Gregg at Claxton; 350-6557

News From Room 211, November 17, 2015

Hello, everyone! I find it hard to believe we're in the middle of November and moving into the holiday season. There are a few items I want to share before Thanksgiving.

First,, Claxton's Thanksgiving lunch is Friday November 20. We will be going to lunch from 11:05 - 11:30. I hope you and your family can join our Claxton family for this meal. I enjoy seeing so many family members attend, and the children love having you here. If you can come, PLEASE LET ME KNOW THE NUMBER OF FAMILY MEMBERS PLANNING TO ATTEND. The cafeteria needs a general idea of how much food to prepare.

Second, we will be having a small Winn-Dixie celebration Tuesday, November 24. We completed the book several weeks ago, and I'd love to celebrate as the characters did in the book. In the story, the main character learned to appreciate, love, and be thankful for the people in her life during the party. Students are asked to dress as a character and we will decorate the classroom and serve punch and small sandwiches. If you'd like to join us, we'll have a small celebration from 11:00-11:30.

Third, if your child is a car rider, please remember that when the tardy bell rings at 8:00am, your child should be ready to work - not just unpack. Math begins as soon as announcements are completed, around 8:02.

Finally, please check your child's planner each day. Students have 20 minutes of reading to complete daily (but only need to track the reading Monday-Thursday). Your child should write the title of the book being read in the planner, and ask you to sign the planner acknowledging the pages read.

I look forward to seeing all of you soon!

Take care,


Upcoming Events!

November 20 - Thanksgiving Holiday Meal

November 20 - December 2 Book Fair

November 25 - November 29 Thanksgiving Break

November 30 - Make-up pictures

If You Missed Curriculum Night

If you missed Third Grade's Curriculum Night, you may view the power point by clicking on the following link:

Week of 11/16/15 In Class

Math: Students will be introduced to division.

Reading: Students will begin reading the 2nd Roald Dahl novel independently. In groups we are working on determining the main idea and supporting details in nonfiction texts.

Fundations: Unit 4 reviews the exception to the vowel-consonant-e syllable. This is a 2 week unit. The Homework Packet is due 11/23.

Social Studies: Students will understand how citizens participate in their communities. We will also begin learning about the three branches of government.

Writing: Students will write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.