The Nussbaum News

Week of:

November 17, 2014

Our 3rd Grade Website:

Mr. Miller's class and ours have partnered up to create a website! Your child should have a bright yellow paper coming home with them that has their password to skill practice sites. (I know many are on SumDog often already!)

Our site is

Here you will find other information/websites that are helpful for the areas you want to work on with your child. They are divided up by subject so feel free to use them as often as you'd like and take time to look at what is on here! I have now added our kidblog link as well!

Let me know of any questions or problems you have when using the website. We are very excited to give students this resource to use as often as they want/need!


Thank you to all who brought items for the food drive! Students brought in 56 items and have earned their goal of extra recess!

A letter was sent home on Thursday about the class choice to raise money to buy a sheep or pig through Heifer International. So far we already have $13.94! You can check out our project on!

Would you like to share about a tradition that your family has? We would love to hear from you! This could include photos, videos, clothing worn, food samples/photos, instruments/music, and much more! Email me if you would like to share and help us to learn about the diverse classroom we are a part of! Anyone is welcome!

Friday, Nov. 21st: CRES ARTsapalooza-- 6-8 at the Carmel Barnes & Noble

Nov. 26-28: Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 2: Giving Tuesday (See link to the video below) More information to come!

Dec. 16 & 17: NWEA Winter Testing (Math and Reading)

Dec. 19: Class Auction and Winter Party

Star of the Week:

I can't wait to celebrate each one of them and the uniqueness they bring to our class. A folder will be sent home on the Thursday BEFORE your child's week. This has a letter for you and all the information you will need to help them.

November Stars:

16- Nick

December Stars:


8- Kelsey

15- Mia

Related Arts

Monday: Art

Tuesday: Computer

Wednesday: P.E.

Thursday: Music

Friday: Art

**Library is every Monday!

Giving Tuesday is December 2nd! More information to come!

Giving Tuesday HSSF 2014

What Are We Up To In Room 115?

We do fractions with our classmates too!


It has been a busy week stretching our brains to learn fractions and how they work. Check out the photos below for some great pictures of our human fraction activity! We are continuing to work with fractions until Thanksgiving Break, then will take a break to do a short unit on elapsed time in December.


We are continuing to focus on nonfiction through Thanksgiving Break. This week we will look at subjects and compare how authors views differ on topics, learning why it is important to use multiple sources.

Students will continue to compare the past and present as they write informational text about a person from Connor Prairie and their role in the 1800's and today is 2014. We hope to have these published by November 25!


Sound and Light: We are learning properties of sound. The end goal will be to create our own musical instruments that demonstrate what we've learned about sound.

Word Work--NEW!

There will be no words coming home this week. I will be doing a spelling inventory to see what patterns and rules we need to work on with vocabulary. Then I will set up a new system and send a letter to you all about it! More information to come!

Katelyn Nussbaum

As always, feel free to contact me anytime!