Mrs. Harris' Class News

September 15, 2014

Hey There!

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What We've Been Up To

It's hard to believe we're already halfway through the first nine weeks! And boy, have we been busy! We have breezed through all of our beginning of the year testing, and have completed units in math, reading, and science. Here's what's coming up!

Math - students have been working in Mrs. Trayer's class on fact families and inverse relationships. They are beginning their unit on rounding and place value.

Reading - we will continue to focus on reading SOL 3.5, which includes identifying story elements in fictional texts. Currently, our specific area of learning is identifying problem/solutions and cause/effect.

Writing - We have just wrapped up our parts of speech mini-unit, and will move into identifying and correctly using past and present tense verbs, both regular and irregular.

History - We are smack in the middle of our 3.5 Maps unit. This includes labeling and identifying the seven continents and five (yes, FIVE!) oceans, as well as identifying coordinates using a grid map system.

I am absolutely in love with this class of third graders. I am building relationships with each one of them and am constantly amazed at their hard work, their kindness, and their desire to do well. I know I'm the luckiest 3rd grade teacher at Moss-Nuckols!

Back to School Night

Tuesday, Sep. 16th, 6pm

2055 Courthouse Rd

Louisa, VA

Come on out to MNES for Back to School Night! Spend some time in your child's classroom learning more about third grade content and get answers to your questions! We will be running three 20-minute sessions beginning at 6:30. Please understand that while I will do my best to answer child-specific questions, this is not a parent-teacher conference. But don't worry - those are coming next month!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Shout outs

Congratulations to our friends who have made it on purple this week! Brenden, Tucker, Kaylee, Natalya, and Nathan!


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Upcoming Dates

September 16, 2014 - Back to School Night

September 19, 2014 - 3.5 Maps Quiz and 3.1 Rounding Quiz

Contact Mrs. Harris

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. 540-967-1347 ext. 6142