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The Annual Used Book Fair is coming soon!

 The PTO is very excited to announce the Annual Used Book Fair will be held on Thursday, April 1st, and Friday, April 2nd!

Each Elementary class will be taken by their class teacher to visit the fair and will be able to choose up to 5 “new to you” books!

We are asking for a minimum donation of 200 Rub for up to 5 books, the money raised will go towards up-coming PTO events.

ES families will be receiving an envelope in their children’s bag with a brief note explaining the event, the envelope can be used to return your voluntary donations. 

There are some fantastic books to choose from, happy reading!

-From the PTO!

March is here!

Mark your “March” calendars:

Week of March 1 to 4 – Virtual Market Day orders delivered to school for customer pick-up

March 5 – No School for students – Teacher PD day

March 8 – International Women’s Day – No school

March 26 – Student-Led Conferences – Not a regular school day (details forthcoming)

The Grade 3 Virtual Market Day closed this morning

A HUGE THANKS to the families who shopped online. Our third-grade entrepreneurs appreciate the time you took to visit their virtual stores and make some purchases.

With the conclusion of online shopping, the entrepreneurs now have to get started producing their products and filling the orders they received. Those who sold services will contact their customers to arrange a time during the school day to provide the service via a Webex meeting.

All orders need to be placed in a brown paper bag with the customer’s name and homeroom (if they have a homeroom) or “Teacher” placed on it. Orders will sit on a table outside the homeroom for 24 hours, then students will take them home or they’ll be delivered to teachers.

Reminders regarding COVID safety precautions:

  • Money can not be exchanged at school
    • Exact currency must be placed in an envelope WITH THE ORDER SHEET provided in the white envelope sent home (envelope will be stored in the ES Office safe for 5 days).
    • Change cannot be provided (if more than the exact amount for the product or service is provided, then the change will be donated to charity).
  • Products will be delivered to students to take home. Adults are not allowed on campus.
  • All food items prepared must be prepared while wearing gloves and a mask.
  • All food items must be individually packaged.
  • Students from different classrooms must remain separated.
  • Sold goods must be able to be stored in a non-refrigerated environment (non-perishable for three days).
  • Food ingredients must be clearly labeled.
  • Marketing, sales, distribution needs to occur in 3rd grade designated areas.
  • Students and parents must be aware of all Web etiquette and safety procedures.
  • Students and parents must be aware of all COVID and other safety precautions.

The Grade 3 Virtual Market Day is now open!

Click on THIS LINK (or either of the links below) to visit all of the third-grade entrepreneurs’ virtual stores.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATRONAGE!

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

February 24 – The GRADE THREE VIRTUAL MARKET DAY GOES LIVE! The virtual market will open to third-grade families and elementary school teachers only.

February 26 – The GRADE THREE VIRTUAL MARKET DAY CLOSES AT 8am!

February 26 and March 1 – Customer payment for orders due (a white envelope will be sent home with all students – please fill out the order form inside and send back the envelope with payment for purchases)

Beginning February 26 to March 1 – Orders need to be filled. Products need to be made. Those doing a service need to book a Webex day and time (school hours) to deliver their service and contact their customers.

March 2 and March 3 – Orders are delivered to school. All orders need to be in a brown paper bag with the customer’s name and homeroom placed on it. Orders will sit on a table outside the homeroom for 24 hours, then students will take them home.

Another Virtual Market Day Update

WHEW! We have been EXTRA busy with virtual market day preparations!

The third-grade entrepreneurs have done their market research and analyzed the data. They have used their market research data to make responsible business decisions, including what the best product or service would be to produce and sell in their virtual market day store.  

Now, each entrepreneur is creating their virtual store using Google sites, and preparing their order forms for their customers with Google forms.

It would be really helpful if they could receive some help from home in getting at least one picture of their product or something to represent their service. A video can also be made which “advertises” the product or service. BUT, please do not show faces in the videos – only hands and the products. ALL PICTURES AND VIDEOS SHOULD BE DONE ON THE SCHOOL iPAD so that it is easier to put them on the Google sites page.

