ANDERSON AKITAS

Room 12

3rd Grade

andersonl@unionsd.org

The best way to contact me is through Class Dojo Messaging or email: andersonl@unionsd.org

thank you!!!

Thank you all so much for the wonderful and thoughtful gifts last week! I love the flowers, the chocolates, the many notes, my wonderful lunch, and my beautiful door! You have made me feel very appreciated. I hope you all know how much I appreciate you, too! Your kids are so wonderful because of all the parenting you do!

Special thanks to my room parent, Susan Timpano, who makes sure everything always comes together; including Teacher Appreciation Week!

student council elections

Speeches and elections are this Monday, May 21st. There are over 60 students running for 15 positions! It's wonderful to see how enthusiastic the kids are. I only wish they could all win!

crayfish raffle

I will raffle the remaining 6 crayfish on Tuesday. Please let me know if you are ok with your child bringing a crayfish pet home; some of them live for 2 or more years, so it can be quite a commitment! If your child wins a crayfish, please send a small container by Friday for transporting it home. (An old salsa or cream cheese container would work fine.) I will send care instructions home with the crayfish. Thank you!

final 2 math tests

Students will be taking their final math tests this week. On Tuesday, they will take a test on data and graphing. On Friday, they will take a test on perimeter and geometry. They will have "practice tests" for homework this week to prepare.

mad science

The Mad Scientists are coming back again this year! On Tuesday, 3rd graders will enjoy a presentation called "Energy Burst" to go along with our last science unit on energy and magnets.

wax museum

Congratulations all on a job well done!

This week's highlights

-STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTIONS on Monday, May 21st

-PROJECT CORNERSTONE on Monday, May 21st

-MAD SCIENCE will visit 3rd grade on Tuesday, May 22nd

-Writer's Faire is on May 29th at Dartmouth Middle School, 6:00-7:00 PM

Looking ahead....

-NO SCHOOL for Memorial Day on Monday, May 28th

-ART SHOW May 31st

-Variety Show at 6:00 PM on Friday, June 1st

-VOTING ON JUNE 5TH for midterm elections. Booths set up in Alta Vista multi-purpose room

-OLYMPIC DAY Wednesday, June 6th

-LAST DAY OF SCHOOL is Thursday, June 7th (Minimum Day)

ELA

Our focus is on OPINION WRITING. Students will plan and write opinion pieces on whether "Charlotte's Web" the book or the movie is better. They will also write about whether crayfish make good pets.

Science

We are beginning our last unit; "Invisible Forces; Forces, Motion, and Magnets." We will have a visit from MAD SCIENCE on Tuesday.

Math

Final math tests of the year on data, perimeter, and geometry this week!

2018 writers faire submission guidelines.pdf

UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT WRITERS' FAIRE

Participation is voluntary. Please have your child give me a finished product by May 22nd so I can get it to the District Office by May 24th.

All types of writing are eligible; fiction, non-fiction, graphic novel or comic book, essay, poetry, picture book, chapter book, etc. Please remind your child to edit and revise before giving it to me. Stories can be hand written or typed, and look best with a cover.


Students may co-author writing, as well.

Please email with any questions.

Thank you!

Remember to check the calendar page regularly for updates on scheduled events! Link to Calendar

MY SCHOOL ANYWHERE quick access

3 STANDARDS FOR LIFE:

Make good decisions

Show respect

Solve problems

TUESDAY: P.E.

WEDNESDAY: LIBRARY

THURSDAY: MUSIC

FRIDAY: SPARK P.E.

WELCOME TO BTSN 2017-2018!

Go Cougars!