THE TH I R D GRADE F AMILY N EWS
Bronx, NY April 2011 Volume 4, Issue 8
Thank you to all who attended Parent/Teacher Conferences. If you were unable to make it, please call the school and make an appointment to meet with your child’s teacher.
The time is rapidly approaching— TEST TIME!!! Please reinforce the strategies your child is learning in school! Did you know April is Poetry Month? Tell your child your favorite poem or poet!
Themes of the Month Literacy The third grade students will begin reading and writing poems for Poetry Month.
Science We will finish our unit on Energy and beginning our unit on Force and Motion.
Math The third grade will focus on fractions as well as prepare for our state math exam in May. Keep studying those times tables!
Social Studies We will start looking at culture and changes over time.
Announcements ~April 6 & 8 ELA Simulation th
~April 18th26th Spring Recess ~April 22nd
~April 26th & 27th NYS ELA Exam ~April 28th Field Trip to the Empire State Building Sky Ride **NYS ELA Exam May 3rd, 4th, & 5th **NYS Math Exam May 10th & 11th!!
State testing is coming up!!! Make sure your child: • gets a good night’s sleep • eats a healthy breakfast • is in school on time Student of the Month April Congratulations to all of our Students of the Month!!! Christian Adames Class 3327 Dionte Johnson Class 3328 Elizabeth Diaw Class 3329 Shaniel Palmer Class 3330
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What’s Happening in Our Classes??? Class 3-327 Class3-327is excited for Poetry Month. We will be using our “Poet’s Eye” to write different types of poems. Letter writing will still continue, so be on the lookout for a new letter.
Class 3-328 Students will continue to study with multiplication and fraction concepts. Also, we are reviewing different types of graphs (bar, pictographs). In ELA, we are using different types of graphic organizers to compare and contrast and help us plan for our writing pieces.
Classroom Reminders Remember our school is a uniform school and all students must wear white shirts/blousesand blue pants and skirts.
Parents -pleasemake sure your child is doing their homework every night. It is extremely important. Check their folders for notices and important information!
PLEASE make sure all homework is signed daily! **CHILDRENMUST BRINGIN AN ABSENTNOTETHE DAY THEY COMEBACKFROMBEINGABSENT** ~For Music, make sure your child is practicing his/her recorder every night for ten minutes!
Class 3-329 Class3-329is all revved up for Poetry Month! We will be “Opening the Doors to Poetry” and using our “Poet’s Eye” to write different types of poems. We are also continuing to write letters to different people in our lives.
Class 3-330 Class3-330has started working on our poetry journals. We have been discussing how a poem can mean different things to different people.
**Pleaseremember that uniform MUST be worn on ALL school field trips!!**
Happy Birthday!!! Danae Hardy Niko Lopez Aneaika Grant Lucina Lucero
Apr. 9th Rm. 330 Apr. 17th Rm. 328 Apr. 21st Rm. 330 Apr. 28th Rm. 329
Some of our Homework On Time students!