# Third Grade Cardinal Chronicle

## Upcoming Dates to Remember

Jan 18th- no school

Feb 1-19th- Pennies for Patients

Feb 5th- 1/2 Day for Students

Feb 5th- Family STEAM Night

Feb 15- No School

Feb 16- Flex Day

## Next Week's Special Area Classes

• Monday- No School
• Tuesday- Day 4- Music
• Wednesday- Day 5- Art
• Thursday- Day 6 P.E.
• Friday- Day 1- Music

## What's Happening in Mrs. Krapinski's Class

• We will be exploring Non-Fiction and understanding how all those text features help us find and understand information.
• We will be working on test taking skills...what good reader's do ALL the time.
• We will continue small reading groups.
• Students will continue to learn about strategies when reading independently.
• We will continue our daily 5 activities where we will read, write, and do word work.

## MATH MEDICS (3RD)

• This week we will continue to determine the value of a collections of bills and coins. This is a skill easily practiced at home with real coins! :)
• We will compare amounts of collections of coins and bills.
• We will work on making change.
• We will have a study guide on Thursday and a test over money on Friday.
• We will continue with math workshop where the students practice math alone, with partners, and in groups while I get to know the students better as mathematicians.
• We will continue to solve real world problems using many different strategies that we have learned through exploration and through watching others.

## MASTER MATHERS (4TH)

• Students have been determining area and perimeter of various types of figures, regular and irregular.
• We have started our unit on fractions by understanding why we need to understand a few basics, such as factors, prime/composite numbers, and multiples before we begin to dig a little deeper!
• We will continue with math workshop where the students practice math alone, with partners, and in groups while I get to know the students better as mathematicians.
• We will continue to solve real world problems using many different strategies that we have learned through exploration and through watching others.

## WRITING

• We will continue writing opinion and persuasive pieces. Using our OREO strategy to develop strong persuasive arguments in writing.
• We will also be doing some on demand writing- what do you do when someone gives you a topic to write about?
• We will continue to write about topics of our choice.

## MAKERSPACE

If you can imagine it... you can explore it!! MakerSpace is offered in the library and I like to surprise the students with an hour here and there. This is an activity that we sign up for every couple of weeks. They are having so much fun they don't even know they are learning! :)

## Family STEAM Night

Get excited and mark your calendars for our first TCE FAMILY S.T.E.A.M. NIGHT on Friday, February 5th from 5:30-7:30pm. STEAM is an educational term to describe real world opportunities for students to learn with science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. At the TCE FAMILY STEAM NIGHT, TCE students and their family members of all ages are welcome to come and participate in a variety of unique, educational STEAM experiences. Participants will travel as a family (children with their adults) to share in the learning process! Pizza will be available in the cafeteria for families to purchase. More details will be forthcoming! We hope you plan to be there!

## Background Checks & Anti-bullying Video

If you want to volunteer, chaperone fieldtrips or eat lunch in the cafeteria, guests must have an approved background check on file and complete the Anti-bullying video. Background checks are good for 3 years. If you have questions about your background check, contact the TCE office.