January 2016 WHAT’S UP IN 3RD GRADE? “AN ELEPHANT NEVER FORGETS” REMINDER… Welcome back, I hope everyone had a wonderful winter break. I’d like to begin by thanking parents for their extremely generous gifts. There aren’t enough words to express how grateful I am for being made to feel so appreciated. In Reading we have been learning to read like researchers. Students are asking questions and learning about specific animals and habitats. In writing, we are continuing to write to inform by writing short reports about our animals. In science we have wrapped up our animals and habitats unit and are starting to look at Simple Machines. In math we are finished up multiplication and division and are now studying graphing. DRAs started this week and selected students will be tested on their reading progress during the month of January. The end of the quarter is approaching quickly. Report cards will be coming home at the beginning of February. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress please contact me. 1. As the 2nd quarter comes to a close, please check with your child to make sure their school supplies are replenished. THIS JUST IN… UPCOMING EVENTS! A BIG thank you to everyone who helped out with our Winter Celebration! The children had a wonderful time! Special thanks to Mrs, Charpentier, Mrs. Ulrich, and Mrs, Shuaib for organizing this exciting event for us Happy New Year and thank you again for your continued support! [email protected] (And thank you for making my Birthday such an occasion…so kind and thoughtful!) Tuesday Jan. 12th Chick-fil-A Night Friday Jan.15th 3rd Grade STEM Lab Monday, January 18th No School MLK Day Thursday Jan. 28th End of Grading Period Friday, January 29th No School Teacher Work Day 2. Please remember to check and initial your child’s agenda and homework assignments for each night. 3. Cold weather is upon us! Please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for winter, especially for outdoor recess! Children must have a coat to participate in recess. 4. For security purposes, please remember to have your picture ID handy when entering the school building during the day. Extra Dates to Remember Wednesday, Jan. 20nd will be a Monday schedule.