December 13th- School store will be open from 7:15-7:50. Students need to arrive by 7:30 in order to have time to go through the store.
December 16th- The PTA pizza party for Mrs. Brooks’ homeroom will be during regular lunch. The students will eat in the room and watch a video.
December 21st- Class parties will be from 8:00-9:40 am. The students will then have a sing along in the gym and we will watch holiday themed movies in the classrooms.
Reminders: Please make sure your children are dressed appropriately for the weather. If the temperature permits, we do try to take the kids outside.
Math: In Math this week, we looked at different ways to organize data in the form of a graph, specifically a bar graph and a pictograph. We collected data on class favorites through a survey and then used them to create graphs. We also talked about how a bar or pictorial representation on a graph can represent more than one unit.
Social Studies: We learned about Frederick Douglass this past week. We discussed how he was born a slave but eventually escaped to freedom through the Underground Railroad and became an abolitionist, using his words as a weapon to fight against slavery! The students made the connection that he and Susan B. Anthony worked together to further the women’s suffrage movement. The kids thought it was amazing that the two activists supported each other. Ask your children to share what they know about this determined and diligent man. You will be amazed at how much they know!
Reading: Students will finish up their latest biography and write a short synopsis on Edmodo. We will begin our Sharing Through the Seasons! The children will decorate a bag to hold all their souvenirs from the different stories. I think the adults are as excited as the children! We will NOT have spelling this week due to our sharing time. Eagle Eyes are due on Monday, December 21st is the last day to accept them for this 9 weeks. We have several children very close to making the Learning Commons party for going above and beyond, keep up the good work! Last nine weeks we had more children attend the party than any other third grade team, let’s have even more this nine weeks!!
Writing: We will finish our current narrative and begin presenting Sharing Through the Seasons!
Small Group Reading and Writing: This week in our small group reading and writing class we are going to have spelling words. These are mostly review words with several new glued sounds. Please help your child study and learn to spell these words and to recognize these patterns. The spelling words are bold, wind, bolt, host, child, crib, chill, gruff, flung, blank. It is almost our winter break but we do have eight more days, lets really make them count. We are going to work hard and learn a lot over this next week and a half. Love, Ms. Dorsett
Specials for the Week:
Thursday- PE (wear sneakers)
Friday- NO specials (fifth grade SOAR)