Third Grade Cardinal Chronicle

December 11, 2015

Ms. Bousman's Class

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Upcoming Dates to Remeber

December 18th Market Day (see below)

December 18th Holiday Party

December 21-Jan 4 Holiday Break

Next Week's Special Area Classes

  • Monday- Day 3 PE
  • Tuesday- Day 4 Music
  • Wednesday- Day 5 Art
  • Thursday- Day 6 PE
  • Friday- Day 1 Music

What's Happening in Ms. Bousman's Class

Social Studies- Economy- Market Day

Our Economy Unit has been so much fun and has taught the students so much about how the economy works.


Students have been busy writing a business plan, discussing marketing and making an advertisement to be included in a catalogue for 3rd grade. They made a prototype, made modifications if needed and then began production.

We have our culminating activity on Friday...MARKET DAY!! They are so excited and proud of their hard work!

Elephants All Around!

We were so excited to share the great news with the other third grade classes. Thanks to Kerrie Best and Raymond James, each third grade classroom was able to adopt their own elephants! Our class had the opportunity to learn about injured and abandoned elephants. We worked in groups researching an elephant and persuading our class to choose our elephant. Today we adopted Mwashoti !! Keep an eye out for updates and information.

Hour of Code

Our students had the opportunity to learn more about computer science and programing a device to make it complete a task. Students work with apps dedicated to coding on the iPads. Our students already know more about coding than many adults! :) Get on code.org and let the students show you what they can do!!

READING

  • We will be looking at the difference between facts and opinions. We will read lots of persuasive articles to find different facts and opinions.
  • 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

  • We will continue learning about long division. Please continue to practice math facts at home. Some children will be frustrated with the concept of division- please continue to encourage them. They will get it!
  • 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.

WRITING


  • We will continue to explore persuasive writing and its key components
  • We will view a debate and discuss how a debate works
  • We will continue to write about topics of our choice.

NEWS FROM THE THORPE CREEK OFFICE

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.

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