Third Grade Nuts & Bolts
Week of May 2
Six Weeks Remain
It is hard to believe that there are only six weeks remaining of the 2015-2016 school year. As the weather warms and Spring makes its entrance, third graders continue to blossom. Students will be very busy over the next six weeks and as their sports and activity schedules become more demanding, I ask that you communicate if your child appears overwhelmed with work or changes in daily schedule due to concert practices, special events, etc. It will soon be time to send your child to school with already applied sun protection already, and a cap to be worn during recess. I will ask students to wear their caps when working in our garden.
Salt dough maps are also being worked on in class. The country capital, landforms, and a compass rose have been placed on the maps.
Each year, I have stayed after school to work with those students who wish to get ahead on their maps and boards. Though I am unable to do so this year, if I am on campus before 8:00a.m., students know they are welcome to come in the classroom and work.
I have not yet set a date for the "Country Fair". This date will be determined as students continue to make more progress.
Poetry / Opinion Writing
As students finish reading The One and Only Ivan, they are writing their opinion as to whether animals should or should not be caged. The opinions I have read thus far are supported with reasons which have been developed through both reading the book and research.
Third Grade Garden
This week, we await the delivery of soil and compost. When it arrives, students will fill the raised beds and begin planting vegetables, herbs, and sunflowers. Following this, students will mulch the area around the raised gardens.