April Showers Bring May Flowers

April is over after today and we are coming into the last month of school. We are down to 4 weeks or 19 days. In that time, we will have a musical, field day, a field trip to City Museum, end of year party, and talent show. I have enjoyed having the students this year and have learned much from them.

Schedule of Events

Early Dismissal Day – May 2nd

Musical – May 4th

Field Day – May 11th

City Museum – May 15th

End of year party – May 24th

Talent Show – May 25th

In a few short weeks, you will be parents of middle schoolers! Please remember that as they grow that they still need parents (even if they don’t think they do). Keep asking questions and remember that they are still experiencing firsts in life. Enjoy the moments and see the amazing young people you are raising!!! I am seeing it already!

Last week was our first week of Feature Teacher!  We had some awesome lessons from some very talented people in our class.  On Tuesday Makenna taught us all about dance.  She even brought her dance buddy who was a kindergarten student in my class!  On Wednesday Stella taught us all about the different types of dinosaurs, and Thursday Korby showed the class how to make cupcakes.  We even got to taste her yummy presentation!

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Last week Mrs. Hanold taught a mini-art lesson on pointillism.  Each child painted a canvas with dots around their name using Q-tips.  They loved the lesson and they all turned out great!

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Our third graders have been cooking…cooking up delicious book reports!

We recently learned about the different parts of a book-the setting, problem, solution, summary, and characters. After reading chapter books, the students decorated pizza boxes and made pizzas with each slice representing a different topic. We then celebrated their hard work with a pizza party. During the pizza party, we walked around the room and looked at all of the book reports. Some even made a list of books they want to read over summer.

Afterwards, we ate pizza to commemorate their hard work! We even had a cookie cake that looked like a pizza! It was a delicious and fun way to learn about and showcase books!

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“Everyday is a new opportunity.  You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again.  That’s the way life is, with a new game everyday and that’s the way baseball is.” – Bob Feller


 

From the Desk of Ms. Mitchell:

 

Welcome back from spring break! This month in P.E, we are kicking off Jump Rope for Heart.  Students in grades K-5 will encouraged to participate and take pledge to live a healthy lifestyle.  We will also be participating and learning the basic skills of baseball! All students will be learning to hit and field!

Below is the link to sign your student up online for Jump Rope for Heart:

http://american.heart.org/jump-hoops/

 

 

Easter

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Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, so the students were divided into groups, given a famous woman to study, and then they created a poster with pictures and information about their famous woman.  Here are some pictures of the process and final projects:

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Spirit Week

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                                                 Red, White, and Blue Day                                                     Disney Day

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                                                Dress Your Best for Worship Day                                                  Career Day

Fun with Science

After completing our unit on matter, the students were put into groups to make a bridge.  The lesson was showing how we combine matter to make many things in our world.  Each group was given the task to make a bridge that could successfully hold the weight of a Matchbox car.  It was neat seeing the different ideas they came up with.

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Math Fun with Coordinate Graphs and Area

After learning about coordinate graphs in math, we made a life-size graph on our classroom floor.  The students had lots of fun placing objects on the coordinate graph and even more fun placing themselves on the graph.  We rolled dice to come up with the coordinates, and then each student had to stand on that point.

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Then we learned about area.  Each student created a flower for our “Area Garden” and then calculated the area of their completed picture.

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