You child also did a fun activity in which they received a card with information about a local bird, animal, or plant. We went outside and passed a ball of yarn to and from connected creatures to discover ways these living things are connected. We read “If Sharks Disappeared” and looked at what might happen if this apex (top of the food chain) predator disappeared. Check in with your child to see if they can recall some of the devastating effects losing sharks would have on the environment.
Your child practiced reading and fluency in a fun way by figuring out a way to read/perform an Adaptation “Jive” for the class. The jive included words like migration, metamorphosis, camouflage, and mimicry. We had some versions that sounded like rap, chants, singing, and one even included clapping and stomping. Great info in the jive, and a fun chance to read a pretty complicated page of information with feeling and rhythm!
Halloween was a joy. What a happy day this is for kids. The parade was delightful and Katharine brought a fun and healthy treat of ghostly bananas, mini muffins, and delicious juice for the kids to munch as they watched the classic, Charlie Brown’s Great Pumpkin.
Our classroom Student Council Reps have turned in their forms, and I checked and returned their speeches (check homework folder). If your child is running, please encourage them to read through their speech a few times before our Thursday election. They may use their notes or memorize the speech, whatever they feel will allow them to present their best.
Conferences will be held over the next two weeks, and we will have early release every day. Your child has done some self-reflection and I will share this with you when we meet.
Next week, your child will receive their soprano recorder and a folder to keep sheet music in. This is a 3rd grade highlight! These two items are very light and should LIVE in their backpack so they aren’t forgotten on music day, Wednesday. The kids are really excited, and Mrs. Adessa’s expectation is that they practice at least 5 minutes a night. More detailed information will come home on Wednesday.