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Weekly Newsletter 1/8-1/12
Due Date: 1/5/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Winter Break Reading challenge is due January 12th.

WEEKLY HEADLINES

1/8-1/12

Reading Comprehension skills: The students will use wondering/questioning to understand a nonfiction story, read and decipher poetry, and review examples of figurative language(see explanations on the back)

Spelling Words: machine, below, straight, over, along, snow, note, toe, throat, board, boat, due, Thursday, low, Monday, November, truth, grow, army, gray.

Writing- The students will be researching information about fossil fuels to use to write an informational piece of writing.

Language: The students will practice punctuating and capitalizing titles correctly.

Math- The students will model and identify fractions.

Science/Social Studies:  The rock cycle and landforms

 

 

Important Dates

*January Birthdays- Brody M.*

*January 9th- Science fair boards due

*January 10th- Science Fair

*January 15th- MLK Jr. Day – No School

*January 25th- Class pictures

Test Dates

*1/12 – Spelling

*1/12-Fraction quiz

*1/12- fact fluency (fact fluency quizzes will increase to 75 problems in 5 minutes. The 4s and 8s facts will also be added)

 

 Wish List

candy for our treasure box and extra snacks

Vocabulary words and definitions

New

 

Lively –active; someone who is lively is energetic and full of life

 

Memorable –worth remembering; something that is memorable is not easy to forget

 

Throw yourself into something –do something with a lot of energy and enthusiasm

 

Intense –very great or strong

 

Exhilarated –very happy and excited

 

Astounding –amazing or very surprising

 

Review Vocabulary Words

 

slog – walk slowly and heavily, as if you are walking through deep snow or mud

 

commence– begin or start

 

flabbergasted – very surprised, or shocked or astonished

 

permissible allowed or permitted

 

impermissible– not allowed or permitted

 

adventuresome If you are feeling adventuresome, you are feeling bold and ready for adventure.

 

Coax –persuade someone to do something by talking to the person gently and kindly

 

Snug –comfortable, warm, and cozy

 

Advise –tell someone what you think he or she should do

 

Delirious –very happy and excited

 

Fret –worry or get upset about something

 

Cherish –care for something deeply; if you cherish something, you treat it with great care because it is very important to you

 

Flimsy –thin and weak; if something is flimsy, it is not sturdy or strong

 

Long –want something very much; it also means more than the average length; not short

 

Gruff –unpleasant or rude; if someone is gruff, he or she may seem unfriendly or mean

 

Persist –keep doing something, even though it is difficult; if you persist, you refuse to give up

 

Strain –pull or push hard

 

 

Adjust –move or change something slightly to improve it or make it fit more comfortably