April 28 Scholastic Orders Due
April 30 Make Up PE 2-3:00
May 1 No School
May 18 Last Library Visit
May 25 No School
May 27 Level 2 Beach Day
Homework Due Thursday, April 30th
1. Read for at least 20 minutes every night.
2. Complete Reading Response Letter OR Opinion Paragraph Packet
3. Complete at least 30 minutes of math practice*
4. Bring in something white to dye in art (more info below)
*Suggested IXL skills for 3rd grade math practice:
S.3, S.4 Fractions
T.5 Equivalent Fractions
*Suggested IXL skills for 4th grade math practice:
Q.3, Q.4, Q.5, Q.6 Fractions
This year, students will be creating FGCS banners for each classroom using batik and dye processes. The banners will be hung outside classrooms. Here's where families come in: We would like students to be able to dye a T-shirt, handkerchief or other small item to take home, in addition to working on the banners. Items must be white and 100% cotton.
Upcoming Out and Abouts
This week, students will work with their migration groups to create a game or obstacle course based on their animal's life cycle. This will take place outside, probably at Pacific University.
Volunteer Opportunities - http://vols.pt/drMimF
I would like to have some extra snacks available on SBAC testing days, so if you are able to donate a healthy snack (fruit, cheese sticks, granola bars, or something else easy to distribute and eat) for the class, sign up on the breakfast donation page for any of the following testing days: Wednesday 4/29, Tuesday 5/5, Wednesday 5/6, or Thursday 5/7.
Scholastic Book Orders
You can view this month's selections and submit your order online at https://orders.scholastic.com/L79X9. When you place your order online, you'll help earn FREE books for our class! April orders are due this Tuesday by 10pm. The books typically arrive about 10 days after I submit the class orders.
Last week in Third Grade math, we continued our study of fractions by looking at how to build wholes from fractional parts (1/2 + 3/6 = 1). You might build on this at home while cooking. If a recipe call for one cup of an ingredient, pretend that measuring cup is missing or broken! Ask your child how else you could measure that amount (perhaps 1/2 + 1/4 + 1/4). You might check their answer by pouring those amounts into the one-cup measure to see whether they fill the cup exactly!
This week, the fourth grade mathematicians will continue our new unit on fractions. We will focus on (1) understanding the meaning of fractions and decimals, (2) comparing the values of fractions and decimals, and (3) using representations to add rational numbers. If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.