Saturday, March 17, 2018


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First, please remember that swimming will resume this coming week. Tuesdays and Thursdays will be third grade swim days. There will be one dry PE day to be announced soon. 

Likeness Fun

Here are our much talked about portraits. Pretty exact, eh? 

The kids blended hues to create skin tones and some attached symbols from their family culture. 

In all, it was an insightful mix of collaboration for Mother Tongue Week. 

A reading/living highlight from 
The Rechargeables!

What a perfect book for "Mr. Johnson's" constant rantings, right?  Eat, Move, Sleep!

Ask your child to retell the story for you, please. 

The ability to concisely retell a story is a skill third graders (among others) need to develop. 

Wordy Math

We're doing more multi-step word problems these days. Ask your child to solve this one and to write out the number sentence.

Clark and his brother Kent played floor hockey in their living room. Each goal was worth 2 points. Clark scored 6 points. Kent scored 8 points. How many goals did they score altogether? 

Shhh! Answer: (6 + 8) ÷ 2 = 7

One-problem homework, wow, that should be doable. And I'll be asking who solved the problem, as I always do with blogged questions to you.

Sustained Reading Improves Attentiveness 

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This three minute segment from the PBS Newshour claims reading books could strengthen a child's or an adult's ability to pay attention in general. I totally agree with the suggestion.  Three minutes! 

That's all for this week.

Eat, Move, Sleep, Solve and Read Well,

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