The Week Ahead 10/28 – 11/1

Is your foot a foot long? How far can a third grader jump? How wide is the classroom? In math this week, we will continue our study of data by investigating these questions and more. Our first investigation of analyzing categorical data is concluding and we will begin to look at measurement data.  We will discuss equivalent measurements in yards, feet, and inches, and will work to measure accurately to the nearest half-inch. We will learn to represent our data using line plots and will work on making accurate mathematical observations about the data we collect.

In language arts, we will read a science article, When the Wolves Returned, that describes work to restore wolf populations in Yellowstone National Park. In analyzing the information in the article, we will identify cause and effect and the sequence of events. In our writing work, we will discuss what makes a good research source.

Our social studies work continues to focus on map skills. Students will look at maps of regions of the United States and learn about what makes each region unique.

On Halloween this Thursday, we will have a third grade party after specials in the afternoon, followed by the lower school Halloween parade. As a reminder, regarding costumes, here are the school guidelines: “Students may wear their costumes to school, and accessories (masks, wands etc) will be allowed only during the parade. Students are still required to wear comfortable shoes to participate in PE and/or outdoor play as usual. Face paint, gory costumes, and toy weapons will not be permitted.”

In November, St. Michael’s students will be participating in our annual Canned Food Drive. We will be collecting canned goods from November 4 – 25. We will be setting a class goal for the number of cans we will try to gather.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Thursday 10/31: Halloween Party (2:15) and Costume Parade (2:45)
  • Saturday 11/2: Kindergarten Car Wash to benefit Community Food Bank and St. Michael’s Food Pantry
  • Friday 11/8: Field Day, Noon Dismissal
  • Monday 11/11: Veterans Day – No School
  • Wednesday 11/20: Noon Dismissal, Faculty Meetings
  • Friday 11/22: Tucson Presidio Field Trip
  • Friday 1/24: Tubac School House Field Trip

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