Bennett Third Grade Newsletter

March 24th - April 1st, 2016

Great Things Going on in Third Grade

We hope everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend with their family and a great visit with the Easter Bunny!


Please do not forget that this upcoming week is a closed campus due to fourth and fifth grade STAAR testing. There will be no volunteers this week and all lunches are closed. If your child has a birthday this week, please choose another day next week to come and celebrate at lunch. Thank your for your understanding as we create the best testing environment for our students.


Please see the attached flyer about MISD Frisco Rough Riders Night.


This week in Math, students will learn about financial literacy. This is a great tie in to our economics unit in Social Studies. Students will learn about supply and demand and how it effects cost, they will create a budget, they will learn about what happens to a price of an item if it is purchased with credit and they will learn when they should spend money or save money. This is a great opportunity to have your student create a personal budget using their allowance and open a saving account!


In Reading, we will continue our final Kate DiCamillio novel study over The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Over the next two weeks, we will use the novel to study character development, sequence events, make connections, make predictions, infer, draw conclusions and work on complex vocabulary development. This is one of our favorite Kate DiCamillio books, as well as a student favorite. Please make sure that your child brings their copy of the book each day to class, so that they can follow along as we read, and refer back into the text to help formulate higher level reading responses.


Students are so excited about our upcoming Economics ELM. It has been wonderful to see all of the great products students are producing for the fair. Students will finish working through their DIY's this week. Students will work within their groups to create advertising for their ELM stores in preparation of our Economics unit.

Pictures Needed

We are asking all parents to send in any wonderful pictures that you have taken at a third grade event. We are starting to compile pictures for our end of the year video and would love any pictures that you might have taken.

Economics Fair Thursday, April 7th, 2016

The students are so excited about our upcoming Economics Fair on Thursday, April 7th from 8:15 - 9:00am. Parents are welcome to attend as the 2nd graders shop our fair. If you need any information, please access the Economics Fair Smore at: https://www.smore.com/h6baf

STAAR WARS April 18th - April 29th

Our much anticipated STAAR Wars unit is approaching! The students are so excited about it and it is a huge event that they look forward to every year.


For information regarding our STAAR Wars review, please access our Star Wars Smore at the following link: https://www.smore.com/c7uk5. We appreciate all our parent support to help make these two weeks fun and engaging for our students. If you would like to donate an item to our STAAR Wars review, you can sign up to at the following Sign Up Genius Link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094ba4ab2dab9-staar1/. We so appreciate you partnering with us to help make this a success!

Spelling Words for April 1st, Test

SA - money, cookie, very, July, movie, candy, journey, brownie, dizzy, valley, goalie, twenty

WW - knife, write, gnat, known, wrap, gnaw, knot, wrist, knit, wreath, knee, wrong

LN - kick, take, took, bike, sick, shook, lock, strike, cook, sock, pack, duck

MAV Words - confidence, emotional, integrate

Important Upcoming Events

Monday, March 28th - Friday, April, 1st: Closed Campus 4th & 5th Grade STAAR Testing

Monday, March 28th: Fire and Tornado Drill

Tuesday, March 29th: STAAR Testing 4th Grade Writing, 5th Grade Math, Kidz Science 3:00 - 4:00pm

Wednesday, March 30th: 1st Grade Field Trip, STAAR Testing 4th Grade Writing, 5th Grade Math, 4th & 5th Grade Choir Performs @ Texas Legends

Thursday, March 31st: 5th Grade Growth and Development Video preview at Central Office, STAAR Make Up

Friday, April 1st: White Binders Due

Thursday, April 7th: PTO sponsored Culver's Night 5:00 - 10:00pm, 3rd Grade Economics Fair

Monday, April 18th - Saturday, April 29th: 3rd Grade Star Wars Themed STAAR Review

Wednesday, April 20th: Deadline to order Frisco Rough Riders Tickets for MISD Night

Saturday, April 23rd: Bennett Carnival 3:00 - 7:00pm

Tuesday, May 3rd: PTO sponsored Spring Creek Barbeque Night 5:00 - 9:00pm