Kingsley 3rd Grade Team Newsletter
December Volume 1 Issue 2
Month at a Glance
As December rolls around we have a lot to look forward to in the remaining three weeks.
This short month will contain an abundance of activities to go alongside the instruction in the classroom. Below is a snapshot of some of these events and happenings. The team will provide detailed information as the month unfolds. Our goal is to finish the year strong and to leave on a high note! As always thank you for reading our Newsletter.
Skills Focus (Curriculum News)
Below are some of the main standards that we will be covering or introducing in December. This is not exhaustive and does not represent standards that we address through remediation or in reviews. Please contact your child's teacher for any clarification.
Math: MCC3. MD. 8 Perimeter & MCC3. MD. 5 Area (counting unit squares)
Science: S3L1 a-d (Habitats; Plant & Animal characteristics)
ELA: ELACC3 RI 3, 8; ELACC3 L1 (Various Language Arts components)
Writing: Multiple Standards on Informational Writing
S.S.: SS3CG 2 (Life & Times of Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Mary M. Bethune, & Franklin D. Roosevelt)
Announcements and Reminders
3rd Grade Specific
12/8 ELA Benchmarks (3rd Grade)
12/16 Science Test on Habitats & Animal Characteristics (Tentative)
12/7- 12/11 Math Test on Area & Perimeter (Tentative)
12/7- 12/11 S.S. Douglass, SBA & MMB Test (Tentative)
12/17 Holiday Parties (Scheduled for 9-10AM)
*Other dates and events will be communicated through the courier.
Please visit the Kingsley Blog for an up to date listing of December events.
Trunk or Treat
We had a great time at the annual Kingsley Trunk or Treat, the turnout was fantastic! The candy, the costumes and the community made it a great event.
State Capitol Field Trip
What better way to introduce Democracy to our third graders than with a trip to the state capitol. Even with the rainy weather it was a great experience. A big thank you to all the parents that volunteered to ensure our kids were safe.
Another great hands on experience for our students was to participate in the Trout fry release. Students were able to actively participate in the management of resources, as well as observe the habitat of a state organism. Big thank you to Ms. Markey for coordinating an amazing event.