Please keep an eye out after the February break for a white envelope coming home. Inside this envelope, you will find an “order form” which you will use to indicate the purchases you made and the amount of money you are paying. All payments for purchases need to be sent to school in this white envelope.

IMPORTANT DATES:

February 22 and 23 – Loan Contracts Due (this may vary according to your homeroom teacher but look for the “Business Loan Contract” coming home and please complete and return it to school the next day)

February 24 – The GRADE THREE VIRTUAL MARKET DAY GOES LIVE! (Time to be announced.) The website link will be sent out to all third-grade families. The virtual market will open to third-grade families and elementary school teachers only.

February 26 – The GRADE THREE VIRTUAL MARKET DAY CLOSES AT 8am!

February 26 and March 1 – Customer payment for orders due (a white envelope will be sent home with all students – please fill out the order form inside and send back the envelope with payment for purchases)

Beginning February 26 to March 1 – Orders need to be filled. Products need to be made. Those doing a service need to book a Webex day and time (school hours) to deliver their service and contact their customers.

March 2 and March 3 – Orders are delivered to school. All orders need to be in a brown paper bag with the customer’s name and homeroom placed on it. Orders will sit on a table outside the homeroom for 24 hours, then students will take them home.

Virtual Market Day Update

The third-grade classrooms are buzzing with market day preparations. As mentioned in a previous post, this year the famous Grade 3 Market Day will be going virtual! Third-grade entrepreneurs are learning to utilize Google sites and forms which will be the tools used to create their online stores where consumers can browse and place their orders.

Currently, each third-grader is narrowing down the good or service that would be in the most demand to sell in their “virtual store.” To do this, they are doing some “market research” among their peers. To perform this market research, third-graders are sharing their market day ideas (goods and services ideas) and getting feedback on which good or service others would be most likely to purchase as well as a fair price they’d be willing to pay. Many students are practicing their new Google sites and forms skills with their market research. Ask your “third-grade entrepreneur” about his/her market research!

Here are some details and due dates to get our third-grade families up-to-date with Virtual Market Day:

Supply List: This is a list of everything that will be needed to produce a good or service. All supplies will need to be listed along with the price of each item. Students will need help finding the needed supplies along with each item’s cost. Look for the supply list document being sent home next week (the week of February 8th). Each homeroom teacher will give a due date for the supply list. 

Loan Contract: Each third-grade entrepreneur will need to take out a loan to pay for the supplies needed to produce their good or service. A loan contract will be signed between the “creditor” (parent or other adult lending the money) and the “debtor” (student). Look for the loan contract to be sent home next week (the week of February 8th). Due dates for the loan contract will be set by each homeroom teacher, but should be completed AFTER the expenses (supplies) are determined for each third-grade entrepreneur to produce his/her good or service.

Grade 3 Virtual Market Day will be open for third-grade students and families ONLY this year:  

Where: Anywhere you have Internet access! Links to the Virtual Market Day online stores will be sent out to third-grade families and shared with third-grade classes for students to access. Each online store is being created through Google sites and will include a link to an order form where consumers may place their orders.

Services being sold will be rendered via the homeroom teacher’s Webex at a determined day and time.

When: The date and time the Grade 3 Virtual Market will “GO LIVE” will be announced at a later date, but it will definitely be after the February break.

Profits: All market day profits will be donated to a charity decided upon by the third-grade class. Profits will be determined after all loans are paid back to the creditors as stated in the “Loan Contract.” 

COVID Considerations for Virtual Market Day

  • Money can not be exchanged at school
    • Exact currency must be placed in an envelope FOR EACH VENDOR (envelope will be stored in the ES Office safe for 5 days).
    • Change cannot be provided (if more than the exact amount for the product or service is provided, then the change will be donated to charity).
  • Products will be delivered to students to take home. Adults are not allowed on campus.
  • All food items prepared must be prepared by someone wearing gloves and a mask.
  • All food items must be individually packaged.
  • Students from different classrooms must remain separated.
  • Sold goods must be able to be stored in a non-refrigerated environment (non-perishable for three days).
  • Food ingredients must be clearly labeled.
  • Marketing, sales, distribution needs to occur in 3rd grade designated areas.
  • Students and parents must be aware of all Web etiquette and safety procedures.
  • Students and parents must be aware of all COVID and other safety precautions.

