These are posts that have information for students as well as parents about upcoming events, class work, or other news.
I (Mrs. Wages) am officially back this week from maternity leave! I am so happy to see that Ms. Vaughters took care of everything superbly while I was gone with my little girl, and she left me some notes of where to start.
This week, we will have different homework. I will leave a post about the homework on the homework page. I want to do some getting to know you activities with the students as I’m getting back into the swing of things.
I look forward to meeting all parents soon and I can’t wait to see the progress that your children have made since the beginning of the year. We have a lot to do and I can’t wait to get started!
I hope you all have a great week! If you need to get in touch with me, the best way is via email: email@example.com
Have a great Sunday night!
Hello! We have had a great first few days in Mrs. Wages’ classroom! We are getting into our routine and getting to know each other. We shared our Brag Bags Friday afternoon and the students were so excited to share!
Just a few reminders:
- My email is now set up. Until Mrs. Wages returns, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will also periodically check Mrs. Wages’ email to make sure I am not missing anything.
- I am still missing some forms from several students. Please check the packets you picked up at Open House or the first day of school and make sure you have filled out ALL forms.
- Homework will begin today. Your child will be coming home with their homework folder. Homework will be sent home for the week every Monday. I will do a daily homework check to make sure it is being completed.
- Each day, your child will record what color they ended the day on the Pride Stick. Please initial this each night in order for your child to earn points.
- Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!
I cannot believe that it is yet again time to start another new school year! I am absolutely thrilled to begin this third grade journey with you! Just for some important information to start the school year off on the right foot!
- Open house will be Friday, July 28, 2017 from 8-10 am! I can’t wait to meet some of you!
- The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 2, 2017!
- First Academic Parent Teacher Team Meeting will be on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 6 pm!
Here is our school supply list:
Third Grade – no trapper keeper – no mechanical pencils
- Personal Supplies:
- #2 Pencils (stock throughout the year)
- Markers Colored Pencils Pencils (stock through the year)
- (2) Pocket Folders
- Wide Ruled Loose Leaf Paper (stock through the year)
- (7) Composition Books
- (12) Glue Sticks
- (1) Bottle Glue
- (24) Crayons Scissors Pencil Box
- (1) Headphones/Earbuds
- Book bag (no wheels)
- (1) Tip Erasers
- (4) Expo Markers (For student use)
- Community Supplies
- (1) Gallon Ziploc Bags
- (1) Sandwich Ziploc Bags
- Box of Tissues
- Class Wish List (optional supplies if you are able)
- Any extra school supplies to donate to classmates
- copy paper
- treats for treat box
- baby wipes
- clorox wipes
- hand sanitizer
- lysol spray
If you have any questions or concerns about the upcoming school year, please email me at email@example.com
Have a great rest of your summer and see you on Friday for open house and on August 2nd for the first day of school!
As you know, Milestone testing is this week and in order to make reviewing a little more fun, we did a math challenge last week to Unlock Spring!
The students had to follow the game board and complete each math task. Once they completed the math task with 100% accuracy, they got to move on to the next challenge! At the end, there was a Pot of Gold challenge which was a Milestones constructed response question about fractions. These challenge covered just about everything we have done since August and was a fun way to review! Once all challenges were complete, each child got a special Spring themed prize! I do encourage each child to bring their completed work home with them to help study for the test on Thursday and Friday!
Take a look at our kiddos in action!
Thank you families for coming to our APTT meeting and our Wax Museum today! We had such a blast and learned so much! I hope you enjoyed it as well! Pictures are coming soon!
If you did not make it to the APTT meeting, please fill out the form in your child’s Wednesday folder so we can make it up!
Have a great rest of the week and enjoy this clip of our students getting PUMPED up about the GA Milestones Assessment starting on Monday, April 3, 2017!
Dear Families and Friends,
This year we have buddied up with Mrs. Brook’s kindergarten class for a reading and writing partnership. Each Friday we visit them and help with reading or writing skills! We have written poems, done some estimation, read books, and had a great time! We want to thank them for inviting us each week and I just wanted to share some book buddy love! The kids get so excited each week that we get to go see them! Check out some photos of our sweet Kinder friends! We love our book buddies!
Also, check out SeeSaw to see the rainbow poem and drawing we did last week for St. Patrick’s Day!
Thanks Mrs. Brooks!
Hello families! Check out how we spent our St. Patrick’s Day learning!
Friday was St. Patrick’s day and we began our day with some fun filled Lucky Graphing! Students had to look through their baggies of Lucky Charms and graph the frequency of the marshmallows. This ties into our graphing standard for making bar graphs and answering questions, and the best part, of course, was being able to eat the Lucky Charms when we were done!
To tie into science, we had a STEAM Challenge (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). Students had to do research on the computer about what a catapult was, what kind of simple machine it was, and then work together to build a catapult and fire a Lucky Charm the length of the Rainbow (our Pride Stick). Students were allowed to use 6 rubber bands, 10 popsicle sticks (various sizes), one clothes pin, and any three items from their desks to make their catapults. They had some very interesting designs and really got creative with the supplies they hand on hand.
Students had to build and rebuild if their design did not work the first time. The students who met the challenge got to have a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
Check out some of the videos of our catapults!
In the end, I was SO proud of my little engineers! The one group who did not make it originally, go to go back and rebuild their catapult and try for a second time so in the end, each group was successful in building their catapults! Ask your child about what they learned!
Have fun learning,
We have been doing some really cool stuff here lately! One of our latest adventures was with a virtual reality field trip! Students got to experience The Great Depression first hand! In third grade we study Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt, so we got to see images of the Dust Bowl, soup kitchens and bread lines, as well as the impact on many families during this time (living in Hoovervilles).
After that, we got to explore the facets of WWII. The students were amazed at the airplanes and the attack on Pearl Harbor. They also got to see images of Victory Gardens and rations of soldiers when they were at war.
Please click the link to view some of the student’s comments on what they thought of our virtual field trip!
Since no one else signed up for the VR headsets, we got a little lucky and got to take yet another field trip during our ELT time! We did a science preview of fossils! We will begin studying fossils later in the quarter after we introduce rocks and minerals. Students got to walk through the process of how a dinosaur goes from a living, breathing creature, and turns into a fossil!
We are so blessed to have had this opportunity and have it tie into so many standards!
Check out our pics!