Hello Families!

We look forward to celebrating Valentine’s Day with your children today. Thanks to so many of you who are volunteering to help with our parties! We hope you enjoy the LONG WEEKEND! 🙂

Be sure that your child is managing his/her time wisely with the Wax Museum project; a little over three weeks until the project is due!

Here are some important dates to know:
February 14 (today)–Read-A-Thon begins at 3:00pm!
February 17–No School, President’s Day
February 21–Pajama Day
February 26–Read-A-Thon ends at 8:00am
March 10–Wax Museum Project DUE
March 13–Wax Museum presentation for parents
March 14–Half Day of School

ELA: In ELA for the next few weeks we will be working on our culminating task. The students will be responding to this prompt in writing: “Leaders from a national museum want to create a new exhibit related to the New World from the middle 1500s to the middle 1600s knowing how many​ widespread myths there currently are. In order to help the museum plan for​ the new exhibit, they have asked third graders in Tennessee to help.​ In your opinion, what are the three biggest myths influencing our​perspectives on historical events of this time? Write a proposal to the ​museum director, titling the exhibit and explaining why these three​ events should be included in the exhibit and how they should be​depicted.” We will study common misconception to help with the writing. Grammar will be suffixes this week. Phonics will continue as usual.

MATH: In Math we are finally moving on from fractions. WAHOO! This week we are working on time. We’ll start with telling time to the hour, half hour, and quarter hour. We’ll then move on to elapsed time.

SOCIAL STUDIES: We’ll wrap up our study of the 13 colonies in Social Studies this week.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Here is more information about the Read-A-Thon

The 2020 Read-A-Thon is here!
What is Read-A-Thon? It’s a twelve day reading marathon for all PPE families. This year we’re Imagining our Story and leaning into all things fairy tales…castles, dragons, knights, and magical characters. Look for the Imagine Your Story Challenge, Reading Log, and a “FAQ Information Sheet” in this week’s Friday folders. Students have the opportunity to earn small fairy tale themed prizes throughout the twelve days by completing the challenges on the Imagine Your Story Challenge. Thank-you for helping your child(ren) track and log their minutes read on the Reading Log. We’re encouraging students to read more than 40 minutes a day. YES, listening to reading counts as reading. Important dates are listed below and more information is available on the FAQ Information Sheet.

Important Dates to Remember

Friday, February 14th:

· At 3:00 PM, Read-A-Thon begins. Start reading!
· Reading Log and Imagine Your Story Challenge come home in Friday folders

Friday, February 14th – Wednesday, February 26th:

· READ, READ, READ! At lunch, in the car, in the tub, under the covers!
· Record minutes read on the Reading Log
· Work on your Imagine Your Story Challenge. Bring it to the library for prizes.

Friday, February 21st:

· Pajama Dress-Up Day –Wear your pajamas to school for a day of cozy reading!

Wednesday, February 26th:

· Read-A-Thon ends at 8:00 AM
· Return all Reading Logs to your child’s teacher
· DON’T FORGET TO TALLY THE TOTAL MINUTES READ AND RECORD ON GREEN TALLY SLIP!
· Last day to earn prizes for the Imagine Your Story Challenge

Friday, February 28th:

· CELEBRATION DAY – Favorite Book Character Dress-Up Day!
· 9:00 school-wide assembly – class and individual Read-A-Thon winners will be announced