Puckett's Mill 3rd Grade Newsletter

November 13, 2015

A note from the teachers...

Dear Parents,

Next week is our last week before we are off for Thanksgiving Break. If you know that your child will be absent or checking out early any days, please let their teacher know.

On Friday we will be enjoying the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory to celebrate finishing our read aloud. We ask that Room Parents organize sending in hot chocolate and a chocolate snack to enjoy during the movie.

Most students have turned in their permission slips. If you have not done so, please sign and return those soon. Also, please remember to make your payment through My Payments Plus.

Have a great weekend!!

~Third Grade Teachers

Movie Night

Mark your calendars for Movie Night on December 11th from 5:30-9:00!!

Parents don’t miss the chance to have a Friday night to shop for the holidays or have a relaxing dinner out while your child has fun watching “Minions” under the supervision of our wonderful PMES teachers. This event is sponsored by PMES Relay for Life. Students will have fun and receive pizza and a drink all for only $15 per student. ($10 for each additional sibling) Look for the flyer in this week’s Friday Folder.

What are we doing next week?

  • Reading – Students will learn about nonfiction text features, specifically Table of Contents, Index, Glossary, Headings, Subheadings, and Types of Print. We will use a variety of nonfiction books to examine why these features are useful. Also, we will be finishing up our Read Aloud book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl. On the Friday before Thanksgiving Break, we will compare and contrast the book and movie using a Venn Diagram. We ask Room Parents to please organize for hot chocolate and a chocolate snack to be sent in on Friday for the students to enjoy during the movie.
  • Writing – We will continue with our informational writing unit next week.
  • Word Study/Spelling - Next week we will work with the long/short O spelling pattern. We will have an assessment on Friday.
  • Grammar - Next week we will review subject/verb agreement and learn about pronouns.
  • Math – We will continue our number patterns and multi-step word problems unit next week. We will test this unit on Thursday. When we return from Thanksgiving Break we will begin a unit on area. Please continue to practice basic multiplication facts at home. We are currently giving timed multiplication tests and students who pass them get to sign our Multiplication Mon"Star" wall. Here are a few games to students can play to study their facts: Tug Team, Sketch's World, and Knock Down Multiplication.
  • Social Studies - Students will begin our unit on Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. During this unit, students will learn about the life and times, contributions, and obstacles of these famous Americans. The unit test will also include a few Paul Revere questions, which we will review when we return from Thanksgiving Break. You can use the following Quizlet links to study important vocabulary: Susan B. Anthony Quizlet LINK, Frederick Douglass Quizlet LINK, and Paul Revere Quizlet LINK. We will have a vocabulary quiz on the Susan B Anthony terms on December 1. The date for the unit test is December 8.