Mrs. O'Connor's Newsletter

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Welcome to 3rd grade!

Communication is so important between school and home! I hope that this newsletter is a great place to stay tuned into what is going on in our classroom each week!

NO HOMEWORK THIS WEEK!!!! Read for 20 minutes each night and study spelling words!

What we will be learning - March 17th-21st

Math - We will be measuring the length of an object to the nearest inch. We will also be finding the perimeter of a polygon using standard units of measure. We will have a district assessment on Thursday!!!

Reading - We will read and explore the fantasy genre. Students will understand that a fantasy is about made-up characters that could not exist in real life. We will compare/contrast characters in these stories and be able to sequence the order of events according to the plot.

Science - We will explore and practice the different ways to communicate to others. We will identify locations around the world of inventions/inventors and create a timeline.

Writing - Students will plan and write a narrative with a great beginning. They will also work on their "Paragraph of the Week". Students will write about a favorite holiday. They will describe what they like about it and include details.

Spelling Words for March 17th-21st

Weekly Spelling Words Unit 28

Consonant Doubling: Add -ed, -ing


stopped

sitting

planned

dropped

putting

tripped

swimming

running

digging

rubbed

wrapping

sledding

scrubbing

hopped

spotted

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grabbed

jogging

knitting

skipped

hugged

planning

shopping

spinning

wrapped


These are your spelling words for this week. Every child will get an opportunity to earn a 4 by learning the 3rd grade words AND extra words by our test day on Friday.

Star Student of the Week!

My favorite color is pink.

My favorite thing to eat is pasta!

My hero is my mom!

When I'm not at school, I like to play soccer.

When I grow up I want to be a professional soccer player.

If I had three wishes they would be:

1. To be in the Olympics.

2. To get into a good college!! (Go Aggies!!!)

3. I want another baby sister.

Important Dates!

March 17th - St. Patrick's Day! Wear Green!

March 28th - Mav Fan Jam

Boot Camp Is Coming!!! March 24th - April 18th!

Each week we will decorate our classroom with a theme. (Week 1 - Beach, Week 2 - Rockstar, Week 3 - College and Week 4 - Camp out). Be looking for a brochure and follow up emails with more information!