Sunday, February 9, 2014

Penny Wars and Food Drive

What a busy week we will be having!  We have been asked to join with the high school to work on 2 projects that give back to our community.

The Interact Club is doing a food drive for our local food shelf and they have asked for our help.  Each grade will have a box for collecting food for the food shelf.  They will tally the totals each day and post the results in the hall.  At the end of the week, the grade that collects the most will be given an ice cream party!  Last year 3rd grade won and we had so much fun!  Let's see if we can do it 2 years in a row!

During Snowball week each year the high school has their Penny Wars.  This year, to get the elementary involved each elementary grade has been paired with a high school grade.  3rd grade and 10th grade will be working together to raise money for charity.

How it works:  Each group will have a jar.  We earn points by adding pennies to our jar.  We can decrease another groups points by placing silver coins and/or dollar bills in their jar.  The amounts will be tallied each day and and the leaders will be announced.  At the end of the week, the team with the most money gets to designate the charity that the money will go to as well as celebrate with a pizza party!

I hope you will talk to you student about the importance of each activity and encourage them to participate!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Go For the Gold! Read!

The Winter Olympics are beginning this month, so we are getting in the spirit of the games and getting excited about reading all at the same time!  The entire month of February will revolve around the Olympics and reading.  Each classroom has chosen a country to represent in the Reading Olympics. Our class country is Japan!  

Students can earn medals for our country each week by reading.  This reading is recorded on their weekly Home Reading Journal and returned each Thursday.  Students who read 100 minutes for the week earn a bronze medal, 120 minutes earns a silver medal, and students who read 140 minutes or more for the week will earn a gold medal and be entered in a drawing for a chance to have lunch with the teachers! 

On February 28th, all 3rd graders who have earned at least a bronze medal each week will earn the privilege of going to Northern Aire Lanes for our Olympic Bowling party!

Along with the opportunity to read and earn medals, we will have a number of other fun activities including dress up days, book buddies, and a used book exchange.  

We hope you get involved and encourage your child to read, read, read!

Friday 2/7- Team USA Day- wear red, white and blue
Friday 2/14- Tropical Day
Friday 2/21- Olympic Rings Color Day- our class color is GREEN
Friday 2/28- Crazy Hair, PJ and Slipper Day
Happy Wednesday!  This is a quick reminder that Parent Teacher Conferences will be held tonight, February 5th and next Wednesday February 12th from 4:00pm-8:00pm.  The conferences are run as an open house style with families with last names beginning with A-L attending Feb. 5 and families with the last names beginning with M-Z attending Feb. 12.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

2013-2014 Daily Schedule

8:00- Breakfast, Walking Gym
8:25- Morning Meeting
8:40- Monkeys Reading
9:30- Cheetahs Reading
10:20- Brain Break
10:40- Mrs. Franklin's Class Language Arts
11:22- Lunch and Recess
12:15- Literature Time
12:30- Music and PE
1:20- Milk Break
1:40- Home Room Language Arts
2:15- Flex Time
         (Tuesday- Library 2:30, Wednesday- Ms. Whipple, Thursday- TTL)
3:00- Pack up
3:05- Dismiss

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Welcome to 3rd Grade

I am very excited to use this blog as a means to communicate what is happening in the classroom with you.  Even with take home folders, homework, notes, and other important papers get lost. I am hoping this tool will help us stay connected even when that happens.

Please check back often for updates on what is happening in 3rd grade Reading, Spelling, and Language Arts.  I will also be adding helpful tips and links for you and your child to use at home.