3rd Grade Happenings

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Happy Halloween!

Thank you to all of those who brought treats for our class!
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Minnesota Zoo Animals After Dark: ZzzZoo Overnight Field Trip!

Thursday, Nov. 8th, 8am to Friday, Nov. 9th, 1pm

Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley, MN, USA

Apple Valley, MN

Thursday, November 8th

8:00 A.M. - Leave Hendricks

11:00 - Eat sack lunch on the bus.

12:00 P.M. - Approximate arrival at zoo. Stow sleeping bags, etc.

12:30-4:00 - Walk around zoo as a class. Do zoo presentations in our group.

4:30 - Official welcome and greeting from zoo staff.

5:00 - Tropics Tank Dive Show: Walk through the Tropics Trail to meet an aquarist and enjoy a tropical dive show. Learn more about their aquatic collection and their behavior and care, as well as ocean habitats and conservation, with time for specific questions from the group. Parent/chaperone meeting with instructor during the dive show.

6:10 - Dinner

6:45 - Activities in Discovery Bay: Behind-the-scenes tours, learning more about animal care, management, and behavior. Special thematic, educational activities specific to our grade level: dive deeper into issues of conservation and ecology.

8:30 - Snack & Break

8:45 - Behind-the-Scenes Tour & Scavenger Hunt: Behind-the-scenes tour of the Tropics.Minnesota trails kitchen. Interactive, grade-appropriate scavenger hunt focused on conservation issues. Free time in Discovery Bay to further explore the tidepool, estuary, and other exhibits.

9:30/9:45 - Bedtime Rules and Set-Up: Discuss night time rules and expectations. Time to set up beds, use the bathroom, and have some free time as a group.

10:30 - Lights Out! Goodnight!

Friday, November 9th

6:30 A.M. - Wake up and clean up. All stuff packed up and moved out of Discovery Bay.

7:15 - Breakfast

7:45 - T-Shirts and Conclusion. Review the major themes we learned about the previous evening.

8:00 - Leave the zoo.

11:00 - Stop to eat lunch. Kids can choose between Subway and McDonald’s for lunch. Lunch will be provided using our class money. No money is needed!

1:00 - Arrive back in Hendricks. Please let me know if your child is unable to be picked up. I will try to arrange transportation if possible.

Recommended items to bring:

  • Sleeping bag and pillow

  • Sleeping mat or small air mattress (if you don’t have one, the Zoo will also provide these!!!)

  • Camera (optional)

  • Toiletry items (toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, etc)

  • Sleeping clothes

  • Slippers or flip-flops to put on if you need to go to the bathroom in the night

  • Clothes for the next day

  • Sack lunch for the way up on Thursday (please let Mrs. Jordahl know by Monday, November 5th if you want a sack lunch provided from the school)

Please leave at home:

  • Flashlights

  • Electronic items

  • Gum

  • Books, games, cards, etc for the night (lights will go out and it will be dark) **Students can bring these items for the busride, but they will be expected to be left on the bus. The school is not responsible for lost/stolen items!

  • Extra food to eat that night (food brought in your sack lunch will stay on the bus during the visit to the zoo)

  • Money

**I will send out a text message when we leave Marshall so you know approximately what time we will be arriving at school. Please text me at 507.828.6887 with the number you want me to use.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Jordahl at 507.828.6887 or jessica.jordahl@isd402.org OR contact Mr. Eide at 952.564.9198 or josh.eide@isd402.org.

Baby it's cold outside...

Please remember, now that the weather is getting cooler, to send appropriate and warm clothing with your child to school. If the 'feels like' temp is above zero, we DO go outside for free play!


The next reading log will be due on Monday, November 5. (150 minutes)


Week of October 29: from, nothing, lunch, munch, Sunday, summer, month, sun, money, does, such, other, under, mother, front, Monday

Week of November 5: she's, we've, it's, they'd, they'll, I'm, I'd, she'll, I've, I'll, you'd, they've, you'll, you've, we'll, he's **REMINDER: TEST WILL BE WEDNESDAY!

FYI-Important Information and Upcoming Events!

Monday, November 5: Mrs. Jordahl will be gone in the morning.

Wednesday, November 7: Spelling Test!

Thursday, November 8-9: Field Trip to the MN Zoo...OVERNIGHT!

Friday, November 9: Early dismissal at 12:00--Teacher Workshop. Please pick up your child after our trip. (I think it will be around 1 P.M. when we get back)

Tuesday, November 22: NO HORIZONS

Wednesday, November 21: NO SCHOOL

Thursday, November 22: NO SCHOOL

Friday, November 23: NO SCHOOL

Friday, December 7: Early Dismissal at 12 (Staff Development)

Friday, December 21: End of the 2nd quarter

Monday, December 24-Tuesday, January 1: No School, Holiday Break