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September 18th, 2017 – Patriotism Week

Good Morning Families!

This week the kids will celebrate patriotism in several ways.  To celebrate Constitution Day on September 17th, your child’s class has been learning about the U.S. Constitution and how our country came into existence.  We’ve been watching a slide show, and this week the kids will begin a flag mural project.  Each student will have the chance to decorate a small rectangle that will be assembled with 151 other rectangles to make a large U.S. Flag mural.  It is really cool to see the finished product, which will be on the bulletin board outside the third grade rooms.  Be sure and check it out the next time you’re here at school.

In reading, we will read several patriotic stories, including a guided reading book called, “The National Mall.”  The story teaches the kids all about the monuments in Washington, D.C. at the National Mall.  The kids will then practice answering a “Text Dependent Analysis” question.  We will also reflect on a story called, “The Wall,” which is about the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial.  Finally, the kids will have an opportunity to memorize the preamble to the constitution.  If they can recite the preamble in front of the class, they can earn a patriotic prize!

In Math, we’re nearing the end of Unit 1, and we’ll test next week on Monday and Tuesday.  This week we’ll explore 1s and 0s, as well as the associative property of multiplication.

Don’t forget Curriculum Night is this Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00.  We hope  you can join us and learn a bit about the things your child will be learning in third grade this year.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Eric Wachter


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