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Newsletter
Due Date: 4/16/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELA—summary, theme, determine important events in nonfiction texts, compare and contrast opinion articles, distinguish own opinion from those of the authors, write informational and opinion pieces, read independently, context clues, multi meanign words

Read Alouds:

Lifetimes

Vocabulary: collaborate, aggressive, evacuate, distress, unaggressive, considerate

Mathword problems and review all third grade skills Fact Fluency is 75 facts (division and multiplication)

Science: weather and water cycle

Spelling: able, simple, middle, title, uncle, circle, July, December, Wednesday , February, trouble, touch, enjoy, square, real, oil, leave, ground, voice, deep, women, woman, busy, above, single, example, cattle, capital

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

Candy

SNACKS!!!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Please check the lunch schedule since our lunch times is changed many days this week. Please send lunch money to clear up any negative balances. The cafeteria will no longer be able to charge for the kids who forget lunch.

 

 



Newsletter - 2 weeks
Due Date: 4/4/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

 

4/7—Parker

 

4/17—Emma

 

 

 

Star Student: 4/3—Kyleigh

 

4/9—Emma

 

 

 

Important Dates:

 

4/5 Art At the Hills

 

4/6—Perimeter skill check, fact fluency, vocabulary, spelling

 

4/12—Math

 

4/13—Spelling, Comprehension, fact fluency

 

4/16—MAAP (State Test) ELA

 

4/23—MAAP (State Test) Writing

 

4/25—MAAP (State Test) Math

 

ELAsummary, theme, determine important events in nonfiction texts, compare and contrast opinion articles, distinguish own opinion from those of the authors, write informational and opinion pieces, read independently, synonyms, antonyms, homophones

Read Alouds:

“Banning Tag”, “Homework—Who Needs It?”, “Smile—You’ve Got Homework”, Lifetimes

Vocabulary:

4/3—struggle, skill, skillful, opportunity, generally, decline

4/9—ban, permit, valuable, task, unwind, stressful

Mathgeometry, quadrilaterals, area, perimeter, word problems. Fact Fluency is 75 facts (division and multiplication)

Science: weather

Spelling: 4/3—boy’s, boys’, men’s, puppy’s, puppies’, girl’s, please, seem, nothing, rough, enough, heavy, town, hour, now, house, about, sound, brown, wow

4/9—oil, enjoy, square, real, leave, voice, ground, deep, woman, women, above, busy, boys’, men’s, boy’s, puppy’s, please, girl’s, seem, puppies’

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

SNACKS!!!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

Homework Packet is due on Thursday 4/12. This is a two week packet.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Newsletter - 2 weeks
Due Date: 3/19/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Star Student: 3/19—Lexton

3/26—Nick

 

Important Dates:

3/19-3/29 Art Unit

3/23—Spotlight Field Trip, Fact Fluency, Field Trip Money due

3/29—Comp, Spelling

3/30—No School

4/2—No School

4/5 Art At the Hills

ELAuse nonfiction text features to locate information to a topic quickly and efficiently, use text structures (compare and contrast, cause and effect, etc.) to understand important details in a text, respond to literature, informational and opinion writing, determine perspective of artists and point of view, summarize, theme

Read Alouds:

Read about various artists

Vocabulary:

adapt, depend, scan, disrupt, trample, forbid

Mathgeometry, quadrilaterals, area, perimeter, Fact Fluency will be 75 facts and will include 25 division facts. With all facts 2-10. Fact Fluency is 75 facts!

Science: layers of the earth

Spelling: now, town, house, hour, brown, about, south, sound, bread, meant, sense, weather, flying, fries, often, puppies, cried, week, hurrying, speak, speed, ready, become, listen, mountains, thousand, flower, flour

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

Candy

SNACKS!!!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

Homework Packet is due on Thursday 3/29. This is a two week packet.

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 3/9/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

3/5—Braden

3/6—Lexton

3/10—Nick

 

Star Student: Braden

 

Important Dates:

3/6—Case 21 Writing

3/8—Math two step word Problems

3/9—Spelling, Fact Fluency, Comprehension

3/12-3/16—Spring Break

 

ELA—use nonfiction text features to locate information to a topic quickly and efficiently, use text structures (compare and contrast, cause and effect, etc.) to understand important details in a text, use wondering and questioning techniques to understand expository nonfiction, respond to literature, informational and opinion writing, read independently for 30 minutes

Read Alouds:

Desert, The Orphan of Ellis Island, Polar Bears

Vocabulary:

flashy, fantastic, diverse, avoid, deadly, threatened

Mathtwo step word problems with all operations, review skills learned this nine weeks, After Spring Break fact fluency will be 100 facts and will include 25 division facts. With all facts 2-10. Fact Fluency is 75 facts! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10. (75 problems!)

Science: layers of the earth

Spelling: review week, see attached word lists

 

 

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

Candy

SNACKS!!!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

Homework Packet is due on Friday!

Lunch this week is at 11:55 everyday

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 2/25/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELA - nonfiction text features to locate information to a topic quickly and efficiently, use text structures (compare and contrast, cause and effect, etc.) to understand important details in a text, use wondering and questioning techniques to understand expository nonfiction, respond to literature, informational and opinion writing, read independently for 30 minutes

Read Alouds:

Desert, The Orphan of Ellis Island

Vocabulary:

Require, serve, prefer, vertical, horizontal, tip

Mathmeasure objects to the nearest whole, half, and quarter inch, solve two step word problems with four operations, line plots, and tally tables, Fact Fluency is 75 facts! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10. (75 problems!)

Science: layers of the earth

Spelling: fries, cried, flying, puppies, hurrying, speed, week, speak, ready, often, listen, become, night, fry, white, light, fine, quite, sky, sight, money, key, carry, English, level, rather, system, position

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

Candy

clipboards

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

Homework Packet is due on Friday!

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 2/19/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

2/16—Bailee

2/24—Grey

 

Star Student: Charly

 

Important Dates:

2/19—Student Holiday

2/21—commas and dialogue quiz

 2/22—Choir Field trip, fact fluency, vocabulary

2/23—Spelling, Comprehension,

2/27-- Math

 

ELAuse nonfiction text features to locate relevant information to a given topic quickly and efficiently, use text structures (compare and contrast, cause and effect, etc.) to understand important details in a text, use commas in addresses and dialogue, respond to literature, informational and opinion writing, read independently for 30 minutes

Read Alouds: Flashy Fantastic Rain Forest Frogs

Vocabulary:

Graceful, spectacular, original, achieve, challenge, determination

Mathmeasure objects to the nearest whole, half, and quarter inch, line plots, tally tables, solve two step word problems with four operations, continue to discuss fractions. Fact Fluency is 75 facts! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10. (75 problems!)

Science: layers of the earth

Spelling: light, fry, night, white, quite, fine, sight, sky, key, money, English, carry, foot, book, woods, stood, thirteen, heated, fire, street, guard, guess, early, guide, already, beside, practice, minute

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

Candy

clipboards

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

Homework Packet is due on Friday!

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 2/16/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

 

2/16—Bailee

 

2/24—Grey

 

 

 

Star Student: Yosselin

 

 

 

Important Dates:

 

2/16—Spelling, Fact Fluency, Science, Measurement Test

 

2/16—Class picture money is due

 

2/19—Student Holiday

 

2/20—commas and dialogue quiz

 

ELAuse nonfiction text features to locate relevant information to a given topic quickly and efficiently, use text structures (compare and contrast, cause and effect, etc.) to understand important details in a text, use commas in addresses and dialogue, respond to literature, informational and opinion writing, read independently for 30 minutes

Read Alouds: various articles on text features, reading a menu, reading a recipe

Vocabulary:

Secure, durable, texture, hazardous, convenient, detect

Mathmeasure objects to the nearest whole, half, and quarter inch, solve two step word problems with four operations, continue to discuss fractions. Fact Fluency is 75 facts! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10. (75 problems!)

Science: weathering, erosion, and deposition

Spelling: book, stood, foot, woods, fire, thirteen, heated, street, guess, guard, guide, early, Sunday, June, grew, soon, choose, team, moon, knew, fruit, Tuesday, whose, suit, describe, difficult, develop, result

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

Colored copy paper

Command strips

Expo markers

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

Homework Packet is due on Friday!

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 2/5/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

 

2/16—Bailee

 

2/24—Grey

 

 

Star Student: Parker

 

 Important Dates:

2/9—Fact Fluency, Math Celebration, Spelling, Comprehension

 

2/16—Class picture money is due

 

ELAuse nonfiction text features to locate relevant information to a given topic quickly and efficiently, use text structures (compare and contrast, cause and effect, etc.) to understand important detail sin a text commas in addresses and dialogue, responding to literature, informational and opinion writing, read independently for 30 minutes,

Read Alouds: Homes

Vocabulary:

Customary, energize, appetizing, plain, differ, refreshing

MathUnderstand, partition, and model fractions using diagrams and number lines. Explain equivalence in fractions, compare fractions by reasoning about their size. Fact Fluency is 75 facts! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10. (75 problems!)

Science: weathering, erosion, and deposition

Spelling: soon, grew, June, Sunday, moon, choose, team, knew, Tuesday, fruit, suit, whose, closing, starring, Friday, stayed, marked, tail, states, raised, sold, instead, worth, fold, history, human, object, subject

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

Colored copy paper

Command strips

Expo markers

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

Homework Packet is due on Friday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 1/30/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

2/16—Bailee

2/24—Grey

 

Star Student: Bailee

 

Important Dates:

 

1/30—PTA Meeting, Titles and Contractions Quiz

 

2/2—Fact Fluency, Equivalent Fractions Quiz, Spelling

 

 

 

 

 

ELA—nonfiction text features, read independently, responding to literature, informational and opinion writing...We will be reviewing the process needed to properly “unpack” the prompt, plan, draft, revise and edit a writing task. Students will be given support and guidance for the first graded writing task of the nine weeks. This support could result in higher grades than students will achieve on their own. We will continue to model weekly and construct well-written examples. Then, students will be expected to complete prompts by moving through the process independently. 

Read Alouds: Morning Meals Around The World

Vocabulary:

Unexpected, abandon, industrious, comfy, successful, unsuccessful

MathUnderstand, partition, and model fractions using diagrams and number lines. Explain equivalence in fractions, compare fractions by reasoning about their size. Fact Fluency is 75 facts! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10. (75 problems!)

Science: Layers of the Earth, Earth’s spheres

Spelling: starring, stayed, closing, Friday, marked, states, raised, tail, instead, sold, fold, worth, boat, November, grow, low, note, throat, board, snow, truth, due, along, toe, either, present (2), moment, product

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

Colored copy paper

Command strips

Expo markers

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

Homework Packet is due on Friday!

 

 



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 1/22/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

1/6—Arabella

1/22—Lawson

 

Star Student: Lawson

 

Important Dates:

1/23 - Spelling Test, Fact Fleuncy #1

1/24—100th Day

1/25 -Class Pictures

1/26 - Math Assessment (doesn’t include

equivalent fractions, Spelling Test,

Comprehension, Fact Fluency,Comp Test, Book Titles/Contractions Quiz

1/30—PTA Meeting

 

ELA—poetry, figurative language, author’s purpose, nonfiction text features, read independently, responding to literature, informational writing...We will be reviewing the process needed to properly “unpack” the prompt, plan, draft, revise and edit a writing task. Students will be given support and guidance for the first graded writing task of the nine weeks. This support could result in higher grades than students will achieve on their own. We will continue to model weekly and construct well-written examples. Then, students will be expected to complete prompts by moving through the process independently. 

Read Alouds: Sonia Sotomayor

Vocabulary:

No new words until 1/29

MathUnderstand and model fractions using diagrams and number lines. Begin equivalent fractions. Fact Fluency is 75 facts! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10. (75 problems!)

Science: Layers of the Earth, Earth’s spheres

Spelling: review week: cared, forty, modern, needed, main, doctor, chased, across, shared, before, climb, search, during, wait, mean, read, loose, none, third, November, store, eighteen, during

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

We desperately need Snacks, Snacks, Snacks

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

Homework Packet is due on Friday!

 



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 1/4/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

HOMEWORK PACKETS ARE DUE THURSDAY 1/11/2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

1/6—Arabella

1/22—Lawson

 

Star Student: Arabella

 

Important Dates:

1/5—Spotlight

1/10—Science Fair (Sack Lunch in the classroom, no lunch guests)

1/12—Spelling, Fact Fluency, Fraction Quiz

1/15—School Holiday

1/19—Spelling,

Comprehension, Fact Fluency

 

 

ELA—New Year’s, Case 21, poetry, figurative language, author’s purpose, nonfiction text features, read independently for 15-20 minutes, responding to literature, informational writing

Each nine-weeks we will be reviewing with students the process needed to properly “unpack” the prompt, plan, draft, revise and edit a writing task. In an effort to further support these developing skills, students will be given support and guidance for the first graded writing task of the nine weeks. This support and guidance could result in higher grades than students are able to achieve on their own. We will continue to model the process weekly, construct well-written examples in class as a whole group, with-peers and individually. For the remainder of the grading period, students will be expected to complete prompts by moving through the process independently.

Read Alouds: classroom nonfiction texts

Vocabulary:

No new words until 1/22

MathUnderstand and model fractions Fact Fluency is 75 facts! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10. We are moving to 75 problems on the fact fluency quiz! Please be sure to study flash cards every night.

Science: Layers of the Earth, Earth’s spheres

Spelling: boat, low, grow, November, throat, snow, board, note, due, truth, toe, along, Thursday, wait, Saturday, May, those, main, over, hair, none, Monday, straight, eighteen, below, follow, window, machine

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

We desperately need Snacks, Snacks, Snacks

Each child will need a new box of crayons for Spring semester, please send those if you haven't already.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

 

 



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 11/28/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELA—Christmas Around the World, Case 21, prefixes, suffixes, authors purpose, cite evidence, use wondering and questioning to understand a story, predict, read independently for 15-20 minutes, responding to literature, types of sentences, informational writing

 

Read Alouds: Brave Harriett, Wilma Unlimited

 

Vocabulary:

flimsy, long (to wish for), gruff, persist, strain, adjust

 

MathArea (A=length x width), distributive property, graphs, two step word problems. Fact Fluency is 50 facts! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10.

Science: layers of the Earth (geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere)

Spelling: wait, May, Thursday, Saturday, main, hair, over, those, Monday, none, eighteen, straight, horse, large, store, March, north, forty, before, October, climb, fourteen, fourth, prove, explain, afraid, always

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

We desperately need Snacks, Snacks, Snacks

Each child will need a new box of crayons for Spring semester, you can start sending those in.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

Please be sure to check lunch schedule before joining us for lunch. Our has changes almost daily!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekley Newletter
Due Date: 11/13/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELA—Thanksgiving, prefixes, suffixes, authors purpose, cite evidence, use wondering and questioning to understand a story, predict, read independently for 15-20 minutes, responding to literature, types of sentences, informational writing

 

Read Alouds: Brave Irene, Brave Harriett

 

Vocabulary:

coax, snug, advise, delirious, fret, cherish

MathArea (A=length x width), regular and irregular shapes, distributive property, and continue to review measurement Fact Fluency is 50 facts! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10.

Science: layers of the Earth (geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere)

Spelling: March, horse, store, large, October, forty, before, north, fourteen, climb, prove, fourth, third, burn, bird, under, during, eat, first, feel, worse, wear, search, worst, dollar

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

We desperately need Snacks, Snacks, Snacks

Each child will need a new box of crayons for Spring semester, you can start sending those in.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

We will NOT have   activity or lunch guests on Monday or Tuesday due to practicing for the musical. Everything resumes to normal on Wednesday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 11/6/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELA—THEME, prefixes, suffixes, authors purpose, cite evidence, use wondering and questioning to understand a story, predict, read independently for 15-20 minutes, responding to literature, adverbs, poetry, figurative language, informational writing

 

Read Alouds: Mailing May, Brave Irene

 

Vocabulary:

slog, commence,  permissible, flabbergasted, impermissible, adventuresome

MathArea (A=length x width) and continue to review measurement Fact Fluency is 50 facts! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10.

Science: Rocks and Minerals, rock cycle, types of rock, layers of the Earth

Spelling: under, bird, burn, third, first, during, feel, eat, wear, worse, worst, search, chased, September, shapes, writing, cares, racing, used, shared, lose, loose, across, living, surface, return

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

We desperately need Snacks, Snacks, Snacks

Each child will need a new box of crayons for Spring semester, you can start sending those in.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

We will NOT have activity or lunch guests this week due to practicing for the musical.

 



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 10/30/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELA—THEME, prefixes, suffixes, authors purpose, cite evidence, use wondering and questioning to understand a story, predict, read independently for 15-20 minutes, responding to literature, adverbs, poetry, figurative language, informational writing

 

Read Alouds: Mailing May, A Day’s Work, The Chocolate Touch, Are You a Dragonfly, Reptiles, A Pack of Wolves and Other Canine Groups, The ABC’s of Endangered Animals

 

Mathmeasure and estimate liquid volumes and mass using standard units (milliliters, liters, grams, kilograms), measurement word problems, write and tell time to the nearest minute, measure time intervals, Fact Fluency is 50 facts! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10.

Science: Rocks and Minerals, rock cycle, types of rock

Spelling: shapes, chased, writing, September, cares, used, racing, shared, lose, loose, living, across, feet, read, need, mean, fifteen, sea, near, three, half, country, breath, health, common

Vocabulary:

shuffle, swarm, prowl, urgent, motion, “blow your top”

 



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 10/23/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELA—prefixes, authors purpose, cite evidence, use wondering and questioning to understand a story, predicting, read independently for 15-20 minutes, responding to literature, adverbs, poetry, figurative language, informational writing

 

Read Alouds: The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, A Day’s Work, The Chocolate Touch, Are You a Dragonfly, Reptiles, A Pack of Wolves and Other Canine Groups, The ABC’s of Endangered Animals

Mathwrite and tell time to the nearest minute, measure time intervals, use diagrams to represent elapsed time, mass and volume with word problems. Fact Fluency is 50 facts! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10.