What’s happening in third grade?

As of this writing, we have already had 85 days of third grade and the first semester has come to a close. Time is flying by! Despite the challenges COVID-19 has brought to our third-grade village, we have managed to persevere and a lot of meaningful learning engagements have occurred both online and in the classroom.

Here is what’s happening in third grade to bring you up-to-date . . .

Unit of InquiryHow We Organize Ourselves

Central idea: Economic activity relies on a system of exchange and consumption of goods and services.

Lines of Inquiry – An inquiry into . . .
-economic activity.
-the role of cost analysis and business plans in the marketplace.
-our responsibility as producers and consumers.

Third grade is known for their “Market Day” which is the culminating learning engagement of this unit. This year will be quite different due to COVID restrictions. The third-grade team is working out the logistics of a “Virtual Market Day.” More information coming soon!

Meanwhile, please be brainstorming ideas of possible goods and/or services that your third-grader can produce and sell taking COVID restrictions into account and the fact that they will have an “online store” in which customers will be placing orders that will have to be fulfilled after the “Virtual Market Day” has ended.

“Goods” which are sold will have to be packaged for delivery taking COVID safety protocol into account. Please think about this when brainstorming possible goods which could be sold in our virtual market.

In the case of selling a “service,” this would have to be something that can be delivered through Webex. For example, having a lesson on making origami swans or some other type of craft. Services will have to be delivered at a date/time after the “Virtual Market Day” has ended.

Auction Activity  – As part of our tuning in, we have been having weekly auctions where third-graders bid for items supplied by the teacher. For the last couple of auctions, students are encouraged to auction their own unwanted and/or unused items. During this learning engagement, third-graders are inquiring into bartering, the concept of supply and demand, and beginning to think about the relative value of goods and services.

Here is some unit vocabulary to review at home:

  • goods and services
  • wants and needs
  • economic activity
  • supply and demand
  • consumption
  • entrepreneur
  • producers 
  • consumers
  • revenue 
  • expenses
  • profit
  • resilience
  • currency
  • loan
  • debt

ELA (Reading and Writing): In English Language Arts, we are currently in a fairy tale writing unit which is tied in with a “Reading to Imagine” reading unit. Third graders are reading different fairy tales and identifying the elements that make a story a fairy tale. They will then write a fairy tale or a “fractured fairy tale” (an adaptation of a classic fairy tale) of their won. These are the big ideas and guiding questions for our units:

Math: We are currently in Unit 3 for math. During this unit, students will develop and deepen their understanding of division, its connection to multiplication, and applying these concepts to word problems. An important tool to be used during this unit is the tape model (or bar model) where students make sense of multi-step story problems. Click HERE Eureka Unit 3 “Math Tips for Parents.”

Don’t forget to check out the math resources available for math home learning located on the menu bar above.

Important Dates to Remember:

January 29 – First semester reports go out to families

February 4 & 5 – Winter Field Day – Grade 3 at 12:30-1:25

February 15 to 19 – February Break – No school

February 22 – School Resumes

March 5 – No School for students – Teacher PD day

March 8 – No School – International Women’s Day

Winter Field Day – February 4th and 5th

☃️ ES Winter Field Day

We are excited to announce that Winter Field Day is being planned for the Elementary School.

On Thursday, February 4th (Huddle B), and Friday, February 5th (Huddle A), learning pathway and weather permitting, third grade will have Winter Field Day. ❄️

Each on-campus huddle will spend an hour on the field having fun in the snow. We have modified our regular Winter Field Day in order to ensure safety measures are in place.

Off-campus huddles will have asynchronous learning during our Winter Field Day time of 12:30-1:25. 

Thank you to the PTO for providing hot chocolate. To help students stay comfortable, dry, and warm for the hour they will be outside.

There are a few things to ensure your child is prepared: 

  • Dress in layers with the outer layer waterproof
  • Gloves to keep their hands warm and out of the snow
  • Extra pair of socks to change into after (in case snow melts in boots)
  • Water Bottle
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