Summers' Scoop

February 8, 2016

Field Trip Update

Just a reminder that our class will be visiting the SC State House and SC State Museum on Friday. Students are asked to bring their lunch from home in a disposable lunch bag, unless they have signed up for a school lunch.

Parents are welcome to join us at 11:15 for lunch and a tour of the museum. During the field trip, students will be instructed to stay with their chaperone and group at the SC State House and SC State Museum. If you decide to join us at the SC State Museum, please plan to join the chaperone and group of students which your child has been assigned to for the day.

Valentine's Day Card Exchange

We will exchange Valentine's Day Cards on Friday, February 12th. This is the day of our field trip, so we will plan to exchange cards before we load the bus at 8:45 a.m. Each student will need to bring in his or her own Valentine bag or box to use to collect cards. Boxes or bags and cards can be brought in starting on Thursday.

Our Class List:

Spencer, Baylee, Shay, Averie, Levi, Alanna, Trysten, Karra, Britt, Mya, Thomas, Abby, Jack, Sophia, Trey, Mary Ellen, Tanner, Rain, Noah, Isabella, Clara, Sarah Beth, and Brenna Drew.

Congratulations to our PAWS Winners!

Congratulations to Brenna Drew, Britt, Thomas, and Sarah Beth for being recognized at the Third Grade Town Hall Meeting! Each of these students do their personal best on a daily basis to follow our school rules of:

Personal Best

Act responsibly

Work and Play Safely

Show Respect

Math Update

In Math, we are continuing with Chapter 9. Students will write equations using words and phrases to determine what operation will be used , solve two-step word problems, and use logical reasoning to solve word problems. Students have worked very hard in this chapter. Please continue to give support to your child at home if they are having trouble with homework. Our test on this chapter will be the week of February 16th.

ELA Update

This week in ELA, we are moving to a fiction unit of study. During this unit, students will be able to determine the point of view of a character or narrator on a topic such as horseback riding, slaves being allowed to learn to read or homework. We will use evidence from the text to determine point of view. Students will then compare or contrast their own point of view on the topic with that of a character or the narrator. Students will also be learning about first person and third person point of view of the narrator in a story or a poem.

Science Update

We have completed our unit on heat and matter. Yay! Students worked very hard and learned a great deal during this unit. Our class will start having Science instruction with Mrs. Starkey beginning the week of February 16th. There will continue to be updates in our class newsletter about the units of study in Science.

Social Studies Update

In Social Studies, we are learning a lot about the government in South Carolina and in the United States. This week, students will focus on the three branches of government - Executive, Judicial, and Legislative.

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, February 9 - Author Visit to LMES

Friday, February 12 - Third Grade Field Trip, Valentine's Day Card Exchange

Monday, February 15- No school for students, Professional Day for Teachers

Tuesday, February 23 at 6:45 - Third Grade PTO Meeting