I hope you all enjoyed the sunshine as the week ended. I know I sure enjoyed it more than the snow! I'm ready for SPRING! :) Here is what we've been up to...
Reading- We've been all over the place in language arts this week. We've been celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss with many of his classics, finishing up our poetry packet and learning all that we can about Canada for our upcoming multi-cultural day. Students have done a variety of activities to build some background on Canada. Next week we will start to put our displays together. If anyone has been there, or knows someone who has we are always open to ideas, stories, pictures, and anything else that comes to mind.
Writing- We are working on our rough draft stories of our Valentine's Day party and the first big snow to play in outside for our memory books. We are also working hard on proofreading our own work and looking for key elements. We've been following the C.U.P.S of writing. They are...
C- Capitalization: I have capitalized the first word in every sentence. There are no capitals in the middle of my words or sentence, unless the word is a proper noun, or I want it to stand out.
U- Understanding: I have read my story to myself or aloud to a friend, and it makes sense. My story has a clear beginning, middle and end. I have indented for each new paragraph.
P- Punctuation: I have ended each sentence with the correct punctuation (. ? !) I have commas where they belong. I have included quotation marks around dialogue.
S- Spelling: I have correctly spelled all of the 3rd grade priority words and the words off my personal spelling list. I have circled all of the words I am unsure of how to spell.
AR Reading- Reports coming home this week should show that we are 75% done with this quarter! Wow, is time zooming by! Please take a look at the reports with your student, and make some goals for the end of the quarter, even if they have already made their goals.
Math- We have started our measurement unit in math this week. We've done a lot of discussion on inches, feet, yards, meters, and miles. Students have learned that there are 12 inches in a foot, 3 feet to a yard, 3 feet and 3 inches to a meter, and much more. We have learned that the ruler is similar to the fractions we just studied. Each inch can be broken into eights, fourths and halves. We also practiced measuring our classmates and things around the room. There has not been a lot of homework, but students have been working hard and also taking great notes in their learning journals.
Flashcards- The deadline to have flashcards mastered is Tuesday March, 19th.
Science- We have continued our discussion on Earth's surface. Students have learned about the amount of land and water on Earth. The have also learned about the percent of water that is fresh water compared to salt water. We have begun our discussion on land-forms. We will be discussing the various characterless of mountains, valleys, plateaus, canyons, rivers, lakes, oceans, and plains to name a few.
Family Science Night- Thursday, March 14th @ 5:45-7:30
Join us to get inspired by Science at LGMS!At 5:45 hands-on science experiments will be provided by teachers from Central-Denison, Eastview, and Star Center. At 6:45 a Chemistry Show will be presented by Mr. Mess and Mr. Burg.
Lake Geneva Science and Research Fair- Tuesday, April 16th at Badger High School
Is your child interested in researching a science topic or doing a science experiment? If so, the Science and Research Fair is for you. Contact your teacher for an application and a Science Fair Handbook OR go to www.lakegenevaschools.com. Select our school’s page, then go to the Parent tab. Science Fair information is available under Gifted and Talented. Applications are due on March 22nd.
Upcoming Important Dates
Thursday, March 14-Early Release
Thursday, March 14-Family Science Night LGMS 5:45 PM-7:30 PM
Friday, March 15-Multicultural Day Assembly
Friday, March 22-Multicultural Day
Saturday, March 23-PTO Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Monday, March 25-Friday March 29 Spring Break