Third Grade News You Can Use
October 3rd-7th, 2016
A Note From Mrs. Graham
We are using our i-Pads to do XtraMath and to take AR tests. We also used our i-Pads this week to research landforms and write 3 facts. You will be able to see our cooperative learning chart about landforms up in the classroom after Fall Break. It is going to look great and be a wonderful learning tool created by your children.
10/3-10/7: Book Fair and Dress Up Days for Elementary
Monday-Camo Day Book Fair open from 7:30-3:30
Tuesday-Pirate Day Book Fair open from 7:30-3:30 and Literacy Night from 5:30-6:30
Wednesday-Pajama Day Book Fair open from 7:30-3:30
Thursday-Movie Day (Dress like a character from a movie.) Book Fair open from 7:30-3:30
Friday-Spirit Day Book Fair open from 7:30-7:30
10/10-10/14: Fall Break
10/19: Report Cards and Star Reports are sent home
10/24: Kentucky Down Under Field Trip
Book Fair and Dress Up Days!
We will preview the book fair book offerings and make our wish lists on Monday. I just realized I forgot to send home the flyers on Thursday. I'll send them home Monday. (I'm Sorry Mrs. Shaver) Your child will be allowed to go to the book fair in the mornings until announcements and then at the end of the day if he or she have money to purchase. If they have no money, then I will ask them to stay in the classroom. Please have a conversation about acceptable purchases. If your child goes to the book fair and comes back with only toys and posters and you intended for him or her to buy a book or two, then you need to make that clear.
If you have any pirate themed books you would like to read to us next week, we would love to have some guest readers! Let me know who is reading, what will be read, and when you are coming.
List 8B: plop, plan, slap, trick, scram, plot, sprig, splash, straw, splinter
I sent home Spelling test 7 on Friday along with many other graded papers. (Hint: please clean out the take home folders this weekend.) The list your child will be working on next week is written on the back of the test 7.
For my students in the Theater Arts performances this weekend, I asked Mrs. Shaver to give you 2 Equivalency Points for your participation. I thought you deserved it for your hard work on these Roald Dahl stories.
Vocabulary that will be tested: latitude, longitude, Prime Meridian, equator, meridians, north, south, east, west, parallels, hemisphere
The students will need to know which hemisphere North and South America are in. (short answer)
The students will need to know which hemisphere Asia, Australia, and most of Europe is in.
The students will need to know which hemisphere both South America and Antarctica are in.
The students will need to know how a hemisphere is different from a sphere. (This is an essay question.)
The students will need to know how 90 degrees north latitude is different than 90 degrees south latitude. (essay question)
The students will locate states in the United States using coordinates. (latitude then longitude) Example: 33 degrees N latitude, 112 degrees W longitude
Test will be Thursday.
For Science, we will complete our Landforms chart together.
All this bridge needed was a little time to cure. The stale gumdrops proved to be much stronger than they were the first day we made our bridge.
New Faces and Ideas
I hope you noticed the new faces included on our winning teams. Our new friends really helped us on this project. Thanks Willie, Annie Grace and Veera.
A Great Design
I was so impressed with this particular bridge because it had a wide base and reinforced upper deck with stabilizers included in the form of a triangle on each side.