Report cards for the first trimester will be coming home in your child’s backpack. Please look it over with your child and discuss all of the growth and development. The Growth Mindset ideas come to mind when seeing how much the students have learned these last three months in the 3rd grade. “I can do difficult things. Feedback helps me improve. I don’t quit until it’s my best work.” are all concepts used in a growth mindset classroom. Your children should be very proud of themselves. Please return the signed report card and the envelope. You keep one copy of the report card for yourself.
Scholastic book orders are due by Thursday, November 30th. Please remember to let me know if this is a Christmas present so that I can have you pick up the order from the classroom.
Last week the 3rd grade invited their pre-k buddies upstairs to the classroom. As part of our Achieve 3000 reading celebration, the students read and drew pictures with their little buddies. Thank you to the families that contributed juice, cupcakes, popcorn and rice crispy treats for the celebration.
The play Ada’s Violin, by Book It Theater, was a big hit last Tuesday. The students were touched by the true story of poor recyclers who create beautiful music from homemade instruments. On Wednesday the students will make instruments of their own. Stay tuned.
The students are beginning a weather unit in Science. They will be recording, graphing and learning all about the weather on the 7 continents. The students will create a rain gauge, a weather book and learn about the tools of a meteorologist. This is an especially good time of year to study weather in Seattle!
Math finds the students completing subtraction skills and beginning to investigate multiplication. Please continue to practice subtraction and addition math facts 1-20 so that they are known by heart. This skill will help tremendously when we begin memorizing multiplication facts.
Thank you for all of your continued teamwork and support. I appreciate all that you do for your child, the classroom and me.
God Bless! Look who visited St. John today!