Ms. Webster's Third Grade Class

Our Classroom News Brief

This Week in Third Grade

Math- We will finish up our unit on Area and Perimeter and begin our work with Fractions.

English Language Arts- We will put the finishing touches on our published versions of our 7 Habits for a Happy Me books. We will share our work in a Writer's Workshop. We will also begin reading informational texts.

Science- This week should close out our work with landforms. Students will work to define, identify, and model a variety of landforms found around the world and close to home.

Social Studies- N/A

Valentine's Day Festivities

Valentine's Dance

Don't forget 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade will be having a Valentine's day dance in the gym on Thursday, February 11th from 3:30 to 4:30. Funds will go toward the 4th and 5th grade overnight trips. Your child should have brought home a permission slip last week. If you haven't returned it please do so soon!

Specifics about the dance:

  • Time: 3:30-4:30
  • Price of a ticket: $3.00
  • Soft drinks and baked goods: $1.00
  • Pizza: $2.00 a slice

Classroom Celebration

We will celebrate Valentine's day on Friday, February 12th with a small party during the end of our extension time and our recess block. We will decorate mailboxes, exchange Valentines (please send one for every student in the class--see class list below) and have some festive treats.

Items we need:

  • Shoe boxes, cereal boxes, tissue boxes, etc. to decorate as mailboxes
  • Festive snacks (please consider providing a gluten-free and/or peanut-free option) and beverages.
  • Volunteers

Please either send these items with your student or contact me by email to coordinate drop-off.

Class List




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Person of the Week

This week we celebrate Jack Smith. Jack was selected as Person of the Week because of his willingness to participate during math lessons. Jack volunteered to get up in front of the class and explain his thinking in a way that helped others learn. He used mathematically precise language and was clear in his reasoning. Jack will enjoy a Homework Pass, lunch with a friend, unlimited access to the bean bag chair, and his star on our Student Corner board. Way to go Jack!
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Important Dates

Mon., February 8- After School Arts Classes begin

Thu.., February 11- Valentine's Dance 3:30-4:30 pm Claxton Gym

Thu., February 11- ACS Community Forum on Early Childhood - 5:15-6:15 pm Central Office Boardroom

Thu., Feb. 18th- Family Voices/Community Outreach Night at the Montford Center 5:30-7:00 pm

Fri., Feb. 19th- regular school day (make-up for snow)

Mon., Feb 22nd- Required Workday

Mon., Feb. 29th- Tea & Talk with the Superintendent for Claxton Families 7:30-9 am

Tue., Mar. 1st- PTO Meeting 6 pm at the Grant Center

Fri., Mar. 11th- Early Release, PTO provides lunch for staff

Tue., Mar. 15th- Math Carnival and Chicken Dinner 5:30-7:00pm

Betts Webster

3rd Grade Teacher

Claxton Elementary