Week of September 25, 2017

Early Release on Friday
We have an early release for Teacher In Service on Friday of this week. 

Absences and Missed Work
If you know that your child is going to miss instruction time in the classroom, we appreciate it when you let us know via email. However, it is not always possible for us to compile work that your child will miss. Sometimes this is due to the type of lesson, but sometimes it is due to the time constraints of the day.
If your child’s teacher does compile work for your child, it is purely courtesy, as this is not required by our school policies. If your child’s teacher is unable to compile the work, your child may catch up on the work upon his return to school, with the appropriate deductions made in the case of an unexcused absence. In the case of an excused absence, as many days of grace will be given as there were days of absence.
Please note:
·       Receipt of advance work does not necessarily constitute an excused absence.
·       Excused absences are given for sickness or bereavement and can be granted only by our administrative staff, not teachers.
·       Parents who are volunteering on campus may not come to their child’s classroom to request work in advance of an absence.
For more information about absences and requests for missed work, please refer to our Family Handbook.    

English Language Arts
Literature: We will be learning about making connections in a text using the following models:  text to text, text to world, text to self.
Writing: This week we are learning how to edit a peer’s writing.  This includes how to give compliments and how to criticize another’s work constructively.
Grammar: We will discuss simple and complete subjects, simple and complete predicates.  

History
In History, we begin our study of Rome.  This begins with the myth of Romulus and Remus.  This is a very important unit for 3rd Grade.  The Rome unit culminates during Project Week with student presentations.

Math
This week in Math we will be continuing with bar models by applying them to word problems.  We will be reviewing this unit for the rest of the week and completing an assessment late in the week. 

Science

This week in Science we will continue our study of classification of animals and vertebrates.  Specifically, we will be exploring the characteristics of birds.

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