March 21-25, 2016

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Spring Break Stars March 25!

Spring Break is almost here! The dates this year are March 25th - April 1st. This means that there will not be school for students this Friday. School starts back up on Mon., April 4th. We hope you have a safe and fun time off!

Yearbook Sales Extended through April 15th!

Yearbooks are on sale for $20 now and can be purchased online. The website is www.treering.com/1014331731024379. Order forms were also sent home last Thursday (3-17) in your child's weekly communication folder.

Achieve 3,000 Goal for March

This month, students are working towards reading 10 articles and scoring 75% or higher on the activities connected with these articles. Students who meet their goal will participate in a fabulous "game day" celebration later this month. Students may complete up to 4 articles/activities at home. The rest must be completed at school.


NOTE: Students in Mrs. Eury's class must complete all 10 of their required articles in class.

Candy Bar Sale Continues!

The GQPTA has decided to extend the Candy Bar Fundraiser until after Spring Break! We have BIG plans for the playground that include purchasing swings and expanding the walking track. We need your help selling as many candy bars as possible. If you need another box, please send in a note to your teacher.

The top seller in K-2 & 3-5 will win a Razor 360, the K-2 & 3-5 top classes will win an ice cream party and we have one more super cute stuffed animal to raffle off at the end of the sale. Good luck selling!!

Third Grade Student Resources

This Week's Learning Topics:

Math Topics:

3.MD.8 Solve real world and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding the perimeter given the side lengths, finding an unknown side length, and exhibiting rectangles with the same perimeter and different areas or with the same area and different perimeters.

I Can:

I can find the perimeter of a shape.
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What will we learn?

Students continue this week to build on their knowledge of quadrilaterals and measurement to find the perimeter of quadrilaterals.

Reading Topics

RI.3.8. Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence) Read these two paragraphs. Can you tell how the ideas in the two paragraphs are connected? (time order, comparison of events/ideas, cause/effect) Can you find the part of the text that comes after this part? Can you find the next step/event/idea? What particular words or sentences help you know what comes next? What is similar about what is presented in these two texts? What is different?

I Can:

I can understand how paragraphs are connected by a structure.

What Will We Learn?

This week, students will continuing exploring the text structures that connect paragraphs in in the same text.
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Science Topics

3.P.1 Understand motion and factors that affect motion.


  • 3.P.1.1 Infer changes in speed or direction resulting from forces acting on an object.
  • 3.P.1.2 Compare the relative speeds (faster or slower) of objects that travel the same distance in different amounts of time.
  • 3.P.1.3 Explain the effect of earth’s gravity on the motion of any object on or near the earth.

I Can:

I can learn about how different forces affect motion.

What Will We Learn?

This week students will continue learning about the factors that affect motion, including forces such as gravity, speed and direction. Students will conduct experiments in class.