The Ritenour Review

2016 - 2017 Third Grade Weekly News

Spring Like Days

I am sure you can all agree, the weather lately has been lovely and NEEDED! This is exactly what our minds and bodies needed this week. I am beyond grateful to have this weather continue into our four-day weekend! I hope you are all making the most of this beautiful weather we have been gifted.

Last Week


  • Reading: We are still in the middle of our book clubs and working on our character study concepts. We are nearing the end of Wonder - very bitter sweet! This year's class has connected to Wonder more than any past classes! This is a teacher's dream! Many of our classmates have made skits based on the book's characters and are making the storylines come to life!
  • Writing: We focused a lot on theme in reading and how we can add those lessons/morals to our writing. The kids did a beautiful job writing about Wonder this week. Those will be in the Tuesday folders this week.
  • Math: We are navigating into larger numbers in multiplication and division. We also learned about the order of operations (PEMDAS) and the kids had a lot of fun playing with different problems and following the steps of PEMDAS.
  • Spelling: We are still working on homophones. This week we finished our long /i/ and /o/ sorts.
  • Social Studies: We kicked off our Economics unit! We have briefly talked about goods vs services.

Next Week

Coming up next week:


Language Arts: We are still looking at ISTEP prep questions for grammar and writing topics.


Math: Still in Unit 6, this is a great unit to revisit several topics touched earlier this year. We will hit geometry and subtraction methods this week.


Word Study: We will not have a sort the next TWO weeks.


Social Studies: Economics!

Valentine's Day

Thank you for all of the hard work at home!! The boxes looked amazing and we had a blast celebrating Valentine's Day in class!

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Special's Schedule

  • Monday: Art
  • Tuesday: Wellness **bring/wear tennis shoes
  • Wednesday: STEM
  • Thursday: Music
  • Friday: Library

Upcoming Dates!

  • February 25th - Boone Meadow Blast - free event hosted by PTO
  • February 28th: First day of ISTEP Part 1
  • March 1: Second Day of ISTEP Part 1
  • March 2: Last day of ISTEP Part 1
Scholastic Book Orders

If you would like to order books for your child through scholastic's website, please click on the link above. Checks can still be sent to the classroom and I will mail the orders.