February 3rd: Online Kindergarten Enrollment Opens
February 3rd-12th: Lunch for Break Food Drive
February 14th: Friendship Day
February 17-21: Mid-Winter Break ~ No School for all
February 26th: Crazy Sock Day!
March 6th: Popcorn Friday!
March 18th: Report Cards go Live at 4 pm
Our Classroom Wish List
If you would like to contribute to our classroom, we are in need of:
1. Headphones for your child to use while working on the computer.
(Email is the best way to contact me.)
I will do my best to get back to you the same day, but I have a policy that I will get back to you within 48 work hours.
If you have an emergency, call the office and they will contact our classroom. 425-837-6300.
Music - Mr. Morrow - Mondays and Fridays
P.E. - Mrs. Jackson - Tuesdays and Thursday
Here is a link to Mrs. Jackson's Blog/Newsletter:
Library - Mrs. Guillen - Thursdays
All content and skills covered are based on the Common Core State Standards and the district's scope and sequence.
Social Studies: This week we will work on wrapping up our unit on Notable Americans by compiling all of our information into biography report. We will celebrate our hard work on Friday with a gallery walk and share with families on Seesaw. When we return from Mid-Winter Break we will begin our Geography unit.
Reading: In reading this week we will move into focusing on asking questions while we read informational texts. This will allow us to continue our work in non-fiction as we wrap up and show our thinking about our notable Americans. As we focus on asking questions, we will learn how to find specific evidence in a text to support our thinking. When we return from break we will continue this work as we move into clearly communicating our thinking about our reading.
Math: This week we will we continue our work in module 4: Area and Multiplication. Students will take the mid-module assessment on Monday. Then we will focus on breaking large shapes into smaller rectangles to find the area of the large shape, finding all the different types of rectangles when given a specific area, and working on multi-step word problems that involve area. When we return from Mid-Winter Break we will continue working on breaking large areas into smaller rectangles to find the overall area and complete the module by the end of the month.
Writing: This week we are working publishing our informational books. Monday we will complete our final drafts. Tuesday we will work on our covers and fully publish our books. Wednesday we will celebrate our hard work as a class. Thursday students will take the end of unit assessment. When we return from break we will begin our opinion unit.
Word Study: This week we will continue groups based on the spelling inventory we completed. On your child's first day of word study, look for their words to come home. You are welcome to use these to help with writing, discuss the spelling patterns with your child, or use them as a guide to know what your child is working on in class.
Second Step Curriculum:
SSP3 FAMI LY73 = Third Grade
Brain Pop: http://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=brainpop&safe=active
Brain Pop Jr.: http://www.brainpopjr.com/
Tumble Books: http://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f
http://clever.com/in/issaquah - Clever
Use your child's Clever Login to access Zearn to practice math skills.
Issaquah School District Webpage:
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
9 :10am Students are let in
9:15am School Begins
9:10am Students are let in
It’s Time to Register for 2020-21 Kindergarten
If your child will be 5 on or before August 31, 2020, it is time to register for Kindergarten!
Stop by the Clark office between 8:00AM – 4:00PM Monday – Friday to pick up a registration packet.
Online Kindergarten Enrollment opens on Monday, February 3.
Go to :https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/district/departments/elementary/Kregistration
After you have completed the online application, bring your required documents to Clark on either February 6th or 7th between 8:00AM- 4:00PM
to complete the registration process.
LUNCH FOR THE BREAK FOOD DRIVE February 3 - 12
School breaks should be exciting. For some, no school means not enough food. Lunch for the Break ensures all ISD kids have enough to eat, even when school's out. Each grade is responsible for gather the following for the drive:
If you would like to contribute, but are not able to donate food, please consider making a financial contribution to help purchase perishables. Each box costs $55 to fill, pack, deliver. For every $3.75 donated an item will be added to your child's grade tally.
February 12, 2020 is the last day to donate. Your donations directly impact families experiencing food insecurity in our community. Visit Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank for more information.
Volunteers are also needed for gathering and delivering goods to Our Savior's Lutheran Church on Wednesday, February 12, at the end of school. SIGN UP HERE TO VOLUNTEER.
The grade that brings in the most items wins a popcorn party!
Friendship Day in Room 309 - February 14th!
Our class Friendship Day will be on Friday, February 14th. On this day we will focus on what it means to be a good friend with a variety of activities. One activity we will do is to decorate bags and pass out friendship cards. If you choose to send in cards, please make sure you have one for every student. To help with time, please have your child sign each card, but leave other student's names off. This will allow for students to quickly pass out cards. If you choose to send cards with candy, please know that students will not be eating the candy at school. One of our key goals is to keep all students safe. We are asking students to take their cards and candy home so parents can make the decision.
If you need any materials to make your own cards, please let us know as we are happy to help provide materials.
Thank you for your support in helping us celebrate this special day in a safe way.
Crazy Sock Day - February 26th!
February 26th is our Student Councils next spirit day! Come to school wearing your craziest socks!
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING Learn about volunteering, where your donations go, upcoming events and more at the next PTA General Membership Meeting on February 27 at 6:30PM. Also, want to be on the PTA board? More on nominations for the next year will be discussed.
School Wide Headphone Donations:
We are in need of headphones for our students. If you have any headphones or earbuds that you are no longer using, please donate them to Clark. We will be disinfecting any donations and getting them into our classrooms to support students and use of technology. Please drop of any donations to the office.
ART WALK COMING SOON Plans are in the works to bring our first ever Art Walk to Clark Elementary! If you are interested in helping with this event or would like to share your own artwork (play music, drawings, sculptures, and more) email email@example.com.
MISSOULA CHILDREN'S THEATER Our next production from the Missoula Children's Theater is returning to Clark from March 23 - 28 with the production of Peter & Wendy. Students from all grades can participate in speaking, non-speaking, or behind the scene parts. Keep an eye out for more info. Email us with any questions.
Volunteer On-line Clearance
In order to volunteer or join in a classroom event, chaperone a field trip, Dads at Recess, etc., you must fill out the volunteer application on-line. This application needs to be done every school year. Please go to: http://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net/. Our parent volunteers are very important to us and we love to see you here!
A work in progress...
I am currently working on updating our page to share what is going on in our classroom and to provide helpful information as the year goes on. Keep checking in for more updates.
January's homework logs are due: Friday, February 28th.
Each month your child will have a math and reading homework log/calendar where he/she will record the number of minutes read. The logs support the work we are doing in class and are due at the end of each month. Aim for your child to do about 30 minutes of homework per night. However, I do understand that some days are busier than others and may be tougher to complete work. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Clever is on place you can go to login to your child's Zearn (math) and Quaver (music) accounts. You will only need to remember your child's Clever username and login. Once you are in Clever you will automatically be logged into both Zearn and Quaver.
If you forget your child's username and password, you can access this information in Family Access.
Homework logs are due at the end of each month. The homework log is a place for you to initial to verify that your child has completed their reading and math homework.
My goal is to make homework meaningful and an extension of what we are learning in class.
Reading - Each night your child is to read at least 20 minutes to practice and enhance the skills we are working on in class. This can include independent reading and/or reading with an adult. Remember, when your child reads independently, reading good-fit books that are not too hard or too easy is very important to help your child grow in reading.
Math - Each night your child should practice their math facts and review math concepts we have studied in class. This should be about 10 minutes. The average amount of time your 3rd grade child should be spending on homework each night is a total of 30 minutes.