A214- 11/13/2018

Dear Third Grade Families,

 
Just to clarify, students need to do only 1 fun, creativeneat, and, accurate science activity on the WHOLE science tic-tac-toe page which is due the 16th. I apologize, I do not think it was clear on the page. The students, however know that only 1 activity is required. Students can always use their science journal and notes to redo the phases of the moon. Your child is always welcome to do more activities, but only 1 is required.
 

A reminder that we are now working on Step 4 (or beyond for some). Your child is able to take their notes and book home to catch up. Your child just needs to bring back their notes to class the next day. I am happily checking wonderful facts from the students tonight. 

 

Thank you for all your support.


2018 Wax Museum History Project began 10/22/2018          

 

Below is a copy of what the students will be working on with their History Maker Biographies (Wax Museum Project).   Feel free to bring in more books to class as well as read online, watch video clips, watch appropriate movies, etc... about your person at home! We will take this step by step! Note the changed dates due to needing more time to complete our quality History Maker Project. Most  work will done in class. Students must use their time well in class!

 

I will let you know if your child needs to work on anything at home.  Students can always work at home to catch up! Otherwise they will complete most of the work here at school.  The one item they do need to do at home is find 5 to 7 pictures relating of their person and print them.  Then they should bring them to school.  The sooner the better.  That way they can write their captions and mount them on the paper. Please, no bigger than  5X 7 or 6 X 8 so the pictures can fit on the board and no smaller than 3 x 4. 

 

Students have this in their Wax Museum Folder at school: 
 

 

Name___________________________________ History Maker: _____________________

 

History Makers: How did I (the person you are studying) make the world a better place?   You should be able to answer this question when you are done!!!

 

Check off (Teacher’s initials) as each step is complete.

 

Here are the Wax Museum Steps (Pacing Schedule) during Literacy block:

You can always work ahead!

 

__X___Step 1: Choose your History Maker by 10/22. Keep notes in your project folder (To be handed out 10/22)

 

X_____Step 2: Completely read your biography by November 1st. (Yes! Bring in more books to class as well as read online, watch video clips, watch appropriate movies, etc... about your person at home! Gather as many facts/information as you can).

 

___X__Step 3: Complete note taking for Birth & Growing Up Years/Education (2 Worksheets) by November 9th. Remember -10 Facts Needed For Each- They should not be in complete sentences.  See examples below:

1. Born 8/13/1792

2. 1st home Baton Rouge, LA

 

_____Step 4: Complete note taking for Accomplishments/ Later Years (and Death )-  Remember -10 Facts Needed For Each- They should not be in complete sentences.
IB (International Baccalaureate Profiles and Attitudes of Scholars) --Give examples in your History Maker's life when they were knowledgeable, caring, balanced, etc... Your child will need to  review their notes and reading to give examples by November 20th.  (3 Worksheets).

 

_____Step 5: Begin writing the speech Rough Draft using notes in chronological order. A paragraph (at least 7 facts) from each sheet. Rough Draft due by November 28th. Use your time well in class!

 

_____Step 6: Edit and FINAL DRAFT November 30th. Use your time well in class!

 

5 Paragraphs  with topic sentences and details for the rough draft:

Hi, my name is___________.

Paragraph 1- Birth and Growing Up Years

Paragraph 2- Education

Paragraph 3-Later Years and Death

Paragraph 4- Accomplishments

Paragragh 5- IB Profiles

 

Include, as best you can throughout your speech, examples of when your History Maker showed ten IB attitudes and profiles. Example: (Childhood and Growing Up Years)  **** showed caring  and empathy when she took the time to describe what she saw with detailed and descriptive language to her blind sister.   We are helping each other with this piece. It really helps your child make  a  deeper connection to their History Maker as they learn more vocabulary.

Include a concluding sentence: I made the world a better place by...

Self-edit and then peer-edit with at least two peers. (We are using a detailed checklist in class)

 

_____Step 7: Assemble your Presentation Boards due by December 12th. We have the boards so no need to buy! Assemble your Presentation Boards (in class!) We are cutting out our pictures and adding colorful boarders to our pictures, adding captions, making a title, and adding our beautiful drawing (from art) of our History Maker to our boards.

 

_____Step 8: Wax Museum Celebration! Please bring all your costume pieces to school to get dressed up as your history maker! Invite your parents and family!

 

Location and date:

December 19th at 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. in the LHLC Lunchroom

 
Thank you for your support and all my best,

 

 

Susan Saly

3rd Grade
Lake Harriet Lower Campus School
612.668.3210
 
Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man how to fish, he eats for a lifetime.
Chinese proverb
 
 

From: Susan Saly
Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2018 7:28:25 PM
Subject: Re: Saly News 11/10/18 - Checking in
 

Dear Third Grade Families,

 

Hello tonight.

 

Your child also wrote you a friendly reflection letter about  week. Please allow them to finish if they did not finish in the classroom. I see improvement with writing and getting reflections about the week's happenings on paper. Overall, we are still working on paragraphs, using details and descriptive language in our writing, as well as practicing self-editing skills.

 

 We finally got to celebrate our Fun Run Pizza Party this past Thursday afternoon. It was a good way to celebrate our wonderful fundraising efforts. Thank you, Families, and thank you, P.T.A!

 

Your child also wrote you a friendly reflection letter about the week. Please allow him/her to finish if s/he did not finish in the classroom. I see improvement with writing and getting reflections about the week's happenings on paper. Overall, we are still working on paragraphs, using details and descriptive language in our writing, as well as practicing self-editing skills.

 

Wax Museum:  Your child was again welcome to take their book and notes  home this weekend if they wanted to work on their facts. I am checking handed in work this weekend so your child may need to catch on their facts next week. Students are learning how to read, reread, and skim for information to dig up quality facts. I encourage other sources, too. A  research source  (LHLC renewed license!) could include  Brainpop! Thank you, P.T.A!

 

Go to Brainpop.com

 

For exampleKing Tut could be viewed under Egyptian Pharaohs. Use the search bar. There is a little information about King Tut (3:27) in the video. Pause the video when needed to write notes. Feel free to assist with spelling if necessary. 

 

Ongoing: Math graphing  for the 3 minutes + and - facts  timings is ongoing and we will eventually transition to multiplication and division facts later in the year. 

 

This year your child has been using Lexia® Core5® Reading, a fun computer-based individualized program that has helped millions of students. The activities in Core5 support and build on our classroom curriculum and focus on developing reading skills in six areas: phonological awareness, phonics, structural analysis, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Here’s how Lexia Core5 Reading works: 

 

● Your child began Core5 at a starting point that fit his or her needs and works in online activities throughout the week. 

 

● Online activities include direct instruction and feedback as your child learns new skills.

 

● Progress and performance in the program is reported so teachers can provide help when needed.

 

● Paper-and-pencil activities may also used for practice and may be done in school or brought home for extra practice.

 

● Achievement certificates may be sent home to celebrate success and to show progress in the program. We hope you share in our excitement about this program! 

 

Have a great day!

 

Susan Saly

3rd Grade
Lake Harriet Lower Campus School
612.668.3210
 
Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man how to fish, he eats for a lifetime.
Chinese proverb

 

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