3rd Grade News

May 4-8

End of Year Conferences

I have LOVED getting to sit down with you and discuss your child's year with FSA in 3rd grade and next steps as they enter 4th grade!! Below is the upcoming conference times I have scheduled. Please be on time to your conference :) If you are late and I have another meeting to follow, we will have to reschedule.

Today, May 1

  • 2:45-3:00 Saba
  • 3:00-3:15 Noah

May 4

  • 3:00-3:15 Trent

May 5

  • 3:00-3:15 Pritam

May 6

  • 3:00-3:15 Bhavin

May 7

  • 3:00-3:15 Aleyna

May 14

  • 3:00-3:15 Shreyan
  • 3:15-3:30 Nick

May 15

  • 3:30-3:45 Graham


You can order online or over the phone until midnight on May 1st.

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Create an account using the unique access code located on your free stickers. You may also contact Square 1 Art Customer Care at 888.332.3294 or online chat for your access code.

Schoolkidz School Supplies!

Mrs. Crigler worked closely with all of the elementary teachers several weeks ago to put this together and find the best value products for the items requested by teachers. Avoid the craziness of back-to-school shopping in August and get it done now by ordering through Schoolkidz!

How cool is the flyer that came home this week? Everything your child needs for a successful 4th grade year has been hand-picked for you already. All you need to do is order online or return your child's order form by May 11th!

If you complete this online, please make sure to choose the correct kit based on your child's grade level next school year.


Enter Account Number: 95955

MAP Testing Success!

Yesterdays MAP test went very well! All of the network issues we seemed to have had during the winter MAP test have been resolved! Everyone was overjoyed to find that they have improved their score from Winter! I extended recess for 20 minutes yesterday to celebrate 100% class improvement on MAP results for math! YAY, what an accomplishment! As soon as school wide MAP testing is finished, results will be shared with everyone!

Damien's Birthday!

On Wednesday, May 6th Damien's family will be providing all of third grade with pizza, juice/water, and cookie cake to celebrate his birthday! All you need to pack your child for lunch on Wednesday is some sides!

Letters to Aniya!

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Mrs. Millar and her students have come up with a few VERY creative fundraising ideas to raise money to go their DI competition. Luckily, we have some super supportive administration members ready and willing to (literally) offer themselves up to help! Send your kindergartener in with a few dollars next week and they can buy...

  • The chance to spray Mrs. Campbell with a full water gun for just $5
  • A piece of duct tape to attach Mr. Sener to a wall for $1
  • A raffle ticket for the chance to win a basket of goodies for $2
  • The opportunity to splatter paint at the last blast carnival for $5

Curriculum Corner

Social Studies

We are finishing learning about Famous American citizens: Eleanor Roosevelt, Mary McLeod Bethune, Cesar Chavez, Frederick Douglass, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson standing up and fighting for all citizens' Constitutional rights! We will have a Test over all these people on Friday, May 8. Study Guide Packets will be sent home.


We are in the middle of Chapter 9: Energy and its forms! We are learning all about how energy changes and what types of energy we use for certain things in our lives.


We are learning about Time. Next week we will focus on converting hours to minutes and vise versa. We will also focus on Elapsed Time, which I believe is one of the most challenging aspect of time to learn. However, I am excited to dig into this with them!


Weekly Story: Me and Uncle Romie, a Historical Fiction

Comprehension Skill: Author's Purpose

Vocabulary Words: cardboard, feast, fierce, flights, pitcher, ruined, stoops, treasure

Language Arts

Conventions Skill: Conjuctions

Phonics Skill: suffixes- hood, ment, y, ish

Spelling words: rocky, foolish, rainy, childhood, selfish, treatment, movement, neighborhood, childish, parenthood, crunchy, bumpy, payment, sleepy, shipment

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Important Dates

May 4-15: Spring MAP Testing Days

  • 3rd Grade Language Arts May 6
  • 3rd Grade Science May 11
  • 3rd Grade Reading May 14

May 6:

  • Homework Packet due
  • Spelling Test
  • Vocabulary Test


May 8: Famous Americans Test

May 11: Schoolkiz order form due back to FSA

May 13:

  • Chapter 9 Science Test
  • 2nd - 5th Grade Picnic

May 15:

  • April and May AR due
  • Unit 5 Reading and Language Arts Benchmark

May 18: Yearbooks arrive at FSA

May 19: Last Blast Carnival at FSAPS

May 22: Last Day of School, Elementary Awards at 1:30