Third Grade Reach for the Stars
Mark your Calendars!
- January 28th- Visit from Officer Amy on Internet Safety
- February 3rd- Carnival Basket Donations Due.
- February 8th- Sherwood Carnival!
- February 13th- Valentine's Day Afternoon Celebration
- February 14th- Teachers Institute- No Student Attendance
- February 17th- Presidents Day- No School
Sherwood Carnival-Our room parents are busy preparing a creative "fidget" theme basket! Each class in the school helps to prepare a basket that can be used for the annual raffle at the Sherwood Carnival. Please consider donating! Please send in any donations by Friday, February 3rd. On behalf of the Sherwood PTO, thank you so much for your support!
iREAD- The District 112 IRead challenge if off to a great start! Everyday school day, 3R can log 30 minutes of reading during our class time. Since the Sherwood School school wide expectation is for all students to be reading for enjoyment at least 20 minutes a night (weeknights) we will ask that all students record their reading on their iRead logs. Our goal is to again bring home the iRead trophy to Sherwood School! iRead logs have been distributed at the end of the week!
Valentines Day Updates
We are looking forward to upcoming Valentine’s Day celebrations! Since students will not be at school on Friday, February 14th, we look forward to celebrating on Thursday, February 13th. Our room parents are planning a special celebration and we are sure to have a wonderful time in class that afternoon!
In order to keep all students safe, this year Sherwood Pandas are asked not to send in any edible Valentine items. If students do choose to bring Valentines for the class, please ensure that they bring one for every child in our class. (They are welcome to bring individual Valentines for any students in other classes.) Students are welcome to attach non-edible items such as stickers, stampers, pencils, etc to their Valentines.
Students who complete THREE opportunity knocks activities by Friday, will have the chance to enter my class prize bin! If your child is looking for something fun to do this weekend, these just may be the answer you're looking for!
English Language Arts
This week we will kick off our next math Unit #5, devoted toward Multiplication & Division. Be sure to check out the Bridges Unit #5 Family Overview that will be sent home with your child on Monday. It has helpful vocabulary & strategies, along with a frequently answered questions portion.
In preparation for an activity to help connect multiplication and division, this week we will brainstorm a list of things that come in fours. We will then come to a consensus and select one of the ideas. Students will each draw a visual to be used for the activity. After students share observations about the Fours Chart from the previous session, we will work together to label the chart with multiplication and division equations. The third grade mathematicians will build and discuss rectangular arrays to represent multiplication and division story problems. We're in for fun & learning in math this week!
Science- Water & Climate
This week, the meteorologists are excited to kick off our unit on Water and Climate.
This week we will conduct investigations to observe the properties of water, Earth’s most precious resource! They’ll compare how water drops interact with four materials: paper towel, waxed paper, aluminum foil, and writing paper to observe how water absorbency. Later in the week the students will engage in a challenge to measure how much water a dry sponge can soak up. They’ll determine this by measuring mass, volume, or perhaps even both. Integrating what they’ve learned in our math sessions will add for opportunities to explore real world experiences!