A214. - 2/14/2019 THANK YOU!


Dear Wonderful Third Grade Families, 


We had a fun, lively, and sweet February 14th Friendship Party  this afternoon. Students brought in decorated white bags or a decorated box and we had fun delivering our Friendship Cards. We started the party with a group project by  packaging small gifts and writing friendship notes which we attached to the wrapped gifts. These wrapped gifts will  be donated to the Child Life Department at Children’s Hospital. Thank you to all our parent volunteers for the bingo game and treats, too.


This week continued our Ancient Civilizations research and literacy groups. I have encouraged students to also work at home to edit and add to their research notes, work on their Ancient Civilizationplans and project for their final project, and work on their final project Students have their Ancient Civilization folder and Homework Folder and need to

bring in their notes/any work on Monday 2/19.


Optional: Get additional Ancient Civilization resources (on your own to bring in to class)


This week we read and wrote notes about Ancient Egypt.


2/14 Spelling test words for Latin root: sect - Corrected tests next week.



*Read-A-Thon: As you read for your Ancient Civilization research, keep track and use the minutes spent reading towards your Read-A-Thon minutes.


Always an option:


Core 5 



Focus on Ancient Civilization research project and Read-A-Thon.


Ongoing math homework:

*MATH: Know your X and division facts (See 3 minute timing worksheet and graph your progress)

Notice and use math all around you! 

Optional: Equal Groups Parts 1 and 2 Workbooks for extra practice.


Ancient Civilizations 2019


Celebration . of Learning

March 28th from 3:00-3:45 in the Lunchroom

Optional:  Get additional resources/books ( your own to bring in to class)

Thank you for your support! 




Thank you for your support! Thank you for all the sweet treats and cards!   Happy Valentine's Day!❤


All my best,


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


Ancient Civilizations 2019

  1. Choose a civilization from the list: Egypt, China, Greek, Roman

  2. Research & answer the questions about your civilization.  

  3. Complete a project to share your knowledge.  Choose from one of the suggestions or see me with other ideas.  Your project needs to give all the information.

Group A: Easier to do less time intensive

Children’s book- ABC book, picture book Travel Brochure

Trunk Museum:has artifacts (bought or child made) that represent & explain the civilization

Group B: Medium amount of time required somewhat intensive

Scrapbook Interview a citizen Write a diary

Write postcards (at least 10 cards)

Group C: Hardest to do and VERY time intensive

Comic book Mosaic Board game

  1. Present your project to others who studied the same society.  They will grade the information for accuracy, creativity and overall neatness.

  2. Present to a group of people (one from each of the other civilizations).  

  3. Complete a worksheet on each of the other societies using the knowledge gained from the presentations.

Due Dates

___________ Choose society 1/29

___________ Complete notes & Bibliography by 2/08

___________ Complete project (in class) 3/22

___________ Presentation to classmates 3/25 -3/26

___________ Reflection & self grading 3/26

Celebration of Learning

March 28th from 3:00-3:45 in the Lunchroom

Optional:  Get additional resources (on your own to bring in to class)

Ancient Civilizations Webpage Resources




**The above site allows advertising on the page which changes so I would recommend making sure the advertisements are closed before allowing students to use this page.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhDY4KJuvc0             Indus Valley

http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=1565           Mesopotamia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6wKaIEzxGo Timbuktu: City of gold
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3rd Grade
Lake Harriet Lower Campus School
Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man how to fish, he eats for a lifetime.
Chinese proverb

2018 Wax Museum History Project for 2018 is now finished! Thank you for all your support!


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


__X__Step 4: Complete note taking for Accomplishments/ Later Years (and Death )-  Remember -10 Facts Needed For Each- They should not be in complete sentences. Due by November 20.     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).


__X___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!


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


4 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- Can be a separate paragraph

I showed caring when I ....


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)


____X_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.


___X__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



Wax Museum:  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! 


Stay warm,


Susan Saly
3rd Grade
Lake Harriet Lower Campus School