Third Grade Reach for the Stars

Mrs. Roberts

Mark your Calendars!

  • March 2nd- No School
  • March 3rd- 3rd Grade Teachers out for ELA training
  • March 4th- Author Visit
  • March 19- Early Release & PM Conferences
  • March 20th- No School- Conferences

Upcoming Events

Month of the Military Child- April is the Month of the Military Child! We look forward to celebrating this special month at Sherwood School! Please be on the lookout for an informational packet being sent home later this month, along with considering to purchase a Purple Up shirt! All t-shirt orders are due by March 13th. Thanks!

Spring Conferences

Spring Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, March 19th from 3:30-8:00 pm & Friday, March 20th from 8:00 am-noon. Using the information that Mrs. Filippi shared on Wednesday, February 19th, please sign up for the 15-minute time slot that works best for you and your child.

In order to ensure that students are also a part of the reflection and goal setting process, the third grade students will be joining us for our conference time. For those that may not be able to attend due to spring break plans, students will be creating video presentations that they can share with you at a time in which it is convenient for your family. Thank you for your support & collaboration!

English Language Arts


We look forward to kicking off our next reading unit, devoted toward using informational texts with various structures and features that aid readers’ comprehension. Students will be exposed to higher-level, content-based vocabulary. They’ll also use illustrations and words in a text as evidence to answer research questions about nature. Through our mentor text, students will also learn about the steps in a scientific process.

This week we’ll also focus on the use of homophones in our spelling unit and using the correct word in context.


Student authors will also discover how information can be used in a way to create a presentation, supporting a topic with facts, definitions and details. Through a close look at the scientific lens of weather, we’ll be able to connect our reading & writing lessons to our recent science unit, too! Students will be working to gain and share knowledge, resulting in their own weather news report. They’ll also practice this same form of speech/presentation writing as they create their own video news report to share at our spring conferences!


We look forward to kicking off our next unit, devoted toward geometry! Students will enjoy hands-on learning as they are asked to form polygons out of toothpicks. They'll explore the attributes of a progression of polygons: rectangles and rhombuses, pentagons, hexagons, and heptagons through dodecagons. They will also read descriptions of shapes and build examples on geoboards; applying their understanding of polygons’ attributes. They will also collect and formulate data, based on geometric terms. Be on the lookout for the Unit #6 Family Overview coming home on Tuesday! This is a wonderful unit, rich with new concepts and vocabulary!

Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks (extra learning opportunities) are a hit! Kudos to the kiddos that opted to take part in this optional opportunity! Please remember that these activities are completely OPTIONAL. Students can access these opportunities on our Reach for the Stars Google Site!

Students who complete THREE opportunity knocks activities by Friday, will have the chance to enter my class prize bin! If your child is looking for something fun to do this weekend, these just may be the answer you're looking for!

Six Flags Read to Succeed

Mrs. Nekritz is leading the school in the Six Flags Great America’s Read to Succeed program! If students complete the form, (sent home with students on Wednesday, February 19th) parents may use the directions provided to receive a free Six Flags Great America voucher! Don't miss this special opportunity!

Scholastic Book Orders

Here is the link to online order books using our classroom code!