May Newsletter

May 1st, 2018

 

                                                                   

Newsletter

 

 

 

 

Wow! The weather outside is rather fickle. One day we have summer, then spring and then there is always the possibility of snow. Ah! Living in the mountains. This month we have lots on the go. Numeracy Week, visiting LGMS, Multicultural Day and at the end of month a visit to Morley school for a concert (thanks to Mrs. Morley).

**Please help us with our Multicultural Day! A note will be coming home on Monday with details – We need lots of parents to make this event run smoothly.

Also, if you are technologically savvy and would like to help us put together an end of the year Grade 3 slideshow please let me know. I would really like some help with this.

Reading

We are almost finished listening to our novel Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick. Book Club presentations will begin mid month. I am noticing quite a few students not bringing in their home reading books as often. Please, please keep reading every night! This is our last push before the end of the year reading tests to see how far your children have come. I have had a couple of students starting to fall back a level and I have told them how important it is to continue to read just right books. Grade 4 reading will not get easier!

Writing

Story writing has begun. We are following a “Somebody, Wanted, But, So” format. Ask your child what each part means.

Math

We have just about finished with measurement and perimeter. Next is Data Analysis/Graphing and Mass. Things are taking longer than expected these days (lots of interruptions). Then on to Multiplication and Division. June will be all about Geometry and Fractions.

Science

Butterflies (Life Cycles) will be our last unit in Science. We will be taking care of our own larva and journaling on this process.

Social Studies

Our last two countries – Tunisia and the Ukraine! And Multicultural Day on the 25th.

Only 9 more weeks of school and SO much to do! Double Yikes!

Important Dates to Remember (Also on the Google Calendar)

Apr. 30 – May 4th – Numeracy Week

May 2nd – Hats on for Mental Health

May 3rd – Wear a Number Shirt Day

May 4th – Assembly at 1:30pm – Math Games in the Classroom after assembly from 2:00 – 2:30 (Feel free to drop by)

May 9th – Alberta Parks Presentation – Ugly Bugly 9:00am in the Gym

May 11th – Book Orders Due

May 18th – No Regular Classes for Students

May 21st – No Classes

May 22nd – Afternoon trip to visit LGMS

May 23rd – LGMS Parent Night

May 25th – Multicultural Day (Please see detailed note coming home!)

May 31st  – Trip to Morley (Concert) Afternoon.

 

Other dates to look forward to;

Jun 1st – Half Day for Students

Jun 15th – Half Day for Students

Jun 28th – Swimming at Elevation Place

Jun 29th – Last Day and Grade 3 Farewell Assembly

 

Sincerely,

Terri Williamson

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