3L Weekly News

Week Ending April 29, 2016


We will be testing in the Central School Computer Lab. Please make sure your child brings a sweatshirt in case he or she is cold during the assessment.

I wanted to provide you with the date and times of the upcoming PARCC testing. Please see the schedule below.

Monday, May 2 at 9:00 (Language Arts)

Tuesday, May 3 at 9:00 (Language Arts)

Wednesday, May 4 at 9:00 (Language Arts)

Thursday, May 5 at 9:00 (Language Arts)

Friday, May 6 at 9:00 (Math)

Monday, May 9 at 9:00 (Math)

Tuesday, May 10 at 1:00 (Math)

Wednesday, May 11 at 1:00 (Math)

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This week in...

Elena was our Star of the Week!


  • We wrapped up A Tree is Growing by completing a graphic organizer by identifying text and graphic features. Then, we determined how the text or graphic feature helped our comprehension.
  • We also completed a dig deep response and a quiz.
  • We went on a nature walk and examined all of the different trees we have on our school grounds.
  • The students learned how to identify Cherry Blossom Trees, Spineless Locust Tree, Maple Trees, and Japanese Maple Trees. Students will be making posters to represent what they learned on our walk and will incorporate text and graphic features on it, too.
  • Finally, students completed a text and graphic features hunt using a Time For Kids.


  • We continued practicing double and triple digit Lattice and the Partial Products Algorithm for Multiplication.

  • I have been encouraging all students to use their favorite method to solve and check with the other method they know.

  • We continued to work on Open Response questions.

  • To see videos of how to complete these problems, check out Everyday Math Online, click Resources (on the bottom of the page), click Algorithms in Everyday Math, select grade 3, select multiplication, select algorithm, select the animation of your choosing.

  • It is important that students are studying their multiplication facts each night. It not only helps build good study habits, but also builds stamina and quick recall! While it is great students are using strategies such as repeated addition and drawing pictures, these facts must be known by heart. Students can check out my eBoard for additional practice with this skill.


  • Students participated in an inquiry process that asks them to consider introduction strategies of mentor text.
  • Students learned one way to make a catchy introduction is to include metaphors and similes.
  • Students reviewed their information writing using a checklist and then how to make a plan for revision.
  • Students learned additional revision strategies for clearing up the confusion in their work by imagining a different perspective and role-playing with a partner.

Word Study:

  • We will pick up with Word Study after PARCC.


  • Students learned what it's like to be blasted off into space and how astronauts prepare for space.
  • SO many students are excited for these lessons and love learning about space!

Habit of the Month: Think Win-Win

I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.

I encourage parents to submit their children for nominations (you can email it right to me)! I'd love to celebrate what a child does outside of the classroom as much as we celebrate what they do in school. :-)


Please remember to have your child submit his/her poem for Poet of the Week prior to the presentation for approval.

Absences/Late: Always include csattendanceoffice@haddonfield.k12.nj.us on all emails regarding absence, early dismissal or late arrival. This email is checked frequently throughout the day.

Vocabulary: Vocabulary for each story in Journeys can be found on my eBoard under the Language Arts tab. The red tabs are sectioned by lesson (example: L1 is Lesson 1 etc.). Vocabulary can also be found in the Journeys textbook or online textbook (before the reading selection).

Strings Make Up Work: Please keep in mind that your child will be missing instructional time when he or she attends strings. Any work that he or she miss will be expected to be made up.

Birthdays: If your child would like to celebrate his/her birthday, please contact me so we can set up a date to celebrate! See my eBoard for more details.

Student Logins: If students forget their Journeys Textbook click this link for the website. Students have logins and passwords in the front of their Agendas. EDM Home Links can be accessed on the website. The login information is also in the front of your child's planner book. My eBoard has additional information on logging in under the Language Arts and Math tabs.

Check This Out!

**My eBoard has loads of resources on it under the Math Tab. Be sure to check it out!

1.Typing Agent: **This is a GREAT tool to help your child with his/her typing skills!

  • The link can be found on my eBoard under the PARCC/Teach tab.

2. Multiplication

Student Council Activities

None at this time.

Central Events: April, May, and June

Central Events: April

Friday, April 29

  • 6:00pm Family Fun Night

Central Events: May

Monday, May 2

  • PARCC Testing Grades 3-5 8:00am
  • Teacher Appreciation Week

Tuesday, May 3

  • PARCC Testing Grades 3-5
  • Teacher Appreciation Week

Wednesday, May 4

  • PARCC Testing Grades 3-5
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 3:10pm Central School PAC Meeting

Thursday, May 5

  • PARCC Testing Grades 3-5
  • Teacher Appreciation Week

Friday, May 6

  • PARCC Testing Grades 3-5
  • 9:00am Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 8:00am Spirit Day

Sunday, May 8

  • Mother's Day

Monday, May 9

  • PARCC Testing Grades 3-5

Tuesday, May 10

  • PARCC Testing Grades 3-5

Wednesday, May 11

  • PARCC Testing Grades 3-5
  • 3:10pm Central School PTA Meeting

Friday, May 13

  • 3:30pm Interim Report Cards Available Online Grades 1-5

Tuesday, May 24

  • 7:30am Central School Band Dress Rehearsal
  • 8:15am Central School Orchestra Dress Rehearsal
  • 7:00pm Central School Spring Concert

