Reading Journals start 2/13 (see below for your students due date)
Math Test chapter 10 4/6/17
Religion Test Chapter 11 4/12/17
Easter Party 4/13/17 12:50-1:25
Wax Museum Biography Project 6/2/17
Seneca Park Zoo Field Trip 6/7/16 9am -1pm
Buoyancy Challenge: Make the clay float!
Can your Clay boat hold cargo?
Tableaux of the life cycle of a kangaroo!
Building Instruments to measure wind factors!
Look what we made for our weather unit!
We will begin the year reading The Report Card by Andrew Clements. Below is a synopsis of the book.
Nora Rowley is a genius. The thing is, nobody but Nora knows that. Being so smart, Nora noticed early on, makes you stand out, and standing out was not something she wanted. Instead, Nora always tried to be exactly average. But now Nora has a new plan, and when she comes home with a bad report card, her parents and the school launch a massive effort to find out what's wrong. But that is exactly what Nora wants. All the attention is the perfect chance to prove how arbitrary grades are and that they don't matter nearly as much as everyone at Philbrook Elementary thinks.
I am really excited to begin A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park this October.
I had the pleasure of meeting the Linda Sue Park and Salva Dut 2 summers ago. He is an amazing and inspirational man that runs Water for South Sudan. We will compare and contrast characters and examine the theme of water throughout the book.
The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.
Our Next Book for December will be Wonder by RJ Palacio
The publisher's description:
August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances?
I have set up the remind app please use the link below to join and get the homework sent directly to your phone. I have also been checking agendas at the end of the day to ensure students are writing in homework.
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Mrs. Carlson is recording a Podcast for the school. 3rd Grade will be doing Weird But True Facts!