Sunday, December 11, 2016
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Friday, November 4, 2016
Monday, October 31, 2016
Happy November, Old Town 3rd Grade Families!
Thank you for entrusting us with your sweet children. We are very thankful for all of our kiddos and families and that we can do what we love each day.
This is the beginning of a busy season! We are learning about Non-Fiction and Expository Writing in Language Arts, Fractions in Math, Magnetism and Gravity in Science, and the 2016 Election in Social Studies.
We have our first, “Staycation Field Trip” here on campus on Thursday, November 17. Mad Science will be coming to our school to do some interactive science experiments and exploration with us! We are so excited for this upcoming event! We will not be collecting any money for this trip and plan on eating outside on the picnic tables in the “woods” for lunch (weather permitting:). More information will be coming soon!
Please mark your calendars for the following dates in November!
November 1- Report Cards go home
November 2- Popcorn Day
November 3- 5:30 TAG Testing Parent Information Night
November 4- 3-5th Morning Assembly 7:35
November 6-Daylight Savings Time Ends! Be sure to change your clocks!
November 11- Veteran’s Day Celebration on Campus 8:00am
November 15-Scholastic Book Fair/Thanksgiving Luncheon
November 16-Scholastic Book Fair/Popcorn Day
November 17-Scholastic Book Fair/Kona Ice 2:50
3rd Grade Mad Science Staycation Field Trip! More info. coming soon!
November 18-Scholastic Book Fair/3rd-5th Morning Assembly 7:35
November 21-25- Happy Thanksgiving! No school!
November 28-Back to school from Break
If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher!
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Sunday, October 2, 2016
Hello, Third Grade Families!
Please Mark Your Calendars:
Oct. 5-National Walk/Bike to School
Oct.7- 3-5 Assembly 7:35am
Oct. 10- No School! Parent Conference Day
Oct. 13- Fall Pictures
Oct. 18- Reading Under the Stars
Oct. 20-Kona Ice After School
Oct. 21-3-5 Assembly 7:35am
Oct. 22- Campus Clean Up
Oct. 26- Early Release 12:00
Oct. 31- Literacy Character Dress Up Day
In Math we are entering Unit 3: Revisiting Multiplication Concepts and Introducing Multiplication Fact Strategies (Use tens and Doubles)
In Language Arts, we will be starting our Poetry Unit!
In Science, our focus will be finishing Matter/Mixtures and Moving to Energy. Then we will begin gravity and Force and Motion.
Social Studies will focus on Good Citizenship and learn about organizations that work for the good of the community (ex. Red Cross).
We are excited to announce that our school will host our Annual Book Character Day on Monday, October 31st!
Children may dress as a character from a story with whom they make a text-to-self connection. This means your child can link something about the book character to his/her life and experiences. This book needs to be in your child’s book box at school, a book from home, or a book read by the teacher to the class.For example: In the book Wemberly Worried, Wemberly worries about having no one attend her birthday party. Your child may have experienced a similar feeling and could connect to how Wemberly felt in the story.Please work with your child to plan a simple homemade costume…no need to purchase one! Just do your best to gather an assortment of hats, clothing, or other props to create a homemade costume. Face and hair paint, blood, masks, weapons or scary characters are not permitted.
Kindergarten will host a parade at 8:00 am for all students to enjoy! We encourage our kindergarten families to attend. We look forward to an exciting day of fun book characters from some really amazing books!
We are enjoying teaching and watching your children discover and learn!
If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher.
Thank you for sharing them with us!
Monday, September 26, 2016
Our first Early Release of the year is this Wednesday, September 28th. Please note the new dismissal times. Students in grade kindergarten through fifth will be dismissed at 12:00 pm. Our morning prekindergarten hours will be from 7:40 am - 9:50 am. Breakfast will be offered for our morning students, however, lunch will not be provided. Our afternoon prekindergarten hours will be from 9:50 am - 12:00 pm. Only lunch will be provided for our afternoon prekindergarten students. Our campus lunch schedule will be adjusted on early release days to reflect the shortened school day. Sack/box lunches will be the only choice available in the cafeteria. Students will eat lunch in their classrooms.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
It has been a pleasure getting to know all of the new faces in our classrooms! We have hit the ground running and are working hard!
Language Arts Homework: It is the expectation that students read a minimum of 20 minutes per evening at home. We will be sending a reading log home for your child to complete and you to initial.
If your child needs a book, please let their teacher know! We can assist with finding books of interest and helping to pick a library book to take home!
Math Homework will consist of practicing multiplication facts, problem-solving, and working on specified math links at home.
Reading and Math homework will be sent home each Friday and will need to be returned on Thursday of each week.
Morning Arrival-Students have been doing a great job coming into the building, SAFELY, RESPECTFULLY, AND RESPONSIBLY. Students that enter the building at 7:15 may go to the cafeteria to eat breakfast OR head to the classroom and wait in the hallway silently, until 7:30. Students are monitored by staff at all times. At 7:30 students enter the room and we begin morning work.
We are excited about the enthusiasm our students have expressed in learning Spanish. As we work to provide the best learning experience in implementing the new program, we have collaboratively decided to remove the Spanish class from the specials rotation and offer it to all classes at a designated time of day during the week. Your child's classroom will continue to have the opportunity to participate in Spanish for fifty minutes once per week. We have coordinated a schedule that will ensure your child does not miss any instructional time from other academic areas. The new schedule will take effect on Tuesday, September 6th.
School Start/End Time- The Elementary school day begins at 7:40 and ends at 7:50. If you have a change in transportation, please send a note with your student and call the office to make them aware. We in turn, will make sure they go where they are needed to be.
Important Dates- Please mark your calendars for the following dates:
September 5 - Labor Day/No school
September 5 - Labor Day/No school
September 20-Back to School Night
September 28- Elementary Early Release
October 10-Parent/Teacher Conference Day/No school for students
Reminders: Please be sure your child has a snack each day to bring to school.
A light jacket or sweater is also recommended for the classroom as sometimes it gets a bit chilly.
Please visit our third-grade sites for any information or updates. Also, feel free to contact your child's teacher at anytime for questions or clarification!
Monday, August 29, 2016
This year the Third-grade teachers will be using Class Dojo as a tool for reporting positive behavior and skills students could improve upon. Please view the below video of parents who talk about how Class Dojo has helped to improve their children through the positive feedback. Teachers will be sending out letters or emails explaining how to connect using Class Dojo. Please contact your child's teacher is you have any questions regarding Class Dojo.
Thank you for your support!