Room 311 News
Week of April 11th
Country Fair is this coming weekend, and with your help, it will turn into our best fundraiser yet!! We still need quite a few volunteer spots filled. Please sign up to help to make this the best fair ever!
Our class booth is the Button Making Booth. I will be there all day and I just need 1 or two other helpers middle school or up to help kids make their own design into a pinback button. It is super easy and fun! Right now, I think it's me, by myself. from 1:00 on.
Your student is welcome to help with you during your shift at our booth. The sign up is http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4cabac2aa6f94-sees2
If you don't want to make buttons, please check out the other great ways you can volunteer.
Funds raised at the Country Fair support Science Lab, Music, Art, Drama, PE Equipment, Eagle Play, Library Books, and so much more!
Note and Reminders
- Apr. 8th - AR Cut Off
- Apr. 12th - Spring Picture Day: 2nd - 5th
- Apr. 15th - 16th - SEES Country Fair - 2 Days!
- May 4th - Living History Museum
- May 7th - Global Codeathon
- May 13th - Virtual Visit with author Kate DiCamillo
- June 6th - June 10th - 3rd Grade State Testing - Link to Resources
Living History Museum
What is the living museum project you ask?Your child will research and read about a significant figure in American History. This will be a guided project that will be completed in class. Students will use resources to gather information. Upon completion of gathering their information, students will turn their notes into a 2-3 minute speech about the person they chose.
What do you need to know?On Wednesday, May 4th students need to come to school prepared to give their speech as their Hero. Students must have one prop or article of clothing to represent their Hero. A full costume is optional. The 3rd grade museum will be open for all to view from 8:45 – 10:50.
If you would like to send in resources from home or local libraries with your student to use in class, that would be greatly appreciated.
We are excited about this enriching project and hope to see you at the Museum on May 4th!
Global Codeathon at SEES!
A Coding Workshop for 2nd-5th Grade Students
May 7th 2016
9:30am to 12:00pm @ the San Elijo Elementary Library
Scratch Day with the Global Codeathon is a global network of events that celebrates Scratch — and the young people who code and create with it. During Scratch Day, kids gather to share projects and learn from one another.
Register your child at http://goo.gl/forms/ldToxh9C6x to receive a copy of the permission slip.
The Count Down till Computers are Gone
We will continue to have access to our 7 class ipads (thanks to parent donations and Donor's Choose) and will most likely have two laptops also. If you are able to have your student bring in a device for their personal use, please see the info below. We will need the Permission Form filled and submitted to the principal.
Students bringing in personal devices will be asked to bring them directly to class and not leave them unattended outside in backpacks. We will keep them in class and send home each day for charging. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Teams researched on their own for the afternoon and are getting very close. Mystery Class #4 and #7 think they have the answer. We have till the 22nd to confirm and submit our answers.
Last clue for Mystery Class #4
"Whether we're truly on the bank of a river, the shore of a lake, or the end of a lagoon, there's no question that our city is a large, bustling, joyful, and international freshwater harbor. Our city was settled by a somewhat small number of couples from a group of Atlantic islands, and those couples are honored by this public sculpture in our city."