Third Grade News
Room 11 on the Move
Our class earned the big, blue, sparkly Monroe attendance stick last week! Every time our entire class is present on time, we earn one letter in the word "attendance." When we earn all 10, the stick is ours. We've accomplished it twice this year. Thank you for helping your children arrive on time and ready to learn. Better attendance translates into better grades.
Check out your students hard at work writing down their observations about mealworms. We started a new science unit this week. We'll follow the mealworms through their entire life cycle. Caterpillars will be joining our classroom next week. I can't wait to experience butterflies emerging with your students.
A Focus on Fairy Tales
On Monday, we will begin a two-week unit on fairy tales. Your children will create poster-sized book covers and turn themselves into "human books" who can give oral summaries of favorite fairy tales. Next week, we'll invite our pre-kindergarten book buddies to come "check out" our human books. Please send a white piece of poster board to school with your child sometime this week. If you are able to send more than one piece, that will help a classmate who is unable to contribute. Thank you!
Release Form Due
About half our class has yet to turn in a release form allowing Mrs. Hutcherson, our librian, to film a lesson with your children as part of her National Board Certification. I sent home second copies with those who needed them on Friday. Our lesson with Mrs. Hutcherson will be Monday morning at 8:30. She'll kick off our fairy tale unit for us. Please remember to send your permission slip back to school with your child, even if you'd prefer your student stay off camera.
Super Kids Day and Volunteer Appreciation Day
Friday morning, please come join us for a special Good Morning Monroe where we will honor our amazing Monroe volunteers. YOU are who make this school run. Yes. You. You who stuff the Thursday folders, make copies, run errands, and volunteer as Champions and Watch Dogs. You who bring the class snacks and provide the staff lunch and proctor the tests and chaperone the field trips. We want to thank you! And stick around for Super Kids Day afterward. The lower grades will enjoy outside games in the morning. Our class will go outside to participate from 1:00-2:15
The Academic Rundown
- In reading, we'll enjoy fairy tales, write summaries of fairy tales, study elements of fairy tales, and maybe even make up our own fairy tales.
- In ELA, we'll be working on pronouns and root words.
- In math, we'll study fractions on a number line an liquid measures.
- In social studies, we'll begin looking at the branches of our government.
- In science, we'll study mealworms and caterpillars as part of our life-cycle unit.
Our Week at a Glance
Monday -- Fairy Tale kick off with Mrs. Hutcherson. Release forms due.Tuesday -- 9:45 Spelling Bee
Thursday -- multiplication quiz
Friday -- spelling test; Super Kids Day; Volunteer Appreciation Day; hat day