The Towler Times

March 18th, 2016

Our Week of Learning...


This week was a continuation throughout the subjects. We continued our novel studies of Helen Keller and Helen Keller's Teacher. We will be wrapping up Helen Keller next week and watch the movie on Thursday. Helen Keller's Teacher is a longer novel and will be completed after Spring Break. In math, we have continued our study of fractions. In science, we continue to study force and motion and played a fun Kahoot to review!


Together we created a plan for completion of our biography projects. Your students should have brought home a calendar marking what we decided is a reasonable timeline for completion. Students should be completed with their biography reading, note taking, and oral presentation no later than April 4th. Students will then have April 4th to April 11th to practice. Please remember, this entire project is being completed at home. Thank you for your continued support. Please contact me with any questions.


Due to a short week next week, we will take a week off of spelling.

Student Newsletters...

In lieu of our traditional weekly newsletter, the students created a Padlet sharing their favorite parts of this week. Click on the link below to read their thoughts. :)

Biography Interviews!!

The students have been busy interviewing a friend! By the end of 3rd grade, all students will have their own personal biography written about them!

Fractions at home!!

I love that math is being thought of at home by our students! A student and his family were sharing this cake and the next day he posed the following question to his classmates!

"Nickolas and his three hungry family members each want an equal part of this chocolate cake. Name what fractional unit they will use to divide it evenly."

Great job Nickolas!

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Star of the Week...Adelaide!!

Adelaide has a brother, 3 cats and 1 snail. Her favorite food is pancakes. Her favorite subjects are science and writing. She enjoys gymnastics, running, swimming, writing, and playing with her brother Charlie. She even hopes to someday travel to Paris!! Adelaide is an expert at collecting things!! She shared two of her collections with us! Great job Adelaide!

Welcome Sean!!

This week we had a new student join our class!! We are lucky to have Sean as a part of 3T!!

A Look Ahead...

  • March 24th: WES Spirit Day - Hat Day
  • March 25th - April 3rd: Spring Break
  • April 4th: Classes Resume
  • April 4th: One School, One Book Begins
  • April 11th: Biography Presentations

In an effort to save paper, please read the following information from our Health Office:


Health Update

Streptococcal Infections (Strep Sore Throat)

Dear Parent/Guardian,

This is a notice to inform you that several cases of strep throat have been reported in your child’s class. Strep throat by definition is a bacterial infection caused by streptococci organisms. The bacteria are spread by direct or very close contact with an infected person or nasal carrier. The bacteria are found in the secretions of the nose and throat. The time between exposure to the infection and the development of symptoms can be 1-3 days.

What are the symptoms of strep?

v Sore throat

v May have fever

v Swollen neck glands

v Tonsillitis (inflammation of the tonsils)

v Headache / chills

v Listlessness

How is strep throat treated?

v Parents are advised to take their child to their physician where a strep culture is done to confirm diagnosis.

v Antibiotics are the usual treatment and should be taken as prescribed and for the entire period prescribed.

As the Geneva CUSD #304 Student Handbook states, the following are the

guidelines to follow when returning your child to school.

1. A child with suspected/possible infection will be sent home with a parent.

2. Parents are advised to take their child to the doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

3. Students may return to school after 24 hours of treatment with antibiotics, provided treatment is continued for the prescribed period of time.

4. If a throat culture is done, but no treatment prescribed, the student may not return to school until the results of the culture are known, and in the event of a positive culture, treatment given for 24 hours.

Thank-you for your attention to this matter. If you have any question or concerns

please contact your building nurse.


Geneva School Health Services

* Information on this document is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. The information on this document should not be used for diagnosing or treating a medical or health condition. If you suspect your child has a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.

(Rev. 4/05)

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.

~Benjamin Franklin