Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day

I hope all our 3rd grade moms had a relaxing day enjoying their families! I had a wonderful weekend with my daughter in Minneapolis!

This week we have a visit from our Pike Place Market tour guide to help us prepare for our field trip in June.   Wednesday is jam packed-  3rd grade Mass at 9am and the Symphony at 12:15.  We'll be leaving the building around 11:15 and returning by 2pm.  Please have your student bring a lunch that day, as we will have to eat before we leave.

Thanks for sending in water bottles last week. We have extra if your student forgot theirs.  We'll be planting terrariums to coincide with our science unit on Life Structures.

My reading group is beginning a new novel study this week, Maniac Mageeby Jerry Spinnelli.

In writing we're working on the proper form of a friendly letter.  Since our whole class just finished up Glory Be, everyone is drafting a letter to the author, Augusta Scattergood.

Last week, on Thursday, we celebrated completion of  Glory Be with a '60's party.  Students ate a Pop-Tart (first produced in 1964), listened to music by the Beatles and Elvis, and danced the Hully Gully and the Peppermint Twist.  We also watched a presentation of popular trends during the 60's and played a memory game afterwards.  It was an enjoyable time!

Math Club will be held on Thursday (no class on Wednesday) at 7:45am.  A Sumdog challenge of multiplication and division facts has been set up.  Please have your student arrive on time. I will be at the front door by 7:40am.

Attached is the homework lists for the week.

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