Bennett Third Grade Newsletter
December 11th - December 18th, 2015
Great Things Going On In Third Grade
We can not believe that this is the last week of school before Winter Break! The year has flown by! During the holiday season, it is a time to reflect and give thanks for all of our many blessings. We are so thankful to have each and every student in our third grade. We are so proud of each of our sweet third grade Bennett Bears. They have grown so much since the start of school and have displayed all of the characteristics we look for at Bennett: hard work, perseverance, trustworthiness, honesty, friendship, enthusiasm and dedication. We are truly thankful for each student and the wonderful smiles and great attitudes they bring with them each day. They make our Bennett family absolutely wonderful! Thank you for sharing your sweet angels with us everyday!
In Math this week, students will work on solving multi-step word problems. We will work on solving complex word problems using a variety of strategies such as skip counting on a number line, counting by tens, strip diagrams, and employing input/output tables.
In Reading students will continue to study dramas/plays. Students will learn the vocabulary associated with a drama and how to read a drama. Students will learn to determine the plot of a play and help use clue to find meanings in a play. Students will also work in small groups to perform a winter play in the class. In Writing, students will review the format of writing a friendly letter as they compose a letter to Santa.
This week in Science, students will finish their ELM over Magnets. Students will complete their DIY's and labs to learn about the properties and uses of magnets. Students will create a super hero suit for Benny the Bear that incorporates magnets in the suit.
Please mark your calendars to join us on Friday, December 18th, for Holiday Live at 8:30am, and our annual winter class parties at 1:45pm.
New Spelling Words - Week of Dec. 14th- 18th
WW 24- sold, bleed, wave, clue, tone, school, scene, light, slide, crow, pool, feast
SA 24-garden, airplane, compare, careful, market, toward, haircut, harvest, carry, beware, fairy, hardly
LN 44- ask, gift, best, fast, desk, lost, must, last, just, cost, lift, melt
MAV Words - achieve, detect, employ
Monday, January 11th- Jr. Spelling Bee
Please mark your calendars to join us for our class winter parties on Friday, December 18th from 1:45 to 2:30.
PTO Sponsored Papa Murphy's Week
Please help support our school by buying a scrumptious Papa Murphy's pizza this week. A portion of the proceeds for all pizzas that are purchased from December 13th - 17th will go to Bennett Elementary! Please tell them you are from Bennett when ordering!
Please join us for PTO Bingo. Bingo has been moved to Friday, January 22nd from 6:30 - 8:00pm.
Important Upcoming Events
Monday, December 12th: Dowell MS Drama visit for 5th Grade
Tuesday, December 15th: Taste It Tuesday, Jump Rope for Heart Info Goes Home
Friday, December 18th: Last Day to Order Yearbooks, Holiday Live 8:30am, Class Parties 1:45 - 2:30, 2nd Nine Weeks Ends
December 21, 2015 - January 4, 2016: Winter Break
Monday, January 11th: Junior School Spelling Bee (2nd and 3rd Grade)
Tuesday, January 5th: Creed Lunch
Wednesday, January 6th: Report Cards
Friday, January 22nd: PTO Bingo 6:30 - 8:00