Monday, November 13, 2017

November 13, 1017


 We are excited to present our Thanksgiving play, "Jonathan's Thanksgiving", to parents and grandparents this Thursday, November 16 at 8:45. Plays will be held in our classrooms (Brittain/Justice in Justice's room). Students will bring costumes home on Wednesday. Students should come to school dressed in costumes on Thursday morning and bring a change of clothes (uniform) for the remainder of the day.
Field Trip Clipart Gajah Buatanku Clipart
We are all looking forward to our field trip to the Jarrell Plantation on Friday, November 17. We will leave FPD at 9:00 and return after lunch for an afternoon of Thanksgiving fun! Students (and chaperones) should wear comfortable walking shoes that will be appropriate for a rugged trail. Thanks to drivers for accompanying us on this great, educational field trip. Please remember to send in an apple for the homemade applesauce. If you are helping cut the apples before we leave, please come to your child's classroom at 8:00.
All Charlotte's Web books should be returned no later that Thursday, November  16. Students may take an AR test which will count towards the 2nd quarter goal.
Friday, November 17 is a dress down day. Students may wear jeans and a spirit top. Everyone bring $1  to benefit Casa Hogar Orphanage in Acapulco, Mexico. 
We hope you enjoy the Thanksgiving break! We are thankful for you and your children!


Thursday, October 26, 2017

October 26, 2017

Nov. 14  Chapel
Nov. 13-15  Dress rehearsals
Nov. 16  Jonathan's Thanksgiving in your child's       
             classroom at 8:45
Nov. 17  Jarrell Plantation
Nov. 20-Nov. 24 Thanksgiving Holidays
There is a note in today's papers about our next field trip on Friday, November 17 to the Jarrell Plantation. Check you calendar to see if you are available to chaperone and drive on our trip. (The form is also linked on the right.)
Chilly weather has arrived. Please make sure to put names in all coats, jackets and sweaters. 
Jonathan’s Thanksgiving
Our annual 3rd grade Thanksgiving play, Jonathan’s Thanksgiving, will be held on Thursday, November 16 in each classroom. Parents, grandparents, and siblings are invited to attend!

Play scripts came home this week so that students can begin memorizing parts. A little practice time each day will make memorization a snap! All parts should be memorized by Wednesday, November 8

Remember we have costumes available at school. Please email Mrs. Shealy if you are not interested in borrowing one from our collection. 


We hope your 3rd grader has enjoyed the chapters of Charlotte's Web we have read together in class. Books will come home next Tuesday, October 31 in green homework folders. Please take the time to enjoy reading the remainder of  this delightful book with your child. Let them practice using their character voices. This helps them to read with expression and fluency. This can count towards the daily homework reading assignment. After completing the book, students may choose to take the AR test at school which will count towards this quarter's goal. Finishing the book at home is optional and, since it is above grade level, may require your assistance. All books must be returned to school by November 16.
Second Quarter AR goal info is 5 passed A.R. tests on chapter books before Dec 15. AR Book Finder is linked on the right.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Jonathan’s Thanksgiving Costumes

Jonathan’s Thanksgiving
Parents,

Through the years we have had some costumes donated to us. We think we have enough to provide each student with a costume this year.  We are planning to let Mrs. Shealy help us during the school day to fit each child with a costume in early November after roles have been assigned. (We will assign roles by October _______.) Once your child is assigned a role and it is known if they need to dress as a pilgrim or a Native American, please e-mail Mrs. Shealy at laurie.shealy@fpdmacon.org only if you do not want to borrow a costume.  That is certainly fine with us, we just want to be helpful.  You are welcome to spruce up or add accessories to the basic costume you borrow if you want.

We would appreciate it if you washed the items before the play as well as after the play. Some items may need minor repairs (missing button or such). Please make any repairs as needed to make the costume work.  

If any of you have pieces you would like to donate after our play this year we will gladly accept them!


Jonathan’s Thanksgiving Costumes (2016)
Pilgrim Women
Dresses 14
Bonnets 20
Aprons 13

Pilgrim Men                                                          
Shirts 14                            
Front of a shirt 2                                      
Pants 13
Black Vest 1
Belts 4
Hats 38

Town Crier (Royal Blue)
Shirts 2
Pants 2

Pilgrim collars 4

Indian

Outfits

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

October 18, 2017

  • Friday, October 20 is a Dress Down Day for “United in Pink”. Students may bring a $1 donation and wear jeans and a spirit top or a pink clothing. This Middle Georgia area outreach supports families of those fighting breast cancer.
    •   Next Tuesday and Wednesday, October 24 and 25 are early       dismissal days. Elementary will be dismissed at noon. Lunch     will be served on both days. Our Fall Festival will be held on     Tuesday afternoon from 12-3. Parent-Teacher conferences will     be held on Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon.
    •  ***Be sure to return the note in Thursday's signed papers this week indicating "pick up" plans for Fall Festival.
    • Second Quarter AR goal info is 5 passed A.R. tests on chapter books before Dec 15. AR Book Finder is linked on the right.
  • BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR 3RD GRADER PRACTICE 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s AND 10s MULTIPLICATION FACTS  FOR A FEW MINUTES EACH DAY. STUDENTS MAY ENJOY USING MATH GAMES ON THE EVERYDAY MATH WEBSITE OR OTHER APPS LIKE MY MATH APP ,  NEON TIMES TABLES, ETC.  ALL STUDENTS HAVE EVERYDAY MATH LOG-IN INFO IN HOMEWORK PLANNERS.
  • Unit 3 "Operations" focuses on using place value to develop and practice strategies for addition and subtraction of 2- and 3-digit numbers. We will explore partial-sums addition, column addition, counting-up subtraction, and expand-and-trade subtraction. We will also represent multiplication using arrays, and use these representations to develop strategies like "adding a group" and "subtracting a group" for solving multiplication facts. 
  • We have begun reading our next book - a third grade favorite - Charlotte’s Web.  We love reading about our favorite spider,  just in time for fall! 
  • Jonathan’s Thanksgiving
  • Practices have begun for our annual 3rd grade Thanksgiving play, Jonathan’s Thanksgiving. Plays will be held on Thursday, November 19 at 8:45 in each classroom. (Brittain/Justice play will be held in Mrs. Justice's room.). Parents, grandparents, and siblings are invited to attend! Look for info about costumes in this week's papers.