Here are a few pictures from yesterday's math lesson and today's bowling trip! We had a great time. Thanks to Lighthouse Lanes for letting all 62 of our 3rd graders come bowl...at once! :)
(Sorry the bowling pictures are a little hard to see. They got to glow bowl!) Just click on the link below.
A few pictures from today's Famous Scientist and Inventor Living Museum. The third grade worked very hard and today, it showed! We are all very proud of what they produced!
The last few days have been a whirlwind! The third graders have been working so hard on their famous scientist and inventor projects. Today we spent a lot of time, hard work, and maybe some silent tears(from the students and teachers) with trying to string together our boards. But they have turned out just wonderful.
Tomorrow is our Living Museum. It will be approximately at 9:30 am after our Tiger Pride Assembly for the month. We hope to see you there and come learn about all of the famous scientists and inventors that we have been researching!
Tomorrow is also an early out. Students will be dismissed at 12:30 tomorrow for teacher professional development.
IF you have not already, please send in your permission slip and $5.00 for our MAP celebration on Tuesday. Our third graders will be bowling at Lighthouse Lanes. Students will need a sack lunch from home or to purchase one from school. We will leave at approximately 8:45 and return by 12:00.
YAHOO! Your students survived their first year of MAP testing and they did a fabulous job! I am very proud of them and the effort they showed during the test. Now that MAP is finished, we will go back to a somewhat normal schedule.
Next week, we will wrap up our Famous Scientist and Inventor projects. You are invited to attend the annual third grade scientist and inventor living museum. This will be held on Friday, April 27 at approximately 9:30 am. This is an early dismissal day and we will start the day with our monthly Tiger Pride Assembly at 8:45. As soon as the assembly is over students will be given an opportunity to gather any props or costumes they have and prepare for the museum. The museum will last approximately 30 minutes. Students do not have to go to great lengths for costumes or props. Mrs. Hillenburg's daughter did her report on Jane Goodall when she was in elementary school and simply carried a stuffed monkey. Ben Franklin may only have an old pair of wire rimmed glasses. School will dismiss that day at 12:30.
FOR NEXT WEEK: Please send an adult, plastic hanger to use for the projects by Monday!
Spelling will also resume as usual next week. We will start back with Unit 28.
I think that is all the news for next week. Be sure to send in your volunteer sheet for the Carnival. Our room will be doing Wii games and need parents to volunteer. You do not have to work the entire night! Send your sheets in or contact Rebekah Brymer.
Have a wonderful weekend
You should be so proud of your students! They have done a wonderful job at taking the Big Bad MAP this week! They have been cheered on by the entire school, visited by the Great Miller-ini, and relieved test anxiety on test mornings by busting a move in the gym.
Next week, we will tackle the math portion. You can review by doing practice with telling time on an analog clock, subtraction and addition practice, multiplication facts, and problems involving money. Still try to practice the healthy habits that have been mentioned over and over.
I am asking for one person to donate a case of water for the students to have for Wednesday and Thursday. I brought a case this week, but we will need a case for next week. We have 20 students and can/will use the bottles for both days. Please email or call if you are interested so we don't accidentally get more than needed!
Be sure to return any Lifetouch pictures or picture money. THESE ARE NOT FREE. But, you may purchase what you wish to keep and send the rest back with your child to school.
Last week, a letter was sent home from our homeroom mom to sign up to volunteer for the carnival. If you could, please fill those out and send them back to school as well.
I think that is all for now. Like this week, there will be NO NEW SPELLING WORDS for this week. We are on break for the weeks we test! Have a great weekend!
The MAP is finally upon us. We have been preparing all year and recently, have been working on practice tests, stratagies, and stamina. They seem very ready and I have no doubt that they will rock this test.
Next week, be sure your child arrives ON TIME. The Great Miller-ini will be coming around to classrooms to pass out supplies starting at 8:20. This is a fun little tradition that Principal Miller does. I am new to this and I am excited to see her grace us with her wizard skills each testing day and I'm sure this is something your child won't want to miss! (A perk of taking the MAP test!)
As a class, we have talked about making good habits this week to prepare. getting enough sleep (8-10 hours) and starting to practice this BEFORE Tuesday night. Make sure your child is getting enough sleep on a good sleep schedule, up in time to have a good, healthy breakfast, and leaving the house with a positive attitude! Children often play off of other emotions around them so keeping up beat and conveying the message of "Doing your best!" will be great motivators for the next couple of weeks.
We will test in the mornings (April 11-12th and 18th-19th), so if appointments are absolutely neccesary in the next two weeks, please schedule them for the afternoon hours.
I think that is it for today! Have a wonderful Easter Weekend! Play, rest, and start practicing those good habits! REMEMBER: NO SCHOOL TOMORROW (Friday, April 6th or Monday, April 9th)
It's hard to believe it's April...and how NICE it is! I hope eveyone has enjoyed some outdoor time! The class temperature varying quite a bit right now. When the air is running, it's freezing. When it's not running, it's very humid. I have talked to the class about layers and putting on and shedding a layer when needed.
MAP begins next week. We will test the 11th-12th and 18th-19th. We will kick off our testing week with a MAP Assembly for the students next Tuesday. There are things that you can be doing this week to help be prepared for the next two weeks:
*Make a habit of going to bed at a decent time. This means your child gets a full 8 hours of sleep and isn't rushed when waking up in the morning.
*Make a habit of eating a good, HEALTHY breakfast! As much as I like Coco Puffs, they won't provide the energy needed for the days we test. Eggs, toast, oatmeal, fresh fruit are all good choices for a high energy, low sugar breakfast!
*Good attitudes! I have talked to the students numerous times about having a good attitude daily, and especially during the test. If they think they can't, they won't.
* And being here on time! Let students get settled and feel prepared instead of rushing in. Once we start testing for the day, a student will not be allowed to come in the room until we are done with that portion for the day. So schedule all appointments and late drop offs around our testing dates.
Today we started writing our reports for our famous scientists and inventor project. We will continue to work on these in class for the next couple of weeks.
I think that is all for right now. Remember, NO SCHOOL this Friday or the following Monday (April 6th-9th).
Have a great week!
Mrs. Letterman is a third grade teacher at Willard East. This is her 8th year in Willard, but her 10th year to teach third grade!