As part of the cultural aspect and global awareness of the language, students will be learning about “Día de los muertos” or Day of the Dead from October 16- November 2 during Spanish. We will be discussing the history, the purpose of the holiday and how it’s celebrated in many Latin American countries. Below is a website that provides more information on this yearly tradition. https://www.nationalgeographic.org/media/dia-de-los-muertos/
An “ofrenda” or offering will be placed on the 3rd floor by the Spanish room and you are welcome to stop by and see it (Oct 31- Nov 3). The “ofrenda” will represent elements necessary for life on Earth, different types of food, and pictures of deceased family members. If you’d like, please send a picture of a loved one who has passed away OR send a picture of a famous philosopher, singer, actor, astronomer etc. so that it’s placed on the “ofrenda.”
3rd grade will be doing a Day of the dead writing craftivity.
Many students are excited about this project and I hope that your child is able to participate. Learning about culture helps us understand other people’s perspectives, patterns of behavior, and contributions to the world at large. If you are not comfortable with your child participating in this cultural lesson, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your child’s name and grade. An alternative assignment will be provided.
Please send pictures with your child before October 27 or drop them in my mailbox with a name and grade for a safe return.
Thank you very much!
P.S. Don’t forget to stop by and see the OFRENDA in person. Last year our OFRENDA was highlighted on channel 66 UNIVISION. It is the first picture on the webpage below.
October Important Dates
6th - Progress Reports sent home
9th - No School (Columbus Day/Indigenous People Day)
13th - Walk-A-Thon (1:00p)
20th - Picture Day
25th - Unity Day
27th- LPCG OktoberFest (5:30p-7:30p)
31st - Halloween Parade (1:00p)
Communication and Transportation change
For any transportation changes, you may send a note, email (email@example.com), or contact the main office. Please note that if you send an email, it is difficult for me to receive it if is sent after 12:30pm the day off- it may not be read in time. The most preferred way is by calling the office 773-535-0040.
Curriculum Night (*updated CORRECTED DATE)
Curriculum Night will be Wednesday, September 27th from 5:30p-7p. We will be discussing the 3rd grade curriculum at Lenart, classroom and whole school expectations, as well as critical information regarding promotion to the next grade and summer school.
We are still set to test NWEA math on September 26th from 8:00a-10:00a. Though we had technical difficulties last Wednesday, the 20th, while taking NWEA reading, most students were able to finish their tests. Those who have not finished will be taking their test on Thursday afternoon, September 28th.
The Book Fair will take place in the gym from Monday, September 25th to Friday, September 29th. Students will have the opportunity to "preview" the fair on Monday. Please send students with the appropriate amount of money if they are to purchase something. If students do not have money then they will not be able to visit the fair after the "preview day."
Math Curriculum (Envision 2.0)
I will be sending out log-in information during Curriculum night for our math curriculum. Through the website, you will find videos and sample problems that will provide extra support for your student as well as guide parents as to how the content is taught in class.
The following schedule is for fall NWEA testing:
Reading - Wednesday, September 20th (8:00a-10:00a)
Math - Tuesday, September 26th (8:00a-10:00a)
On days that we are testing, please make sure that your child has a good night's rest and eats breakfast in the morning.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org.
September Important Dates
September 27th - Curriculum Night (5:30p-7:00p)
Please email me (email@example.com) if you are available to volunteer in the classroom on Wednesday (Sept. 13th) AND next week (week of Sept. 18th). I will need about 2-3 volunteers to help me tear out pages in our math workbook and organize them.
Oh my- I can't believe the first day of 3rd grade has already passed!
Today we focused on classroom routines and procedures as well as community building. These next couple of weeks will be extremely important in building the foundation to having our classroom run smoothly.
Please check the "Homework" tab at the top of this classroom website for daily updates on homework. Due to our focus on community building and practicing routines, content will slowly be introduced and homework will be "light" this week.
As a reminder, please submit all student fees and forms that were sent home today.
Summer HW Packets
Summer homework packets will be collected tomorrow, Wednesday (today's hectic schedule and didn't allow for me collect the packets! My apologies.)
Enrichment class schedule
Please note our enrichment schedule below.
Monday - Music & Spanish
Tuesday - Music
Wednesday - Gym
Thursday - STEM
Friday - Gym
On days of gym, please send students IN their gym uniform- Lenart shorts and tshirt. During the winter, they can wear gym shorts under their gym pants- I do allow time for them to change. It does get hot as they run around the gym.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greetings parents and families!
I hope you are as excited as I am about the start of school! We are going to have a great year together!
First, let me introduce myself. My name is Jennifer Chin. I have been teaching for about 6 years and this will be my third year at Lenart Elementary RGC. I have a passion for teaching math and also love to read stories aloud. Outside of school, I love to play volleyball and exploring all the different neighborhood foods in Chicago.
Here are a few ideas for helping your child get ready for the first day of school.
This website will serve as a place for announcements and posting of daily homework. Feel free to explore to get more familiar with what information may be useful throughout the school year. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me through email (email@example.com).
I look forward to seeing you on the first day of school -- September 5th.
Have a great last two weeks of summer!