March 18 School Lunch Orders Due
March 18 Library Visit
March 25-29 Spring Break
April 3 Out & About to Fernhill Wetlands (10:30am - 2pm)
April 5 All School Meeting - Plovers will present
Homework Due by Friday, March 22nd
1. Read for at least 20 minutes every night.
2. Complete 20 minutes of typing practice.
3. Complete at least 30 minutes of math practice (click here for DreamBox).
4. Optional - Compete Opinion Paragraph of the Week
Prompt: If you were an animal, would you rather be a wild animal or live as someone’s pet?
Weekly Multiplication Game
3rd graders are beginning to learn and memorize their multiplication facts. They should be comfortable counting by 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s, and then they can start practicing other combinations. I will post a simple game every week to help support multiplication skills at home, and 4th graders can try them too for extra review!
Game: What’s My Number
- Shuffle playing cards and lay them face down in a stack (you can choose to start with cards/numbers from 1-5 and add in more numbers when your child is ready).
- Player 1 and Player 2 select a card and without looking place the card on their forehead (number facing out).
- Player 3 multiplies the two number together and calls out the product.
- Player 1 and Player 2 should use the product and the card their opponent is holding to determine the card on their forehead. No peeking!
- The first player to correctly identify their card wins that round.
- Take turns changing roles.
Upcoming Out and Abouts
This week, we will go to the Backyard Garden to learn more about invasive species. After spring break, we will visit Fernhill Wetlands from 10:30 - 2:00,
Library Chaperones - Needed 4/8
Out & About Chaperones - Needed 4/3 (Fernhill Wetlands)
Scholastic Book Clubs
Class Code: L79X9
Order Due Date: THURSDAY 3/21/19 by 9pm
- Go to scholastic.com/bookclubs
- Enter our one-time Class Activation Code: L79X9
- Shop and submit your child's book order.
- As soon as your order is delivered to our classroom, I will send it home with your child.
Last week, we continued with the topic of dinosaurs. We asked the question, “Can you outrun a dinosaur?” Students saw pictures showing how dinosaurs didn’t just leave behind bones, they also left footprints, some of which fossilized. By examining our own stride lengths and those of living animals, we were able to deduce how quickly some dinosaurs were able to run.
We also visited the Oregon Zoo and participated in a Zoo School class about how animals are adapted to their environment. The Plovers talked about how each animal’s adaptations are unique to the environment it lives in. For example. the webbed feet and moist skin are just a few of the adaptations an Oregon Spotted Frog has to help it live in a wetland. Because animals are adapted to live in a specific environment, if the environment changes the animal may not be able to survive. If the wetland an Oregon Spotted Frog depends on dries up, the animal will not survive because it does not have the adaptations needed for life on land. We will be exploring the topic of adaptations and heredity more in class and in the garden this week.