On Monday, March 18th, 3rd grade has a very exciting field trip planned to aid in our social studies learning. We will leave SFX around 8:30 and head to The Grove in Glenview. At The Grove we will participate in the “Schoolhouse” program. This program will aid us in our upcoming WIlmette unit. We will travel back in time to a school day in 1856 at The Grove’s reconstructed one room schoolhouse. A costumed schoolmarm or schoolmaster will lead our “scholars” through geography, history, spelling, and math lessons. Activities may include reading from McGuffey Readers, writing on slate boards, and/or using quill pens. Recess will be in the schoolyard and will feature pioneer toys and old time games. At the conclusion of the program, we will enjoy a picnic lunch outdoors.
At noon, we will head to Wagner Farm to take part in the “From Farm to Table” program. This will be a great culminating event to wrap up our economics unit. We will learn about where the food on our dinner table comes from? Did people a long time ago get food the same way we do today? This program introduces students to Glenview’s food producers and merchants in the 1930′s. Children will meet a dairy farmer and a local grocer and learn the difference between goods and services, as well as how items were produced and bought. Students will work together to figure out how to acquire the goods they need in order to get supper on the table. We then plan to return to SFX around 2:15.
Students are asked to come dressed in their SFX uniform with appropriate layers for the day. The programs will be held both inside and outside. Students will also need to bring a lunch from home which will be eaten outdoors, picnic style.
This trip will cost $29.25 for each child and chaperone. This fee will cover the programs at both The Grove and Wagner Farm as well as the bus. If you would like to chaperone, please indicate so on the permission slip. We can only take one chaperone per class. We will draw one lucky winner from each homeroom. The chaperones are asked to ride the bus with us on the day of the trip and will also be asked to pay the $29.25 fee.
This will be a fun packed day!
This week students created a house using a series of division questions. For example, the number of doors on each house was found by dividing his/her age by the number of years he/she has attended SFX. The kids had some very interesting houses! Check out their designs next week during conferences!
March 4th – Pizza Day
March 6th – Mass led by Ms. Schnecke’s Class (Ash Wednesday)
March 6th – NOT a Box Top Dress Down Day due to Ash Wednesday Mass
March 7th / 8th – Noon Dismissal for Spring Conferences
March 13th – Poetry Pals, hosted at SFX
March 14th – Family Reading Night, SFX 6:30-7:30
March 15th – Grandparents Day
March 18th – Field Trip to The Grove and Wagner Farm
March 20th – Birthday Celebration
March 25th – 29th – Spring Break