Puckett's Mill 3rd Grade Newsletter

February 5, 2016

A note from the teachers...

Dear Parents,

We've had a great week here at school! As a reminder, please note that we will be celebrating Valentine's Day on Friday, February 12th. Please do not send in any Valentine's related items until that day. Also, please note that next weekend is a long weekend. We do not have school on Monday, February 15th.

Have a great weekend!

~Third Grade Teachers

Mark your calendars for February 12th Movie Night from 5:30 – 9:00!

Parents don’t miss the chance to have a Friday night to celebrate Valentine’s Day early with a relaxing dinner out while your child has fun watching a movie under the supervision of our wonderful PMES teachers. This event is sponsored by PMES Relay for Life. Students will have fun and receive pizza and a drink all for only $15 per student. ($10 for each additional sibling) The form is posted on the PMES website and is due by Monday, February 8th.

What are we doing next week?

  • Reading – Students will continue with our Book Series unit. We will start Book Clubs on Monday. Each group will choose a series, a book within the series, and have guided discussions. We will also continue to practice reading responses.
  • Writing – Next week the students will continue writing their Fractured Fairy tales focusing on adding dialogue, sensory detail, illustrations, and making sure it is a fractured fairy tale including all of the elements of a fractured fairy tale.
  • Word Study/Spelling - Next week we will review long vowel spelling patterns. We will have the assessment on Friday, February 12th.
  • Grammar - Next week we will continue to study about quotation marks.
  • Math – We will wrap up our first unit on fractions with a test Tuesday. We will then move into another fraction unit where equivalent fractions and comparing fractions will be our focus.
  • Science - Students will begin learning about heat. This unit begins with a study of what heat is and how it moves. Students will learn to use the terms conduction, convection, and radiation to describe the way in which heat has moved. Students will have a vocabulary test on February 19th. You can study these words using the Heat Quizlet link.