With an astounding fifteen and a half days of third grade left, the children continue to be introduced to new and valuable information each day! In Science, we will wrap up our work on energy with some really cool, hands-on activities and experiments. The students will learn about potential vs. kinetic energy and will visit each of our five third grade teachers for a look at five different types of energy! During our Kaboodle time, your child will finish up his/her work on the area that he/she chose as an area of interest. These areas are: rocks & minerals, the Solar System and animal habitats.
In Social Studies, we will spend some time wrapping up our learning about the American Revolution. The children will also learn about the Puritans and their similarities and differences when compared to the Pilgrims and we will take a closer look at Falmouth’s history! Of course, each child will be completing his/her research of a historical figure with ties to Massachusetts in preparation for our one-of-a-kind Living Wax Museum! Speaking of which, here are the details for homework for this week:
At home, students should be preparing to “become” their characters… This week’s homework is to design some type of appropriate costume, choose 3 relevant props to go on display, and finalize his/her speech. All students should attempt to memorize their speech before the 8th. It is much more interesting to listen to a presentation that has been practiced many times J.
These tasks are this week’s homework. This will give students plenty of time to prepare. Please be sure that your child takes this opportunity to work hard. Speeches (completely written), props and costumes should be brought to school on MONDAY, JUNE 6. (A friendly reminder…no weapons or furniture, please.)
On the 8th, we will have a dress rehearsal from 2:00 – 3:00 at school. (Costumes will already be here.) That evening, we will have our performance at 6:00pm. Students should WEAR their costumes (which will be sent home at the end of the school day), and arrive a bit early to be set up and ready to go. Parents will be asked to remain outdoors until we throw the doors open for all to enter.
PLEASE email me with any questions you have as our exciting day approaches!
Also: Friday is our field trip to Aptuxcet Trading Post Museum. Children should bring a bag lunch (unless you sent in the slip last week ordering a school bag lunch) and wear sneakers, a hat and sunblock. Thanks, in advance, to all of our drivers!!