February 4

Week of February 4th

It’s already February! Last week was a crazy week with many snow days so we are catching up with our work this week. In Social Studies we have been learning about how Michigan grew and more people came. We will be testing this week and beginning a new unit on the economy of Michigan. In math we are continuing our work with area. In writing we are continuing our opinion pieces on whether or not kids should get prizes for good grades. For spelling, we are working with homophones. We will have a much longer list of words for this week because we are testing both last week’s homophones and this week’s homophones. The list includes:

aunt

ant

blue

blew

eight

ate

waste

waist

weight

wait

there

their

they’re

where

wear

bored

board

plane

plain

flour

flower

There will be no cold words this week, so these are all the words on the test. This week there is a late start on Wednesday. also, the mobile dentist will be here on Friday and then continue next week.

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January 14

Week of January 14th

I hope you enjoyed the weekend! This week is the last week of this quarter. Here are the plans for this week.

Our spelling words this week have a silent w- or k- at the beginning of the word. They are:

write

knife

knee

wreck

knew

traits

compliment

suggestion

skip counting

farming

In addition, we are learning about area, how Michigan grew, and we are working on completing our narrative writing.

This week there is a half day for students on Friday. Dismissal will be at 11:45 instead of 3:35.

Also, we are NWEA testing. This week we plan to finish our language usage tests and begin our reading tests. Please stress the importance of these tests with your child. They need to make sure to go to bed early and eat a good breakfast before testing.

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January 8

NWEA

It is that time of year again! We will be NWEA testing again the entire month of January. Our first test will start this Thursday, January 10th. Please make sure that everyday, and especially on NWEA days, your child is getting plenty of sleep and eating a good breakfast. This really does help their scores. I will try to remind them in their planners as well.

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December 17

Week of December 17th

It is our last week before break! I hope you enjoyed the nice weather this weekend. We are looking at weather patterns for science and this is not what we expected for December. Students this week will be finishing up another multiplication unit with a test on Thursday. Our spelling words this week are:

frying

track

train

dream

price

cumulus

clouds

future

area

Michigan

On Friday we will be doing cooperative learning with the other third graders. It will also be pajama day so students can wear their pjs to school.

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December 10

Announcements for the week of December 10th

This week there is a late start on Wednesday, December 12th. This means that students should not arrive for school until 9:30.

Our spelling words follow the gr-, br-, and cr- beginning sound pattern. The words for this week are:

grapes

grain

cried

brake

crowd

numerator

denominator

century

decade

hazardous

On  Friday, December 14th kindergartners do not have school. Our third graders and everyone else in the building will still have school, this is just for kindergartners. Their teachers will be going to some training.

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December 3

Week of December 3rd

Good morning!

I cannot believe it is already December! This week our spelling words follow the -oi and -oy pattern. Our words are:

joint

foil

appoint

destroy

employ

winter

proactive

fractions

equivalent

summary

This week we have a few things going on! On Wednesday our Madrigal Choir students who have turned in their permission slips are going on a field trip to Emagine in Royal Oak. They will be back in time for lunch so they do not need to bring a packed lunch. On Thursday we will have Literacy Night from 4:30-6. Students can play games, and have fun with reading!

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November 26

Week of November 26th

Welcome back! I hope that you enjoyed time with family over your break. I have a few announcements for this week.

First, we are starting a new unit in math. This will focus on multiplication again, so please make sure you are practicing multiplication facts each night.

Second, there is a parent meeting on screen time tomorrow morning from 8:45-9:45 for those who would like to attend.

Finally, here are our spelling words for this week:

throw

pillow

crow

flow

know

empathy

verbs

facts

kind

climate

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November 19

Weekly Announcements

Happy early Thanksgiving! This week is a short two day week because of the long weekend for the holiday. There will be no school on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday this week. Because it is only two days, we will NOT have any spelling words or grammar this week. We do, however, have a math test tomorrow. The study quizzes will go home tonight along with the workbooks we have been using in class for them to study from.

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November 12

Week of November 12th

I have a few announcements for this week! Conferences are this Tuesday and Thursday. I am staying after school until 7:00 to meet with all of you. I have enjoyed the conferences I’ve had so far and look forward to seeing the rest of you this week. I will remind you of your conference time on Class Dojo and also remind your son/daughter.

Here are the spelling words for this week:

pound

ground

around

cloud

mound

moccasins

barter

alliance

estimate

rounding

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