Science: Rocks and Minerals, rock cycle, types of rock

Spelling: Review week: see all words on the attached homework. Be sure to study: except, angry, chance, scratch, judge, shoes, quickly, break, pretty,

Vocabulary:

Belongings, faint, cling, roam, joyful, sorrowful

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

Snacks

Candy

Playdough

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

 

 

 

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 10/16/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELA—prefixes, authors purpose, cite evidence, use wondering and questioning to understand a story, predict, read independently for 15-20 minutes, responding to literature, adjectives, poetry, figurative language, personal narratives,

Read Alouds: The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, Alexander Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean it!) Going to Move, The Chocolate Touch, “The Great Wildebeest Migration”, “East African Safari”, The Emperor and the Kite

Mathwrite and tell time to the nearest minute, measure time intervals, use diagrams to represent elapsed time, etc. We are adding 50 facts to fact fluency! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10.

Science: Rocks and Minerals, rock cycle, types of rock

Spelling: feet, mean, read (2), need, rear, fifteen, three, sea, country, half, health, breath, sixty, cent, fancy, city, pencil, strong, thin, rocks, sign, chance, few, since, between, easy

Vocabulary: obstinate, immature, mature, fantasize, barricade, reconsider

 



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 10/13/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELA—prefixes, citing evidence, restating, context clues, inference, point of view, visualize, read independently for 15-20 minutes, responding to literature, adjectives, poetry, figurative language, personal narravtives

 

Read Alouds: The Raft, Alexander Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean it!) Going to Move, The Chocolate Touch, “The Great Wildebeest Migration”, “East African Safari”

 

Mathwrite and tell time to the nearest minute, measure time intervals, use terms like “half past”, “quarter til”, etc. We are adding 3 and 6 facts to fact fluency! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10.

Science: Layers of the Earth

Spelling: cent, city, fancy, sixty, rocks, strong, thin, pencil, chance, sign, since, few, gave, phone, page, nine, inside, chief, live (2), strange, change, pretty, shoes, clothes

 Vocabulary:

Reluctant, have eyes in the back of your head, cluttered, handy, whoosh, have a change of heart

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

Snacks, candy, gum, command strips,

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 9/25/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

THIS IS A TWO WEEK NEWSLETTER!

ELA—prefixes, citing evidence, restate questions in answers, context clues, inference, point of view, visualize, read independently for 15-20 minutes, responding to literature, adjectives, text structures (main idea and detail, sequence, cause and effect, compare and contrast, problem and solution)

 

Read Alouds: Childtimes, “Believing in Myself”, Julius The Baby of the World, My Father’s Hands, “How I Saved a Dog’s Life”, Boundless Grace, Amazing Grace, The Raft

 

Math— word problems all operations (one step), find missing quantities in multiplication and division, interpret products of whole numbers (multiplication), fluently multiply and divide within 100, identify patterns and pattern rules, multiplication and division word problems. Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10.

Science: study vocabulary in red folder. Science Assessment 9/29

Spelling: 9/25 - fifty, plenty, happy, quickly, body, empty, funny, judge, gold, push, floor, break, wrong, cross, edge, match, sticks, bridge, scratch, felt, would, head, school, should

10/2 - gave, nine, page, phone, live (2), inside, change, strange, pretty, chief, clothes, shoes, plenty, quickly, happy, fifty, empty, body, judge, funny, push, gold, break, floor

Vocabulary:

9/25  - doubtful, nifty, ghastly, dazzle, quiver, command

10/2 - particularly, speechless, reunite, cross, savory, realize

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

Command Strips

Snacks, candy, gum, command strips, small canned drinks for rewards. (Dr Pepper and Sprite)

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

NO HOMEWORK PACKET will be sent 10/2 week!!!!

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 9/18/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

15—Mrs. Arton

Student of the week: Piper

Important Dates:

 

9/20—Verb Celebration

9/22—Spelling Fact Fluency, and MathMultiplication Strategies Celebrations

9/29—Spelling, Comprehension, Fact Fluency, and Science Celebrations

10/4—Adjective Celebration

 

ELA—citing evidence, restate questions in answers, context clues, inference, point of view, visualize, read independently for 15-20 minutes, take turns listening and speaking, free writing, and responding to literature, verbs, text structures (main idea and detail, sequence, cause and effect, compare and contrast, problem and solution)

 

Read Alouds: The Paper Bag Princess, My Father’s Hands, Childtimes, “Believing in Myself”, Julius The

Baby of the World

Mathfind missing quantities in multiplication and division, interpret products of whole numbers (multiplication),   fluently multiply and divide within 100, identify patterns and pattern rules, multiplication properties. Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10.

Science: study vocabulary in red folder. Science Assessment 9/29

Spelling: match, edge, wrong, cross, bridge, sticks, felt, scratch, head, would, should, school, dishes, broken, kitchen, dead

Vocabulary: unfortunate, fortunate, immense, fierce, fiercest, magnificent, ungrateful

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

Snacks, candy, gum, command strips, small canned drinks for rewards. (Dr Pepper and Sprite)

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

HOMEWORK     PACKETS are due back on Friday.

Graded Paper (Gold) Folders are due back on Wednesday



Newsletter
Due Date: 9/11/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

15—Mrs. Arton

Important Dates:

9/12—First Fact Fluency Quiz

9/13—Fall Pictures

9/15— Math Multiplication Strategies Quiz, Comp Test, Spelling Test, Fact Fluency Quiz

9/20—Verb Test

9/22—Spelling Test, Fact Fluency Test

 

ELAciting evidence, context clues, inference, point of view, visualize, read independently for 15-20 minutes, take turns listening and speaking, free writing, and responding to literature, verbs, text structures (main idea and detail, sequence, cause and effect, compare and contrast, problem and solution)

Read Alouds: The Paper Bag Princess, Aunt Flossie’s Hats (and Crab Cakes Later), Grandma’s Records, “The Long Swim”, The Comeback Humpbacks”

Mathidentify even and odd numbers, interpret products of whole numbers (multiplication),   fluently multiply and divide within 100, identify patterns and pattern rules, multiplication properties, We will begin weekly fact fluency tests on Tuesday September 12, and we will have one every Friday (including 9/15) after that. Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10.

Science: animal adaptations and habitats

 

Spelling: review week (see attached homework)

Vocabulary: floppy, recall, clatter, disaster, celebration, retrieve

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

Snacks

candy

Small canned drinks for rewards. (Dr Pepper and Sprite)

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

HOMEWORK     PACKETS are due back on Friday.

Graded Paper (Gold) Folders are due back on Wednesday.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 9/5/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

September 5-8

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

15—Mrs. Arton

 

Important Dates:

9/6—Fundraiser due!

9/8—Book Orders due

9/8—Spelling Test, Vocabulary Test

9/12—First Fact Fluency Quiz

9/15— Math Multiplication Strategies Quiz, Comp Test, Spelling Test, Fact Fluency Quiz

 

ELA—citing evidence, context clues, inference, point of view, visualize, read independently for 15-20 minutes, take turns listening and speaking, free writing, and responding to literature, verbs

 

Read Alouds: The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock, Aunt Flossie’s Hats (and Crab Cakes Later), “The Long Swim”, The Comeback Humpbacks”

Mathidentify even and odd numbers, interpret products of whole numbers (multiplication),   fluently multiply and divide within 100, identify patterns and pattern rules. We will begin weekly fact   fluency tests. First one will be Tuesday September 12, and we will have one every Friday (including 9/15) after that. Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10.

Science: animal adaptations and habitats

Spelling: planned, missing, dishes, sitting, brings, grass, sent, lost, dead, die, tie, field, hands, glasses, passes, facts, length, eggs, spent, bought, also, toward, father, island, picture

Vocabulary: flutter, clutch, dodge,heartbreaking, fury, bewildered

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

Small canned drinks for rewards. (Dr Pepper and Sprite)

 

 

 

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 8/28/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

24—Kyleigh

9/15 Mrs. Arton

 

Important Dates:

8/29—Nouns and Pronouns Quiz

9/1—Comprehension Test, Spelling Test, Math Assessment

9/4—Labor Day Holiday

9/6—Fundraiser due!

9/8—Book Orders due

9/8—Spelling Test, Vocabulary Test

 

ELA—main idea, citing evidence in complete sentences, context clues, inference, retelling, discuss poetry, visualize, read independently for 15-20 minutes, take turns listening and speaking, free writing, and responding to literature, nouns and pronouns. Skill Check will be Tuesday, August 29.

Read Alouds: Cherries and Cherry Pits, The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock, Atlantic, I wonder Why the Sea is Salty, Hello Ocean, In November, “The Long Swim”, The Comeback Humpbacks”

Mathaddition and subtraction up to 3 digits, missing variables, word problems, and we will continue rounding

Science: animal adaptations and habitats,

Spelling: passes, glasses, facts, hands, length, send, eggs, spent, also, bought, father, toward, stands, milk, kings, plants, land, flat, kept

Vocabulary: swerve, flick, speedy, utter, whoop, plop

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

Small canned drinks for rewards. (Dr Pepper and Sprite)

AA batteries

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Each child needs an unopened bar of white soap. Ivory or any brand is fine.

Don’t forget PE is   every Tuesday, wear tennis shoes please.

HOMEWORK     PACKETS are due back on Friday.

Graded Paper (Gold) Folders are due back on Wednesday each week!

 

 

 

 

 

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 8/21/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

 

24—Kyleigh

 

 Important Dates:

 

8/25—Addition and Subtraction Quiz, Spelling Test

8/29—Nouns and Pronouns Quiz

9/1—Comprehension Test, Spelling Test, Math Assessment 9/4—Labor Day Holiday

9/6—Fundraiser due

 

ELA—main idea, citing evidence in complete sentences, context clues, inference, and retelling, discuss poetry, visualize as you listen, read independently for 15-20 minutes, take turns listening and speaking, verbs, free writing, and responding to literature. Continue noun and pronouns. Skill Check will be Tuesday, August 29.

 

Read Alouds: Cherries and Cherry Pits, “Seal”, Atlantic, I wonder Why the Sea is Salty, Hello Ocean, In November

Mathaddition and subtraction up to 3 digits, missing variables, word problems, and we will continue rounding

Science: animals adaptations and habitats, solar eclipse

Spelling: box, glad, sand, must, soft, trip, still, song, other, mother, laugh, month, person,hundred, family,finger

Vocabulary: bustle, volunteer, debris,devastate, ruckus, lounge

 

Class Wish List:

SEND BOXTOPS!

AA Batteries

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Please check red folders every day and study any notes that were given! Tuesday folders will be sent each week.

 

Don’t forget PE is every Tuesday, wear tennis shoes please.

 

HOMEWORK PACKETS are attached to this newsletter each week. They will be sent on Monday and due back on Friday.

 

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 8/14/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

Happy Birthday to:

Kyleigh - 24th

Important Dates:

8/15—Parent Night 7 PM (no children)

8/18—Comprehension Test #1, Spelling Test 1

8/22—Nouns and Pro  nouns Quiz

8/25—Addition and Subtraction Quiz, Spelling Test

9/4—Labor Day Holiday

 

ELA: Character analysis, story elements, main idea, citing evidence in complete sentences, and retelling. Our first Cold Read Comprehension Test will be given on Friday, August 18.

Nouns and pronouns, free writing, and responding to literature. Noun and Pronoun Skill Check will be Tuesday, August 22.

 

Read Alouds: Two Bobbies, She Come Bringing Me That Little Baby Girl, Silver Seeds, Things Will never Be the Same, Oceans and Seas

 

Mathaddition and subtraction up to 3 digits. We will introduce missing variables and word problems, and we will continue rounding

Science: animals adaptations and habitats

Spelling: box, must, glad, sand, song, still, trip, soft, mother, other, month, laugh, led, rich, add, with, which, fresh, check

Vocabulary: whiz, squirm, rap, snap, likely, unlikely

Class Wish List:

* individually wrapped candy and gum

SEND BOXTOPS!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Please check red folders every day and study any notes that were given!   Tuesday folders will be sent each week.

Don’t forget PE is   every Tuesday, wear tennis shoes please.

HOMEWORK PACKETS are attached to this newsletter each week. They will be sent on Monday and due back on Friday.

 

We will decorate our journals on Wednesday. Please be sure to send pictures and stickers for that.

 

 



Weekley Newletter
Due Date: 8/7/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

 

24—Kyleigh

 

 Important Dates:

 

8/11—Rounding Quiz

 

8/15—Parent Night at 6:30 PM (no children)

 

8/18—Comprehension Test #1, Spelling Test 1 

 

8/22—Nouns and Pronouns Quiz 

 

9/4—Labor Day Holiday

 

We had a great first 2 days!! We are getting to know each other and classroom procedures, and we are all doing very well. Thank you for sharing your baby with me. Thank you also for the sweet “happies” and things off my wish list.

ELAcharacter analysis, story elements, citing evidence and retelling. Our first Cold Read Comprehension Test will be given on Friday, August 18.

Nouns and pronouns, free writing, and responding to literature. Noun and Pronoun Skill Check will be Tuesday, August 22.

 

Read Alouds: Rainbow Fish, My Mouth is a Volcano, The Worst Day of My Life Ever, Miss Nelson is Missing, Merry-Go-Round: A Book About Nouns, Miss Nelson Has Field Day,                    

Mathrounding to the nearest tens and hundreds. Rounding Quiz on Friday, August 11.

Social Studies: Communities

Science: animals and adaptations (camouflage, birdbeaks, and bird feet)

Spelling: add, led, with, rich, fresh, which, thick, check, cold, hold, pull, full

Class Wish List:

* Bandaids

* individually wrapped candy and gum

* BOXTOPS!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Please check red folders every day and study any notes that were given!   Tuesday folders will be sent each week.

Don’t forget PE is   every Tuesday, wear tennis shoes please.

HOMEWORK     PACKETS are attached to this newsletter each week. They will be sent on Monday and due back on Friday.

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 5/8/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

This is it!

Our last Newsletter of the year. Students will be busy the last 10 days of school. Here are the updates:

May 8-12 Solar System and shark Tank Activity

May 8 - Comprehension Test

May 10 - Math Test, Lights Out in the Library (bring pillows and blankets)

May 11 - Star Test

May 12 - Pringles cans and things for the Time capsule are due today!

May 15-19 Science Experiment Week

May 16 - Ice Cream reward party for learning multiplication facts. This will also be a movie day. Students may bring G rated movies

May 18 - Awards Day 12:00 and Color Run 12:45

May 19 and 22 - 60% days (These are Mrs. Arton makeover days. Girls may bring nail polish and makeup to give Mrs. Arton a makeover. Boys may bring board games or trading cards these days.) NO LUNCH SERVED!

 

 



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 4/24/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

This is a TWO week Newsletter

ELATSW: use dialogue correctly, determing central message or moral in a story, determine important ideas and identify what they learn in nonfiction articles, compare and contrast two opinion pieces on the same topic, hear and discuss persuasive essays, generate opinions for persuasive essays, identify the purpose and audience for persuasive essays, distinguish their own opinions from that of others, interpret poetry and themes in poetry,

Read Alouds:    

Keepers, Owl Moon, non fiction picture books, National Geopgraphic

Math— Review Math skills from the year! Fluently multiply and divide within 100, review all skills from the year, Fact Fluency all facts: There will be 100 questions (25 division, and 75 multiplication).

Science and Social Studies Connections:  

Weather, hieroglyphics, solar system 

Spelling flying, fries, puppies, cried, week, hurrying, speak, speed, town, hour, now, house, about, sound, brown, south, boys', men's, boy's, puppy's, please, girl's, seem, puppied', enjoy, square, real, oil, leave, ground, voice, deep, title, able, simple, middle, uncle, December, July, circle, often, ready, become, listen, meant, bread, weather, sense, rough, nothing, heavy, enough, women, woman, busy, above, February, Wednesday, touch, trouble

Vocabulary

ease, clench, disply, caretaker, aroma, slump

Class Wish List:

· Snacks

· Kleenex

· Clorox wipes

· Paper towels

 

 



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 4/18/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELATSW: determine important ideas and identify what they learn in nonfiction articles, compare and contrast two opinion pieces on the same topic, hear and discuss persuasive essays, generate opinions for persuasive essays, identify the purpose and audience for persuasive essays, distinguish their own opinions from that of others, commas in writing, text structures, legends, tall tales, central message, figurative language, poetry

Read Alouds:    

Pushing Up the Sky, Owl Moon, non fiction picture books, poetry books

MathFluently multiply and divide within 100, review all skills from the year, Fact Fluency all facts: There will be 100 questions (25 division, and 75 multiplication).

Science and Social Studies Connections:  

Weather

 

Spelling no spelling this week. We will do lots of cursive practice

 

Vocabulary

Well-organized, disorganized, boast, silky, improvise, brainstorm

Class Wish List:

· Snacks

· Kleenex

· Clorox wipes

· Paper towels

 

 



weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 4/3/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

This is a 2 week Newsletter

ELATSW: determine important ideas and identify what they learn in nonfiction articles, compare and contrast two opinion pieces on the same topic, hear and discuss persuasive essays, generate opinions for persuasive essays, identify the purpose and audience for persuasive essays, distinguish their own opinions from that of others, commas in writing, text structures, legends, fables, tall tales, central message, figurative language, poetry

Read Alouds:    

Lifetimes, Fables, Owl Moon, Amelia Bedelia books

MathFluently multiply and divide within 100, two step word problems with more than one operation, Fact Fluency all facts. There will be 75 questions (25 division, and 50 multiplication).

