Friday, April 20, 2018

Friday News - April 20


This week we have been learning about plants (science), Native Americans (social studies), graphs and measuring (math), plural nouns (spelling), persuasive speeches (writing), literary elements of a story (reading), and the Israelites obeying God's laws (Bible). 

A look at next next week....

Spelling Words: Lesson 32 (Schwa before "n" Syllable)
taken     broken     cousin     open     lessons     bacon     buttons     gallons     eleven     robin     human     common     glisten     sunken     heavens     frozen     person     happens     
sight     expect

CHALLENGE WORDS = character                                                      

Bible Memory Verse:
John 3:16
God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son.
Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life.

**On Wednesday I sent home a blue piece of paper that looked like this: 
Our class mom, Carrie Young, has planned a kite day/picnic event! 
When: Tomorrow (April 21) at 12 pm (noon) 
Where: At the park below OCSI 
Why: To fly kites (we sort of missed kite day at school), eat a picnic, and have fun with our friends and classmates! 
Hope to see you there!! 

**For these past 2 weeks our 3rd graders have been working hard on their MAP tests. They have all improved from the tests they took in the fall!! HOORAY! 
Before spring break we had presented our first persuasive speeches to Mrs. Roe to convince her that we should have a party to celebrate our accomplishments after the MAP testing. Here is the official invitation from Mrs. Roe for our popcorn and ice cream party next week Thursday!  

Have a blessed weekend!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Friday News - April 13

**Welcome back!**
I hope and pray everyone had a wonderful, relaxing spring break. I enjoyed my trip to Singapore and my 4-day cruise to Malaysia and Thailand. I enjoyed seeing pictures of the kids AND Flat Stanley!...He also accompanied me on some of my adventures, too. 
Stanley and me eating Pad Thai in Thailand!
Stanley sunbathing on the cruise ship
Stanley watching the captains of the boat

Stanley and the famous Merlion in Singapore

Wow, can you believe we only have ONE more quarter of this school year left?!? WOAH! Here are a few things to be aware of: 
  • Report cards - sent home yesterday. Please contact me with any concerns, comments, etc. Encourage your student to stay focused and work hard for this last quarter! (Also, please return the blue report card folder after you have signed at the 3rd Quarter line)
  • Upcoming field trip - please pencil in the date Friday May 11. We will be going to Bios on the Hill. More information to come soon! 
  • Book Fair is coming up in May! This is a book report project that each student will complete -- a big part is done at home, so please be aware of that (more information on that will come soon) 

A look at next next week....

Spelling Words: Lesson 31 (Plural Nouns)

rockets     galaxies     heroes     glasses     brushes     switches     sheep     telescopes     pennies     mice     women     potatoes     waltzes     geese     shelves     knives     moose     indexes
chapel     famous


Bible Memory Verse:
1 Peter 1:15-16
The God who chose you is holy, so you should be holy in all that you do. It is written, "Be holy, because I am holy."

**Friday Folders -- please empty them, sign them, and return them on Monday! 

**You can now find the important upcoming dates on the top right hand side of my blog page

Have a splendid weekend! 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Friday News - March 30 (HAPPY EASTER!)

What an awesome day we had yesterday!! 
Thank you to everyone who helped out (brought in food, volunteered..), to make Culture Fair a success! I appreciate all of you! Our students did so well after a month of hard work! I am so proud of all of them!

In Bible this week we looked at Holy Week -- the last week of Jesus' life here on earth before He died. However, we celebrate Easter, which is when Jesus resurrected from the grave, three days later! Here is a kid-friendly video to help understand the whole story of Easter. 

**Please remember to check Friday Folders - I sent them home on Thursday! (MAP testing schedule, student work, a letter about Flat Stanley, and a referral coupon/letter from Mrs. Roe are all in there) -- Take Flat Stanley with you on all your adventures this spring break and take pictures! :) 

A look at next next week....(I know we all don't want to think about school!! but here are the spelling words and Bible memory verse for the week we return to school) 

Spelling Words: Lesson 29 (Suffixes: -ful, -less, -ly, -ness, -y)

mostly     penniless     beautiful     happiness     wavy     shaky    fearlessness quickly     spotless    darkness     forgetful     suddenly    windy    lazily    careless    graceful     friendly     peaceful      
away    soldiers  

CHALLENGE WORDS = pictograph - uses the same symbol to represent more than one                                                                empathetic - understanding and feeling someone else's emotions 

Bible Memory Verse:
Exodus 33:14
The Lord replied, "My presence shall go with you, 
and I will give you rest."

