3L Weekly News

Week Ending December 4, 2015

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This week in...

Thank you to Dr. Davidson for visiting us, taking time to make Latkes, and picking out a fabulous story!


  • We read an informational text called What Do Illustrators Do? This text was illustrated and written by Eileen Christelow.

  • During whole and small group instruction we worked on identifying text/graphic features that helped us understand the story. We completed written responses based on the text/graphic features.

  • In addition, we practiced the strategy analyze and evaluate. We analyzed and evaluated many of the choices Ms. Christelow made for her book.


  • This week we worked on reading, writing, and identifying place value for whole numbers and decimals.
  • We also completed a practice test, stations, and completed the Unit 5 Math assessment.
  • Please sign and return the Unit 5 Math assessment that is coming home tomorrow.
  • The next unit we will work on is Unit 4.


  • We began publishing our stories using Google Slides. The students were thrilled to use the laptops to publish their writing!

  • Upcoming in Writing: The next unit of study is Informational Writing. In an effort to help students prepare for this unit, please start brainstorming/discussing with your child about something he/she knows a lot about. They can check out books at the school or public library, watch videos, surf the internet (with your approval) to find out more information about their topic. Mrs. Miller is aware of the upcoming unit and will start pulling books, but I wanted you to be aware since things become busy around the holidays!

Word Study

  • The next Word Study Assessment will be on Tuesday, December 8th (Day 6).


  • We learned about the anatomy of a flower. We labeled and color coded each part of a diagram.


  • We began preparing for Student Lead Conferences. This week, we reflected on our social skills and completed a personal goal sheet.


  • We learned the cursive t.


  • We reviewed articles (a, an) and comparing adjectives (-er, -est).


Conferences: Please click the link to sign up for a conference if you have not done so already.

Absences/Late: Always include csattendanceoffice@haddonfield.k12.nj.us on all emails regarding absence, early dismissal or late arrival. This email is checked frequently throughout the day.

Vocabulary: Vocabulary for each story in Journeys can be found on my eBoard under the Language Arts tab. The red tabs are sectioned by lesson (example: L1 is Lesson 1 etc.). Vocabulary can also be found in the Journeys textbook or online textbook (before the reading selection).

Strings Make Up Work: Please keep in mind that your child will be missing instructional time when he or she attends strings. Any work that he or she miss will be expected to be made up.

Birthdays: If your child would like to celebrate his/her birthday, please contact me so we can set up a date to celebrate! See my eBoard for more details.

Student Logins: If students forget their Journeys Textbook click this link for the website. Students have logins and passwords in the front of their Agendas. EDM Home Links can be accessed on the website. The login information is also in the front of your child's planner book. My eBoard has additional information on logging in under the Language Arts and Math tabs.

Check This Out!

1.Typing Agent: **This is a GREAT tool to help your child with his/her typing skills!

  • The link can be found on my eBoard under the PARCC/Teach tab.

2. Multiplication

3. Twitter: I have recently started tweeting on Twitter! You can find our pictures via #centralschoolpride, @mlipski1, or @CentralES1 (Mrs. Simkus and Central page)https://twitter.com

4. Time for Kids is great for current events.

5. Online Addition Practice: **look on right hand side and click addition!

6. Moby Max: This is a great enrichment tool for Math and Language Arts. Your child's login is in the front of his/her planner. Students should have a good idea of how to log into this program.

Student Council Activities

Please help us support Student Council by participating in the newest activity.


What do we need??

NEW, unwrapped toys for kids.

Especially, legos, Star Wars, barbies, dolls or sports equipment!

Our goal is for every student in Central School to bring in one toy!

Anything more is GREATLY appreciated!!

We will be collecting toys from

December 1st through December 18th!

Toys will be donated to local families who are in need of some extra special cheer over the holidays.

Student Council representatives will come around on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to collect any toys that have been donated. Please TRY to remember the less fortunate during this holiday season.

Thank you from the Student Council!!

Room Mom Information

Thank you to all of the Room Moms and parents who took the time to help prepare for the Halloween Party. The games/activities, food, and drinks were perfect for the party. It was a blast!

