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 went home today in Thursday folders:

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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 (math is different weekly):

Reading Log: Weekly Reading Log

Word Work: Word Work Weekly Homework

Dojo Tracker: Dojo Weekly Points Tracker Half

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

I “Mustache” You a Question…

On Friday students created survey, collected data on their question from the class and formed a graph as a project for math. To add a little fun, we added some fake mustaches to the equation. As the students went around asking the question for their survey, they held it and said “I mustache you a question..”. Here are the pictures I able to get. I tried to get everyone, but they were so excited that I missed some!

Be on the lookout to see their data and graphs hanging up in the hallway outside our room.

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Reading Carousel and Rounding Song

On Thursday during our whole group reading, we did a “Reading Carousel” activity in which students read short stories in groups to find the Main Idea and supporting details. The students loved getting to read along with their peers, rotating around to each book and sharing their findings!

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This past week we have been working on rounding. Here is the song we’ve been practicing to remember our rules. Feel free to sing it at home to help out your student!

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