December 15 - 19 No Tree House
December 18 O&A to Foster Closet 9am-11:30am
December 18 No After-School Classes or Clubs
December 19 Waste-Free Class Celebration
December 19 Lunch Orders Due
December 22 Winter Break begins!
January 6 School resumes
Homework Due Thursday, December 18th
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:
O.4 and O.7 Elapsed Time
For a challenge, try these 4th grade skills about time - O.5, O.6 and O.7
*Suggested IXL skills for 4th grade math practice:
E.2 Division & F.2 Mixed Operations
Upcoming Out and Abouts
This week, we will deliver clothes, books and more to Foster Closet on Thursday, December 18th! We have enough chaperones for the TriMet bus ride, but additional parents are welcome to meet us at Foster Closet, which is near the Target on TV Highway. Our bus is scheduled to drop us off across the street at 10:10 and we will depart at 11:00.
Volunteer Opportunities - http://vols.pt/drMimF
Please sign up on VolunteerSpot to donate food for our Friday Community Breakfasts this week. Thank you!
In third grade math, we are trying to build a class collection to learn about the size of the number 1,000 and identify how many groups of 10 are in a 3-digit number. The class decided they wanted to try to collect 1,000 rocks! Students may bring in rocks to add to the collection any day this week (small rocks or pebbles appreciated!). We are also practicing telling time and reading a thermometer. You can help your student practice telling time by asking questions such as, "We are going to have dinner in 45 minutes, what time will it be then?"
This week the fourth grade math students will try something new -- Math Congress. Math Congress is a process supported by the math curriculum Context for Learning. Students are provided with "juicy" math problems and must work with a partner to solve the problem, prove their thinking, and organize their information in a way that is easy for others to learn from. This week students will focus on developing an open array model for multiplication and division in the context of Muffles' Truffles shop. As always, if you have questions/comments/concerns, please let Becky know (email@example.com).
The Plovers participated in an event last week called The Hour of Code. This campaign was a part of Computer Science Education Week and its goal was to introduce 100 million students of all ages to the basics of computer programing. The Plovers tried out several self-paced tutorials which introduced computer science skills such as drag-and-drop programing, creative problem solving, sequencing and patterns, and basic algorithms. To learn more about The Hour of Code or try out some of the tutorials at home, please visit http://hourofcode.com/us
We will have a day of waste-free fun on Friday to celebrate our study of consumerism and the success of the Pet Rock Real Estate Company! We have learned a lot about reducing trash and making choices that conserve energy and natural resources, and now students will put their new knowledge to the test! We will try to create zero waste the entire day. Students are asked to bring a snack/lunch with no packaging or wrappers that need to be thrown away. Recyclable and reusable containers only please! They should also bring a reusable mug or cup for hot chocolate (I will provide the drinks). The Plovers decided they wanted to play board games and have a class talent show. Students may bring board games or card games to play with the class and props, as needed, for the talent show. We will have P.E at our regular time (11:50 - 12:50).
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, come into the classroom before or after school, or call me before 8PM at home.