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News from Room 215 for the week of December 8

Tisch's Tidbits

The Fair!!

This Friday is the big day! I can't wait to see everyone's boards! I know they have worked so hard on them and Friday will be a day of celebration. As far as the speeches/presentations go, we have discussed this in school quite a bit. I have asked the students to include the following:

-introduction (name and animal/asking a question about the animal as a hook)

-why this animal was chosen

-3 to 5 favorite facts the child learned and wants to share

-anything about the board they would like to share.

-Conclusion

Everyone's board is different so part of the presentation is up to the kiddo. The presentation doesn't have to be long-just enough to share the most important parts! Please let me know if you have any questions. I hope to see you on Friday!


Possessive Noun Lesson

Please send in an item that belongs to your child that would fit in their backpack tomorrow. We are learning about possessive nouns and to make a personal connection, I would love for each child to have something of their own. It will come home on Wednesday. Nothing expensive or fragile please.


SGE Clinic

Please be sure to view my email in regards to head lice as there have been numerous cases of this throughout our school and a few in our classroom.


An Important Message from Nurse Twitty


I wanted to make you aware of a “pesky” situation that impacts schools around the country, often as the school year begins and after long breaks. Pediculosis, or head lice, is a condition that each year affects approximately 6 to 12 million children between the ages of 3 and 12 years of age, and about 1 in every 100 elementary school children. The most common symptom of head lice is itching and head scratching, particularly at night. Red bite marks or sores may also be noticed on the scalp. Head lice continue to be one of the most prevalent communicable childhood diseases among children, and outbreaks are possible whenever and wherever children gather. Screen your child regularly and notify us immediately if head lice or their nits (lice eggs) are detected. (We welcome the opportunity to teach those of you who do not know how to check your child for head lice). Working together helps protect all of the children, including your own. Thank you for your cooperation!

For more information please click the following links:

Kidshealth

CDC



Book Exchange

Each child has received the name of the "secret student" they are purchasing a book for before Thanksgiving Break. Be sure to wrap it and just write the child's name of who it is for on the gift. It's so much fun for the kids to try to guess who it is from! You can send the gift in anytime and I have a special place to keep them until the big event! Remember-if the animal is really specific and it's difficult to find a book just on that animal, a general book focusing on snakes (for example) is fine too.

Specialty Information

Dear Parents,

We just wanted to help smooth the way for our Specialty Fair set-up and activities for this Friday!

· Students should arrive Friday morning between 8:30-9:00 and come directly to their classroom. They should have with them their display board, notecards with information they would like to share, and any items they wish to display with their boards. Please note they only have the top of their desk for space. Parents are more than welcome to come in and help students set up. If your child is coming by bus, please be sure he/she comes directly to his/her classroom from the bus. We also suggest your child wearing comfortable shoes as the students will be standing for long periods of time. Powerpoints have been completed here at school.


· The parent visitation time is from 2:00-3:15 p.m. on Friday. Please sign in at the office, and then join us in the gym. Siblings, family friends, and extended family are extremely welcome! We strongly encourage you, however, to leave strollers at home as our space in the classroom is extremely limited with the number of displays we will have.


· At 3:15, students whose parents are on site can be dismissed from the classroom. PLEASE SEE YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER TO SIGN YOUR CHILDREN OUT BEFORE LEAVING WITH THEM. Siblings in Gr. K-2 or Gr. 4 may not leave school before their usual dismissal time.


Be sure to check the rubric to know how the board will be graded! I can't wait to see these wonderful masterpieces!


· When your child leaves, whether by car or bus, all items must go home with him/her—board assorted paraphernalia!


·Please send any final questions to your child’s teacher ASAP, and we’ll get an answer back to you as soon as possible. We hope to see you at the Fair!


With anticipation,

Your Third Grade Team

UPCOMING EVENTS

December 11-No PE-Hour of Coding in computer lab is the replaced activity due to the Digi Lab being set up in the gym which the students will experience on Friday.

December 12-Specialty Fair 2:00-3:15 -Boards are due on this day!

December 19-Winter Party/Book Exchange-Bring your book wrapped with the child's name on it!

December 19-Holiday Spirit Wear Day/Winter Party

December 20-January 4-Winter Break

January 19-No School

March 14-PTO Silent Auction

April 13-16-Spring Book Fair

Lots of Learning!

We will won't a reading log this week! Just a spelling test on Friday. The final one in 2015!


Math

UNIT 8-fractions


Reading

Genre:

-theme

-fables/comparing fables


Language

-singular and plural possessives


Writing

-informative writing: ideas and topics


Vocabulary

represent-to speak or act for another person or group


communicate-to make one's thoughts or ideas known using pictures, words, or gestures


tale-a true or fictional story especially one told in an imaginative way


artist-a person who is good at painting, music, writing, or craft


generation-all the people born and who live about the same time


preservation-the act of saving something as it is for the future

Staff Desert Dive


The PTO will be hosting a Dessert Dive for our wonderful SGE staff members on December 9th. We will be looking for yummy dessert donations - sign up will be available at www.sge.ivolunteer.com soon!