Mrs. Reynolds' 3rd Grade Newsletter

March 23, 2015

Week 27

Just a few things this week. Last week field trip forms were sent home about our trip to the Rough Riders baseball game. The cost for students is $23 and adults $15. The cost includes a game ticket, food during the game (hot dogs and or hamburgers, chips and drinks), and a hat. As always, we need chaperons to help monitor the students. We can allow up to 10 parents per class. Forms and money are due by March 31st, which is next week. The field trip is on May 27th and we will be leaving Dodd at 9:00 for the day game. I will take the first 10 parents who send in money and forms. So far, only 3 students have paid and one parent has volunteered to chaperon.

Up Coming Events @ Dodd

Wednesday, March 25

KC Club at 2:30 in the art room

Bake Sale to benefit the Mitochondrial Foundation - items sold for 50 cents each


Friday, March 27

End of 9 weeks


Monday, March 30 & Tuesday, March 31

STAAR Writing test 4th grade

Field trip money due!

Reading

This week students are reading a short expository from TIME For Kids magazine called Call of the Wild. They are working with the following words: crucial, adjust, survive, source, and unpredictable. The skills we are focusing on are cause and effect. Students will also be working on verb agreement.

Our district unit test will be this Wednesday. It will be short and include 2 reading passages. The reading passage for this week is Georgia O'Keeffe and it is due on Friday.

Social Studies

This week we will finish up with unit 4 and 7. Most of the information was review. We will have a vocabulary quiz on Tuesday and our unit test on Thursday. Please look over the notes in your child's yellow folder.

Spelling

Unit 27 will focus on dropping the 'e' before adding 'ing'. Homophones this week are flee, flea, tax, and tacks. Reminder - spelling journals are due on Wednesdays. Cups practice page is due on Friday.

Tutoring dates and updates

Afternoon groups will need to be picked up by 4:00 at the 2nd grade door. Your promptness is greatly appreciated. No afternoon groups on March 31 or April 1 or 6th. There have be changes so please look over closely.


Morning groups dropped off at 6:45 am at the 2nd grade door. See final days below:

Group 1 - Tuesday/Thursday

March (24 & 26), Mon. (30), April 7


Group 2 - Monday/Wednesday

March (25) (30), April 6


Group 3 - Monday/ Tuesday/ Wednesday/ Thursday

March (24, 25, & 26,) (30), April (6 & 7)


Morning group -

March ( 24, 25, & 26,) (30, 31, & April 1)

April (6 & 7)