Thursday, January 26, 2017

January 27, 2017 News

Bonjour from Voyageur Day!  We had so much fun this week learning about the Voyageurs, specifically George Bonga (see if your child remembers this individual we read about in class), to bartering and trading with classmates, to watching a portrayal of the Voyageurs.  The children have learned so much!  Thank you for your support as they gathered items to barter. 

Other Curriculum Highlights: We wrapped up our bar modeling unit in math.  Next week, we will begin our multiplication and division chapters.  We will explore what these two operations actually do (multiplication is repeated addition and division is repeated division and equal groups) and solve problems.  We will continue practice the basic multiplication and division facts, too.  On Monday, the Raptor Center will be here with four different raptors.  This presentation will kick-off our Minnesota owl study.  Our science and writing will collide as we study Minnesota owls and learn how to research specific topics. 

Reminder: the Jump-a-thon is next Friday, February 3rd from 2:15-3pm in the Anderson Gym and the theme is Super Heroes.  Feel free to join us!

Has your child chosen his/her location for the Amazing Race Minnesota Destination Project?  The directions can be found on the “Helpful Info” section of our class blog.  Let me know if you have questions.  I have already received a few, so thank you!

All 3rd graders will have the chance to participate in the “I Love to Read” project for the month of February.  Please read the note (check briefcases on Monday) and let me know if you have any questions.  I hope this will be a fun opportunity and way to connect with your child over a love of books! 

We continue to practice our Word Masters words.  Your children have clearly been studying!  We will have some more analogy practice next week in preparation for the next meet on Tuesday, February 21st.

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