June 11

Last Week of School!

This year has flown by! We have come to our last week of 3rd grade. Today we had an awesome time at field day! The students have decided to have another picnic for their last reward. This will happen tomorrow (Wednesday, June 12, 2019) because the weather is best then. If you would like to send in anything for the picnic, feel free! On Thursday our 5th graders will be graduating and heading on to middle school in the fall. Friday, June 14th, is our last day of school and it is a half day! Dismissal will be at 11:45.

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May 20

Week of May 20th

This week will be a 4 day week (there is no school on Friday this week or Monday next week). Enjoy your long weekend! We are currently testing for both reading and math NWEA tests this week. I hope to have these tests completed by Thursday and can give you your child’s scores if you would like them. Just send me a Dojo message to let me know. We will take our science NWEA test next week and complete any make up tests.

Today is the last Green Club meeting. Students in Green Club will need to be picked up at 4:30.

Our spelling words this week are:


2. descend

3. cleanse

4. dense

5. crescent

6. expense

7. ascend

8. scene

9. sense

10. offense

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May 13

Week of May 13th

Welcome to our last full week of school! Only 19 more days of school. I hope that you all enjoyed your weekend and spent time with Mom! This week starts the NWEA testing period. We will be testing for the next 3 weeks. This week we will be taking the language usage and reading tests. Next week we will take math. The following week we will take science. Please make sure that students are getting enough sleep and a great breakfast, especially on these days.
This week’s spelling words are:



3. voices

4. thousand

5. frown

6. grouch

7. drought

8. voyage

9. cowboy

10. downtown

This week we will be testing for the government of Michigan in social studies. We will continue perimeter and geometry in math.

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May 7

A Few Announcements

Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 8th, we will have a Mother’s Day shop set up in the media center. Students will get to shop for things for their mothers or a special woman in their lives. Items range in price from 50 cents to $5. Please send them with money tomorrow for them to shop if possible.

Also, our snacks have stopped coming in the coolers because it is now May. If students would like snack they will need to bring their own for the rest of the year. Please do not send in cookies or juice as these are not a good snack for the classroom.

If students are fasting for Ramadan they must bring in a note in third grade. This note needs to be signed by Mom or Dad.

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May 6

Week of May 6th

Time is flying! We are already into May! Ramadan is starting. If your child is fasting they MUST bring in a note signed by their parent that says they can fast. We will continue M-Step testing this week on Monday (today) and Wednesday with make-ups on other days.

Our spelling words this week are:











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April 29

Week of April 29th

Good morning!
We are in our last week of April and starting our home stretch for the end of the school year. We started M-Step testing today and will be continuing on Wednesday, May 1st. A note went home last week so please try to make sure that all children are here on time on these days especially and also getting lots of rest and eating a good breakfast before coming to school (or at school). M-Step will continue next week as well.

This is the last week of Homework Club so if your child is in Homework Club they will be having a party on Wednesday to finish out the year!

If any girls signed up to go to the Girl’s Swim Party it will be tomorrow, April 30th, at 4:15 at Henry Ford. Details were on the original note sent home. Any questions should be directed to Mrs. Blasko.

There will be a bake sale on Friday so students should bring in money to buy goods if they would like.

Our spelling words this week are:


2. might

3. tight

4. fight

5. sight

6. right

7. bright

8. delight

9. slight

10. blight

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April 22

Week of April 22nd

Welcome back!
I hope you enjoyed our long weekend. This is our last week before testing starts. Next week our third graders will begin M-Step testing. A note is coming home to give details. On Thursday and Friday this week we will have adults coming from Playworks. In addition, on Friday we will also have Care to the Core and adults from the administrative office will be coming to visit as well.

Green Club is selling water bottles before school in front of the gym for $5.

Our spelling words this week are:











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April 15

Week of April 15th

Happy Tax Day!

This week there are a number of things going on at McDonald.

First of all, today, April 15th, there is Green Club after school. Students will meet in the art room and will need to be picked up at 4:30.

Second, it is a four day week. There is NO SCHOOL Friday April 19th. Enjoy the three-day weekend!

Last, the students earned another reward for getting to their goal for points on Class Dojo. They have chosen to do a picnic. Because the weather looks like it will rain all week I have decided to continue with our picnic but we will have it indoors tomorrow, Tuesday, April 16th at the end of the day. If you would like to bring something for it just send it with your child tomorrow. I will be buying pizza.

We are finishing up our math tests today. I hope to have them graded and back to you by the end of the week.

This week’s spelling words are contractions. Students will need to remember exactly where to put the apostrophe to get the word spelled correctly. Here are the spelling words for this week:












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April 8

Week of April 8th

Welcome back! I hope you all enjoyed the nice weather and week off of school! We had lots of awesome readers in March for reading month. Here are a few pictures!

We have a lot planned for the last few months of school! Fifth grade is starting M-Step testing this week but third graders will not take it until probably the very end of April or beginning of May. This week we have a few things going on.

On Wednesday there are Parent Teacher Conferences. I sent home forms to a few parents so if you received the form please send it back to let me know that the time is okay. Not everyone will be doing conferences this time.

On Friday there is a PTA meeting in the morning at 8:45.

Our spelling words this week are:











We also had a great trip to Lansing! In case you missed the pictures on Class Dojo, here is one more:

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March 25

Week of March 25th

It is our last week before break! This week we have a lot going on!

On Tuesday (the 26th) we have spring pictures. Order forms went home last week so if you would like pictures taken the order forms will need to come in tomorrow.


On Thursday we have our field trip to Lansing! Students need to arrive early because we are leaving at 8:00 in the morning. Thank you to all parents who volunteered to chaperone, from our class we have Edreese’s mom coming! We will be at the field trip all day and will most likely be back to the school around 4:00 p.m. I will be keeping in touch on Class Dojo with updates so make sure you have your app ready and check for my messages.


On Friday at 4:00 after school there is a concert for Madrigal Choir and our McDonald drummers. Parents are welcome to attend!


Our spelling pattern this week is making words plural. Many words go from an -f at the end to -ves. The words this week are:


2. geese


4. scarves

5. wolves

6. loaves

7. revise


9. publish

10. intersecting


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