, we will be learning:
Math: This week we continue our Geometry chapter. We learn about the attributes of different polygons.
Reading: We finish reading Ramona Qyuimby this week.
Language Arts: Students will be presenting their iMovies to the class after putting them on YouTube. You children did such an amazing job!
Science: Students work on their last engineering design project on force and motion. Within a $70 budget, they design, buy items and build an invention that helps the sheep in the jeep from the pesky effects of gravity as they fall off of a cliff. Through this we focus on the properties of force and motion, friction, and air resistance.
Have a great week!