Wigwam Project

In our social studies unit, we are learning about the Anishinaabeg Native Americans. Our focus will be on The Three Fires (also known as the Ojibway, Odawa, and Potawatomi). Most of the Three Fires lived in wigwams (a rounded home, made of tree bark).  We thought it would be fun for students and their families to create a wigwam using various materials. Attached to this note are some ideas for your wigwam. There are helpful links as well. I will also post this information on my blog. If you have any questions about this project, please contact me on dojo.

Project is due on: December 16

Objective: Students will build a model (by following their design plan) using paper, brown paper bags, yarn, glue sticks, liquid glue, tape, popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, felt, materials from nature, and/or foam. You can include any materials that your child finds useful. Students will complete the wigwam research paper, and write a detailed description of their design (see attached papers).

Helpful links: http://www.woodlandindianedu.com/wigwamframes.html

http://www.native-languages.org/houses.htm

http://www.the-gray-wolf.com/wigwams/

Worksheets:

Thank you,

Third grade teachers

Battle Against Hunger Can Drive

The “Battle Against Hunger” begins on Monday and we will be collecting canned goods and other non-perishable food items for Zaman International. There will be collection boxes in the Lobby beginning Monday morning until Friday afternoon for students to bring any donations they might have. 

Indoor Lineup

On days we have indoor lineup, we will no longer be lining up in the gym. Students instead, will enter the building and sit outside their classrooms. Safety patrols and staff will be stationed throughout the building for supervision. This helps with keeping the gym floor dry for our gym classes. Thank you in advance. 

Outdoor Lineup/Recess

Dear Snow Families,

Just a reminder that we will adhere to the district recess and lineup policy. When the weather is below 20 degrees, we will be indoors (we will take wind chill into account). If the temperature is above 20 degrees, we will be outside for lineup and recess. Please make sure that students are dressed appropriately… coats, boots, scarf, mittens, hats, and snow pants. Thank you and Happy Monday!

Title One Meeting

Dear families,

You are invited to attend Snow school’s annual Title One meeting.  We will discuss Title One services and how they are utilized at Snow and with your child. The principal, Mrs. Alcodray will share Snow’s data for the past 3 years.   Light refreshments will be served.  Come join us on Monday, November 4th at 3:00 in the Cafeteria.

Thank You!  

Halloween Parade

Dear Snow Families,

This year for Halloween , students will be participating in an all school parade.  We have 7 stations set up where students will march down the hallways and stop for a treat at each station.  We are still looking for donations for treats including (peanut free) candy, pencils, rings, erasers, stickers… 

We are asking all students NOT to eat candy at school, but to take their treats home. 

Just a reminder that costumes can be worn.  No masks, minimal makeup,  and no weapons. 

Thank you,

Snow Team

Parent Math Meeting

Dear Third Grade Families,

We are inviting you to a parent math session this Monday, October 28th. The purpose of this meeting is to guide parents through a typical math lesson and to get acquainted with zearn.org. Please consider attending this meeting, especially since the strategies taught in 3rd grade vary from those taught in 2nd.

When: Monday, October 28th
Time: 2:45-3:15pm
Where: Room 2 (Mrs. Charara’s classroom)
Presenter: Ms. Sandakli

Thank you,
Third grade teachers

Halloween Parade

Dear Snow Families,

This year for Halloween we are going to begin a new Snow tradition- an all school Halloween Parade!  Every class level will have a station to decorate and pass candy out to all students.  

Students may wear their costumes to school.  This is optional. For safety reasons, we ask that costumes are appropriate.  We also ask that there are no masks, weapons, excessive makeup or anything that will distract students from learning as they will be in their costumes for a full school day.

Please let your classroom teacher know if you are willing to be a Parent Leader.  This will involve organizing grade level parent helpers, table decorations, candy bags, and candy collection for your grade.  

We will also be requesting candy donations on teacher blogs as there are over 450 students in the building! We are asking every class to donate 5 big bags of candy.  Thank you for supporting Snow!

When: Thursday October 31, 2019

Where: Snow Hallways

Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Wear: Costumes,  Adults Western Theme or your choice