December 7 - 11
Our Field Trip is Monday!
Anderson Grover Purpose and Direction
Purpose: The purpose of Anderson Grove Elementary is to prepare all students to achieve their greatest potential and to positively impact the future.
Direction: In collaboration with families and community, our direction is to support and prepare all students for success through high expectations and individualized learning in a safe and positive environment.
Values & Beliefs:
Collaboration and Communication
3 Be’s – Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible
Anderson Grove is Known for Being a . . .
Expectation of the Week: Hallways
Walk up the stairs and down the ramp
- Go directly to your destination
- Single file line
- Face forward
- Hands, feet, and objects to self
Dec. 15 - 3rd Grade field trip to Durham Museum-8:30 to 2:00
Dec. 18- Winter Parties- 2:00
Dec. 21- Jan. 4- No School- Winter Break
Jan. 5- School resumes
Tuesday (Day 4)- Guidance & Library Checkout
Wednesday (Day 5) - PE
Thursday (Day 6) - Art
Friday (Day 7) - Music
A Note from Mrs. von Nagy
A Note from Mrs. Medcalf
We have a couple of weeks until winter break but a busy few weeks they will be! We have several units to wrap up and assessments to take before the end of our second semester. If your student will miss school due to a scheduled trip, please let us know the dates as soon as you can. We may be able to work around the absences if we know ahead of time.
A Peek at our Week
Reading – Readers review author’s purpose. It is important to know the author’s purpose when selecting a book, whether it be to read for pleasure, to learn more information, or find out an author’s opinion on a certain topic. Reader’s need to decipher if an author is writing to persuade, inform, or entertain. Students will learn that the author’s purpose is as easy as P.I.E. as an acronym for remembering the three categories. We will also review plural/possessive nouns, as well as synonyms and antonyms.
At Home – Share different examples of writing with your students such as magazine articles, letters to the editor in the newspaper, or fiction stories. Ask your student to identify the author’s purpose and look for evidence from the text to support their conclusion. Citing evidence from a text will be an important skill for third graders!
Writing – Writers will begin working on cause-and-effect paragraphs, learning the different parts of the paragraphs and how carefully draft a paragraph to show both cause and effect.
At Home - Check out these websites for cause-and-effect paragraph samples, comprehension questions, and quizzes.
Math – Mathematicians will review the similarities and differences of the U.S. Standard and Metric measurement systems. We will also introduce perimeter and how to measure the perimeter of 2D figures with these measuring tools.
At Home – Ask your student to create different 2D figures with the same perimeter at home. You may also visit this sites for more practice:
Social Studies – We have enjoyed hearing the histories and special traditions of our third-grade families! We will review rules/laws, responsibilities of good citizens, and contributions of immigrants this week.
At Home – Share your family’s history. Does your child have ancestors that immigrated through Ellis or Angel Island? Check out these websites with your child to get more background information on early immigration:
Spelling – This week students will study r-controlled a sounds in words spelled with word patterns -oy and -oi.
At Home – It is important that students practice sorting their words at home to understand the relationships of their words. Students can practice sorting activities at home as well as play games at http://www.spellingcity.com/BeckyMedcalf/ to have more practice with their words.
Thank you Families!