Bennett Third Grade Newsletter

April 8th - April 15th

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Great Things Going on in Third Grade

It was great to see everyone at the Economics Fair! The fair was a huge success! We are so proud of our students! Their products were amazing and they had a wonderful time as they learned about the Free Enterprise System!

Please see the attached flyers about MISD Frisco Rough Riders Night, Upcoming Carnival Activities and Opportunities, Spirit Wear Clearance, Spring Creek Bar-B-Que Night, Teacher Appreciation Week and PTO Meeting and Election Ballot.

This week in Math, students will continue to work on solving multi-step word problems using UPS check. Students will be making a word problem book this week. Students will have to match up multi-step word problems with strategies used to solve the problem by identifying the thinking patterns needed. Students will be using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to solve the problems modeling various strategies in their UPS checks.

In Reading, we will finish our group novel study over the Lemonade Wars. Students will use the novel to make inferences, sequence events, make connections, make predictions, draw conclusions and work on complex vocabulary development. We have a copy for each child to read, so there is no need to procure a book for your child.

In Social Studies, students will begin their new ELM over plants. We will be looking at plants as a system and how the different parts of a plant work together. Students will be challenged to design a garden for our PTO flower beds.

Pictures Needed

We are asking all parents to send in any wonderful pictures that you have taken at a third grade event. We are starting to compile pictures for our end of the year video and would love any pictures that you might have taken.

STAAR WARS April 18th - April 29th

Our much anticipated STAAR Wars unit is approaching! The students are so excited about it and it is a huge event that they look forward to every year.

For information regarding our STAAR Wars review, please access our Star Wars Smore at the following link: We appreciate all our parent support to help make these two weeks fun and engaging for our students. If you would like to donate an item to our STAAR Wars review, you can sign up to at the following Sign Up Genius Link: We so appreciate you partnering with us to help make this a success!

Spelling Words for April 15th, Test

SA 38- away, debate, because, another, degree, believe, against, develop, between, afraid, depend, beyond

WW 38 - three, threw, shred, shrimp, square, squeeze, thrill, through, shrink, shriek, squint, squeak

LN 14 - box, rode, road, chose, boat, one, coat, float, stop, drop, whole, foam

MAV Words - exercise, foundation, train

Important Upcoming Events

Monday, April 11th: Color Run Lunch with Ms. Barron's Class, Chess Club 3:00 - 4:00pm

Tuesday, April 12th: 5th Grade Choral Celebration, 4th Grade Field Trip Sci-Tech, Kidz Science 3:00 - 4:00pm, PTO General Meeting (Elections, Bond Presentation) 7:00pm

Wednesday, April 13th: Fire Drill 9:00am

Thursday, April 14th: Evans Select Your Band Instrument

Monday, April 18th - Saturday, April 29th: 3rd Grade Star Wars Themed STAAR Review

Monday, April 18th: STUCO Meeting 7:15am, Chess Club 3:00 - 4:00pm

Tuesday, April 19th: Taste It Tuesday, Color Run Pizza Lunch 12pm

Wednesday, April 20th: Deadline to order Frisco Rough Riders Tickets for MISD Night, Mrs. Dusek's Birthday

Thursday, April 21st: Carnival Prepaid Orders Delivered

Friday, April 22nd: STUCO Store 7:30 - 7:50am Under the Clock, 5th Grade Growth and Development Video 2:00 pm

Saturday, April 23rd: Bennett Carnival 3:00 - 7:00pm

Monday, April 25th: Color Run Kona Ice 1:30pm, Early Voting Opens, Chess Club 3:00 - 4:00pm

Tuesday, April 26th: Color Run Sonic Drink 2:15pm

Wednesday, April 27th: Progress Reports Go Home

Thursday, April 28th: Alpha Showcase Awards Night

Friday, April 29th: 2:15pm Friday Live, Relay for Life 7:00pm

Tuesday, May 3rd: PTO sponsored Spring Creek Barbeque Night 5:00 - 9:00pm