Friday, April 8

Classroom Newsletter

Classroom News

A Message from Mrs. Kunkel

3rd Grade Parents,

Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedules to come and make music with your child. Our 3rd graders were so excited to share what they have learned with you. It was such a joy to see so many families singing and playing music with one another, I hope you enjoyed it just as much as I did. Thank you again for making such a wonderful memory with your child through music.

~Mrs. Kunkel


The next round of ISTEP will be after Spring Break. Students will take the next test on the computer. Please click here to find resources including information on what to expect, practice tests, and activities for ISTEP+ and IREAD3. There are several wonderful tools and I encourage you to go through some of them with your child. Please let me know if you have any questions!

FOR THE WEEK OF 4/11 - 4/15


  • Anchor Text- A Tree is Growing
  • Target Skill- Text & Graphic Features, Domain Specific Vocabulary
  • Phonics- Words with /k/ and /kw/
  • Grammar- Using the verb be and helping verbs
  • Vocabulary- pollen, store, clumps, passages, absorb, throughout, coverings, spines, tropical, dissolve


  • We will work on our Young Author books where students are writing an autobiography. Students are allowed to use photos from home in their books as illustrations. Please note that these will be glued into our Young Author books so please make a copy of the picture if you would like it back.


Lessons 8.1-8.5

    • Naming Parts with Fractions
    • Exploring Fractions
    • Number-Line Posters for Fractions
    • Equivalent Fractions

Math Resources:


  • Monday: P.E.
  • Tuesday: Technology
  • Wednesday: Art
  • Thursday: Music
  • Friday: P.E.


  • Lifeskill for April- Dependability

  • March 28-April 8: Spring Break

  • April 13: Early Release Day

  • April 18-25: ISTEP Part 2

  • April 25: Young Author Books Due

  • April 25-29: Scholastic Book Fair

  • April 27: Early Release Day

  • April 27: HC Pancake Dinner & Young Author Night

  • April 29: Grandparents Day

  • May 13: Hinkle Hay Day 6:00-9:00

  • May 30: Memorial Day, No School

Have a wonderful weekend!