3rd Grade Newsletter

March/April 2023

What's Happening in 3rd Grade:

Welcome to 3rd Grade!

We are looking forward to meeting with parents again for spring conferences to discuss each child's growth in 3rd grade! Also, be on the lookout for report cards coming home soon.

As the weather gets warmer and we begin the last marking period of the year, this is a time that students typically need additional support with their behaviors. Please regularly remind your child of our P.R.I.D.E. school expectations.

Please reach out to your child's teacher via email or Talking Points if you have any questions or concerns.

Current Learning Goals

Math: Geometric figures, polygons, congruent figures, adding, subtracting, and comparing fractions, probability, temperature, measurement

Language Arts: Main idea and details of nonfiction, theme, author's purpose, and summarizing of fiction, reviewing all roots and affixes learned so far this year

Science: N/a
Social Studies: Geography of North and South America, diversity, citizenship, government, economics


Math: Play "I Spy" with polygons with your child and emphasize the prefix of each polygon's name. Ex: "I spy a shape with six sides. I spy a hexagon!" HEXA - six. If you use any traditional thermometers at your home (not a digital one on your phone's weather app), ask your child to read the temperature it shows.

Language Arts: Your child should read for 20 minutes every day at home - you can ask them questions about what they read, such as "What was the most important thing you read?" "Tell me about the main character." "Did you read any words you were unsure of?"

Science: N/a

Social Studies: Speak with your child about current events that are related to government (what are the responsibilities of the president, senate, house, etc., what is the difference between a rule and a law and some examples of each)

The best way to support your child's learning is to show interest in what they do at school. When they get home each day, ask them about their day and what they are learning. 😁

Important Reminders

  • Students may bring a water bottle to school with them if they wish (water fountains are turned off for sanitary purposes)
  • All toys and electronics should be kept at home - they are not permitted at school
  • Students should wear appropriate shoes on P.E. days
  • Students should return checked-out books to school on Library days
  • Students should be reading at home every day for 20 minutes

Upcoming Dates

March 10: End of 3rd 9 Weeks

March 13: No School (Teacher Workday)

March 14: Field Trip to Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

March 14: Parent Teacher Conferences 3:00-6:30

April 3-7: No School (Spring Break)

Contact Information

Ms. Doering doeringr@wps.k12.va.us

Ms. Maher robertsona@wps.k12.va.us

Ms. Earhart earhart.rennie@wps.k12.va.us

Ms. Pecoraro pecoraroo@wps.k12.va.us

Ms. Toth tothh@wps.k12.va.us

JKES Front Office Phone: (540) 662-3945