News from Room 40

February 2016

At a glance...

It has been a crazy time for us in third grade! Thankfully it seems that everyone was safe during our little blizzard.


This month we'll be learning how to tell time (analog clocks) and periods of time (calendars, minutes, seconds, etc) during math. In reading, we will continue learning about folk tales with biographies, autobiographies and summarizing. In Science, they will learn about animal habitats and adaptations. In History, they will learn about Famous Americans.


We will have our Valentine's Day celebration on Friday, February 12 at the end of the day. If you would like to send any treats with your child for the class to enjoy, please be sure they are store bought and approved by the nurse. Students can bring valentines but we ask they bring one for every student in the class. We have 20 students in all and your child wrote every students' name in their agenda.

Upcoming events

February & March Events

Friday, 2/12: Time test

Box Top Drive: Until 2/9

Monday, 2/15: Make-up school day


3/22: Game night

3/25: Career Day

3/26-4/3: Spring Break

Washington D.C. Field Trip

Our field trip to Washington D.C. has been scheduled for Friday, April 15. We will send more information with students when the time is closer. Just wanted to send out the date to keep you in the loop and to pencil it in your calendar.

Valentine's Day Celebration

Friday, Feb. 12th, 2:30pm

2055 Courthouse Road

Louisa, VA

Friday, February 12 our class will be having a little Valentine's Day celebration. Students will be making Valentine's bags that their friends can drop valentines in. If your child chooses to bring valentines, please have them bring a valentine for every student. We have 20 friends in our class and their names should be written in your child's agenda.


We will be doing fun activities afterward. We would love and appreciate any treats you would like to donate to our celebration! Due to new county policy, treats just need to be store bought and approved by the nurse.

Recess during the Winter

Please note that the cold weather can greatly affect our recess routine! If it is above freezing, students are taken outside. Please make sure your child comes with proper clothing (e.g. coats, mittens, hats, etc) since they will be outside for 30 minutes. If it is below freezing, students get a 30 minute break indoors where they can draw, dance, or play school-appropriate games.

Supply Wish List

We are always accepting school supply donations to help us learn! This morning we are running short on the following:

  • thin expo dry-and-erase markers
  • colored pencils
  • crayons
  • pencils and erasers