Puckett's Mill 3rd Grade Newsletter

September 4, 2015

A note from the teachers...

Dear Parents,

If you have not already signed up for a conference, please do so soon. We hope that you all enjoy your three-day weekend!

Have a great weekend!!

~Third Grade Teachers

What are we doing next week?

  • Reading – Students will learn to make inferences with pictures, literature, and informational text.
  • Writing – Students are working on a narrative writing piece. This week we will work on adding elaboration and using examples related to our 5 senses to make our writing more interesting. Students will learn to use transition words to connect thoughts and paragraphs. We will focus on the importance of word choice and practice using vivid verbs and specific nouns when we write.
  • Word Study/Spelling - This week will be a Word Work (spelling) skill week. Students will receive their spelling list and should complete the sort and review activities each night. Our focus this week will be common Long and Short O spelling patterns.
  • Grammar - Next week we will continue exploring nouns. Students will be working with possessive nouns.
  • Math – Next week we will continue to learn about addition. Students will practice the different strategies they have used to add. We will have our Addition Test on Friday.
  • Social Studies - We will continue with our Georgia Regions and Habitats unit, as well as the plants and animals that live/survive in each one. Our Habitat Vocabulary Quiz will be on Tuesday, September 15. You can study the vocabulary words on Quizlet - Quizlet Habitats Vocabulary. Another fun link: YouTube Georgia Habitat Song video made/sung by a 3rd grade Georgia teacher. . Our Habitat unit test will be on Thursday, September 17. Science interactive notebooks should home daily for review each night.

A Note from Mrs. Mays

Life's a Scream when you get to read fab- BOO- lous books that are sure to SCARE your SOCKS off!

Our Fall Scholastic Book Fair is coming in two weeks (Sept. 14 - 18)! Our PTA Book Fair Fairies will transform our media center into a fun, whimsical, monster under the bed explosion. The best part is we get to shop great books all week long! Parents and Grandparents are welcome to attend and shop throughout the week. Shopping times are from 8:30 - 2:30. Be sure to contact your child's teacher for their specific time to shop so you can select books together. As always, our Teacher Wish List will be posted so that you can purchase books for your child's classroom library. Can't wait to see you there!

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Grandparents' Luncheon

Below are the dates for our Grandparents' Luncheon. Your child also has a flyer in their Friday Folder with information. All of our lunch times will be at the normal time. We hope to see many of you there!

Mrs. Burkingstock - Friday, September 18th

Mrs. Coy - Friday, September 18th

Ms. Fladger - Tuesday, September 15th

Mrs. Ross - Wednesday, September 16th

Mrs. Shields - Thursday, September 17th

Mrs. Wilker - Monday, September 14th