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This week in Third Grade...September 28, 2015

Dear Third Grade Parents,

As you know, our third graders are excited about using Biblionasium as their on-line reading log. Our purpose in using this resource is to promote reading outside of class and motivate our students to explore reading in a new and exciting way. At your discretion, your child can log on daily or once a week to record their reading minutes. We will be issuing a Biblionasium reading challenge soon and look forward to seeing our students participate! Again, if you have any questions we can assist you with please do not hesitate to contact your Third Grade Team!

Happy Monday!

Mrs. Adanto, Mrs. Sears and Mrs. Garcia

New And Exciting! Third Grade Speech Contest, October 22nd!

Wow! This event will take place at La Salle High School in Sierra Madre with elementary and middle school participants from schools throughout the San Gabriel Valley. It's an exciting opportunity to let your child explore their inner orator! Mrs. Garcia will be coaching the Third Grade Team for this event. The first meeting will be this Wednesday, September 30th, after car pool in her classroom. There are only eight slots for this event, so sign-ups will need to be on a first-come basis. The sign up sheet will be posted outside Mrs. Garcia's room in the hallway on Tuesday, September 29th. Participants should know that practices will be once a week on Wednesday after car pool, and two Saturdays, October 3rd and 17th (time to be determined depending on Saturday schedules). The category for this event will be Poetry and contestants will have a maximum 5 minute recitation limit. Poetry selections will be made at our first meeting, and interested third graders are encouraged to come prepared with their favorite poem! Please note, Mrs. Garcia will coordinate registering students for this event. Go Team Third Grade! Go Mustangs!

Deepening Our Learning...

* Religion - God's Creation: Caring For The Environment

* Science - Our Universe: The Sun

* Social Studies - Geography: Landforms

* Math - Numeration: Place Value and Number Sense

* Writing - Six Traits of Writing "Choice and Voice"

Happening In Third Grade Now...

Wednesday, September 30, Hayden Family Performing Arts Center. Picture order forms can be turned in on or before September 30th. Smile!

Solar Print Project This Week...Please have your child bring in a interesting shaped object from nature by Wednesday, September 30th for Science with Mrs. Sears and Mrs. Crepaux.

A Reminder! Please remember to complete and return the Third Grade Goal sheet regarding your third grader this week. If you need a replacement copy to fill out, please contact your child's teacher. We appreciate your participation!

Memorable Moments In Third Grade...

Third Grade Team!

Please feel free to visit the MJS Third Grade Resource Page (coming soon!) for more information. You may also contact your child's teacher directly via email or phone.