March 1 Returning Student Forms Due
March 3 Read Across America Day (PJs and stuffed animals encouraged)
March 4 All School Meeting - Plovers will present
March 14 Library Visit - Chaperones Needed
Returning Student Form Due March 1st
Click here to submit a Returning Student Form. Please fill out a separate form for each currently enrolled student who will be returning next year.
Homework Due by Thursday, March 3rd
1. Read for at least 20 minutes every night.
2. Complete Reading Response letter
3. Complete at least 30 minutes of math practice.*
*Suggested IXL skills for 3rd grade math practice:
F.4, F.5, F.11 Multiply by 3, 4 and 10
Family Letter about 3rd grade multiplication goals
Multiplication activities to try at home
*Suggested 4th grade math practice:
Fractions Jeopardy Game - Use this Powerpoint to study for our assessment next week!
Click here if you prefer a paper copy of the Jeopardy review questions.
Oregon Battle of the Books Club Announcement
Wed Mar 2: OBOB celebration for all teams – LAST MEETING!
Sat March 5: Regional competition at Westview High School (Beaverton)
Upcoming Out and Abouts
This week, we will imagine our long trek along the Oregon Trail has finally brought us to the Tualatin Valley. We'll learn more about a small town called Forest Grove, and see if it might be a nice place to finally settle! We will visit the Old Train Station with Friends of Historic Forest Grove to learn what Forest Grove was like in its early days. Chaperones are welcome, but not required.
Next week, we will take a historic walking tour of downtown Forest Grove. Again, chaperones are welcome, but not required.
Read Across America Day
Grab your hat and read with the cat! The Plovers will celebrate the National Education Association's nineteenth annual Read Across America Day on Thursday, March 3rd. Plovers will celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday by reading in their pajamas! We will also have special guest readers, read alouds, opportunities to read with a buddy and read-to-self time. Students are allowed to bring a stuffed animal to read with, but they should not bring in blankets or sleeping bags. Please sign up on VolunteerSpot if you would like to be a mystery reader; I have extra Dr. Seuss books available for guest readers!
Breakfast Donations - Fruit and cereal/bagels needed for this week.
Out & About Chaperone - Join us Wednesday at the Old Train Station with Friends of Historic Forest Grove or next week for a walking tour of historic Forest Grove!
Mystery Readers - Dr. Seuss mystery readers needed on Thursday.
Library Chaperones - 2 chaperones needed for our next library trip (3/14).
Last week we continued learning about the Oregon Trail. We walked a mile on the B Street Trail to get idea for all the walking that wagon train families had to do everyday. Before setting out on our walk, students made predictions about how long it would take to walk a mile and how many miles wagon families walked in one day. At the trailhead, we imagined ourselves leaving Independence, MO, and as we started walking we pictured ourselves traveling through the plains. We kept track of time and distance and discovered that it took about 20 minutes to walk a mile. After our walk, we compared our predictions with the timed results and talked about similarities and differences between our walk and the walking wagon families had to do. After some discussion, we learned to appreciate the challenge of walking everyday for 5-6 months!
At the Washington County Museum, we had the opportunity to learn more about the Oregon Trail and the history of our community. Students got to handle some artifacts from the mid-1800s, play a bartering simulation, and solve a wagon packing puzzle. After the Oregon Trail activities, students were able to explore the museum, scavenger-hunt style! Some of the highlights included going into a covered wagon, trying on tech-lab bunny suits, and practicing Native American basket weaving techniques.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Parents and students can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also leave a voice message on the class phone or come into the classroom before/after school.