Third Grade in the News!

March16th - March 20th

March 6, 2015

What We Are Learning This Week

Language Arts with Mrs. Trueblood: We will be studying theme vs. main idea and recognizing it in reading passages. We will be looking at the characteristics of a news article - and preparing to write our own.Please have your child read for at least 30 minutes per day- over Spring Break.

Science with Mrs. Naragon: We will begin our next Life Science unit! We will first look at Growth and Heredity including the life cycles of plants and animal and how plants and animals grow and change over time.

Math with Mrs. Moore: We will begin our unit on fractions. The unit will start with a pre-assessment to see what students already know about fractions. From there we will begin a study on equivalent fractions.

We need YOUR help in the Lunch Room!

We have a new lunch volunteer sign up for the semester! Our lunch is from 11:15-11:45 on Monday - Thursday and 11:20-11:50 on Fridays!! We are looking for volunteers for this coming week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday... to sign up, please visit the link below!

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Rescheduled for March 27th

Please help Mrs. Saxon and Mrs. Naragon spread the word that the Hollywood Movie Night Fundraiser has been moved to March 27th from 6:00-10:00. All of the details will remain the same. If your child can no longer attend, we are more than happy to give a full refund. Thank you so much for your flexibility, we are looking forward to a GREAT night! For more information, visit the website at

Schoolwide Enrichment Model

To read more about our SEM journey, please check out the SEM newsletter!

Great Expectations of the Week

Life Principle: Generosity

Quote: "The manner of giving is worth more than the gift." -Pierre Corneille

Healthy Tip: Running, jumping, skipping, swimming, and dancing are all great ways to exercise your body. Try to get some exercise each day.

Important Dates

*March 9th - March 12th - SPRING BREAK!

*March 16th- Boosterthon Kick Off

*March 16th- PTO Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

*March 17th- Open House @ 6:00-7:00

*March 17th- Art Fair @ 6:00-8:00

*March 25th - Boosterthon Fun Run

*March 27th - End of the 3rd Nine Weeks

Austin Elementary

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