Homework packets are sent home in kid mail every Friday and due the following Friday.
Life Cycles Water and Weather PNW Natives Properties of Materials Pioneers
Dates To Remember:
OCTOBER15 5th Grade Camp Fundraiser Kick-off21 Picture Re-takesNOVEMBER7 Veterans Day Assembly18 3rd Grade Musical26 Report Cards Go Home27-28 Thanksgiving - No SchoolDECEMBER3-4 Student Conferences - No School
The first weeks of school are an important time to set precedent for the rest of the year. Please make sure your child arrives on time, well rested and after a good breakfast.
Health - we will spend some time on getting to know each other and learning ways to work together.
Writing - our first unit is Narrative Writing. Student will learn how to write about small moments. Small moments are tiny windows of time. For example, maybe you went to Disneyland. A small moment would be explaining one part of the trip. An example would be picking one moment like a ride, or eating an ice cream, or the airplane trip rather than a long list of all activities. I like to explain to the kids that it is like painting a picture of a certain small moment rather than writing a newspaper report about the whole trip. Please brainstorm with your student about all the different things they can write about. The more ideas they have, the easier it is. Practice talking about small moments at the dinner table. It's fun and challenging to try to stick to one topic.
Math:Unit 1, 2 and 3 will be used for Math grade on our Tri 1 Report Card. Students are practicing solving two step math problems. This is often quite difficult for third graders and this is the first time they see two step problems. You can help at home by making up some problems for the kids to solve in their daily life.
Example: If Johnny leaves the house at 12:45 and gets to his friend's house at 1:00, how long did it take him. Johnny has to be back home by 4:00. When will he have to leave? (hint, don't forget how long it takes to get back home)
Third grade has been practicing sequencing and summarizing skills. Putting a story in order helps the student come up with a summary of the text. Ask your student what they have learned about this important comprehension strategy.
We have finished out unit on Democracy. Our next unit will start after our report cards. It will be on the Pacific Northwest Natives.
Our first unit is a wonderful unit on Life Cycles. We use the Salmon of course to illustrate these concepts with a trip to the Salmon Hatchery.
Instructions for Parents Paying Online
Go to the Challenger website:
Click on Pay Online.
Your user name is your Family Access username.
Your password is your last name. (Note: the username and password are case sensitive.)
Click on your child's name.
You should see a RED notification that your child has unpaid fines/fees.
Click on Pay.
Click on the Select box.
Click on Pay Selected Fines/Fees.
Click on Checkout.
Follow the check-out steps.
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