Third Grade Monthly News

Dear parents,

I can’t believe it is already May and like the flowers, 3rd grade is full of new life!  May is a very busy month for all.  Third grade has May Crowning and lots of learning and sharing and fun activities.  We have 2 field trips this month-Aquarium of the Pacific on May 10th and Cabrillo Tidepools on the May 22nd.  Thank you to all who offered to drive/chaperone and hope to see many of you tagging along on our trip to the tidepools.

We have one more book report this year.  It is on a nonfiction book about an ocean life.  The students are creating a diorama and writing a mini-research report.  I hope they enjoy learning more about their selected ocean life.  The ocean habitat is the main theme in Science and Social Studies this month, as well as our focus for our two field trips mentioned above.  Please continue to help your students to practice their multiplication facts and their cursive.  Fourth graders are expected to be very proficient with both of these, but they need to be practice at home to achieve proficiency.  Also, please help your students with the May reading log which is the reading coupons for all the family members to fill out on all books read at home this month.  Happy Reading!

Finally, thank you again to the Milletts and all who helped with and attended the Literature Tea.  I hope you enjoyed meeting all the “characters” as much as I did.  It was a day to remember!

Many thanks and prayers always,

Sue Arnold