Central Events: November and December

Central Events: December

Tuesday, December 15

  • 3:30 pm Report Cards Available Online Grades 1-5

Wednesday, December 16

  • 1/2 day students,dismissal 12:30
  • PM Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, December 17

  • Evening Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, December 18

  • AM Parent Teacher Conferences
  • K-8 School Closed

Monday, December 21

  • 1/2 day students dismissed at 12:30
  • Evening Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, December 23

  • 8:00 am Student Half Day Dismissal 12:30

Thursday, December 24

  • Christmas Eve
  • 8:20 am Winter Recess

Friday, December 25

  • Winter Recess Christmas Day

Saturday, December 26

  • Winter Recess
  • Day After Christmas Day

Sunday, December 27

  • Winter Recess

Monday, December 28

  • Winter Recess

Tuesday, December 29

  • Winter Recess

Wednesday, December 30

  • Winter Recess

Thursday, December 31

  • Winter Recess
  • New Year's Eve

Specials This Week

Monday is a Day 5:
  • Library

Tuesday is a Day 6:
  • Art

Wednesday is a Day 1:

  • Spanish and Gym

Thursday is a Day 2:

  • Music

Friday is a Day 3:

  • Health and Gym

Guest Read Aloud Schedule


  • Jennifer Cittadini Wednesday, October 14 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Beth Wassall Wednesday, October 21 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Nicole Ventrella Tuesday, October 27 @ 2:40 (completed)


  • Emmie Goldenbaum-Cook Thursday, November 12 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Mia Levine or Eric Huebl: Friday, November 20 @ 2:40 (completed)
  • Jennifer Barker Monday, November 23 @ 2:40 (completed)


  • Stefanie Kist: Wednesday, December 2 @ 2:40 (completed)


  • Jeff Tucker Tuesday, January 5 @ 2:40
  • Susan Gordon: Tuesday, January 12 @ 2:40
  • Jennifer Grega : Friday, January 22 @ 2:40


  • Robin Landis: Friday, February 5 @ 2:40
  • Dori Shields: Monday, February 22 @2:40
  • Barbara Cavacini: Thursday, February 25 @ 2:40


  • Heather Tucker: Friday, March 4 @ 2:40
  • Debbie Wolschina: Friday, March 11 @ 2:40
  • Shannon Simkus: Tuesday, March 29 @ 2:40


  • Sara Blackburn: Tuesday, April 5 @ 2:40
  • Sharon Dominco: Wednesday, April 13 @ 2:40


  • Mary Beth Smith: Tuesday,May 10 @ 2:40


  • Carol Cox: Friday, June 10 @ 2:40

Star of the Week Schedule

Student and Date:

1. Natalie Sept. 28-Oct.2 (completed)

2. Diego October 5-9 (completed)

3. Katie October 12-16 (completed)

4. Isaiah October 26-30 (completed)

5. Blair November 9-13 (completed)

6. Caden November 16-20 (completed)

7. Nathan November 30-Dec. 4 (completed)

8. Eliza January 4-8

9. Caroline January 11-15

10. Bryson January 25-29

11. Vienna February 1-5

12. Luca February 8-12

13. Dayne February 22-26

14. Libby February 29-Mar.4

15. Derrick March 7-11

16. Lindsey March 14-18

17. Diana March 29- April 1

18. Molly April 4-8

19. Liam April 11-15

20. Elena April 25-29

21. William May 2-6

22. Joey May 16-20

23. Christopher June 6-10

Poet of the Week Schedule

Student and Date:

1. Libby Friday, October 2 (completed)

2. Liam Friday, October 9 (completed)

3. Diana Friday, October 16 (completed)

4. Vienna Friday, October 30 (completed)

5. Lindsey Friday, November 13 (completed)

6. Derrick Friday, November 20

7. Molly Friday, December 4 (completed)

8. Elena Friday, December 11

9. Natalie Friday, January 8

10. Joey Friday, January 15

11. William Friday, January 29

12. Isaiah Friday, February 12

13. Katie Friday, February 19

14. Christopher Friday, February 26

15. Blair Friday, March 4

16. Diego Friday, March 18

17. Caden Friday, April 1

18. Nathan Friday, April 15

19. Eliza Friday, May 6

20. Caroline Friday, May 13

21. Bryson Friday, May 27

22. Luca Friday, June 3

23. Dayne Friday, June 10