The Wright Review

2015 - 2016 Third Grade Weekly News

STEM Olympics

We joined forces with our STEM coach, Mrs. Benson and built Marshmallow Flyers! The kids applied their knowledge of Simple Machines and the Design Process and had a very successful race!

Our class and OVERALL third grade winners were....REBEKAH AND QUINN!! They successfully made their marshmallow fly 1,871cm!! Of course, I was beyond excited about their success and forgot to take a picture for the blog :(

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Zionsville Walking Tour

Thank you:

  • Mr. Chagdes
  • Ms. Nolasco
  • Mr. Shankar
  • Ms. Hutchings
  • Mr. Mitalski

Thank you to my amazing chaperons for helping our class have a successful field trip! I think the walking tour is one of my favorite field trips in the year and I am grateful we had beautiful weather :)

A HUGE thank you to Mr. Rob Chagdes. He came each month to join our classroom and taught us the amazing facts that made the field trip even more meaningful to the kids. He truly brought a sense of joy and excitement to this curriculum and I feel the class will remember their town's history for a long time.

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Rube Goldberg

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Nine More Days!

But who's counting?

This week was BUSY!! We have diligently worked on our Rube Goldberg projects and are starting to see great work. We will have six more classroom hours to work on our projects and then the third grade teachers are cutting off the working time. We feel the classes need to be mindful about time and deadlines. Also, we are starting to see where sharing information and ideas is turning into a lot of silly conversations that derail us from being productive. Oh - if they only knew adults struggle with this, too! On Monday, the third graders will meet as a whole with the three teachers, too. We want to make sure each third grader understands the expectations and goals - and also, so the homeroom teacher doesn't always sound and look like the bad guy :)

In math, we are heading into our last week of math facts and concepts. I am proud of their effort and work ethic with their math skills lately! They LOVE math facts time.

In reading, we will finish our puzzle boards on Monday and have a fun celebration of putting those together as a class.

Staying Focused and Being Respectful

Please, continue to encourage your child to come to school focused and ready everyday. I know we are only nine days away from summer vacation, but we have far too much on our schedule to check-out mentally.

There will not be much homework in the next week, but there may be small things needing to get finished at home to encourage we stay on task here at school. Please, continue to check your child's folder and agenda for anything on his/her to-do list.

Scholastic Book Orders

If you would like to order books for your child through scholastic's website, please click on the link above. Checks can still be sent to the classroom and I will mail the orders.

Special's Schedule

  • Monday: Art
  • Tuesday: Music
  • Wednesday: Library (bring the library books to school.)
  • Friday: FIELD DAY!

Upcoming Date:

  • May 19: Baseball Game!
  • May 20: Field Day
  • May 24: Rube Goldberg Extravaganza!