December 14 Toy Take Apart Day - Help needed, see info below
December 16 January Lunch Orders Due
December 16 Waste-Free Class Celebration - Bring a mug!
December 19 Winter Break Begins!
January 3 School Resumes
Homework Due by Thursday, December 15th
1. Read for at least 20 minutes every night.
2. Complete at least 30 minutes of math practice.
3. Complete at least 20 minutes of typing practice on Typing.com
4. Optional: Compete Opinion Paragraph of the Week assignment on Google Classroom.
Prompt: Which is better: Summer or Winter?
Upcoming Out and Abouts
This week, we will continue our study of electricity with a Toy Take Apart Day! Students will work in small groups to safely dismantle and learn about the "guts" of their toys. We will need parents to help with disassembly, as well as donations of old/broken mechanical toys (stuffies with batteries or switches, dancing Santas, remote-control cars, etc).
Tools Needed: All sizes of standard and Phillips head screwdrivers, pliers and wire cutters. Please label tools with your student's name so they can be returned.
Breakfast Donations - Cereal or bagels needed this Friday.
Out & About Chaperones - In class support needed December 14th (12:00 - 2:45) for Toy Take Apart Day.
Third Grade Math Parent Info
Third grade mathematicians began a new math unit on geometry, perimeter and area. Below you can find handouts with more information on benchmarks for these new topics and ways to practice at home.
Activities To Try At Home
Current 4th Grade Math Topics:
- Multiply 1 digit by 2 digits and multiply 2 digits by 2 digits using an area model.
- Justify your answer! Students are working on explaining their thinking outloud and in writing.
The third graders participated in an event last week called The Hour of Code. This campaign was a part of Computer Science Education Week, and if you heard about the Hour of Code last year, you might know it made history! 100 million students have now discovered how accessible and fun computer science can be by doing just one Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. 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 https://hourofcode.com/us/learn
We will have a day of waste-free fun on Friday, December 16th to celebrate our study of consumerism and the approaching launch of our classroom business! 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). 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 or set up a time to meet with me before/after school.