Third Grade Cardinal Chronicle

May 6, 2016

Mrs. Krapinski's Class

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Upcoming Dates to Remember

May 9-13 4th Grade Lemonade Stand

May 10, 11, 13 NWEA testing

May 20 - Field Day

May 21 - Geist 5K

May 26 - Last student day

Next Week's Special Area Classes

  • Monday- Day 1 Music
  • Tuesday- Day 2 Art
  • Wednesday- Day 3 P.E.
  • Thursday- Day 4 Music
  • Friday- Day 5 Art

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


  • This week we will talk more about fiction stories with a continued focus on the PLOT.
  • We will also begin working with Reader's Theatre.
  • Due to the Poetry Cafe preparation, students will take their Junior Great Book Test on Monday, it will be an open book test :)
  • We will continue to do Daily 5 activities where students have the opportunity to read and write independently.



  • We will begin our unit on probability.
  • We will continue to review skills from the whole school year.


  • We will begin our unit on graphs and data
  • Cumulative review ongoing


  • Poetry Cafe was a hit! Thank you all who were able to attend :)
  • Students will continue to write about topics of their choice.
  • We will be continuing our writing at They can write on this website at home! :) The HSE contest has been extended through the month of May. Keep writing and getting those words out!

Social Studies

  • We will continue our unit on our community...Fishers, IN!! The students have chosen a topic they would like to know more about and will continue to explore Fishers, IN.

Miss Rana's Graduating!

One of the best things we've had in our classroom this past year has been enjoying our Cadet Teacher, Miss Rana! Her last day is coming up quickly and the kiddos wanted to do something special for her. They decided on an autograph teddy bear which they will all sign, holding a picture of them :) I would like to also include a gift card to Target because you know that first year of college, so many unexpected things to buy! This is of course optional, if every student were able to donate one dollar that could help create a very nice end of the year present. This gift will be from ALL students regardless, I appreciate you all for everything you have done throughout the year! Thank you for considering.
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Students definitely enjoyed having our school pets visit us this week! They had their own little condo in the middle room and it soon became known as the "Inspiration Room!"

Genius Hour

The Genius Hour fun and excitement continues. The students LOVE this time of the week! If you can imagine it... you can explore it!! We continue to study topics of our choice during Genius Hour of best times of the week! We are learning and growing so much during this time. Ask your child what they are exploring right now for Genius Hour!

In the works during our genius hour time...making stress ball, bouncy balls, and cake balls...electronics investigations, animal investigations, how to make a robot...and so much more! We are growing chefs, engineers, biologists, veterinarians, and most of all...question askers and answer finders! :)



Hello TCE Parents!

We are doing an amazing job this year! We have collected over


Box Tops and

Labels for Education since June! (WOO-HOO!)

To help motivate you and your children to continue to collect and submit these valuable pieces of cardboard and labels, I’d like to remind you all about a series of contests that have been implemented. Please see below for the details …

Each student who turns in Box Tops and / or Labels for Education will be entered into a drawing, of which 3 lucky students (chosen at random) will receive a goodie bag! The top collector will also be awarded an amazing prize! As an added bonus, I will keep track of what was turned in by who so that the class with the most submitted by the end of the year (for each grade!) will receive something special!

Please be sure that the Box Tops and Labels for Education are taped on their respective pages (or that they are in a sealed baggie) and that your child’s name, grade and teacher’s name is put on the page. Thank you, in advance for your efforts!

Winter Contest (December - February)

Collection Deadline: Friday, February 19th

Winners announced: Friday, February 29th

Spring Contest (March - May)

Collection Deadline: Friday, May 12th

Winners announced: Friday, May 19th

I will be picking up the Box Tops and Labels for Education on Friday afternoons so please feel free to turn in your sheets as you complete them and I promise to keep a running total for your child!

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.