A Note From Your Third  Grade Teachers
Third Grade Connections
November 17th, 2016

Dear Third Grade Families,

It is hard to believe that we are already approaching Thanksgiving break. We feel so very thankful for our third graders and their families. These next few weeks will go by quickly and we want to make sure that we get some important dates squared away on the calendar before they fill up.

Please "Save the Date" for Friday, December 9th from 10:30-11:45 for our special Native American Cultural Potluck and Presentations. We will send more details soon. Below are some other events your third grader will be involved in over the next few weeks.

Thursday, November 17th - We will be sending home your child's school portrait, so please be on the lookout.

Friday, November 18th - Congratulations to both third grade classes for earning their pajama party for making quiet, mindful transistions. Your child may come to school in his/her jammies this Friday.
11/21-11/25- Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy family traditions.  

Friday, November 18th - Sunday, November 27th - We highly encourage children to look take the Thanksgiving Math Challenge. Click here for more information.

Thursday, December 1st - Special presentation from Dr.  Pernambucowise about her culture and traditions.

Friday, December 9th - Native American Cultural Celebration Day - Special Cultural literacy workshop with Peopleologie. Native California Workshop in the morning and Mud, Dirt, Sand and Clay in the afternoon.  

Friday, December 9th - Special Family potluck and student share 10:30-11:45 a.m. (more details to come).

Adopt A Family - Look for the Sign up Genius about this very worthy cause. 

We wish you a holiday filled with love, family, and fun.


Your Third Grade Team
Kathe Bybee and Jen Guevara

What We Have Been Up To
Reader's Workshop

In Reader's Workshop, students practiced their skills through reading, discussing and writing connections about their books in the reading notebooks.

Writer's Workshop
During Writer's Workshop, third graders finished their drafts, used the tools of revision and editing to published their pieces.
Over the last two weeks in Math Workshop, the children worked on place value to the nearest thousand and rounding numbers to the nearest ten, hundred and thousand.
Word Study
The classes studied r influenced vowel patterns.
Social Studies
Third graders shared information about their ancestors and began entering it into Shadow Puppet. They also learned about the concept of time as related to the Ohlone.   
Students continued to observe their decomposing pumpkins. Despite being grossed out, ask your child what they learned from the observations.
Character Education / Mindfulness
Third Graders spent time in Mind Up learning about how the brain communicates through their five senses.
Ask Your Child About
  • Ask your child what it means to be an Ohlone.
  • Ask your child what are some family traditions theyheard from their classmates.
  • Ask your child how to round 346 to the nearest ten and the nearest hundred.
  • Ask your child what is going on with their pumpkin and why.

*** Severe Food Allergies ***
During this time of the year when there are many classroom or school-wide events and celebrations it is important to remember the critical medical challenges food-borne allergies can pose to students. It is especially crucial to be mindful of the potentially life-threatening impact of peanuts and tree nuts. As you send food items to school for group consumption, please review our guidelines from our Family Handbook below.

Some students at Sea Crest have severe food allergies including dairy, gluten, soy, shellfish, tree nuts and peanuts. These allergies can be life threatening and many times can be triggered by contact alone and not only by ingestion of the food. By far the largest category of severe life threatening allergies comes from nuts.

We ask that the entire Sea Crest community become informed and sensitive to this issue. When preparing food for potlucks, bake sales, celebrations, or community gatherings, please avoid peanuts and tree nuts and clearly mark any dishes that may include them.

"We are each other's keepers"
How to Reach Us
  • If there is an emergency, please call Cathy at the front desk, at 650.712.9892.
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Thank You
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