Mrs. Harris' Class News

August 31 - September 11

Hey There!

Thank you for subscribing to our e-mail class newsletter! These newsletters will be sent every other week and will include what's been happening in our classroom, upcoming events, and important reminders. Please feel free to let me know at any time if you would like a hard-copy of these newsletters in your child's Fox Folder.

What We've Been Up To

It's hard to believe we're close to being halfway through the first nine weeks! And boy, have we been busy! We have breezed through all of our beginning of the year testing, and have completed units in math, reading, and science. Here's what's coming up!

Math - students have been working in Mrs. Trayer's class on fact families and inverse relationships. They are beginning their unit on rounding and place value.

Reading - we will continue to focus on fiction in our reading blocks, including identifying question-answer relationships, summarizing, and correctly using homophones.

Writing - In writing, students are currently working on sentence structure and correctly using various types of sentences.

Science - In Mrs. Kennedy's class, students have finished learning about Scientific Investigations and are moving to their Matter unit. The matter test will be this Friday, September 4! After that, third graders at M-NES will move into the first history units which involve map skills!

We have also finished up with our PALS testing, which determines what reading level your child is currently reading. You should expect to get information about your child's performance within the next week.

I have really LOVED getting to know your children so far this year! I am building relationships with each one of them and am constantly amazed at their hard work, their kindness, and their desire to do well.


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.

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Upcoming Dates

September 2 - Coffee with the Principal at 8:15

September 4 - Matter Test

September 7 - Labor Day; No School!

September 10 - Picture 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