3rd Grade Happenings

Monday, January 29, 2018

Animal Projects

In Language Arts we are beginning our non-fiction research projects this week! Each student will be assigned an animal to research and write about over the next month or so! Be sure to ask your child what animal they are researching and some facts they have learned about that animal throughout this process! We will be creating an "About the Author" page and I ask that you send in one, recent picture of your child. The picture will not be returned, as it will be laminated and made a part of your child's published book!

Social Projects

In social we have been studying various kinds of maps. We are putting together everything we learned into creating an island project. Each student will be creating their own island and creating various different maps of their island to show different information. The projects will be on display at school for a few weeks when completed before sending them home with the students.


Please encourage your child to be reading for AR at home to fulfill their reading log requirements. I would like students to be reading 30 minutes/night for 5 nights/week. So total 150 minutes due every Monday morning. Minutes read on the weekends count, too! The next reading log is due Monday, February 5th. I will expect 150 minutes.

Spelling this week...

More words with -ed or -ing

sneezed, dropping, dropped, closed, smiling, shining, liked, jogged, beginning, stopped, taking, hopping, hoped, pleased, driving, shopping, Tuesday

Spelling for the week of February 5-9th.


socks, bottle, o'clock, wash, wrote, hole, know, yellow, goes, November, comb, hello, almost, road, toast, poor, shook, cookies, sure, should, hoped, shining, stopped, dropped, hopping

FYI-Important Information and Upcoming Events!

Friday, February 2...Pizza sales delivered to school around 1 P.M. Please pick up all orders by 3:30 P.M.!

Monday, February 5: SHELTERED REALITY DRUMLINE returns to HPS! 6 P.M.! All are welcome. Free of charge. If students want to be a part of the drumline that day, please sign up with Mrs. Jordahl by February 2.

Wednesday, February 14...Valentine's Day Party

Friday, February 16...NO SCHOOL (Teacher Workshop)

Thursday, March 8...Last Day of 3rd Quarter, 3rd Quarter AR goals due!

Friday, March 9...NO SCHOOL

Monday, March 12...12:00 Early Dismissal (Staff Development)

Thursday, March 29...NO SCHOOL (Easter Break)

Friday, March 30...NO SCHOOL (Easter Break)

Monday, April 2...NO SCHOOL (Easter Break)

Monday, April 16...NO SCHOOL (Teacher Workshop)

Friday, May 18...Last Day!

HORIZONS will be Tuesday-Thursday both this week and next week!