Science and Social Studies Connections:  

Animals (habitats, life cycles, adaptations, and classifications)

Spelling no spelling this week. We will do lots of cursive practice

 

Vocabulary

(4/3)collaborate, aggressive, unaggressive, evacuate, distress, considerate

(4/10) diligent, frank, self-confident, headstrong, overwhelmed, contentment

Class Wish List:

· Snacks

 

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 3/26/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELATSW: determine important ideas and identify what they learn in nonfiction articles, compare and contrast two opinion pieces on the same topic, hear and discuss persuasive essays, generate opinions for persuasive essays, identify the purpose and audience for persuasive essays, distinguish their own opinions from that of others, contractions, possessives, healthy debates,

Read Alouds:    

Lifetimes, “Rats are the Coolest Pets”, "Should You Have a Dog?", Alexander Who Used to be Rick Last Sunday, Pigs Will Be Pigs

MathFluently multiply and divide within 100, Finsih area, perimeter and 2 and 3 dimensional shapes, begin 2 step word problems witha ll 4 operations......Fact Fluency facts will no longer have 0 and 1 on them. We have all facts (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10) on fluency tests now. There will be 75 questions (25 division, and 50 multiplication).

Science and Social Studies Connections:  

Animals (habitats, life cycles, adaptations, and classifications)

Spelling boy's, boys', men's, puppy's, puppies', girl's, please, seem, nothing, rough, enough, heavy, town, hour, now, house, about, sound, brown, south, meant, bread, weather, sense, method, probably, business, energy

Vocabulary

ban, permit, valuable, task, unwind, stressful

Class Wish List:

· Snacks (we are completely out again)



newsletter
Due Date: 3/20/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELATSW: determine important ideas and identify what they learn in nonfiction articles, compare and contrast two opinion pieces on the same topic, hear and discuss persuasive essays, generate opinions for persuasive essays, identify the purpose and audience for persuasive essays, distinguish their own opinions from that of others, punctuating titles

Read Alouds:    

“School Should Start Later in the Morning”, “Rats are the Coolest Pets”, “Banning Tag”, “Homework-Who Needs It?”

MathFluently multiply and divide within 100, area and perimeter, 2 and 3 dimensional shapes, Fact Fluency facts will no longer have 0 and 1 on them. We have all facts (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10) on fluency tests now. There will be 75 questions (25 division, and 50 multiplication).

Science and       Social Studies Connections:  

Animals (habitats, life cycles, adaptations, and classifications)

Spelling now, town, house, hour, brown, about, south, sound, bread, meant, sense, weather, flying, fries, puppies, cried, week, hurrying, speak, speed, often, ready, become, listen, mountains, thousand, flower, flour

Vocabulary

Review this week

Class Wish List:

· Snacks (we are completely out again)

 

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 2/28/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

TWO WEEK NEWSLETTER!

ELATSW: reflect on what they learned about nonfiction writing, read two articles about a topic and take notes, answer research questions, plan and write a report about a topic, revise and proofread writing, distinguish point of view from that of the author and text, cite evidence, describe connections in a series of events (cause/effect, sequence, compare/contrast)

Read Alouds:    

“Fossil Fuels”, “Renewable Energy”, Picasso, Van Gogh, books about Monet, and other famous artists

 

MathFluently multiply and divide within 100, review of the skills taught in Math. Case 21 testing is next week. Fact Fluency facts will no longer have 0 and 1 on them. Please be sure to really study those other facts. 2, 3,4, 5, 6, 8, and 10.

 

Science and  Social Studies Connections:  

Energy Sources, Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

 

Spelling review week. See attached spelling handout for words

Vocabularyrequire, serve,     prefer, vertical,   horizontal, tip

 

Class Wish List:

· Snacks (we are completely out again)

· Kleenex

 

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 2/18/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELATSW: explore different ways to organize and present information, read and write about interesting animals, use text features to better understand functional texts (recipes, brochures, magazine covers, game instructions, etc), identify what you learn from functional texts, read independently for at least 20 minutes

Read Alouds:   

“How to Make a Paper Airplane”, “Lincoln Lunch School Calendar”, nonfiction texts about animals 

 

MathFluently multiply and divide within 100, measure objects to the nearest 1/4 inch, interpret measurement data from various line plots, represent measurement data with line plots, begin geometry (shapes and angles) Fact Fluency facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6, 8, and 10.

Science and Social Studies Connections:  

Black History Month, Animals  

Spelling fries, cried, flying, puppies, hurrying, seed, week, speak, ready, often, listen, become, night, fry, white, light, fine, quite, sky, sight, money, key, carry, English, level, rather, system, position

Vocabularyreview week

 

Class Wish List:

· paper towels

· snacks

 

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 2/17/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELATSW: identify what they learn from a expository nonfiction articles, use text features to better understand expository nonfiction, read independently, idioms, hear and discuss expository nonfiction, explore different ways to organize and present information, read and write about interesting animals

Read Alouds:    

Titanic, Morning Meals Around the World, How to Make a Paper Airplane”, “Lincoln Lunch School Calendar”

MathFluently multiply and divide within 100, measure objects to the nearest 1/4 inch, interpret measurement data from various line plots, represent measurement data with line plots, Fact Fluency facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6, 8, and 10.

Science and Social Studies Connections:  

Black History Month, President’s Day, itanic, Animals 

Spelling light, fry, night, white, quite, fine, sight, sky, key, money, English, carry, foot, book, woods, stood, thirteen, heated, fire, street, guard, guess, early, guide, already, beside, practice, minute

Vocabularygraceful, spectacular, original, achieve, challenge, determination

Class Wish List:

· paper towels

· snacks

 

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 2/6/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELATSW: identify what they learn from a expository nonfiction articles, use text features to better understand expository nonfiction, read independently, idioms, hear and discuss expository nonfiction, explore different ways to organize and present information, read and write about interesting animals, learn about professional author’s writing practice

Read Alouds:    

Titanic, Where Butterflies Grow, “Hop to It: Fancy Footwork”, “Orgami: The Art of Japanese Paper Flying”, “Jump Rope: Then and Now”

MathFluently multiply and divide within 100, measure objects to the nearest whole, half and quarter inch, Fact Fluency facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6, 8, and 10.

Science and Social Studies Connections:  

Black History Month, Animal facts 

Spelling book, stood, foot, woods, fire, result, thirteen, heated, street, guess, grew, guard, guide, early, Sunday, June, soon, choose, team, moon, knew, fruit, Tuesday, whose, suit, describe,     difficult, develop,

Vocabularysecure, durable,   texture, hazardous, convenient, detect

Class Wish List:

· paper towels

· snacks

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 1/30/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

January 30-February 3, 2017  

STUDENT OF THE WEEK: JW 

 

Happy Birthday to: 

29 - Ben 

 

Tests and Important Dates to Remember:  

1/31 - Math Quiz

2/2 - Math Assessment

2/17—Make up Snow Day 

2/24—Lunch on the Lawn (No lunch Guests please) 

 

 

ELATSW: identify what they learn from a book, use text features to better understand expository nonfiction, read independently, work in a responsible way, adjectives and adverbs, idioms, hear and discuss expository nonfiction, explore different ways to organize and present information, read and write about interesting animals, learn about professional author’s writing practice

Read Alouds:    

Homes, Panda Kindergarten, Titanic, Where Butterflies Grow

MathFluently multiply and divide within 100, understand and use fractions as a part of a whole, partition shapes into parts of equal area, place fractions on a number line, compare fractions using models, equivalent fractions, Fact Fluency facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6, 8, and 10.

Science and Social Studies Connections:  

Animals, Biographies of famous Americans, map skills

Spelling soon, grew, June, Sunday, moon, choose, team, knew,     Tuesday, fruit, suit, whose, closing,   starring, Friday, stayed, marked, tail, states, raised, sold, instead, worth, fold, history, human, object, subject

Vocabularycustomary, energize, appetizing, plain, differ, refreshing

Class Wish List:

· paper towels

· snacks 



Newsletter
Due Date: 1/23/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELATSW: identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book, use text features to better understand expository nonfiction, read independently, work in a responsible way, adverbs, idioms, hear and discuss expository nonfiction, explore different ways to organize and present information, read and write about interesting animals

 

Read Alouds 

The ABCs of Endangered Animals, Reptiles, Morning Meals Around the World, Into the Sea, Panda Kindergarten

 

MathFluently multiply and divide within 100, understand and use fractions as a part of a whole, partition shapes into parts of equal area, place fractions on a number line, compare fractions using models, equivalent fractions, Fact Fluency facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6, 8, and 10.

 

Science and Social Studies Connections: 

Animals, Biographies of famous Americans, map skills 

 

Spelling fold, starring, stayed, closing, Friday, marked, states, raised, tail, sold, instead, worth, boat, November, grow, low, note, throat, board, snow, truth, due, along, toe

 

Vocabularyunexpected, abandon, industrious, comfy, successful, unsuccessful



Newsletter
Due Date: 1/17/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELATSW: identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book, use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction, read independently, work in a responsible way, adjectives, idioms, hear and discuss expository nonfiction, explore different ways to organize and present information, read and write about interesting animals

Read Alouds:     Are You a Dragon Fly, A Pack of Wolves and Other Canine Animals, Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge grows in the Bronx

 

MathFluently multiply and divide within 100, understand and use fractions as a part of a whole, partition shapes into parts of equal area, fractions on a number line, equivalent fractions, Fact Fluency facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6, 8, and 10. We will have 75 problems on the quiz!

Science and       Social Studies Connections:  

Chinese New Year, Animals 

Spelling review week: see all attached homework pages for words

Vocabulary— Quiz on all words from this unit on Friday: lively, memorable, “throw yourself into something”, intense, exhilarated, astounding, adjust, coax, fret, delirious, permissible, impermissible, strain, commence, flimsy, flabergasted, slog, persist, snug, advise, cherish, gruff, adventuresome

Class Wish List:

· Snacks

· Quart sized Ziploc bags

· Kleenex

 

 



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 1/9/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELATSW: identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book, use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction, read independently, work in a responsible way, narrative writing, read and discuss an article, take notes and write about an article, use and identify adjectives correctly in writing

Read Alouds:     Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Ruldoph Became the World’s Fastest Woman, “The Great Wildebeest Migration”, “East African Safari” Travel Guide 

MathFluently multiply and divide within 100, understand and use fractions as a part of a whole, partition shapes into parts of equal area, fractions on a number line, Fact Fluency facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6, 8, and 10. We will have 75 problems on the quiz!

Science and Social Studies Connections:  

Martin Luther King, Chinese New Year 

Spellingboat, low, grow, November, throat, snow, board, note, due, truth, toe, along, Thursday, wait, Saturday, May, those, main, over, hair, below, follow, window, machine, straight

Vocabularyflimsy, long, gruff, persist, strain, adjust

Class Wish List:

· Snacks

* candy and gum

 

 



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 1/3/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

January 3-6, 2017

Happy Birthday to:

14 - Mrs. Ming

22 - Devin, Amberlee

24 - Harrison, Holden

ELATSW: identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book, use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction, read independently, work with a partner in a responsible way, reflection on what they know about narrative writing, read and discuss an article, take notes and write about an article, use and identify adjectives correctly in writing

Read Alouds:     Brave Harriet, “The Great Wildebeest Migration”, “East African Safari”   Travel Guide

MathFluently multiply and divide within 100, understand and use fractions as a part of a whole, partition shapes into parts of equal area, Fact Fluency facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6, 8, and 10. We will have 75 problems on the quiz! First quiz on Jan 13.

Science and  Social Studies Connections:  

Non fiction text features 

Spellingwait, May, Thursday, Saturday, main, hair, over, those, none, Monday, eighteen, straight, horse, large, store, March, north, forty, before, October, climb, fourteen, fourth, prove, explain, afraid, always, maybe

Vocabularyreview

Class Wish List:

· Snacks

· bandaids

 

 



Weekley Newsletter
Due Date: 12/10/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

I will be out Monday—Wednesday. Mrs. Hines will be the substitute for these three days. You may reach me through the remind app or send me a text should you need me for any reason. I will see you guys back on Thursday! Christmas party is on Friday. We will spend all day Friday doing Christmas activities. One of my favorite days with the students.

12/12-12/15—secret Santa items are due on your day

12/13&12/14– Case 21 Testing (eat a good breakfast on these days!)

12/16—Christmas Party 1:00-1:45

ELATSW: hear and discuss a story, use stop and ask questions to think about the story, use their questions to discuss a story, discuss the problem in a story, read independently, respond to reading in a writing prompt

Read Alouds:     various trade books about traditions, holidays and customs

MathReview of all Math skills. We will have 75 facts on the test after Winter Break and will add 4 and 8 facts.

Science and  Social Studies Connections:  

Christmas customs and traditions,

Christmas Around The World

 



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 12/5/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Student of the Week: Elizabeth

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

Dec 6—Elizabeth

Dec 16—Hayden

Dec 27—Abby

 

12/6—Math Quiz on Graphs

12/7—Verb Quiz

12/8— Math Test on Graphs, Fact

Fluency, Spelling Test, Comp Test

12/9—Field Trip, large gift bag due

12/13&12/14– Case 21 Testing,

12/16—Christmas Party 1:00-1:45

 

ELATSW: hear and discuss a story, use stop and ask questions to think about the story, use their questions to discuss a story, discuss the problem in a story, read independently, respond to reading in a writing prompt

Read Alouds:     various trade books about traditions, holidays and customs 

MathDraw a scaled bar graph to represent data, interpret picture graphs, draw pictographs using tally tables. Fact     Fluency facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3,5, 6, and 10. We will have 75 facts on the test after Winter Break and will add 4 and 8 facts.

Science and  Social Studies Connections:  

Christmas customs and traditions,

Christmas Around The World

SpellingMarch, horse, store, large, October, forty, before, north, fourteen, climb, prove, fourth, third, burn, bird, under, during, eat, first, feel, worse, wear, search, worst

Vocabularycoax, snug, advise, delirious, fret, cherish

Class Wish List:

· Candy and gum

· Clorox Wipes

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 11/28/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELATSW: hear and discuss a story, use stop and ask questions to think about the story, use their questions to discuss a story, discuss the problem in a story, read independently, use discussion prompt to build on one another’s thinking, hear, discuss, and draft fiction, explore how a character is developed in a story, generate quick write ideas for fiction, cultivate creativity in writing, use verbs correctly in writing

Read Alouds:     Mailing May, Brave Irene, Scarecrow 

MathFluently multiply and divide within 100, solve two-step word problems using addition and subtraction, draw a scaled bar graph to represent data. Fact   Fluency facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3,5, 6, and 10.

Science and Social Studies Connections:  

Christmas customs and traditions,

Christmas Around The World 

Spellingunder, bird, burn, third, first, during, feel, eat, wear, worse, worst, search, chased, lose, September, shapes, writing, cares, racing, used (20, shared, loose, across, living

Vocabularyslog, commence,   flabbergasted,       permissible,           impermissible,       adventuresome

Class Wish List:

· Snacks

 

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 11/14/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELATSW: hear and discuss a story, use stop and ask questions to think about the story, use their questions to discuss a story, discuss the problem in a story, read independently, use discussion prompt to build on one another’s thinking, hear, discuss, and draft fiction, explore how a character is developed in a story, generate quick write ideas for fiction, cultivate creativity in writing, use verbs correctly in writing

Read Alouds:   Mailing May, The Paper Bag Princess, Scarecrow

MathFluently multiply and divide within 100, solve two-step word problems using addition and subtraction, draw a scaled bar graph to represent data. Fact   Fluency facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3,5, 6, and 10.

Science and Social Studies Connections:  

Thanksgiving

Spellingshapes, chased, writing, September, cares, used (2), racing, shared, lose, loose, living across, feet, read (2), need, mean, fifteen, sea, near, three, half, country, breath, health,     common, problem,

Vocabularyshuffle, swarm urgent, motion, prowl, blow your top

Class Wish List:

· Snacks

· Quart sized Ziploc bags

 

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 11/7/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELATSW: make predictions about a story, use wondering/questioning to understand a story, think about whether their questions are answered in the   story, discuss the lesson in a story, support their thinking with evidence, read independently, hear, discuss, and draft fiction, explore how characters develop in a story, explore elements of fiction, generate quick writes about fiction

Read Alouds:     A Day’s Work, Cherries and Cherry Pits,

Julius the Baby of the World

MathFluently multiply and divide within 100, explore area as an attribute of plane figures, find area of irregular figures, measure area by counting square units, understand and use the distributive property, find area using addition and multiplication, Fact   Fluency facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3,5, 6, and 10.

Science and Social Studies Connections:  

Thanksgiving

Spellingdishes, planned, sitting, missing, grass, brings, lost, sent, wrong, cross, edge, match, sticks, bridge, scratch, felt, plenty, quickly,   happy, fifty, empty, body, judge, funny, gave, phone, page, nine, inside, live (2), strange, change, sixty, cent, fancy, city,   pencil, strong, thin, rocks

Vocabularyreview week

Class Wish List:

· Snacks

· Quart sized Ziploc bags

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 10/31/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELATSW: use wondering/questioning to understand a story, think about whether their questions are       answered in the story, support their thinking with evidence, explore   historical fiction, read independently, hear and discuss fiction, explore elements of fiction, generate quick writes about fiction

Read Alouds:     The Presidency, Grace for President, Duck for President, Cherries and Cherry Pits, Julius the Baby of the World

 

MathFluently multiply and divide within 100, explore area as an attribute of plane figures, measure area by counting square units, find area using addition and multiplication, Fact   Fluency facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3,5, 6, and 10.

