Third Grade News (posted by Sarah Miller; 03/10/17)
What a fun week in third grade! We love the growth we are seeing in these kiddos! It is hard to believe that we are in the final stretch of the school year.
Field Trip
We’re going to the Vikings exhibit at the Denver Museum and Nature at Science on March 28th. There are two things we need from you. 1. Sign your child up for the field trip in the school store. 2. Parent chaperones. Every homeroom needs two chaperones, who will ride the bus to and from the museum with us, and stay at the museum with us the entire time. These specific chaperones will have their entrance ticket provided for them. Beyond that, we’d love to have as many parent chaperones as possible join us, but you’d have to provide your own ticket. We hope you’ll join us for the amazing day of hands on learning!
Please let your child’s homeroom teacher know if you can chaperone. So far everyone but Ms. Jacob has enough volunteers to ride the bus but anyone is welcome to meet us there. Please just let us know to expect you!
Infinite Campus
Please remember that we post all of our assignments ahead of time on infinite campus, so that should be your first place to go when you are looking for makeup work, etc. Also, if you get a missing assignment email, please go on to IC to look at the “comments” section, because a lot of times there is information that we write in there for you.
Math
Math is going great! Thank you for helping your child memorize the multiplication facts. Keep going, they’re doing a phenomenal job! We’ll keep assigning IXL as extra practice, check IC to look for those assignments.
History
Next week we are finishing up our economics unit and moving on to the last big unit of third grade, Thirteen Colonies!
Science
This was an exciting week in science with something fun and hands-on happening each day. We hope your kiddos came home each night to tell you all about their learning. Next week we will do a mini unit on plants.
Literacy
There will be spelling and phonograms next week. Students will continue to write informative pieces about the White House. Don’t forget to ask your child when their next book report is due.
Specials News
Art There’s a new volunteer signup online! This one has been redesigned so as to be way more user-friendly. Instead of having a new signup every other month or so, this one covers the entire rest of the school year! See instructions on the signup page. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email dcondry@aak8.org. Click here to sign up! "Ceramic Sea Turtles!" In order to solidify the understanding of the relationship between 2-D and 3-D art, students will be taking one of their former 2-D projects and bringing it up a dimension. All of the art so far has been flat. Not only so, but none of the projects this year have even attempted to appear 3-D. Before third graders embark on creating the illusion of three dimensions, they’ll start by making the real thing. Students have taken very stylized paintings of sea turtles and turned them into gorgeously decorated 3-D sculptures. Music Students will continue their journey with Recorder Karate and will be learning "Simple Gifts" and "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean". Students will also listen to Mozart's "Horn Concerto No. 4" and Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Springs". Physical Education This is an exciting week as the students are going to discover the difference they can make by being involved with Jump Rope For Heart. They will also learn fundamental jump roping skills, including bell, skier, heel-toe, x-cross and much more. Technology Students will be introduced to animation using Pivot Animation. They will watch videos explaining the importance of animation and will then begin creating their own animation. Third graders will review MS Word using “copy/paste” and “formatting text” functions.

Mr. See needs volunteers! (posted by Emily Marsh; 09/29/16)
Please take a look at Mr. See's volunteer page for your student's homeroom and help out if you can. We know he could really use it!
Click here to sign up!
Event Calendar
Sept 4
NO SCHOOL
Sept 15
ALL - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development