Mrs. Harris' Class News

September 28 - October 9

What We've Been Up To

Wow. Can you believe we are less than two weeks away from the end of the first nine weeks?

Math - In math, students have learned how to round and are currently focusing on addition and subtraction with regrouping.

Reading - in reading, we are currently in one of my most favorite units - inferencing. We will be using several books by the children's author, Chris Van Allsburg, to practice this skill. We are also working on identifying cause/effect relationships and comparing settings and characters in reading groups. We have really accomplished a lot during the first quarter!

Writing - In writing, students are finishing up learning about past and present verbs in Mrs. Kennedy's class, and will soon be working on commas in a series.

History- Students have entered one of the largest third grade history units - Explorers. In this unit, third graders will learn about Christopher Columbus, Juan Ponce de Leon, Christopher Newport, and Jacques Cartier. This information will include each explorer's motivation for exploring, the countries that sponsored each, and their accomplishments.

MNES Fall Festival

Friday, Oct. 2nd, 5pm

2055 Courthouse Road

Louisa, VA

It's time once again for our annual MNES Fall Festival! This year, the festival is scheduled to take place outside on Friday, October 2 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Bring your family out for what is sure to be an exciting evening of games, food, and family fun!

Upcoming Dates

October 2 - First STEM Day at MNES

October 2 - MNES Fall Festival

October 9 - End of first 9 weeks

October 12 - Teacher Workday - No school for students!

October 15 - 23 Fall Book Fair

October 23 - Grandparents' Day

Thank You!

Thank you to all of the families that made it out to our Back to School Night! I hope you found it informational!


Please make sure to check and sign your child's agenda nightly. This lets me know we are maintaining an open communication line, as I check and sign each agenda in the morning after students write down their daily homework.

Also be sure to check, empty, and sign your child's Fox Folder when it comes home every Tuesday and Thursday, and return them to school the following day.

Contact Mrs. Harris

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. 540-967-1347 ext. 6142

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