Bennett Third Grade Newsletter
January 22nd - January 29th, 2016
Great Things Going On In Third Grade
We can not believe this is the last week in January; 2016 is already flying by! Please help us in wishing Mrs. Recker a very happy birthday this Saturday, January 30th!
We are so proud of all the third graders who have been 'Reading to Succeed'! Students should continue to read, and fill out their 'Six Flags Read to Succeed Log' to earn a free Six Flags ticket. Please see more details below.
This week in Math, we will continue our study on fractions. Students will be working on comparing fractions with the same denominator, by building custom candy bars! We will continue to use the candy bar theme as we study fractions with different denominators and learn how to compare equivalent fractions. Students will work on ordering equivalent fractions on a number line, and relate fractions on a number line to a ruler. We are attaching a great powerpoint to this newsletter. It is a very helpful fraction overview to reference.
In Reading, students will begin a unit over the study of poetry. They will relate finding theme to determining the theme in a poem. They will explore figurative language and imagery that is used in poetry. Students will begin writing a poetry book. This week they will add a cinquain poem and a concrete poem to their books.
In Writing, students will continue to write their own imaginative folktale with a prevalent theme. Students will work on finishing their rough drafts and begin the editing process.
In Science, students will take their district assessment over Forces of Motion and Simple Machines, on Wednesday, January 27th. Please be on the lookout for a study guide to come home on Monday. Students will begin a new ELM over Light and Sound. Students will learn how to use Google Docs as they prepare a slideshow to highlight a famous invention that employs light and sound.
Spelling Lists for January 25th - 29th
SA - mercy, early, nearby, career, severe, earthquake, spearmint, sermon,appear, learner, sincere, hermit
WW - board, work, four, horn, store, roar, north, world floor, fork, oar, worm
LN - for, corn, work, rock, trot, your, pond, fox, drop, short, sport, storm
MAV Words - quantity, clarify, concept
Breakfast with Benny
Valentine's Day is Around the Corner!!!!
Valentine's Day Boxes
Six Flags Read to Succeed
We are so excited to participate in the Six Flags® Read to Succeed Six Hour Reading Club!
This exciting program encourages students in grades K through 6 to read for fun. Read to Succeed is a free program sponsored by Six Flags Theme Parks. Every student who completes six hours of recreational reading before the school’s deadline noted below is eligible for a free admission ticket valid at one participating Six Flags Theme Park. Students will develop a greater appreciation for books when they see that you think reading is important too. You are sure to have fun as you investigate the world of reading together!
Here’s what you need to know:
-Only students in grades K through 6 are eligible to participate.
-Review the attached reading log. Your child should use this sheet to record what and
how long he/she reads.
-Your child must complete 6 hours, or 360 minutes, of recreational reading.
-Please initial each entry and then sign the reading log to verify that the 6 hours of
reading has been completed.
-Your child can read books, magazines, newspapers, or comic books (digital or hard
copy). Reading for homework or a class assignment does NOT count.
-Students can read silently, aloud, or with an adult—you can read to your child, or your
child can read to you.
-Remind your child to return the reading log to his/her teacher by the date on the log.
-Your child’s school will submit your child’s information and minutes read.
-Late entries will NOT be accepted.
Each child that completes the Read to Succeed Program will receive a ticket to Six Flags. All Read to Succeed forms are due to your child's teacher by February 29th, 2016. Please see attached parent letter and reading log for more information.
Important Upcoming Events
Wednesday, January 27th: Science DA Forces of Motion/Simple Machines
Saturday, January 30th: Mrs. Recker's birthday
Monday, February 1st: Fire Drill 9am, Creed Lunch 12:30pm
Tuesday, February 2nd: Variety Show Practice 3:15pm
Wednesday, February 3rd: Variety Show Practice 3:15pm, Mrs. Douglas's Birthday
Friday, February 5th: Mandatory Variety Show Dress Rehearsal 3:15pm
Monday, February 8th: Bennett Variety Show 8:30 & 9:30am
Tuesday, February 9th: Mrs. Kasper's Birthday
Wednesday, February 10th: Progress Reports Go Home
Friday, February 12th: Valentine's Day Class Parties 1:45 - 2:30pm
Tuesday, February 16th: Mrs. Covey's Birthday
Friday, February 19th: Mrs. Sullivan's Birthday
Saturday, February 20th: Breakfast With Benny the Bear at Applebee's 8 - 10am
Tuesday, February 23rd: Mrs. Fanning's Birthday
Thursday, February 25th: Mrs. Barne's Birthday
Monday, February 29th: Six Flags Read to Succeed Forms Due
Tuesday, March 1st: Bennett Open House 6pm
Friday, March 4th: Bennett Color Run