We hope you had a great weekend. Please be aware that this upcoming week has two half days – our usual Wednesday 12:30 release, with its usual clubs, as well as Friday, Sep 29. If your child has Friday clubs or tutoring, please check in with that teacher or leader – all Great Hearts faculty are expected to attend training events on that afternoon. Athenaeum will be available as usual to families that are subscribed.
Friday the 29this also an Archway Lincoln Spirit Wear Day. Student Spirit Wear shirts may be worn in place of uniform shirts, and should be tucked in and free of tears and holes. Students are expected to wear their regular uniform pants/shorts/shorts, belt, shoes, and socks.
Thank you to those parents that have helped us during Maths and Reading Groups these last 2 weeks. We will be taking a break from them this week in order to brush up on procedures and expectations for these fun activities. Groups will resume the week of October 1st – please be in touch with your classroom teacher with any questions on this matter.
This year our school will be participating in a Scholastic Books program called All for Books. Please see below for information on the program:
Turning Dollars and Coins into Books and Smiles!
All for Books is an easy and effective way to unite the school community and provide more books for kids and teachers. All funds collected through All for Books are used to buy more books from the Book Fair.
Funds can be used to:
- Give more students a chance to participate in the Book Fair.
- Add new books to the school library.
- Help teachers build and refresh their classroom libraries.
- Donate to another school or community organization in need of books.
Scholastic Book Fairs® then matches those monetary donations with a donation of up to $1 million in books from The Scholastic Possible Fund, which distributes books to children through organizations such as the Kids In Need Foundation, Reader to Reader, Inc., and the National Center for Families Learning.
By working together, we can help connect kids with more books than ever before
There will be various ways for Lincoln families to donate. Every dollar given to All for Books will go to provide books for underprivileged schools, and then will be matched dollar for dollar by Scholastic to be used to purchase books from teacher wish-lists to be distributed to our classrooms. It’s a win-win for everyone! Please be on the lookout for further details!
Here is the curriculum information for this week:
Spalding: We will continue working our way through our word list, entering words in our Spalding notebooks daily and practicing for homework. Continue to encourage neatness on homework.
Literature: This week our literature focus will be on perspective (or point of view), focusing this week on 1stand 3rdperson point of view. We are also continuing our reading of Pinocchio’s adventures. There will be no Reading Groups this week!
Grammar: We will continue working on classifying sentences, focusing identifying complete and simple subjects and predicates.
Writing: In writing, we have been working on crafting topic sentences, and will continue to practice the skills of planning and executing a well-written paragraph.
History: In History this week we will be learning about Roman aqueducts, bridges, buildings and more! We will be completing a project on Thursday afternoon where we will be making our own Roman Art! The art project will be a mosaic. We can’t wait to see the beautiful creations our third graders will make.
Science: in science we will be continuing to learn about the names of bones and will introduce X-rays.
Math: This week, we will be subtracting 4-digit numbers with regrouping and word problems. There will be not Maths Groups this week!
Looking forward to a great week!
The 3rd Grade Team