Science and Social Studies Connections:  

The Presidents and Government 

Spellingfeet, mean, read (2), need, near, fifteen, three, sea, country, half, health, breath, sixty, cent, fancy, pencil, strong, thin, rocks, sign, chance, few, since, between,     reason, easy, easily

Vocabularyreview week

Class Wish List:

· BOXTOPS!

· Quart sized Ziploc bags

· Snacks to share

 

 

 

 

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 10/24/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELATSW: use wondering/questioning to understand a story, think about whether their questions are answered in the story, support their thinking with evidence, explore historical fiction, read independently, hear and discuss fiction, explore elements of fiction, generate quick writes about fiction

Read Alouds:     Tacky the Penguin, If You Were a Writer, The Story of the Statue of Liberty, The Orphan of Ellis Island, How Many Days to America?

MathFluently multiply and divide within 100, write and tell time to the nearest minute, find elapsed time using number lines, all four operation word problems with grams, kilograms, liters, and milliliters, measure and estimate using g, kg, m, and mL. Fact   Fluency facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3,5, 6, and 10.

Science and Social Studies Connections:  

America, Ellis Island, Immigration 

Spellingcity, cent, fancy, sixty, rocks, strong, thin, pencil, chance, sign, since, few, gave, phone, page, nine, inside, live (2), strange, change, chief, pretty, shoes, clothes, center, science, except, century

Vocabularybelongings, faint, cling, roam, joyful, sorrowful

Class Wish List:

· BOXTOPS!

· Quart sized Ziploc bags

· Snacks to share

 

 

 

 

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 10/17/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELATSW: use wondering/questioning to understand a story, think about whether their questions are answered in the story, support their thinking with evidence, read independently, add sensory details to writing, develop, revise, proofread, and publish their writing, explore strong opening sentences, explore endings that draw a story’s events to a close.

Read Alouds:     The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, The Emperor and the Kite 

MathFluently multiply and divide within 100, write and tell time to the nearest minute, find elapsed time using number lines, addition and subtraction, understand grams, kilograms, liters, and milliliters, measure and estimate using g, kg, m, and mL. Fact Fluency facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3,5, 6, and 10.

Science and Social Studies Connections:  

Government, the Presidents 

Spellinggave, nine, page, phone, live (2), inside, change, strange,   pretty, chief, clothes, shoes, plenty, quickly, happy, fifty, empty, body, judge, funny, push, gold, break, floor, perhaps,       special, complete, paragraph

Vocabularyobstinate, immature, mature, fantasize, barricade, reconsider

Class Wish List:

· BOXTOPS!

 

 

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 10/12/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELATSW: use dictionary skills,identify character traits and give evidence, use pronouns correctly, make inferences to understand characters, explore character change, explore narrative text structure, hear and discuss personal narratives, generate writing   ideas from their own lives, explore sensory details, discuss problems and solutions, build on one another’s thinking

Read Alouds:     Alexander, Who’s Not Going to Move

 

 

MathTime and Elapsed Time. Fact fluency tests have increased to 50 problems. Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10.

Science and  Social Studies Connections:  

Government

Spellingfifty, plenty, happy,   quickly, body, empty, funny, judge, gold, push, floor, break, wrong, cross, edge, match, sticks, bridge, scratch, felt, would, head, school, should 

Vocabularyreluctant, have eyes in the back of your head, cluttered, handy, whoosh, have a change of heart

Class Wish List:

· BOXTOPS!

· Snacks to share

 

NO HOMEOWRK THIS WEEK!! Thank you for turning your homework in each week!! This is your reward!!! Way to go, guys!

 

 

 

 

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 10/3/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

October 3-7

Student of the Week: Scotty

 

 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

 

2—Scotty 

 

10/4—Math Test, field trip money due

 

10/5—End of 1st 9 weeks

 

10/6—Fact Fluency adding 3's and 6's (5 problems)

 

10/7- Vocabulary Test, Book orders due

 

10/10—School Holiday

 

10/13—Report Cards come home

 

10/14-Comprehension Test, Spelling Test, school picture money due

 

10/25—Field Trip 

 

ELATSW: use dictionary skills, identify character traits and give evidence, use pronouns correctly, make     inferences to understand characters, explore character change, explore narrative text structure, hear and discuss personal narratives, generate writing ideas from their own lives, explore sensory details, discuss problems and solutions, build on one another’s thinking

Read AloudsThe Raft, Childtimes: A Three-Generation Memoir

MathFluently multiply and divide within 100, find the unknown number in a multiplication or division problem,   solve one step word problems using all operations, represent the missing number with a variable, Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10. (Begin telling time on Thursday.)

Science and  Social Studies Connections:  

National Geographic topics: Habitats, Weather, The Moon

Spellingmatch, edge, wrong, cross, sticks, bridge, felt, scratch, head, would, should, school. Dishes, planned, sitting, missing, grass, brings, lost, sent, broken, kitchen, motion,       corner

Vocabularyparticularly, speechless, reunite, cross (annoyed or angry), savory, realize

Class Wish List:

· BOXTOPS!

 

 



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 9/26/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Student of the Week: Holden

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

8—Mallory

12—Luke

14—Josh

15—Mrs. Arton

 

9/28– Math Quiz

9/29—Fact Fluency Test

9/30—Comprehension Test, Spelling Test,

10/3—Math Test

10/5—End of 1st 9 weeks

10/7- Vocabulary Test

 

ELA

TSW: use dictionary skills, identify character traits and give evidence, use pronouns correctly, make inferences to understand characters, explore narrative text structure, hear and discuss personal narratives, generate writing ideas from their own lives,     discuss problems and solutions, build on one another’s thinking

 Read Alouds:

Boundless Grace, Amazing Grace, Grandma’s Records, My Father’s Hands, Childtime: A Three-Generation Memoir 

Math

Fluently multiply and divide within 100, find the unknown number in a multiplication or division problem,   solve one step word problems using all operations, represent the missing number with a variable, Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10.

Science and ocial Studies Connections:  

Historical events, discuss family trees, nonfiction articles 

Spellingthick, rich, add, with, which, fresh, glasses, kings, check, length, thick, milk, box, sand, glad, must, soft, trip, still, song, facts, mind, bought, spent, month, father, other, cold, wind(2)

Vocabularydoubtful, nifty,   ghastly, dazzle, quiver, command

Class Wish List:

· BOXTOPS!

· Canned Dr. Pepper and Sprite

· Quart sized Ziploc bags

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 9/19/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

8—Mallory

12—Luke

14—Josh

15—Mrs. Arton 

 

 

9/20—School Pictures

9/21—Math Test

9/22—Fact Fluency

9/23— Noun Skill Check, Spelling Test, Writing Grade

9/30—Comprehension Test

10/7- Vocabulary Test 

 

 

ELAStudents will: use nouns correctly, make inferences to understand characters, explore character change, explore narrative text structure through discussions of characters, hear and discuss a story,  discuss problems and solutions, build on one another’s thinking  

 

Read Alouds: Julius The Baby of the World, other Julius books

 

MathFluently multiply and divide within 100, find the unknown number in a multiplication or division problem,   solve one step word problems using   multiplication and division, represent the missing number with a variable, Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10.

 

 

Science and Social Studies Connections:   nonfiction, National Geographic  

 

Spellingplanned, missing, dishes, sitting, brings, grass, sent, dead, die, tie, field, glasses, length, also, father, island, picture, forest, famous

 

Vocabularyunfortunate, fortunate, immense, fierce, fiercest, magnificent, ungrateful

 

Class Wish List:

 

* canned Dr. Pepper and Sprite

* quart and sandwich sized ziploc bags 

* BOXTOPS!

 

 

 



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 9/12/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

8—Mallory

12—Luke

14—Josh

15—Mrs. Arton 

 

9/14– Vocabulary Test

9/15– Fact Fluency Test

9/16—Comprehension Test, Spelling Test

9/16—Multiplication/Division Progress skill check

9/20 - School Pictures

ELAStudents will: make inferences to understand characters, explore narrative text structure through discussions of characters and problems, learn to use discussion prompts to build one another’s thinking, select one writing to develop and publish, reread their writing critically and revise it, confer with one     another and the teacher.

Read Alouds: The Paper Bag Princess, Review and reread books from writing Unit 1 to get ideas about writing

MathFluently multiply and divide within 100, apply properties of multiplication as a strategy to multiply and divide, interpret whole number quotient, determine the unknown number in a multiplication or division problem, represent the missing number with a variable, Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10.

Science and Social Studies Connections:   nonfiction, National Geographic  

Spellingpasses, glasses, facts, hands, length, send, eggs, spent, also, bought, father, toward, drums, splits

Vocabularyfloppy, recall, clatter, disaster, celebration, retrieve

Class Wish List:

* canned Dr. Pepper and Sprite

* BOXTOPS!

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 9/7/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

8—Mallory

12—Luke

14—Josh

15—Mrs. Arton

 

9/8- Fact Fluency Test (0, 1, 2, 5, 10 multiplication facts)

9/9—Spelling Test

9/9—Test on simple, compound, complex sentences

9/9—Book Orders Due

9/14– Vocabulary Test

9/15– Fact Fluency Test

9/16—Comprehension Test, Spelling Test

9/16—Multiplication/Division Progress skill check

9/20 - School Pictures

ELAStudents will: visualize to make sense of a story, use schema and make inferences, read   independently, learn about a professional author’s writing   practice, reread their writing critically and   revise it, generate   alternatives for overused words, explore strong opening   sentences and     effective titles, confer with one another.

Read Alouds: Aunt Flossie’s Hats (and Crab Cakes Later), Review and reread books from writing Unit 1 to get ideas about writing 

Mathmultiply a one digit number by a multiple of 10, apply properties of multiplication, fluently multiply and divide within 100, identify patterns and pattern rules. We will begin weekly fact   fluency tests. There will be one every Thursday. Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10.

Science and Social Studies Connections:   nonfiction, National Geographic “This Story Bites” (about animals and their teeth

Spellingpond, plants, stands, kings, milk, flat, kept, land, held, won’t, mind, wind, group

Vocabularyflutter, clutch, dodge, heartbreaking, fury, bewildered

Class Wish List:

* individual snacks

* canned Dr. Pepper and Sprite

* BOXTOPS!

 

 

 

 

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 8/29/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

 

8—Mallory 

12—Luke

14—Josh 

15-Mrs. Arton

 

Other Important Dates:

Student of the Week is Abby Boyce 

 

8/30—Math Assessment 

9/2– Spelling Test 1

9/2—Comprehension Test 

9/5—Labor Day Holiday

9/8- Fact Fluency Test (0,1,2,5, and 10 multiplication facts)

9/9- Spelling Test, and Test on Types of Sentences

 

Dear Parents,

 

Third grade will be sculpting soap this nine weks.  We are asking parents if you could please provide your child with either an Ivory soap bar (3oz.) or Palmolive bar (3.2oz.).  You can get this at Dollar Tree 3 for $1.00 (.33 each).  In order for the project to be most effective the square bars work the best.  If you'd like to send more than one bar it would be greatly appreciated.  Please send by Sept. 1st.

 

Thank you, 

Art Department  

 

Class Wish List:

 

* individual snacks

* bandaids

* BOXTOPS! 

 

ELA—Students will: visualize to make sense of a story, use schema and make inferences, discuss character’s feelings, discuss nonfiction writing, explore prewriting techniques, write freely, and read independently. We will also analyze the effect of our behavior on others during group work, and act in a fair and caring way.  

 

Read Alouds:The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock, In November, Atlantic, Hello OceanI Wonder Why the Sea is Salty 

 

Spellingbox, must, glad, sand, song, still, trip, soft, mother, other, month, laugh 

Vocabularyswerve, flick, speedy, utter, whoop, plop 

 

Math—identify even and odd numbers, interpret products of whole numbers (multiplication),   fluently multiply and divide within 100, identify patterns and pattern rules. We will begin weekly fact   fluency tests. First one will be Thursday September 9, and we will have one every Thursday after that.

 

Science and Social Studies Connections: nonfiction writing about oceans, seas, the beach, advantages of animal adaptations



Newsletter
Due Date: 8/22/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

 

1—Will 

11—Emerson 

19—Brannon 

22—Ja’Kirah

Other Important Dates:  

 

8/26—Addition, Subtraction, Rounding Quiz

8/30—Math Assessment 

9/2– Spelling Test 1

9/2—Comprehension Test 

9/5—Labor Day Holiday

 

Dear Parents,

 

Third grade will be sculpting soap this nine weks.  We are asking parents if you could please provide your child with either an Ivory soap bar (3oz.) or Palmolive bar (3.2oz.).  You can get this at Dollar Tree 3 for $1.00 (.33 each).  In order for the project to be most effective the square bars work the best.  If you'd like to send more than one bar it would be greatly appreciated.  Please send by Sept. 1st.

 

Thank you, 

Art Department 

 

 

Class Wish List:

 

* candy and gum

* colored copy paper 

* BOXTOPS! 

 

ELA—visualizing, poetry, ask and answer questions about what you have read and what you have heard, discuss lesson or moral in the story. We will continue classroom communities. We will write about what we have read, and also write about things that interest us.

Read Alouds:Things Will Never Be the Same, Cherries and Cherry Pits, Oceans and Seas, Silver Seeds, and a poem entitled “Seal”

 

Spellingshort vowels: add, led, with, rich, fresh, which, thick, check, cold, hold, pull, full

 

Vocabularybustle, volunteer, debris, devastate, ruckus, lounge

 

Math—add and   subtract within 1,000, addition and subtraction word problems, use place value to understand how to round whole numbers. Use a letter to represent an unknown quantity.

(Ex: 56 + N = 71) 

Science and Social Studies Connections: Communities, map skills, weather, oceans and seas



Newsletter
Due Date: 8/22/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

 

1—Will 

11—Emerson 

19—Brannon 

22—Ja’Kirah

Other Important Dates:  

 

8/26—Addition, Subtraction, Rounding Quiz

8/30—Math Assessment 

9/2– Spelling Test 1

9/2—Comprehension Test 

9/5—Labor Day Holiday

 

Dear Parents,

 

Third grade will be sculpting soap this nine weks.  We are asking parents if you could please provide your child with either an Ivory soap bar (3oz.) or Palmolive bar (3.2oz.).  You can get this at Dollar Tree 3 for $1.00 (.33 each).  In order for the project to be most effective the square bars work the best.  If you'd like to send more than one bar it would be greatly appreciated.  Please send by Sept. 1st.

 

Thank you, 

Art Department 

 

 

Class Wish List:

 

* candy and gum

* colored copy paper 

* BOXTOPS! 

 

ELA—visualizing, poetry, ask and answer questions about what you have read and what you have heard, discuss lesson or moral in the story. We will continue classroom communities. We will write about what we have read, and also write about things that interest us.

Read Alouds:Things Will Never Be the Same, Cherries and Cherry Pits, Oceans and Seas, Silver Seeds, and a poem entitled “Seal”

 

Spellingshort vowels: add, led, with, rich, fresh, which, thick, check, cold, hold, pull, full

 

Vocabularybustle, volunteer, debris, devastate, ruckus, lounge

 

Math—add and   subtract within 1,000, addition and subtraction word problems, use place value to understand how to round whole numbers. Use a letter to represent an unknown quantity.

(Ex: 56 + N = 71) 

Science and Social Studies Connections: Communities, map skills, weather, oceans and seas



Newsletter
Due Date: 8/15/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

 

1—Will

 

11—Emerson

 

19—Brannon

 

22—Ja’Kirah

Other Important Dates: 

 

8/16—Parent Night at 6PM

 

             (no children) 

 

8/19—Comprehension Test #1 

 

8/26—Addition, Subtraction, Rounding Quiz

 

8/30—Math Assessment 

 

9/5—Labor Day Holiday

Dear Parents,

 

Third grade will be sculpting soap this nine weks.  We are asking parents if you could please provide your child with either an Ivory soap bar (3oz.) or Palmolive bar (3.2oz.).  You can get this at Dollar Tree 3 for $1.00 (.33 each).  In order for the project to be most effective the square bars work the best.  If you'd like to send more than one bar it would be greatly appreciated.  Please send by Sept. 1st.

 

 

 

Thank you,

 

Art Department

 

 

 

Class Wish List:

 

* Bandaids

 

* Primary handwriting tablets (we need this for cursive writing)

 

* BOXTOPS!

 

 

ELA—building classroom community, ask and answer questions about what you have read and what you have heard, discuss lesson or moral in the story. We will continue to make   inferences using illustrations. We will write about what we have read, and also write about things that interest us.

Read Alouds: Two Bobbies, The Pain and The Great One, Grandpa’s Face, She Come Bringing Me That Little Baby Girl, and an article about author Judy Blume.                    

 

Vocabulary - The students were exposed to the following words last week through Miss Nelson is Missing.  I told the students the meanings of the words while reading our mentor text.  We will spend this week further exploring these words (understanding the definition so students can use them in context –in their writing and daily conversation). It is a good idea to discuss these words at home on a frequent basis.  Students will NOT be required to memorize the definition of these words; the goal is for them to know them well enough that they may use them in context.  We will continue to add words over the next  few weeks.  Students will be assessed on vocabulary in three weeks.  I’ll send more information about this assessment the week before the test.  For now…discuss these words daily; have students practice using them by writing with them and using them in their daily speech. Whiz –move very fast Squirm –wiggle or twist your body from side to side, usually because you are bored or uncomfortable Rap –tap or hit something sharply (forcefully) and quickly Snap –speak sharply or angrily Likely –when something is likely, it probably will happen Unlikely - when something is unlikely, it probably will NOT happen or is probably not true

Math— add and subtract within 1,000, use place value to understand how to round whole numbers. use a letter to represent an unknown quantity.

