Third Grade Reach for the Stars

Mrs. Roberts

Mark your Calendars!

  • February 14th- Teachers Institute- No Student Attendance
  • February 17th- Presidents Day- No School
  • February 18th- Mike Byster Visit

Upcoming Events

Mike Byster Visit- Feb 18th @ 10:50-11:30 Today, students brought home an invitation for parents to come in for a presentation with Mike Byster. If you are interested in joining us, please RSVP by returning the signed slip! We hope to see you there!

Read Across America- Staff and Students will celebrate together with a spirit week!

Monday 2/24: Cat in the Hat: Crazy Hat & Hair Day

Tuesday 2/25: I Am Not Getting Up Today: Pajama Day

Wednesday 2/26: Wacky Wednesday: Backwards/Mismatch Day

Thursday 2/27: My Many Colored Days: Favorite Color Day AND

Guest Reader Day at Sherwood

Friday 2/28: The Foot Book: Silly Sock & Slipper Day

Bernie's Book Bank

Do you have any books that always seem to stay in the same place on your shelf? Please consider donating any slightly used books to the Sherwood PTO's Bernie’s Book Bank Drive! Feel free to check out the PTO Blast for more information about this great charitable opportunity!

English Language Arts


After delving into the tall tales of Paul Bunyan, we look forward to analyzing a collection of Aesop’s fables and reflecting on short stories with strong central messages. The students have been exposed to enriching texts that have made quite an impression on us, as both readers and authors! Our mentor texts allowed us to learn about these special literary genres! We loved identifying the many forms of figurative language that help to make these tales more descriptive! We were also able to really discuss and consider an author’s, reader’s and a character’s point of view. We look forward to digging deeper to integrate this new knowledge in our opinion writing!


You may have heard all about our great debates in class! These will lead us into our next form of opinion writing. Students will be working together and then independently writing opinion pieces linked to both fiction and nonfiction mentor text. They’ll continue to use the writing process to form pieces that include supportive reasoning to defend their claims. It’s been a true pleasure to watch students express their ideas and opinions freely! It appears we have some future lawyers and possible politicians in our classroom!


Students led one another in great discussions and mathematical conversations, rich with new vocabulary! Our Division Math Forum was a huge success!

We look forward to taking what we know about multiplication and division and connecting it to finding area in polygons and real life applicable word problems. We also can't wait to learn another hands-on learning workplace, Division Capture!

Science- Water & Climate

This week, the meteorologists are excited to kick off our unit on Water and Climate.

This week we will conduct investigations to observe the properties of water, Earth’s most precious resource! They’ll compare how water drops interact with four materials: paper towel, waxed paper, aluminum foil, and writing paper to observe how water absorbency. Later in the week the students will engage in a challenge to measure how much water a dry sponge can soak up. They’ll determine this by measuring mass, volume, or perhaps even both. Integrating what they’ve learned in our math sessions will add for opportunities to explore real world experiences!

Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks (extra learning opportunities) are a hit! Kudos to the kiddos that opted to take part in this optional opportunity! Please remember that these activities are completely OPTIONAL. Students can access these opportunities on our Reach for the Stars Google Site!

Students who complete THREE opportunity knocks activities by Friday, will have the chance to enter my class prize bin! If your child is looking for something fun to do this weekend, these just may be the answer you're looking for!

Scholastic Book Orders

Here is the link to online order books using our classroom code!