3L Weekly News

Week Ending January 8, 2016

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Friday, June 10th, 2pm

Central Elementary School, Room 216, Haddonfield, NJ, United States

Back up date: Monday, June 13, 2015 @ 2:00

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This week in...

Thank you Mr. Tucker for reading a wonderful story about logistics and how "stuff" gets to us! It tied in perfectly with our Social Studies lesson and was very creative!


  • We completed the graphic organizer, digging deep, and Vocabulary/Comprehension assessment on Kamishibai Man,

  • During my Professional Development sessions in November, I learned how to create quizzes via Google Forms. On Thursday, students took their Vocabulary and Comprehension quizzes digitally. I've never seen a class so excited to complete an assessment before! Your child will come home with his/her assessment on Monday. It will have a print out of the questions and which responses your child selected.

  • We reviewed vocabulary and prepared for our upcoming story: Young Thomas Edison. We're SO lucky the author of this story will be coming to Central for the Author Visit in February!


  • In class, we learned how to measure in U.S. Customary Units and the Metric System.
  • We measured to the nearest inch, ½ inch, ¼ inch, centimeter, and millimeter.
  • We practiced finding the perimeter of straw triangles and determined the different combinations of sides to create the perimeter.
  • Additionally, we made personal references in order to help us visualize what inches, feet, yards, centimeters, decimeters, and meters represent.


  • Students began the Persuasive Writing Unit by thinking about Martin Luther King Jr. and brainstorming something he/she wants to persuade others to do or feel.

  • After, students completed a flash-draft speech by immersing students in the genre of persuasive speech writing. They wrote about the topic of having an extra recess during PARCC testing. They'll be sharing their persuasive essays with Mrs. Simkus

  • Finally, students learned that writers of persuasive speeches take time thinking about their message and gather, choose between, and try out different ideas for changes by drawing on all that they know about opinion writing.

Word Study:

  • The next Word Study Assessment will be on Friday, December 15th (Day 6).
  • Lists will come home on Friday, December 8, 2015.

Social Studies:

  • We learned about countries in North and Central America.
  • We spent time in the computer lab putting our map skills to the text by identifying countries and locating them on the map.


  • Students learned more about bees and the 3 different types of bees in more detail.
  • The three types are: queens, drones, and worker bees.


  • We learned the letter l.


Absences/Late: Always include csattendanceoffice@haddonfield.k12.nj.us on all emails regarding absence, early dismissal or late arrival. This email is checked frequently throughout the day.

Vocabulary: Vocabulary for each story in Journeys can be found on my eBoard under the Language Arts tab. The red tabs are sectioned by lesson (example: L1 is Lesson 1 etc.). Vocabulary can also be found in the Journeys textbook or online textbook (before the reading selection).

Strings Make Up Work: Please keep in mind that your child will be missing instructional time when he or she attends strings. Any work that he or she miss will be expected to be made up.

Birthdays: If your child would like to celebrate his/her birthday, please contact me so we can set up a date to celebrate! See my eBoard for more details.

Student Logins: If students forget their Journeys Textbook click this link for the website. Students have logins and passwords in the front of their Agendas. EDM Home Links can be accessed on the website. The login information is also in the front of your child's planner book. My eBoard has additional information on logging in under the Language Arts and Math tabs.

Check This Out!

1.Typing Agent: **This is a GREAT tool to help your child with his/her typing skills!

  • The link can be found on my eBoard under the PARCC/Teach tab.

2. Multiplication

3. Chemistry:

  • check out my eBoard under the Science Tab.

4. Geography:

Student Council Activities

Thank you for all of your donations to the Student Council Toy Drive!

Room Mom Information

None at this time.

Central Events: January and February

Central Events: January

Tuesday, January 12

  • 7:30am Elementary Band Rehearsal
  • 8:35am Elementary Orchestra Rehearsal
  • 6:30pm Elementary Winter Concert

Wednesday, January 13

  • 9:15am Central School PTA Meeting

Thursday, January 14

  • 7:00pm Kindergarten Information Night

Friday, January 15

  • 8:25am 4th Grade Choral Rehearsal

Monday, January 18

  • Martin Luther King Day
  • 8:00am School Closed

Tuesday, January 19

  • 7:30am Beginner Band Rehearsal
  • 8:35am Beginner Strings Rehearsal (3rd Grade)
  • 7:30pm Beginner Winds (4th)/Strings (3rd)/Grade 4 Chorus

