Weekly News ~ October 31

 

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Dear Families,

We had a terrific time at the Third Grade Folk Festival. I hope you all were able to see your child’s portrait on Seesaw. Thank you so much to all the volunteers who donated food and supplies. A big thanks goes to Mrs. Pederson for supervising the dance floor and taking pictures, and Mrs. Echeverria for coordinating efforts. I couldn’t do it without you!

What we’re learning this week:

  • Writing-  Informational writing
  • Grammar: Vocabulary
  • Reading– Nonfiction, text features & evidence
  • Math– Properties of multiplication (associative, commutative, distributive), 0-5 facts
  • Social Studies– Paul Revere poster presentations and quiz, mountain ranges
  • Science– Fossils
  • Read Aloud– Sarah, Plain and Tall

Many of you asked for cursive handwriting homework, so it is now being included in the work packet.

Our AR queen and king are Lauren and Aaron! Congratulations. They’ve chosen donut rewards for everyone who met the AR goal for the first 9 weeks.

Have a fun week! Encourage your children to stay away from the candy before school starts. Believe me when I say that candy can be the root of many problems the days after Halloween. 🙂

Fondly,

Mrs. Pennington

P.S. If you need a fun fall excursion that fits in quite nicely to the third grade curriculum, consider a visit to Brasstown Bald, Georgia’s highest mountain peak. It’s spectacular this time of the year and a fabulous family outing!

 

 

Weekly News ~ October 24

Dear Families,

It was great to meet with you during conference week! We’re going to get back on our normal schedule this week, and then end the week with our fun folktales festival! We can’t wait to see the costumes! Remember to send in the mini-sized pumpkin by Friday. Your child will decorate it and bring it home.

We’re back to the HRJ, spelling and weekly homework packet this week. I’ve added some cursive handwriting practice. The packet and HRJ are due always on Friday.

What we’re learning this week:

  • Writing-  Informational writing
  • Grammar: Verbs tenses
  • Reading– Nonfiction, text features & evidence
  • Math– Properties of multiplication (associative, commutative, distributive)
  • Social Studies– Paul Revere poster presentations
  • Science– Fossils

Accelerated Reader – We’re going to have set an expectation of at least 2 AR book quizzes a week for the children. This can be adjusted for the students who are reading longer chapter books. Since nonfiction reading is greatly emphasized, we’ll keep a tub of interesting books in the room to encourage children. The children can take quizzes before school starts, during independent reading time, and anytime normal tasks are completed. 🙂

Have a great week!

Fondly,

Mrs. Pennington

 

Weekly News ~ October 17

Dear Families,

I’m looking forward to meeting with you during conference week! School will dismiss two hours early each day.

This is what we’re learning this week:

  • Writing-  Imaginative narrative writing and nonfiction nocturnal animal report
  • Grammar: Verbs, helping and linking
  • Reading– Nonfiction, text features, text evidence
  • Math– Properties of multiplication
  • Social Studies– Paul Revere team poster projects

I’ll post pictures of the team projects on SeeSaw. If you have any questions about SeeSaw, I’ll talk with you at conferences.

Happy birthday, Edward!

Have a great weekend! Those Georgia mountain apples are just waiting to be picked!

Fondly,

Kim Pennington

 

Weekly News ~ October 10

Image result for fall apple farm kids Dear Families,

I hope you enjoyed our lovely Fall weekend! Let’s hope for many more!

We have many exciting things coming up. Donuts for Dads will be this Friday morning. Our 3rd Grade Folktale Festival is Friday, October 28th. The children are to dress up as as a fable, folk tale, fairy tale, traditional or tall tail character. More information will be coming home about this.

The Student Council nominees are Ashley, Ana, Lauren, Graci, P.J., Javon, James and Frazer. The competition is terrific, and I anticipate a couple of runoff votes.

Conference week begins October 17. Students will be dismissed at 12:20. If you have not confirmed your conference date and time, please do so as soon as possible.

This is what we’re learning this week:

  • Writing-  Narrative writing
  • Spelling – sort-19-pt-2
  • Grammar: Verbs
  • Reading– Nonfiction, text features, cause and effect
  • Math– Properties of multiplication
  • Social Studies– Paul Revere

HRJ – hrj-oct-14-2016

http://mrnussbaum.com/paul-revere-biography-for-kids/

Fondly,

Mrs. Pennington