The students had a fabulous time at our cultural arts assembly- Soro Bindi! . was great! Ask your child to tell you about it.
Students in 3rd grade Social Studies classes have been having fun learning all about maps. They are getting very familiar with all different kinds of maps and leatning how to use the map legends and scales. The discussions in class have been interesting and thought provoking. The students have been engaged and excited learners! I am so proud of their hard work!
The students at BES came to school completely inside out and backwards!!!
Don't worry...it wasn't Wacky Wednesday. We were celebrating our successful fundraising efforts for the Haddam Fuel Bank. Our school community raised $1000. to help keep our neighbors warm this winter. What wonderful caring families we have here at Burr.
And some pretty great kids, too! (Even if they are backwards!!)
WOWZA!!!! Look at all that generosity!!!
It is wonderful to see all of the student growth in third grade. They are really doing a wonderful job. I can't believe that we are already half way through the year! We recently had our 91st day of school and our 100th day of school will be on February 6th (so long as there are no snow days...).
Conference will be coming up in March. If you have any questions or concerns before then, please do not hesitate to contact the third grade team and we will be happy to speak with you.
Stay warm and Happy February!
There has been quite a bit of excitement in class over the last couple of weeks and it has been growing day by day! The students are doing a very nice job staying focused when needed and they have been actively engaged in the lessons and classroom activities. They are all working really hard. (We tried a fun mannequin challenge today as a quick break…. but I had a few technical difficulties filming with my phone. Maybe we’ll try again tomorrow.)
In Science class, we are studying changing matter. The students have been learning all about matter, the states of matter- solids, liquids and gases (and plasma) and how the properties of matter change when conditions change. Our lessons and classroom discussions have been giving us some great ideas for some fun classroom experiments!
In Social Studies class we have been talking a lot about the different types of families, as well as their special traditions. The students have recently finished writing ‘My Favorite Family Tradition’ pieces. Their informational writing skills are really improving as they share all of the special details that they love about their chosen tradition.
On a related note, you should all be so PROUD of your kiddos. (I know I am.) You have instilled such respect and appreciation for family and tradition in your children. It is evident as they write about the truly important things to them…..like spending a holiday at Grandma’s, watching the Super bowl with my dad, baking cookies with my family and going around the Thanksgiving table to share what we are all thankful for. These wonderful children of yours have learned such valuable lessons before they have even turned double digits. Good work! It will serve them well when they become adults.
Our discussions about different traditions have sparked new interests for many students on the team. There are quite a few students who have volunteered to do extra research about a new or special tradition and then share with the class. These students will be presenting what they learned next week. (I will let them know what day they are scheduled for so they can be prepared.) It is so exciting!
**Please send in your container**
If you have not already sent in a container (with your child’s name on it) for your child’s centerpiece, please do so this week. (A cool whip container or a container that is similarly sized works best) If you have an extra container that you are willing to send in as well, we would really appreciate it!) We want to make sure every child will be able to make a centerpiece. Thank you!!
Important December dates:
12/16- Report cards go home
12/21- Field trip to HKHS for holiday concert 9:30- 11:15
12/22- Centerpiece Craft @ 2:00 in the cafeteria (refreshments immediately follow in the classrooms) 12/23- -Early Dismissal
-Community Meeting/Sing a long- 9:30 am
12/26- 1/2- Holiday Recess
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Thanks so much.
Looking forward to seeing you next week!
Save the date for Holiday Centerpieces!
Thursday, December 22nd
The third grade will be coming together and making holiday centerpieces. Afterwards, each class will enjoy refreshments back in their classrooms. We hope that you will be able to join us for this fun event.
Details to follow.
*Please let me know if you would like to help organize the refreshments for the classroom or if you would like to volunteer to read a special holiday story aloud to the class. Thank you!!!
The third grade students have been learning a lot about our country's election process in Social Studies class. They have even been able to experience the process first hand with our Student Council elections. (Thankfully, in school it has been a much quicker and much more painless process!)
Over the last two weeks, the students who wanted to run for student council have filled out applications, campaigned with posters and promises, and even given speeches in class. (That is such a hard thing to do and they all did a really wonderful job!)
Each of the students in third grade classes got the opportunity to register to vote and fill out their very own ballot to vote for the two students they think will do the best job.
It has been an exciting experience for everyone involved. All of the teachers are very proud of the students!
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.