Resources

We will watch some videos on brainpop this week. You can watch them at https://jr.brainpop.com/

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For math, we are currently on Module 4 and topic D. We will post the assessment on Seesaw and begin Module 5 during the second week of online learning.

Your child will need to access Seesaw Class from home. Each teacher will send out their QR code if you need it.

Sharing the Planet

Central Idea: Organisms adapt to their environment in order to survive. 

Lines of Inquiry:

  1. How organisms survive
  2. Life cycles and traits
  3. Environmental change

Learner Profile:

  • Thinkers
  • Principled
  • Caring

Key Concepts

  • Causation – Why is it like it is?
  • Change – How is it changing?
  • Responsibility – What is our responsibility?
  • 1. What is the relationship between living organisms and their environment? (causation)
    • What are ways animals use their surroundings to survive?
  1. How do living organisms adapt and change? (change)
  • What are similarities and differences of life cycles?
  • What are similarities and differences of traits?
  • How are traits changing? Why do they change? 
  1. How do environmental changes affect living organisms? (responsibility)
  • What types of changes are occurring?
  • What is our responsibility?
  • What action can we take?
  • How do humans interact with the environment?

3 Way Conferences

Hello Parents,

Grade 3 will have three way conferences coming on January 22nd (this is not a school day for students). Please have your child attend the conference with you. This is a time for students to share their growth and goals with you and the teacher will be there to support the conversation. Your teacher will send out a sign up link this week on Wednesday.

Popcorn Friday Information for Parents!

 

For New Families

– To participate in Friday Popcorn Sales- you will need to buy a New Popcorn Bucket with a 2019-2020 Stickers on it for a one-time payment of RMB 50 which is good for the Whole Year – without this popcorn bucket, our volunteers have the right not to serve popcorn to  families.

– Please make sure to check the Upcoming Events section on the PSA WeChat subscription to find out the dates of up-coming Popcorn Fridays

– Popcorn Buckets will be available for purchase during Book Sale Day- September 18th

– Please fill in the information on the stickers for ASA/ BUS and Name/ Class

– Incorrect or missing information – PSA is not responsible for this and buckets will be returned back to either Parkside/ Mountainside office.

– In case of rain – Popcorn will be served in Gecko Theatre for UP and Gecko Grill for EP

 

For Returning Families

– Will need to RENEW Popcorn Bucket stickers for 40 RMB for the Whole Year if you decide to use your old bucket- without this new sticker, our volunteers have the right not to serve popcorn to families.

– You can also buy a New Popcorn Bucket for RMB 50 for the Whole Year, if you decided to get one

– You can recycle your old Popcorn Bucket back

– You can purchase NEW Popcorn Stickers during Book Sale Day- September 18th

– Please fill in the information on the stickers for ASA/BUS and Name/Class

– Incorrect or missing information – PSA is not responsible for this and buckets will be returned back to either Parkside/ Mountainside office.

– In case of rain – Popcorn will be served in Gecko Theatre for UP and Gecko Grill for EP

Upcoming Dates

Friday, September 13th- No School (Mid Autumn Festival)

Monday, September 16th- No School for Students (Teacher Professional Learning Day)

Wednesday, September 18th- No School for Students (Parent Teacher Conference Day)

Dear Parents,

Your child’s teacher will email a signup genius today with time slots for our upcoming parent teacher conferences. Each time slot is 20 minutes so please be mindful of the your arrival time. Conferences will be held Wednesday, September 18th. This is not a school day for students.

Kindly,

Grade 3 Teachers