Friday, November 8th 2019
Dear American Academy Third Grade Parents,
Remember a few weeks ago when we asked you to have your child bring in more clothes than not enough, just in case of extra cold weather? Well, we are officially retracting that statement. 😉 Haha! We have more leftover clothes here at school than a children’s section at Target. If your child is missing any clothing such as blue AA hoodie, both red zip ups and hoodies, a plaid jumper, a plaid skirt, some warm winter coats, red leggings, etc; please have your child look in the cubbies outside of Mrs. Izzi’s classroom for these lost items. Most of these I assume were left over from our Halloween party.
Also, two really quick VERY IMPORTANT REMINDERS! Please make sure you are checking and cleaning out your child’s Red Folders every night. We often give back our graded papers and important information there. Lastly, PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD WEAR AA attire RED THIS NEXT MONDAY 11/11/2019 for our Veterans Day Assembly! American Academy wants to show the most respect that we can to these amazing, brave, and honored members of our country.
This week in History, we worked on a Veteran’s Day Project. This was a great opportunity for students to learn more about what a Veteran is and how we might not always know who in our community might be a Veteran. Students wrote and decorated notes to a Veteran. They will be hung up around the campus in celebration of Veteran’s day.
Next week, we will be diving into our Rivers unit. Students will be working in groups to research and make a model of a specific river. You are able to keep up with what we are learning in What Your Third Grader Needs to Know.
As we near the end of our Mystery Book Report, students are starting their plans and rough drafts of the summary! They have loved working on this project and showing what they know. Next week will be focused on the final drafts and details to their cereal boxes. Look forward to those coming home before Thanksgiving Break!
Our next unit we will be focusing on is Biographies. Brainstorm with your child about someone they might like to learn more about.
With chapter three coming up, we would like for your child to continue practicing their addition, subtraction, and especially their multiplication! We will be introducing multiplication, using vocabulary such as follows; multiply, array, equal groups, the commutative property of multiplication, factor, product, zero property of multiplication, and identity property of multiplication.
We will also be sending home their end of chapter tests. You will see that there will be test corrections that your child completed at school. With the beginning of this new curriculum, we want to make sure our students are not just getting the correct answers, but understanding how to get the correct answers.
3rd graders are finishing up their projects and excited to show off their inventions that solve an environmental problem! Students are using the Engineering Design Process to guide this project. Ms. Wray wanted to remind families to check their email for the time slot that their child will be displaying their invention. The invention fair will be next Monday (11/11) and Tuesday (11/12). 3rd graders have shown a great deal of creativity and determination throughout this process and are looking forward to sharing what they have created!
Ms. Wray is also looking for volunteers on 11/13. On this day, we will be taking apart the inventions and sorting all the pieces back into the correct compartments of the WeDo 2.0 kits. Extra adults in the room are extremely helpful! If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity to help students sort legos during class time, please, sign up on the sign up genius below. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B45A9A72DA2F94-volunteer
Scholastic Book Fair
Wed. Dec. 4th- Wed. Dec. 11th
Times: 7:30am-4:30pm Dec. 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, 11th (closing early at 1pm for take down)
Saturday Book Fair Event! Dec. 7th 9:30am-1:30pm
(right before LM’s Frozen performance at 2pm)
Come get a picture with Santa! Warm up with hot chocolate and donuts!!!!
Meet Kimberlee Gard Children’s Author! Winner of Colorado’s 2019 Children Literature Award! https://kimberleegard.com/
LM Specials Updates:
Please visit the respective links below to see what your child is experiencing in specials programming!
LM PHYS ED
Battle of the Books
This is an exciting, engaging, opportunity for students to dig deep into an excellent selection of stories. We will become book specialists, have book parties, and then, seven of our top readers, will participate in the Battle of the Books Academic Competition. If you're interested in showing off your reading skills, enjoying time with friends, and digging into some really good books, then this club is for you! Please join Mrs. Harrison, Ms. Johnson, and Mrs. Steers on Mondays after school from 4 to 5 PM. The club begins November 4th and goes through until the final rounds of competitions on March 13th. Sign up today!
Scholastic Book Ordersthirdgradeteacherslm@firstname.lastname@example.orgHelp
your child be part of our reading fun each month and get the skills to succeed in school and in life. When you order from the attached Scholastic Book Clubs flyer, you are also supporting our class with FREE Books! Place Your Order By: November 21.
Use our Class Codes:
Mrs. Izzi: L4M2V
Ms. Newell: RLPDW
Mr. Russo: RQQYZ
Mrs. Starkel: RPPYT
Mrs. Wilson: VVHM3
Or click "Find Your Teacher" and choose your student’s teacher. Choose your books, pay with credit card or PayPal, and submit your order.
If you place an order of $25 or more, you are able to pick a free book worth up to $5 with the code READS at check out.
11/11/2019 Veterans Day Assembly (Wear American Academy RED, with Uniform bottoms.
11/15/19 Spirit Wear
11/15/2019 End of Trimester 1
11/25-11/29 Thanksgiving Break
For more event dates, please visit the Event Calendar on www.aak8.org.
For questions or concerns about an event date, please contact Michele Quintana.