Due to unforeseen circumstances, the all-school field trip scheduled for April 3, 2019 has been moved from The Ware Center in downtown Lancaster TO The Winter Center at Millersville University.
If you have returned a permission slip that does NOT permit your child to attend, I hope that you would reconsider your child’s participating in this opportunity. If another permission slip is needed, please contact the school office at 717-872-9530.
Staying safe and enjoying the snow are the plans for the day!
Do you remember the “Who Am I” poster project is due on Monday, Feb 25th?
Students need to finish the project steps to make the poster neat and complete and not be overwhelmed! Please do not hesitate to let Mrs. Wright know if you have any questions or need any help!
Phys. Ed and Jump Rope for Heart
Our Special when we return will be Phys. Ed. with Mr. McCabe. Please wear sneakers. Mr. McCabe is excited about all the money LeTort students have been raising for Jump Rope for Heart. As a school, we are half-way to the goal, so keep going class!
This Friday, Feb. 22 is Kids At Work Day and the day of our Spelling Test
Students are encouraged to dress up as a person in a career of their choosing! Spelling Lesson 20 is a review, and students will complete the post-test on Friday.
Weather Make-Up Days
We will have school on March 29th, April 15, and May 24th in order to make up snow days.
I wanted to let you know that for the remainder of the year Third Grade will be incorporating reading fluency, decoding, and math practice into Enrichment and Intervention time. Academic Support staff will be supporting students to help them reach reading and math benchmarks. These groups will be flexible and may change throughout the remainder of year as students progress.
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What happened in Mrs. Wright`s class during November? Read to find out!
by Mrs. Wright’s Class
Reading In November, reading swept us away to a magical, funny and cute story, none other than Wishtree. Reading also took us to a village where NO ONE would share. That was until 3 monks Hok, Lok, and Seiw, paid that little town a visit, and then, of course, everyone shared! By Natalie
THE MATH PROBLEMS
IN MATH WE DO A LOT OF WORD PROBLEMS AND WE ALSO DO A LOT OF MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION. by Hailey
In math we are learning multiplication and division with zeros, ones, twos, threes, fours, fives, sixes, and sevens! We learned the threes and fours song , the six and seven trick, and how to count by twos and fives. Have you ever done multiplication? Math is sure fun! By Daisy
Math and Social Studies
In math, we learned the 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 7s and 0s times tables. We even had a chapter test! In social studies, we learned about the history of Lancaster County. By Nataile
Winter snow already!
On Thursday, November the fifteenth, it SNOWED! We had lunch at 10:50 and an early dismissal at 12:15. Also, the following day, we had a two-hour delay! It was a crazy week, plus a ton of fun. By Daisy
Guess what!?! Before Thanksgiving, yes, before Thanksgiving, it SNOWED!!!!!!!!!! All of the after school people either were car riders, or bus riders. Walkers had a winter wonderland on one side, and on the other side, a blizzard!!! Meanwhile, some of the bus riders were an hour and a half late!!! Yes, transportation was rough!! But, not to worry!!! Everyone got home safely!!! (But the next day we had a 2-hour delay!) By Natalie
STONE SOUP … YUM!
Here is a picture of stone soup.
In class, we learned how to make stone soup and we ate it, too. If I had to write a comment, I would say it’s pretty good. Guess what, we even did a readers theater on Stone Soup. We also had a harvest party. We made turkey bowls and butter, and we watched Happy Thanksgiving, Charlie Brown. By Ellie
On November nineteenth, we made friendship mix with our kindergarten buddies. We helped our buddies count the ingredients with ten frames and put them in the bowl. It sure did taste good! We also did a play about the story, Stone Soup, for the kindergarteners. We had a fun time with Kindergarten.
