Bennett 3rd Grade Newsletter

September 23rd - September 30th, 2016

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In Class This Week

We have a busy upcoming week in Math! Students will work on subtracting with regrouping and subtracting across zeros. In third grade, students should be proficient with subtraction with regrouping. We will revisit subtraction and work with subtraction in multi-step word problems. If your child struggles with subtraction, it would be a great idea to have them work on subtraction problems at home.

In Reading, we will focus on inferences. Good readers use background knowledge/schema plus text evidence to make inferences about what they are reading. Being able to infer is a key skill that a reader needs to be successful. We will spend the week working through many fun activities to help the students become more proficient with their inference skills.

In Writing, students will be working on writing a personal narrative. They will also work on identifying subject and predicate.

In Social Studies, we will continue to focus on our government and celebrating freedom. Students will work with their ELM groups to create a classroom constitution.

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Our Makers Space is up and running! Please take a moment to view the attached videos on all of the wonderful opportunities our Makers Space offers the students! It is fantastic and you will be amazed!

Makerspace Orientation:

Makerspace Google Form Sign In, Byte Lab Links, and Resources:

Spelling Lists

SA - athlete, pilgrim, create, control, complete, children, poet, pumpkin, kitchen, giant, lion, English

WW - cube, fruit, food, crust, smooth, suit, from, skunk, trust, mood, juice, tooth

LN - bell, ball, hill, fall, smell, chill, small, call, bill, shell, tall, tell

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Calling All Artists, Yearbook Cover Competition Going On Now

From now until October 31st, students may submit their entries for our yearbook cover competition. All entries should be on 8 1/2 x 11 paper (vertical) and should be superhero themed. A winner from each grade level will be selected and recognized at Friday Live. The grand prize winner will have his/her cover on the yearbook and receive a free yearbook.

Important Upcoming Events

Monday, September 26th: Fall Pictures, Creed lunch 11:00, Fundraiser Ends, Bennett Batons Begin (Every Monday)

Tuesday, September 27th: PTO Newsletter Goes Home, PTO Yearbook Cover Contest Begins, Mrs. Howard's Birthday

Wednesday, September 28th: Bear Buddy Kick-Off

Thursday, September 29th: Bear Buddy Meeting

Friday, September 30th: STUCO Meeting 7:30 - 8:00am, Watch Dog Registration Closes

Wednesday, October 5th: National Walk to School Day

Monday, October 10th: No School

Friday, October 14th: Family Fitness Night

October 17th - October 21st: Red Ribbon Week

Monday, October 17th: 2nd 9 Weeks Begin, Crazy Hair Day

Tuesday, October 18th: PJ Day

Wednesday, October 19th: Team Jersey Day

Thursday, October 20th: Sunglasses and Crazy Sock Day

Friday, October 21st: Friday Live 2:15, Color Run Kick Off

Monday, October 24th: No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, October 25th: Creed Lunch 11am, Picture Retakes

Friday, October 28th: PTO Color Run

Monday, October 31st: Halloween, STUCO Book Character Dress Up Day