Sunday, May 15, 2016

Week #33 In Review!

CLASSROOM NEWS

I’m not sure why Mother Nature is so confused lately but…There’s not much for us to do except come to school prepared for anything!


We are so excited at LLE to be able to help children in need in our home state! We'll be joining with people around the world in Red Nose Day and hope you'll join us too!

MAY 26th is Red Nose Day!
What is Red Nose Day?
Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) public charity. Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion globally in the last 25 years, and in the UK has become a cultural phenomenon where people across the country come together to have fun, raise money and change lives. Red Nose Day launched in the U.S. in 2015, dedicated to raising money to help children who are most in need, both in the U.S. and in some of the poorest communities in the world. The money raised by Red Nose Day in 2015 benefited children and young people in all 50 states and in 15 countries internationally.



Where Does the Money Go?
The money raised by Red Nose Day in 2016 will benefit projects in some of the neediest communities in the U.S. and some of the poorest communities in the world. In 2016, partner charities include Boys & Girls Clubs of America; charity: water; Children’s Health Fund; Covenant House; Feeding America; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; National Council of La Raza; National Urban League; Oxfam America; Save the Children and The Global Fund.
All of Red Nose Day’s grant money will support projects to keep children and young people safe, healthy and educated.
Click this link to find out more:
Is it Tax Deductible?
YES!!
Comic Relief Inc., the parent organization of Red Nose Day, is a 501(c)(3) organization with Federal Tax ID 01-0885377. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.​

So please... SPREAD THE WORD
And make your donation today by clicking HERE. 
Together we can make a difference!



TABLET CASES NEEDED! 
We have 8 Android Samsung Galaxy 4 tablets in our classroom.  We are in need of protective cases for them. As much as we try to keep them scratch free and safe, accidents happen.  If you know anybody who has connections or someone who has refurbished cases to fit this set of 8 Galaxy 4 tablets please let me know.  I’ve inquired about Gumdrop Cases (which I love) but I cannot afford 8 of them.  Any leads…please let me know!  Thanks!


LANGUAGE ARTS
In class we are doing an author study about Beverly Clearly.  She is a well-loved author who has written books such as the Ramona Series, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Dear Mr. Henshaw and many others!  

There is NO MAY/JUNE READING CLENDAR!  The third graders each need to work toward a personal reading goal that we will put in their planner.

We are planning a Pen Pal Meet & Greet with our third grade Pen Pals from Wixom Elementary for Wednesday, June 1st.  The Wixom students will be coming to visit Loon Lake Elementary school after lunch and we will celebrate a year of writing!


Over the next few weeks the students will be writing using all of the types of writing they’ve learned this year.  It’s time to focus on the “meat” of their writing now that the basic structures have been taught and practiced.  The students can now support a claim by using reasoning and evidence from a variety of texts, add relevant and meaningful word choices to strengthen their sentences, as well as research a topic and write an informational piece. The students know how to write to an audience and have a purpose for their writing. 


MATH
We began Unit 7 last week! This unit focuses on fractions and measurement. Click HERE for the Parent Letter that explains more AND has answers to the Home Links!







SCIENCE
We began the Matter & Energy unit last week! What is energy?
  Click HERE to learn a little more.  We had Consumers Energy coming to visit our third graders on May 11th to present the importance of safety when around electrical flags and postings.  Please help our class win a FREE PIA PARTY but signing and returning the parent letter that was sent home about the program!  Click HERE for a new one!


MICHIGAN STUDIES
This week the 3rd graders learned WHY we have government.  They should be able to tell you 4 important reasons we have government! Click HERE to learn more!






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