Mrs. Threatt's GT Gazette

Check out this latest edition of our math and ELA news!

Important Dates to Remember

Oct. 1 - Sharkathon Pep Rally (Please join us at 8:30 if you can!)

Oct. 2 - Show your SCES pride by wearing our school gear and/or colors!

Oct. 5 - "We're looking for character" (wear silly glasses)

Oct. 6 - "Team up against hate" (wear your favorite team jersey or uniform)

Oct. 7 - "Wild about learning" (wear a crazy hat)

Oct. 8 - "Crazy about caring" (wear crazy hair and bring a canned good)

Oct. 9 - Sharkathon Fun Run! (times TBD)

Oct. 13 - Spirit night @ Regent Park cafe 5-8pm

Oct. 16 - Pink day! (wear pink and bring $1 to donate for breast cancer awareness)

Oct. 22 - Closing ceremonies for Sharkathon (all pledges due by today)

Oct. 23- No School! Teacher Workday

Oct. 23 - Sky Zone jump day!

Oct. 28 - Report Cards issued

Oct. 30 - Diamond Del visits SCES!

A thought to ponder...

"You're awake, you're awesome, live like it!"

~ Kid President

Units of Study

Writing: We are finishing up our first writing unit about bicycles. We have been exploring narrative and expository/informative writing genres. We have taken a close look at organizers we can use to guide our writing in these two specific writing genres. We begin our next unit is all about knights and castles! The kids are super-excited about this unit and will spend the first 2-3 days researching and building their background knowledge using a collection of nonfiction texts. They will then create a slideshow in Google Classroom detailing what they have learned. Students will present their slideshows to their peers. At the end of this unit, students will be creating a narrative piece about a knight!

Reading: We have started our Jr. Great Books literature studies. Our first theme is relationships. We have spent a lot of time discussing different relationships we have with others. The three stories we will read in this unit all build upon our them. On Friday, we will be creating a classroom quilt. I have asked students to bring in (or email me) a photo of someone in their family. This can be an entire family photo or a photo of just your child with siblings, grandparents, etc. I do have access to our color printer if you would rather email the photo to me. Students who do not bring a photo will just draw their family instead.

Math: We finished up our properties of addition review and have started addition with whole numbers. Students will spend a few days reviewing three addition strategies before moving on to 6 and 7 digit addition. Next week, we will be completing a PBL addition and rounding math activity that integrates health standards and the food pyramid!

Important Reminders!!

  • Our Sharkathon pep rally is this Thursday @ 8:30am!! Please join us as we kick off this AWESOME week of fun as we work to raise funds for our AWESOME school!! More info will be in your child's Tuesday folder today.
  • Our class Shutterfly Share Site is up and running! I have emailed invites to all parents. If you are interested in joining, please check out the invitation from me. If you need me to resend the invite, please let me know.
  • Please don't forget to send in a snack with your child each day. Water bottles are also handy.
  • Diamond Del's gem mining will be visiting our third graders on Friday, Oct. 30th! This is an in-house activity, so chaperones aren't necessary. Information is coming home today in your child's Tuesday folder.
  • Parent-teacher conference time is quickly approaching! Be on the lookout for a Sign-up Genius link via email from me. I am looking forward to meeting with you all soon to discuss the #AwesomeKiddos you share with me each day!