3L Weekly News

Week Ending May 6, 2016

Hooray for 3L!

I was SO pleased with how diligently and determined students were to complete their best work during PARCC. Each student did a great job following directions and maneuvering the computer. We're almost done and I know they will continue to keep up the great work!

The finished puzzle...Thanks to Mrs. Sheilds and Dayne for donating all of our puzzles!

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Upcoming Field Trip...

Who: Third grade classes

What: will attend a theater performance of “The Stinky Cheese Man”

When: May 17, 2016 Departure Time: 9:00 am Return Time: 12:30 pm

Where: Arden Theatre, in Philadelphia, PA

Why: We will compare the performance to the print version of that story and other fairy tales. We will use the performance to identify elements of fairy tales that we can incorporate into our last writing unit on fairy tales.


We will be testing in the Central School Computer Lab. Please make sure your child brings a sweatshirt in case he or she is cold during the assessment.

I wanted to provide you with the date and times of the upcoming PARCC testing. Please see the schedule below.

We're almost done!

Monday, May 9 at 9:00 (Math)

Tuesday, May 10 at 1:00 (Math)

Wednesday, May 11 at 1:00 (Math)

This week in...


  • we spent time completing Daily 5 activities such as read to self and reading with a partner.


  • We spent time responding to open-ended questions.

  • We reviewed multiplication, fractions, and mathematical vocabulary.

  • Students took on the roll of a teacher and worked to identify mistakes "students" made in problems.

  • We reviewed elapsed time and double-digit lattice.

  • At home, encourage your child show you how to do lattice. Each student is doing a great job with it!


  • We built off of our reading lessons from last week and incorporated text features to enhance our writing.
  • Students chose the most appropriate text features for their books.

Word Study:

  • We will pick up with Word Study after PARCC.

Social Studies:

  • We read Annie and the Old One by Miska Miles.
  • This story is about a young Navajo girl who learns that she can’t stop time.
  • Annie also learns how to weave in this story and we are also learning to weave in our class! Annie and the Old One introduces us to our Native American Unit.


  • we reviewed how to tow some of the cursive letters and wrote words with the following letters c,a,d,g,h,t,p,e,l,f, u, y, i, j, k, r, s, o, w, v, b, v, m, and n.

Habit of the Month: Think Win-Win

I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.

I encourage parents to submit their children for nominations (you can email it right to me)! I'd love to celebrate what a child does outside of the classroom as much as we celebrate what they do in school. :-)


Please remember to have your child submit his/her poem for Poet of the Week prior to the presentation for approval.


Strings Make Up Work: Please keep in mind that your child will be missing instructional time when he or she attends strings. Any work that he or she miss will be expected to be made up.

Birthdays: If your child would like to celebrate his/her birthday, please contact me so we can set up a date to celebrate! See my eBoard for more details.

Check This Out!

**My eBoard has loads of resources on it under the Math Tab. Be sure to check it out!

1.Typing Agent: **This is a GREAT tool to help your child with his/her typing skills!

  • The link can be found on my eBoard under the PARCC/Teach tab.

2. Multiplication

Student Council Activities

None at this time.

Central Events: April, May, and June

Central Events: May

Sunday, May 8

  • Mother's Day

Monday, May 9

  • PARCC Testing Grades 3-5

Tuesday, May 10

  • PARCC Testing Grades 3-5

Wednesday, May 11

  • PARCC Testing Grades 3-5
  • 3:10pm Central School PTA Meeting

Friday, May 13

  • 3:30pm Interim Report Cards Available Online Grades 1-5

Tuesday, May 24

  • 7:30am Central School Band Dress Rehearsal
  • 8:15am Central School Orchestra Dress Rehearsal
  • 7:00pm Central School Spring Concert

Wednesday, May 25

  • 8:00am 4th Grade Science Testing
  • 3:00pm Scholastic BOGO Sale

Monday, May 30

  • Memorial Day
  • 8:00am School Closed

Central Events: June

Wednesday, June 1

  • 8:00am Make up 4th Grade Science Testing

Friday, June 3

  • 8:00am Central School Kindergarten End of the Year Program
  • 6:00pm Spring Social

