March 20-24

PLEASE RETURN YOUR CHILD’S REGISTRATION FORM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THE COUNTY USES THEM FOR STAFFING FOR NEXT YEAR. EVEN IF YOU AREN’T GOING TO BE AT BIG SHANTY NEXT YEAR WE NEED THE FORM RETURNED. THANK YOU.

Important Dates:

Tuesday, March 21st-All club pictures will be made at school. If your child is a member of a club they need to wear their club shirt (if they have one).

Thursday, March 23rd- Report cards go home; Little Eagles Chorus after school

Friday, March 24th- Eagle Awards, invitations will be sent home on Tuesday. If your child is in Mrs. Brooks homeroom the ceremony is at 10:45, if your child is in Mrs. Mohammed’s homeroom your child’s ceremony is at 9:55.

Cobb county is hosting a competition called Kidtalk, students submit a video where they tell about an idea to change the world. It is open to all Cobb County students. Please click on the below link to go to the flyer for more information.

KiDtalk Only Flyer 17

On Thursday students received a follow up personal code to register for the school read-a-thon. Thank you for your support!

Reading: We will begin research groups! Each student will work with a group to research a given animal. They have researched individually but will learn how to work together in a group sharing information and deciding what is important to include in their final paper.

Writing: The entire third grade language arts team is working together to reinforce the writing skills required on the Milestone testing. We will be using previous questions that have been released for practice. The teachers will provide direct instruction regarding the writing required for the assignment, the students will write, then we will review examples of writing scoring 1, 2 or 3. We will practice these skills until the assessment starts on April 19th.

Grammar: Due to the writing remediation we will not have mentor sentences nor vocabulary/spelling during this time. Both are embedded in the writing teaching.

Math: In math, we will begin our study of “time” while continuing to remediate and extend previously taught concepts. Please continue to have your child practice their multiplication facts at home! This will be extremely beneficial to them both now and in the coming grades.

Here is a video on elapsed time.

Science: Students are learning about pollution and its impact on the environment. Here are some articles to read with your child:

https://www.hakaimagazine.com/article-long/oil-spill-cleanup-illusion

http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/23/opinion/holleman-exxon-valdez-anniversary/

We will learn about land pollution, air pollution, and water pollution. We want our students to understand they can make changes now to help our environment in the future.

Small Group Reading and Writing: This week in reading and writing we are going to continue with phonetic rules and working on our spelling and reading. We will have spelling this week as it is importnaIn writing we are going to work on and practice writing for the milestones. Progress reports come home this week. I am looking forward to a great week. Love, Ms. Dorsett

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