Bennett Third Grade Newsletter

October 16th - October 23rd, 2015

Great Things Going On In Third Grade

We have a big week coming up in third grade! On Wednesday, we will take a field trip to the symphony. All students should bring a snack and water bottle for the bus, a sack lunch, and drink for when we return to school. Students should dress nicely for the symphony, no shorts or jeans.

We are so excited to see all of the students that have been logging on to Think Through Math! It is such a valuable tool to help your child be successful in third grade math. If your child has not logged in, please help them do so. The students love it!!! We highly recommend that students log in four times a week for 20 to 30 minutes each session. It is fun and educational at the same time, a huge win for everyone! In Math this week, we will finish our study of fractions and introduce multiplication. Students will also take their math district assessment on Thursday, October 20th.

In Reading, students will learn about non-fiction/expository text. Students will learn how to use text features to help them understand their reading. We will explore the different types of informational text structures: descriptive, problem/solution, compare/contrast, cause/effect, and sequencing. Students will learn to analyze text to determine text structure.

In Writing, students will learn how to write an expository paragraph. They will learn how to write a topic sentence with supporting details and a conclusion.

In Social Studies, we will begin a new ELM over diversity in America. Students will explore how people immigrated to America. They will look at the different cultures, customs, traditions and celebrations that people brought with them, that have influenced our culture today. Students will learn about our country's motto 'E Pluribus Unum' and how it relates to diversity in America. Please see our attached ELM challenge brief.

Red Ribbon Week Schedule October 19th - 23rd

Please join us in supporting our students to be drug free for life by participating in Red Ribbon Week. We have exciting events planned all week!

Monday, October 19th: Crazy Hair Day and Wear Red

Tuesday, October 20th: Pajama Day

Wednesday, October 21st: Team Jersey Day

Thursday, October 22nd: Sunglasses, Crazy Sock Day

Friday, October 23rd: Bennett Spirit Wear Day

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Spelling Lists

SA - rainbow, awake, painter, contain, obey, raisin, complain, decay, crayon, chocolate, escape, remain

WW - trees, when, each, dead, east, queen, sled, breath, sweet, steam, great, reach

LN - fish, trash, brush, cash, rush, dish, hush, wish, crash, flush, smash, swish

MAV WORDS (Bonus Words for All Lists) - source, quality, method

Student Council Canned Fruit Drive

The Bennett Student Council will be collecting canned fruit for the McKinney Food Pantry from October 13th-24th. The student and class that collects the most canned fruit will receive a gift card from the McKinney Food Pantry. Any student that brings in a can of fruit will be eligible to dress up as their favorite book character on the 30th of October. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Important Upcoming Events

Monday, October 19th: Red Ribbon Week Begins, STUCO meeting 7:15 - 7:50am

Tuesday, October 20th: Taste it Tuesday (apple and pumpkin)

Wednesday, October 21st: Symphony Field Trip

Friday, October 23rd: Spirit Wear Orders Due

Saturday, October 24th: MISD Holiday Bazaar @ MHS 9:00am - 4:00pm

Monday, October 26th: No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thursday, October 29th: Fundraiser Pick Up

Friday, October 30th: Friday Live 2:15pm, STUCO Book Character Dress Up, Superhero Yearbook Cover Contest Ends

Monday, November 2nd: Picture Retakes, Creed Lunch 11:00am, STUCO 7:15 - 7:50am

Tuesday, November 3rd: Author Visit, Spring Creek Bar-B-Que Night 5 -9pm

Friday, November 6th: PTO Dance Capes and Castles 6:30 - 8:00pm

Monday, November 9th: Book Fair Week

Tuesday, November 10th: Thanksgiving Feasts Kinder, 4th and 5th grade, Toy/Book Drive Begins

Wednesday, November 11th: Thanksgiving Feasts 1st, 2nd, 3rd grade( 1:00pm)

Friday, November 13th: Friday Live 2:15

Monday, November 16th: Mrs. Cox's Birthday, STUCO 7:15 - 7:50am, Creed Lunch 11:30am

Tuesday, November 17th: Limo Ride, Taste it Tuesday

Wednesday, November 18th: Progress Reports Go Home

Monday, November 23rd - Friday, November 27th: Thanksgiving Break