Mrs. Dixon's Class ENewsletter

Week 21

What's Happenin' in Room 306?

*Tuesday Feb. 11th- Valentines and a Box due (see below)


*Thursday Feb. 13th- celebrate Valentines (no party, just fun class stuff :)


*No School Friday Feb. 14th and Monday 17th: Presidents Day- Enjoy the long weekend! :)

Valentine's Day Fun

We do not have plans for a Valentine’s Day party, however, students will be able to share Valentines with their friends if they want. I am asking that if they bring in Valentines that there is one for each student in our class.

We will be using our Valentines as a word sort and alphabetizing activity. They will be putting the valentines in ABC order, stamping them and placing them in student mail boxes. Alternately, students may use name cards that I will have for them to sort and alphabetize to work on the skill.

Below is our class list. If your child is bringing in Valentines please have them here by Tuesday, February 11th for the sorting activity. Please note that food or candy of any kind is not allowed.


PLEASE SEND IN A BOX BY TUESDAY AS WELL (CEREAL, SHOEBOX, ETC) FOR STUDENTS TO MAKE THEIR VALENTINES BOXES. If you don't have a box, no worries, will make an envelope. If you have MORE than one box, please do send in :)


Angelina Anna Arnav Brian Brooke Trip

Charley Cooper Courtney Danielle Elisabeth Emma

Illianna Niko Jibely Keira Kiersten Kyla

Kyle Lance Lauren Luke Marcos Nicolas

Paige Parker Spencer Ty Billy

Introducing Planet 306's New SOLAR SYSTEM UNIT

The students are VERY excited about our new 4 week Language Arts and Science Unit! We will be learning about our sun, the moon, and our planets. During this unit students will read, research, write reports, create Powerpoint presentations, plan and give speeches, and work on many fun group/class projects!

Monday they will choose the planet they are going to research for the next 4 weeks. It would be WONDERFUL if you could take them to the public library so they have their own books to research. The school library's books are being rotated among the 3rd grade classes to remain in the classroom. Students will also learn how to research online and find important facts about their planets!

Technology Corner

IMovies

Now that we have practiced, as a class, how to make iMovies, they are READY to create their very own in groups next week! This is a wonderful skill that encourages collaboration, summarizing, creativity, and of course…technology ;) Look out for these exciting movies next week!


Powerpoints

Room 306 scholars are pros on Powerpoints! THey will be working on their Planet Powerpoints for the next 4 weeks as they add new information they learn. We will he saving them in their Edmodo backpacks so they can work on them at home if they desire.


Technology at Home:

Don't forget about the MANY learning opportunities students have on our class website! Through Edmodo they can participate in our online classroom as well as use the Common Core Scootpad and LearnZillion apps! They also can read online books on Big Universe.com and more!

http://www.smusd.org/Page/15818

Don't forget to check out our Common Core Math Tech Links to watch videos or play fun, interactive games that correlate with our NEW UNIT: DIVISION!!

http://www.smusd.org/Page/17360

Our Week 20 Class iMovie- directed and produced by the students :)

Week 20 in Planet 306

Check out Luke and Cooper's Homograph Lesson! Way to teach!!

Accelerated Reader Stars

Mrs. Dixon COMPLETELY forgot to print out awards on Friday! Ahh!! ;) Next week we'll have TWO weeks to celebrate our A.R. Stars! :)

GOT DONATIONS??

* Box for Valentines- bring in THIS Tuesday

*Empty Pringles cylinders (this will be tough- don't know how many families eat Pringles but if you can scrounge for them we have a FUN Solar System project we want to use them for :)

* White xerox paper- always appreciated :)

* Small, cheap prizes for our class store- students are working hard for Dixon Dollars and going through the prizes quickly!

*Mechanical pencils for class prizes- This is a HOT item ;)

Thank you Room 306 Families!!

Christine Dixon

3rd Grade Teacher


San Elijo Elementary

San Marcos Unified School District