Volume 18, Issue 8 Newsletter Date 1-18-16 Third Grade Times Isaac Fox Elementary School C U S I M P O R T A N T D A T E S 2-11– Early Release/ Valentine's Day Parties 2-12– Institute Day– No student attendance Did you know? Mr. Spencer and his family went to the Blackhawks game on Sunday! D 9 5 L a s t We have been working really hard in class over the past few weeks. During our social studies time, we have started to learn about government. Students are learning about the three branches and the jobs each branch does. During our science time, we have spent a great amount of time leaning about states of matter. We will be having a chapter test on these top- ics early next week. I will be encouraging students to bring their books home to help Please remember to read each night. them prepare for their test. In reading we have been working N e x t Next week we will be working hard to review the information we have learned during our States of Matter Unit. We will have a test next week on this unit. During our social studies time, we will be continu- W e e k hard in small groups. Students are doing a great job reading, and continue to improve on their reading response journals. Make sure to ask your child about these journals. We have also continued to work as a whole group on nonfiction text structures. Finally, we have been working on a rough draft of New Year’s Resolutions. w e e k ing to learn about government. We will start to learn a little about taxes. During our writing time, we will be working on a final copy of our New Year’s piece. I am hoping to send these home next week. In reading we will be wrapping up nonfiction over the next two weeks. We will also continue to meet in small groups. Make sure to ask your child what he/she is reading during group time.