Thursday, February 26, 2015

Circle Letter 02/26/15

February 26, 2015
Dear Families,
         It was great to see the kids after our February break and hear about how they spent their time in our epic snowy landscape. Our courtyard is something else with snow mounds galore as high as the window tops.  Swing by and check it out if you are in the building.
            We have picked up where we left off with lots of our studies.  The information book each student is writing is continues with good gusto!  There is a lot of talk and work this week on introductions, glossaries and text features to support our information.  In computer lab many students got to type a chapter or two of their book.  Also we continue with our vehicle design and study of force and motion.  In fact Mr. Foster happened upon us in the hallway yesterday doing an investigation and captured our work on film.  I believe he posted it on the Mitchell School Face Book page if you are curious.  Sammy B. wowed him with Sir Isaac Newton’s Laws of motion J. 
            We are into our second unit of multiplication with unit 7… find the Math Reflex login and password information in your kiddo’s red folder.  This is a great way to get kids practicing their math facts.  Please help with testing through card games or math fact quizzes your child every so often. It really makes a difference.
            There has been a lot of excitement over our new Book Groups during reading time. There are some great books being read and shared by our class of readers.  Get the scoop.  Also we are enjoying a new read aloud, Ruby Holler, by a favorite author of mine, Sharon Creech.

            Our bowling field trip is next Friday.  Thanks to Ms. Torr for organizing this free event for the whole Grade 3.  If you are interested in bowling with us please send word.  We still have a few spaces open.