The Scoop on 3Sc

January 15, 2016

Mrs. Schaefer's 3rd Grade Class

Check out how much fun we had at school this week!

Our Week of Learning

Social Studies

  • We continued our research of Native Americans this week. We spent two days in the LMC researching our tribes. A lot of really great progress was made. Ask your child to share some of the interesting information they have discovered about their tribe.
  • A note came home on Thursday outlining the project responsibilities and expectations. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the project or letter sent home. This project will be do on February 9.
**Please keep in mind that the project needs to be able to stand on the students desk. For example: a traditional poster board will not be able to stand upright on a desk during our open house. A tri-fold poster on the other hand would.
  • This week we began reading our next novel - Stone Fox. For this particular novel students are participating in book clubs. Each students is responsible for completing a specific job for each chapter. These "jobs" include; connector, predictor, visualizer, questioner, and word watcher. Students then take part in discussions revolving around each of their jobs. I have been really impressed with the level of discussion taking place.
  • Students are also completing a skill project to accompany their reading. These will be displayed at Open House in February.


  • This week students were introduced to liquid volume measured in liters and milliliters. Students have been learning to estimate and measure liquid volume.
  • We also continued working on multiplication fluency. Please continue working with your child on these facts at home. I am seeing a lot of wonderful progress.
  • This week students began working on their Best Part of Me projects. These will also be displayed at Open House on February 11.

Below students are reading The Raven - A Native American Legend

Brother Eagle, Sister Sky Projects

Husky Heroes - The Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum is sponsoring an event that connects to our most recent novel, Stone Fox. The event is called Husky Heroes.

Guests can watch demonstrations of husky sled-pulling and skijoring, a winter sport where the dogs pull a person on skis. Children and adults can visit the dogs and sled teams, inspect equipment and have their pictures taken with the rigs. Husky Heroes takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 30 and 31, at the Visitor Center and on nearby trails.

More information is available by clicking the following link : The Morton Arboretum - Husky Heroes

Book Orders

There are tons of wonderful books available in this months book order. Many books are also available to order online through Scholastic Books.

Book order code: LGHNC

Book order due date: Friday, January 22

Reminders and Upcoming Events

  • January 18: No School MLK Jr. Day
  • January 30-31: Husky Heroes at Morton Arboretum
  • February 9: Native American Projects Due
  • February 11: Open House - 3rd Grade Concert
  • February 15: No School Presidents Day


  • As we approach colder temperatures this is just a reminder that recess will be outdoors unless the temperature reaches below zero. Please be sure to send your child with the appropriate cold weather clothing - especially hats and gloves.
  • In addition, students may not go on the equipment of into the field without snow pants and snow boots when there is snow on the ground.