Ms. Jewell's Third Grade

Bridgman Elementary School

"Together, challenging our children to succeed."

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School phone: 269 466-0326

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November 2018

Seasonal Field Study at Jens Jensen Nature Preserve

Bridgman third and fourth grades have been selected to participate in a seasonal field study through the Mighty Acorn program. Students will be studying various areas of the nature preserve and conducting investigations that are aligned with our Michigan science standards. They will also take part in a stewardship program for the preserve. The dates of the third grade field studies are as follows: Friday, November 2nd; Friday, February 22nd; and Wednesday, May 15th. Students will be leaving the school at 8:15 and will return by 10:45. Anyone who has registered and been accepted as a Bridgman volunteer is welcome to attend. Volunteers are welcome to follow the buses or meet us at the Jens Jensen Nature Preserve.

Visits with Veterans

BES will once again be honoring veterans on the afternoon of Friday, November 9th, from 1:45 - 2:30. Please save the date and be thinking about a veteran you could invite (family member, friend, neighbor). We would like each of the students to have at least one veteran they could honor and take on a tour of our school! Please return your blue slips with the name(s) of veterans you have invited. We will have name tags for them at the door when they sign in.

Snack/Water Bottles/Sweatshirts-Sweaters

The students are welcome to bring a healthy snack to eat mid-morning (granola bars, fruit, yogurt, etc. are all great “brain foods”). If your child brings something like applesauce or yogurt, please send along a spoon. We usually take a bathroom/snack/water break around 9:30 each day. If you send along a water bottle, please make sure it has a cap or lid. No juice is allowed in our rooms to avoid spills and stains on the carpet, desks, and assignments! Our lunch is at 11:15. The temperature in our classroom (and outside) can vary throughout the day, so your child is welcome to bring a sweatshirt/sweater/fleece to leave in his/her locker.



Students will have math homework (usually a Home Link) Monday-Thursday. Friday – Sunday nights are a great time to review and practice math facts and read for Accelerated Reader (AR). In a short time, we will start using a reading log. Students are expected to read 15 minutes per night/5 days a week for a total monthly goal of 300 minutes. Of course, we encourage students to read as much as they can!

Swim Schedule/Library

We have specials each day from 12:40 – 1:35. We will begin swimming on Tuesday, September 11th and will swim each Tuesday until October 30th. Our library day this year will be on Monday morning at 10:10. Please have your students bring back their library books so they can check out new books the following week.