May 25 No School
May 26 Scholastic Orders Due
May 27 Level 2 Beach Day 9:15 - 3:20
May 29 All School Meeting and Spirit Day
June 3 Celebrations of Learning
June 5 Talent Show
June 11 Bridging Ceremony
Bridging/Field Day Info
We have had to make an important year-end scheduling change. Please mark your calendars with these dates and click here for more information from Karen Torry.
- Bridging Ceremony 1:00 Thurs, June 11 at Taylor-Meade Auditorium (Pacific University)
- Field Day 9:30-12:30 Friday, June 12 (Last day of school) at Lincoln Park
Homework Due Thursday, May 21st (Last week of homework!)
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:
Review any 3rd grade skills
*Suggested IXL skills for 4th grade math practice:
Review any 4th grade skills
Upcoming Out and Abouts
This week, we will take time to work on our habitat models and other migration animal projects. Plovers will also have an opportunity to edit and revise their rough drafts with their Puffin counterparts (each Plover will meet with the student from the Puffin Nest who is writing about the same topic).
Next week, Level 2 will head to Cannon Beach for an all-day O&A! While we're there, we are hoping to squeeze in a lot of fun, like bird-watching, sand castle engineering, tide-pooling, beach clean-up and some special activities for our grey whale researchers! There will be room on the bus for two adult chaperones; more family members are welcome to join if they want to drive separately (or carpool with each other). There are 2 different sign ups on VolunteerSpot - one for bus-riding chaperones and a different one for chaperones who can arrange their own transportation.
Scholastic Book Orders
You can view this month's selections and submit your order online at https://orders.scholastic.com/L79X9. This will be the last opportunity for students to order books this year and use their $5 birthday coupon. When you place your order online, you'll help earn FREE books for our class! The books typically arrive about 10 days after I submit the class orders.
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: Tuesday 5/19, Wednesday 5/20 or Thursday 5/21.
There are 2 different O&A chaperone sign ups on VolunteerSpot for our day trip to Cannon Beach on May 27th - one for bus-riding chaperones and a different one for chaperones who will arrange their own transportation. The bus will depart FGCS at 9:15 and return at 3:20.
Now that our Oregon habitat model is looking fabulous, group members have taken on additional tasks to show what they've learned about their animal! Two students from each group will continue to work on the Oregon model and also start building their animal's second home (perhaps they migrate to another spot in Oregon or maybe they travel even farther)! Another group member started drawing a large diagram of their animal and its special adaptations; they will turn these drawings into stuffed, "puffy" models that will decorate the hallway between the Puffin and Plover Nests. The final group member is responsible for teaching others about ways they can help protect their animals and its habitat. Groups are also working together on a stop motion animation, an informational book, and a game or obstacle course about their animal's life cycle. All of this important work will be on display at Celebrations of Learning, June 3rd, 5:00 - 6:30pm!
Last week, Plovers completed the Smarter Balanced ELA (reading/writing) Performance Task and began the math assessment. Some students will probably complete math testing this week and all students should be done with SBAC testing next week! Please help support your Plover by: encouraging them to do their best, making sure they eat breakfast and bring a snack, and helping them get plenty of sleep. Testing is administered in the computer lab in short sessions, and students have the opportunity to work on the same test over multiple sessions so they can work at their own pace.
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.