August Newsletter & Homework

Welcome to Mrs. Ellis’ class at Bowling Green! It has been a pure joy getting to know each one of these students and we are all excited for what the year has in store. So far we have been talking a lot about working as a team and experimenting with our behavior system: Class Dojo. We’ve also been using our GROWTH MINDSET to set goals for the year individually and as a class. Let me know if you have any questions as we get into the swing of back to school!

If you have not already, please connect on Class Dojo & Remind (code: ellisbg).

Here is a copy of the August newsletter that will be sent home in homework folders on Monday:

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Here are copies of the students’ homework which will be given out on a weekly basis in case you need another copy:

Reading Log: Reading Log

Dojo Tracker: Dojo Weekly Points Tracker Half

Simple Machines Project DUE Jan 24th

As we are coming back from winter break, we will be starting our new unit in science on simple machines. One hands on way we incorporate learning about simple machines every year is by having students create a simple or compound machine. This project is to be completed at home and turned in Wednesday, Jan. 24th.

Attached are the project rubric and a study guide on simple machines.

Also, here is a link to some project ideas. Your machine can be as simple or complex as you’d like!

Simple Machine Project Ideas- 1,2,3 Homeschool 4 Me

Simple Machines Project 18

Simple Machines Study Guide (new)

January Newsletter & Homework

Here are our January updates!

Report cards for the 2nd Nine Weeks go home on Friday. I also included the information on how to log onto Dreambox  Math in case you need it again. As always, feel free to contact me through phone, email or Remind if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks!

BG Monthly Newsletter Jan 17-18

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Word Work Weekly Homework

Dojo Weekly Points Tracker Half

Dreambox Login Information

April Newsletter, Homework and Perimeter Song

It is the 4th nine weeks already! This month we are working on getting ready for 4th grade by refining students’ time management and problem solving strategies. Be sure to continue to complete homework every night; if there are any changes in homework with testing or as the year comes to a close I will update you via Remind.

Here are some important dates to note:

April 10th -17th Spring Break NO SCHOOL

April 2oth Interim Reports

April 28th Field Day (wear blue)

May 4th & 5th 3rd Grade Reading SOL test

May 11th & 12th 3rd Grade Math SOL test

Also for your listening pleasure… the perimeter song! This catchy tune has been helping us in math over the past week. Ask your student to show you the dance moves!

 

March Newsletter and Homework

March is upon us! It is hard to believe, but the year is just flying by. Be on the look out, you just may see some leprechaun magic in the next few weeks…

BG Monthly Newsletter March

We have a lot of important dates to note in the upcoming month:

Feb 26th- March 3rd – Dr. Seuss Spirit Week

March 2nd – 3rd Grade Reading Benchmark

March 2nd – Dr. Seuss Reading Night 6pm-7:45pm

March 8th – 3rd Grade Math Benchmark

March 10th & 13th – No School

March 16th – Report Cards

March 23rd – Science Museum Field Trip

Here is the link to the full Benchmark testing schedule:

Benchmark Testing Schedule – 3rd 9 Weeks

As always you can reach me through email (sellis@ccps.us), phone or Remind if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks!

Main Idea Reading Log

Leveled Word Work Menus Homework

Wonder, Mr. Brown’s First Precept: Choose Kind

Bowling Green is starting a movement in November to encourage our students to be kind. In our classroom, we have been reading the book Wonder by RJ Palcio since the beginning of the year. In this book, kindness is a huge theme. We read it to remind ourselves how to treat others and to work as a team. Throughout the book, August’s teacher Mr. Brown has a series of precepts (Ask your student what this word means!). So far we have read the first, listed below. Everyday will be talking about how we can implement this precept in our daily lives and I encourage you to continue the conversation at home too. Be on the lookout for Mr. Brown’s next precept!

Choose Kind