Our News-December 18

Mrs. Johnson~3rd Grade~Room 181~Forest Hills Elementary

Happy New Year!

I wish you all a wonderful, safe, and healthy winter break! I look forward to what 2016 brings for all of us!


~Mrs. Johnson

Winter Celebration

The entire third grade team is going to combine their winter celebrations. Students will move from room to room, participating in a variety of different activities. The celebration will be from 10:15-11:30am on Friday, December 18. This is a great opportunity for students to mix with students from other third grade classrooms and share time together.

THIS WEEK IN 3RD GRADE

Ask your third grader about:


-our school assembly

-The Winter Celebration

-Random Acts of Kindness-has your student added a hand to our wall?

-Dividing larger numbers with remainders

-Their books they are currently reading

-Reading conferences

iPads Will Be Coming Home!

The last week in January, the third graders at Forest Hills will begin bringing their iPads home once a week. The third grade teachers are currently working on the details and specific guidelines regarding this process. I know our students are very excited to begin bringing them home!

PHY. ED. on the FIRST DAY AFTER WINTER BREAK!

Please remember to send your child's phy. ed. shoes on Monday, January 4!

Submit Photos of Your Kids Reading for Read-a-Thon


One of our most anticipated events of the school year, the annual Read-a-Thon, begins in January! Once again we will be featuring a collage of Forest Hills students and families reading.


What you need to do...


Snap a picture of your child, your family, or even your pet reading between now and the end of winter break. The more creative, the better! Then email photos to eeskubic@gmail.com or drop off a copy of your photo in an envelope labeled “PTO READER PHOTOS” at the school office. Photos will not be returned. Photos should be approximately 4x6 inches and must be turned in by Wednesday, January 6. Pictures will be posted on the PTO bulletin board during Read-a-Thon in January. Students love finding their photo in the collage, so don’t forget to send yours!

Reminders...

Please remind your third grader to:

-return the planner each day signed by parent/guardian

-return library books to read during literacy block

-return math homework

-returning the Family Journal at the beginning of the next week

-MONDAYS-RETURN LIBRARY BOOKS!


THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Apps To Try...

Don't forget that your student has access at home to the following online resources:


-Spelling City (for our prefix lists)

-IXL (math)

-Raz Kids (reading)

-Lexia

-Word Mover-have them use it to create a poem; words to describe a character in the book they're reading

**If you would like another copy of your child's login information, please let me know. I would be more than happy to send it home/email it to you.

Specials For This Week

Monday-Phy. Ed.

Tuesday-Music

Wednesday-Art

Thursday-Spanish

Friday-Phy. Ed.

Next week, our class will...

-receive a new prefix list (DIS-)

-begin a math unit on measurement

-focus on text structure

-discuss digital citizenship with our iPads