• January 27-30, 2020


    Hello Parents!


    We have had many students out sick- so please keep your child home especially if they have a fever, vomiting or diarrhea. Also, we are encouraging students to wash their hands often to avoid spreading germs.


    In Empower Hour students have been learning more about themselves by taking a “True Colors” personality test as well as an interest survey.  This week students will be creating Vision Boards.  The vision boards will help them express themselves and see visually what they learned about themselves. By doing the vision boards, they will also create new possibilities and set their vision on things they may want to accomplish and learn more about.  If you can please send in with your child some magazines and any photos they want to use for this project.  Please see the schedule below for when we need the materials. 


    Mrs. Davis & Mrs. Johnson’s Class – Tuesday 1/21

    Ms. Lee & Mrs. Sheffield’s Class – Thursday 1/23



    In this week’s Wednesday Folders, you will get a permission slip for our next field trip to the San Elijo Lagoon. Johnson & Lee’s classes will go on Thursday, February 13th and Sheffield and Davis’s classes will go Friday, February 14th. We will leave school at 8:30 and return at 11:30 so kids do NOT need to pack a lunch. This field trip will focus on animals, habitats and problem solving. Students will find a problem with the lagoon that they will aim to correct by going through the design thinking process at school. Their results will be shared at open house in early April.


    We can take up to three parent volunteers, so if you weren’t able to attend our first lagoon trip, let us know if you’d like to attend this one.


    For those who have had third graders in the past, we historically do our wax museum in April. We are moving it to later in the year. More details to come.

    What are we learning in school?

    Students will be assessed with district mid-year assessments this week and next. Students continue to study and compare fractions. They will soon partition them on a number line as well as looking at division problems with items that you can’t cut or share equally. Students need to be faster with knowing their multiplication facts 1-12. The goal is to know each one within 3 seconds.


    During language arts, students will take their second MAPS assessment for reading. We will also read two sources on how animals protect themselves, then students will write a narrative using details from those two sources. In social studies, students are looking at the history of San Diego County. In poetry/art, students continue to write poems using similes and metaphors. In Empower Hour students are working on learning more about themselves by taking a personality test to find out what their “True Colors” are. For science, we are preparing for our next field trip to the San Elijo Lagoon to look at habitats, animals and their environments.



    Students can access Dreambox, Typing Club and Wonders at home. They will use their DMUSD log in and password and must go through this site from DMUSD to get into Clever to access the curriculum: https://www.dmusd.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=4835


    Important reminders:

    • Tuesday, January 28: Family Lunch, 11:45
    • Thursday, February 13: Johnson/Lee Field Trip to San Elijo Lagoon- 8:30-11:30
    • Friday, February 14: Davis/Sheffield Field Trip to San Elijo Lagoon- 8:30-11:30
    • Friday, February 14: Class Valentine’s Party 1:45-2:30
    • February 17-21: No School

    Thank you so much for all your support!

    Third-Grade Team