Monday, June 6

  • 8:00am Spirit Week

Tuesday, June 7

  • Spirit Week

Wednesday, June 8

  • Spirit Week
  • 6:00pm PTA Information Night

Thursday, June 9

  • Spirit Week
  • 6:00pm 5th Grade Remembrance Night

Friday, June 10

  • 9:00am Spirit Week
  • 8:00am Spirit Day
  • 9:00am Central School Awards Assembly
  • SHELEBRATION in your child's classroom! @ 2:00

Wednesday, June 15

  • 8:40am Central School Field Day
  • 1:00pm 5th Grade Swim Party

Thursday, June 16

  • 1:00pm 5th Grade Swim Party (Rain Date)

Friday, June 17

  • 3:30pm Final Report Cards Available Online Grades PK-5

Sunday, June 19

  • Father's Day

Specials This Week

Monday is a Day 1:

  • Spanish and Gym

Tuesday is a Day 2:

  • Music

Wednesday is a Day 3:

  • Health and Gym

Thursday is a Day 4:

  • Spanish

Friday is a Day 5:

  • Library

Guest Read Aloud Schedule


  • Jennifer Cittadini Wednesday, October 14 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Beth Wassall Wednesday, October 21 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Nicole Ventrella Tuesday, October 27 @ 2:40 (completed)


  • Emmie Goldenbaum-Cook Thursday, November 12 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Mia Levine or Eric Huebl: Friday, November 20 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Jennifer Barker Monday, November 23 @ 2:40 (completed)


  • Stefanie Kist: Wednesday, December 2 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Dana Mower: Monday, December 7 @ 2:40 (completed)


  • Jeff Tucker Tuesday, January 5 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Susan Gordon: Tuesday, January 12 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Jennifer Grega : Friday, January 22 @ 2:40


  • Robin Landis: Friday, February 5 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Dori Shields: Monday, February 22 @2:40 (completed)
  • Barbara Cavacini: Thursday, February 25 @ 2:40 (completed)


  • Heather Tucker: Friday, March 4 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Debbie Wolschina: Friday, March 11 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Shannon Simkus: Tuesday, March 29 @ 2:40 (completed)


  • Sara Blackburn: Tuesday, April 5 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Sharon Dominco: Wednesday, April 13 @ 2:40 (completed)


  • Mary Beth Smith: Tuesday,May 10 @ 2:40


  • Carol Cox: Friday, June 10 @ 2:40

Star of the Week Schedule

Student and Date:

1. Natalie Sept. 28-Oct.2 (completed)

2. Diego October 5-9 (completed)

3. Katie October 12-16 (completed)

4. Isaiah October 26-30 (completed)

5. Blair November 9-13 (completed)

6. Caden November 16-20 (completed)

7. Nathan November 30-Dec. 4 (completed)

8. Eliza January 4-8 (completed)

9. Caroline January 11-15 (completed)

10. Bryson January 25-29 (completed)

11. Vienna February 1-5 (completed)

12. Dayne February 22-26 (completed)

13. Libby February 29-Mar.4 (completed)

14. Derrick March 7-11 (completed)

15. Lindsey March 14-18 (completed)

16. Diana March 29- April 1 (completed)

17. Molly April 4-8 (completed)

18. Liam April 11-15 (completed)

19. Elena April 25-29 (completed)

20. William May 2-6 (completed)

21. Joey May 16-20

22. Christopher June 6-10

Poet of the Week Schedule

Student and Date:

1. Libby Friday, October 2 (completed)

2. Liam Friday, October 9 (completed)

3. Diana Friday, October 16 (completed)

4. Vienna Friday, October 30 (completed)

5. Lindsey Friday, November 13 (completed)

6. Derrick Friday, November 20

7. Molly Friday, December 4 (completed)

8. Elena Friday, December 11 (completed)

9. Natalie Friday, January 8 (completed)

10. Joey Friday, January 15 (completed)

11. William Friday, January 29 (completed)

12. Isaiah Friday, February 12 (completed)

13. Katie Friday, February 19 (completed)

14. Christopher Friday, February 26 (completed)

15. Blair Friday, March 4 (completed)

16. Caden Friday, April 1 (completed)

17. Diego Friday, April 8 (completed)

18. Nathan Friday, April 15 (completed)

19. Eliza Friday, May 6 (completed)

20. Caroline Friday, May 13

21. Bryson Friday, May 27

22. Dayne Friday, June 10