directly from the castles of MacNeil and Leonard

Land of READ-A-LOT

Maidens and Lords have been exploring elements of narrative nonfiction! We shared part of a book called Chasing the Moon to China!! Students noticed most of the nonfiction text features were absent. Students are exploring the concept of main idea, details, and the big picture of books! The "Big Idea" of why the author wrote this book is slowly being revealed!!

Missions in Math

The Kingdom transitioned into Unit 2, Multiplication. We analyzed a multiplication chart in order to visually see the patterns of multiplication. All students will begin fluency tests for this concept next week. Students also worked on review centers or making corrections to their Unit 1 Assessments.

Soaring in Science

Our Kingdoms moved into the story, Galya and Natasha's Rock Adventure. This story is setting the stage for the rock replications the students will create as material engineers!

WRITING that is Worthwhile

Our Maidens and Lords worked very hard on learning the idea of MEL-Con this week. This type of writing requires the students to read an article that has a set purpose question, choose a side to disagree or agree, and then compose a paragraph that supports their main idea with evidence and links! It is a very in depth skill that takes time and multiple practices in order to gain fluency!


  • After school clubs continue next week!! This is the last week!
  • The district webpage is being rebuilt...please see our third grade blog for newsletter information and classroom updates. Go to!
  • Every student should be reading every evening and documenting this time read on their monthly reading calendars that are kept in their JOB binders!
  • We look forward to conferences the week of Thanksgiving!
  • Picture retakes are Monday. Please return original pictures!
  • Bus evacuation practice Tuesday!
  • Bull Dog Social Groups meet on Wednesday!
  • AR assembly on Friday to honor first quarter!!
  • Team Jersey Day on Monday and Spirit Wear on Friday in honor of American Education Week!!