Welcome to 3rd Grade!



Lots of papers were sent home again today.

1. Chapter 1 math tests: If your child “Partially Met” the standard for this chapter, I sent home some extra practice pages. These do not need to be returned to school.

2. Math fact practice - due 9/17

3. Math Chapter 3 letter (Chapter 2 will be incorporated throughout chapters 3 and 4)

4. Continents and Oceans quiz

Some highlights from the week:

-Book Fair - we love all the new books!! Thank you families and PTO!!

-Author Visit- we learned lots of great things about how books are made! Image preview

-Read-a-thon - our class has already read over 3,600 minutes!! Please keep reading… recording, and return paper again next Friday!

Here is a look into what we have been working on in class:


-Read-aloud novel:finished Judy Moody

-Whole group read-alouds: Two Bobbies

-Comprehension focus: theme, opinion, writing about what we read

-Writing: Autobiography


-Wrapped up chapter 1 


-Started chapter 3: adding big numbers with and without regrouping (see the letter for more details)

Social Studies:

-Continents and Oceans

-Using an Atlas

-Up next: Ancient Civilizations 


-read 20 minutes daily

-On Monday, students will bring home new spelling lists. They should spend a few minutes each day practicing the words. We will do online tests (spellingcity) each Friday. TEST SCORES can be found each week under “My Records” in your child’s spellingcity account.

- “ME Collage” project due 9/23

-math fact packet - due 9/17

-OPTIONAL math: www.ixl.com (3rd Grade, P and C strands)

Coming Up:

-MAP reading test: Tuesday, Sept.17th and Thursday, Sept. 19th - This is a change due to a Cornelia scheduling conflict.

-MAP math test: Tuesday, Sept. 24th, Wednesday, Sept. 25th

-No School Sept. 30th - Teacher Staff Development

-Bennett’s Super Hero Presentation: Thursday, October 10th (You should have received a school wide email about this program earlier this week.)

Hi! I'm Mrs. Bennett, your 3rd grade teacher! To learn more about me, click on the link under "Meet Your Teacher".