Bennett Third Grade Newsletter

March 18th - March 25th, 2016

Great Things Going on in Third Grade

It was so wonderful to see all of our students after spring break, and hear all about the exciting things they did over the break!

Please see the attached flyer about MISD Frisco Rough Riders Night.

We have a busy, but exciting few weeks ahead of us in third grade. This upcoming week in Math, students will study graphing. Students will learn how to collect and graph data. They will read and create pictographs, bar graphs and dot plot graphs. Students will also learn how to read, create and interpret keys for graphs. Students will use the data in graphs to solve complex word problems. Students should continue to log on to Think Through Math and practice their multiplication facts nightly.

In Reading, we will begin our final Kate DiCamillio novel study over The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Over the next two weeks, we will use the novel to study character development, sequence events, make connections, make predictions, infer, draw conclusions and work on complex vocabulary development. This is one of our favorite Kate DiCamillio books, as well as a student favorite. Please make sure that your child brings their copy of the book each day to class, so that they can follow along as we read, and refer back into the text to help formulate higher level reading responses.

In Writing, students will continue to work on creating a narrative piece over an exciting event in their life. We will also focus on using commas properly in our writing.

Students are so exciting about our upcoming Economics ELM. Students will be working through DIY's this next week as they learn about economics, free enterprise, supply and demand and personal financial literacy.

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Binder Needed

Every child will need to bring a white hard cover plastic binder (binders need to be 1 1/2 inches or 2 inches and have a clear plastic sleeve on the outside ) to school for our STAAR Wars review in April. Binders are due on April 1st. You can find binders at Walmart, Target, or any office supply store. If you need help in securing a binder for your child, please let your child's teacher know.

Closed Campus March 28th - April 1st

Bennett will be a closed campus from Monday, March 28th - Friday, April 1st, due to 4th and 5th grade STAAR testing. There will be no volunteers or Watch Dogs that week. Lunch will also be closed to parents and visitors ( if you have a child celebrating a birthday, you will want to pick a day the next week to come and eat lunch with your child). Thank you for your understanding as we create the best testing environment for student success.

Pictures Needed

We are asking all parents to send in any wonderful pictures that you have taken at a third grade event. We are starting to compile pictures for our end of the year video and would love any pictures that you might have taken.

Spelling Words for March 25th

SA- jacket, edit, climate, secret, private, unit, pirate, racket, limit, habit, comet, rocket

WW- how, cloud, clown, tough, ground, brown, drown, frown, mouth, through, town, count

LN- which, note, mule, done, wax, these, crab, wife, gum, drip, race, vote

Economics Fair Thursday, April 7th, 2016

The students are so excited about our upcoming Economics Fair on Thursday, April 7th from 8:15 - 9:00am. Parents are welcome to attend as the 2nd graders shop our fair. If you need any information, please access the Economics Fair Smore at:

Important Upcoming Events

Monday, March 21st: Creed Lunch 10:30am

Tuesday, March 22nd: Kidz Science 3 - 4pm

Thursday, March 24th: PTO Board Election Forms Due

Friday, March 25th: Bad Weather Day No School

Monday, March 28th - Friday, April, 1st: Closed Campus 4th & 5th Grade STAAR Testing

Monday, March 28th: Fire and Tornado Drill

Tuesday, March 29th: STAAR Testing 4th Grade Writing, 5th Grade Math, Kidz Science 3:00 - 4:00pm

Wednesday, March 30th: 1st Grade Field Trip, STAAR Testing 4th Grade Writing, 5th Grade Math, 4th & 5th Grade Choir Performs @ Texas Legends

Thursday, March 31st: 5th Grade Growth and Development Video preview at Central Office, STAAR Make Up

Friday, April 1st: White Binders Due

Thursday, April 7th: PTO sponsored Culver's Night 5:00 - 10:00pm, 3rd Grade Economics Fair

Monday, April 18th - Saturday, April 29th: 3rd Grade Star Wars Themed STAAR Review

Wednesday, April 20th: Deadline to order Frisco Rough Riders Tickets for MISD Night

Saturday, April 23rd: Bennett Carnival 3:00 - 7:00pm

Tuesday, May 3rd: PTO sponsored Spring Creek Barbeque Night 5:00 - 9:00pm