The Nussbaum News

Week of:

November 10, 2014

Our 3rd Grade Website:

Mr. Miller's class and ours have partnered up to create a website! Your child should have a bright yellow paper coming home with them that has their password to skill practice sites. (I know many are on SumDog often already!)

Our site is

Here you will find other information/websites that are helpful for the areas you want to work on with your child. They are divided up by subject so feel free to use them as often as you'd like and take time to look at what is on here!

Let me know of any questions or problems you have when using the website. We are very excited to give students this resource to use as often as they want/need!


The Student Council's annual food drive will continue through this week! We have two boxes outside of our classroom to collect food. I am hoping we can get to 30 items or more to donate. We are at 3 so far!

Headphone Update: We would like to have students (who are able) bring their own headphones to use in the computer lab. These headphones would be stored in our classroom and taken down to the lab when they go. This will help to prevent germs from sharing headphones, as well as guarantee that your child always has their own headphones to use. Please send these to school with your student and I will place them in a bag with their name. These will be returned at the end of the school year.

Friday, Nov. 21st: CRES ARTsapalooza-- 6-8 at the Carmel Barnes & Noble (More info was sent in the Roadrunner Newsletter this past week)

Star of the Week:

I can't wait to celebrate each one of them and the uniqueness they bring to our class. A folder will be sent home on the Thursday BEFORE your child's week. This has a letter for you and all the information you will need to help them.

November Stars:


16- Nick

December Stars:


8- Kelsey

15- Mia

Related Arts

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: Computer

Thursday: P.E.

Friday: Music

**Library is every Monday!

Be the Teacher

This week students were put in the role of teacher as they took turns learning and then teaching about nonfiction text features. Below are some pictures of the student teachers in action!

What Are We Up To In Room 115?


We are focusing on fractions this week and will continue to work on fact mastery for multiplication/division. Students will be learning about part-whole and the ways that fractions are useful.


We are continuing to focus on nonfiction through Thanksgiving Break. This week we will look at subjects and compare how authors views differ on topics, learning why it is important to use multiple sources.

Students will continue to compare the past and present as they write informational text about a person from Connor Prairie and their role in the 1800's and today is 2014.


Sound and Light: We are learning properties of sound. The end goal will be to create our own musical instruments that demonstrate what we've learned about sound.

Word Work

I am continuing to look at our word work and will be changing how it is set up. This week will continue to be the same but I will be sending information home about how the structure will change later this week. Thank you for your patience and I look at ways to best help your child with vocabulary needs.

Katelyn Nussbaum

As always, feel free to contact me anytime!