Welcome to our 3rd Grade Website!
Our Shelburne Museum trip is coming up!
Next Thursday, May 24th, we are headed to Shelburne Museum to see history as it was. We are hoping that many of you will be able to join us. The more chaperones we have, the smaller groups there will be and this will enable each group get to more workshops of their choice. Each group will decide (as a group) what they want to see and make their way around to those workshops. Would you like to participate in a spelling bee as they did it in the 1800's? Would you like to be about be part of a barn dance? The lodge is amazing where you can see many animals like grizzly bears, buffalo, moose, etc. The Ticondaroga is always interesting. They have a great demonstration on how pullies work and why they are used. There are many more choices. Please let your child's teacher know if you would like to join us.
We will be leaving school at 8:30 on Thursday, arriving at the museum at 9:00. The bus is full with 3 classes of students so you will have to meet us there. Chaperones cost $5. Students enter for free thanks to a scholarship the museum offered us. We will be leaving the museum at 1:30 and returning to school around 2:00. It should be a great day! Don't forget to bring your lunch if you come.
It's Parent / Teacher Conference Time!
We are looking forward to our time together to share the great things your child has accomplished this year. Conferences are a great time for us to celebrate successes and to make plans for the end of the year. Come with any questions you might have and we'll do our best to answer them. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday or Friday.
Congratulations 3rd Graders! SBAC is DONE!!!! 4/7/2018
Everyone of you worked so hard this week. Your teachers saw the great effort you put into doing your best. That is all anyone can ask. We are so proud of you!! Enjoy your week-end. You deserve a brain break this weekend.
SBAC tests start on Tuesday! 4/3/2018
Third graders will be taking the state SBAC tests this week. We have practiced and are ready to go. You can help your child do their best by helping them to get some good sleep each night and eat good healthy meals. We all function better when we have had sleep and our bellies are full. Starting the day with a good breakfast helps them learn at school. We do provide breakfast for every child each day so they are welcome to eat at home or at school.
Encourage your child to have confidence in themselves and to do their best on their work on the SBAC. We will do the same!
Go for it 3rd Graders! You can do a great job!!!!!
Yummy, Yummy Cakes!
Thanks to everyone who brought in cakes for our Musical Cakes! Everyone had a lot of fun and loved bringing a cake home. Thanks for helping to make that fun happen. We hope you had fun with your family at the Fun Fair! Thanks to all of our PTO parents that helped to make that happen!
The Fun Fair is here on Friday!!!!! We need cakes!!!
Come from 4:30 - 6:30 to enjoy games and activities with your whole family. It is a lot of fun and a great fund raiser for the PTO. They support so many great things that happen at our school for all of our kids. The 3rd grade hosts a game called Musical Cakes. It is player much like Musical Chairs. The winners receive a cake. If you are able to make, or buy, a cake and bring it to our Musical Cakes table to be given as a prize, that would be awesome. The more cakes we have, the more winners we will have. Make it a fun and creative time to make a cake with your child and decide how you want to decorate it. Some people have used M&Ms or gummy worms. Others have added their own special touch and designs. Have fun. Thank you to all of you that can help us out. We hope you will come and enjoy the fun, and .... maybe you will win a cake!!!!!
Report cards went home today!
Take time to read through the report card with your child and notice all the great things your child has accomplished. Notice improvements from the last report card and celebrate those efforts. Choose 1 area that you and your child can try to improve over the next period. When your child knows they have your support and attention while working on a goal, they have a better chance of completing that goal. Check in with them often to see how they are doing with that goal.
Please return the envelope to your child's teacher so the last report card of the year can be given to you. Thank you.
All School Celebration and All School Morning Meeting run by the 3rd Grade!
Fun for All!
Reveal of the winner of the Big Change Round Up ..... Mr. Schlatter, our T-Rex for the day!!!!
Upcoming field trips for Third Grade! We have 3 field trips planned for the last half of the year. If you are interested in helping to chaperone, here are the dates to help you plan. We will send home letters with more details as we get closer to each trip. We hope many of you can join us. That means a lot to your children.
Shelburne Farms - Maple sugaring - March 16th for Mrs. Demore and Ms. Bohlen's classes.
8:30 - 2:00 March 19th for Mrs. Benjamin's class.