(Ex: 5 + N = 11)

 

Science and Social Studies Connections: Communities, map skills, “The Mighty Mississippi”, weather (mainly hurricanes).

 

 

 



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 8/8/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

We had a great first 3 days!! We are getting to know each other and classroom procedures, and we are all doing very well. Thank you for sharing your baby with me. Thank you also for the sweet “happies” and things off my wish list. Please remember to send a PEANUT free snack for your child each day. Water is allowed in the classroom at snack time. Activity classes begin this week, and tennis shoes are REQUIRED to participate in PE on Fridays.

ELA- We are working on building the classroom and reading community. We will discuss procedures for gathering at the carpet, silent reading, and classroom expectations. In reading we will discuss story elements and inferences.  

Read Alouds this week: Miss Nelson is Missing, Miss Nelson Has a Field Day

Grammar Skill: complete sentences. Every sentence has two parts: a subject and a predicate. We will begin vocabulary next week and spelling the week of August 22.   

Math—Addition  properties, patterns with addition, adding and subtracting to 1,000 (with and without regrouping)

Addition and Subtraction Assessment will be August 30, but we will have a quiz prior to that. I will let you know the date for that as soon as it is planned.     Multiplication timed test will begin on September 8, and will be on o,1,2,5, and 10 facts. We will make flashcards in the classroom.

Homework Packet due on Friday.

 

 

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 5/16/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

May 16-20

This is our last week together!

We will be wrapping up our binders, making the time capsule, making a solar system mural, and finishing our research on the solar system. It will be a fun filled week.

 

Monday - Wednesday are normal school days.

Thursday - I ask that all students wear their gold field trip shirt as we will have a fun outside day presented by NIKE.

This is a 60% day and lunch will NOT be served.

Dismissal time is 11:10.

Friday - 8:00 Awards

8:30 - 9:10 Color Run (students will get shirts and glasses for this but we will not give them out until Friday morning)

This is also a 60% day and lunch will NOT be served. Dismissal time is 11:10

 

If your child is not at school on Friday to get his/her report card, we will mail them next week.



Newsletter
Due Date: 5/9/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

This week in the News:

No Homework Packet this week! It's the final countdown!

READING –UNIT 6: Fantastic Adventures with   Dragons, Gods, and Giants. Mythology, Solar System, character traits, mood   and tone of text, recall facts, make predictions, fact/opinion, central   message, point of view, explain how illustrations enhance a story, reference   materials, poetry.  No Comprehension Test this week!

READ ALOUDS - Planet books and books and passages about the Solar System

ENGLISH – response to reading

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the   classroom with these words, because they are difficult. Please study them and   make flashcards at home as well. This test is on May 12. It will be a   dictation test. 

thank, think, friend, because, important, people, exciting, beautiful, different, complete, determine, character, father, further, probably, vacation, weather, everything, especially, favorite

 

MAY 19 AND MAY 20 ARE 60% DAYS. Dismissal on these days will be 11:10AM. LUNCH WILL NOT BE SERVED ON THESE DAYS.

 

MATH   – review   skills including 2 step word problems. Assessment this week! We will have a quiz on Wednesday and an assessment on Friday (all facts, and will include   division problems also)

 

COMING EVENTS

 

Color Run –   May 20 @ 8:30 AM

Awards Day - May 20 @ 8:00 AM

Last Day   for Students – May 20                           

 



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 5/2/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

This week in the News:

No Homework Packet this week! Please read and rest!

READING –UNIT 6: Fantastic Adventures with   Dragons, Gods, and Giants. Mythology, solar system, character traits, mood   and tone of text, recall facts, make predictions, fact/opinion, central   message, point of view, explain how illustrations enhance a story, reference   materials, poetry. Comprehension Test will be May 4 

READ ALOUDS –“Cupid Falls in Love”, “The   Mysterious Horse”, Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief, books and   articles about myths and mythology 

ENGLISH –opinion and informational writing (these   will be graded activities), dialogue, concrete and abstract nouns, parts of   speech

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the   classroom with these words, because they are difficult. Please study them and   make flashcards at home as well. This test is on May 12. It will be a   dictation test. 

thank, think, friend, because, important, people, exciting, beautiful, different, complete, determine, character, father, further, probably, vacation, weather, everything, especially, favorite

 

IT'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!!! MAY 19 AND MAY 20 ARE 60% DAYS. LUNCH WILL NOT BE SERVED ON THESE DAYS.

 

MATH   – review   skills including 2 step word problems. Assessment this week! Timed   FACT FLUENCY test will be every Thursday! (all facts, and will include   division problems also)

 

COMING EVENTS

 

MAP   Reading – May 5

MAP   Writing – May 9

Color Run –   May 20 @ 8:30 AM

Awards Day - May 20 @ 8:00 AM

Last Day   for Students – May 20                           

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 4/25/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

This week in the News:

No Homework Packet this week! Please practice Math on TenMarks and do your reading!

READING –UNIT 6: Fantastic Adventures with   Dragons, Gods, and Giants. Mythology, solar system, character traits, mood   and tone of text, recall facts, make predictions, fact/opinion, central   message, point of view, explain how illustrations enhance a story, reference   materials, poetry. Comprehension Test will be April 26.

READ ALOUDS –“Cupid Falls in Love”, “The   Mysterious Horse”, Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief, books and   articles about myths and mythology

 

ENGLISH –opinion and informational writing (these   will be graded activities), dialogue, concrete and abstract nouns, parts of   speech

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the   classroom with these words, because they are difficult. Please study them and   make flashcards at home as well. This test is on April 28. It will be a   dictation test. For homework this week, write the words 3 times each on the   back of this page.

Greek, system,   solar, evidence, magic, Earth, giant, adventure, dragon, moonlight, medieval,   myth, mythical, Olympus, mythology, king, queen, spear, deadly, monster

 

VOCABULARY WORDS – These words are for the entire   nine weeks. They will be assessed in   later in the 9 weeks period. We will learn the definition and write sentences   with these words. Students will be   asked to pick 10 of the words and compose a sentence using the word in   correct context. The words were picked from our Mentor text that we are   reading in Unit 4.

expeditions, legend,   violent, banished, defeated, bickered, mischievous, pitiful, admired,   bombard, billow, prosperous, inscription, delectable, wealthy

 

MATH   – review   skills including 2 step word problems. Assessment next week! Timed   FACT FLUENCY test will be every Thursday! (all facts, and will include   division problems also)

 

COMING EVENTS

 

MAP   Math – April 25 &26

MAP   Reading – May 5

MAP   Writing – May 9

Color Run –   May 20

Awards Day - May 20

Last Day   for Students – May 20                           

 



Newsletter
Due Date: 4/18/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

This week in the News:

Your child came home with login information about TenMarks, an online Math tutorial. As part of his or her homework, I would like each student to practice on TenMarks at least 30 minutes this week.

READING –UNIT 6: Fantastic Adventures with   Dragons, Gods, and Giants. Mythology, solar system, character traits, mood   and tone of text, recall facts, make predictions, fact/opinion, central   message, point of view, explain how illustrations enhance a story, reference   materials, poetry. Comprehension Test will be April 19.

READ ALOUDS –“Cupid Falls in Love”, “The   Mysterious Horse”, Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief, books and   articles about myths and mythology

 

ENGLISH –opinion and informational writing (these   will be graded activities), dialogue, concrete and abstract nouns, parts of   speech

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the   classroom with these words, because they are difficult. Please study them and   make flashcards at home as well. This test is on April 28. It will be a   dictation test. For homework this week, write the words 3 times each on the   back of this page.

Greek, system,   solar, evidence, magic, Earth, giant, adventure, dragon, moonlight, medieval,   myth, mythical, Olympus, mythology, king, queen, spear, deadly, monster

 

VOCABULARY WORDS – These words are for the entire   nine weeks. They will be assessed in   later in the 9 weeks period. We will learn the definition and write sentences   with these words. Students will be   asked to pick 10 of the words and compose a sentence using the word in   correct context. The words were picked from our Mentor text that we are   reading in Unit 4.

expeditions, legend,   violent, banished, defeated, bickered, mischievous, pitiful, admired,   bombard, billow, prosperous, inscription, delectable, wealthy

 

MATH   – review   skills for Questar next week. Timed   FACT FLUENCY test will be every Thursday! (all facts, and will include   division problems also)

 

COMING EVENTS

Book Fair –   April 20 and April 22

Field Trip   – April 21

Questar   Math – April 25 &26

Questar   Reading – May 5

Questar   Writing – May 9

Color Run –   May 20

Last Day   for Students – May 20                           

 



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 4/11/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

This week in the News:

READING –UNIT 6: Fantastic Adventures with   Dragons, Gods, and Giants. Mythology, solar system, character traits, mood   and tone of text, recall facts, make predictions, fact/opinion, central   message, point of view, explain how illustrations enhance a story, reference   materials, poetry. Comprehension Test will be April 19.

READ ALOUDS –“Cupid Falls in Love”, “The   Mysterious Horse”, Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief, books and   articles about myths and mythology

 

ENGLISH –opinion and informational writing a   graded assessment this week, dialogue, concrete and abstract nouns, parts of   speech

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the   classroom with these words, because they are difficult. Please study them and   make flashcards at home as well. This test is on April 14. It will be a   dictation test. For homework this week, choose 10 words and use them in a   sentence on the back of this page.

accident, believe,   argument, column, calendar, definite, grateful, height, jewelry, kernel, library,   February, misspell, neighbor, pastime, receive, receipt, separate, twelfth,   vacuum

 

VOCABULARY WORDS – These words are for the entire   nine weeks. They will be assessed in   later in the 9 weeks period. We will learn the definition and write sentences   with these words. Students will be   asked to pick 10 of the words and compose a sentence using the word in   correct context. The words were picked from our Mentor text that we are   reading in Unit 4.

expeditions, legend,   violent, banished, defeated, bickered, mischievous, pitiful, admired,   bombard, billow, prosperous, inscription, delectable, wealthy

 

MATH   – Area   and Perimeter Assessment on Wednesday.   Timed FACT FLUENCY test will be every   Thursday! (all facts, and will include division problems also)

 

COMING EVENTS

Book Fair –   April 20 and 22

Field Trip   – April 21

State testing: 4/25, 4/26, 5/5, and 5/9

Last Day   for Students – May 20                                                   

 



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 4/4/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

April 4-8

Happy Birthday to:

16 -Ian

25 - Noah

27 - Davis

This week in the News:

READING –UNIT 6: Fantastic Adventures with   Dragons, Gods, and Giants. Mythology, solar system, idioms, mood and tone of   text, recall facts, make predictions, fact/opinion, central message, point of   view, explain how illustrations enhance a story, prefixes and suffixes. Comprehension Test will be April 5.

READ ALOUDSThe Gods and Goddesses of   Olympus, You are What You Eat, Percy Jackson and the Lightening   Thief, books and articles about myths and mythology

 

ENGLISH –opinion and informational writing   (on a Greek god or goddess), dialogue, concrete and abstract nouns, parts of   speech

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the   classroom with these words, because they are difficult. Please study them and   make flashcards at home as well. This test is on April 14. It will be a   dictation test. For homework this week, write the words in CURSIVE 3 times   each.

accident, believe,   argument, column, calendar, definite, grateful, height, jewelry, kernel,   library, February, misspell, neighbor, pastime, receive, receipt, separate,   twelfth, vacuum

 

VOCABULARY WORDS – These words are for the entire   nine weeks. They will be assessed in   later in the 9 weeks period. We will learn the definition and write sentences   with these words. Students will be   asked to pick 10 of the words and compose a sentence using the word in   correct context. The words were picked from our Mentor text that we are   reading in Unit 4.

expeditions, legend,   violent, banished, defeated, bickered, mischievous, pitiful, admired, bombard,   billow, prosperous, inscription, delectable, wealthy

 

MATH   – Area   and Perimeter Independent Skill   Practice will be next week. Timed   FACT FLUENCY test will be every Thursday! (all facts, and will include   division problems also)

 

COMING EVENTS

MKAS Testing   – April 6 (this is the test your child must pass in order to exit 3rd grade)                     

Book Orders   due April 8                                                    

 

 

 

 

READING LOGS (*** change in amount required)

Your parent will need to sign and date 3 sessions of 20 minutes each that you read during the week, rewards will be given for those completing this!

Date

Title of Book

Page Numbers

# of Minutes Read (must be at least 20 each time)

Parent Signature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 3/21/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

HEADLINES

This Newsletter is for 2 weeks: Homework will be due April 1st.

READING –On Thursday March 24, we will have an Ellis Island Simulation, to close the previous unit. This will be lots of fun. We are beginning UNIT 6: Fantastic Adventures with Dragons, Gods, and Giants. Mythology, solar system, idioms, mood and tone of text, recall facts, make predictions, fact/opinion, central message, point of view, explain how illustrations enhance a story, prefixes and suffixes. Our next Comprehension Test will be April 5.  

 

VOCABULARY WORDS – These words are for the entire nine weeks. They will be assessed in later in the 9 weeks period. We will learn the definition and write sentences with these words. . Students will be asked to pick 10 of the words and compose a sentence using the word in correct context. The words were picked from our Mentor text that we are reading in Unit 4.

 

expeditions, legend, violent, banished, defeated, bickered, mischievous, pitiful, admired, bombard, billow, prosperous, inscription, delectable, wealthy

 

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the classroom on the rule of these words. The test will always be on every other Thursday. This test is on March 31. It will be a dictation test. On another sheet of paper, write the words in CURSIVE 3 times each.

 

there, their, they’re, to, too, two, hear, here, hour, our, meet, meat, pour, poor, right, write, plain, plane, your, you’re 

ENGLISH –opinion and informational writing (on a Greek god or goddess), dialogue, concrete and abstract nouns, parts of speech

MATH – Geometry (attributes of shapes, distinguish between different quadrilaterals, compare properties of different shapes, group like shapes, Independent Skill Practice will be on Wednesday April 30. Timed FACT FLUENCY test will be every Thursday! (all facts, and will include division problems also)

 

READ ALOUDSThe Gods and Goddesses of Olympus, You are What You Eat, Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief, books and articles about the myths and mythology

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COMING EVENTS

Case 21 ELA – March 22

Case 21 Math – March 23

Ellis Island Simulation – March 24

myOn Challenge Reward and Easter Treat – March 24

Easter Holidays – March 25&28                                                                           



Newsletter
Due Date: 3/7/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

HEADLINES

This week in the news:

READING –FINISH UNIT 4: The People, the Preamble, and the Presidents. Immigrants, Compare and contrast, sequence of events, fact and opinion, non fiction literature, government, theme, unit vocabulary, ask and answer questions about the Unit, compound words, annotating text. We will also be reviewing for Case 21 that will be given on March 22.

Comprehension Test will be March 8th..  

NO VOCABULARY OR SPELLING THIS WEEK.

 

ENGLISH –opinion writing, dialogue, possessive nouns and possessive pronouns, punctuating titles, abstract nouns, types of sentences

 

Mentor Sentence: None this week

 

MATH – Review for Case 21 which is March 23. No FACT FLUENCY test this week.

 

READ ALOUDS –nonfiction books and articles about the Presidents, and our country

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COMING EVENTS

Spring Break Holidays – March 14-18                             Case 21 Testing – March 22-24

Easter Holidays March 25&28

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Newsletter
Due Date: 2/29/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

HEADLINES

This week in the news:

READING –UNIT 4: The People, the Preamble, and the Presidents. Immigrants, Compare and contrast, sequence of events, fact and opinion, non fiction literature, government, theme, unit vocabulary, ask and answer questions about the Unit, compound words, annotating text. Our next Comprehension Test will be March 8th. We will be doing other comprehension practices.

 SPELLING WORDS:

seasick, baseball, keyboard, notebook, sweetheart, peppermint, snowstorm, weatherman, dishwasher, toothpaste, himself, superhero, forefather, teenager, grandchild

 

NO VOCABULARY THIS WEEK.

 

ENGLISH –opinion writing, dialogue, possessive nouns and possessive pronouns, punctuating titles, abstract nouns, types of sentences

 

Mentor Sentence: The large trees were covered in the deep ruby red cherries, and the air held the heady scent of fruit. The Orphan of Ellis Island Quiz on this on next THURSDAY (3/3)

 

MATH – MEASUREMENT and using data collected to make line plots. ASSESSMENT WEDNESDAY. Timed FACT FLUENCY test will be every Thursday and will include division facts from now on! (all facts, 50 problems)

 

READ ALOUDS –nonfiction books and articles about the Presidents, and our country

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COMING EVENTS

Spring Break Holidays – March 14-18                             Case 21 Testing – March 22-24



Newsletter
Due Date: 2/22/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

HEADLINES

This week in the news:

READING –UNIT 4: The People, the Preamble, and the Presidents. Immigrants, Compare and contrast, sequence of events, fact and opinion, non fiction literature, government, theme, unit vocabulary, ask and answer questions about the Unit, Black History Month, annotating text. Our next Comprehension Test will be March 8th. We will be doing other comprehension practices.  

NO SPELLING OR VOCABULARY THIS WEEK.

ENGLISH –opinion writing, dialogue, possessive nouns and possessive pronouns, punctuating titles, abstract nouns, types of sentences 

Mentor Sentence: The large trees were covered in the deep ruby red cherries, and the air held the heady scent of fruit. The Orphan of Ellis Island Quiz on this on next THURSDAY (3/3)

 

MATH – MEASUREMENT and using data collected to make line plots. ASSESSMENT this week. Timed FACT FLUENCY test will be every Thursday and will include division facts from now on! (all facts, 50 problems)

 

READ ALOUDSHow Many Days to America?, When Jessie Came Across the Sea, nonfiction books and articles about the Presidents, and our country

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COMING EVENTS

3rd grade Musical – February 25 @7:30                           Spring Break Holidays – March 14-18

Case 21 Testing – March 22-24



Newsletter
Due Date: 2/16/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

HEADLINES

This week in the news:

READING –UNIT 4: The People, the Preamble, and the Presidents. Immigrants, Compare and contrast, sequence of events, fact and opinion, non fiction literature, government, theme, unit vocabulary, ask and answer questions about the Unit, Black History Month, annotating text. Our next Comprehension Test will be March 1st.  

