Third Grade Cardinal Chronicle

February 12, 2016

Mrs. Krapinski's Class

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Upcoming Dates to Remember

Feb 15- No School

Feb 16- No School

Feb 29-March 11- ISTEP applied skills window

March 15-18 IREAD window

April 18-May 6- ISTEP multiple choice window

Caring By Sharing

This year the third grade will be doing a "caring by sharing" campaign to celebrate Valentine's Day. We would like to put together care packages for a local organization that helps the homeless in the Indianapolis area. If you would like to donate to this cause, please send see below for the items we will be collecting.


We will continue to collect items through March 11th- so please consider donating if you can!! :)


Bousman: 2pk adult tube socks
Krapinski: reg. Size deodorant- antiTransp.
Grubbs: toothpaste/brush
Johnston: wet wipes

Muegge: small lotion/lip balm

Thank you for helping our children see the happiness of helping and caring for others.

Next Week's Special Area Classes

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

Valentine's Day Party

Thank you room parents ONCE again for such a well controlled and fun party! The kids enjoyed the games and crafts (I loved the model magic craft!) I almost had to cancel library because I couldn't get the kiddos to stop looking through their cards! LOVE THIS CLASS!

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

READING

  • We will continue learn about figurative language and look for it in our everyday reading.
  • We will continue working on test taking skills...what good reader's do ALL the time.
  • We are finishing up our partner book clubs. :)
  • 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

Math Medics
  • We will wrap up our unit on fractions. We will test over fractions this week.
  • We will begin our geometry unit this week.
  • 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
  • Students will start geometry being introduced to lines, angles and shapes
  • 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


  • This week we make a flip book about ourselves using figurative language.
  • We will continue to write about topics of our choice.

Science

  • We will wrap up our unit on sound and light. Ask your child what they discovered during our light inquiry.
  • We will begin investigating and learning about rocks and minerals.

Genius Hour

If you can imagine it... you can explore it!! We continue to study topics of our choice during Genius Hour ...one 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!

NEWS FROM THE THORPE CREEK OFFICE

BOX TOPS AND LABELS FOR EDUCATION

Hello TCE Parents!

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

8,000

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.

OUR THIRD GRADE TEAM