Puckett's Mill 3rd Grade Newsletter

January 29, 2016

A note from the teachers...

Dear Parents,

Please look in your child's Friday Folder for a note about Valentine's Day. Since Valentine's Day is on a Sunday this year, we will be celebrating at school on Friday, February 12th. Also, please look for a flyer about our Sci-Tech Night.

Have a great weekend!

~Third Grade Teachers

Sci-Tech Night is February 4th -- Mark Your Calendar!

One of our biggest events is right around the corner! Sci-Tech Night is Thursday, Feb. 4, 6-8 p.m. at the school. This FREE event is open to all PMES students and their parents and is designed to show kids how cool science and technology can be.

The event begins with our Science Fair awards ceremony and then students attend three breakout sessions. These sessions are led by science and technology experts in our area who show kids how these important areas are applied in various careers. Experts teach kids about the brain, robotics, animal science, ecology, electricity, astronomy, WiFi, chocolate and much more! See the attached flier for more event details.

Mark your calendar for Feb. 4 and get ready for the best Sci-Tech Night yet!

Mark your calendars for February 12th Movie Night from 5:30 – 9:00!

Parents don’t miss the chance to have a Friday night to celebrate Valentine’s Day early with a relaxing dinner out while your child has fun watching a movie under the supervision of our wonderful PMES teachers. This event is sponsored by PMES Relay for Life. Students will have fun and receive pizza and a drink all for only $15 per student. ($10 for each additional sibling) The form is posted on the PMES website and is due by Monday, February 8th.

What are we doing next week?

  • Reading – We will start our new unit on Book Series. We will begin with returning main characters, secondary characters, and comparing settings.
  • Writing – We will begin a new unit in writing. The students will begin to learn and write more about Fractured Fairy Tales.
  • Word Study/Spelling - We will be working with the prefixes vis- and vid-. Students will have a quiz over these words Friday.
  • Grammar - We will review how to punctuate dialogue and how to use quotation marks.
  • Math – We will continue a unit on fractions next week. Students will explore what fractions are and will solve problems using fractions. The test for this unit is scheduled for February 9th.
  • Social Studies - Students will wrap up our unit on world changers during the Great Depression. Students will work together in small groups to complete an at-school group project. This project will count as a test grade in social studies. Students should use their Interactive Notebooks and all three Quizlet flash cards to prepare for the Unit Test on Friday, February 5th. You can study each set of words using the following Quizlet links: Mary McLeod Bethune, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Eleanor Roosevelt.