Puckett's Mill 3rd Grade Newsletter

January 8, 2016

A note from the teachers...

Dear Parents,

We hope that you all had a wonderful break! If you have not paid for your child's field trip please note that the option is still available on My Payments Plus. Also, if you need a new permission slip please contact your child's teacher.

Have a great weekend!

~Third Grade Teachers

Relay for Life Used Book Sale

Attention Readers! Puckett's Mill Relay for Life Team is having a Used Book Sale and we need book donations to make this successful. If you have gently used books at home and want to make room for new books, we will be accepting donations all next week (January 11-15). Collection boxes will be in your teacher's classroom. During the week of January 25th, each class will have an opportunity to purchase books for only $1.00 each. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life.

What are we doing next week?

  • Reading – Students will be learning about Perspective and continuing with Point of View. Towards the end of the week, we will begin our unit on Fables, Folktales, and Myths, concentrating on the moral or lesson of the story.
  • Writing – We will begin writing narrative prompts to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details and clear event sequences.
  • Word Study/Spelling - Next week we will work with the long/short I spelling pattern (igh). We will have an assessment on Friday, January 15th.
  • Grammar - Next week we will learn about adjectives that compare two or more things - comparative and superlative adjectives (er and est).
  • Math – We will continue with our unit on geometry. Students will continue to explore different polygons (mainly quadrilaterals). We will also begin partitioning, or equally dividing, shapes.
  • Social Studies - Students will continue our unit on world changers during the Great Depression, moving on with Franklin D. Roosevelt. We will begin with his early life, how it affected his beliefs, and the obstacles he overcame when making his contributions towards justice/fair treatment for all. Students will have a Mary McLeod Bethune vocabulary quiz on Tuesday, January 12 and the Franklin D. Roosevelt's vocabulary quiz is on January 19. You can study each set of words using the following Quizlet links: Mary McLeod Bethune, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Eleanor Roosevelt.