Ms. Webster's Third Grade Class

Our Classroom News Brief

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This Week in Third Grade

Our students will be taking the NC EOG tests in mathematics and reading comprehension on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. In order to prepare for those tests we will be playing review games, talking about test taking strategies, and sharpening our saws. Please help to make sure that your student is well-rested and arrives to school on-time this week.

Attached to this newsletter is also a permission slip for field day which will be held Friday, June 3. Please read it carefully, choose a lunch option for your child, and send it back into school as soon as possible.

The Book Fair continues this week. Students will be only allowed to make visits during class time if they bring money with them to school.

Volunteers Needed!

Claxton is in search of volunteers to help out with EOGs and other end-of-year activities. If you are interested in proctoring an EOG test please contact Assisstant Principal Derek Edwards for more information. If you would like to help out with field day at Memorial Stadium, please let me or Coach Swain know ASAP. We need all the help we can get to make these last few weeks a success!

Breakfast in the Classroom

It is important that our students start the day with a healthy breakfast and a calm working environment. To that end, I would like to offer breakfast in the classroom Wednesday and Thursday (May 25 and 26) mornings before the EOGs. Attached to this flyer is a hall pass that will allow students to come straight upstairs to our classroom any time after 7:15 AM. If you are interested in helping to add to the spread please let me know.


  • Milk (low-fat milk)
  • Items high in fiber (fruit, instant oatmeal, unsweetened cereal)
  • Items high in protein (low-sugar yogurt)
  • Gluten-free items
  • Nut-free items

Please do not send:

  • Fruit juice (too much sugar)
  • Chocolate
  • Sugar-added items (honey buns, doughnuts, cake)

I would also ask that parents NOT come to the class these days. Instead send your contributions in with your student that morning or the day before. My goal is for the students to feel special and celebrated while maintaining as much of our normal environment and schedule as possible. If students prefer not to eat in class, of course, that is perfectly fine. They may eat at home or in the cafeteria and then come to class as usual.

Person of the Week

Our Person of the Week is Julia Helen! Julia Helen has been a bright, shining light in our classroom since day 1. She is a natural leader and finds joy in helping others. She contributes meaningfully to our classroom discussions and shares her thinking clearly, in a way that helps others learn. Julia Helen takes pride in her classroom and her Claxton community and works hard to make it a better, safer, kinder place to learn every day! I am so grateful to have Julia Helen in class. I can't wait to see what she accomplishes in 4th grade and beyond!

Quote of the Week

Never look down on anybody unless you are helping him up.

--Jesse Jackson

Important Dates

Fri., May 20th-Wed., May 25th: Book Fair in the Media Center

Wed., May 25th: Math EOG Test 8:00-12:30

Thur., May 25th: Reading EOG 8:00-12:30

Fri., May 27th: Make-up EOGs

Mon., May 30th: Memorial Day NO SCHOOL

Thur. June 2nd: Classroom Salad Party--More details to come after EOGs

Fri., June 3rd: Field Day at Memorial Stadium

Mon., June 6th: Claxton Variety Show

Tue., June 7th: Claxton Awards Assembly

Wed., June 8th: Last Day of School

Betts Webster

3rd Grade Teacher

Claxton Elementary