Third Grade Cardinal Chronicle

April 29, 2016

Mrs. Krapinski's Class

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Upcoming Dates to Remember

May 4- A.C.E.S.- wear exercise clothes and tennis shoes

May 6 - Poetry Cafe' 2:30-3:00

May 10, 11, 13 - NWEA

May 20 - Field Day

May 21 - Geist 5K

May 26 - Last student day

Next Week's Special Area Classes

  • Monday- Day 2 Art
  • Tuesday- Day 3 P.E.
  • Wednesday- Day 4 Music
  • Thursday- Day 5 Art
  • Friday- Day 6 P.E.

Here's What's Happening in Mrs. Krapinski's Class

READING


  • This week we will talk more about our Junior Great Book stories specifically examining the PLOT.
  • We will begin our unit with Journeys and Destinations which focuses on literature interpretation.
  • Students will complete Lesson 6 in Wordly Wise with a test this Friday, May 6.
  • We will continue to do Daily 5 activities where students have the opportunity to read and write independently.

MATH

MATH MEDICS

  • We will continue our unit on data collection and analysis.
  • The students will collect data, make a frequency tables, and make their own graphs.
  • The students will learn how to interpret data from several types of graphs.
  • We will begin exploring probability.


MASTER MATHERS

  • We will continue exploring measurement with standard and metric units
  • Test over Topic 14 - Friday May 6

WRITING

  • Students will continue revising and editing poems, practice voice and expression in preparation for our Poetry Cafe' on Friday, May 6
  • Students will continue to write about topics of their choice.
  • We will be continuing our writing at nightzookeeper.com. They can write on this website at home! :)

A VERY SPECIAL INVITATION!

Parents,

Your children would love to invite you to our Poetry Cafe' on Friday, May 6. They have been enjoying creating their poetry and are really excited to share beyond the classroom! It is scheduled from 2:30-3:00 in our classroom. Even Steve and Mocha are invited! Hope to see you there :)

Social Studies

  • We will continue our unit on our community...Fishers, IN!! The students are choosing a topic they would like to know more about and will continue to explore Fishers, IN. We hope to contact Mayor Fadness and a historian at Conner Prairie.

Genius Hour

The Genius Hour fun and excitement continues. The students LOVE this time of the week! If you can imagine it... you can explore it!! We continue to study topics of our choice during Genius Hour ...one of best times of the week! We are learning and growing so much during this time. Ask your child what they are exploring right now for Genius Hour!

In the works during our genius hour time...making stress ball, bouncy balls, and cake balls...electronics investigations, animal investigations, how to make a robot...and so much more! We are growing chefs, engineers, biologists, veterinarians, and most of all...question askers and answer finders! :)

NEWS FROM THE THORPE CREEK OFFICE

BOX TOPS AND LABELS FOR EDUCATION

Hello TCE Parents!

We are doing an amazing job this year! We have collected over

8,000

Box Tops and

Labels for Education since June! (WOO-HOO!)

To help motivate you and your children to continue to collect and submit these valuable pieces of cardboard and labels, I’d like to remind you all about a series of contests that have been implemented. Please see below for the details …

Each student who turns in Box Tops and / or Labels for Education will be entered into a drawing, of which 3 lucky students (chosen at random) will receive a goodie bag! The top collector will also be awarded an amazing prize! As an added bonus, I will keep track of what was turned in by who so that the class with the most submitted by the end of the year (for each grade!) will receive something special!


Please be sure that the Box Tops and Labels for Education are taped on their respective pages (or that they are in a sealed baggie) and that your child’s name, grade and teacher’s name is put on the page. Thank you, in advance for your efforts!


Winter Contest (December - February)

Collection Deadline: Friday, February 19th

Winners announced: Friday, February 29th

Spring Contest (March - May)

Collection Deadline: Friday, May 12th

Winners announced: Friday, May 19th


I will be picking up the Box Tops and Labels for Education on Friday afternoons so please feel free to turn in your sheets as you complete them and I promise to keep a running total for your child!

Background Checks & Anti-bullying Video

If you want to volunteer, chaperone fieldtrips or eat lunch in the cafeteria, guests must have an approved background check on file and complete the Anti-bullying video. Background checks are good for 3 years. If you have questions about your background check, contact the TCE office.

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