Third Grade Tribune

October 9, 2015

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Question of the Week

What is the main word in the subject of a sentence called?

The Answer to the Last "Question of the Week"

Invertebrates have no backbone, usually have weak muscles, usually are smaller, softer animals, and are cold-blooded,


Oct. 10 - Homecoming BBQ from 11:30-1:30

Oct. 12-16 - Elementary Book Fair

Oct. 15 - Spirit Night at Papa Murphy's from 4:00-7:00

Oct. 16 - 1/2 Day of School

Oct. 16 - Grandparents' Day

Oct. 23 - Inventor Book Report Due (Non-fiction)

Oct. 29 - Field Trip to the Agricultural Hall of Fame

Oct. 30 - School-wide Spelling Bee

Grandparents' Day

Grandparents Day is this Friday! Here is some important information you need to know:

GAP - Morning gap will be in the gym. There is no afternoon gap on Grandparent's Day.

Dress Code - Students need to wear school color polos (white, blue, black, or gray) with dress code bottoms.

3rd Grade will be sitting on the left side of the bleachers (facing the bleachers) in case you want to give that information to your grandparents coming...

Book Fair will be open next week, including Grandparents Day.

Dismissal - After the program, the grandparents will be dismissed to visit the students' classrooms. I will have something planned for them in here, but they are able to leave whenever they are ready. The elementary students are not required to stay until the dismissal time. I will only dismiss your child with grandparents if I have a permission slip.

Secondary Siblings- will be counted absent if they leave before the dismissal time and will need to be signed out at the secondary front desk.

Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up

Mrs. Stout needs your help with the Elementary Book Fair. Please consider signing up to help if you have time.

Upcoming Tests

Mrs. Stephen's Class
Character Unit

Performance Test - Mon, Oct. 12
Skills and Vocabulary Tests - Tue, Oct. 13


Math Champs

Mrs. Schueller's Class

Michael, Elijah, and Jackson

Mr. Welch’s Class

+, -: Abigail, Kyle

x: Abigail, Brayden

÷: Abigail, Mason

Rockin' Readers

Mrs. Schueller's Class

Gabriel and Gabi

Mr. Welch's Class

Lucie, Kyle

Class Spelling Bee Winners

Mrs. Stephen's Class

Leah Kimble, Jonathan Todd

Alternate - Madeline Francis


Matthew 15:17-18

"Don't you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man 'unclean.'

Test: Friday, October 16th

BMV Questions

1. What kinds of things come out of our mouths? Jesus is talking about our thoughts and attitudes.

2. Why would these make us ‘unclean?’ Our thoughts and attitudes are the fruit other people see in us. If our thoughts and attitudes are good, we represent Jesus well. If they are poor, we make Jesus look bad.

Spelling List 7

1. strain

2. aren’t

3. eagle

4. clockwise

5. sprinkle

6. bottom

7. scarf

8. square

9. seasons

10. eleven

11. twelve

12. cheerful

13. scare

14. weigh

15. explore

16. October

17. Columbus

18. dictate – to say for another to copy

19. quarrel – to argue

20. coax – to urge someone to do


PRETEST - Wednesday, Oct. 14th

TEST - Thursday, Oct. 15th

Agriculture Hall of Fame Field Trip

Thursday, Oct. 29th, 8:15am-3pm

630 North 126th Street

Bonner Springs, KS

What: We will be visiting the Agricultural Hall of Fame to enhance our learning about westward expansion and the life of the pioneers we study.

Important Items Parents Need to Know

Lunches - Lunches should be packed in the provided gallon-sized Ziploc bags, labeled with your child’s name.

Dress - Students are encouraged to dress up for this field trip, if they would like to do so (think Little House on the Prairie). If students do not wish to dress up, field trip t-shirts with jeans should be worn.

Chaperones - Parent volunteers would be greatly appreciated on this field trip. We love partnering with parents on these excursions, and it truly enhances the trip for the students. Parents will pay the $5.00 admission fee at the Ag. Hall of Fame on the day of our field trip.

The Duel

by Eugene Field

The gingham dog and the calico cat

Side by side on the table sat;

‘Twas half-past twelve, and (what do you think!)

Not one nor t’other had slept a wink!

The old Dutch clock and the Chinese plate

Appeared to know as sure as fate

There was going to be a terrible spat.

(I wasn’t there; I simply state

What was told to me by the Chinese plate!)

The gingham dog went “bow-wow-wow!”

And the calico cat replied “mee-ow!”

The air was littered, an hour or so,

With bits of gingham and calico,

While the old Dutch clock in the chimney-place

Up with its hands before its face,

For it always dreaded a family row!

(Now mind: I’m only telling you

What the old Dutch clock declares is true!)

The Chinese plate looked very blue,

And waited, “Oh dear! what shall we do!”

But the gingham dog and the calico cat

Wallowed this way and tumbled that,

Employing every tooth and claw

In the awfullest way you ever saw –

And, oh! how the gingham and calico flew!

(Don’t fancy I exaggerate –

I got my news from the Chinese plate!)

Next morning, where the two had sat

They found no trace of dog or cat;

And some folks think unto this day

That burglars stole that pair away!

But the truth about the cat and pup

Is this: they ate each other up!

Now what do you really think of that!

(The old Dutch clock it told me so,

And that is how I came to know.)

Reminder - Before School GAP

Students who are dropped off before 8:00 will need to be dropped off by the back commons door for GAP. No students should enter the front or the south side entrance until 8:00. Any students coming into the building before 8:00 will be directed to the GAP area for check in. Thank you!