3rd Grade News

Ms. Ramsey's Weekly Newsletter November 13, 2015

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Book Fair

We’re excited about our upcoming Book Fair (Nov. 16 – 20, 2015)!


We are previewing the book fair on Tuesday during period 4, and students will be able to purchase books on Thursday during period 4.


There will be a wish list for our classroom so that parents and students can buy books for their classroom library!


Parent Volunteers have transformed the Media Center into our very own book store with a Monster Theme. There will be hundreds of books from new and favorite authors, popular series, cool posters school supplies, and fun for everyone! Don’t miss the chance to light up a young reader’s face with a good book.


Parents can sign up to help cashier during book fair or cleanup after: http://vols.pt/1hQbXm

FRIENDSGIVING

On Wednesday November 18th we will be celebrating Friendsgiving with Ms. Houston's third grade class. Students will share their favorite dish (appetizer, main, or dessert) with their third grade friends. They will dine together in the cafeteria and celebrate being FRIENDS!


Don't forget to sign up ASAP. -We need to make sure we have enough food for everyone. =0)


Here is the link to sign up for the dish your child will be bringing! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a44aca62aa46-3rdgrade1


Here is the link to be a volunteer or donate items to our celebration:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a44aca62aa46-3rdgrade

TRAVELING FOR THE HOLIDAYS?

I have already spoken to a few parents about their child's upcoming absence during the winter season. If you will be traveling before Thanksigiving or winter break and your child will be absent, PLEASE let me know asap. I will prepare work for your child to complete while they are away! Thanks!

FSAPS TALENT SHOW

TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS!

Mrs. Peacock & Mrs. Millar will be starting auditions for the Winter Talent Show THIS Monday, November 9th! Auditions will be held before school in Mrs. Peacock’s room. Audition sign up sheets are outside Mrs. Peacock and Mrs. Millar’s classrooms.


Auditions will continue until Thursday, November 19th. By Friday November 20th, there will be a FINAL talent show list of student performers for the FSAPS Winter Talent Show on Wednesday December 16th, 2015!


The Elementary talent show will be held in the morning, and a separate talent show for the middle school will be held in the afternoon.

STUDY ISLAND

There are assignments posted for all content areas (Reading/ELA, Science, Social Studies, and Math). The assignments will close TOMORROW. New assignments will be available on Monday, November 2.


These assignments are extra for your child to practice at home!


http://www.studyisland.com

BIG UPCOMING PROJECTS

1. Researching an Unfamiliar State

This is going to be an exciting opportunity for your child to learn about a state they don't know much about! The students are aware of the expectations for this project. It is a pretty lengthy project (4 big parts). The rubric and expectations are posted to FSA connect if your child has lost the document. These projects are due December 4, 2015. I am giving this project a month in advance. Please help your child pace themselves throughout the project. If they wait until the last minute, they will have a hard time completely it to my expectation.


2. Science Fair Project

FSAPS is having a school-wide science fair. Your son or daughter will begin researching and identifying topics they may want to investigate. The science project’s objective is to give every child a hands-on experience using the scientific method. Third grade is the first year each student will have the opportunity to research a topic of his/her own interest. The overall project is due December 8, 2015. However I have set up "check points" throughout the project to be sure your child is on the right track, and pacing themselves in an appropriate manner. Please read through the Science Fair Parent Handbook to prepare for what's to come. All information is also posted to FSA connect at the top of our Science class.


3. Accelerated Reader and Reflection logs:

Please be sure they are keeping up with reading at home, and I will be sure they are completing logs throughout the month in class :) November AR Logs will be due December 4th!

FSAPS CANNED FOOD DRIVE

Our student council organized canned food drive that will continue until Wednesday, November 18th. Our homeroom has only donated 15 cans, and we are in need of more!


Students should bring these cans to me so I can count them for 3rd grade. If you drop them off at the front office, please make sure you let them know which homeroom they should go to so we can count them in our total number of cans collected.


Let's go 3rd grade!

CURRICULUM CORNER

Reading and Language Arts

UNIT TEST NEXT WEEK!!!!


Science: We will continue to discuss the Science Fair in class. Students are to turn in their materials and hypothesis WEDNESDAY November 18th.


Social Studies: We will continue studying for our test on Tuesday, November 17. Next Thursday we will learn about the First Thanksgiving.

IMPORTANT DATES

Monday, November 16
  • Social Studies Study Guide due
Tuesday, November 17
    • Social Studies Chapter 2: Our Environment Test
Wednesday, November 18
    • Hypothesis, Materials, and Procedure for project due
    • 3rd Grade "Friendsgiving"
Thursday, November 19
  • FSAPS School-Wide Thanksgiving Dinner at 6 pm

THANKSGIVING BREAK - November 21 - November 29 - SCHOOLS CLOSED


Friday, December 4
    • Research an Unfamiliar State project due
    • November AR Logs/Reflections due
Monday, December 7
    • Science Fair Oral presentation and Project report due
Tuesday,December 8
    • Science Fair Tri-fold project due for School-wide Science Fair
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FSAPS is participating! Check your child's take-home folder in the near future for more information. You may also like to click the following link to find out more!


https://feedback.sixflags.com/rts/

GET CONNECTED TO OUR CLASS WITH THE HOMEROOM APP!

SYMBALOO EDU RESOURCES

Below are some more Symbaloo links for your child!


Mrs. Houston and I's 3rd grade Resources

http://edu.symbaloo.com/shared/AAAAAwQrGCQAA41_WBN4jg==


Reading/Spelling

http://edu.symbaloo.com/mix/reading-spellingsymbaloo


Elementary Science Resources

http://edu.symbaloo.com/mix/elementaryscience2


Elementary Math

http://edu.symbaloo.com/mix/elementarymath1


Grades 3-5 Resources

http://edu.symbaloo.com/mix/3-5-sites


Another Teacher's symbaloo that is excellent!!

http://edu.symbaloo.com/mix/missreicks3rdgrademix

REDBIRD (OLD EPGY)

Redbird Advanced Learning is available to our students in K through 5th grade. Please use your FSAConnect username and password to reach Redbird. This year we have created the same username and the same password for all online resources so that you don't need to memorize different passwords.


Click here to access Redbird Advanced Learning.

Ms. Chelsea Ramsey

Third Grade Teacher

Fulton Science Academy Private School

Serving Advanced and Gifted Students