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News from Room 215 for the week of December 1

Specialty Information

Dear Parents,

We just wanted to help smooth the way for our Specialty Fair set-up and activities for next Friday!

· Students should arrive Friday morning between 8:30-9:00 and come directly to their classroom. They should have with them their display board, notecards with information they would like to share, and any items they wish to display with their boards. Please note they only have the top of their desk for space. Parents are more than welcome to come in and help students set up. If your child is coming by bus, please be sure he/she comes directly to his/her classroom from the bus. We also suggest your child wearing comfortable shoes as the students will be standing for long periods of time. Powerpoints have been completed here at school.

· The parent visitation time is from 2:00-3:15 p.m. on Friday. Please sign in at the office, and then join us in the gym. Siblings, family friends, and extended family are extremely welcome! We strongly encourage you, however, to leave strollers at home as our space in the classroom is extremely limited with the number of displays we will have.

· At 3:15, students whose parents are on site can be dismissed from the classroom. PLEASE SEE YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER TO SIGN YOUR CHILDREN OUT BEFORE LEAVING WITH THEM. Siblings in Gr. K-2 or Gr. 4 may not leave school before their usual dismissal time.

Be sure to check the rubric to know how the board will be graded! I can't wait to see these wonderful masterpieces!

· When your child leaves, whether by car or bus, all items must go home with him/her—board assorted paraphernalia!

·Please send any final questions to your child’s teacher ASAP, and we’ll get an answer back to you as soon as possible. We hope to see you at the Fair!

With anticipation,

Your Third Grade Team

Tisch's Tidbits


Just a reminder that we will go outside to recess if the temperature per the wind chill is 10 degrees or above. Please be sure your child has hats, gloves, snow pants, boots, etc. Children are allowed to play on the playground if there is snow only if they have snow pants and boots. Also, please be sure your child's items are labeled. Thank you!

SGE Clinic

An Important Message from Nurse Twitty

I wanted to make you aware of a “pesky” situation that impacts schools around the country, often as the school year begins and after long breaks. Pediculosis, or head lice, is a condition that each year affects approximately 6 to 12 million children between the ages of 3 and 12 years of age, and about 1 in every 100 elementary school children. The most common symptom of head lice is itching and head scratching, particularly at night. Red bite marks or sores may also be noticed on the scalp. Head lice continue to be one of the most prevalent communicable childhood diseases among children, and outbreaks are possible whenever and wherever children gather. Screen your child regularly and notify us immediately if head lice or their nits (lice eggs) are detected. (We welcome the opportunity to teach those of you who do not know how to check your child for head lice). Working together helps protect all of the children, including your own. Thank you for your cooperation!

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Guided Reading Groups

This week, your child will be starting a book on their level! I will be meeting with each of the groups throughout the week. Assignments with due dates will be given. If your child reads their assigned pages at home, they are welcome to use this with reading log assignment and could the time for their minutes.

Math Test

We will have our unit 4 math test on Friday so be sure to look for the study guide tomorrow.


December 5-Math test

December 12-Specialty Fair 2:00-3:15 -Boards are due on this day!

December 19-Winter Party/Book Exchange

March 14-PTO Silent Auction

April 13-16-Spring Book Fair

Lots of Learning!


-square numbers

-story problems with multiplication/division

-fact families




-fables/comparing fables




-informative writing: ideas and topics


represent-to speak or act for another person or group

communicate-to make one's thoughts or ideas known using pictures, words, or gestures

tale-a true or fictional story especially one told in an imaginative way

artist-a person who is good at painting, music, writing, or craft

generation-all the people born and who live about the same time

preservation-the act of saving something as it is for the future

Staff Desert Dive

The PTO will be hosting a Dessert Dive for our wonderful SGE staff members on December 9th. We will be looking for yummy dessert donations - sign up will be available at soon!