Great Poetry Race Winners, Week 2
And the WINNERS are….
Mrs. Cummings’ Homeroom
1st Place – George Hickey – reading the poem 49 times
2nd Place – Elizabeth Smith – reading the poem 32 times
Ms. Schnecke’s Homeroom
1st Place – Nora Gunnill – reading the poem 60 times
2nd Place – Molly King – reading the poem 38 times
Remember, new poems come 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.
Since we do not have school on Monday, April 22nd, students will bring home their new poem, Spring Showers, on Thursday for the week of April 22nd – April 29th. Ickle Me, Pickle Me will be collected on Thursday, April 25 and Spring Showers will be collected on Monday, April 29.
We have had quite a few things to learn during religion this past week. We took a close look at Palm Sunday, reading the gospel together and taking time to discuss what it means. We then made palms in celebration. As a class we learned about Triduum (three days in Latin), the shortest season in the liturgical calendar, of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. We discussed the Last Supper, Jesus’ trial, carrying His cross, His crucification, and His death. We then celebrated His Resurrection on Thursday (with help from our AMAZING Room Moms) by dying Easter eggs! Check your child’s folder for a sheet on Easter celebration tips.
We also read about St. Faustina and Divine Mercy, which is the second Sunday of Easter. The chaplet of Divine Mercy can be prayed on a rosary. We made our own decade of beads and learned the prayers. Ask your child to teach you how to pray!
Investigating the Weather
Students have worked hard on their “Investigating the Weather” project at school. They had time to look up, chart and graph four different weeks of Chicago weather as well as their own chosen cities. During class students were also given time to research their city using a packet of questions.
Students brought 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.
This week went golfing! Students used dice to roll fractions and then make comparisons, trying to beat par. It was fun to used our new learned skills in a “real life” situation.
This week in math we started looking at measurement. Students learned how to measure to the nearest inch as well as half inch. We also worked with converting inches to feet and yards. Over the Easter break, have some measurement fun! Let your child use a tape measure, yard stick, fabric tape measure or ruler to measure objects around the house. Feel free to connect the measurements to either area or perimeter.
Our final social studies unit for 3rd grade will be Wilmette History. We will begin this unit with a KWL chart. We use this chart to find out what the students already KNOW and WHAT they want to learn. We will end this unit, in a few weeks, by writing out what they LEARNED. This is a fun unit in which we will make a timeline as a class dating back to the ice age! We will also take a walking field trip to the Wilmette History Museum on Ridge Road.
Enjoy your Easter break! We can’t wait to see everyone back at school on Thursday, April 25th!
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 2nd – Ch. 13 Math test
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