Third Grade Cardinal Chronicle

September 25, 2015

Mrs. Johnston's Class

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences this year at TCE will be a little different! We are all conducting Student Led Conferences! These conferences allow your child to be an important part by having them share their accomplishments and help create goals for the year. Teachers will be sending out directions on Wednesday, September 30th for parents to sign up electronically for a conference date between Monday, October 5th and Wednesday, October 21st. We can’t wait to celebrate your child’s learning with you!

Grandparent's Day Was a Success!!

Thank you all for getting the word out, getting grandparents and special friends to school, and helping with the day.

The students gave tours, explained our classroom, taught math games, and read stories with their grandparents and special friends! :)

I think I can say that both grandparents and grandchildren had a great time! :)

Volunteer In Our Classroom!!

I'm using VolunteerSpot to organize classroom volunteers this year.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/H4e8Fq
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Upcoming Dates to Remeber

  • Friday, October 2nd- 1/2 day for students
  • October 5-October 21- Parent Teacher Conferences
  • October 22 & 23- Fall Break- NO SCHOOL

Next Week's Special Area Classes

  • Monday- Day 2 PE
  • Tuesday- Day 3 Music- Library
  • Wednesday- Day 4 Art
  • Thursday- Day 5 PE
  • Friday- Day 0- 1/2 day

What's Happening in Mrs. Johnston's Class

READING

  • Reading Workshop is in full swing...daily 5 and reading groups. During daily 5 students have an opportunity to read to self, read to someone else, work on their writing, listen to reading, and do word work with vocabulary and spelling.
  • We will continue our small reading groups.
  • Students will continue to learn about strategies when reading independently.
  • We will discuss characters in stories and the feelings they notice with these characters.

MATH

  • We will continue to practice our addition and subtraction strategies as we work with bigger numbers.
  • We will continue with math workshop where the students practice math alone, with partners, and in groups while I get to know the students better as mathematicians.

WRITING

  • We will edit our small moments pieces and begin publishing.
  • We will learn more about writing in reading this week.

Science

We began our plant study with a trip to the fairgrounds to learn about how plants, animals and me...and how we all work together.


During our study of plants we will..

Learn common structures of a plant including its roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds and describe their functions.
Investigate plant growth over time, take measurements, record the data and display the data in graphs.

Examine factors that might influence plant growth.


Monday we will starting to grow seeds...some students are choosing how they think they will grow best. We will see what happens!! :)

NEWS FROM THE THORPE CREEK OFFICE

Liger Mile

The 2015 Liger XC Mile will take place on Thursday, October 15th at Hamilton Southeastern HS!! This race/run/walk is for ALL K- 6th grade students in the Hamilton Southeastern School District. School team scores will be kept for intermediate and elementary competition.

www.getmeregistered.com/LigerMile

Background Checks & Anti-bullying Video

If you want to volunteer, chaperone fieldtrips or eat lunch in the cafeteria, guests must have an approved background check on file and complete the Anti-bullying video. Background checks are good for 3 years. If you have questions about your background check, contact the TCE office.

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