I can’t believe how close we are to the end of the year! Just a few things to update you on this week:
Donations are needed for the SANDERS end of the year auction. Students are earning DoJo dollars in the classroom and hopefully will make a profit on Market Day so they need some fun things to bid on to spend their earnings!
Please send to school by Monday, JUNE 6
MAP TESTING ON WEDNESDAY
Our class will be taking the READING part of the MAP test on Wednesday, May 11, right after lunch. Please make sure your child is prepared for this test by HAVING THEM do the following:
Thank you for your support,
It is always great to start the day with a good breakfast and a good night's rest, but especially during our test days. We will be taking the M-STEP on the following days:
On M-Step days, please send a morning and afternoon healthy snack.
Market Day is just around the corner!!!
We want to give you a heads up on this fun activity so that your child can begin to think about their product or service. Third graders get economics lessons first-hand during the annual Market Day. Students make, market and sell their own products with help from parents and teachers. All third grade students will make a product or service at home and will sell it to Grand View Students on Market Day. The purpose of this activity is to help them understand the various aspects of operating a business.
Each student is asked to think of something that they could sell to other students using Grand View Dawg Dollars. ** A special note: As a grade level we have decided NOT to sell baked goods or any other food items due to peanut allergies and other health regulations. No live animals, such as goldfish are allowed either. Live plants or flowers are however an option. Also, please limit the expenses in making the product to under $10.00. This helps to keep the “playing field” more equal for all participants.
Once your child makes a decision about their product or service, please let us know and also bring in a “prototype” of that product. Once this product has been approved, begin to make this at home. Prepare about 25-30 items.
At school, we will be learning economic concepts and terms, figuring out expenses (please send in receipts), and what we need to charge in order to make a profit. Students will also learn how to market their product by making display posters for their shop.
We encourage kids to be creative and research the internet (My Pinterest Board address is attached) and look in books or magazines for ideas. Most third graders had an opportunity to shop at our Market Day as a 2nd grader so they have a general idea.Thank you very much for your support in helping your child make goods and plan services. Please look for more information in next week’s Friday Folder.
Third grade Social Studies teaching standards previously focused on biographies, which allowed us the opportunity to have our third grade students create a wax museum. Biography is no longer a part of the third grade standards and has been replaced with a study of Michigan. As a result of these changes, the wax museum is no longer aligned with the standards that must be taught in third grade. We will continue with Market Day, as planned. More information about Market Day will be provided during Spring conferences March 14 and 17.
Our party will be on Friday, February 12th, from 2:30-3:20. Please have your child make a Valentine’s box at home (either from a cereal box, tissue box, or small cardboard box). Be as creative as you would like. These will need to be at school by Thursday, February 11th. I have included the class list below so that your child can start addressing their Valentines:
Aside from the fact that school attendance is compulsory by Michigan law, at Grand View, we believe that regular school attendance is an asset to the learning process. On the day your child is absent from school, you must call the school office by 9 am, giving the reason for the student being absent. The attendance line (254-6139) is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.Another important component to attendance is being on time. With winter weather upon us, it is important you keep in mind it may take longer to get to school. Please make every effort to have your child to school by the 8:23 warning bell. The tardy bell rings, and the class day begins at 8:28. If your child will be late (i.e. for an appt.) and needs to order a hot lunch, you must call the attendance line by 9:00.