3rd Grade Happenings

Wednesday, August 21, 2019


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Saving Fred...

Building a Spaghetti Tower...


We will be starting reading logs and AR after Labor Day! I will be sending home reading logs next week with the students. I am asking students to read 20 minutes/night for 5 nights a week. (Total of 100 minutes/week) More information will be sent home next week. Start date will be the week of September 2.


We will be practicing our math facts daily in class. If a student is having trouble passing a level, I would like them to also practice them at home to keep them moving along so they don't fall behind. We have begun addition this week. We will move into subtraction next, followed by multiplication and division as the students progress. You can purchase flashcards at the dollar store for $1 if you need some! Please let me know if you need resources to help your child with their facts...


I allow students to bring healthy snacks into the classroom if they want. Please keep them HEALTHY. No sugary foods, candy, chips, etc. Also, they are welcome to bring a water bottle if they want. Please do not send anything except water. Per our school handbook, no other drinks are allowed. If students bring other things I will ask them to leave them in their locker until the end of the day. I do allow gum anytime in the classroom unless I can hear it or see it, then I will ask them to spit it out.


Students can bring a paint shirt and keep it in their extra locker if they want. They may be using these in art, after school, or in the classroom throughout the year.

Spelling Words for the week of August 26th...(Test Thursday, August 29th)

Words with Short a

  1. ask
  2. match
  3. subtract
  4. January
  5. matter
  6. Saturday
  7. laugh
  8. after
  9. black
  10. class
  11. thank
  12. hammer
  13. add
  14. apple
  15. catch
  16. half

** Starting after Labor Day, students will have a spelling list AND a personalized challenge list of words each week. (5-6 words they are struggling with in class)

FYI-Important Information and Upcoming Events!

Friday, August 23: Mrs. Jordahl Gone

Monday, August 26: Mrs. Jordahl Gone

Friday, August 30: NO SCHOOL

Monday, September 2: NO SCHOOL

September 9-13: HOMECOMING

Friday, September 20: Picture Retakes

Friday, September 27: 12:00 Dismissal (Professional Development for staff)

Wednesday, October 16: End of 1st Quarter; Early Dismissal at 12:00 (Staff Development)

Thursday, October 17: NO SCHOOL (MEA)

Friday, October 18: NO SCHOOL (MEA)

Friday, November 1: NO SCHOOL Staff Development Day

Wednesday, November 27-29: No School, Thanksgiving Break

Friday, December 13: Dismissal at 12:00, Staff Development

Friday, December 20: Last day of 2nd Quarter.

December 23-January 3: NO SCHOOL, Winter Break