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Mrs. Benoit - River Place Elementary - 3rd grade

Important Information

The book report is due this Friday, March 7th. February report is fantasy (imaginative) fiction and all the directions can be found on the third grade website.


The annual Titan Trot is this Friday during your child's special time from 10:15-11:05. Check the PTA website if you would like to sponsor your Titan. This is the biggest spring fundraiser to raise money for field trips, supplement reading programs, and more! Volunteers are needed for this event. Please let your child's teacher or room rep know if you would like to help out.


Thursday is our Library/Book Exchange day. Please make sure your child is bringing their library books to school on this day.


FYI - Last week I forgot to send home any cards that were signed in class. I will send home the cards today from the last two weeks. :) They will need to be signed and returned by Friday.


Please encourage your child to take advantage of the computer-based math programs your child can access from home! Contact me if you’ve forgotten the password information.

Important Dates

Friday, Mar. 7th - Fantasy Book Report Due (This is the new due date.)

Monday-Friday, Mar. 10-14th – Spring Break

April 28th - full day of instruction (this is our bad weather make-up day)

Friday, May 2nd, 3 grade field trip

May 26th - staff and student holiday

Mrs. Benoit's News!

class website: http://classroom.leanderisd.org/default.aspx?Lori%20Benoit


third grade homework link: http://classroom.leanderisd.org/default.aspx?River%20Place%20Third%20Grade/Homework


  • If you child has not mastered their timed addition/subtraction/multiplication facts, please have them work on this each night. It's very important that they master this by the end of third grade. I have some practice tests on my website.


  • Also, continue to read each night. It's often fun to have them record themselves, then listen again to see how their doing on fluency and accuracy.

Week At A Glance

Reading/Writing: poetry

Spelling: Unit 22

Science/Social Studies: Stayin’ Alive- A unit about life cycles!

Math: comparing 2-D and 3-D shapes

Pace Math: 3-D figures and congruent/symmetrical shapes


Spelling Specifics:

WOW: enigma (a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand:

Core words: five, himself, usually, money, seen

Concepts: adding the -ing suffix to words where you drop the e