Campers' Chronicle

Mrs. Donnay's 3rd Grade Classroom Newsletter 11-16-15

Mark Your Calendar

Nov. 24 Book Club

Nov. 25-27 No School

Dec. 1 Music Concert, 7:00 PM (arrive at 6:45)

Dec. 23 - Jan. 1 No School

Concert Dates for all grades:

  • Kindergarten: Tuesday, December 1 at 5:00 P.M.
  • 1st Grade: Tuesday, December 1 at 6:00 P.M.
  • 2nd Grade: Thursday, December 3 at 6:00 P.M.
  • 3rd Grade: Tuesday, December 1 at 7:00 P.M.
  • 4th Grade: Thursday, December 3 at 7:00 P.M.

Peek at the Week

History & Science

The next two weeks students will be learning about heat, light, and sound energy. Students will also be participating in a reader's theater to learn about Alexander Graham Bell and do more fun labs about sound and light. The sound and light unit study guide will be sent home on Monday, Nov 23rd and the test will be on Dec. 1st.

Language Arts

We are busy reading in our new guided reading groups! This week we will also be reading a story called "Crinkleroot's Guide to Knowing Animal Habitats." Students will be working on non-fiction summary writing. We will also be working hard on recognizing run-on and fragmented sentences in our own writing.


Please help remind your child to practice their spelling words. There will be no spelling the week of Thanksgiving since it is a very short week!

Character Education

Each month students should bring in examples of the monthly character trait to hang on our class bulletin board. November's trait is RESPONSIBILITY.

What's going on in Math class?

Ganz: Adding and Subtractin Decimal Numbers Part 1, Multiplying Two-Digit Numbers Part 1, Parenthesis and the Associative Property, Naming Lines and Segments, Review, Cumulative Test 8A, Relating Multiplication and Division Part

Yannarelly: Word Problems About Cmparing, Multiplication Facts: 9s, 10s, 11s, 12s, Writing Numbers through Hundred Thousands, Writing Numbers Through Hundred Millions

Donnay: Elapsed time, Test 3, Review Lessons 1-20, Benchmark 1 Test, perimeter. We are going to begin reviewing multiplication. Please work on Reflex Math as much as possible before the end of the month. Students are currently set up to work on addition and subtraction, but they need to complete as many of those facts as possible before I change the class to multiplication and division starting on November 30. If your child is unable to do Reflex Math at home because of lack of computer/internet access please email me and I will send home worksheets and flashcards.


Summarize a non-fiction text.

Write a thank you letter to someone. Check for run-on sentences.

What are heat and light energy?

What is sound energy?

Who is Alexander Graham Bell? What did he invent?

***Bring an example of RESPONSIBILITY in the media and bring it to class to hang on the bulletin board.***

Reflex Math

Click on this link to use Reflex Math and practice math facts! Your child has their own login and password. Please email me if you need this information again.

Spelling City

Click on this link to use to practice spelling words. The week's list unit and lesson name is on the top of the spelling sheet in your child's planner.

Lower School General Information Website

Please find any forms, calendars, background check forms, spirit wear days, etc on this webpage.