Island News 11/11 - 11/15

Mrs. Benoit - River Place Elementary - 3rd grade

Important Information

· A tremendous “Thank You!!” to the many volunteers who worked tirelessly to provide our students with their annual “Field Day”! With a little cooperation from the weather, it was a great day to expend some energyJ

· Our Thanksgiving Luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, November 21st, during our regular lunchtime of 11:10-11:40 AM! Please plan to celebrate this feast with your childJ

· The RPE PTA Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled for Thursday, November 21st and Friday, November 22nd. This is a great opportunity to get some early holiday shopping in before the rush AND support your school!

Yearbooks and Spirit Gear will also be sold on November 21st.

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Important Dates

Friday, Nov. 15 @8:00 AM – PTA meeting / Reflection Entries due

Thursday, Nov. 21 @11:10 AM – Thanksgiving Feast

Thursday & Friday, Nov. 21-22 – Scholastic Book Fair

Monday-Friday, Nov. 25-28th – Thanksgiving Break

December 6th - Book Reports Due


Mrs. Benoit's News!

class website: http://classroom.leanderisd.org/default.aspx?Lori%20Benoit


third grade homework link: http://classroom.leanderisd.org/default.aspx?River%20Place%20Third%20Grade/Homework

  • We will be going out to recess, unless it's raining, and the weather is getting cold. Have your child bring a jacket- DON’T forget to put their NAME in it! :) The lost and found is getting full.
  • The deadline for Reflections entries has been extended until November 15th. If your child thrives on exercising his or her creative side, this is a phenomenal opportunity to express itJ Please check the PTA website or contact Karen Norrod for details.

    The historical fiction book report directions, rubric, and example have been posted on our website. Your child should be reading his/her selected book. Please help your child build time management skills by planning for the deadline of December 6th.

Week At A Glance

Reading/Writing: Sequencing, procedural essays, summary

Spelling: Unit 11

Science/Social Studies: Earth's interactions / Thanksgiving story

Math: picture graphs and fractions

Pace Math: division continued



Spelling Specifics:

WOW: There will be a test over all ten wow words that have been introduced. It will be matching and they will need to use four in a sentence.


clarify- to explain or make clear

colossal - big

gallant - brave

guffaw - to laugh

plummet - to fall down drastically

expedition - a journey for a special purpose

require - to have to do something

feeble - weak

punctual - on time

annihilate - to destroy


Core words: need, far, hand, high, year

Concepts: Words with silent letters