Bennett Third Grade Newsletter

February 19th - February 26th, 2016

Great Things Going On In Third Grade

Tomorrow, is our first annual PTO sponsored 'Breakfast with Benny'! It is the hottest breakfast ticket in town! Please join us, and Benny the Bear at Applebee's Restaurant for a wonderful all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet! Please see information below and the attached ticket order form. If you did not pre-order tickets, you may buy them at the door. It is a fantastic way to have a wonderful breakfast and support our school! We look forward to seeing you there!

Third grade is in need of Kleenex and Clorox Wipes. We have several classrooms that have totally run out of Kleenex (allergy season has officially hit). Any donations of Kleenex or Clorox Wipes would be greatly appreciated!

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. This is the last week for students to complete their reading. Please see more details below.

In Math this week, we will spiral back into studying area and perimeter. Students will learn how to find the area irregular shapes. Students will take an irregular shape and break it up into smaller squares and rectangles to determine the area. Students will then add the smaller areas together to find the total area of the irregular shape. Students will also learn how to determine the length of a missing side when given the area of a shape and one side length. Please make sure that your child is still practicing their multiplication facts. It is so important that every student knows their multiplication facts to help them be successful in math. Around Spring Break is the general time frame that the majority of third grade students have mastered all of their facts. This is a great guideline to see where your child is at and if they need to practice extra at home. Please contact your child's teacher for extra sets of multiplication cards and/or ideas, games and activities to help your child learn their facts.

In Reading, students will continue to study expository text. Students will identify cause and effect and use text features to help in understanding text. Students will also continue to look at authors purpose for writing and how fact and opinion are used in persuading the reader. In Writing, students will work on using their research to create a persuasive paper on which President of the United States should be on the twenty dollar bill.

In Science, students will work through their DIY's in their ELM over natural resources.

Spelling Lists for February 19th - 26th

LN - dish, five, nine, mice, prize, live, hike, while, nice, drive, hive, drive

WW - good, cool, crook, root, stood, hook, troop, noon, should, brook, would, roost

SA - beggar, dreamer, burglar, fresher, writer, shopper, actor, sooner, driver, younger, farmer, voter

MAV Words - intelligence, as, consistent

Breakfast with Benny

Please mark your calendars for Saturday, February 20th, for our PTO sponsored Breakfast with Benny!!! Please join us for a scrumptious breakfast buffett at Applebee's and have a wonderful breakfast with our very own Benny the Bear, the Bennett school mascot! Proceeds will go directly to Bennett Elementary! Please see the attached flyer with details and ticket order forms. This is sure to be a huge hit with the kids, so order your tickets today!!!
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Six Flags Read to Succeed Due February 29th

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

Saturday, February 20th: Breakfast With Benny the Bear at Applebee's 8 - 10am

Monday, February 22nd: STUCO Meeting 7:15am

Tuesday, February 23rd: Mrs. Fanning's Birthday, Middle School 6th Grade Parent Meetings 6:00pm, Kidz Science 3 - 4pm

Thursday, February 25th: Mrs. Barne's Birthday, Alpha Playground Expo @ Webb 5:30 - 7:00pm

Friday, February 26th: Wear Red, Friday Live & Color Run Kick Off 2:15pm, 5th Grade Lock In 6 - 9pm

Monday, February 29th: Six Flags Read to Succeed Forms Due, Color Run Day 1, Middle School Course Selections Due, Creed Lunch 1:00pm, Pack Week Purple/Blue

Tuesday, March 1st: Bennett PTO Meeting and Bennett Open House 6:00pm

Friday, March 4th: Bennett Color Run

Wednesday, March 15th: PTO sponsored Whataburger night 5:00 - 8:00pm

Thursday, April 7th: PTO sponsored Culver's Night 5:00 - 10:00pm

Saturday, April 23rd: Bennett Carnival 3:00 - 7:00pm

Tuesday, May 3rd: PTO sponsored Spring Creek Barbeque Night 5:00 - 9:00pm