3B Weekly Note

Dear 3B Families,

We’ve had a short but fun-filled week! Our trip to Baltimore was smooth, and the children really enjoyed the hands-on activities. Some highlights were visiting a garment loft and blacksmith shop, seeing how printing presses function, working in a Ford assembly line, and working at an oyster cannery! Students were able to connect what they had learned in theme and strengthen their understanding of immigrant labor. Our 90-year-old tour guide was impressed with the kids’ background knowledge, and at one point they even serenaded him with the song “Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears.” When we got back to school, many children were eager to post a review of the Baltimore Museum of Industry on our blog.

Speaking of which, third graders have been actively blogging! We would welcome parent participation in commenting on students’ posts. There is a diverse range of topics and some will leave your mouth watering. You can access the blog here: https://kidblog.org/class/3b-spring-2016/posts

The join code for Guests is 7di9bay. Sign up to Kidblog with your own email address or Google Account.

REMINDERS:

Our pool party will be on Tuesday afternoon. The kids can wear a bathing suit, water shoes (of any kind/ flip flops or old sneakers), and they should bring a towel. If you have a sprinkler or other fun water toys (no water guns or water balloons please), please let us know. 

Next week, please send your child to school with a large bag. We will be asking students to clean out their cubbies and bins and take things home! 

If you would like to adopt a crayfish, we have one more crayfish that needs a home over the summer and beyond. Please email us if you are interested in our lovable pets! :) We can send you details on how to care for them.

Next Friday is Graduation Day; we ask that the children dress up a little in honor of the 8th grade. Dismissal that day is 11:30am; there are no after school activities.

QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR CHILD:

This week (we are keeping it short).  Ask me…

  • What my favorite part of the Baltimore trip was
  • Who Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez are
  • What suffragist means
  • Who the first female doctor was in America
  • What biographies am I reading
  • About the wolves video
  • What I am blogging about
  • What we did for our final family circles
  • About our Kindergarten buddies’ plays

Have a beautiful weekend!

Best,

Diane and Anna