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the classroom on the rule of these words. The test will always be on Thursday of each week. It will be a dictation test. Write the words in CURSIVE.

already, afternoon, direction, except, because, friend, continue, forget, important, vacation, justice, pity, journey, delicate, suddenly

ENGLISH –opinion and informational writing (on a President), dialogue, possessive nouns and possessive pronouns, punctuating titles, abstract nouns

 

Mentor Sentence: Their grandfather’s sad sigh filled the room, as a fierce wind whistled around the windows. The Memory Coat Quiz on this on next TUESDAY (2/19)

 

MATH – MEASUREMENT and using data collected to make line plots. ASSESSMENT will come next week. Timed FACT FLUENCY test will be every Thursday! (all facts, 50 problems)

 

READ ALOUDSThe Orphan of Ellis Island, How Many Days to America?, The Memory Coat, When Jessie Came Across the Sea, nonfiction books and articles about the Presidents, and our country

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COMING EVENTS

3rd grade Musical – February 25 @7:30                           Spring Break Holidays – March 14-18

Case 21 Testing – March 22-24

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WANT ADS                                                          

Boxtops, Campbell’s Soup Labels, Tyson Tags              TREASURES FOR OUR TREASURE BOX

Candy and Gum                                                           SNACKS



Newsletter
Due Date: 2/12/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

HEADLINES

This week in the news:

I am going to Cheer Nationals with my daughter and will be out of school February 8, and 9.

 

Your child is coming home with a research sheet this week for our Black History project. The project will be completed in class with the information found on the sheet in the homework packet. This is a required assignment and will be grades. All students were assigned a famous black American to research and learn about. Since this will require some reading time, I am eliminating reading logs from the packet for this week.

 

READING –UNIT 4: The People, the Preamble, and the Presidents. Immigrants, Compare and contrast, sequence of events, fact and opinion, non fiction literature, government, theme, unit vocabulary, ask and answer questions about the Unit. Cold Read Comp Test every TUESDAY.  

ENGLISH –opinion and informational writing (on a President), dialogue, possessive nouns and possessive pronouns, punctuating titles, abstract nouns

 

Mentor Sentence: Their grandfather’s sad sigh filled the room, as a fierce wind whistled around the windows. The Memory Coat Quiz on this on next TUESDAY (2/16)

 

MATH – MEASUREMENT. QUIZ on Friday, February 12. Timed FACT FLUENCY test will be every Thursday! (all facts, 50 problems)

 

READ ALOUDSThe Orphan of Ellis Island, How Many Days to America?, The Memory Coat, When Jessie Came Across the Sea, “Where in the World Did We Come From?”, nonfiction books and articles about the Presidents, and our country

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COMING EVENTS

Mrs. Arton out Feb 8, & 9                                                   Honor Roll Party – Feb 9

School Holiday – February 15                                           3rd grade Musical – February 25 _______________________________________________________________________________________

WANT ADS

                                                          

Boxtops, Campbell’s Soup Labels, Tyson Tags              TREASURES FOR OUR TREASURE BOX

Candy and Gum                                                           SNACKS

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CLASSIFIEDS

Please check those folders every day and study any notes that were given! Don’t forget PE on Wednesday, wear tennis shoes. ______________________________________________________________________________________________

HOMEWORK (due Friday)

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VOCABULARY WORDS – These words are for the entire nine weeks. They will be assessed in later in the 9 weeks period. We will learn the definition and write sentences with these words. . Students will be asked to pick 10 of the words and compose a sentence using the word in correct context. The words were picked from our Mentor text that we are reading in Unit 4.

campaign, committee, demonstration, establish, justice, domestic, defense, secure, disaster, ceremony, oath, appoint, dedicate, inspire, souvenirs, boast, journey, pity, seasick, delicate, parlor, browse, frail, commotion, epidemic, orphan, grieve, enchanted

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the classroom on the rule of these words. The test will always be on Thursday of each week. It will be a dictation test. Write the words in CURSIVE.

theme, motel, grade, scream, greet, tight, window, below, stone, gain, flight, basic, complain, waste, focus



Newsletter
Due Date: 2/1/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

February 1 -5

HEADLINES

This week in the news:

I am going to Cheer Nationals with my daughter and will be out of school February 5, 8, and 9. You can text me if you need anything.

READING –UNIT 4: The People, the Preamble, and the Presidents. Immigrants, Compare and contrast, sequence of events, fact and opinion, non fiction literature, government, theme, unit vocabulary, ask and answer questions about the Unit. Cold Read Comp Test every TUESDAY.  

VOCABULARY WORDS – These words are for the entire nine weeks. They will be assessed in later in the 9 weeks period. We will learn the definition and write sentences with these words. . Students will be asked to pick 10 of the words and compose a sentence using the word in correct context. The words were picked from our Mentor text that we are reading in Unit 4.

campaign, committee, demonstration, establish, justice, domestic, defense, secure, disaster, ceremony, oath, appoint, dedicate, inspire, souvenirs, boast, journey, pity, seasick, delicate, parlor, browse, frail, commotion, epidemic, orphan, grieve, enchanted

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the classroom on the rule of these words. The test will always be on Thursday of each week. It will be a dictation test.

simple, terrible, total, single, central, national, normal, signal, title, medal, multiple, festival, struggle, several, possible

ENGLISH –DIALOGUE, opinion and informational writing (on a President), dialogue, possessive nouns and possessive pronouns

Mentor Sentence: Their grandfather’s sad sigh filled the room, as a fierce wind whistled around the windows. The Memory Coat Quiz on this on next THURSDAY (2/11)

 

MATH – EQUIVALENT FRACTIONS and COMPARING FRACTIONS(pictures, on a number line, equivalent fractions). TEST on EQUIVALENT fractions and comparing will be on February 4. Timed FACT FLUENCY test will be every Thursday! (all facts, 50 problems)

 

READ ALOUDSThe Orphan of Ellis Island, Ellis Island, How Many Days to America?, The Memory Coat, When Jessie Came Across the Sea, nonfiction books and articles about the Presidents, and our country

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COMING EVENTS

Mrs. Arton out Feb 5, 8, & 9                                                            Honor Roll Party – Feb 9

School Holiday – February 15                                           3rd grade Musical – February 25 _______________________________________________________________________________________

WANT ADS

                                                          

Boxtops, Campbell’s Soup Labels, Tyson Tags              TREASURES FOR OUR TREASURE BOX

Candy and Gum                                                           SNACKS



Weekly News
Due Date: 1/25/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

HEADLINES

This week in the news:

I am going to Cheer Nationals with my daughter and will be out of school February 5, 8, and 9. You can text me if you need anything.

READING –UNIT 4: The People, the Preamble, and the Presidents. Immigrants, Compare and contrast, sequence of events, fact and opinion, non fiction literature, government, theme, unit vocabulary, ask and answer questions about the Unit. Cold Read Compr Test every TUESDAY.  

VOCABULARY WORDS – These words are for the entire nine weeks. They will be assessed in later in the 9 weeks period. We will learn the definition and write sentences with these words. . Students will be asked to pick 10 of the words and compose a sentence using the word in correct context. The words were picked from our Mentor text that we are reading in Unit 4.

campaign, committee, demonstration, establish, justice, domestic, defense, secure, disaster, ceremony, oath, appoint, dedicate, inspire, souvenirs, boast, journey, pity, seasick, delicate, parlor, browse, frail, commotion, epidemic, orphan, grieve, enchanted

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the classroom on the rule of these words. The test will always be on Thursday of each week. It will be a dictation test.

which, while, suddenly, finally, silently, exact, common, because, although, after, whenever, sometimes, monument, equality, gravity

ENGLISH –DIALOGUE, opinion and informational writing (on a President), continue parts of speech (focus on prepositions) and types of sentences

Mentor Sentence: “America’s voters,” Woodrow thought, “hold my fate.” Woodrow for President Quiz on this on next THURSDAY (1/28)

 

MATH – EQUIVALENT FRACTIONS and COMPARING FRACTIONS(pictures, on a number line, equivalent fractions). Quiz this week and TEST on EQUIVALENT fractions and comparing will be on February 4. Timed FACT FLUENCY test will be every Thursday! (all facts, 50 problems)

 

READ ALOUDSThe Orphan of Ellis Island, The Emancipation Proclamation Would YOU Do What Lincoln Did?, Ellis Island, How Many Days to America?, The Memory Coat, When Jessie Came Across the Sea, nonfiction books and articles about the Presidents, and our country

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COMING EVENTS

Musical Tryouts – week of January 25                                        Mrs. Arton out Feb 5, 8, & 9

School Holidays – February 12&15                                             3rd grade Musical – February 25 _______________________________________________________________________________________

WANT ADS

                                                          

Boxtops, Campbell’s Soup Labels, Tyson Tags              TREASURES FOR OUR TREASURE BOX

Candy and Gum                                                           SNACKS



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 1/20/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

January 19-22

HEADLINES

This week in the news:

READING –UNIT 4: The People, the Preamble, and the Presidents. THIS UNIT WILL BE TAUGHT FOR 9 WEEKS! The President, Compare and contrast, sequence of events, fact and opinion, non fiction literature, government, theme, unit vocabulary, ask and answer questions about the Unit. Cold Read Comprehension Test every TUESDAY.  

ENGLISH –DIALOGUE, opinion and informational writing, continue parts of speech (focus on prepositions) and types of sentences

Mentor Sentence:

“America’s voters,” Woodrow thought, “hold my fate.” Woodrow for President Quiz on this on next THURSDAY (1/28)

VOCABULARY WORDS – These words are for the entire nine weeks. They will be assessed in later in the 9 weeks period. We will learn the definition and write sentences with these words. . Students will be asked to pick 10 of the words and compose a sentence using the word in correct context. The words were picked from our Mentor text that we are reading in Unit 4.

campaign, committee, demonstration, establish, justice, domestic, defense, secure, disaster, ceremony, oath, appoint, dedicate, inspire, souvenirs, boast, journey, pity, seasick, delicate, parlor, browse, frail, commotion, epidemic, orphan, grieve, enchanted

Spelling:

prideful, patriot, American, Mississippi, Hernando, immigrant, bravery, freedom, government, city, liberty, civil, equal, Washington, pledge

 

 

MATH – EQUIVALENT FRACTIONS (pictures, on a number line, equivalent fractions). TEST on EQUIVALENT fractions and comparing will be IN TWO WEEKS. Timed FACT FLUENCY test will be every Thursday! (all facts, 50 problems)

 

READ ALOUDSWe the Kids, The Emancipation Proclamation Would YOU Do What Lincoln Did?, If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution, Capital! Washington DC from A to Z, Woodrow for President, nonfiction books and articles about the Presidents, and our country

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COMING EVENTS

Musical Tryouts – week of January 25

School Holidays – February 12&15                       3rd grade Musical – February 25 _______________________________________________________________________________________

WANT ADS

                                                          

Boxtops, Campbell’s Soup Labels, Tyson Tags              TREASURES FOR OUR TREASURE BOX

Candy and Gum                                                           SNACKS



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 1/11/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

HEADLINES

This week in the news:

READING –UNIT 4: The People, the Preamble, and the Presidents. THIS UNIT WILL BE TAUGHT FOR 9 WEEKS! The President, Compare and contrast, sequence of events, fact and opinion, non fiction literature, government, theme, unit vocabulary, ask and answer questions about the Unit. Cold Read Comprehension Test every TUESDAY.  

VOCABULARY WORDS – These words are for the entire nine weeks. They will be assessed in later in the 9 weeks period. We will learn the definition and write sentences with these words. . Students will be asked to pick 10 of the words and compose a sentence using the word in correct context. The words were picked from our Mentor text that we are reading in Unit 4.

campaign, committee, demonstration, establish, justice, domestic, defense, secure, disaster, ceremony, oath, appoint, dedicate, inspire, souvenirs, boast, journey, pity, seasick, delicate, parlor, browse, frail, commotion, epidemic, orphan, grieve, enchanted

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the classroom on the rule of these words. The test will always be on Thursday of each week. It will be a dictation test. Write the words and the two words that make up the words. (see example #1)

isn’t, let’s, won’t, they’ll, he’s, haven’t, didn’t, you’ve, it’s, they’d, hasn’t, she’d, we’ve, there’s, I’ll

 

ENGLISH –opinion and informational writing, continue parts of speech (focus on prepositions) and types of sentences

Mentor Sentence:

Jesse kept her mother’s wedding band in a tiny silver box with lace lining. -When Jesse Came Across the Sea Quiz on this on THURSDAY

 

MATH – FRACTIONS (pictures, on a number line, equivalent fractions) . TEST on fractions will be on Friday. Timed FACT FLUENCY test will be every Thursday! (all facts, 50 problems)

 

READ ALOUDSWhat Presidents are Made Of, Lives of the Presidents, The Presidency, Capital! Washington DC from A to Z, Woodrow for President, nonfiction books and articles about the Presidents, and our country



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 1/4/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

HEADLINES

This week in the news:

READING –UNIT 4: The People, the Preamble, and the Presidents. THIS UNIT WILL BE TAUGHT FOR 9 WEEKS! Compare and contrast, sequence of events, fact and opinion, non fiction literature, government, theme, ask and answer questions about the Unit. Cold Read Comprehension Test next TUESDAY.  

ENGLISH –opinion writing, continue parts of speech and types of sentences. Mentor Sentence:

Jesse kept her mother’s wedding band in a tiny silver box with lace lining. -When Jesse Came Across the Sea

 

MATH – FRACTIONS. Skills Practice on fractions will be on Friday. Timed FACT FLUENCY test will be every Thursday! (all facts, 50 problems)

 

READ ALOUDSGrace for President, So You Want to be a President, The Presidency, nonfiction books and articles about the Presidents, and our country

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COMING EVENTS

School Holiday – January 18                                            3rd grade Musical – February 25

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WANT ADS

                                                          

Boxtops, Campbell’s Soup Labels, Tyson Tags              TREASURES FOR OUR TREASURE BOX

Candy and Gum                                                           SNACKS

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

CLASSIFIEDS

Please check those folders every day and study any notes that were given! Don’t forget PE on Wednesday, wear tennis shoes. ______________________________________________________________________________________________

HOMEWORK (due Friday)

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

READING LOGS (*** change in amount required)

Your parent will need to sign and date 2 sessions of 20 minutes each that you read during the week, rewards will be given for those completing this!

Date

Title of Book

Page Numbers

# of Minutes Read (must be at least 20 each time)

Parent Signature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How will I get home if school is released for ice or snow? _______________________________

 

______________________________________________________________________________

Name and Number of Emergency Contact ___________________________________________

VOCABULARY WORDS – These words are for the entire nine weeks. They will be assessed in later in the 9 weeks period. We will learn the definition and write sentences with these words. . Students will be asked to pick 10 of the words and compose a sentence using the word in correct context. The words were picked from our Mentor text that we are reading in Unit 4.

campaign, committee, demonstration, establish, justice, domestic, defense, secure, disaster, ceremony, oath, appoint, dedicate, inspire, souvenirs, boast, journey, pity, seasick, delicate, parlor, browse, frail, commotion, epidemic, orphan, grieve, enchanted

Write a sentence with each word. Look the word up in the dictionary if you have forgotten or don’t know its meaning.

 

campaign - _________________________________________________________________

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

committee- ___________________________________________________________________

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

demonstration - ________________________________________________________________

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the classroom on the rule of these words. The test will always be on Thursday of each week. It will be a dictation test. Write the words in ABC order.

fourth, worth, solar, morning, important, forest, court, birth, church, leader, orphan, memory, portion, person, storm

 

1.______________________ 6. _______________________       11. ___________________

 

2. _____________________   7. _______________________     12. ____________________

 

3. ____________________     8. _______________________     13. ____________________

 

4. ____________________     9. _______________________     14. ____________________

 

5. ____________________       10. ______________________       15. ____________________



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 12/14/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

HEADLINES

This week in the news:

OUR Christmas Party is Friday, December 18 from 1:00-1:45. All Parents are welcome to attend. We will play a game and make a snack.

 

READING –UNIT 3: Creative, Inventive, and Notable People: Non-fiction text features, compare and contrast, timelines, cite evidence, main idea, point of view, Christmas in other lands, prefixes, and suffixes. Cold Read Comprehension Test every TUESDAY.  

ENGLISH –types of sentences (fragment, simple, compound, complex). We will discuss all parts of speech, subjects, predicates, figurative language, commas, and apostrophes. Test THURSDAY on types of sentences. We will also conduct research about Christmas around the World.

 

MATH – 2 step word problems with adding and subtracting. ASSESSMENT ON WEDNESDAY!! Timed FACT FLUENCY test will be every Thursday! (0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10). We will add 4 and 8 facts and got to 50 problems on the test in January. Make flashcards over the holiday.

 

READ ALOUDSNow and Ben, How to train a T Rex and win 8 Gold Medals, Rocks in His Head, Emma’s Rug, nonfiction books about creative, inventive, and notable

people.

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COMING EVENTS

Christmas Party – Dec 18 1-1:45                                      Christmas Holidays Dec 21 - Jan 1 _______________________________________________________________________________________

WANT ADS

                                                          

DON’T FORGET YOUR SPECIAL “SOMETHINGS” TO PASS OUT THIS WEEK.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

CLASSIFIEDS

Please check those folders every day and study any notes that were given! Don’t forget PE on Wednesday, wear tennis shoes. ______________________________________________________________________________________________

No HOMEWORK THIS WEEK!

