The Scholastic Summer Challenge is a free online reading program dedicated to stopping the “Summer Slide” and encouraging kids to read more books this summer. The Summer Challenge invites kids to log the minutes they spend reading as they Read for the World Record. This is a fun and easy way to have your child read this summer, earning digital rewards and participating in weekly challenges.
We have so many children with allergies in the room and are going through approximately 3 boxes of Kleenex per week. If possible, could you send in a box of Kleenex to help us out? We are officially out. Thanks for your help!
A note will be coming home today about our end of the year field trip on May 30th. We will begin our adventure at Pigeon Creek Park and end with lunch at Tunnel Park. Please take a moment to read the note to see if you will be able to join us. You will need to drive separately as we do not have enough room on the bus for chaperones.
Samantha and Paige will be selling cookies tomorrow to our class only to raise money for the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital through Girls On The Run. The cost is .50each. They are very excited about this project!
Also, the Team Spencer bracelets are still on sale ($2 for one).
We do not have homework this evening. Enjoy the sunshine this evening! We will be wrapping up our mini unit on rounding by the end of this week. In addition to rounding, we are reviewing multiple step addition and subtraction word problems. These can be a bit tricky at times.
Your child is bringing home math homework tonight (and probably everyday next week). We have finished the required units for 3rd grade. We are now revisiting specific lessons within our new math book. These are quick and I want to make sure that the children are understanding the material. If they are struggling with the homework, please write a note at the top and I will work with him/her in a small group setting the following morning.
Our class is full of some amazing spellers, therefore one day a week they are working with high school students learning Spanish. We are fortunate to have this opportunity and are grateful that the high schoolers are willing to share their time and talent with us. Here are a few clips from our groups to update you on what they are learning.
We have been studying public issues. One public issue that Michigan faces is the issue of wind farms being built in the Great Lakes. We have discussed this issue in class and the different points of view. Please share your view on this issue with your child and give one reason why.