Newsletter 10-11-19

Happy Friday Parents! Students really enjoyed celebrating our 50 Positive Poms on Thursday with extra recess and bringing a stuffed animal to school.  If your student did not get to bring theirs in Friday, they can bring it on Monday next week.  In religion this week, we studied each verse of the hymn How Great Thou Art.  Students chose a verse to illustrate, and these are so beautiful.  In writing, our third graders continued sharing their published pet opinion paragraphs, and are working on their second “free choice” opinion paragraph.  In reading this week, students were asking questions and searching for those answers within the text.  Students are recording the questions and answers on sticky notes and sharing their success with the class.  Students are also applying this reading strategy during our class novel read aloud, Buffalo Before Breakfast.  This week, we had fun turning and talking to discuss “What Would You Do?” with a partner.  Partners discussed if they would rather stay with Black Hawk and the Lakota tribe to attend school or would they return in the Tree House back to Frog Creek, PA.  Responses were very thoughtful and creative!  In Social Studies, students finished their Native American tribe research and started their poster projects

Congratulations to the Star Student of the Week:  Maddy Feeman

Our class has earned 25 Positive Poms!

Books we connected to our Student Learning Expectations:

Buffalo Before Breakfast – by Mary Pope Osbourne
The Legend of the Blue Bonnet –  by Tomie DePaola

Please email with any questions @ ctraywick@st-johnschool.org

A Look Ahead to Next Week: 10/14

Homework:  Read 20 minutes each night and complete daily practice on Homework planner.  Spelling Test will be Friday.

Religion:  Virtus lesson on touching safety

Math: Students will review the properties of addition and add 3-digit numbers with and without regrouping.

Social Studies: Next week, students will continue their posters that share information about Native American tribes.

Language Arts:  Students will have Read to Self time, continue studying Buffalo Before Breakfast and practice the skill of re-reading to locate key details in Read to Achieve non-fiction articles.

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, October 12th – Happy Birthday Charlotte!

Wednesday, October 16th – Mass (Wear Dress Uniform)

Thursday, October 17th – Vision and Hearing Testing & Progress Reports

Friday, October 18th – Jog-A-thon incentive free dress day

Tuesday, October 22nd – Picture Day

Monday, October 28th – Parent/Teacher Conferences  – 10am-8pm

Tuesday, October 29th – Late start 9:00am

Friday, November 1st – All Saints Mass (Wear Dress Uniform)

Friday, November 8th – Parent/Teacher Conferences – 8am-3pm