Third Grade News

Week of September 14th

Classroom News

Butterfly Project Update - We will have butterflies this week!!!!!

Butterfly Release - THIS Friday 9/18, we will be releasing our butterflies which will be very bittersweet. We will meet at the school garden (where the benches are) at 1:30 PM. We are releasing our butterflies "in honor" of someone special in our lives, whether they have passed away or still living. Students will be read a poem they wrote about that person then release the butterfly to begin it's long journey to Mexico. We will enjoy some "butterfly themed" refreshments after. All families are invited to come!

Ag Day - Last Friday, we had an awesome time at Ag Day! We received many compliments from the high school student presenters on how well behaved our class was! I am proud of how well the students represented CCA!

Summer Challenge Field Trip - Those students that completed the Summer Challenge will be going to the Louisville Science Center this Wednesday. I will be going as well. If you student is bringing their own lunch, do not forget to bring it!

The Canaan Fall Festival - Thank to everyone that helped out with our float, at the Spaghetti Dinner, Yard Sale and PTO booth! You are greatly appreciated and thanks for supporting our awesome school! We had a successful weekend!

Family Literacy Night - Everyone is invited to attend the Family Literacy Night THIS Thursday from 6:00-7:30 PM. It is a space theme and it will be out of this world! The night will be filled with different reading activities that will benefit your child. Any 3rd grader that attends will get 5 Dojo points! I hope to see everyone there!

Book Fair - The Book Fair will be going on at the Family Literacy Night.

What We're Learning This Week

Writing: Poetry

Reading: Supermarket, Comparing and Contrasting

Spelling: Long Vowels (ee, ea, ai, ay, ao, ow)

Math: Subtraction with 2 and 3 digit numbers, subtracting money, regrouping

Science: Butterfly Project

Social Studies: Communities (Test on Wednesday)

Important Dates

Sept. 15 - Mobile Dentist visit

Sept. 16 - Summer Challenge Field Trip

Sept. 17 - Family Literacy Night 6:00-7:30 PM

Sept. 24 - Vision Screening for grade 3rd and 5th

Classroom Needs

We are in need of:
  • Grocery store ads by Wednesday (for a Math activity)
  • Empty plastic bottles, small container/boxes (to build replicas of a community on Friday)

Exercise Balls

If your child would like to bring in an exercise ball to sit on in class, you are welcome to send one in. I will write your child's name on it and only they will use it. Sitting on an exercise ball can help a child focus better. I do have rules for the exercise balls and if they break the rules, they have to sit in their chair. If you have any questions, please contact me about this.

"Like a butterfly, I am growing and changing and finding my true colors in life. I am finding my wings so I can fly and soon be on my way."