Room 311 News
Week of April 4th
We are excited to get back to learning as we begin Geometry, American Heroes, and Poetry Month!
That's right, April is Poetry Month and we will be enjoying great poets and figurative language all month long! Check out these 25 Must Share Poems here!
Note and Reminders
- Apr. 8th - AR Cut Off
- Apr. 12th - Spring Picture Day: 2nd - 5th
- Apr. 15th - 16th - SEES Country Fair - 2 Days!
- May 4th - Living History Museum
- May 13th - Virtual Visit with author Kate DiCamillo
- June 6th - June 10th - 3rd Grade State Testing
Living History Museum
What is the living museum project you ask?Your child will research and read about a significant figure in American History. This will be a guided project that will be completed in class. Students will use resources to gather information. Upon completion of gathering their information, students will turn their notes into a 2-3 minute speech about the person they chose.
What do you need to know?On Wednesday, May 4th students need to come to school prepared to give their speech as their Hero. Students must have one prop or article of clothing to represent their Hero. A full costume is optional. The 3rd grade museum will be open for all to view from 8:45 – 10:50.
If you would like to send in resources from home or local libraries with your student to use in class, that would be greatly appreciated.
We are excited about this enriching project and hope to see you at the Museum on May 4th!
Journey North - Mystery Class
We are also coming to the end of our Mystery Class project. Teams have worked hard since January calculating sunrise and sunset times, analyzing the data to see if their location is north or south of the equator. Using sunrise times on the spring equinox to find the longitude and now searching context clues to zero in on the exact locations. Our final clues will be this Friday, 4/8 and we will have till 4/22 to submit our answers. Even I don't know the real locations of these mystery sites.
Here is a sample clue from this week for MC #6 "This beautiful bird from our province is seen every day by millions across our entire country, but only on one of our country's coins. In nature, it is rarely seen by anyone, because it's endemic to only our province, and it's critically endangered -- so much so that most photos, including this one, only show birds in zoos across the world."