Bennett Third Grade Newsletter

November 20th - December 4th, 2015

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Great Things Going On In Third Grade

We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving Break with their families! We have a busy week coming back from Thanksgiving. Smencils, will be on sale starting Monday, November 30th. Tuesday, December 1st, classroom spelling bees will take place. On Thursday, students will participate in our annual third grade Living History Museum (please see information below). We will finish off the week with PTO Bingo on Friday!

In Math, students will continue to their study of division. Students will learn that division is when objects are partitioned into equal groups. We will learn the 'Thinking Strategy' for division: EGTA (Equal Groups Taken Apart). We will learn how to solve division problems using strip diagrams, repeated subtraction and with reverse multiplication. Students will also explore how division and multiplication are related. Please keep your child working on their multiplication facts. At this point in the year, it is crucial that they are getting their facts down so that they may be successful in math. We are so proud of all of the students' hard work in the Red River Rumble on Think Through Math. Our school was victorious in beating Oklahoma! Way to go Bennett Bears!

In Reading and Writing students will work on finishing their biography research paper, publishing, and creating a cover for sharing. We will also look at the characteristics of dramas by exploring different reader's theaters.

This week in Science, students will finish their ELM over Magnets. Students will complete their DIY's and labs to learn about the properties and uses of magnets. Students will create a super hero suit for Benny the Bear that incorporates magnets in the suit.

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There will be no homework over Thanksgiving Break. Please enjoy the time with your family! We do encourage students to read and log onto Think Through Math and study their biography speech for the Living History Museum.

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Third Grade Annual Living History Museum

The Annual Third Grade Living History Museum is finally here! On Thursday, December 3rd. the museum will be open for second grade to visit from 8:15 to 8:45. Parents will visit our museum from 9:00 to 9:30am. We look forward to seeing you there!

We are in need of Kleenex brand tissues and Clorox wipes for Music, P.E. and Art. Any donations would be really appreciated by the Specials Teachers!!!

Spelling Lists

Spelling Words for Week of Nov 30-4

SA 22 - voyage, about, drowsy, destroy, country, moisture, amount, thousand, avoid, double, loyal, county

WW 22 - might, quick, why, white, high, night, twice, sky, quit, try, right, write

LN - flag, slip, brag, flat, plan, drill, slam, grill, flip, trap, grab, crab

MAV Words - level, assemble, grant

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Please join us for our PTO sponsored Holiday Bingo on Friday, December 4th, from 6:30 - 8:30pm.

Important Upcoming Events

Monday, November 23rd: Friday, November 27th: Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, November 24th: Coach Gazaway's Birthday

Monday, November 30th: No Alpha Week due to Kinder Alpha Testing, Relay for Life Smencil Sale ($1 each), Spelling Permission Slips Due

Tuesday, December 1st: Classroom Spelling Bees

Thursday, December 3rd: Third Grade Annual Living History Museum (Parents Visit From 9:00 - 9:30am)

Monday, December 7th: STUCO Meeting 7:15 - 7:50am

Thursday, December 10th: 3rd Grade Music Program Flakes

Saturday, December 12th: Jingle Bell Run 9:00am, Caldwell Toy/Book Drive Ends

December 13th - December 17th: PTO Sponsored Papa Murphys Week

Tuesday, December 15th: Taste It Tuesday

Friday, December 18th: Last Day to Order Yearbooks, Holiday Live 8:30am, Class Parties 1:45 - 2:30

December 21, 2015 - January 4, 2016: Winter Break

Monday, January 11th: Junior School Spelling Bee (2nd and 3rd Grade)

Tuesday, January 5th: Creed Lunch

Wednesday, January 6th: Report Cards

Friday, January 22nd: PTO Bingo 6:30 - 8:00