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3rd Grade Class News

March 23rd

on March 22, 2015

The Monticello Field Trip is Wednesday, March 25th.  This will be an all day field trip.  Please send your child in comfortable walking shoes and don’t forget to pack a lunch!

This week: We will learn about national holidays – Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day.  We will learn the importance of rules, our rights and why government is necessary. We will learn what happens when people break rules.  We will wrap up the unit and test on Government.

**Math:  We will learn about probability and apply probability to graphing and data analysis.  We will begin division.

**Language Arts:  We will continue to work on writing a paragraph.  We will learn about Poetry.  We will read and write poetry.  We will review Synonyms and Antonyms.  We will have a spiral review test on Synonyms, Antonyms and Homophones.  We will learn about Fables by reading and analyzing fables together.  We will learn that a Fable is characterized by having a moral or lesson to learn.

**We will continue to work on reading fluently and using comprehension strategies such as finding the main idea, details, prediction, fact and opinion and inference.  We will continue to learn about comparing and contrasting elements of literature.  We will begin to learn about Cause and Effect.

Multiplication Facts Ice cream party

We are earning our way towards an Ice cream Party!  We will begin with a test on multiplication facts for the 0’s.  Each level earns a piece that will be used in the ice cream party.  For Example:  A 100% on the 0’s earns a spoon, a 100% on the 1’s earns a bowl, a 100%  on the 2’s earns a napkin, and so on, until we reach the 12’s.  I will be keeping track of where everyone is on the chart in the classroom.


Weekly Reading Logs:  This week, we will have a new selection to read and fill out each day.  On Day 4, please fill out the back of the sheet.  This is a change.*  Please return the Reading Folder Daily.


Vocabulary Words for the week:

Impossible         Probable

Likely             Predict

Divide             Dividend

Divisor                  Quotient

Fable             Moral

Veteran           Memorial

Factor             Product


Weekly Testing:

This week, we will have the following tests and quizzes:

***Monday – Homophones Test

***Tuesday – Synonyms/Antonyms Graded Classwork

***Thursday – Synonyms/Antonyms/Homophones Test

***Thursday – Probability/Data Analysis Test

***Thursday – Government – Graded Classwork

***Friday – Vocabulary Test

***Friday – Reading Comprehension Test

***Friday – Government/Importance of Rules Test



Important Dates:

March 23rd – Parent Teacher Conferences

March 25th – Monticello Field Trip

March 30th – MAP testing begins

April 3rd – Spring Treats

April 6th – 10th- Spring Break

April 24th – Father/Daughter Dance

April 24th – Byrd 3rd Grade Hosts Arbor Day for all 3 elementary schools

May 1st – MAP testing ends

May 7th & 8th – Third Grade Reading SOL test

May 14th & 15th – Third Grade Math SOL test

May 25th – Memorial Day – Student Holiday

May 26th – Field Day

May 27th – Awards Assembly

May 28th – Westview Pool Party

May 29th – Last Day of School

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