3rd Grade News

Ms. Ramsey's Weekly Newsletter April 29, 2016

No homework! Work on Study Island and MAP websites to prepare for testing :)

Important Information

1. STEAM DAY VOLUNTEERS: The FSA STEAM Day plans are moving full speed ahead for a great day of learning and fun on Thursday May 5th. We are looking for volunteers to work directly with the kids all day (some half day volunteer spots are also available) and have lots of great opportunities including working with art, fossils, gemstones, building stuff, and more. If you can’t wait to spend STEAM day at FSA, please sign up at http://vols.pt/4SEcEr


If you have specific questions about STEAM day, please contact Alison Gurevich at akgurevich@gmail.com


2. LIBRARY BOOKS: Monday, May 2nd we will have our last class visit to the media center to check out books. The media center will be used for testing the last few weeks of May, so it is very important that your child returns any books that they have checked out! If you are unsure... please email me and I will let you know what your child has checked out!


3. MAKER FAIRE PROJECTS: If you signed up to be a part of the Maker Faire back in February.... make sure your child's project is turned in! The Maker Faire will be held on May 4th.

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As we all know, test taking is a skill students have to learn. If you would like to get an early start on practicing for the Spring MAP test at home, this is a FABULOUS resource for MAP test taking. (This is also found on my symbaloo webpage!)


Simply click the RIT scores your child falls in and have them work on the different concepts they need to improve on!


READING:

http://www.sowashco.org/ro/pages/studentlinks/map/reading.htm


MATH:

http://www.sowashco.org/ro/pages/studentlinks/map/

END OF YEAR PROJECTS

Instead of giving weekly homework for the remainder of the year, Mrs. Houston and I have organized some creative projects! We believe this will help students learn the content in a more engaging way. Of course Students have to read, comprehend, and write in all the projects so they are still practicing important skills! If you have any questions, please see FSA connect. If you still have questions, you may email me :) HAVE FUN!!!


Monday, May 2: Solar System Tic-Tac-Toe Project Due

Friday, May 6: Create Your Own Alien Project Due

Solar System Tic-Tac- Toe

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The students can choose ANY 3 boxes they would like. Each box is a challenge and will require a to of attention and time. Please do not allow your child to procrastinate on this assignment!

Create Your Own Alien Project

The Final Big Project of the year in Science will be for the students to create their own 3-D alien. It will have special characteristics to survive on the planet it comes from. We will have a "Welcome to Earth Day" celebration. The project requires the students to create a passport to come with the alien to Earth. Please check your child's take home folder and FSA connect today for more details :)

COMING UP

May 2: Solar System Tic-Tac-Toe Project Due

May 4: Chapter 9 Energy Test and School- Wide Maker's Faire

May 5: STEAM Day

May 6: Create Your Own Alien Project Due

May 6-12: MAP Testing

May 13 – 19: ITBS testing

May 18: End or Year Picnic 4:30 pm-Pre-K-3 grade

Last week of School is Spirit Week

May 23: Tacky Day

May 23: Elementary Talent Show 1:45 pm

May 24: Decades Day

May 25: Jersey Day

May 25: Last Blast Carnival – all day event, all grades- Year Book Signing

May 26: Dress Up Day- no jeans, no t-shirts

May 26: Last Day of School/ Award Ceremonies

Elementary Awards - 1:30pm

Middle School Awards - 2:30pm

CURRICULUM CORNER

Reading and Language Arts: Diagramming Sentences and review all reading skills


Social Studies: Important people to U.S.A history in GPS Weekly Studies and review all skills for ITBS


Science: Chapter 9: Energy and Its Forms Review and Test

SYMBALOO EDU RESOURCES

REDBIRD (OLD EPGY)

Redbird Advanced Learning is available to our students in K- 5th grade. Please use your FSAConnect username and password to reach Redbird.


Click here to access Redbird Advanced Learning.

Ms. Chelsea Ramsey

Third Grade Teacher

Fulton Science Academy Private School

Serving Advanced and Gifted Students

UNGIFTED

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For the remainder of the year in Character Education, I will be reading Ungifted to your third graders. It is a PERFECT book for FSAPS students. It is a higher level book, so I am reading it aloud and helping the students visualize the concepts throughout the book. I am hopeful we will finish it by the end of the school year. :) Your students have already loved the beginning of the book!


Quick Summary:


The word gifted has never been applied to a kid like Donovan Curtis. It's usually more like Don't try this at home. So when the troublemaker pulls a major prank at his middle school, he thinks he's finally gone too far. But thanks to a mix-up by one of the administrators, instead of getting in trouble, Donovan is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction (ASD), a special program for gifted and talented students.

It wasn't exactly what Donovan had intended, but there couldn't be a more perfect hideout for someone like him. That is, if he can manage to fool people whose IQs are above genius level. And that becomes harder and harder as the students and teachers of ASD grow to realize that Donovan may not be good at math or science (or just about anything). But after an ongoing experiment with a live human (sister), an unforgettably dramatic middle-school dance, and the most astonishing come-from-behind robot victory ever, Donovan shows that his gifts might be exactly what the ASD students never knew they needed.