Have a wonderful SPRING BREAK & Easter weekend! 
Jesus is ALIVE! He is RISEN! 

Friday, March 23, 2018

Friday News - March 23


Wow! What a busy and long week we had! It was such a joy and a blessing to see you on Wednesday. Our students did such a great job showing and celebrating all their work they've been doing in 3rd grade! Keep encouraging them and working with them at home!

This week....
  • March in the United States means the time for college basketball! There is something called March Madness, where college basketball teams from all over the US compete in a tournament. Many people make their predictions of which teams will win by making brackets. We are doing our own March BOOK Madness in 3.1. We started with 16 books (the theme is animals) and we are going to vote until we have only ONE winning book remaining! Here is a look at our March Book Madness tournament bracket so far: 

A fun picture of the students playing their bells in music class today :) 

A look at next week....
Spelling Words: Lesson 28 (Suffixes: -ed, -er, -est, -ing)

grabbing     hopping     biggest     gliding     happiest     hoping    largest    stopping     tiniest  bigger     glided     grabbed    happier    hoped    hopped    larger     stopped     tinier     underneath    great  

CHALLENGE WORDS = frequency - (frequency table in math)
resurrection - Jesus' resurrection from the grave!

Bible Memory Verse:
Mark 16:6
“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for
Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified.
But he has risen! He is not here!”

**If your child still needs more time on their take home project for their country, take this weekend to finish it. Please have your child bring in their project and a written or typed up paragraph, by Tuesday next week!
Here is a schedule for our class on Friday (Culture Fair Day)

Ms. Engbers’ 3.1 class:
8:40 - 9:00
Present to 1.2
9:00 - 9:20
Present to 1.1
9:20 - 9:40
Present to 2.2
9:40 - 10:00
Present to 2.1
10:15 - 10:30
Visit 3.2 room
10:45 - 11:45
*International Luncheon (grades 3-5 in the cafeteria)
11:45 - 12:15
12:15 - 12:30

12:30 - 1:05
1:05 - 1:20
Visit 4th grade classrooms
1:20 - 1:40
Visit 5th grade classrooms
1:40 - 2:00
Class time & Dismissal

You are welcome to come and watch as our students give their presentations to the 1st and 2nd graders. Then stay for the international luncheon at 10:45. 

Upcoming Dates:
3/30 - Culture Fair / International Luncheon (see above schedule)  --- And end of 3rd quarter
4/1 - Easter!
4/1 - 4/8 (April 1-8) - SPRING BREAK! 
4/9 - School resumes 
4/12 - Report cards issued 
4/27 - Elementary Field Day 

Have a restful weekend! 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Friday News - March 16


We've been working hard in 3rd grade this week. We will finish up our math chapter on measurement next week. Remember to keep working with your student and reminding them about our country report take home projects
I have included a look at next week's homework checklist. 

A look at next week....
Spelling Words: Lesson 27 (Prefixes: a-, in-, pre-, re-, un- )

unthinkable     unable     removed     rebuilt      preschool     preview    incomplete    invisible  aglow     unspoken      aloft     inactive    incorrect    prepay    prewrite    return     rewrote     unfair     earth    tied  

CHALLENGE WORDS = tabernacle - a tent the Israelites used as a place to worship God during their time in the wilderness

Bible Memory Verse:
Exodus 15:11
"Lord, who among the gods is like you? Who is like you?
You are majestic and holy. Your glory fills me with wonder.
You do amazing things."

**Information about Summer School was sent home today in Friday Folders
**Remember, NO SCHOOL Wednesday (student-led conferences all day) Here is the schedule for conferences :

If you and/or your child cannot make this time please email me with a day and time to reschedule.

Upcoming Dates:
3/19 - Last day to order books on Scholastic (online) 3.1 Scholastic Book Order Link
3/21 - Student-Led Conferences (NO SCHOOL) 
3/30 - Culture Fair / International Luncheon  --- And end of 3rd quarter. 
4/1 - 4/8 (April 1-8) - SPRING BREAK! 
4/9 - School resumes 
4/12 - Report cards issued 
4/27 - Elementary Field Day  

Have an awesome weekend!