Newsletter 10-4-19

Hooray for another great week! This week third graders did awesome with MAP testing, and everyone was responsible and kind.  In religion this week, we studied the Apostle’s Creed and the first three of the Ten Commandments.  Our third graders also shared their published pet opinion paragraphs, which were very convincing!  The illustrations also really grabbed our readers’ attentions.  In reading this week, we focused on asking questions before, during and after we read.  We also made great predictions as we are glued to our historical fiction text, Buffalo Before Breakfast.  Students will also continue working on answering chapter comprehension questions with a partner.  In Social Studies, students researched their Native American tribe using non-fiction texts and chrome books.  And…we had an awesome innaugural field trip to visit Tillicum Village on Blake Island!  Upon our return today, we shared totem pole designs and had time to reflect on the highlights through journal writing.  Enjoy the pictures! I will upload more from the trip as they come my way.

Congratulations to the Star Student of the Week:  Hudson Freeland

Our class earned 50 Positive Poms!  We are working our way to another 50, with only 21 to go! ***On Thursday, October 10, Students can bring in their favorite stuffed animal (must fit in backpack) to school and will have extra recess time.

Books we connected to our Student Learning Expectations:

Buffalo Before Breakfast – by Mary Pope Osbourne
Turquoise Boy: A Navajo Legend –  by Terri Cohleen

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

A Look Ahead to Next Week: 10/7

Homework:  Parents please review, sign and return the Touching Safety form by Monday, October 14th.  Check daily Homework in planner. Spelling Test will be on Thursday, October 10th (no school Friday).

Religion: We will study How Great Thou Art and students will write an acrostic poem with the word GREAT to describe God.  Also, we will have our 3rd grade CLASS MASS on Wed. 10/9/19 at 8:30am. Parents are welcome to attend!

Math: Students will be adding 3-digit numbers with and without regrouping.

Social Studies: Next week, students will continue researching and writing 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 in non-fiction articles.   Students will finish gathering information from print and digital sources on their Native American tribe and make a draft/sketch about how they want to organize their information and illustrations on their poster.   Students will then create their own poster using materials provided at school.  They are welcome to bring in additional materials for their presentations.

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, October 6th – Endowment Dinner Hip Hop & Lobster

Wednesday, October 9th – 3rd grade’s Class Mass

Tuesday, October 10th – Class Pom Celebration! Bring a stuffed animal

Friday, October 11th – No School

Saturday, October 12th – Happy Birthday Charlotte!

Wednesday, October 16th – Mass (Dress Uniform)

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

Friday, October 18th – Jog-A-thon incentive 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 (Dress Uniform)

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