Campers' Chronicle

Mrs. Donnay's 3rd Grade Classroom Newsletter 4-11-16

Mark Your Calendar

April 12- Spelling Bee Round 1

April 13- Spelling Bee Round 2

April 18- Research books and internet resources due for animal report

April 19- Field Trip to Sea Life at MOA

April 29- Coupon Non-Uniform Day and Spelling Bee Round 3

Upper School Buddies and 2nd Grade Friends

This past week was a lot of fun! Each student met up with their Upper School buddy who helped them with their landscape art project in art class. We also wrote letters to second graders explaining what third grade is like. They enjoyed reading their letters to the second graders and playing outside.

Peek at the Week

Please keep practicing for the MCA test coming up at the end of the month.


Our new reading unit is all about communities across time. This week we will be reading "Earthquake! The 1906 San Francisco Nightmare". Students will be focusing on fact/opinion and cause/effect.


Last week students read and learned about an animal's inherited and acquired characteristics and behaviors. Students are also learning about different life cycles of animals.



Last week we focused on conventions including quotation marks and commas in a series. Ask your child to practice writing dialogue and make their punctation "sounds" for you! They really helped students remember the punctuation marks and are hilarious too! Students will start writing their own creative piece of work with dialogue and editing their work.


There will be a test on Friday on Unit 5 Lesson 3. Students should be studying their spelling words each day. They can use . Test fixes are due each Monday.


Each month students should bring in an example of the monthly character trait to hang on our class bulletin board. April's trait of the month is COURAGE. Ask your child how they can show courage at school and at home. COURAGE bulletin board items are due on April 15th.


Do you need help finding your animal research?

Practice writing dialogue.

What is the life cycle of a butterfly, toad, and live birth?

What is the difference between an inherited and acquired characteristic in an animal?

Practice writing a quotation in a sentence. Focus on quotation marks and commas.

How do you show courage on the playground at school?

What's going on in MATH?

Ganz: Two Step Word Problems, Two Step word Problems About a Fraction of a Group, Cumulative Test 18A, Average, Mean, Median, Range, Mode

Yannarelly: Millimeters, Word Problems about a fraction of a group, Test 13A, Reading Graphs and Charts Review, Elapsed Time Review

Donnay: Polygons, 3D Shapes (names, edge, face, vertex), Measurement, Elapsed Time, multiplication, and division.

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MCA/OLPA Practice Website

Type the Learning Locator numbers for both math and reading practice in the white box that says "Welcome".

Learn to Type - Dance Mat Typing

Check out this fun typing game. Remind your child to keep their hands on the home row!

Reflex Math

Click on this link to use Reflex Math and practice math facts! Your child has their own login and password. Please email me if you need this information again.

Spelling City

Click on this link to use to practice spelling words. The week's list unit and lesson name is on the top of the spelling sheet in your child's planner.

Lower School General Information Website

Please find any forms, calendars, background check forms, spirit wear days, etc on this webpage.