3rd Grade News
Ms. Ramsey's Weekly Newsletter November 13, 2015
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
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:
TRAVELING FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
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.
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!
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!
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.
- Social Studies Study Guide due
- Social Studies Chapter 2: Our Environment Test
- Hypothesis, Materials, and Procedure for project due
- 3rd Grade "Friendsgiving"
- FSAPS School-Wide Thanksgiving Dinner at 6 pm
- Research an Unfamiliar State project due
- November AR Logs/Reflections due
- Science Fair Oral presentation and Project report due
- Science Fair Tri-fold project due for School-wide Science Fair
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
Elementary Science Resources
Grades 3-5 Resources
Another Teacher's symbaloo that is excellent!!