Wednesday, May 25

  • 8:00am 4th Grade Science Testing
  • 3:00pm Scholastic BOGO Sale

Monday, May 30

  • Memorial Day
  • 8:00am School Closed

Central Events: June

Wednesday, June 1

  • 8:00am Make up 4th Grade Science Testing

Friday, June 3

  • 8:00am Central School Kindergarten End of the Year Program
  • 6:00pm Spring Social

Monday, June 6

  • 8:00am Spirit Week

Tuesday, June 7

  • Spirit Week

Wednesday, June 8

  • Spirit Week
  • 6:00pm PTA Information Night

Thursday, June 9

  • Spirit Week
  • 6:00pm 5th Grade Remembrance Night

Friday, June 10

  • 9:00am Spirit Week
  • 8:00am Spirit Day
  • 9:00am Central School Awards Assembly
  • SHELEBRATION in your child's classroom! @ 2:00

Wednesday, June 15

  • 8:40am Central School Field Day
  • 1:00pm 5th Grade Swim Party

Thursday, June 16

  • 1:00pm 5th Grade Swim Party (Rain Date)

Friday, June 17

  • 3:30pm Final Report Cards Available Online Grades PK-5

Sunday, June 19

  • Father's Day

Specials This Week

Monday is a Day 2:

  • Music

Tuesday is a Day 3:

  • Health and Gym

Wednesday is a Day 4:

  • Spanish

Thursday is a Day 5:

  • Library

Friday is a Day 6:

  • Art

Guest Read Aloud Schedule


  • Jennifer Cittadini Wednesday, October 14 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Beth Wassall Wednesday, October 21 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Nicole Ventrella Tuesday, October 27 @ 2:40 (completed)


  • Emmie Goldenbaum-Cook Thursday, November 12 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Mia Levine or Eric Huebl: Friday, November 20 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Jennifer Barker Monday, November 23 @ 2:40 (completed)


  • Stefanie Kist: Wednesday, December 2 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Dana Mower: Monday, December 7 @ 2:40 (completed)


  • Jeff Tucker Tuesday, January 5 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Susan Gordon: Tuesday, January 12 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Jennifer Grega : Friday, January 22 @ 2:40


  • Robin Landis: Friday, February 5 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Dori Shields: Monday, February 22 @2:40 (completed)
  • Barbara Cavacini: Thursday, February 25 @ 2:40 (completed)


  • Heather Tucker: Friday, March 4 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Debbie Wolschina: Friday, March 11 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Shannon Simkus: Tuesday, March 29 @ 2:40 (completed)


  • Sara Blackburn: Tuesday, April 5 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Sharon Dominco: Wednesday, April 13 @ 2:40 (completed)


  • Mary Beth Smith: Tuesday,May 10 @ 2:40


  • Carol Cox: Friday, June 10 @ 2:40

Star of the Week Schedule

Student and Date:

1. Natalie Sept. 28-Oct.2 (completed)

2. Diego October 5-9 (completed)

3. Katie October 12-16 (completed)

4. Isaiah October 26-30 (completed)

5. Blair November 9-13 (completed)

6. Caden November 16-20 (completed)

7. Nathan November 30-Dec. 4 (completed)

8. Eliza January 4-8 (completed)

9. Caroline January 11-15 (completed)

10. Bryson January 25-29 (completed)

11. Vienna February 1-5 (completed)

12. Dayne February 22-26 (completed)

13. Libby February 29-Mar.4 (completed)

14. Derrick March 7-11 (completed)

15. Lindsey March 14-18 (completed)

16. Diana March 29- April 1 (completed)

17. Molly April 4-8 (completed)

18. Liam April 11-15 (completed)

19. Elena April 25-29 (completed)

20. William May 2-6

21. Joey May 16-20

22. Christopher June 6-10

Poet of the Week Schedule

Student and Date:

1. Libby Friday, October 2 (completed)

2. Liam Friday, October 9 (completed)

3. Diana Friday, October 16 (completed)

4. Vienna Friday, October 30 (completed)

5. Lindsey Friday, November 13 (completed)

6. Derrick Friday, November 20

7. Molly Friday, December 4 (completed)

8. Elena Friday, December 11 (completed)

9. Natalie Friday, January 8 (completed)

10. Joey Friday, January 15 (completed)

11. William Friday, January 29 (completed)

12. Isaiah Friday, February 12 (completed)

13. Katie Friday, February 19 (completed)

14. Christopher Friday, February 26 (completed)

15. Blair Friday, March 4 (completed)

16. Caden Friday, April 1 (completed)

17. Diego Friday, April 8 (completed)

18. Nathan Friday, April 15 (completed)

19. Eliza Friday, May 6

20. Caroline Friday, May 13

21. Bryson Friday, May 27

22. Dayne Friday, June 10