The 3C Herald
October 14, 2016
Time to Celebrate!
Monday 10/17 and Thursday 10/19-MAP Testing
Thursday 10/20-2nd Annual BPCS Concert & Fundraiser
Thursday 10/27-3rd Grade Parent Coffee
Friday 10/28-October Birthdays Celebration
Monday 10/31-Halloween Parade
Fun and Learning in 3C!
Read, Baby, Read!
A Note about "Book Buddies:
A few parents have asked for clarification about the Book Buddies. Students are permitted to borrow classroom texts and keep them in their Book Buddies this year. . Inter-class Lit Blocks will begin next week, so students will be taking their Book Buddies with them to their Lit Block classroom so that they have books for Independent Reading. Students MAY take their Book Buddies home if they would like to continue reading their borrowed books at home, but they do not have to. If students take their Book Buddies home, we ask that they complete their Reading Log from their homework packet at home still, and leave the Book Buddy Reading Log for their reading within school. Book Buddies should be returned to school every day if students choose to take them home. Students are encouraged to read "power books" this year that may be more challenging than "Just Right" books. This way, they can apply the skills they are learning in their Reading class and become more active readers! However, we do not discourage students from reading Just Right books when they are up for an enjoyable and relaxing read. We hope this helps clarify any confusion surrounding the Book Buddies!
Spotlight on Writing
After students learned strategies to revise their writing, they were put to the test! The 3rd graders were challenged to start a new narrative by becoming their own job captains. Students were expected to make their own writing plan by using all that they learned in writing class so far. Each student's writing plan was unique, but all reflected strategies we've learned in the past month and a half of school. We were proud to see students taking ownership of their writing and becoming stronger and more independent writers!
Mathematicians on a Mission
Dance With Ms. Siby
What if you were told you would no longer be taught in a language you understand? This happened to a group of South African students over 30 years ago. In dance, we are exploring these students’ stories and how they fought for their right to learn in their native language, through a musical, yet to be revealed to 3C. Do you happen to know the name of this musical?
P.E UPDATE FROM COACH M!
Exciting news coming to you from COACH M
We were selected to participate in a NEW YORK ISLANDERS sponsored event where they are going to provide us with a two week curriculum on a modified hockey game called "Floorball". We will take a break from project adventure for 2 weeks starting on October 24th and take part in this fast and fun hockey activity.
A Science Update From Ms. Rosabal!
OMG !! ART !!
Grade Three Artists are Off and Running — They Love our New Studio!
Grade 3 Artists kicked the year off with an investigation of Prisma, a new IPad photo app that introduces folks to the history of ART. With the press of a button, you can transform a photo using a filter inspired by Hiroshige, or Mondrian, Picasso or Degas. Check it out! It’s so much fun.
In preparation for Anytime, Anywhere, artists are currently been investigating the history of clocks — and time travel. They are designing and building their own clocks. Past, present, and future! Enjoy!
Support your Artist and the Studio!
T O P - S E C R E T ! ! !
I'm planning to haunt the studio on Wednesday, Oct 26th. If you are interested in helping, please let me know! Thank you.
P S !
As you know, there’s so much art in NYC! Please spend time looking at art with your student. Consider collecting the following supplies (with your artist) for the studio: dryer lint, plastic bottle caps, corks, game pieces, buttons in bulk, tubes, etc. Here's to a great year!
Questions? Suggestions? Want to volunteer to help? Please email email@example.com Many thanks!
Anytime, Anywhere | Time Travel through Reading!!
Great to see you last Tuesday! We are so excited to travel in time with you all this year!
Mark your calendars! As Artist in Residence, I will help drive this adventure. Please understand: while the Specials Team leads the cultural aspects of our travel, all students and teachers will travel to every destination. You can contact me with ideas, questions, etc. or check in with your student’s core teachers.