THANK YOU!!!!

Thank YOU 3KL parents for such an amazing year with such amazing children.  This year has been one to remember out of my 8 years of teaching.  I will miss each of your children dearly and wish you all the best summer!!!!!  Please stay in touch and drop by my classroom when you are around school next year!!!!

Take care and safe travels!!!!

As Allie would say.. Mrs. Lawn OUT.  #boom  🙂

Field Day Reminder Tomorrow

Hi Parents!

Just a reminder for Field Day tomorrow!  Students will be getting WET!!!!  Bring bathing suits, a change of clothes, AND a towel!!!!  Also we will be having a picnic lunch outside so please pack a HOME LUNCH!  There will be NO SCHOOL LUNCH provided tomorrow.

THANK YOU!!!!!

Music performances tomorrow

Hi all!

Ms. Lily wanted me to let you all know if your child would like to perform any piano or violin songs for their class tomorrow they can bring their music books from home to school tomorrow, Friday, for Music class!

Have a good evening!

5.23 – 5.27

Happy Friday!!!  Today marks the last day of regular classes in 3KL! Monday we will be transforming our classroom into a forest complete with cave, waterfall, and lots of bears!!!!  We will be working all day on our environment and be putting up our tents Monday afternoon.  So far we have 2 tents and could use at least 1 more.  Please let me know if you have a tent at home we can borrow for the week.  Friday we will have our end of year lunch from 11:20 – 12:30 outside by the covered area near the cafeteria.  School will be providing pizza, drinks and popsicles.  I thank you all for making this year one of the best!  I will truly miss all of your kids!

Here’s what happened this week…

In Social Studies and Literacy…

Students wrote Third Grade reflections to leave for next year’s incoming 3KL students.  It was nice to read what the kids remembered and see how much they have learned this whole year.  They also wrote biographies about YOU!!! Students will be bringing home their biography projects next week.  Students also had time to work on free choice writing.  They could write in any genre we have studied thus far this year.  They will share their stories next week during camp week.  Next week students will also be writing their own Reader’s Theater play and performing them at the end of the camp.  

In Math…

This week students began the last unit of 3rd grade math in Geometry.  We explored polygons, quadrilaterals and quadrangles by categorizing them based on their different attributes.  We also explored tetrominoes as a precursor to tessellation.  We learned how to fit the tetrominoes together to make regular shapes like squares and rectangles.  Next week we will extend our knowledge by working with tessellations and complete the unit on Geometry by the end of the week.  \

In Other Business:

Coming up! 3rd Grade Camp SAS

CAMP:

One of the most fun parts about third grade is our annual tradition of Camp SAS at the end of the school year. Camp provides the students a chance to say goodbye to each other for the summer and to remember the fun times in third grade.  The children will turn our classroom into a campsite by setting up tents.  Throughout camp they will tell stories, engage in sing-a-longs, enjoy arts and crafts, and participate in other “camp activities.”

Grade 3 End of Year Party:

On June 3rd (Friday) the whole third grade will be outside from 11:20-12:15 under the Pizza Hut covered area with pizza,  popsicles, and drink provided by the school. If parents choose, they may come to snap a few photos before the kids head to recess at 12:15.

If you have two large tents that can be set up in the classroom please let me know. Please send in tents prior to Monday, May 30th.

5.16 – 5.20 updates

Happy Monday Parents!!!  2 more Mondays before summer!  I can’t even believe I am writing that.  This will be our last full regular week of class as next week we will convert our classroom into 3KL camp!!!!  We will be setting ourselves in nature for a week (with paper trees and a paper campfire of course) but we will be using real tents!  Please see more info In Other Business.

Here’s what else happened this week…

In Social Studies and Literacy…

As students read about their biography subjects, they are beginning to understand the time period during which the person lived. They are looking at the early years, struggles, life work, and contributions he or she made to society. Students will eventually use their notes to create a presentation on the public figure they have chosen to study in a poster, report, keynote, or imovie.

 

Students also had a chance to learn more about the greater Shanghai community while hosting 3rd and 4th grade students from XuanQiao School. Not only were they able to show the XuanQiao students their learning firsthand, but they also used language in new ways as they explained, shared activities, and played the role of host.

 

In Math…

Students are working with collecting data and representing their findings on a variety of graphs such as pictographs, bar graphs, and line plots.  They are learning how to use the data to solve a variety of word problems as they analyze the data collected.  This is a short unit on data collection and graphing and most students will have the end of unit assessment next week.  The last few weeks of school will be spent on solving word problems and a brief introduction to Geometry.   

In Other Business:

Coming up! 3rd Grade Camp SAS

One of the most fun parts about third grade is our annual tradition

of Camp SAS at the end of the school year. Camp provides the students a chance to say goodbye to each other for the summer and to remember the fun times in third grade.  The children will turn our classroom into a campsite by setting up tents.  Throughout camp they will tell stories, engage in sing-a-longs, enjoy arts and crafts, and participate in other “camp activities.”
If you have two large tents that can be set up in the classroom please let me know. Please send in tents prior to Monday, May 30th.

Home LUNCH Thursday and Friday

Hi parents!

Just a reminder our Xuanqiao Migrant school visitors will be here tomorrow and Friday.  Please remember to pack a home lunch with your child as we will be having a picnic lunch with our new friends both of these days!

Thank you!

5.9 – 5.13

Hi parents!

What a fun filled week with Soccer Day as a highlight of the week!  Thanks to the parents who came out to cheer on our kids.  3KL was undefeated!!!!

Today your children will be brining home a note about the Xuanqiao Migrant School visit next Thursday and Friday.  Please see below In Other Business for more detailed information.

Here’s what else happened this week…

In Social Studies and Literacy…

Now that students have wrapped up the Ecosystems Unit in science, they are focusing on our social studies unit on biographies. As they read about their biography subjects, they are beginning to understand the time period during which the person lived. They are looking at the contributions he or she made to society in order to figure out what made that person so influential. They have also been thinking about what types of experiences and events in a person’s life can help create an interesting biography. Students will eventually use their notes to create a presentation on the public figure they have chosen to study.

In Math…

Many of the classrooms in third grade spent math time reviewing and assessing what students learned about fractions.  Our unit culminated in a variety of small, hands-on projects that had students breaking up cakes, pizzas, chocolate bars and even baking to further examine fractions in our every-day life.  Our next Module in math examines data – how to collect it, analyze, and interpret it.  Watch for survey questions coming home, trends your student needs to observe and a LOT of graphs!  

In Other Business…

Reminder:

On Thursday, May 19, and Friday, May 20, third graders will be hosting visitors from Xuanqiao School. Please remember that all third graders will need to bring a sack lunch on those two days.