Hello Third Grade Families!
Here are some important upcoming dates:
· Friday, April 27th – Please have your child wear their green Leader in Me shirt on Friday!
· Friday, May 11th – 5th Grade Field Day
· Monday, May 14th – K – 4th Field Day
· Monday, May 21st – Awards Ceremony
· Tuesday, May 22nd – Early Release Day 12:15 Dismissal
· Wednesday, May 23rd – Early Release Day 12:15 Dismissal - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
Here's a look at our learning this week:
In science, we are continuing our unit on heat. We have conducted a few experiments already where we saw thermal energy in action! We will continue with more experiments this week about conductors & insulators. We will also attempt to make our own solar ovens and cook some smores!
In reading, we will continue with the novel, Peter Pan. The students are really enjoying this story! Ask your child who their favorite character from the book is so far.
In math, we will be reviewing elapsed time. This is a tricky concept. I encourage you to practice with your child at home using real-life situations. For example, if your dance class starts at 4:15 and ends at 5:00, how long is the class? Or the new Avengers movie is 2 hours and 18 minutes long. If it starts at 3:10, what time will it end?
In writing, we will be studying different fairy tales and then writing our own fairy tales! We have such a creative bunch in our class. I can't wait to see how these turn out!
We will also visit the Science Lab and the Lightbulb Lab this week.
There will be no spelling or math homework this week! We will be sending home information about a required book report which will be your child's homework for the next few weeks. To prepare for the book report, please help your child select a book that he or she has not yet read. It should be a chapter book that can be finished in about 2 weeks when reading for 20 minutes each night. The book will need to be "approved" by us and we can certainly help your child choose a book at school if he or she is having trouble. More information will be coming soon!
Progress Reports will come home this Thursday. If your child is at risk of receiving a 1 on the report card, you will receive a progress report.