Mrs. Smith's 3rd Grade Newsletter
October 17-21, 2016
Reminders and Important Dates
- Oct. 17 – PTA General Meeting at 6:00 – 2nd and 3rd grade Performing
- Oct. 14th - Box Top Competition - send in your Box Tops
- Oct. 26th – Picture Retakes and Make-Up Day
- Oct. 28th - Reflection entries are due
- Oct. 31st - Pet Parade Permission slip due - Students will not be allowed to come to the pet parade without a permission slip.
- Oct. 31st - Book Character Dress-up Day - Come dressed as your favorite book character.
- Oct. 19th - PTA Breakfast with the Principal at 8:30
- Nov. 3rd - Progress Reports go home
- Nov. 6th - Daylight Savings Time
- Nov. 9th - PTA Wacky Wednesday – Super Hero Day - Bring $1 to support our PTA.
- Nov. 10th – 1⁄2 day for students - Dismissal is at 11:00
- Nov. 11th – No School – Veterans’ Day
- Nov. 21st - PTA Meeting at 6 P.M. - 4th Grade Recorders
- Nov. 23-25 – No School – Thanksgiving Holidays
- Nov. 29th - Progress Reports go home
Classroom Needs: Band-Aides and Kleenex
Comprehension Strategy (test Fri.)
Author’s Point of View – what the author thinks about a topic; use detials from the text to support the author's point of view (opinion)
Suffixes – a word part added to the end of a word that changes the meaning –less means “having no” or without” and –ful means “full of”
Grammar - Action and Linking Verbs
American Landmark Research
Vocabulary (test Thursday)
1. Caretakers – care for a person or animal and keep it safe
2. Success – when something ends well
3. Population (of animals) – all the animals of the same kind living in a place
4. Recognized – to remember someone from the past
5. Relatives – people who are the members of the same family
6. Resources – things that are available to be used when needed, such as water
7. Survive – to stay alive
8. Threatened – something is in danger of being hurtSpelling Words – blends (scr, spr, str, squ, and thr)
Your child’s spelling list was sent home on Friday. Please work on the spelling pattern for this week. Spelling test is on Thursday.
- Introduce Multiplication Properties - Associative Property, Commutative Property, Zero Property, and Distributive Property.
- Continue multiplication using repeated addition, making arrays, and creating groups.
- Continue reviewing addition and subtraction at home.
- Weekly Math test is on Friday.
- We are finishing up Motion and Design and will begin investigating magnets with our MagLav Unit.