Welcome to our Class!

Our Last Week in Third Grade

We feel so BLESSED to have had your child this year.

We’ve watched each of them grow and shine and they are ready for fourth grade.

We wish them all the best and look forward to hearing about their future adventures.

Emails are always welcome from former students!

The Great Book Roundup!!!

Please check around your house for any of Mrs. Bader's books!

We still have quite a few checked out.

Monday: Field Trip!

It looks the weather will hold and it will be partly sunny during the day. Mrs. Bader's class will be spending the morning at the Young Farmers' Grounds for some very informative 4-H led stations. Mrs. Allamon's class will be touring Graves Mountain Farm's apple orchard in the morning. The 4-H will be providing a hot dog lunch so there is no need to pack lunch unless you want something different. Any water bottles or snacks that are brought will be kept on the bus. We will switch locations for the afternoon. Electronics are not allowed on this trip since we have short bus rides and will spend most of the day off the bus. Please be sure to dress in layers and wear good walking shoes. Sunscreen is advised!

Tuesday: Field Day!

Thanks to all of you who have volunteered to help. We are looking forward to a day of fun and games. (Rain or shine) Races, face painting, and inflatables await. (Students MUST wear sneakers and socks to participate in the activity stations!) Oh, yeah....another hot dog lunch!

Please fill out the following form if you would like to volunteer at the WYES Field Day:

https://goo.gl/forms/YCIS0QSEGW37gFuX2

All Volunteers...Please park in the back parking lot. You will sign in at the front office. Please bring your driver’s license to receive your visitors badge. The front office will direct you on where you need to go.

You will be assigned a job to do during field day. You will be provided lunch if you are volunteering. Field Day is for WYES students and volunteers only. Please ensure that your student wears sunscreen, shoes, and socks. Sunglasses and hats are permitted. If you have any further questions, please email Mr. Schmaltz at aschmaltz@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Wednesday: Picnic for 3rd grade and Yearbooks!

PTO has helped provide 3rd graders with a picnic lunch of hot dogs and we will have a time to sign this year's yearbook. (The yearbooks are given to all students who have brought back or paid for their spring pictures.)

Thursday: Last Day-1/2 day-Report Cards!

Although we all look forward to the last day of school each year, it is always bittersweet to say goodbye to our students after spending the a year getting to know them. We hope that you have a fabulous, fun filled summer full of adventures and good books!

We've grown to love your children very much and we wish them the very best in 4th grade and beyond!


Week 37 in Third Grade

Congratulations on completing the 3rd Grade SOL tests.

We are super proud of all your hard work this year!

*We do have some 3rd graders taking retakes on Tuesday and Wednesday*

Thursday is...

CHOCOLATE DAY!

We have been reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and we will be celebrating this wonderful book with a viewing of the original movie. We will also review economics concepts with a S’more assembly line and review soil layers with an edible dirt recipe.

COMING SOON!

MONDAY MAY 20TH: FIELD TRIP! Please return permission slips ASAP

TUESDAY MAY 21ST: FIELD DAY!

WEDNESDAY MAY 22ND: Third Grade yearbook signing

THURSDAY MAY 23RD: LAST DAY! HALF DAY! Report cards will be coming home



THIS WEEK IN READING:

We will be working on our final writing project with character traits using the Mr. Men and Little Miss books as inspiration.

THIS WEEK IN MATH:

Enrichment and Extension!

THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL STUDIES and SCIENCE:

In science we will continue to review taught topics. Our final assessment will be Wednesday May 15th.

In Social Studies we will work with our groups to create a poster highlighting the most important things we learned about each topic. Students will present Friday, May 17th.

THIS WEEK IN SPECIALS:

Bader:

MON:Music

TUES: Art

WED: PE/PE

THURS:Computer

FRI: Library


Allamon:

MON:Spanish

TUES: Music

WED: PE/Art

THURS: PE

FRI:Computer



Week 36 in Third Grade

We are so super proud of how hard all of our kiddos worked! They loved seeing notes from home on their desks this morning! We are not able to tell students their scores. Scores will come home in 4th quarter report cards. We will be contacting anyone who qualified for retakes on Monday. Enjoy the weekend!!!

