Our field trip will on Thursday (weather permitting). We will leave by 9:00 and return at 2:00. Remember to bring a sack lunch and wear tennis shoes because we will be hiking in the morning.
Thursday will be the countdown to the last 10 days of school. Remember to practice your mixed facts! Our context will be on Thursday and our fluency fact sundaes will be on the 28th.
Times table contest
Ice cream sundaes for multiplication facts
Recess relays (10 extra minutes of recess for 3rd grade)
All day seat switch
Dining with teachers on the grass
End with field day and friends
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.
Also available for download are age appropriate booklists and a Reading Timer mobile app for timing and tracking reading minutes. You can register your child at: Scholastic Summer Challenge: Parents or I have my class registered and am sending home the usernames/passwords today. Use this link: http://www.scholastic.com/ups/campaigns/src-2013
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 review sheet came home yesterday for the Earth Materials Test. Feel free to review these concepts with your child:
- Sedimentary rock is formed in layers and has many fossils.
- You can decide the age of a rock layer by finding its position in a series of layers because the top layer is the youngest and the bottom layer is the oldest.
- Fossils are clues of past changes in the earth’s surface and climate. A seashell fossil found on land far from the ocean gives us a clue that the land was once under water.
- Examples of parts of organisms that become fossils are the bones, skull, shell or teeth.
- A mineral is a solid that forms naturally, is not alive, and has the same chemical make-up wherever it is found.
- Rocks are made up of at least two minerals.
- Minerals can be recognized by color, luster, texture, streak, and hardness.
- Rocks formed in layers and usually formed near water are called sedimentary.
- Rocks formed by changing materials under heat and pressure are called metamorphic.
- Rocks formed when melted rock (magma) is forced up from the Earth and cools are igneous.
- Rocks can change form from heat, pressure, and chemicals.
- Properties used when observing rocks are their color and size.
- Soil are small bits of crushed rock containing living or once living matter.
- Sand are rocks broken into smaller pieces by water, wind, and pressure.
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 .50 each. They are very excited about this project!
Also, the Team Spencer bracelets are still on sale ($2 for one).