If you haven't signed up your child for our three scheduled summer meet-ups, it's not too late. If you'd like to have your child participate online only, please email me directly, and I will make sure you get the materials and information!
The dates are June 12, July 17, and August 7 from 9-10:00 a.m.
We will do a few
special things this week. There is always a chance things will change but I
know kids usually like to know what to expect. Parents do not need to attend
any of these activities. I do not have set times at this point. The last week
of school is always a little more on the flexible side as far as schedules.
Students can bring a grocery sack or small bag and choose
2-3 books from a book giveaway.
Locker Clean-out(Please send an extra bag or two with your child).
Day Students can bring their favorite board game, dice game, or card game
to share with the class.
Memory Book Completion
Awards Day, Book Challenge Celebration, and Skits
There will be a summer camp just for our third-grade students going to fourth grade next year. Free books and materials will be supplied to each student who signs up! The dates are June 12, July 17, and August 7 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Take a look at the registration form to find further information as well as a video to get your child excited about summer reading and writing!
I (Mrs. Hubbard) will be organizing the three meet-ups as an opportunity to share some reading and writing through the summer! This gives students a little push to keep up with what they've learned in a fun and creative way from June through August. I hope you can join me and lots of other third graders heading to OMS! Even if your child cannot attend all three meet-ups there will be an online element to the sharing process through the summer so students can interact and participate beyond just the three days.
Remember, to check in, you can check Twitter @FPE_Olivet and/or #EagleNationPride
We are reviewing for our fractions unit test this week. We will do the first half on Thursday morning and the second half on Friday morning/afternoon.
READING AND WRITING
We will finish out the year with poetry as our focus in both reading and writing. GAME DAY
Students earned a game day for doing such a great job in the hallways during our testing weeks as well as demonstrating effort and perseverance during their own Mstep and NWEA tests. Students can bring a board game, dice game, or fun non-electronic/screen game from home on Thursday. We will have a little celebration that afternoon.
**We did a little desk clean-out today in preparation for the end of the year and to clear out some clutter.
Lots of information is coming home today. Please keep an eye out for THE THIRD GRADE CROSSOVER information letter to parents. This one is on bright yellow paper. Also, more information on the upcoming field trip to the Symphony and Museum is also coming home today. This is on pinkish salmon paper!
We are having a pencil and eraser sale next week! Look for the flyer coming home today!
If you have not turned in your child's time capsule letter, there is still time. If you need another copy of the note, let me know! I am collecting the letters as well as Mrs. Shrontz for this special project. The students are very excited and have been working for weeks to get things ready!
We finished testing for MStep. A few students are still working and will get extra time next week to complete the test. I was very impressed with how hard students worked on each test. They put in a great amount of effort and deserve an extra hug (or a treat)! :)
NWEA testing will begin next Thursday. We will take one test on Thursday morning. The remaining two tests will be the following week on Monday and Tuesday.
Dates to remember:
FUN-RUN is May 14th (for our class) @ 9:40 a.m.
Third Grade Crossover is on May 18th
Symphony and Museum is May 23rd
Sheepshank Sam is May 25th
Mileage Club ends on May 25th
Memorial Day, no school, May 28th
Track and Field is May 29th @ 11:10-12:10 at Cutler Field
Last day of school is June 8
This week we will be taking the M-Step. To prepare and keep calm during the week, we each made our own calm down sensory kits. I find giving students tools to respond to nervousness or apprehension usually helps. Sometimes just knowing you have something or get to take a break to breathe calms you down enough before the anxiousness hits!
Students will enjoy some extra breakfast on two of the testing days thanks to the PTO and we will be sure to build in some extra recess time and downtime (ie., coloring, drawing, relaxation) to help balance out the intensity of the test. Your attitude toward the test can help or hurt their attitude this week. Keep in mind your child might be a little more tired, extra rest could help. Keep in mind they might need a little more time outside and away from screens, the test is on a computer. I appreciate you giving them an extra hug on their way out the door to give them a little boost of confidence!
READING AND WRITING
Did your child tell you all about their research project? Students have been reading, researching, taking notes, and writing about new learning on a topic of their choice! Here are three students locked into their projects!
Students are brought home their UNIT 5 test today or Friday of last week! We are still going strong with fractions. Students have learned what a unit fraction is, what equivalent fractions are, how to identify fractions that represent the same named amount or equal amounts. We also learned how to represent fractions on a number line, with number models, pictures or objects.
In the last two weeks, several things have come home about upcoming events. One of the exciting activities students are participating in is a time capsule. Each parent was asked to write their child a letter for the time capsule. If you need more information please ask!
Here is a look at the wind measuring instruments students finished in science last week.
These three ladies made some paper chains out of old magazines in our MakerSpace area last week!