MOSS MADNESS Be respectful, Be responsible, Be safe February 18-22 3rd GRADE ACADEMICS READING: The Albertosaurus Mystery: Philip Currie’s Hunt in the Badlands and Finding Fossils for Fun ESSENTIAL QUESTION: What can fossils tell us about the past? READING TARGETS: Students will draw conclusions and review point of view READING VOCABULARY: fossils, clues, remains, prove, evidence, skeletons, uncovering, buried, fierce, locations STELLAR SPELLER LIST: age, space, jawbone, change, jacket, giant, pencil, circle, once, large, dance, jeans, bounce, huge, excited, gigantic, anxiously, recommended, stake, steak TEST FRIDAY T.T.T. and Alternate Packet are due on THURSDAY! Alternate List: moped, smash, heliport, twirl, telecast, brunch, smog, cheeseburger, motel, chortle TEST THURSDAY MATH: Chapter 8 Understanding Fractions TEST FRIDAY Division by 4 Quiz Wednesday, Feb. 20 DIVISION Quizzes: The quizzes will consist of 100 problems. Students will have six minutes to complete the quiz with a 70% or better. They will have three tries to get 70% or better. The quizzes are organized in the same manner as our multiplication quizzes. Quizzes will be on Wednesdays. ENGLISH: Verbs SCIENCE: Life Cycles SOCIAL STUDIES: Trouble Begins YOU NEED TO KNOW… No School: Monday, February 18th President’s Day STUDENT OF THE WEEK: None due to the short week February BOOK-IT: Due on or before Thursday, February 28 for TWO prizes. One prize will be a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut and the other is a mystery prize each month from me. Happy Reading! February Birthdays Gabriella 16th If you choose to bring treats, please ensure they are considered healthy by the standards set by the state of Illinois and our school board. The list is available in our district handbook. Some items to consider are pencils, erasers, or stickers. We have 19 students in our classroom. Winter Carnival: Our class will celebrate on Friday, February 22 at 9:05 Naperville Settlement BUTTER recipe: Some students truly enjoyed the butter we made on our trip. I have included the recipe if you would like to make it at home. Ingredients: heavy whipping cream, canning jar with a lid Instructions: Pour ¼ cup of heavy whipping cream, into a jar. Close the jar tightly. Shake the jar vigorously until butter is clearly formed. A small amount of liquid (buttermilk) will remain. Drain buttermilk.