3rd Grade News

September 8, 2016

Third grade is off to a great start! In Math we are reviewing second grade concepts including place value, comparing numbers and counting money. We have also started our first unit in Science - Matter and Energy. Last week we conducted experiments using magnets and discussed how magnets both push and pull. This week the students constructed parachutes and learned about gravity and air resistance. In Language Arts we continued our introduction of reading workshop, picking the just right book and staying engaged while reading. We are working on drafting a friendly letter during writing workshop. Our social studies lessons have been focused on learning map skills and identifying various landforms. The students have jumped right in and have done a beautiful job learning the third grade schedule and routines. Thank you for sending your child ready to learn each day and for taking the time to attend parent orientation last week. Please remember that our start time is 7:45! We appreciate our teacher apple gift items very much. You are a fantastic bunch!

Reminders:

Tuesday, September 13th - Important! Early Release Day, VVE dismisses at 12:55. Lunch will be served at school.

Friday, September 23 - Flu Shot Clinic

Sunday, September 25 - Valley View Carnival (please see the Cardinal Weekly newsletter for more details)

Thursday, September 29 - School store open during lunch for third grade

Friday, September 30 - Pops on the Playground - Dads, moms, grandparents, and other adult family members are invited to join us for a fun filled recess time from 11:00 to 11:30 on the playground. It is a causal, unstructured time to play with your child and our amazing third grade class. We would love to see you! Please remember to check in with the office first and get a visitor's tag.

Monday, October 6 - Gifted and Talented Informational Meeting from 7:30 am to 8:30 am in Nancy Abel's room 103.