|Here's the goofy photo of us in front of 85 toiletry kits!|
Way to go third grade!!
Welcome back to school and the year 2019! I look forward to hearing of everyone's adventures during the break. Wasn't the weather gorgeous?
Now to jump right into the nitty gritty......Our field trip to the Buck Institute is Friday, January 18. Because of the craziness before break, I am missing a number of field trip permission slips. I am sending home new ones in homework folders tomorrow. Please check your child's homework folder/packet, if you don't see a permission slip it means I have yours! If you do find one, please sign it and return it. We have plenty of drivers already. In fact, we really have more than we need! The drivers signed up are: McIntyre, Boyd, Welte, Chaimongkol, Erving, Mount, and Terrier. This gives up a total of 27 seat belts, so one or two of you might want to do a raincheck? Just let me know. There will be MORE field trips!!
There are lots of new things happening in room 24. Our second science rotation begins this Thursday. Room 24 students will be joining Ms. Fisher for 12 lessons of coding. Pretty fun and all thanks to our wonderful PTA for purchasing the licenses for 80 third graders!
In social studies, we will take another look at our government and the Constitution. We will learn about Shirley Chisholm and Fred Korematsu this month. Give us a few weeks, but then go ahead and ask your child about them! And, if anyone is so inclined, the exhibit 'Exclusion' at the Presidio Officers' Club is well worth the visit....it's free, too!
We will continue to practice addition, subtraction, and multiplication, but will also begin looking at geometry next week. Specifically, we will calculate area and perimeter for polygons, or at least polygons that can be broken into squares and rectangles, and compare the rationale for learning them both.
We are finishing up our unit on character in fiction.....didn't quite finish that one before break. We are close though.
I'm ready to return. I hope you are ready to send your kids back to school!