Reach for the Stars!
Noteworthy News for the Week of 12/16/19
Singing Visit to The Auberge!
We are excited to take our, "You Belong Here," show on the road and spread smiles in our community this Thursday, December 19th! We look forward to showing the residents at The Auberge that they “belong here” too! If you have not returned the permission slip, please do so as soon as possible. Thank you!
This week we will continue working with nonfiction text. Students will be exploring the text structure of comparing and contrasting as both readers and authors. From US regions to animals species, students will focus on thinking analytically to find similarities and differences, utilizing a variety of text support. Students will also specifically focus on essential reading strategies such as distinguishing between fact and opinion and looking for cause & effect relationships.. We look forward to using the mentor text, City Homes and Deep Down and Other Extreme Places to Live, to help us enhance our reading
This week the 3rd graders will also be introduced to scale and referents while reading and discussing the book Biggest, Strongest, Fastest. Students will dive into understanding the difference between the metric and U.S. customary systems of measurement and then work with metric measures of grams, kilograms, milliliters, and liters.
Our Place in the World (Social Studies)
Panda Jar Celebration!
The Stars of 3K have set their next goal.....A Writer's Circle Sharing Session! What a unique and inspirational idea! The Kilen Kudos have selected this as their next Panda Jar Celebration! Based on their incredible ability to work together collaboratively and follow our Class Contract, we've been rapidly earning the pandas and filling our jar!
We’re looking forward to this special celebration in early 2020! Kudos, kiddos! We're more than halfway there!
On another note, our last Panda Jar Celebration Mathternoon was a blast! Ask your child all about the fun we had as we crunched numbers in fun ways on Wednesday afternoon!