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Welcome to third grade! 
 
Greetings and welcome to Miss Bucklew's third grade class website! I am looking forward to being a part of your child's life for the 2019-2020 school year. Here you will find helpful information and links to assist you throughout the school year. 
 
Important dates for the school year year can be found under the district calendar. Other helpful information will be on the right hand side menu. Please subscribe to this page under "classes" below to get all the updates. 
 
This year is going to be "Terrific!" 
 

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Recent Posts

Room 1's Second Marble Party and Holiday Festivities

Dear Families of Room 1, 
 
Time flies! I find it hard to believe that we are a third of the way through the year. It has been such a delight to learn, grow, and have fun with the scholars of Room 1. 
 
Our second marble party is tomorrow (ice cream party) at 2:30. We will be eating ice cream, so please send a snack substitution/contact me with a request if any dietary restriction(s) exist. Thank you in advance to all the families who donated!
 
This Thursday, we will be having a Polar Express party with all the other third graders. Third graders are bringing a ticket in their backpacks home tomorrow. Your child will keep his/her ticket, return to school with it on Thursday, and get it punched by a conductor. Please be sure to send children to school in pajamas that day, but they need to wear comfortable running shoes for the outdoor activities. 
 
Finally, thank you again so much to each and every family for your support of our classroom community. From volunteers, to prize box donations, to book fair donations, we all are very appreciative of what you contribute and share with us.
 
Thank you for championing these children: they are so loved! 
 
Sincerely,
 
Jenna Bucklew

Room 1's First Marble Party

Dear Families of Room 1, 
 
Room 1 has earned their first marble party. We brainstormed ideas together, voted on our favorite choice, AND the winner is...spooky gingerbread houses. I have created a sign up genius for volunteers to bring in supplies. These sign-ups are always optional. However, I need sign ups by Wednesday, so I can provide the rest of the supplies for the day of the party (Friday, October 18). If your child has allergies or food restrictions then please send substitutes or coordinate with me to ensure that they can participate/have a small snack at the end.
 
I will take pictures of the gingerbread houses and post these on the website at a later date. 
 
Additionally, the students are bringing home a Ziploc bag today with instructions regarding a P.T.A led art project. We started today in class (MARKER only- no pencil). Please read the directions carefully, and return student's art to school by Wednesday, October 15th. 
 
Happy October families of Room 1! 
 
Sincerely,
 
Jenna Bucklew 

Our Community/Personal Histories

Dear Families of Room 1, 
 
I encouraged students to go home tonight and talk with you about their own family (community) histories. I encouraged them to ask how their family ended up in the South Bay. This assignment is purely discussion based. 
 
Some questions to help you facilitate discussion are: 
 
What family members came to Palos Verdes (San Pedro, Long Beach, and beyond)? 
 
Why did they come to the area? 
 
Why does it matter to you? 
 
Children can bring in maps, photographs, letters, newspapers, or other primary sources.
 
If this could be done by Thursday, then that would be appreciated!
 
Sincerely,
 
Jenna Bucklew
 

Collage Project

Collage Pictures can come from anywhere- the internet, magazines, newspapers! They can include words or pictures. Students will use these magazine clippings/photos to create a small collage. If collecting collage clippings/photos is too much of an undertaking, then I will happily provide clippings from magazines in class; however, keep in mind that the options will be limited and shared among peers. Thanks!

Welcome Back to School Kid President

Welcome Back to the lovely families of Mira Catalina! First day of school is August 28th, 2019 (Wednesday). Please note the first day of school is a minimum day. Labor day weekend (August 31st-September 2nd) to follow.

Instructions for Logging On

Dear Families of Room 1, 
 
I have made a word document about how to troubleshoot some of the online websites we use in class. This instruction sheet will be the same one we use in class in the first couple months at school. If you want to use them at home, but are having some trouble getting access, then please see attached. 
 
Have a fantastic day!
 
Sincerely,
 
Jenna Bucklew