Monday, May 26, 2014

Many Thanks!

A big thank you goes out to all our moms and dads who were able to volunteer for our fieldtrip to This Is The Place, and also those brave moms who were on hand to scoop up some ice cream for our multiplication celebration. Thanks for making the time and effort to make our day!  We certainly couldn't have done it without you!  

We are beginning to wind down the year, so be sure you check out our Quick Date to Checkout to the right of the blog page so you won't miss a thing.  On May 27, we will be having our class talent show to share our "awesomeness" with each other.  Our 3rd grade talent show will be the following week on June 2, 10:20 a.m.  Of course, parents are always invited to attend. 

We look forward to riding TRAX to the Planetarium on June 3 for our final fieldtrip of the year.  Thanks to all who are volunteering that day to help us out.  I will be sending home a note with directions at the end of the week. Thank you! Thank you! 
 Third graders are looking forward to performing for parents on Friday, May 30,  10:00-10:45 a.m. 
We've also been asked to remind parents to park in designated parking stalls in the front and back of Altara, to leave the drop-off/pick-up zone free for Kindergarten transportation and school deliveries. We can hardly wait to share our talents- we are SUPERSTARS!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

SAGE Tests and So Much More!

We are starting out the week with SAGE testing this Monday, 5/19 and Tuesday, 5/20.  When we finish this Tuesday we will really, truly be finished with all of our 3rd grade testing!  Your students are doing a wonderful job and are serious about their thinking.  They really have been fabulous this year and have made huge gains!  Please remind your student to get a good night's rest, bring a snack, and eat a good breakfast to be prepared.
We are finishing our book reports this year with a gameboard project.  The genre for this project is Realistic Fiction.  In simpler terms that just means a fictitious story that could really happen.  We will be playing our games in class to share our books. Book reports are due 5/28, but can be turned in early if desired.  Boards can be made from old gameboards, posterboard, and file folders.  Here are two examples- rubrics and directions are found inside homework folders.
SWEET!  Congratulations to all who have worked so hard to pass off multiplication and division facts this year!  Our sundae party will be on Wednesday, 5/21 at 2:00 p.m.  We would love for you to drop by, or even scoop away. Hope to see you there!
Our fieldtrip to This Is The Place is scheduled for Thursday, 5/22.  Thank you for all who have volunteered.  I will be sending home information with your students on Tuesday so you can be prepared for the fun!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Thank you soooo much for the wonderful, kind, and generous outpouring of appreciation last week!  I loved it all- and yes they were definitely all my favorites! It was a week of  feeling pampered and loved!  Thank you to my wonderful room mom and all of her volunteers!  You are all amazing.  Thank you for taking time out of your crazy busy schedules to think of me!

Just a reminder…we will be having Sage testing beginning Monday, May 12 and Tuesday May 13. Students are doing great and working hard to show what they know!

Have a great week and  hope that you all have a wonderful Mother's Day :)