Newsletter for the week of Jan. 17-20





January 17, 2017


Dear Third Grade Parents and Students,

Classroom Help: I am looking for some help in the classroom with the Native American project.  It is nice to have another adult(s) in the room to help with researching and editing with the kids.  Here are some dates and times that we will be working on the project:


            Thursday, January 19th from 1:30-2:05

            Tuesday, January 24th from 9:30-10:10

            Wednesday, January 25th from 10:40-11:20- Jessy B.

            Thursday, January 26th from 1:30-2:05

            Thursday, February 2nd from 1:30-2:05

            Tuesday, February 7th from 9:30-10:10

            Wednesday. February 8th from 10:40-11:20-Jessy B.

Tuesday, February 14th from 9:30-10:10


So far I have only had one volunteer so please let me know if you are available to help.


Enrollment News: Score a Free Dress Pass and Doughnut Party!  Re-enrollment for the 2017/18 school year goes out Monday, January 16th.  Students who are re-enrolled by Friday, January 20th through the online form will receive a free dress pass.  The class who re-enrolls all its students first receives a morning Doughnut party.



Math: We take our 2s test today. We also learn our 3s facts this week. If your child doesn’t pass a fact test make sure you keep reviewing it with him or her so that he or she gets it the next time. Please remember to check the neon green multiplication and division assessment sheet taped into the front of your child’s planner. Our make-up day is on Thursdays during morning recess.

We continue in chapter 10 on fractions. This week we learn about fractions on a number line.


Reading:  We Read Thomas Edison and talk about the important traits of an inventor. Our target skill this week is identifying the main idea and details.


Religion:   We discuss the Seven Sacraments.


Social Studies: Students have been studying the ideas and practices behind Pacific Northwest Native American animal (Totem) artwork.   Each student chose an animal to draw. They focus on adding symmetry to their work and filling up empty spaces with traditional shapes.


Science:  Students collect data on which aspects of the crabitats were favorable.  They record their findings in a log and redesign based on this information.  Last week we found the crabs liked moss and fruit.


Language Arts: Student finish taking notes on their tribes shelter and begin drafting their first paragraph. We focus on writing catchy topic and ending sentences.


Spelling: Spelling homework is due on Thursday and the test will be on Friday. The pattern this week is vowel + /r/ sound in nurse.


nurse                        work              shirt              hurt               first                word

serve             curly             dirt                third              worry                       turn

stir                 firm


Challenge word: perfect



This week’s star: Saeyoung

Next week: Walter


Have a great week!!





Erin Meland


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