What's New in Mrs. Allen's Room?

February 15-19

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Dear Parents,


I hope everyone has enjoyed this long weekend and had a lovely Valentine's Day with your families! I saw a fat little Robin this morning hopping along my driveway next to the snow...a sure sign that Spring is just around the corner! :)


In case anyone missed the news, new school hours for next year were approved by the school board last week. The new hours will be 8:50 am to 3:50 pm. Students may begin arriving at 7:30 am.


Have a wonderful week!


Mrs. Allen!

This Week in 3rd Grade:

READING: Our story this week will be America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle. We will study facts vs. opinions and asking questions. (Due to the short week, the reading test will be on Friday, instead of Thursday as usual.)

GRAMMAR: Contractions

SPELLING: suffixes -er, -or, -ess, -ist (Due to the short week, the dictation and the spelling test will both be on Friday.)

  1. dentist
  2. editor
  3. artist
  4. hostess
  5. actress
  6. swimmer
  7. seller
  8. tutor
  9. tourist
  10. organist
  11. lioness
  12. shipper
  13. chemist
  14. investor
  15. conductor
  16. paper
  17. hard
  18. near
  19. sentence
  20. better
  21. announcer* *bonus words
  22. pharmacist*
  23. journalist*
  24. commuter*
  25. pianist*

WRITING: We have worked up to writing for 13 minutes without stopping! And we celebrate every little minute we add! We have begun working on a writing prompt set up just like the I-STEP, so the class will know what to expect.

MATH: We will continue working with fractions! No math tests scheduled for this week!

SOCIAL STUDIES: We will take a 2 week break from social studies in order to do some additional review for I-STEP. Social studies will resume on Monday, February 29th.

Noteworthy News...

  • Our One-School, One-Book program continues!! Your child's weekly reading log is due on TUESDAY this week!. There will be classroom incentives for family reading time!! This will also help with AR goals!
  • Please remember...if the temperatures (and wind chill) are above 20 degrees, we will be going outside, so PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD IS DRESSED ACCORDINGLY. In the event that we cannot go outside due to the weather, if you have any gently used board games at home that are no longer in use that you would like to donate to our recess closet, they would be great appreciated!
  • 3rd Quarter book report info is posted on my classroom website: mrsallencc.weebly.com Book reports and cereal box displays are due no later than Friday, March 4th.

3rd Quarter AR Stars

  1. Cade Diallo
  2. Myles Sprong
  3. Nate Law
  4. Colin Arney
  5. Jacey Goode

Special Class Schedule for Feb. 15-19

Mon. - NO SCHOOL!!

Tues. - Art

Wed. - Gym

Thur. - Computer Lab

Fri. - Library

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to the following students with February birthdays!


Cade Diallo--Feb. 1

Aaliyah Welch--Feb. 13

Hailey Mace--Feb. 20

Aubree Gibbs--Feb. 21

Jacob Gulley--Feb. 21

Star Student

Our star student this week is CUPID!


These are some of Cupid's favorite things:

FOOD: Chocolate

SPORT: Archery

TV SHOW: I Love Lucy

SONG: Can't Help Falling in Love

RESTAURANT: I ♥ Burgers

BOOK: Love Story

COLOR: Red & Pink