Rutherford's Rising Stars

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I hope that everyone had a fun and healthy Winter Break!

There are two important pieces of information coming home today in your child’s Monday folder…


*We’re visiting the Georgia State Capitol building on March 29th. Please sign / return the field trip forms along with the $9 fee.

*The pre-printed registration forms for the 2018-2019 school year are to be reviewed (make corrections if needed) and signed. The form, envelope, and stamps are due back to me on March 2nd. The envelope will be used to mail home your child’s report card over the summer (DO NOT seal the envelope). If your child isn’t returning, please write NOT RETURNING across the top and return.

Reminder: If you haven’t turned in your Six Flags reading log, please turn it in on Tuesday.

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News for the Week of 2/12/18


Parents, please emphasize to your child the importance of doing their best at all times and take pride in their work. I have every confidence that the students will meet and exceed the expectations set for them.

Math: Measuring to a 1/2 inch and 1/4 inch, making line plots using fractions, continue to learn and practice multiplication facts.
English Language Arts / Grammar: Mentor Sentences – Adjectives, Comparative & Superlatives adjectives; adverbs
Reader’s Workshop: Literal and non-literal language
Writing: Opinion Writing continues
Social Studies: The 13 Colonies (British Colonial America)

**Please sign/return progress reports**
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Wednesday: Valentine’s Day card exchange & Picture Day

Friday: Six Flags Reading Log DUE!!

No School- Winter Break is next week 2/19-2/23

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February Is Here!


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Spring Picture Day will be on February 14th. Yes, it is on Valentine’s Day!!

See the source imageOn that day, we will do our Valentine exchange at the end of the day (this isn’t a party). We have 13 friends (2 peanut allergies). In case you need to know, we have 7 girls and 6 boys. Your child doesn’t need to write names on the cards; they can just write their name on each card/treat, so everyone knows who it is from. This will help to cut down on chaos at the end of the day.

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Yay, we’re back in school!!


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Wow, can you believe the crazy week we had last week? I’m so glad to be back at school and on schedule! We worked very hard today trying to catch up on a few lessons from last week, while still trying to learn new things.

Here’s our focus this week:

Math: Fractions. Finding equivalent fractions and explaining why they are equivalent, comparing fractions and expressing whole numbers as fractions.
Science: Habitats and Organisms: We will be exploring the habitats of Georgia and the organisms that live in them.
Social Studies: None at this time.
Language Arts: Reading~ compare/ Contrast books from the same author, asking and answering questions that are explicitly stated and writing summaries. Guided Reading: informational texts.
Writing: Opinion Writing. The students will write opinion pieces giving their point of view and reasons

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Six Flags Read to Succeed 360 minutes log: Due February 16th. Your child will earn a FREE ticket to Six Flags for completing 360 minutes / 6 hours of reading and turning in the log. Your child should be reading 20 minutes every night. Please support me (and your child) with trying to reach his/her reading goals. 




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3rd Quarter Learning…


See the source imageHere’s what we’ll be learning about for the next few weeks:

Math: We will begin our unit on FRACTIONS. MGSE3.G.2 Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole. MGSE3.NF.1 and 2 Decompose fractions. Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram.

**Continue to practice and memorize your multiplication and division facts to 9. We will continue to take quizzes each week on our facts and they will be timed.

Writing: ELAGSE3W1- Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

Language Arts: ELACC3L2.c.- Uses commas and quotation marks in dialogue

Reading: ELAGSE3RL9 and 7- Compare and contrast themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters. Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in the text.

**Reading Log for the month of January will be the Six Flags Read to Succeed 360 minutes log. It will be due February 16th. Your child will earn a FREE ticket to Six Flags for completing 360 minutes / 6 hours of reading and turning in the log.

Science/SS: S3L1- Obtain, evaluate, communicate, and ask questions to differentiate between plants, animals, and habitats found within Georgia’s geographic regions. Identifyand explain animal adaptations.

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Report Cards & In School Trip


See the source imageReport Cards will go home on Friday. Please sign and return the envelope by Monday (1/8/18). 

See the source image Next week on January 11th, the Bartow County Museum – Map It Program will be here to present an interactive show about European Explorers to our 3rd graders. The cost is $4.  If you haven’t turned in the permission form and fee prior to the holidays, I am sending home another permission form and envelope. Please send this in ASAP. Please have your child to wear our BLUE 3rd grade t-shirt or a blue shirt on that day.



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Happy New Year to All!!


Happy New Year and welcome back to the second half of our school year!! Below you’ll see a few pics from the 1st semester:

Class Holiday Party

Trip to the Vulcan Rock Quarry


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Animal Research Projects


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I am so excited about tomorrow’s Animal Project presentations. I know that many boys and girls have worked so hard and are ready to share what they have learned. We’ve even had two projects come in early today! Most students completed their final copy of their research writing today. A few people need to finish it for homework. Please check with your child to see if they needed to complete it at home. 

**Note: December reading logs are due next week on the 18th.

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December Dates You Need to Know…


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Here are some important dates that you need to know:

  • Dec. 13thANIMAL PROJECT due!!!
  • Dec. 14th — Holiday Hat Day . Wear your favorite Holiday Hat ( Elf, Santa, Reindeer, etc.)
  • Dec. 15th – Holiday Sweater Day. Wear your favorite Holiday sweater.
  • Dec. 18th – Holiday Character Day. Dress as your favorite Holiday Character from your favorite holiday story, movie, or cartoon.
  • *Dec. 19th – Early Release & 3rd grade Holiday Party. Candy Cane Day- Wear your favorite red & white or striped outfit.
  • *Dec. 20th – Early Release & Holiday Pajama Day. Wear your favorite Holiday Pajamas.

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We’ll have our Holiday party on Dec. 19th from 9:00-10:30 am. Here’s the schedule for that day:


*9:00-10:30-Party (we have 13 students if you wish to send in individually wrapped treats)


*11:05-12:15-Holiday Movie




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Wrapping Up the Month of November…


Here are a few updates as we close out November:

  1. Progress Reports went home on 11/16/17; please sign/return them ASAP.
  2. Reading Logs are due on Thursday, November 30th
  3. Please help out our room mom by donating whatever you can afford towards our class basket. The basket will be raffled off during Dinner with Santa on Dec. 8th. We do not have any donations in order to help her with this task. Please support our class and room mom by making a donation; send in donations tomorrow. (Scroll down to 11/14 to read details about the basket)
  4. Animal Projects are due on Dec. 13th – this is not optional (will be graded).
  5. Remember to check your child’s agenda for assignments and notes from me.
  6. Continue to practice multiplication tables!!!
  7. Please send in tissues and glue sticks.
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