- September 13 - Run4Funds Pledges Due
- September 17 - Denver Walking Tour Field Trip
- September 20 - Run4Funds Prize Day
Field Trip - Denver Walking Tour
We are very excited for our first field trip of third grade! We will be heading downtown for a three hour long walking tour. Our tour guide will lead us on an informative and fun tour of lower downtown. The tour guide will reinforce the students' understanding of how Denver got its start, and the students will also get to see firsthand many of the important buildings that we learned about in class, including the D&F Tower, Union Station, and the Oxford Hotel.
Please sign and return your child's permission slip along with $6 cash, to cover the cost of the tour. As soon as I have all the forms back, I will choose chaperones for our class. In order to be fair when choosing parent chaperones, if you offered to volunteer, I will put your name in a hat. If your name gets drawn, I will email you to confirm your availability. Please know that not every parent who volunteered will be able to chaperone this trip. If you aren't picked to go on this field trip, we will have another one later this year! :)
What We've Been Learning...
We are almost finished with our first math unit of the year. Students will have their UNIT 1 math test next Tuesday. We will have a review day on Monday before the test.
This week we focused on making higher-level predictions about the books we are reading. As third graders, our predictions should include what might happen next and why, factoring in the main character's influences (including other characters, external factors or resources, and also internal traits). We also worked on strategies for figuring out tricky words.
Students wrote their very first paragraph on their own. Our topic was "What Makes Cottonwood So Great?" Students brainstormed their ideas, planned out their writing, wrote their first drafts, peer edited, and wrote their final copy. The kids were very proud of their work and are looking forward to sharing it with you!
- Spelling Homework (due next Wednesday) - Lesson 3 (long e)
- Spelling Test on Thursday
- We took our second Wordly Wise test today. We will spend 2 weeks on each unit, so tests will be every other Friday.
This week students worked in small groups to research a person who is important to Denver History. Students created a poster and presented their project to the class. We discussed how to be good presenters, including making eye contact with your audience, using a strong voice, and being prepared. Students practiced their presentations beforehand.