Puckett's Mill 3rd Grade Newsletter

February 12, 2016

A note from the teachers...

Dear Parents,


We do not have school on Monday, February 15th. Enjoy your long weekend!!


Also, we have our field trip to the State Capitol coming up. Mrs. Burkingstock, Mrs. Coy, Ms. Fladger, and Mrs. Ross go on February 22nd. Mrs. Shields and Mrs. Wilker go on February 23rd. We will leave school at 9:15 and return a little after 1:00.


Have a great weekend!

~Third Grade Teachers

What are we doing next week?


  • Reading – We will continue looking at books within a series. Our focus will be: looking for patterns, comparing the main character in different books, and making predictions based on past behaviors.
  • Writing – Students will return to informational writing. We will start out with a pre write to allow writers to focus on their purpose, audience, and format. Students will use 2 resources on their topic this time.
  • Word Study/Spelling - We will be working with the Latin base - "port" - meaning to carry. Students will have a quiz over these words Friday.
  • Grammar - We will review the basic rules for using capital letters.
  • Math – We will continue our unit on comparing fractions. Our test is scheduled for March 2nd.
  • Science - Students will continue learning about heat. Students will learn about materials that are good conductors of heat and materials that are good insulators. During this unit students will take a straight vocabulary test on Friday, February 19 and an end of the unit test on Tuesday, March 1st. You can study these words using the Heat Quizlet link.