What's New in Room 182

Mrs. Peters' 3rd Grade * January 15, 2016


I hope you are as proud as we are of our students for their effort and enthusiasm in the music program last night! I am also proud of their efforts in the Read-A-Thon so far. We set new Read-A-Thon class and individual goals for next week, so remember to read, read, read and track those genres!

Mrs. Peters

Thank you, Mrs. Beleford!

J.T.'s mom surprised us as the Mystery Reader this week and shared a lot about her experiences with reading through the years! We loved hearing the beginning of one of her childhood favorites, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, and can't wait to see what happens next!

We still have MANY slots open for 2016, including THIS coming Friday (Jan. 22), so if this sounds like an experience you (or someone special to your 3rd grader) would like to have, check out more information and a sign-up page here. Hope to see you soon!!

Focus on the Curriculum


  • Weekly Prefix: circ-, circum- (round, around)

Please make sure your student is completing their Matching Activity in their Learning Log on Monday night, so that they have plenty of time to learn their new words.

Also, they must complete five Spelling City activities at home (via web or free app) during the week to practice.

  • Theme

This teacher's webpage gives a definition and a few examples of theme. I'm looking forward to hearing your students' interpretations of the different texts we read throughout the week!


  • Chapter 3: Measuring and Graphing

We're wrapping up this chapter with a little more discussion about perimeter and area, as well as estimating and measuring length. Students will take a chapter test on Thursday.

And remember... PLEASE continue to reinforce multiplication and division skills however you can at home. IXL, MobyMax, or www.multiplication.com are all phenomenal tools to help your student excel!

Homework will be "Weekly Review #13", sent home Monday and due Friday.

Digital Citizenship

In preparation for iPads coming home (you'll receive more information about this soon!), students are working on special digital citizenship lessons. This week, we discussed our responsibilities as digital citizens to ourselves, our friends and family, and our communities.


No School - Monday, Jan. 18

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Library - Every Thursday

Remember to bring your books to return or renew.

Phy. Ed. (Day 2) - Friday (Jan. 22) this week!

Don't forget your tennis shoes!

Family Reading Night - Friday, Jan. 22

PTO sent an e-mail and flyers home this week about this exciting event! Plan to come and swap books, listen to teachers read aloud, meet an author, read to a buddy dog, and MORE!! Check our their website or Facebook page for more information!

Parent Conferences coming soon!

Available conference days will be:

February 11 4-8 pm

February 15 8-4 pm

February 18 4-8 pm

Sign-ups will open in Pick-A-Time for parents on January 30. Mrs. Hytjan will send out more information at that time.