3rd Grade News

January 19-23

What a week!

WOW! Parents I am so, so impressed with the amount of learning we accomplished this week! They were excited and eager to learn, and this was in every single subject! I am consistently blown away by their inquisitive minds! Ask your child to teach you about something they learned in inherited and acquired animal behaviors, colonization of the 13 original colonies, generalizing in reading, tenses of verbs, or Martin Luther King Jr.! I hope they talk your ear off because they are truly masters of all of these things! J I am leaving this week and entering into the weekend a very proud teacher!

Invent an Animal Project

For the “Life Science” unit, I have assigned the students with a project of inventing their own animal. They are so excited about this and have already been brainstorming many ideas and drawing a sketch of their animal!

This project will require the students to fill out of a packet of information about their animal and then create a model to show what their animal looks like. They can either create a 2D drawing or a 3D model! I hope they all go big and make a 3D model, but I know time is sometimes limited at home so a colored drawing is perfectly fine too J

You can find a PowerPoint with some helpful information and some links on FSA connect in the “Science” class. It is posted at the very top for your convenience. It is due Februrary 6, 2015. Please be sure the students keep this in their Homework Folded because any spare time they have in the classroom, they can work on this in school.

Curriculum Corner


We have finally finished our 3A test. The students worked SO hard on their test and I could tell they really know the material! We are starting Chapter 10, Money, in our newest textbook 3B!

Social Studies

We have begun to dig into the American Revolution! This semester we will learned about specific American Heroes that shaped our nation's history! Our first hero is Paul Revere!


We in Chapter 4: Animals! The students are loving it! We will finish the chapter this week with life cycles of mammals, butterflies, and frogs!


Our weekly story is Around One Cactus , a narrative nonfiction text.
Our reading skill is Cause and Effect.
Our vocabulary words are: incredible, search, topic, lofty, stinging, unseen, noble, survivors, waterless

Language Arts

Our convention skill is irregular verbs.

Our spelling words are words that have consonant blends of wr, kn, gn, st, mb: thumb, gnaw, written, know, climb, design, wrist, crumb, assign, wrench, knot, wrinkle, lamb, knob, knit

Important Dates

Monday, January 19


Thursday, January 22

  • 100th Day of School!

Friday, January 23

  • Spelling test
  • Vocabulary Test

Friday, January 30

  • AR logs, reflections, online tests need to be completed and turned in

Monday, February 9

  • Field Trip Tellus Muesum

Friday, February 27

  • AR logs, reflections, online tests need to be completed and turned in

Saturday, March 7

  • Elementary Science Olympiad State Qualifying Competition

March 20, 2015

  • Alliance Theater Field Trip

April 6-10

  • Spring Break--NO SCHOOL

Spring Conferences!

Just a heads up, I would like to have a one-on-one conference with all parents at the end of spring semester! Your child can come along! The goal of this meeting will be to discuss their overall time in 3rd grade as well as areas of which they can improve on and excel in as they transition to 4th grade!