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February 5-9
A few important things to note for this week:
On Tuesday, an author is coming to visit and our class is going.  Please refer to the attached order form if you would like to purchase a book for your child.  The order form also has more information about the visiting author. (This is different from Authors' Day in March!)
On Wednesday this week, we will be making a clay project at 10:20.  We could use some extra helpers.  Please contact Jamie Girton at you can help out with this fun project.
Our class will be making Valentines in class.  My approach is a bit different than what you might be used to.  Each child will be given supplies to make one handmade Valentine.  The child won't know who their Valentine is for until February 14. But each Valentine will be made with care and love; nice enough for anyone in the class to receive!
***If your child would also like to make Valentines at home, please follow these guidelines:  No candy.  Please make one for each member of the class (names should be on the Valentine). Bring to school on February 14.  Remember, this is an OPTIONAL choice and not expected.
We will be having a Valentine Tea Party on February 14 right after the Wed Wave school assembly. Please be on the lookout for a SignUp if you are interested in helping. I would like the students to dress nicely on this day. Boys should wear a button-up shirt or collared shirt and nice shorts or pants, and girls should wear a skirt, dress, or nice pants.  Snack is optional on this day as most kids won't be hungry after the tea party.
In math, we are beginning fractions this week.  Third grade focuses mostly on the idea of a unit fraction (any fraction with a 1 in the numerator). We are still working on Multiplication and Division, as this is still a new concept that is forming with the students.  Continue doing Reflex math at home 2-3 times per week.
On Tuesday, February 13, our class is taking a trip to Long Marine Lab in Santa Cruz. All students and chaperones need a lunch.  Please dress your child in layers and closed-toe shoes. We have been having warm weather, so hopefully we will have gorgeous weather there too!  We will leave by 8:30 and return by 1:30.  Drivers/chaperones to be confirmed later this week.
Have a great week!  Mrs. Brown