Mrs. Kelly-Brewster's 3rd Grade Class

Compassion, Honesty, Respect, Courage, and Responsibility 
at Great Falls Elementary School

A little about me:
*I am a proud mother of three: Sierra, Thomas, and Denali.
My oldest is Sierra who is 22 and just returned from hiking the PCT out west. Thomas is in Naval school. He is studying nuclear engineering.  Denali is in 6th grade and busy with gymnastics, chorus, steel drum band, reading,  and playing golf.
*Teaching, young children, and learning are truly important to me. I have been working as a teacher, coach, tutor, and/or camp counselor since 1992. I love kids! I love to make a positive difference in children's lives.
*I earned a Master's Degree in Education at USM in 2000.
*I earned Highly Qualified status in 2009.
*This is my fifth year here at Great Falls.
*I love the color blue, the Patriots, Red Sox,  reading, dancing, live music, pizza, quotes, nature, and chocolate.
*I love sports: running, tennis, hiking, playing corn hole, biking and golf. 
*Hanging out with friends & family makes me happy.

Those who love teaching help others love learning! 

February 24 - March 1, 2019
Black History Month
Read Across America Week
Celebrating Dr. Seuss's Birthday!
Crazy Hair & Hat Day- Friday

Students will:

*continue Khan Academy's Learnstorm- mindset
*read and discuss black history books 
*play math games together
*participate in IDR conferences
*study and quiz week 17 spelling~
*answer Journal question: 
*study and re-assess multi-digit addition & subtraction
*complete our study- week 18 vocabulary
*begin Unit 5 Math- Fractions and Mult. Strategies
*continue Literature Groups
*continue grammar lessons- Rule 8- pronouns
*continue Unit 6 Making Meaning Text Features
*read Animal writing piece!
*continue reading Little House on the Prairie
*continue The Daily Five 
*learn cursive "y"

Next Week:  book buddies

Specials:  Creative Arts: 9:05-9:50  Lunch/Recess: 12:30-1:15











Please bring/wear sneakers PE daily as the physical education day changes.  

Home Study: math home link, spelling, and reading for pleasure. Quizzing your kids with flashcards and/or playing games helps with math fact fluency. I will send home information/passwords to utilize educational sites at home.  A Family Letter will be sent home each math unit that provides concept/skill/vocabulary/answers. Check the class folder each evening. Thanks!

Some sites to work on at home:
connectEd     prodigy storyonline funbrain gonoodle gregtang
 xtramath khan academy google drive freerice scholastic geoguesser tenmarks pbskids

*Attendance Counts! Please send your child to school every day unless they are sick. Thank you!*

Feel free to contact me at 222-1037 or email:

                                                                Thank you,
                                                                Mrs. Kelly-Brewster

“We all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.” 

        Louisa May Alcott                                                        

Here are some of our read-aloud books this year:

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." 
Ralph Waldo Emerson