Trimester report cards come home this week. Please, carefully review your child’s report card with him or her and guide your child to set a goal for the second trimester. A few ideas may include adding a study skill to a subject area, reviewing homework time management skills, or encouraging your child to communicate with me regarding ideas for academic growth. Parents, grandparents, and teachers are all on the student’s team and can provide the necessary scaffolding for each child to experience a great school year of academic, emotional, and spiritual growth. Life is a joy and so should be learning!
The food drive continues until 8:00am on Monday, November 20th. The students have set a goal to bring in an average of 17 cans per student. Last week, cans and cash donations reached 191 for our class! I’m very impressed with their efforts to lend a helping hand. Additionally, the third grade bake sale earned $438.00! Yippee!! Thank you to all who generously donated their time and talents to make the sale a success.
Language Arts grammar explores singular and plural nouns, spelling visits multisyllabic words, and readings review making inferences and evaluating sensory details, writing develops skills with Haiku poetry, and vocabulary studies multiple-meaning words.
This week, Social Studies begins a unit of study about the history of Tucson from 1700 – statehood. As part of our studies, a field trip is planned to Tubac, Arizona’s historic school house next month. Students will participate in a living history experience as students in the 1800’s.
Math Chapter three wraps up this week. The chapter assessment and vocabulary quiz will be scheduled late this week or early next week.
November 20; Food Drive Ends at 8:00am
November 22-24; No School; Thanksgiving
November 30; Presidential Profile Poster and Reading Log are due
December 4; Holiday Giving Begins
December 8; St. Nicholas Day Program at 2:00pm in the Student Center
December 14; Field Trip to Tubac, AZ school house
December 18; Holiday Giving Ends