We would like to wish all of our families a Merry Christmas. We hope you all have a peaceful and relaxing break, full of love and quality family time.
On Wednesday we visited Solomon Schechter Day School with Poetry Pals. The students enjoyed meeting their new friends. The fan gear they wore was amazing and definitely started the conversations. On our trip we wrote group poems about where we come from. These poems turned out great and really gave each child a voice. We also had the opportunity to tour their holy space. We were able to hear a short talk from their Rabbi and got to see their holy book, the Torah. The jewish children then became tour guides and showed us around answering all of our questions. Our students were very interested in the Hebrew language, how it sounded and how it was written.
This week we presented our in class social studies projects about the branches of government. The projects were FANTASTIC! These kids were so creative in their presentation of the material.
We know that you have a lot of activities planned for the upcoming two weeks, but we strongly urge you to continue a reading routine at home with your child. Our students have made great strides in reading and we do not want them to regress over the two week break. Remember that reading can look different when everyone has extra time. You can snuggle and read before bed, have your student read to a family member or even read on a long car/plane ride.
Last week students created math review games and this week they had a chance to play! We had some very creative and fun games with lots of crazy rules.
When students return on Monday, January 7th, we will begin multiplication. We will start slow, teaching students exactly what is multiplication. We will show students how to draw multiplication problems, what and how to use an arrays as well as repeated addition. We will also begin memorizing multiplication facts. It is expected for third graders to know their 1-10 multiplication facts for speed and accuracy by the end of the unit. If you wish to start looking at multiplication over the break, feel free to visit IXL.
Follow The Star
Follow The Star was a success! 3rd grade was fortunate enough to be in the front so we were able to see, hear and sing! Be sure to look for more pictures on the school social media.
January 7th – Return from Christmas Break
January 7th – Pizza Day
January 9th – Box Top Dress Down Day
January 21st – No School, MLK Day
January 22nd – 3rd Quarter Starts
January 23rd – Birthday Celebration
January 28th – February 1st – Catholic Schools Week
February 6th – Box Top Dress Down Day
February 11th – Pizza Day
February 13th – Poetry Pals Field Trip to Islamic Foundation School
February 18th – No School, President’s Day
February 20th – Birthday Celebration