The Wild Update
Ms. Staso's 3rd Grade SCPA Newsletter 9-19-16
Mark Your Calendar
Sept. 23 - Spirit Wear
Sept. 26 - Scholastic Book Orders Due
Sept. 30 - Warner Nature Center visits SCPA
Oct. 3 - Picture Day
Oct. 4th - Ms. Yannarelly & Ms. Staso - WNC
Oct. 5 - Mrs. Donnay Warner Nature Center Field Trip
Oct. 19 - Marathon Day & Spirit Wear
Oct. 20-25 - No School
Oct. 31 - Halloween Party
What's Been Going On?
This past week, we had a fun time reading our Imagine It story, Damon and Pythias, in readers' theater groups! The students also had the opportunity to read their first copy of Scholastic News. This reading resulted in rich discussion concerning our world, country, and current events.
We also learned more about how to fill our classroom bucket this week! Please ask your child what it means to be a bucket filler versus a bucket dipper. We will also be setting goals in the next two weeks regarding our academics, character, and behavior. Feel free to chat with your child about things that they would like to work on in third grade to prepare them goal setting.
Peek At The Week
This week, we will read a story called Goodbye 382 Shin Dang Dong. We will focus on making connections, predicting, and author's purpose. We will be starting guided reading groups soon, so we will continue to build our reading and working stamina as well as practicing transitioning from station to station. In our grammar book we are working on subjects, predicates, combining sentences, and recognizing run-on sentences.
Students have enjoyed learning all about rivers around the world and their importance to humans and animals. Students completed the unit study guide to keep in class and a copy went home on Friday. There will be a test on Tuesday (9-20-16).
Math classes are up and running. On Monday, a letter went home regarding math homework. Please email your teacher if you have any questions about math.
Click on the link to go to the 3rd grade SCPA spelling list. Use this to study each week. The unit and lesson numbers are on the list stapled in your child's binder.
Please find any forms, calendars, background check forms, spirit wear days, etc on this webpage.
Field Trip to Warner Nature Center
Tuesday, Oct. 4th, 9:30am-2:45pm
15375 Norell Avenue North Marine on Saint Croix, MN
October 4th– Ms. Yannarelly and Ms. Staso
October 5th –Mrs. Donnay
Payment: Please pay online or send cash/check to school starting next week.
Description of the event: The focus of our field trip to Warner Nature Center will be learning about fall birds and wetland ecology.
Clothing/Lunch: Students should wear non-uniform clothing and bring a bag lunch.
Chaperones: Please email your child's teacher if you would like to chaperone. Two chaperones will be chosen.