A very special thank you to Ms. Ciantar and Josh’s Grandma who came in to help and to all of you to who donated candy, fruit, witch hat cookies, brownies, drinks and many other treats! We had a blast!

Daily Reading

Many of you have heard the Michigan Government is concerned that many third graders are not at grade level in reading.  PLEASE make sure your child is reading at home every night!  We must work together to build super readers!  Every student has a chapter book they should be reading and thinking about the Character Traits (afraid, intelligent, helpful, messy).

Next Few Weeks


Please understand the electronics will be locked but I will not be responsible for any damaged equipment.  ONLY send in items your child regularly uses at home and it needs to be in a protective case.  Do not send in the family iPad unless you are sure your child can handle the responsibility.  NO INTERNET will be available so games must be loaded on the device.  If your child does not have a device he/she may use one of the classroom devices.


Reading: We are focusing on Character traits (generous, mean, shy, intelligent) and evidence in the story to support these traits.  We are also talking about making a picture (movie) in our brain while we are reading to help us comprehend the story.

Math: measurement using rulers, yard sticks, centimeters, meters, area and perimeter of rectangles and other shapes.  Practice with a ruler at home would be helpful.  Rulers are great stocking stuffers if you do not have one at home!  XTRAMATH scores will be used for report card computation grades, this should be done every night at home to practice! Multiplication facts are coming…

Social Studies: Michigan geography, natural resources and the first people to come to Michigan.  Talk to your child about our region and that we live in Wayne county!

Science: Light and Sound

Writing: Opinion papers that have a strong beginning and 3 reasons to support our opinion.  We will be writing about Wind Mills in Michigan are they a good energy option? Are they not a good energy option?

Spelling Words/Homework

Homework this week-end is to do some family fun!  Enjoy a Michigan orchards (take a picture of the natural resource you buy there) or have a family game night!  Be creative I can’t wait for the students to share what they did for homework on Monday!

Spelling Words

master    purple

whisper  region

addend     west

amber     events

farther   opaque

Math Journals

Math journals are here! Students will be bringing journals home each night to complete homework BUT THEY MUST BE RETURNED EVERYDAY!!! If the journal is lost or damaged there will be no replacement.  Please help your child be very responsible with the journal.  Please do not do extra work in the journal only complete the assigned page.

Halloween Celebration on 10/31

Ms. Ciantar needs some donations for a fun science activity that will be part of the Halloween Celebration.  We will need:

1 bowl of cooked cold spaghetti


peeled hard boiled eggs (4)

25 grapes

a nut cracker

chain (like a bike lock)

If you have other items that we could borrow for the 5 senses please let her know.  I will return all items that day after school.

We will also need bags of candy donate for taste tests and prizes.  If you have any other ideas please call Ms. Ciantar at 313-530-3770.

Otherwise email me to let me know what you can donate!

Thank you!