Community Three

February 16, 2016

Book Fair

PRS will be home to a Book Fair on April 5-7. Please mark your calendars!

Coming Next Week...


Many of our learners are in various phases of the writing process. Our learners have had opinion pieces scaffolded for them. We have used graphic organizers to plan and structure our writing. In the coming weeks learners will have more opportunity to continue these skill independently.

Thank you for supporting us, and we appreciate what you continue to do at home to help us enhance your child’s writing skills!

The Writing Process

We are working through the steps of the writing process. The writing process works for any type of writing: opinion, explanatory, informative, ANYTHING!

If your child is working on writing at home, remind them of the steps:

1. Brainstorm

2. Organize

3. Draft

4. Peer Review (or Parent Review) J

5. Edit

6. Revise

7. Publish


Community 3 will continue exploring the point of view of characters. We have been reading various stories and examining the story from different perspectives. Learners will be determining the different points of view (first, second, third person) and exploring how a character's feeling, motivations, and traits can be different based on that character's perspective. In time, learners will distinguish their own point of view from the point of view of the narrator or the characters.


This week we will be working on equivalent fractions. In the language of math, there are

lots of ways to express the same number, especially when it comes to fractions.

Identifying and generating equivalent fractions is key to the conceptual development of

learners' understanding of fractions. The best way to think about equivalent fractions is

that they are fractions that have the same overall value. Essential vocabulary for this standard includes: equivalent fraction, unit fraction, greater than, and less than.

Note: Grade 3 expectations in this domain are limited to fractions with denominators 2,

3, 4, 6, and 8.

Here are some resources to help your leaner practice:



We are finishing up our addition to celebrating Black History month by creating a wall of inspirational or motivational quotes. The learners have chosen a quote, dissected the quote and found its meaning. Our learners are currently choosing different mediums to place their quote on the wall.

Next week we will begin our study of weather. Our learners will be starting this project by researching different natural disasters and their impacts on the communities. The learners will be collaborating with Community 4 to evaluate the design structures based on their ability to withstand natural disasters.

Updates to Fresh Grade

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What we have been working on in Community 3!

Ask Me About...

Have you ever asked your child what he or she did in school that day, only to hear them say: "Nothing," or "I don't know"? The questions below might help your child start a conversation about what he or she is currently learning in school.

- Can you show me how to represent fractions on a number line?

- Divide a line into 4 intervals or spaces and label each fraction.

- Divide a line into 6 intervals or spaces and label each fraction.

- Can you show on a number line how far someone has walked if they walked 1/2 mile?

- If a pie was cut into 6 slices, and you ate 2 slices, what fraction of the pizza is left?

- Describe some of the characters you have read about this week.


Suggested Items: Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Footballs, Volleyballs, Kickballs, Yoga Mats, Wiffle Golf Balls, 14 foot jump ropes, Ping Pong Balls, Bean Bags, Hula Hoops, and Stacking Cups.

Donated items can be delivered to Coach Klinger in the gym! - Thanks so much!!!!!

*Don't forget to always wear appropriate footwear to Health and Wellness!



Clorox Wipes

Wide ruled line paper

Glue sticks

Lunch Menu for February

Monday 2/15


Tuesday 2/16

Stuffed Crust Pizza, Tater Tots, Fresh Salad Bar

Wednesday 2/17

Steak Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes, Italian Veggies

Thursday 2/18


Friday 2/19


Monday 2/22

Chicken Alfredo, Sweet Peas, Breadstick

Tuesday 2/23

Beef Tips w/ Rice, Buttered Carrots, Assorted Veggies

Wednesday 2/24

Baked Chicken, Steamed Broccoli, Fresh Roll

Thursday 2/25


Friday 2/26


Monday 2/29

Chicken Nuggets, Corn on the Cob, Salad Bar

Community Three - Pike Road Schools

Our Mission: To create a culture of intellectual curiosity where all students have ownership over their learning and are inspired to think, innovate, and create.

Our Vision: Our students are lifelong learners who use their knowledge, skills, and influence to make the world a better place.