Language Arts: We will be reading the Houghton Mifflin Story Across the Wide, Dark Sea. This is the story of a young boy who tells of his voyage on the Mayflower and of the settlement of Plymouth once the ship arrives in the new land. Skills include making inferences, subject pronouns (I, he, she, it, we), and exclamations. Spelling words include /oo/ words. During RTI we are reading fiction selections.
Math: We will begin Unit 5 this week. Students will write equations to solve word problems. Your child can work on Math Magician. Each time a student completes a level in the given time, they will earn money on their account sheets. Please print and sign any certificates that your child earns 100% on and return them to school. Third graders will be working hard to get into the Multiplication Club. Your child will get tested on their multiplication facts several times each week. Please practice multiplication & division flash cards at home. Your support from home makes a difference!
Science: Earth Changes
Social Studies : We learned about statehood, and now we're exploring how Michigan grew as a state. This will include resources, towns, people, and products.
Geography Genius is a weekly activity sheet that challenges students to foster their geography skills while earning points for their Caravan team as they travel around the world collecting lost artifacts from different countries. We will begin this simulation in a few weeks.
AFTERNOON PICK-UP PROCEDURES:
8:15 - Start
11:45 - 1/2 Day
1:55 - Early Release Day
3:25 - End
Central’s NEW Snack and Birthday Policy
Since Kenowa Hills is taking a more active role regarding student health and wellness, we feel it appropriate to support that goal in our classrooms. As a result of this policy, we would like to request the following items.
First, we ask that you arrange your child's classroom snack to consist of fruits and vegetables or any other food that you consider healthy. *We will notify all parents with any serious allergies that may require further classroom snack limitations ASAP*. Fresh fruits, fresh veggies, dried fruits, raisins, canned fruits, applesauce, yogurt, or cheese sticks. Again, these are just SOME examples. This requirement encourages healthy eating habits for everyone.
We would also like to notify you of a school wide change for birthday celebrations. In continuing to support our health and wellness initiative and to prevent potential allergy problems, we would like students to bring in a NON-FOOD ITEM for the class. Just one example would be a book or game the birthday student would like to purchase as a gift for our classroom. Another option is to have your child bring a small, non-edible birthday treat for the class such as stickers, pencils, or bouncy balls. We realize that this strays from tradition, but this has proven to be a safe and fun way to celebrate in our classrooms. As always, sending a birthday treat with your child is strictly optional. We will have a special celebration for each and every student regardless if he/she brought a treat.
The students will be working hard on their multiplication facts to earn an ice cream treat at the end of the year. Students earn parts to an ice cream sundae as they memorize their facts. Please help to reinforce these skills at home so that your child can be successful.
Please be aware that we have a student with a severe peanut allergy in our classroom this year. It is important that you send a peanut-free healthy snack to school with your child. Also, please remember this when sending in birthday treats. We will not be able to allow peanut products in the classroom. Thank you for your cooperation.
Because safety is a top priority here at Central, we are working to improve our building security. We have a new buzzer system when you enter the building through the main doors. We ask that you please check in at the office to receive a visitor tag anytime you are volunteering or entering the building. Remember that all volunteers need a new background check each year. Thank you for helping to keep our school a safe place.
Reading and Math Support
Central Elementary has three intervention specialists that support qualifying students in math and reading. Assessment takes place multiple times during the school year to monitor student growth to determine whether continued support by a specialist is necessary. The start of the school year necessitates the need to assess students so that we are servicing the students with the greatest need. This may mean that students that received support last year may not qualify for support this year. If your child qualifies for support in math or reading, you will be receiving a letter home.
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