Have you read stone soup? It’s about three men who make a soup out of stones. Nobody in the village likes the men, but slowly they all open up there hearts a little and give some food to put in the pot with three stones in it. The villagers never eat the stones in the end because everyone added a bit of good food to make the soup taste good, even if they were to take out the stones. We did a play of Stone Soup for the Kindergarteners. We also made stone soup in our classroom. It sure was good! We also made butter to put on crackers and a turkey bowl, and then we watched a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. It was SO fun! By Daisy
Super Spelling and Wonderful Writing:
We do lots of super spelling and wonderful writing! We have a spelling test Friday and we do writing almost everyday! Our words can be tricky, but that’s what spelling words are for, so you can learn how to spell them! By Daisy
IN NOVEMBER WE WROTE OUR FIRST BIOGRAPHY, AND IT WAS FUN. BY: Wyatt
PTO appreciates your help with the sub sale, and all orders are due tomorrow! Subs are $6 each, Pretzel sandwiches are $5 each. Pick up will be on Saturday, Oct. 20th at LeTort. Please consider placing an order if you are able. Thank you!
Music and Recorders
Mr. Dutton asks that recorders be kept in students’ backpacks for Music every Day B. Students are encouraged to practice their recorder in between classes, but please put the recorder right back in the backpack. Sadly, a LARGE number of students were not able to participate in Music class this past week due to not having their recorder. Mr. Dutton asks students who do not have their recorder to bring a pencil to complete written work during class. Tuesday, 10/9 will be a Day B. Please check right now that the recorder is in the backpack and ready for school tomorrow!
National Custodian Day We will be recognizing the hard work our two LeTort custodians with cards tomorrow! Mr. Smith and Mrs. Bauman will be so surprised if you would like to give them a card thanking them for keeping our school clean, beautiful, and germ-free!
Picture Day is this Wednesday! Does your child need a haircut or outfit? Now is the time to plan so the picture will be awesome! Remember to send in the picture order and money on Wednesday, or order now online at mylifetouch.com Picture Day ID: LT318571Q0 (zero, not letter O)
Parent/Teacher Conferences are in November There is a form in your child’s STAR folder today asking you about the best time for your conference. I ask that you complete the form and return it to me as soon as possible so that I can use it to schedule your conference according to your availability. Also, I will schedule your conference in conjunction with your other children’s teachers and on the same day.
Library Books needed on Wednesday In the rush to prepare for Picture Day, please don’t forget that we also have Library on Wednesday and students will have book-exchange. Sneakers will be needed on Friday.
Spelling Pretest 5 homework will be due on Wednesday, the test will be on Friday. Math Subtraction test on Thursday. Social Studies Students need to know where to locate the continents and oceans on a map of the Earth and need to know how to write their address correctly. Reading New October Reading Calendars were given out today. Students can earn Pizza Hut Book-It certificates for reaching the reading goal, and be invited to Lunch Bunch with Mrs. Wright to eat in the classroom and enjoy a special treat while we talk about awesome books!
Our Scholastic Book Order has arrived and students who placed an order will bring home their new books tomorrow! Thank you to everyone for supporting your child’s love of reading. We will be adding many cool, new titles to our classroom library through your contributions. The October order form will come home after Columbus Day.
No School on Monday Oct. 8 in honor of Columbus Day.
PTO Sub Sale Orders are due next Tuesday, 10/9 to support a school-wide field trip in April. Pick-up will be on Saturday 10/20 at LeTort during the Fall Fest.
Our class took a virtual field trip to two continents, Africa and Antarctica today. We used Virtual Reality glasses with cell phones inside to take an up-close peek at places on these continents. On our expedition, our class looked at landforms. We discussed the weather and the climate in each place, and we discussed how geography influences the animals and people which live in the places we visited.
Students then recorded notes about what they learned on their virtual field trip. Ask your child about Victoria Falls, the giraffes on the Serengeti plains, the gorillas in the rainforest, the Sahara Desert, and the Great Pyramids of Egypt, and which continent these are on. Then ask about the ice and animals they saw when they went to Antarctica!
A special “thank you” to Judy Keller, our Technology support specialist, who made this event possible for our class today!