We all had a great time on this trip!!!! Thanks to our chaperones for coming along with us!!! On to the next trip ......
Shelburne Museum - Passports to Learning - May 24th - all 3 classes go together
8:30 - 2:30
Smuggler's Notch - End of the year trip for swimming! - June 6th - all 3 classes go together. It's a lot of fun!!
We hope you can join us.
Enjoy your family time over this vacation!
We'll see you all back on January 3, 2018! Happy New Year!!!!
We did it!
Thank you for coming to our performance last night. We hope you enjoyed it! We had fun putting this show on for you. Here is our 3rd grade song. You can enjoy it now as often as you would like to see it.
A reminder that this Wednesday is an early release day. Students will be dismissed from school at 12:15.
Winter Performance is coming up this week!
You are invited to our school wide winter performance on Thursday night, December 14, 2017! We have been practicing our songs and are ready to share them with you. We think you will enjoy this night a lot. Students need to be in their classrooms by 6:00 PM. You can drop them off and then go to the gym to grab your seat. Seats will fill up fast. Students can wear what will make them feel special for their performance. This is always a special night. We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday.
An Hour of Code!
Across the country and even around the world, students are learning the basics of coding. Our world wouldn't work well without computers. We are so dependent on them now. There will be a huge demand for jobs involving computer programming and coding in the future. An Hour of Code was created to encourage students to think about learning how to code and possibly working with it in their future.
Our third graders spent time this week working with 2 apps that help teach code. One app is Lightbot and the other is Kodable. Students had so much fun trying to figure out how to make the little robot move, jump, and light up the squares. It is quite a challenge and a lot of thinking went into this work. Ask your child to tell you about their Hour of Code. You might want to load the apps on and try it yourself. Have fun!!!!
November 20th: Parent/Teacher Conferences are Here!!!
We look forward to sitting down with you and sharing all the great things your child has been working on since the beginning of the year. When we all work together, your child benefits. Come on in and see what has been happening. Check your conference time. You can always call the JFK office if you don't remember your time or need to reschedule. We look forward to seeing you.
Wednesday, November 8th is an early release day.
Students will leave school at 12:15 unless they have signed up for an early release activity. Notices were sent out this past week.
Parent Conferences are coming up!
Teachers will be scheduling conferences this week for our November 20th conferences. If you haven't sent your request for daytime or evening , please do so by Tuesday, Nov. 7th. You will receive your conference time by the end of the week. We look forward to talking with you and sharing your child's progress so far this year.
Our First All School Celebration! October 18, 2017
The heart monitor is full! It is time to celebrate! Each grade level made a banner that represented Winooski's HEART! Then each child made a heart to show how they had shown honesty, engagement, appropriate behavior, responsibility, and timeliness. We had a parade to the cafeteria where we got to enjoy watching a scientists perform very cool chemistry demonstrations.
Happy Fall Everyone!
Picture day! Monday, Sept. 18th!
Monday is picture day at JFK. Your child brought home a flyer showing the packages you could order. You can also go online to place your order. It is through mylifetouch.com. The Picture Day ID is VJ177062Q0.
Retake day will be on October 27th.
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming!!
The week of Sept 18th will be busy with the Scholastic Book Fair. Students will be able to look at a large variety of books. Books will be available for purchase all week long. If you are interested in buying any books for your child, you may send in cash or make a check payable to John F. Kennedy School. If you would like to take a look at the books during the day with your child, you are welcome to come in. A new book is always fun to get and it encourages your child to enjoy reading .... an important life skill.
Your 3rd Grade teachers!
Mrs. Demore, Mrs. Benjamin, Ms. Bohlen
We are excited and ready to see you all on our first day of school!
We would like to welcome you to 3rd Grade! We hope this website will be a source of information that you will find helpful as well as fun. We will be posting many pictures of the activities we will be doing at school as well as keeping you informed about all that we are learning. We will share ideas about how you can carry your child's learning at school into your home and show how we use this learning in our daily lives. The greater connection we can have between home and school, the more it will benefit your child. We hope you will check this website often. If you have ideas that you would like added to this website, please let us know. We are looking forward to an awesome year with our students, your children, as well as making great connections with you, their families.
Your 3rd grade team: Mrs. Benjamin, Ms. Bohlen, Mrs. Demore