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Thank you for stopping by to see what your child has been up to. You will find useful resources and information updated here frequently.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Thank You

Thank you for a great year in third-grade. 

Summer Meet-Up
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.


Your child brought home a final Little Eagle from the office with information as well as the Tuesday library incentive through the summer. This was sent home on Thursday. 

Have a wonderful summer!

Monday, June 4, 2018

What to Expect this Week


Rough Outline of the Week’s Activities

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.
Tuesday: Book Giveaway!
Students can bring a grocery sack or small bag and choose 2-3 books from a book giveaway.
Skit Rehearsals

Wednesday: Poetry Chalkabration
Locker Clean-out (Please send an extra bag or two with your child).
Skit Recordings

Thursday: Game Day Students can bring their favorite board game, dice game, or card game to share with the class.
Memory Book Completion


Friday: Classroom Awards Day, Book Challenge Celebration, and Skits 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Summer Meet-Up!

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. 


Below is a video of what to expect. 


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Field Day Pics and Math Review

It was a hot day but we had fun on Field Day!

Remember, to check in, you can check Twitter @FPE_Olivet and/or #EagleNationPride




MATH

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.

Friday, May 11, 2018

HOME STRETCH! Keep a Look Out

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


Monday, May 7, 2018

This Week!

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!













MATH
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.
TIME CAPSULE
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!



Thursday, April 26, 2018

Fractions OH MY!

MATH

We started fractions this week!
The class has been working with lots of hands-on materials to really see, feel, and represent parts and wholes.


We used a digital tool to show fractions using Cuisenaire Rods (which we have used at school as well).
Check out the website below by clicking on the image!


We did a few of these together. If students visit the site they can try a few on their own!

We also used the rods to show how parts and wholes can be equal to each other. This helps to build the understanding as we begin to move from concrete objects to more abstract numbers and models (pictures) of fractions.

If you have some graham crackers at home, see if your child can determine the fraction of pieces. What is the unit fraction?

The same can be done with sets of coins or groups of objects. The whole is the "set" and the individual pieces, are the "parts of the whole." See if your child can explain to you what they have learned about wholes, parts, numerator, and denominator!




Save the Date:

May 14th--The spring FUN RUN is scheduled for our class on May 14th at 9:40! Forms came home last Friday.

May 23rd--Students will attend the Lansing Symphony and take part in a great music experience! At this time, no chaperones are needed for this trip. More information will come home with details. If there is a change I will let you know as soon as I can.

May 25th--We are working to determine all the details but it looks like Lumberjack Day with Sheepshank Sam (a third-grade tradition) will take place on May 25th all day at Old Indian Creek Farm. Chaperones will be needed for this trip and more information will come home soon.

READING AND WRITING NEWS

Students finished personal expertise writing and we finished reviewing the components of nonfiction pieces. The writers are ready to embark on research! Each student has chosen a topic and we have begun practicing notetaking strategies as well as keeping track of resources for our information. Students will learn to read and synthesize information (blend it with their own understanding) with their selected topics. Ask your child what topic they have chosen!
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I will be gone Friday afternoon. The students will have already received their Friday Folder information from me before I leave. Be sure to look for a special note from Mrs. Shrontz about a time capsule project, as well as a family bowling event.