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Monday, December 17, 2018

December 17-21

"May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope; 
The spirit of Christmas which is peace; 
The heart of Christmas which is love."

Happy Holidays to my wonderful third grade families! I hope you have a fantastic vacation filled with fun and love! :)

Monday, December 10, 2018

December 10-14


"How did it get so late so soon?
It's night before it's afternoon.
December is here before it's June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?"
~Dr. Seuss


We began the week with the 5th grade Band and Chorus Concert. It was such a lovely morning and we enjoyed the music immensely. I hope to see my third graders performing one day. :)

We will continue with Unit 4 in math this week. Please see your child's Home Link for our daily Learning Objective. Students will have a Home Link each night for homework. 

Students have three more spelling assignments due before the test on Thursday, the 13th. This will be our last spelling test of the year. :) Students will get their next pretest when we return to school in January. 

We will finish our Native American and Biome Units over the next two weeks. We will begin our Simple Machine Unit after vacation. 

Ms. Clifford, our Guidance Counselor, will join our class on Wednesday morning for a lesson on the Zones of Regulation. Please ask your child what he or she learned from this important instruction. 

Please return After School Activities forms for students interested in participating in this fun program. 

Have a spectacular week! :)


Monday, December 3, 2018

December 3-7

"December's wintery breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane, obscuring summer's memory..."

We began the week by reading a folktale and discussing the moral of the story. Students have been exposed to various folktales throughout the last week. They will be comparing and contrasting them for a writing activity tomorrow. 

We will review for the Unit 3 math test this afternoon. The review packet will go home for students to study tonight. The assessment will be given tomorrow. We will begin Unit 4 on Wednesday. Please look for the daily Learning Objective on each Home Link.

Students will have their Lesson 8 spelling test tomorrow. Their last homework is due tomorrow. Please look for a new spelling pretest and list to go home on Thursday.

*Early Release on Wednesday!*

Have a fantastic week! :) 

Monday, November 26, 2018

November 26-30

"November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.

With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring."


We began the week with poetry, a writing prompt and reading comprehension questions. Students worked hard to produce quality written responses. We will finish our work with Bat Loves the Night tomorrow. 

Students will take the Lesson 8 spelling pretest tomorrow morning. Please expect homework each night this week. The test will be given on the following Tuesday, December 4th. 

We will finish Unit 3 in math this week. Please see your child's Home Link each night for our daily Learning Objective. We will review for the test on Friday. The assessment will be given on Monday, the 3rd. We will begin Unit 4 the following day. 

We will study the Native Americans of the Plains this week. Students will continue to recognize how the lives of the People were affected by the land, climate and ecosystem that they lived in.   

We will see a TIGER program on Wednesday afternoon. This assembly for third and fourth graders will focus on building a kind community.

Have a wonderful week! :) 

Monday, November 19, 2018

November 19th & 20th

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

November 13-16


"November comes
      And November goes,
      With the last red berries
      And the first white snows.
With night coming early,
      And dawn coming late,
      And ice in the bucket
      And frost by the gate.
The fires burn
      And the kettles sing,
      And earth sinks to rest
      Until next spring."


We began our week with a writing prompt and reading activity. Students read and analyzed text. They used evidence from the story to support their written answers. I'm very proud of how far students have come in regard to responding to literature using text evidence.  

Students took the spelling pretest for Unit 6 on Tuesday. They will have a spelling assignment due each day this week. The test will be given next Tuesday, November 20th. 

We will continue with Unit 3 in math this week. Please see your child's Home Link each night for our daily Learning Objective. 

We will discuss the characteristics of carnivores, herbivores and omnivores this week as well as their role in the ecosystem. We will continue to study producers, consumers and decomposers too. Students will learn more about the Native Americans who lived in each region of the United States and how the climate and environment affected their existence. 

Have a lovely week! :)

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

November 5-9

"November is chill, frosted mornings with a silver sun rising behind the trees, red cardinals at the feeders, and squirrels running scallops along the tops of the gray stone walls."

No school on Tuesday due to parent conferences and voting. Students will have their Lesson 5 spelling test on Wednesday. Look for new words to go home on Thursday.

We will continue with Unit 3 in math this week. Students will have homework on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Please look for the daily Learning Objective on each Home Link.

Report cards went home on Friday. Please be sure to sign and return the gold envelope at your earliest convenience. You do not need to return the report card.

School will be closed on Monday in honor of Veteran's Day.

Have a great week! :)