Inter's Third Grade Newsletter!

March 28th, 2016 - April 1st, 2016

HAVE AN ENJOYABLE AND RELAXING SEMANA SANTA!

Announcements!

*Wednesday, March 30th will be a half day for students. Parent-teacher conferences will be held on this day.


*Parents,

Please check with your child as to which materials are they missing at school, such as crayons, scissors, whiteboard markers, Math or Literacy notebook. If they are missing an item, please send it with them when we return from break. Thank you for your help with this!

Arco Iris race!

Dear parents,


It is time again to prepare for the Arco Iris race! The race is on Sunday, April 24. As a brief reminder, the Arco Iris race raises money for the UNOP Hospital here in Guatemala that provides free cancer treatment to children. Colegio Interamericano has been supporting this cause for seven years now and has been the top school for donations every year! We are so blessed to have such a supportive community. Students will sell tickets for the race Monday, March 14th until Friday, April 15th. Just like last year, tickets will be 80Q. If someone does not want to buy a ticket, they can always make a donation to the cause. Every little bit helps! We prefer cash, but checks will be accepted. All checks must have a phone number on it to be accepted. Thank you so much for all of your continued support!

This week in Singapore Math!

This week students will continue Chapter 16-Time and Temperature. Students will find elapsed time by using a timeline, read a Celsius thermometer, and solve two-step word problems on time. If you and your child have time over the break, please review the Smarty Pants review! Thank you for your help with this!

This week in Literacy!

This week we will begin with Theme 13 Week 1- Making Laws. The comprehension strategy for this week is Monitor Comprehension-Checking to make sure you are understanding what you are reading. We will also review Synthesizing. For grammar, students will review contractions, such as won't, and pronouns, such as she. The vocabulary for this week includes debate, granting, officials, representation, and legal. Students will begin drafting a persuasive essay.


*RAZ-KIDS!

Please make sure your child is reading each night, listening to the stories, and taking the quizzes. Reading for 20 minutes each night is one of the best ways for your child to become a better reader. Third Grade is tracking the number of books read in order for the class to earn incentives, such as a popcorn party! Thank you for your help with this!

This week in Science!

This week students will read and record information about each planet of the solar system. Then, students will determine the most important details about each planet and create a solar system mobile!