READING LOGS

 

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the classroom on the rule of these words. The test will always be on Thursday of each week. It will be a dictation test.

 

weakness, washable, childish, foolish, darkness, breakable, flexible, enjoyable, illness, stethoscope, phonics, telescope, microphone, microscope, symphony



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 12/7/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

HEADLINES

This week in the news:

YEARBOOKS ON SALE AGAIN! Cost is $35, and deadline to order is December 16.

READING –UNIT 3: Creative, Inventive, and Notable People: Non-fiction text features, compare and contrast, timelines, cite evidence, main idea, point of view, Christmas in other lands, prefixes, and suffixes. Cold Read Comprehension Test every TUESDAY.  

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the classroom on the rule of these words. The test will always be on Thursday of each week. It will be a dictation test.

 

fearless, spotless, impossible, incomplete, useless, yearly, endless, immature, incapable, imperfect, loudly, honestly, biography, biopsy, biology

ENGLISH –types of sentences (fragment, simple, compound, complex). We will discuss all parts of speech, subjects, predicates, figurative language, commas, and apostrophes. Test next week on types of sentences. We will also conduct research and write informative papers about creative, inventive, and notable people.

 

MATH – 2 step word problems with adding and subtracting. Test will be next week. Timed FACT FLUENCY test will be every Thursday! (0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10)

 

READ ALOUDSNow and Ben, How to train a T Rex and win 8 Gold Medals, Henry Ford, Hooray for Inventors, nonfiction books and articles about the sea and creative, inventive and notable people

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

COMING EVENTS

Christmas Party – Dec 18 1-1:45                                      Christmas Holidays Dec 21 - Jan 1 _______________________________________________________________________________________

WANT ADS

                                                          

Boxtops, Campbell’s Soup Labels, Tyson Tags              TREASURES FOR OUR TREASURE BOX

Candy and Gum                                                           SNACKS

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

CLASSIFIEDS

Please check those folders every day and study any notes that were given! Don’t forget PE on Wednesday, wear tennis shoes. ______________________________________________________________________________________________



weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 11/30/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

HEADLINES

This week in the news:

YEARBOOKS ON SALE AGAIN! Cost is $35, and deadline to order is December 16.

READING –UNIT 3: Creative, Inventive, and Notable People: Non-fiction text features, compare and contrast, timelines, cite evidence, main idea, point of view. Cold Read Comprehension Test every TUESDAY.

ENGLISH –types of sentences (fragment, simple, compound, complex). We will discuss all parts of speech, subjects, predicates, figurative language, commas, and apostrophes. We will also conduct research and write informative papers about creative, inventive, and notable people.

MATH – Area. (the amount of space inside an object) we will review decomposing figures to find the area using distributive property. Quiz on TUESDAY, TEST on THURSDAY Timed FACT FLUENCY test will be every Thursday! (0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10)

READ ALOUDSTo Fly: The Story of the Wright Brothers, Ah, Music, Henry Ford, Talkin’ About Bessie, Clara and Davie, nonfiction books and articles about the sea and creative, inventive and notable people

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

COMING EVENTS

Cookies with Santa – Thursday Dec 3                            Book Fair – Nov 30 – Dec 4                      

Christmas Party – Dec 18 1-1:45                                      Christmas Holidays Dec 21 - Jan 1 _______________________________________________________________________________________

WANT ADS

                                                          

Boxtops, Campbell’s Soup Labels, Tyson Tags              TREASURES FOR OUR TREASURE BOX

Candy and Gum

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

CLASSIFIEDS

Please check those folders every day and study any notes that were given! Don’t forget PE on Wednesday, wear tennis shoes. ______________________________________________________________________________________________

HOMEWORK (due Friday)

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

READING LOGS

Your parent will need to sign and date 2 sessions of 15 minutes each that you read during the week, rewards will be given for those completing this!

Date

Title of Book

Page Numbers

# of Minutes Read (must be at least 15 each time)

Parent Signature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOCABULARY WORDS – These words are for the entire nine weeks. They will be assessed in this week Students will be asked to pick 10 of the words and compose a sentence using the word in correct context. The words were picked from our Mentor text that we are reading in Units 2 and 3.

 

puncture, rare, luxurious, navigate, voyage, possessions, collision, ancient, mist, eerie, jolted, solitary, somber, controversial, turbulent, innocent, impressions, portrait, promotion, satisfied, originality

 

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the classroom on the rule of these words. The test will always be on Thursday of each week. It will be a dictation test.

 

rusty, dirty, misplace, thirsty, telegraph, autograph, photograph, television, telephone, beautiful, mistreat, forgetful, dislike, disobey, dishonest



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 11/9/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

November 9-13

 

HEADLINES

This week in the news:

Our lunch time this week is 11:25. If you are coming to lunch, please plan accordingly.

YEARBOOKS ON SALE! Cost is $35, and deadline to order is November 16.

READING –UNIT 3: Creative, Inventive, and Notable People: Non-fiction text features, compare and contrast, timelines, cite evidence, main idea, point of view. Cold Read Comprehension Test every TUESDAY.

VOCABULARY WORDS – These words are for the entire nine weeks. They will be assessed in December. Students will be asked to pick 10 of the words and compose a sentence using the word in correct context. The words were picked from our Mentor text that we are reading in Units 2 and 3.

 

puncture, rare, luxurious, navigate, voyage, possessions, collision, ancient, mist, eerie, jolted, solitary, somber, controversial, turbulent, innocent, impressions, portrait, promotion, satisfied, originality

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the classroom on the rule of these words. The test will always be on Thursday of each week. It will be a dictation test. (But this week we will do Friday due to field trip and student holiday.

 

parties, cried, stopping, hopped, cracking, babies, tried, bragging, twisted, grabbed, shocked, munched, hollered, opened, expected 

 

 

ENGLISH –types of sentences (fragment, simple, compound, complex). We will discuss all parts of speech, subjects, predicates, figurative language, commas, and apostrophes. We will also conduct research and write informative papers about creative, inventive, and notable people.

 

MATH – Area. (the amount of space inside an object) Timed FACT FLUENCY test will be every Thursday! (0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10)

 

READ ALOUDSThe Sign Painter, Picasso and The Girl with The Ponytail, My Name is Georgia, Van Gogh, nonfiction books and articles about the sea and creative, inventive and notable people

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COMING EVENTS

November 3 – Student Holiday                             November 9-12 Case 21 Assessments               

November 23 – 27 Thanksgiving Break _______________________________________________________________________________________

WANT ADS

                                                          

Boxtops, Campbell’s Soup Labels, Tyson Tags              TREASURES FOR OUR TREASURE BOX

Candy and Gum

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

CLASSIFIEDS

Please check those folders every day and study any notes that were given! Don’t forget PE on Wednesday, wear tennis shoes.



Newsletter
Due Date: 11/2/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

HEADLINES

This week in the news:

YEARBOOKS ON SALE! Cost is $35, and deadline to order is November 16.

READING –UNIT 3Creative, Inventive, and Notable People Non-fiction text features, compare and contrast, timelines, cite evidence, main idea, point of view. Cold Read Comprehension Test every TUESDAY. (so none this week)

ENGLISH –types of sentences (simple, compound, complex). We will discuss all parts of speech, subjects, predicates, figurative language, commas, and apostrophes. We will also conduct research and write informative papers about creative, inventive, and notable people.

 

MATH – Area. (the amount of space inside an object) Timed FACT FLUENCY test will be every Thursday! (0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10)

 

READ ALOUDSThe Sign Painter, Picasso, nonfiction books and articles about the sea and creative, inventive and notable people

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

COMING EVENTS

November 3 – Student Holiday                             November 9-12 Case 21 Assessments               

November 23 – 27 Thanksgiving Break _______________________________________________________________________________________

WANT ADS

                                                          

Boxtops, Campbell’s Soup Labels, Tyson Tags              TREASURES FOR OUR TREASURE BOX

Candy and Gum

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

CLASSIFIEDS

Please check those folders every day and study any notes that were given! Don’t forget PE on Wednesday, wear tennis shoes. ______________________________________________________________________________________________

HOMEWORK (due Friday)

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

READING LOGS

Your parent will need to sign and date 2 sessions of 15 minutes each that you read during the week, rewards will be given for those completing this!

Date

Title of Book

Page Numbers

# of Minutes Read (must be at least 15 each time)

Parent Signature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOCABULARY WORDS – These words are for the entire nine weeks. They will be assessed in December. Students will be asked to pick 10 of the words and compose a sentence using the word in correct context. The words were picked from our Mentor text that we are reading in Units 2 and 3.

 

puncture, rare, luxurious, navigate, voyage, possessions, collision, ancient, mist, eerie, jolted, solitary, somber, controversial, turbulent, innocent, impressions, portrait, promotion, satisfied, originality

Write a sentence with each word. Look the word up in the dictionary if you have forgotten or don’t know its meaning.

 

controversial - _________________________________________________________________

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

turbulent- ___________________________________________________________________

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

innocent - ________________________________________________________________

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the classroom on the rule of these words. The test will always be on Thursday of each week. It will be a dictation test. (But this week we will do Friday due to field trip and student holiday.

 

cereal, cycle, center, prince, chance, price, justice, difference, subtraction, elevation, election, certain, force, official, cider

 

On a separate sheet of paper write the spelling words 3X each.

 

We have decided to move mentor sentences to the second semester.



Newsletter
Due Date: 10/26/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

HEADLINES

This week in the news:

YEARBOOKS ON SALE! Cost is $35, and deadline to order is November 16.

READING –UNIT 2 Non-fiction text features, FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE, fact and opinion, main idea and details, sequence, author’s purpose, compare and contrast, timelines, cite evidence. Cold Read Comprehension Test every TUESDAY.

ENGLISH – begin mentor sentences, (a sentence we use to notice and identify parts of speech. We will discuss subjects, predicates, figurative language, commas, and apostrophes. We will have the same mentor sentence for 2 weeks and Mentor Sentence Quiz will be on October 29. We will also conduct research and write informative papers on a sea animals and the Titanic.

MATH – capacity,volume, mass, and weight continue telling time to the nearest minute on a digital and analog clock, and elapsed time. ASSESSMENT FRIDAY. Timed FACT FLUENCY test will be every Thursday! (0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10)

 

READ ALOUDSSarah, Plain and Tall, Amos and Boris, The Storm, “The Long Voyage Home”, “Cold Winter Day”, nonfiction books and articles about the sea and The Titanic


VOCABULARY WORDS – These words are for the entire Unit. They will be assessed 2nd nine weeks, some words will be added during Unit 3. Students will be asked to pick 10 of the words and compose a sentence using the word in correct context. The words were picked from our Mentor text that we are reading in Units 2 and 3.  

 

puncture, rare, luxurious, navigate, voyage, possessions, collision, ancient, mist, eerie, jolted, solitary, somber 

 

Choose 5 words to make flashcards. Make sure to include the word, the definition, and the part of speech. If you do not have index cards at your house, ask me for some or cut a piece of paper apart. This is our last week of Unit 2 and we have already written sentences with all words. New words will be added next week.

 

 

 

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the classroom on the rule of these words. The test will always be on Thursday of each week. It will be a dictation test.

 

 

 

ouch, scout, powder, growl, shower, proud, plow, clown, allow, owl, flower, house, ounce, south, pound

 

 

 

On a separate sheet of paper write the spelling words 3X each.

 

 

Our mentor sentence is:

 

 

 

Yes, sky touches my face…soft, like lambs’ wool…and I breathe its softness.

 

 

 

Knots on a Counting Rope

 

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COMING EVENTS

Christmas Tshirt orders due – October 27                                   November 2 – Zoo Field Trip

November 3 – Student Holiday                                                     November 23 – 27 Thanksgiving Break _______________________________________________________________________________________

WANT ADS

                                                          

Boxtops, Campbell’s Soup Labels, Tyson Tags              TREASURES FOR OUR TREASURE BOX

Candy and Gum



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 10/19/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

October 19-23

HEADLINES

This week in the news:

This is Homecoming Spirit Week

Monday - Socks and Shades

Tuesday - Tacky Day

Wednesday - Collegiate Day

Thursday - Western Day

Friday - Black and Gold Day

YEARBOOKS ON SALE! Cost is $35, and deadline to order is November 16.

READING –UNIT 2 Non-fiction text features, FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE, fact and opinion, main idea and details, sequence, author’s purpose, compare and contrast, timelines, cite evidence. Cold Read Comprehension Test every TUESDAY. Figurative Language Quiz this week.

 

VOCABULARY WORDS – 

 

puncture, rare, luxurious, navigate, voyage, possessions, collision, ancient, mist, eerie, jolted, solitary, somber

 

SPELLING WORDS – 

stay, stray, holiday, Monday, stain, faith, sprain, plain, aim, afraid, braid, claim, praise, restrain, entertain 

Our mentor sentence is:

 

Yes, sky touches my face…soft, like lambs’ wool…and I breathe its softness. Knots on a Counting Rope

 

 

ENGLISH – begin mentor sentences, (a sentence we use to notice and identify parts of speech. We will discuss subjects, predicates, figurative language, commas, and apostrophes. We will have the same mentor sentence for 2 weeks and Mentor Sentence Quiz will be on October 29. We will also conduct research and write informative papers on a sea animals and the Titanic.

MATH – TIME, telling time to the nearest minute on a digital and analog clock. Elapsed Time Skill Check on Friday. (how much time has passed?)Timed FACT FLUENCY test will be every Thursday! (0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10)

 

READ ALOUDSSarah, Plain and Tall, Amos and Boris, The Storm, “The Long Voyage Home”, “Cold Winter Day”, nonfiction books and articles about the sea and The Titanic

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

COMING EVENTS

Christmas Tshirt orders due – October 27                                   November 2 – Zoo Field Trip

November 3 – Student Holiday                                                     November 23 – 27 Thanksgiving Break _______________________________________________________________________________________

WANT ADS

                                                          

Boxtops, Campbell’s Soup Labels, Tyson Tags              TREASURES FOR OUR TREASURE BOX



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 10/11/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

HEADLINES

This week in the news:

YEARBOOKS ON SALE! Cost is $35, and deadline to order is November 16.

READING –UNIT 2 Non-fiction text features, FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE, fact and opinion, main idea and details, sequence, author’s purpose, compare and contrast, timelines, cite evidence. Cold Read Comprehension Test every TUESDAY.

ENGLISH – Comparative and Superlative Adjectives and Adverbs (-er, -est, more, most) and continue to review nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, and subject verb agreement. Adverb and Comparative and Superlative Skill Check on Friday! We will continue Be a Writer, but will also conduct research and write informative papers on a sea animals and the Titanic.

 

VOCABULARY WORDS – These words are for the entire Unit. They will be assessed 2nd nine weeks, some words will be added during Unit 3. Students will be asked to pick 10 of the words and compose a sentence using the word in correct context. The words were picked from our Mentor text that we are reading in Units 2 and 3.

 

 

 

puncture, rare, luxurious, navigate, voyage, possessions, collision, ancient, mist, eerie, jolted, solitary, somber

 

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the classroom on the rule of these words. The test will always be on Thursday of each week. It will be a dictation test.

 

piece, peace, hear, here, break, brake, flour, flower, board, bored, knight, night, whole, hole, ate, eight, forth, fourth, capital, capitol

 

MATH – TIME, telling time to the nearest minute on a digital and analog clock. Time Skill Check on Thursday. Begin elapsed time on Thursday (how much time has passed?)Timed FACT FLUENCY test will be every Thursday! (0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10)

 

READ ALOUDSSarah, Plain and Tall, Amos and Boris, “The Long Voyage Home”, “Cold Winter Day”, nonfiction books and articles about the sea and The Titanic

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

COMING EVENTS

October 14 – Report Cards come home                           November 2 – Zoo Field Trip

November 3 – Student Holiday

November 23 – 27 Thanksgiving Break (I can’t believe it is already time to put this on here!)

_______________________________________________________________________________________

WANT ADS

                                                          

Boxtops, Campbell’s Soup Labels, Tyson Tags              TREASURES FOR OUR TREASURE BOX

 

 



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 10/5/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Happy Birthday to :

2 - Olivia

17 - Zach

HEADLINES

This week in the news:

Pick of the Patch PUMPKINS on sale all this week for $1 each!

YEARBOOKS ON SALE! Cost is $35, and deadline to order is November 16.

READING –UNIT 2 Non-fiction text features, FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE, fact and opinion, main idea and details, sequence, author’s purpose, compare and contrast, cite evidence. Cold Read Comprehension Test every TUESDAY.

ENGLISH – Adverbs and continue to review nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, and subject verb agreement. Adjective Skill Check on Thursday! We will continueBe a Writer, but will also conduct research and write informative papers on a sea animal.

MATH – Continue Multiplication and Division Strategies! Timed test will be every Thursday! (facts are 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10, first test with these next THURSDAY) We will finish up Multiplication and Division and Word Problems and start TIME next week. Multiplication and Division Word Problem Assessment will be on Tuesday 10/6.

READ ALOUDSTitanic: The Disaster that Rocked the World, Amos and Boris, nonfiction books and articles about the sea and The Titanic

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

COMING EVENTS

October 7 – End of 1st 9 weeks                                          October 8 – Make Up Pictures

October 12 – School Holiday                                             October 14 – Report Cards come home

Zoo Field Trip – November 2

_______________________________________________________________________________________

WANT ADS

                                                          

Candy and Gum for treat jar

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

CLASSIFIEDS

Please check those folders every day and study any notes that were given! Don’t forget PE on Wednesday, wear tennis shoes. ______________________________________________________________________________________________

HOMEWORK (due Friday)

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

READING LOGS

Your parent will need to sign and date 2 sessions of 15 minutes each that you read during the week, rewards will be given for those completing this!

