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Culture Day (3rd Grade)

Our 3rd grade students are beginning our next reading and writing unit titled, “Connecting Character, Community, and Culture” where we will be learning about families and celebrations from The United States of America, as well as other countries and cultures. In the next couple of weeks, students will begin exploring a specific country as a special class project. As a culminating activity, students will have Culture Day on Friday, March 22nd. The cultural projects from students’ research will go on display in the 3rd grade classrooms and you will be able to take a tour of our exhibits.

Now here comes the fun part! Food, of course! On Culture Day, students are asked to bring in one food dish representative of their class’s country if they are able. Please make sure that the dish does not need refrigeration and that it comes in a disposable tin/tray. Come prepared to enjoy food from different cultures and to learn about others in an engaging and exciting way. Here is a timeline of our projects so you and your child can be fully prepared:

February 25- March 1- RESEARCH WEEK!  Students will do research in class about their country. If you are able, please send artifacts, costumes, instruments, ethnic artwork, and crafts that you may have around your home. Do not buy anything special!

March 4-8 – WRITING WEEK! Students will begin to work on their reports. Please notify your child’s teacher if you are able to bring in a food item.

March 11-15 POSTER WEEK!  Students will finish their posters.

March 18, 19, 20, 21-  Students will finalize their posters and practice their presentations.

March 22th-CULTURE DAY!!  Parents of 3rd grade students may join us from 9:30 to 11:30. (Please check in at the office for a Visitor’s Pass before heading to our event.)

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.



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