Mrs. Foulk's News

3/12/15

PTA Information

If you have any desire to serve the families at CME, here is your opportunity! PTA will induct several new board members for the 2015-2016 school year and there are still several open positions including President, Secretary, Co-VP Programs and VP Fundraising. Many of the individual activities already have chair people, but PTA needs parents who are willing to oversee these areas! Please let your teacher know if you are interested and we can get you more information!

Important Dates:

March 13th- End of 3rd Quarter

March 13th- Spring Picture Day

March 30- April 3rd- Spring Break (no school)

Author Study: Nicola Davies

We have begun looking at books written by Nicola Davies. She is helping us to learn a new type of genre, "Narrative Nonfiction". The majority of her books are written in "story" form, but include nonfiction details throughout the book. The students are really enjoying these books. A link to her website is below.

Measurement: Elapsed Time

The third graders have been working on using a number line to answer questions that have to do with elapsed time.

An example would be:
Kathy took a road trip with her friend Vicky. They left at 12:15 pm and returned 4 hours later. At what time did they return home?

We will continue to practice this skill next week. We will also be reviewing the math concepts that have been taught this quarter.

Math Activities

Art Help Needed:

Mrs. Richmeier, our art teacher, is collecting all sizes and colors of plastic lids for a mural she is planning to create with students in the near future. If you want to help, just set aside any and all plastic lids that you would normally throw away or recycle and send them to school! She has a collection box outside her room!

I can't wait to see what it looks like!

We also need your help!

For a final activity in our states of matter unit we will be making root beer floats. If you are able to donate items for this activity, please sign up through the link below.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4bacab2da64-states