The Juliano Journal

Week of February 15-19

Dear Families,

Hello! We had an awesome Valentine's Day party last week! I would like to thank Mrs. Kencharek and Mrs. Letak for planning such a lovely Valentine’s Day party. The class and I really appreciate all the work they put into planning all of our parties throughout the year.


Our students will begin PARCC testing on March 7th. I encourage you to visit the following websites to help you and your child become familiar with the format of the test:



If you are interested in ordering a yearbook, please return the order form by March 11. Order forms are available in the office and on the Woods Creek website.


The Winter Carnival is this weekend! I know that the Winter Carnival Committee appreciates all of the contributions that were generously donated to the Third Grade Raffle Basket! It looks amazing!


Have a fabulous weekend!


Mrs. Juliano

CURRICULUM

Language Arts

We have spent the past two weeks reading articles and watching videos about immigration. The students have been comparing and contrasting the information found in these various sources. Next week all of our third grade students will be conducting an interview via Google Hangout with a former Woods Creek teacher, Mrs. Banner, who immigrated from Sweden to the United States.


In writing, the students have been very busy writing about their lives. Once the students have completed the writing portion of this project, they will be creating illustrations to accompany their writing. These completed drafts will then be sent to Studentreasures Publishing and your child will receive a hard-covered copy of his or her book for free! I will be sending home an order form next week and you may choose to order additional copies for family or friends for a fee. The kids are really enjoying writing about themselves!

Math

We culminated our study of Unit 6 with an assessment today. Due to the length of the math test, I modified the amount of problems that the students were required to solve. The students really worked hard during this unit! We will begin to study fractions next week. The students will be representing fractions in various ways, comparing fractions as well as finding equivalent fractions.

Social Studies

We have had a busy week in social studies! This unit is all about immigration. The students spent two class periods playing a game that simulated what life was like for people who immigrated to the United States years ago. By playing this game, the students gained a good understanding of the immigration experience.


Next week we will begin to study chapter five by discussing diversity among cultures. We will be brainstorming different things that cultures share such as food, languages and holidays. As a way of extending these concepts , our students will be making a family coat-of-arms. Your child will use the information that you have provided to help him/ her create a coat-of-arms about his/her heritage. Thank you for sending this information in so promptly!

IMPORTANT DATES

Saturday, February 20: Winter Carnival 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 24: Early Release Day 2:00 student dismissal

Wednesday, February 24: Baseball Reading Incentive forms due

Thursday, February 25: Culver's Night 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

LET'S HEAR FROM OUR MVP!

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Erin says,

"Last week my class and I had a Valentine's party. I liked all of the games that we played."