Writing Folders and Bookmark Fun!

Your third grader is bringing home their writing folder today! Please be sure to take a look at this! Some of the papers are from the first day and their writing shows growth over the year. It’s so fun to see this!

ALSO, we enjoyed making some fun bookmarks today! We will work on another tomorrow. Be sure to ask your third grader about our bookmark making fun!

Last 10 Days Activities!

Here’s a recap of our activities:

Tasty treat and celebrate our writing (Friday)
Hat day or silly sock day (Tuesday)
Icy treat  (Wednesday)
Recess reward (Thursday)
Drop everything and play kickball (Friday)

Game Day (Monday)

and tomorrow is Reader’s Theater!
We will present our reader’s theater to our class.

Last 10 days of THIRD GRADE!

I can’t even believe we are in the last 10 days of school!!!

To celebrate all our accomplishments this year, we will be doing an activity each day.
Each activity will begin with the letters in: THIRD GRADE.

Here’s what we did today:
Tasty treat while we celebrate our writing.
       I provided a snack while we shared our biography speeches with our classmates

I shared the activity for Tuesday because it is one they will need to know ahead of time.
Tuesday, May 30 is:

Hat day or silly sock day!



The 20 Liters walk is this Saturday!  So far six classes have raised, $461.24!!!
We will be collecting money until Friday. Keep it coming!
If you are interested in experiencing a little bit of what life is like in Africa, come walk with us at 3:00 at 8th Street Park this Saturday, May 20.
Thank you!

20 Liters: Walk For Water

Join us in making clean water 20 liters at a time! 

633 Million people in the world live without clean water. This isn’t just an inconvenience.  Water is essential to life and access to clean water brings with it improved health, education, and prosperity.  So, our mission is to make dirty water clean for the most vulnerable through long lasting and innovative technologies.

You can help make dirty water clean for the people who need it most by learning about the problem and then doing something about it.  With as little as $20, 20 Liters can bring 10+years of clean water to a person living in Rwanda. 

You can take action today by participating in your classroom fundraising drive.  Beginning May 2-19, students can help by bringing in a donation to the classroom.  In class we talked how they could bring spare change, return pop cans, or do extra chores!

You are also invited to a family event called Walk for Water on May 20 at 3:00pm at the 8th Street park in Hudsonville.

Here is a short video of Abraham, the boy who visited our class today! https://vimeo.com/163397588 

For more information visit, 20liters.org


M-STEP testing starts tomorrow. A good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast will be extra important this week! We will not have a homework packet, but daily reading and math fact practice should continue.

Look for information to come home this week regarding the biography project. May 26 will be our biography museum celebration.

Thank you!  🙂

Dates to Remember!

I want to make sure you are aware of some important dates coming up:

May 2-5: M-STEP testing for 3rd grade
**It will be important for students to get enough sleep and a healthy breakfast in the

May 12:  Early Release  12:15 dismissal

May 23:  Field trip to DeGraaf Nature Center
**A note was sent home about this a few weeks ago. Be sure to send in $1 by May 19.

May 26:  Biography Presentations
**Students will be presenting their biography research in the form of a museum.

As it nears the end of the year, we want to make sure the daily routines of reading and practicing multiplication facts continues. Keeping that routine through the school year will help continue practice through the summer months too.
Thank you!!

Ms Van Arkel   🙂