Holiday Program: Audience Participation

For the first time ever, we are going to have audience participation for our final song this year!  The students are very excited to share this experience with you, however, in order to be ready to join in on the fun, we are asking families to download this free jingle bell playing app PRIOR to the holiday program on their phones if you will be attending the 3rd-5th grade performance.  THANKS!!

iJingle Bells (John Slater) is available on iPhone

https://itunes.apple.com/cy/app/ijingle-bells/id483608543?mt=8



Christmas Jingle Bells (Bytza Entertainmet) is available for Android

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=luculus.jinglebell

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Ski and Snowboard Club

Hudsonville is opening our Ski and Snowboard Club to elementary schools again this year!  The cards are for Bittersweet Ski Area in Otsego.  This is a great family opportunity for an inexpensive price.  Stop by the office today to get a packet.

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Club Card – $16

Lift Ticket – $16

Ski or snowboard rental – $16

Helmet rental – $10

The card is valid after 3pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.  Weekdays (non-holidays), the cards are valid from 10am – 10pm.

Please contact Karman VanderStel with any questions at kvander@hpseagles.net.

5th Grade Candy Cane Sale!

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The annual candy cane sale has returned. Our 5th-grade classes will sell candy canes to help raise money for their end of year activities.
This year, the sale runs from Monday, December 5 through Friday, December 16.    
The cost for each candy cane is $1.00 and they will be delivered the same day they are ordered.
Thank you for your support and Happy Holidays!
**If your child plans to order candy canes, please send money in an envelope labeled with their name. Thank you!
 

Book Order and Holiday Shop

The Scholastic Book order is due on Monday. Please follow the instructions for submitting an order online. Thank you!

Our class will go to the Holiday Shop on Tuesday. Information has been sent home. If you plan to have your child make purchases, please send money in the envelope and label it with your child’s name. Thank you!

 

 

Holiday Party!!

All aboard the 3rd grade Polar Express! Our party will be from 9:15-10:30 on Wednesday, December 21st.  If you are interested in helping run a center on the day of the party, or are willing to donate items, please click on the Polar Express picture below (for the Signup Genius link, enter your email, and click next). We will be decorating cookies and drinking hot chocolate at the Christmas party.  We are planning crafts, games, and snacks related to the Polar Express theme and will be combining all of the 3rd grade classes.

Also for a gift exchange, we would like each child to bring in a small item for each child in their class. Some ideas are pencils, treats, erasers, or small party items from the store. We would also like each child to bring in a box wrapped in Christmas wrapping paper. The box needs to be opened without unwrapping it (so either wrap the lid separately or choose a box with flaps that can open and close). The kids will be putting the items they brought to share in each other’s boxes. The children may start bringing them in as soon as you would like to send them.  Make sure your child’s box is here by Monday, December 19th.

If  you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Typing Practice

Today, during computers we practiced typing out a constructed response. That means we had to type several sentences to form a paragraph. I reminded our third graders to be sure to use the home row keys that they learned during typing in second grade. Many have forgotten!
As we continue working on responding to reading, we will be typing many of our responses as well as typing some of our writing work. It will be important for your third grader to practice their typing skills.
I have some typing links on the right side of the blog under Spelling and Typing. Check them out for at-home practice!