Thursday, January 21

  • Kindergarten Registration

Wednesday, January 27

  • Kindergarten and Preschool Report Cards Available Online

Friday, January 29

  • 6:30pm Spaghetti/Bingo Night

Central Events: February

Friday, February 5

  • 8:00am Spirit Day

Monday, February 8

  • 9:00am Book Fair
  • 3:30pm Interim Report Cards Available Online Grades 1-5

Tuesday, February 9

  • Book Fair

Wednesday, February 10

  • Book Fair

Thursday, February 11

  • Book Fair

Friday, February 12

  • 3:00pm Book Fair
  • 2:00pm Valentine's Day Parties

Monday, February 15

  • Presidents' Day
  • 8:00am School Closed

Thursday, February 25

  • 3:30pm 5th Grade Talent Show
  • 7:30pm 5th Grade Talent Show

Monday, February 29

  • 8:30am Read Across America

Specials This Week

Monday is a Day 2:
  • Music

Tuesday is a Day 3:
  • Health and Gym

Wednesday is a Day 4:

  • Spanish and Strings

Thursday is a Day 5:

  • Library

Friday is a Day 6:

  • Art

Guest Read Aloud Schedule


  • Jennifer Cittadini Wednesday, October 14 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Beth Wassall Wednesday, October 21 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Nicole Ventrella Tuesday, October 27 @ 2:40 (completed)


  • Emmie Goldenbaum-Cook Thursday, November 12 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Mia Levine or Eric Huebl: Friday, November 20 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Jennifer Barker Monday, November 23 @ 2:40 (completed)


  • Stefanie Kist: Wednesday, December 2 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Dana Mower: Monday, December 7 @ 2:40 (completed)


  • Jeff Tucker Tuesday, January 5 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Susan Gordon: Tuesday, January 12 @ 2:40
  • Jennifer Grega : Friday, January 22 @ 2:40


  • Robin Landis: Friday, February 5 @ 2:40
  • Dori Shields: Monday, February 22 @2:40
  • Barbara Cavacini: Thursday, February 25 @ 2:40


  • Heather Tucker: Friday, March 4 @ 2:40
  • Debbie Wolschina: Friday, March 11 @ 2:40
  • Shannon Simkus: Tuesday, March 29 @ 2:40


  • Sara Blackburn: Tuesday, April 5 @ 2:40
  • Sharon Dominco: Wednesday, April 13 @ 2:40


  • Mary Beth Smith: Tuesday,May 10 @ 2:40


  • Carol Cox: Friday, June 10 @ 2:40

Star of the Week Schedule

Student and Date:

1. Natalie Sept. 28-Oct.2 (completed)

2. Diego October 5-9 (completed)

3. Katie October 12-16 (completed)

4. Isaiah October 26-30 (completed)

5. Blair November 9-13 (completed)

6. Caden November 16-20 (completed)

7. Nathan November 30-Dec. 4 (completed)

8. Eliza January 4-8 (completed)

9. Caroline January 11-15

10. Bryson January 25-29

11. Vienna February 1-5

12. Luca February 8-12

13. Dayne February 22-26

14. Libby February 29-Mar.4

15. Derrick March 7-11

16. Lindsey March 14-18

17. Diana March 29- April 1

18. Molly April 4-8

19. Liam April 11-15

20. Elena April 25-29

21. William May 2-6

22. Joey May 16-20

23. Christopher June 6-10

Poet of the Week Schedule

Student and Date:

1. Libby Friday, October 2 (completed)

2. Liam Friday, October 9 (completed)

3. Diana Friday, October 16 (completed)

4. Vienna Friday, October 30 (completed)

5. Lindsey Friday, November 13 (completed)

6. Derrick Friday, November 20

7. Molly Friday, December 4 (completed)

8. Elena Friday, December 11 (completed)

9. Natalie Friday, January 8

10. Joey Friday, January 15

11. William Friday, January 29

12. Isaiah Friday, February 12

13. Katie Friday, February 19

14. Christopher Friday, February 26

15. Blair Friday, March 4

16. Diego Friday, March 18

17. Caden Friday, April 1

18. Nathan Friday, April 15

19. Eliza Friday, May 6

20. Caroline Friday, May 13

21. Bryson Friday, May 27

22. Luca Friday, June 3

23. Dayne Friday, June 10