September 6, 2019 – 3rd Grade Teacher’s Notes
We are well into our reading novel for this quarter, The Trouble with Chickens or TTWC for short.
Things are starting to get mysterious as we start to find out what has happened to the two missing chickens. It is up to J.J Tully, a retired search and rescue dog, to sniff out the hints and help the mama chick, Moosh, find her lost chicks. We are now on an adventure with J.J. to figure out what happened to the chicks.
Math: Students took their first math test this week. Overall, students did a nice job especially since it was their first test with a new math curriculum. We will start a new unit and learn about number sense: adding and subtracting whole numbers.
Science: Students learned the importance of using graphs and collecting data. Students also got to explore the many tools scientists use to help solve their investigations.
The Unit four spelling test and memory 3 assessment for Proverbs 3:5-6 will be on Friday, September 13th, 2019.
Other important news
Our focus this week for grit/growth mindset has been on communication. Communicating our ideas, needs, wants, etc. is very important in any given relationship.
It is valuable for students to know how to use their words to express their feelings to other people.
We will continue to talk and practice communication throughout the next few weeks.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.”
Extra curricular activities
Many students in our 3rd grade class are involved in activities outside of school. I love that they are exposed to different events or activities whether it would be volleyball or art club.
I grew up playing volleyball, basketball, softball, and track and field. I was more involved with music (guitar lessons) in high school and into college.I realize how busy life can get, but I think it is important to be involved in something else. I’ve learned many life skills from being involved in those activities.
I would love to come and support your child in their after-school activity whether it would be a baseball game or a theatre performance. Please feel free to send me an email of any upcoming games if you would like to.
Thank you for everything that you do for you child and for myself. I value your partnership in their education!