Newsletter Week of October 16th

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Tuesday is our field trip to the Michigan Science Center.  If you signed up to be a chaperone, please be at school by 9:00.  Students should bring a packed lunch.  No glass bottles please.  Friday is the last day to place your Scholastic book order.  Please send in exact change only.  Monday is picture day.  All students will take a picture for the yearbook, but if you would like to purchase any, please fill out the order form that was sent home last week and send in exact change. Here is our weekly schedule.

Math:  We will continue to work on addition and subtraction story problems involving two operations.  Students should be practicing addition/subtraction flashcards at home daily.

Science:  We will be investigating hot and cold water this week.

Social Studies:  We are at the end of our unit.  The students will be working on a group project this week to synthesize what they’ve learned about the five themes of geography as it relates to Michigan.

Reading:  We will learn strategies for determining the meaning of academic and domain specific vocabulary along with learning about text features in informational text.

Writing:  We will be drafting our informational writing on how to keep teeth clean.

Iblog Letter Coming Home Today

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Dear Parents,


I would like all parents to subscribe to our class blog for important information. I post daily homework, weekly spelling lists, events going on, and other important information on it. Please provide me with your email address so I may sign you up. My blog site is:


Thank you,

Mrs. Burgess


Email address:________________________________________

Welcome Letter

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Welcome to 3rd Grade!


Dear Parents,


Welcome to a new year! I am really excited about being your child’s teacher this year. Third grade is going to be a year full of fun, learning, and lots of adventures and I can’t wait to see what the year has in store for us! Your child will be given tools and the opportunities to really explore knowledge. Much of your child’s success will be determined by the communication between school and home. I would like to welcome not only your child to my class, but you as well. I consider us a team in working towards a quality education for your child. I look forward to meeting each of you at our open house on September 14th.  


Homework/ Tests

Each night check my iblog to find out what your child’s homework will be.   Your child will receive reading homework daily. It is very important for your child to read 20 minutes each night. In addition, they may have to complete any work that was not finished during the day or complete a review assignment for something that we have already done in class.  It is necessary for your child to complete all homework and have an adult look over the homework. Please do not do your child’s homework for them. Sometimes students will have math homework from the MobyMax site. Grades are given for homework. If your child does not understand the assignment and no one at home can give them assistance, simply write a note on the homework. This will help me to know what your child may still need to work on. In science, social studies, and math, your child will have a study guide to study from before taking tests in these subjects. All tests taken in class will be sent home for you to sign and return to school the next day.



Please subscribe to my iBlog:    I will be posting weekly spelling lists, weekly focus, and  daily homework assignments. I will also post upcoming events such as test dates, late start dates,etc. on the iBlog.


If you have any questions or concerns about any of the work or tests, please do not hesitate to call or email. I will not be able to speak during teaching time, however I would  be happy to speak to you before 8:20 am or after school after 3:35pm or set an appointment with you.



  Each day your child may bring in his/her own healthy snack.  Some healthy snacks ideas are:  fruits and vegetables.  Your child may also bring in a water bottle with a top.



Below you will find a suggested supply list for this year.

  • 4 Folders with Prongs- BLUE
  • One 5-subject Notebooks
  • Pack of Pencils
  • Black and white journal
  • Yellow Highlighter
  • 2 Packs of loose leaf paper
  • 2 tissue boxes
  • Glue stick
  • Box of Crayons (24 count)
  • Crayon box to put all supplies in
  • A pack of EXPO dry erase markers
  • Small Sharpener
  • 1 box of ziploc bags (sandwich, quart, or gallon size)
  • Clorox wipes
  • Hand sanitizer