The Scoop on 3Sc

January 8, 2016

Mrs. Schaefer's 3rd Grade Class

Check out how much fun we had at school this week!

Our Week of Learning

Social Studies

  • We began our research of Native Americans this week. One of the major projects for third grade is centered around our study of Native Americans. Each student will choose a tribe they are interested in to research. To begin this process we learned about a tribe called the Kwakiutl. We used this tribe to model taking notes. This afternoon we went to the LMC to browse different books and narrow down a tribe they are interested in. Next week we will begin our research!

  • What happened to the Anasazi Tribe? This week we read about the mystery of the Anasazi tribe. Students took part in discussions with their peers revolving around this mystery.
  • Continuing with our study of Native Americans, next week we will begin reading Stone Fox.


  • This week students were introduced to metric weight measured in kilograms and grams. Students have been learning to use/ read scales to explore these weights.
XtraMath: Their username and password are taped into the front of their assignment notebook. (I have also linked this to our class Symbaloo)
  • This week students combined lowercase cursive letters to begin forming words.


  • Students used the iPad's to create picture collages illustrating the difference between grams and kilograms. They were able to use any materials necessary in the classroom to illustrate these differences. This helped students to better understand the difference between the two units of measurement.

Below are a few students creating their grams vs. kilograms collage.

Book Orders

There are tons of wonderful books available in this months book order. If you didnt have an opportunity to visit the book fair, most books are available to order on line through Scholastic Books.

Book order code: LGHNC

Book order due date: Friday, January 22

Reminders and Upcoming Events

  • January 15: Half Day - School Improvement Day
  • January 18: No School MLK Jr. Day


  • As we approach colder temperatures this is just a reminder that recess will be outdoors unless the temperature reaches below zero. Please be sure to send your child with the appropriate cold weather clothing.
  • In addition, students may not go on the equipment of into the field without snow pants and snow boots when there is snow on the ground.

Flashback to our classroom holiday party!