January 14th - 18th, 2019
Great Kindness Challenge
The Great Kindness Challenge is a week where kids around the world dedicate themselves to performing as many acts of kindness as possible. OES will be participating in the Great Kindness Challenge January 22-25. Together we can increase empathy, tolerance, and compassion for all. More specific information will be coming home in Wednesday folders, so please see how many random acts of kindness your child/family can complete. Students are also invited to participate in our Great Kindness Challenge Spirit Week.
Tuesday, January 22 - Team Up 4 Kindness - Wear sports or team attire
Wednesday, January 23 - Kindness Predicts Your Future - Dress as your future career
Thursday, January 24 - Ride the Kindness Wave - Dress in Hawaiian attire
Friday, January 25 - Be the Sunshine on Someone’s Cloudy Day- Wear yellow
Announcements from Administration
Yearbooks are available to be purchased for the 18-19 school year. All sales are handled through Jostens. Please do not send money to school. Purchases can be made online, through the mail, and over the phone. Information to purchase a yearbook is available on our school website. February 8is the last day to purchase a personalized yearbook.
A Peek at Our Week
ELA: In reading, we will continue to study character traits and how character change in a story. This week we will work on gathering evidence that supports these traits and to explain how and why characters change. We will discuss how some characters change because they learn a lesson, some through solving a difficult problem, and others through conflicts with other characters. Throughout this study we will also discuss how these changes often lead us to understand the theme or THE MEssage that the author hopes we can take away from the story.
In writing, we will begin discussing Text Dependent Analysis (or TDA) style writing. TDA prompts require writers to first read a passage, then analyze the text to determine the answer to a question, and finally use evidence from the passage to support their response. This is the style of writing students will be assessed on for our end of the year SC Ready testing. Much more information will be coming to you soon about SC Ready testing and TDA instruction and practice in the weeks to come.
Social Studies: As we continue our study of the American Revolution, we will focus on the First and Second Continental Congress and the growing tension between Patriot and Loyalist groups throughout the colonies. In third grade, we focus mainly on the battles and events that happened within South Carolina. Students will learn about the Battles of Fort Moultrie, Kings Mountain, Cow Pens, and Eutaw Springs. We will also learn about several famous South Carolinians from this time period such as Francis Marion, Thomas Sumter, and Andrew Pickens. Throughout our unit we will take time to study how different groups of people including: soldiers, slaves, women, and children, living in the colonies responded to these major events.
Math: This week in Math, we will review continue our study of place value. Rounding is our next topic, and students are already very familiar with this through our weekly Math 4 Today practice. This wee we will review rounding to the nearest ten, hundred, and beyond! Students will also learn about using rounding to help them estimate when solving word problems and how this can be an excellent strategy to help them check to make sure answers are reasonable. Students will complete a study guide for a quiz on the first part of Unit 4 on Wednesday, January 16 and we will have a test on Friday January 18th.