3B Weekly Note

Dear 3B Families,

Happy 2017! As it is the beginning of a new year, children wrote new year resolutions in school. We took inspiration from the life of Booker T. Washington, who as a child, more than anything else, wanted to learn how to read. He later became an educator, an author, an orator, and a civil rights leader. Third graders reflected on their hopes and dreams from the beginning of the year and came up with new or revised goals. Be sure to ask your child about this!

In theme we are about to embark on our immigration study. If you are an immigrant or know a relative, neighbor, or friend who would be willing to come to 3B to share their immigration journey with the children, please be in touch! Also, we want to remind you that the Immigrant Ancestor Project is due on Monday, January 9. If your child hasn’t yet completed the project, please help him or her find the time to do so by then. 

Announcement:

Every other Monday, Junior Unit B will sell pretzels to raise money to buy the products needed to care for a classroom hamster. They will be selling pretzels from Center City Soft Pretzel Company, an all-natural soft pretzel company. The facility is nut-free, dairy-free, and kosher certified. The pretzels are only made from three ingredients: flour, yeast, and water. The first sale will be on Monday, January 9. The pretzels will be $1.00 each, and mustard will be 25¢. 

This week, ask me…

  • about our science investigation on water surfaces;
  • about the ending of our read aloud, The Birchbark House;
  • about our new read aloud, Home of the Brave;
  • what my new year goal is in school;
  • what "refugee" means;
  • about my informational writing topics;
  • about my new guided reading book. 

Enjoy the weekend!

Best, 

Diane and Anna