March 20 Art rescheduled for Thursday, March 21
March 22 Lunch Orders Due
March 25 - 29 Spring Break - No School
April 4 Pennies for Patients donations due (optional)
Homework - More details posted on the Homework Page
1. Read for at least 20 minutes per day and fill out your reading log each night. Your parents must sign your reading log.
2. Complete your math homework.
3. Have a family member check your writing using the Editing Checklist
Upcoming Out and Abouts
We will use our Out and About time this week to work on constructing our Dream School model. Volunteers are welcome to join us in the classroom from 12:30 - 2:45.
This week in Third Grade math, we will continue our study of fractions. By now, your third grader should be able to read, write and compare simple fractions, such as halves, quarters and thirds. They should also be able to represent simple fractions with a visual model (like the pizza and sandwich representations in their previous homework assignments). Students began representing factions as distances on a number line last week. This was challenging for most students, but their homework will provide more practice with this skill and we will continue working with number lines and rulers in class. We will also continue working on story problems that involve multiplication, division and working with fractions.
For homework, students will complete Independent Worksheet 2: The Broken Ruler, Part 2
Last week the Fourth Grade math students collaborated to solve a decimal turkey problem, learn strategies from one another, and present their own thinking. Our upcoming week will involve: (1) finishing our post assessment from Unit 3 and (2) beginning Unit 6 on fractions and decimals.
Over the course of Unit 6, your Fourth Grade Puffin or Plover will:
- Identify fractions and decimals that are equal to each other
- Compare decimals numbers and fractions
- Add and subtract decimal numbers using a variety of strategies
Homework This Week: Operations and Algebraic Thinking. Questions/Comments/Concerns, please contact Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org
We visited Gilbert Hall, a resident hall at Pacific University, last week to learn more about eco-friendly building designs. Gilbert Hall is LEED-certified, which means it was designed to conserve energy and water - exactly what we've been studying! Over 100 students live in Gilbert Hall and we got to see what one of the apartments looks like. We also went into the basement to take a peak at all the pipes that help recycle rainwater. They use the rainwater to flush all the toilets in the building! The students asked great questions and were amazing representatives of our school!
Last Friday, your Plover may have brought home a small box to collect change for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This is part of a fundraiser organized by Level 3 and participation is completely optional. Please let me know if you have any questions. More information from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society included below:
Your child has the power to make a positive impact on the lives of blood cancer patients! They will
be taking part in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients Program. During a
three-week period, students collect spare change to support LLS’s mission: to cure leukemia,
lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life for patients and their
What your child will learn of service, leadership, and philanthropy will be immeasurable and the
impact they will have on patient’s lives will be limitless. In fact, many LLS funded advances are
already helping patients beyond those for whom they were originally development, including solid
tumors and autoimmune disease.
Your child should have received his or her own box for collecting spare change around the house.
Judging by past programs, they will be proud to fill the box with changes to spare!
Spare change could be hiding under the cushions of the couch or in the pockets of pants hanging in
the closet and your child has the power to convert that change to saving lives.
LLS thanks you and your child in advance for helping patients with blood cancers live better, longer
LC OSWIM Chapter
Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Parents and students can e-mail me at email@example.com. You can also leave a voice message on the class phone, come into the classroom before or after school, or call me before 8PM at home