Field Trip: Our third grade students will have the opportunity to visit Wonderworks in Orlando on Tuesday, April 19th. We know that they will enjoy a day full of hands on learning experiences. We will be departing the Intermediate Center at 8:15am and will be returning to the Intermediate Center by 4pm; therefore, your child will need to be picked up or be placed in aftercare at that time. The cost of the trip will be $32.50 for students and includes admission, lunch, and charter bus transportation. Payment and consent form are due no later than March 7th.
Cursive Spelling HW: The students are starting to transition from working solely in their handwriting workbooks for cursive into writing in cursive during our spelling homework. The week of 2/8-2/12, spelling homework will consist of spelling words #1-10 being done 2 times in print and 1 time in cursive, while spelling words #11-20 done 3 times in print. As the students get more familiar with cursive, we will add more words to be done in cursive with the end result being all 20 spelling words being done 2 times in print and 1 time in cursive. In the fourth 9 weeks, the expectation will be 1 time in print and 2 times in cursive.
Multiplication Facts: In math we are working on multiplication. We will learn multiplication in our daily lesson, but also work on memorizing multiplication facts. The week of Feb. 8th, we will start working on multiples of 9. On Friday, 2/12/16, students will be tested for 1 1/2 minutes. The next week, 2/15-2/19, we will continue multiplication by 9, but the test will be for 1 minute. We will continue this pattern until all facts are mastered.
Connect ED: Please use the ConnectED website to help your child with their reading and social studies skills. This site has the student book available, as well as videos and interactive games to help your child. Use your child's username and password that was typed on a label and placed in their agenda planner. The website to log on to is: http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/connected/login.do
Think Central: Please use the Think Central website to help your child with their math and science skills. This site has the student book available to view, as well as destination math and mega math. These programs review the skills taught in class. Use your child's username and password that was typed on a label and placed in their agenda planner. The website to log on to is: www.thinkcentral.com
Spelling City: Spelling City can be used at your child's pace, for extra practice mastering the spelling words assigned each week. Transform any word list into a fun activity. Choose from over 30 learning games. They'll have so much fun, they won't even realize they're learning! http://www.spellingcity.com/mildelfin/
Box Tops for Education: Our class is collecting Box Tops for Education and could really use your support. Just look for the Box Tops logo on hundreds of grocery and household product, clip the label, and send them in to our classroom. We are trying to earn "free" money for our school (each label is worth 10 cents). So before you throw away any of your used items, please check to see if there is a box top label you can clip for our class. Thank you in advance for your support!
The following is a brief summary of the skills and information we will be studying the month of February.
LANGUAGE ARTS: Point of View, Summarizing, Root Words, Homographs
MATH:Time, Length, Liquid Volume, and Mass, Perimeter and Area, Multiplication Facts
SCIENCE: Properties of Matter
SOCIAL STUDIES: The Geography of North America and the Caribbean
Dates to Remember:
February 10th: Last Day to Submit Slip, Volunteer Application, & Copy of Driver's License to be Considered for Chaperone Drawing
February 11th: Chaperone Drawing
February 15th: No School - President's Day!
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - William Butler Yeats