Weekly Newsletter ~ November 30

tumblr_lw9vjaObwi1r7zaoqo1_500Dear Families,

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break and are ready to begin the most festive season of the school year! Thank you so much for your Thanksgiving gift! The flowers were beautiful, and the shakers will decorate my table for years to come!

We’re getting excited for the third grade PTA concert performance this Thursday! Please drop your students off in the classroom at 5:55. The PTA meeting will begin at 6:00.

  • Writing – Informational writing
  • Reading – Read aloud The Tale of Despereaux, summarizing & point of view
  • Language Arts – Pronoun/antecedent agreement
  • Math – Multiplication math facts, 2- step problem solving
  • Science – The properties of soil
  • Social Studies – Frederick Douglass team posters presentations

Homework –   HRJ November 30, 2015

Have a good week!

Mrs. Pennington

Weekly Newsletter ~ November 16

Dear Families,

The last week before Thanksgiving is upon us already! It’s such an exciting time of the year in third grade! The children had so much fun with the Science Guy and Ninja Quest last week, and we’ll work on special Thanksgiving fun this week. We’re on “egg watch” at the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam, so you may want to check in periodically over the break. Also, thetoymaker.com has lots of free, fun projects to do if your child gets antsy.

Here’s what we’re working on this week:

  • Writing – Informational writing
  • Reading – Read aloud The Tale of Despereaux, comprehension
  • Language Arts – Review, NO spelling
  • Math – Multiplication math facts
  • Science – Soil
  • Social Studies – Frederick Douglass team posters

Homework : Thanksgiving HW

Important dates to remember…

  • Relay for Life Penny Wars – Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • Tuesday – Kincaid Night at Zaxby’s
  • Thursday – 5th grade Heritage Day and Celebration
  • Friday – Cougar Pride Day, Foundation Jersey Day

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break. I hope you have lots of rest, fun and special family times!

fondly, Mrs. Pennington

 

Weekly Newsletter ~ November 9

Dear Parents,

Here’s what we’re working on this week:

  • Writing – Informational writing
  • Reading – Literal and non-literal language, new read aloud The Tale of Despereaux
  • Grammar and Spelling – Subject/verb agreement
  • Math – Distributive property
  • Science – Weathering and erosion
  • Social Studies – Frederick Douglass

Homework : HRJ November 9, 2015

We are completely out of extra class snack, so greatly appreciate your donations!

Break out the sweaters, and have a good week!

Mrs. Pennington

 

 

Weekly Newsletter ~ November 2

 

Dear Families,

We had a terrific time at the Folktale Festival on Friday! Thanks so much for all you did to make it a fun day for the kids! Special thanks go to our room mother, Mrs. Wallace, for organizing and then bagging grapes into the wee hours! Thanks also to Mrs. Barnett, Ms. Hakim, Mrs. Harding, and Mrs. Marbutt for grapes and beads and drinks! I’ll get the pics up as soon as I can this week.

Here’s our learning plan this week:

  • Writing – Kicking off informational writing
  • Reading – Literal and non-literal language
  • Grammar and Spelling – Helping verbs, linking verbs
  • Math – Area, multiplication facts
  • Science – Weathering and erosion related to mountains and rivers

Have a great week!

Mrs. Pennington

candy hoeworkThis is an example of the HRJ writing assignment. Have fun!