• 3rd Grade Newsletter

     Week of: November 12 - 15

    Shoot for the moon! Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. -Les Brown

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  • Reading/Spelling/Language

    ELA Homework:  Daily Common Core Practice Week 2.6

    Reading Skills:  What are plays made of?   

    Language Skills: Literal/Non-Literal

    VocabularyContext Clues



    • afraid
    • around
    • upon
    • never
    • open
    • animal
    • ever
    • about
    • again
    • another
    • couple
    • awake
    • over 
    • asleep
    • above



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  • Math and Science

    Math Skills: 

    Find equivalent fractions and explain equivalence of fractions in special cases by reasoning about their size;  Generate simple equivalent fractions

    Math Homework

    Mon. – Thurs. night: Review sheet on weekly skills & study multiplication facts (0's, 1’s, 2's, 3's, 4's, 5’s, 6's, 7's, 8's, 9's, 10’s, 11's, 12's, & squares).  Homework should take no longer than 30 minutes. Homework will be worth 10 points weekly for a grade at the end of the 9 weeks. 

    Multiplication Facts:

    Please study daily with your student.  We will practice each day in class, Monday – Wednesday, and take a practice test every Thursday or Friday.  They will have a timed test for a daily grade every 3 weeks on the facts we have learned. MULTIPLICATION FACTS MUST BE MEMORIZED! Graded multiplication tests are timed.  Students must be able to recite all multiplication facts fluently by the end of the year.  Students will be given 3 seconds per problem.


    All facts, 0's - 12's


    Science – 

    STEMscopes - Weeks 14 and 15 - Rocks and Fossils


    1. sedimentary rocks – formed from layers of sediment that are deposited, then compacted and cemented over time
    2. igneous – formed when magma cools and then forms crystals.
    3. metamorphic – formed from heat and pressure below Earth’s surface
    4. rock – a solid piece of Earth’s surface made of one or more minerals
    5. magma – melted rocks under Earth’s surface
    6. lava – is when magma erupts from a volcano or comes to the surface
    7. mineral – a natural solid found on Earth’s surface that is not a plant or animal
    8. rock cycle – the process by which rocks change into new rocks
    9. fossils – are formed when minerals replace the bodies of buried dead animals or plants and become hard
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    * Please read and question your children on their AR books at home to help increase their comprehension skills! 

    * Please initial behavior chart daily.  

    Students will be receiving 10 pts per week for completed homework. A grade will be given at the end of each 9 weeks. 

     * November 6 - Toy drive begins 

    * November 11 - No School (Teacher Workday)

    * November 15 - Field Trip

    * November 22 - 3rd Grade Parent Lunch

    * November 25-29 - Thanksgiving Break

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    November Students of the Month 

    Mrs. Burns - Braelynn Cagle

    Mrs. Daugherty - McKenzee Franklin

    Mrs. Douglas - Karsin Miller

    Mrs. Jones - Gia Burney

    Mrs. McQueen/Mrs. Thrash - Carrie Pannell

    Mrs. Parker - Griffin Henley

    Mrs. Slaby - Maci Webb

    Mrs. Thomas - Kortlyn Dees


    October Students of the Month 

    Mrs. Burns - Hunter Storm

    Mrs. Daugherty - Weston Moore

    Mrs. Douglas - Ayden Seymour

    Mrs. Daugherty - Weston Moore

    Mrs. Jones - Rivers Cheramie

    Mrs. McQueen/Mrs. Thrash - Saylor Sims

    Mrs. Parker - Lilli Becvar

    Mrs. Slaby - Cooper Seibert

    Mrs. Thomas - Carlie Kilbern


    September Students of the Month 

    Mrs. Burns - Andee Grace Johnson

    Mrs. Daugherty -

    Mrs. Douglas - Brenn Pavlovich

    Mrs. Jones - Addie Smith

    Mrs. McQueen/Mrs. Thrash - Braylin Webb

    Mrs. Parker - Eli Pickich

    Mrs. Slaby - Gavin Riggle

    Mrs. Thomas - Payton Margherio


    August Students of the Month 

    Mrs. Burns - 

    Mrs. Daugherty -

    Mrs. Douglas - 

    Mrs. Jones - Jagger Harris

    Mrs. McQueen/Mrs. Thrash - 

    Mrs. Parker - Kyleigh Stalnaker

    Mrs. Slaby - Juliet Mills

    Mrs. Thomas - 


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