Welcome to 3rd grade and Room 5 for the 2013-14 School Year
Week of Nov. 18th.
Thank you to all who sent in spaghetti and sauce. Please remember to send in $3.00 (bills only) for Christmas gifts for our many school helpers. Our first shoebox for the homeless people arrived last week! Thank you in advance for being generous and packing those boxes full with the many items we take for granted.
Religion - We will begin working on the Christmas play. We will write prayers of Thanksgiving.
Math- reading and plotting points on coordinate grids. Ch. 5 test on Tuesday.
Reading -genre-informational article about wild turkeys; fiction story-"The Trouble With Turkeys." Many reading skills will be reviewed with related materials. Please try to read daily with your child. Many children need practice reading fluently, and one can only become a better reader by doing it consistently.
Language -introduction to action verbs. We will be learning about the First Thanksgiving through videos, slideshows, and virtual field trips to Plimoth Plantation.
Handwriting - f
Spelling Unit 13-vowel sound as in joy. Unit 13 A-B-C order and eight sentences due Thursday; test on Friday.
Social Studies -Test on Ch.3, Lesson 1 on Wednesday. There are too many concepts in this chapter to cover in one test. This test will cover only map skills. Please use the link above to access the comprehensive study sheet.
Room 5 Specials: Monday-Library; Tuesday-Music; Wednesday-Computers; Thursday-P.E.; Friday-Art
Please remember that the classrooms are totally nut-free. This means your child may not eat a snack containing any nuts. They may not eat a snack that was made in a factory that also processes nut products, so you will need to read labels carefully. All birthday treats must be labeled as nut-free, or I will not be able to allow them to be passed out. Please help us keep all of our children safe and healthy.
We have been having drills at school to practice what we would do during different types of emergencies. The third graders seem to be handling it very well. I tell them that we probably will never have a real emergency, but being prepared makes you smarter and less fearful because you know what to do. Being positive and low-key about it all seems to work best with this age group.
Have a wonderful week!