November 17 Fund Run Donations Due
November 18 Lock Down Drill 9:15am
November 19 Picture Retake/Make-Up
November 21 Lunch Orders Due
November 24-28 Thanksgiving Break - No School
December 1 Library Visit - Chaperones Needed
Homework Due Thursday, November 20th
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*
*Suggested IXL skills for 3rd grade math practice:
P.7 and P.8 Line Plots
*Suggested IXL skills for 4th grade math practice:
Practice any multiplication or data & graphs skills
Upcoming Out and Abouts
This week, we will see a presentation about the Oregon Bottle Bill (beverage container recycling program). The assembly will take place at Central School. We will also spend some class time deciding on a culminating project to share what we've learned about natural resources and waste.
Please sign up on VolunteerSpot if you're able to donate fresh fruit for Community Breakfast this Friday (November 21st). Clementines, grapes or bananas (12 bananas are usually enough because I cut them in half) are all Plover favorites! We also need library chaperones for our visit after Thanksgiving Break (Monday, December 1st). Thank you!
If you are looking for ways to incorporate more math into your family's daily routine, here are some ideas and resources:
Mixing In Math - Ten everyday math activities that build math into the things most families already do, such as figuring out ways to save money, to share fairly, or to get somewhere on time.
Finding the Math in Everyday Activities - Questions to ask your child during daily activities to encourage mathematical thinking.
Mathematics on the Go - Math activities for the car or bus.
In third grade math, we continued to collect and analyze results from our survey question: "Where is your favorite place to shop?" We tried to decide how to classify all the responses from other classrooms and learned how to use an online tool to help create representations of the data. Students practice making bar graphs with NCES's Create A Graph website. Now that we have data from all the classroom, small groups of students can get to work creating their final graphs and posters! Then, groups will have a chance to present their findings and questions to the class.
This week we will continue our work in the second unit from Investigations, "Describing the Shape of the Data." We will begin this week focused on probability and continue with data analysis. Our focus points include: probability vocabulary, arranging events along a line from certain to impossible, using numbers as measures of probability, learning how to describe events using probability with numeric descriptions, and comparing the expected probability with actual results. As always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We spent some time discussing the upcoming lock down drill. I started by asking them for ways that they keep themselves and their family safe. Wearing helmets, checking smoke detectors, buying cars with airbags and keeping harmful products away from younger siblings were some of the ideas they came up with. I explained that another way we can stay safe is by practicing for emergencies, like fires or earthquakes, or practicing what we would do if there was someone unsafe or unfamiliar in the school building.
We talked about what will happen during the drill and they had a chance to ask questions. Students are welcome to bring a favorite small stuffy or toy to school if they are feeling nervous. The drill will take place Tuesday morning at 9:15am. For more information, please see this message from Karen Torry.
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.