Puckett's Mill 3rd Grade Newsletter

April 29, 2016

A note from the teachers...

Dear Parents,

We made it through Milestones! Everyone did a great job the past two weeks. Please help us in reminding students that we still have 3 and a half weeks left of school. We are back to "business as usual" for the next few weeks.

May is going to be a busy month as we wrap up this school year. Below is a list of activities we have planned:

  • May 13th: Economics Day - Please make sure your child has their good or service ready for May 13th.
  • May 18th: Roald Day Day - If you are able, please sign up to send in items to make this day extra special! Link to grade level sign up - Roald Dahl Day Sign Up
  • May 20th: Class Party

Have a great weekend!

~Third Grade Teachers

Cupcake Wars

Students can continue to purchase paper cupcakes to decorate for $1 through May 6th. The class with the most cupcakes purchased will earn a cupcake party. All proceeds will go to Relay for Life.


  • WHEN? Tuesday, May 10, 2016
  • WHAT? 8th Annual Puckett’s Mill Elementary Kickball Challenge
  • WHO? 5th grade students and spectators (PMES Students and Families)
  • WHEN? Tuesday, May 10, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
  • WHERE? Puckett’s Mill Stadium (Puckett’s Mill playground)
  • WHY? To honor the fifth graders and benefit the Puckett’s Mill Relay for Life team.
  • COST? $2.00 for players or spectators

Art News

Virtual Author Visit

On Tuesday, May 10th students will have the opportunity to Skype with artist and author Mark Gonyea. Mark has written several books including: A Book About Color; A Book About Design; Another Book About Design; and The Spooky Book. Most students are familiar with A Book About Color from art class. Students will have an opportunity to see Mark Gonyea’s studio, hear about his inspirations, and learn about the process for creating books. There will be time during the presentation for students to ask him questions. We are very excited to bring this digital learning opportunity to our students. If you'd like to know more about this artist, visit his website at: http://www.markgonyea.com/.

The video conference sessions will be held in the cafeteria at the following times:

(K/1) 8:20 - 8:50

(2/3) 9:00 - 9:45

(4/5) 10:05-10:50

Save the Date - Art Camp

Here is the schedule for this Summer's PMES Art Camp, held here at PMES. There will be two separate stand-alone weeks for PMES Summer Art Camp. Each session is $75.00.

Flyers and registration form coming soon.

Week 1 – June 6-9

Focus on Drawing, Painting and Collage

10:30 am – 1:00 pm – Grades 3 thru 6

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Grades K thru 2

Week 2 – June 13-16

Focus on Sewing, Fiber Crafts, Weaving and Printing

10:30 am – 1:00 pm – Grades 3 thru 6

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Grades K thru 2

Flyers and sign up information will be coming soon. Questions?

Contact Joyce Dorian at joyce_dorian@gwinnett.k12.ga.us

What are we doing next week?

  • Reading – Students will be learning the elements of Poetry. We will be reading a variety of poems together. Students are encouraged to continue reading "Just Right" books at home and in school. Teachers will be meeting with students during the next few weeks for end of year F&P leveling.
  • Writing – We will be learning about a variety of figurative language.
  • Word Study/Spelling - We will cover or, ore, and oar words.
  • Grammar - We will continue to review Grammar skills.
  • Math – We will continue a project where students will be creating their own math board game to review content from the year. We will also be completing some end of the year assessments.
  • Science - We will continue our magnet unit. Here is a link to study the vocabulary words: Magnet Vocabulary Quizlet. Our magnet vocabulary test will be May 4th and the magnet test will be May 11th.