Date

Title of Book

Page Numbers

# of Minutes Read (must be at least 15 each time)

Parent Signature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOCABULARY WORDS – These words are for the entire Unit. They will be assessed 2nd nine weeks, some words will be added during Unit 3. Students will be asked to pick 10 of the words and compose a sentence using the word in correct context. The words were picked from our Mentor text that we are reading in Units 2 and 3.

 

puncture, rare, luxurious, navigate, voyage, possessions, collision, ancient, mist, eerie, jolted, solitary, somber

 

Write a sentence with each word. Look the word up in the dictionary if you have forgotten it’s meaning.

 

luxurious - _________________________________________________________________

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

navigate - ___________________________________________________________________

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

voyage - ________________________________________________________________

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the classroom on the rule of these words. The test will always be on Thursday of each week. It will be a dictation test.

 

their, they’re, there, to, too, two, where, wear, your, you’re, right, write, dear, deer, meet, meat, through, threw, principle, principal

 

On Wednesday night, have a parent call out the words to you as a practice on another sheet of paper. Choose one pair of homophones and write two sentences showing the know the meaning of each. Example: write one sentence using “there”, and write one using “they’re”.

 

1.________________________________________________________________________

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

2. ________________________________________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________________



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 9/28/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

HEADLINES

This week in the news:

YEARBOOKS GO ON SALE THIS WEEK! Look for info in your child’s folder. Cost is $35, and deadline to order is November 16.

READING –UNIT 2 Non-fiction text features, fact and opinion, main idea and details, sequence, author’s purpose, compare and contrast, cite evidence. Cold Read Comprehension Test every TUESDAY.

ENGLISH – Adjectives and continue to review nouns, verbs, pronouns, and subject verb agreement. Adjective Skill Check on Thursday! We will continueBe a Writer, but will also conduct research and write informative papers on a sea animal.

MATH – Continue Multiplication and Division Strategies! Timed test will be every Thursday! (facts are 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10, we will add 3 and 6 facts week of October 12) We will teach multiplication and division as equal groups, with arrays, area models, through picture stories, and with repeated addition and subtraction. Multiplication skills quiz this week! Multiplication and Division Word Problem Assessment will be on Tuesday 10/6.

READ ALOUDS –“Summer of the Shark”, “The Long Swim”, “The Comeback Humpbacks”, The Journey of the Humpback Whale, Amos and Boris, nonfiction books about the sea

VOCABULARY WORDS – These words are for the entire Unit. They will be assessed the before the end October. During that week, students will be asked to pick 10 of the words and compose a sentence using the word in correct context. The words were picked from our Mentor text that we are reading in this unit.

 

puncture, rare, luxurious, navigate, voyage, possessions, collision, ancient, mist, eerie, jolted, solitary, somber

 

 

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the classroom on the rule of these words. The test will always be on Thursday of each week. It will be a dictation test.

 

accept, calendar, because, friend, said, thought, family, people, another, think, favorite, finally, sometimes, different, something

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

COMING EVENTS

October 7 – End of 1st 9 weeks                                          October 8 – Make Up Pictures

October 12 – School Holiday                                             October 14 – Report Cards come home

_______________________________________________________________________________________

WANT ADS

SNACKS TO SHARE                                       

Boxtops, Campbell’s Soup Labels, Tyson Tags              Candy and Gum for treat jar

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

CLASSIFIEDS

Please check those folders every day and study any notes that were given! Don’t forget PE on Wednesday, wear tennis shoes.



weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 9/19/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

September 21-25

HEADLINES

This week in the news:

READING – This week we begin UNIT 2 (my personal favorite unit). Non-fiction text features, fact and opinion, main idea and details, sequence, author’s purpose. Cold Read Comprehension Test every TUESDAY.

 

ENGLISH – Adjectives and continue to review nouns, verbs, pronouns, and subject verb agreement. We will continue Be a Writer, but will also conduct research and write informative papers on a sea animal.

 

MATH – Continue Multiplication and Division Strategies! Timed test will be every Thursday! (facts are 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10). We will teach multiplication and division as equal groups, with arrays, area models, through picture stories, and with repeated addition and subtraction. Multiplication skills quiz this week! Multiplication Assessment will be on Thursday 9/24.

 

READ ALOUDSShark Attack, The Cod’s Tail, nonfiction books about sea animal and the sea

 

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

COMING EVENTS

October 7 – End of 1st 9 weeks                                          October 8 – Make Up Pictures

October 12 – School Holiday                                               October 14 – Report Cards come home

_______________________________________________________________________________________

WANT ADS

SNACKS TO SHARE                                       

Boxtops, Campbell’s Soup Labels, Tyson Tags              Candy and Gum for treat jar

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

CLASSIFIEDS

Please check those folders every day and study any notes that were given! Don’t forget PE on Wednesday, wear tennis shoes. ______________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Unit 2 Vocabulary - puncture, rare, luxurious, navigate, voyage, possessions, collision, ancient, mist, eerie, jolted, solitary, somber  

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the classroom on the rule of these words. The test will always be on Thursday of each week. It will be a dictation test.

 

fingernail, windshield, underground, jellyfish, heartbeat, starfish, seaweed, watermelon, sunrise, seashell, footprint, homemade, slowpoke, moonlight, firework

 

 

 

 



weekly newsletter
Due Date: 9/14/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Happy Birthday to :

7 - Bryan

15 - Mrs. Arton

September 14-18

HEADLINES

This week in the news:

READING – literal and inferential questions about characters, setting, and plot, continue character traits, central message, citing evidence, theme, compare and contrast themes, stories and characters. Cold Read Comprehension Test every TUESDAY. Vocabulary sentences will be graded this week.

 

ENGLISH – Pronouns and continue to review nouns, verbs, and subject verb agreement. Be a Writer Unit 1, writing narratives (this will be graded this week). PRONOUN SKILL CHECK ON WEDNESDAY.

 

MATH – MULTIPLICATION! Timed test will be every Thursday! (facts are 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10). We will teach multiplication as equal groups, with arrays, through picture stories, and with repeated addition. Multiplication skills quiz this week! Big Multiplication Assessment will be on Thursday 9/24.

 

READ ALOUDS – “The Coming of the Salmom”, “The Legend of the Lost Salmon”, The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush, Cheyenne Again, many different legends

VOCABULARY WORDS – These words are for the entire Unit. They will be assessed the week of September 14. During that week, students will be asked to pick 10 of the words and compose a sentence using the word in correct context. The words were picked from our Mentor text that we are reading in this unit.

 

disguise, banister, insist, astonished, bewildered, surrounded, homesick, ashamed, spare, quiver, vanish, fastened, peered, velvet

 

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the classroom on the rule of these words. The test will always be on Thursday of each week. It will be a dictation test.

 

field, shield, wield, yield, brief, chief, grief, belief, relief, mischief, niece, piece, fierce, cashier, believe



weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 9/8/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Happy Birthday to:

7 - Bryan

15 - Mrs. Arton

September 8 - 11

 

Desoto County School District is pleased to make it possible for parents to access their child’s academic progress and attendance through the Internet. Desoto County School District believes this kind of access will improve parent and teacher communication as well as student responsibility. Parents may view schedules, progress reports, report cards, attendance, and grade book.  You will be able review your child’s grades and attendance from any computer that has internet accessibility. 

 

To sign up for Parent Portal access we will need to verify that you are the parent or guardian of the child in question.  To do this we will need the several pieces of information:

 

  • Student Name
  • Student Teacher
  • A copy of a valid photo ID returned with the completed Parental Use and Responsibility Acknowledgement Form  

 

Once the completed form and copy of photo ID is returned, we will send your login information to you.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office at (662)429-9117.

 

This week in the news:

 

 

READING – trickster tales, and trickster traits, character traits, central message, citing evidence, inferences, main idea and details, comparing and contrasting characters. Cold Read Comprehension Test next TUESDAY.  

ENGLISH – Pronouns and continue to review nouns, verbs, and subject verb agreement. Be a Writer Unit 1, writing narratives (this will be graded in the next few weeks).  

MATH – MULTIPLICATION begins this week! Our first timed test will be this Friday! We will teach multiplication as equal groups, with arrays, through picture stories, and with repeated addition.  

READ ALOUDSStrega Nona, Love and Roast Chicken, Tops and Bottoms, Iktomi and the Ducks, many different trickster passages such as “Rabbit Races With Turtle 

 

VOCABULARY WORDS – These words are for the entire Unit. They will be assessed the week of September 14. During that week, students will be asked to pick 10 of the words and compose a sentence using the word in correct context. The words were picked from our Mentor text that we are reading in this unit.  

 

disguise, banister, insist, astonished, bewildered, surrounded, homesick, ashamed, spare, quiver, vanish, fastened, peered, velvet   

 

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the classroom on the rule of these words. The test will always be on Thursday of each week. It will be a dictation test. 

 

 

radios, videos, heroes, dominoes, kilos, pianos, tomatoes, potatoes, torpedoes, echoes, vetoes, tornados, zeros, mosquitoes, kangaroos

 

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COMING EVENTS

School Pictures – September 17

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WANT ADS

colored copy paper, graph paper                                        snacks to share                           

Boxtops, Campbell’s Soup Labels, Tyson Tags                      candy and gum   

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CLASSIFIEDS

Please check those folders every day and study any notes that were given! Don’t forget PE on Wednesday, wear tennis shoes.



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 8/29/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Happy Birthday to:

7 - Bryan

15 - Mrs. Arton

August 31-September 4

 

Desoto County School District is pleased to make it possible for parents to access their child’s academic progress and attendance through the Internet. Desoto County School District believes this kind of access will improve parent and teacher communication as well as student responsibility. Parents may view schedules, progress reports, report cards, attendance, and grade book.  You will be able review your child’s grades and attendance from any computer that has internet accessibility. 

 

To sign up for Parent Portal access we will need to verify that you are the parent or guardian of the child in question.  To do this we will need the several pieces of information:

 

  • Student Name
  • Student Teacher
  • A copy of a valid photo ID returned with the completed Parental Use and Responsibility Acknowledgement Form

 

 

 

Once the completed form and copy of photo ID is returned, we will send your login information to you.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office at (662)429-9117.

 

This week in the news:

READING – character traits (compare characters from 2 different sotries), central message, citing evidence, inferences, main idea and details. Cold Read Comprehension Test on Friday.

ENGLISH – Subject Verb Agreement, review nouns and verbs. Be a Writer Unit 1, writing narratives (this will be graded in the next few weeks.  

MATH – adding and subtracting with and without regrouping using word problems, types of graphs, review rounding, graphing skills practice this week. MATH ASSESSMENT this week! MULTIPLICATION begins next week! 

READ ALOUDSThe Song and Dance Man, Through Grandpa’s Eyes, Tope and Bottoms, Grandfather’s Journey, Knots on a Counting Rope 

 

 

VOCABULARY WORDS – These words are for the entire Unit. They will be assessed the week of September 14. During that week, students will be asked to pick 10 of the words and compose a sentence using the word in correct context. The words were picked from our Mentor text that we are reading in this unit.  

 

disguise, banister, insist, astonished, bewildered, surrounded, homesick, ashamed, spare, quiver, vanish, fastened, peered, velvet  

 

 

 

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the classroom on the rule of these words. The test will always be on Thursday of each week. It will be a dictation test. 

 

knives, loaves, leaves, calves, wives, wolves, thieves, shelves, scarves, hooves, gulfs, reefs, beliefs, chiefs, proofs

 

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COMING EVENTS

Fundraiser Due – August 31                                                   Book Orders Due – September 4      

Labor Day Holiday – September 7                                          School Pictures – September 17

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WANT ADS

colored copy paper, graph paper                                    

Boxtops, Campbell’s Soup Labels, Tyson Tags     

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

CLASSIFIEDS

Please check those folders every day and study any notes that were given! Don’t forget PE on Wednesday, wear tennis shoes.



weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 8/24/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

HEADLINES

Desoto County School District is pleased to make it possible for parents to access their child’s academic progress and attendance through the Internet. Desoto County School District believes this kind of access will improve parent and teacher communication as well as student responsibility. Parents may view schedules, progress reports, report cards, attendance, and grade book.  You will be able review your child’s grades and attendance from any computer that has internet accessibility. 

To sign up online or request a new Parent Portal access letter be sent to you: We will need to verify that you are the parent or guardian of the child in question.  To do this we will need the several pieces of information:

  • Student Name
  • Student Teacher
  • A copy of a valid photo ID returned with the letter

Once the completed letter and copy of photo ID is returned we will send your login information to you.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office at (662)429-9117.

This week in the news:

READING – predicting, questioning about what you’ve read, inferences (read between the lines) character traits and character analysis using text evidence. Cold Read Comprehension Test on Friday.  

ENGLISH – Nouns, verbs, and pronouns, free writing, writing summaries, and responding to literature, Be A Writer program Unit 1, Verb Skill Check will be Thursday. 

MATH – adding and subtracting with and without regrouping using word problems, types of graphs, the test this week will also have rounding questions, so we will review that as well. MATH ASSESSMENT on Friday! MULTIPLICATION begins on August 31! 

READ ALOUDSThe Rough Faced Girl, Aunt Flossie’s Hats and Crab Cakes Later, Chrysanthemum, More About Verbs, The Memory String, Grandfather’s Journey, Knots on a Counting Rope

 

 

VOCABULARY WORDS – These words are for the entire Unit. They will be assessed the week of September 14. During that week, students will be asked to pick 10 of the words and compose a sentence using the word in correct context. The words were picked from our Mentor text that we are reading in this unit.

 

 

 

disguise, banister, insist, astonished, bewildered, surrounded, homesick, ashamed, spare, quiver, vanish, fastened, peered, velvet

 

 

SPELLING WORDS – We will spend time in the classroom on the rule of these words. The test will always be on Thursday of each week. It will be a dictation test, calling out the words on this list as well as some additional words that follow the rule.

 

 

 

blueberries, buddies, countries, toys, donkeys, butterflies, stories, highways, libraries, groceries, candies, puppies, valleys, delays, supplies

 

 

 

 

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COMING EVENTS

Zaxby’s Night – August 27 4-8 PM                                         PTA Meeting – August 27 6 PM

Fundraiser Due – August 31                                                   Book Orders Due – September 4      

Labor Day Holiday – September 7                                          School Pictures – September 17

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WANT ADS

colored copy paper, graph paper                                             

Boxtops, Campbell’s Soup Labels, Tyson Tags 

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

CLASSIFIEDS

Please check those folders every day and study any notes that were given! Don’t forget PE on Wednesday, wear tennis shoes.



weekly newsletter
Due Date: 8/18/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

HEADLINES

This week in the news:

Thank you also for the sweet “happies” and things off my wish list. You guys are great! I am so proud of the behavior the last week. These kids are gems!

 

READING – character analysis, syllables, predicting, and summarizing, different genres of books, what makes a “real reader”? Our first Cold Read Comprehension Test will be given on Friday, August 21.

 

ENGLISH – Nouns, verbs, and pronouns, free writing, writing summaries, and responding to literature, Be A Writer program! The kids love this!! Noun Skill Check will be Tuesday, August 18.

 

MATH – addition properties, comparing numbers, rounding, adding and subtracting with and without regrouping, graphing. Adding and Subtracting Quiz this week. We will not be ready on Tuesday as planned. MULTIPLICATION begins on August 31!

 

SCIENCE & SOCIAL STUDIES – classroom communities

 

READ ALOUDS – The Rough Faced Girl, A Bad Case of Stripes, The Stories Julian Tells, Verb Book

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COMING EVENTS

Parent Literacy Night – August 17 from 6:30-7:30                Book Orders Due – September 4       

Labor Day Holiday – September 7

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WANT ADS

Swiffer duster refills, snacks to share, colored copy paper, graph paper                                    

Boxtops, Campbell’s Soup Labels, Tyson Tags 

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CLASSIFIEDS

Please check those folders every day and study any notes that were given! Don’t forget PE on Wednesday, wear tennis shoes



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 8/10/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

This week in the news:

We had a great first 3 days!! We are getting to know each other and classroom procedures, and we are all doing very well. Thank you for sharing your baby with me. Thank you also for the sweet “happies” and things off my wish list.

 

READING – character analysis, syllables, predicting, and summarizing. Our first Cold Read Comprehension Test will be given on Friday, August 21.

 

ENGLISH – Nouns, verbs, and pronouns, free writing, writing summaries, and responding to literature. Noun Skill Check will be Tuesday, August 18.

 

MATH – addition properties, comparing numbers, rounding, adding and subtracting with and without regrouping. Rounding Quiz on Friday, August 14. Adding and Subtracting Quiz on Tuesday, August 18. MULTIPLICATION begins on August 31!

 

SCIENCE & SOCIAL STUDIES – classroom communities

 

READ ALOUDS – Rainbow Fish, My Mouth is a Volcano, The Worst Day of My Life Ever, Bad Case of Stripes, Merry-Go-Round: A Book About Nouns

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COMING EVENTS

Parent Literacy Night – August 17 from 6:30-7:30                

Labor Day Holiday – September 7

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WANT ADS

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Bandaids                                                                                             Boxtops, Campbell’s Soup Labels, Tyson Tags

Treasures for our Treasure Box                                                  Individually wrapped candy and gum

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CLASSIFIEDS

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Please check those folders every day and study any notes that were given! Tuesday folders will be sent each week.

Don’t forget PE is every Wednesday, wear tennis shoes please.

HOMEWORK PACKETS are attached to this newsletter each week! They will be sent on Monday and due back on Friday!