Think Tank in Third

Weekly Update-April 21, 2017

Week at a Glance

Reading- Next week we will be switching up reading groups and starting new books. Now that testing is over for us, it finally feels like we can get back to a normal schedule. We are still reading Save Me a Seat by Sara Weeks, and the students have been able to make some really valuable connections and point out figurative language.

Math- We are continuing to learn about fractions, and are almost finished up with this unit. We will also begin a new E4Tech module next week that will focus on area and perimeter.

Writing- We are working on our classroom book titled T is for Think Tank, modeled after the book B is for Buckeye. This is an alphabet book that is all about things that are important to our classroom. Each student was assigned a letter and is working on a page of the book with a partner. Each page will have a 4-line rhyme, a colorful picture, and information about the word they chose. Students have been so creative and it's been fun to see what is important to them.

Social Studies- Flat Stanley mail is still coming in, but we're slowly getting less and less, as expected. We should be getting the Flat Stanleys back now, as the letter said to send them back in April. If your child did not receive any mail, they are not alone in this. Many students did not receive mail and we talked about how that may happen before we sent them out.

Science- Today we're going to talk about Earth Day and watch a short Magic School Bus video on recycling.

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Class Pet Sign Up

There are still several weekends left in the school year to take home our class pet. If you are interested, you can click the link below to sign up:

Summer Tutoring

Can you believe summer is almost here?!

Miss Pratt will be offering private tutoring this summer at the New Albany library. If you are interested in tutoring services for your child, please reach out to discuss availability and rates.

If you'd like information or suggestions on other teachers who are tutoring this summer, we can provide that as well.

Raising Canes Fundraiser

The PTO will be holding a fundraiser at Raising Canes May 2nd-4th. Join Teachers and Staff who will be “Guest Star Caniacs” working at the restaurant these evenings!

May 2nd K-1 Bldg

May 3rd 2-5 Bldg

May 4th 2-8 Bldg

Visit between 4:30-7:30, and 20% of sales will be donated to New Albany Elementary K-1, 2-5 and 2-8 buildings. Hope to see you there!

Miss Pratt will be a guest Caniac on May 4th from 5:30-6:30.