Campers' Chronicle

Mrs. Donnay's 3rd Grade Classroom Newsletter 2-29-16

Mark Your Calendar

Feb. 29- Power Up FUN Activities

March 4- Ancient Rome Culmination Event

March 12 - Heart of the Arts

March 21-25 - Spring Break

Peek at the Week


This past week we read a story called “The Moon Seems to Change”, which is about the different phases of the moon, how we see the moon, and about the other side of the moon. The students also focused on regular and irregular verbs and about past and present participles.


Last week the students learned more about Rome. They specifically learned about the persecution of the Christians, what lead to the decline in the Roman Empire, and about the Eastern and Western Empires. On Thursday, students filled out a study guide. The students will take a test on Ancient Rome on Tuesday, March 1st. The students also enjoyed beginning our Roman villa projects.


Students have been learning how to highlight information needed for a research paper and organize the information onto notecards. This past week they began working on highlighting information with a partner for a partner research paper they will write on a given country. Soon we will be taking the note cards and writing paragraphs.


Students should be studying their new spelling words for next week. This week's lesson is a tough one, so please encourage your child to study! They can use

The current list is Unit 4 Lesson 4.


Each month students should bring in an example of the monthly character trait to hang on our class bulletin board. March's trait is Compassion. Ask your child how they can show compassion at school and at home. DUE March 11th


Did you study for the Ancient Rome test?

Describe what you would see if you entered the city of Rome during Ancient times.

What is the difference between regular and irregular verbs?

What is the difference between present, past, and future verbs?

Give examples of times you have shown compassion.

What's going on in MATH?

Ganz: Analyzing and Graphing Information, Angle Measures, Tessellations, Tessellations Project, Graphing homework, OLPA Homework

Yannarelly: Estimating Arithmetic Answers, Rate Problems with a Given Total, Test 11, Graphing and Charts, ReLlex/MCA Practice, 3-Digit Multiplication

Donnay: Money-Counting and Identifying Coins, OLPA Practice, subtraction with regrouping across zeros, multiplication with missing numbers

MCA/OLPA Notes - Same as email note

MCA/OLPA Practice Homework

If you haven’t yet started the MCA/OLPA practice homework and plan to do it over the weekend please keep these things in mind…

*This practice is something we are doing to give students support in the areas that they may have a weakness in and become more familiar with computer testing.

*One night each week teachers are assigning this math practice for math homework (but it can be done any day of the week), and the reading practice counts towards a night of reading log minutes. We want this to fit in with what students are already doing and not add additional homework.

*The pink practice sheet will be given out and due each Monday. Students have an entire week to complete the practice on the computer.

*This is something new that the 3rd and 4th graders are trying this year, so let me know how it goes. It is not meant to be stressful and your feedback is always welcome. If you have any issues please let me know and I will do my best to help.

I believe that the goal sheet helped put students in a growth mindset because they set goals for themselves. We will continue to show ​growth and learn the​ third grade academic ​standards through this individualized practice. I am so proud of the hard work each child has put in this year. Thank you for all you do to help your child be successful!

MCA/OLPA Practice Website

Type the Learning Locator numbers for both math and reading practice in the white box that says "Welcome".

Learn to Type - Dance Mat Typing

Check out this fun typing game. Remind your child to keep their hands on the home row!

Reflex Math

Click on this link to use Reflex Math and practice math facts! Your child has their own login and password. Please email me if you need this information again.

Spelling City

Click on this link to use to practice spelling words. The week's list unit and lesson name is on the top of the spelling sheet in your child's planner.

Lower School General Information Website

Please find any forms, calendars, background check forms, spirit wear days, etc on this webpage.