Thank you to everyone for making ASPIRE testing this past week a success. Thank you for making sure students had a good night’s sleep, ate a good breakfast, and be on-time for school. Everyone did their best and tried their hardest, that is all we ask. We even got to enjoy some extra recess and free time after testing!
Great Poetry Race Winners, Week 1
And the WINNERS are….
Mrs. Cummings’ Homeroom
1st Place – Connor Murphy – reading the poem 63 times
2nd Place – Danny Hesburgh – reading the poem 55 times
Ms. Schneke’s Homeroom
1st Place – Avorie Murphy – reading the poem 27 times
2nd Place – Molly King – reading the poem 23 times
Remember, new poems came out on Monday and students have from Monday to Monday to read. Students are expected to read to at least each member of their family. We had several kids reading the poem 20+ times, but then some that read it only the 3 times from class. The purpose of this activity is fun, but also fluency practice. The more times this poem is read, the better!
On Monday all 3rd grade students had the opportunity to participate in Reconciliation. During the school day we prepared students and reviewed this sacrament. This was great time for students to reflect on how they are leading their lives according to Jesus’ teachings.
Third grade took full advantage of the beautiful, spring-like weather on Monday. During literacy time we headed outdoors for silent reading time. The kids loved being outside and soaking up a little extra vitamin D.
Investigating the Weather
Students have been working hard on their “Investigating the Weather” project at school. We have looked up, charted and graphed four different weeks for Chicago. Students have also begun looking up and charting weather for their own chosen cities. In class we have learned about longitude & latitude as well as generalizations. All the pieces are slowly coming together. Students will bring home all of their class work and research on Thursday, April 18th. If students have been using their time wisely, they should very little left to do at home. We are hoping each child will only have to find, print and color a map, complete writing their paragraphs from the sentence starters and put everything together on a poster. These posters are due back in school on Tuesday, April 30th.
Mrs. Sawyer and Ms. Taubensee are offering a drawing workshop by best selling author/illustrator Nathan Hale. Please look at the attached flyer for details. Deadline is Wednesday, April 17th.
April 17th – Meet, Greet & Draw with Nathan Hale application due, if participating
April 19th – No School – Good Friday
April 22nd – No School – Easter Monday
April 23rd – 24th – No School
April 30th – Investigating the Weather Project DUE
May 6th – 8th grade Pizza Day
May 8th – Box Top Dress Down Day
May 27th – No School – Memorial Day
May 29th – May/June/July Birthday Celebration