Newsletter 11-8-19

Hello 3rd Grade Families!  Thank you for all of your support in making this an awesome week!  I am looking forward to seeing some of you and your children tomorrow, Friday 11/8 at conferences! Remember, next week, we will not have school on Monday, 11/11 – Happy Veteran’s Day!  We aim to collect all student Comfort Kits before we have Thanksgiving Break.

Students delivered their 6th grade buddy letters this week, and we also wrote thank you letters to 8th graders.  The purpose of this letter was to thank them for all of their hard work in putting on an amazingly fun Halloween Carnival! In Reading this week, students began reading The BFG by Roald Dahl with a partner.   In Social Studies, students discussed the meaning of Veteran’s Day and how we can celebrate.   Also, students presented more Native American projects to their classmates. In Math, students were multiplying using the repeated addition strategy as well and drawing equal groups to represent a multiplication sentence.  In Science, students identified pushes and pulls in an outdoor lab and learned about how weak and strong forces can produce different motion/results.

Food Drive + Helping the Homeless are happening right now!  We have collection boxes in our room. Thank you to all who have participated.

Congratulations to the Star Student of the Week:  Sophie Kane-Yi

We have earned 25 Positive Poms!  25 more to go.

Books connected to our Student Learning Expectations:

The BFG by Roald Dahl  

More on the Roald Dahl’s books here…https://www.roalddahl.com/home/kids

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

A Look Ahead to Next Week: 11/4

Homework:  Bring in Comfort Kits, Permission form signed for the 11/26 Walk to the Post Office Class Field Trip. Math Multiplication HW due Tuesday 11/12. Read 20 minutes each night and complete daily practice on Homework planner Tues-Thrs.

Library:   Please return any overdue library books so our readers can continue to check out and enjoy new books.

Math: Students will continue learning multiplication strategies.  Next week, we will focus on solving multiplication through arrays.  We will also be able to arrange equal groups in ROWS and COLUMNS.  Students will create a city array!

Science: We will continue our science unit on FORCES.

Language Arts:  Students will continue the Book Study on The BFG by Roald Dahl.  They will also have Read to Achieve time.

Upcoming Events:

Happy Birthday to You!   Mae – November 11th & Mia – November 30th

Friday, November 8 – School not in session Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences, 8:00am-3:00pm

Monday, November 11 – School not in session, Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 19 – SAVE THE DATE
St. John Families Help the Homeless, A Night of Education and Service, Egan Hall, 6:30-8pm

Wednesday, November 20 – School Make-up Portrait Day and 8:30am will be our Class Mass! Parents we hope you will join us.

Thursday, November 21 – Grandparents’ Day —— NO Hot Lunch &                                            DRESS UNIFORM

Monday, November 25 – 8:30am will be 3rd & 6th Grade Mass GENEROSITY

Wednesday – Friday November 27, 28, 29 – Thanksgiving Break