News from Miss Parmer
January 10, 2014
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Our swim field trip to the Gladstone Community Center has been scheduled for April 1, 2014. All parents are welcome…and you can even swim if you choose. I will be sending home more information as the date gets closer.
Jerrilynn's New Year's Resolution is to do better at the state gymnastics meet this year.
Zoe's New Year's Resolution is to get 1st place in her gymnastics meet this month or next month.
**Lizzie the Snowman**
Lizzie's New Year's Resolution is to win more basketball and soccer games.
For the L*O*V*E* of Learning!
In Readers' Workshop this week we have been reviewing point of view. We have been reading a variety of texts and determining the point of view of the author. We have also examined the point of view of characters. As a class we looked at The Three Little Pigs fairy tale told from the wolf's point of view in two different versions and written by two different authors.
Students should be tracking the point of view of their main characters from their "just right" independent reading book.
In Math we have pushed back the Unit 4 district math assessment. I felt the students weren't ready to be assessed after the long winter break and the snow day. We needed to time to get back in the swing of things and we also needed to time to review. The students will be tested on January 17th. The test will consist of area, perimeter, identifying shapes, and quadrilaterals.
In Science, we are still learning about energy. This week we conducted two investigations on light energy. Ask your child to explain what they did :)
We will begin our Social Studies unit after we finish our Energy and Matter Unit in Science. Our unit will focus on Geography and we will incorporate the Winter Olympics. We will begin the unit around the 6th of February.
Miss Parmer as a 3rd Grader
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