Hi happy families,
Here is a quick recap of last week. Also, next week is CAMP! If you have a tent we can borrow next week, send it in with your child on Monday. More details to follow soon!
Social Studies and Literacy 5/20/16
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.
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.
Other Business: 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.