***Reading Standards of Learning State Test on Thursday***

This is your chance to show what you know!

  1. Get a good night’s sleep Wednesday
  2. Eat a good breakfast Thursday Morning
  3. Come to school on time

This test typically takes most of the morning. We will have lunch at 12:15. Students will have ALL day if they need it.

Lunch is the ONLY thing students will need Thursday so please leave book bags at home.

😕NO cell phones, electronic games, or "wearable technology" is allowed in the classroom at the time of the test. Please keep those things at home! One beeping device can cause a whole lot of problems. 😕

Notes of Encouragement

If you would like to send in another letter of encouragement for your child to read before their Reading SOL, please do so by Wednesday. (Some of you have already done this.)

Lunch Schedule Changes due to testing:

Wednesday lunch is at 11:25

Thursday lunch is at 12:15

Friday lunch is at 11:25

THIS WEEK IN READING IS OUR FINAL REVIEW

Can you read and explain (or give an example of) all these words?

Kinds of Text

fiction nonfiction biography autobiography article recipe flier encyclopedia thesaurus atlas dictionary internet

Text Features

title author illustrator table of contents heading diagram index glossary caption photograph hyperlink icon bold keyword italics

Words and Their Parts

root word base word prefix suffix synonym antonym homophone guide words compound words syllables contraction possessive alphabetical dictionary entry vowel pronounce

Comprehension Terms

prediction main idea fact opinion setting characters narrator conflict resolution Venn diagram flowchart summary author’s purpose context clues theme

THIS WEEK IN MATH:

Enrichment and Extension! We will be doing STEM projects, writing about math, and looking at some 4th grade topics. Those who qualify for retakes will also get a chance to look back at skills they missed.

THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL STUDIES and SCIENCE:

We will be reviewing and getting ready for our final assessments. In science we will take a culminating partner test (Study guide coming home in Tuesday Communicators) and in Social Studies we will be doing a big idea group presentation.

THIS WEEK IN SPECIALS:

Bader:

MON:Art

TUES: PE

WED: PE/Computer

THURS: Library

FRI: Spanish

Allamon:

MON:Music

TUES: Art

WED: PE/PE

THURS:Computer

FRI:Library



Week 35 in Third Grade

***Math Standards of Learning State Test Friday!***

This is your chance to show what you know!

  1. Get a good night’s sleep Thursday night.
  2. Eat a good breakfast Friday morning.
  3. Come to school on time Friday morning.

This test typically takes most of the morning.

We will have lunch at 12:15. Students will have ALL day if they need it.

Lunch is the ONLY thing students will need Friday so please leave book bags at home.

😕NO cell phones, electronic games, or "wearable technology" is allowed in the classroom at the time of the test. Please keeps those things at home! One beeping device can cause a whole lot of problems. 😕

Notes of Encouragement

We have only received a few notes. This really helps give students an extra boost the morning of the test.

If you would like to send in a letter of encouragement for your child to read before their SOL, please do so by Wednesday, May 1st. You may send it to us written in a sealed envelope or email it to us and we'll make sure it's on your child's desk as an extra boost of love and encouragement on the morning of the test. You can send a different one for reading and math or one we can use for both. Thank you so much for your help, your support, and all you do for your kiddos!


THIS WEEK IN READING:

We are reviewing key math vocabulary for Friday’s big test. (List is on the back of your reading log)

Can you read and explain (or give and example of) all of these words?

numerator

perimeter

angles

denominator

rectangle

quadrilateral

plus

model

triangle

line

pentagon

decagon

congruent

addition

greater than

vertices

minutes

year

equal

minus

hour

less than

difference

hexagon

compare

months

heptagon

equivalent

division

octagon

point

circle

array

line segment

nonagon

divide

multiplication

square

ray

operations

polygon

certain

geometric

pictograph

survey

area

subtract

equally likely

unlikely

value

probable

outcome

centimeter

thermometer

thousand

sum

inches

probability

expanded

volume



THIS WEEK IN MATH:

It is finally here! Our SOL test is this Friday, May 3. We have trained hard and we are READY! I have reminded students that as long as they do their best, I am proud of them no matter what! This week we will be reviewing fractions, talking about testing strategies, and solving most missed questions.


THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL STUDIES:

We will be finishing up our budgeting project. Students have learned a lot about making economic decisions! Groups will finish making purchases and individuals will see how much of their income they have left over.


THIS WEEK IN SPECIALS:

Bader:

MON:P.E.

TUES: Guidace

WED: PE/Library

THURS: Spanish

FRI: Music


Allamon:

MON:Art

TUES: P.E.

WED: PE/Guidance

THURS: Library

FRI: Spanish



Week 34 in Third Grade

*Progress Reports coming home Tuesday, April 23rd

*School Pictures or $ due Friday in order to get your FREE Yearbook

Return pictures if you aren’t ordering OR pay online or with the envelope that is in the package. Thanks!

*SOL Retake Forms due Friday

Coming home in the Tuesday Communicators are SOL retake forms. If your child does not pass the state Math or Reading test by a few questions, the state gives them an opportunity to retake it the following week. Please be sure to fill out the form whether you’d like that to be an option or not. As soon as we are told, we will contact you if it your child falls in that score range.

Notes of Encouragement

We know that SOL testing can be a stressful time for many children.

If you would like to send in a letter of encouragement for your child to read before their SOL, please do so by Wednesday, May 1st. You may send it to us written in a sealed envelope or email it to us and we'll make sure it's on your child's desk as an extra boost of love and encouragement on the morning of the test. You can send a different one for reading and math or one we can use for both. Thank you so much for your help, your support, and all you do for your kiddos!

THIS WEEK IN READING:

Quiz on Comprehension Terms Monday, April 29th Use the back of your reading log to study!

prediction

main idea

fact

opinion

setting

characters

flowchart

Venn diagram

conflict

resolution

theme

summary

author’s purpose

context clues


THIS WEEK IN MATH:

The third grade review Olympics continues! We will be reviewing previously taught topics and looking at test type questions. Each week there will be four focus skills that the Olympians will be competing in on Fridays. Students will be visiting different rooms and working on skills they need. All students will take the “competition quiz” for a chance to represent their country in that day’s events. Students will participate in a variety of fun activities to earn medals. We can’t wait to watch our champions go for the gold!

***MRS. ALLAMON WILL BE HOLDING SOL “BOOST” AFTER SCHOOL STARTING THURSDAY TO GET READY FOR OUR TEST, MAY 3RD. WE WILL BE PLAYING REVIEW GAMES AND GOING THROUGH OLD SOL TESTS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE, PLEASE RETURN THE SLIP OR EMAIL ME ☺️***

THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL STUDIES:

Our class will be discussing economics and ideas like choice, scarcity, and resources. We will also begin our budgeting project. Students will be fast forwarded to their early 20s and get to make economic choices about how they spend their salary. Students will have to balance their needs (rent, bills, groceries) with the things they want (entertainment, transportation, pets). We always really enjoy this project and look forward to watching them make economic discoveries.

THIS WEEK IN SPECIALS:

Bader:

MON:Bible/Computer

TUES: Library

WED: PE/Spanish

THURS: Music

FRI: Art

Allamon:

MON:PE

TUES: Bible/Computer

WED: PE/Library

THURS: Spanish

FRI: Music



Week 33 in Third Grade

* Warm Days=Cold Classrooms

With the air conditioning kicking in, it can get quite chilly in the classrooms. We suggest that you send in a sweatshirt for your child to keep at school in their cubby. Please be sure put your child’s name on it so that we can return them if they get left in another classroom.

*Progress Reports coming home Tuesday, April 23rd

* School Pictures or $ due April 26 in order to get your FREE Yearbook

Return pictures if you aren’t ordering OR pay online or with the envelope that is in the package. Thanks!

❤Notes of Encouragement❤

We know that SOL testing can be a stressful time for many children.

If you would like to send in a letter of encouragement for your child to read before their SOL, please do so by Wednesday, May 1st. You may send it to us written in a sealed envelope or email it to us and we'll make sure it's on your child's desk as an extra boost of love and encouragement on the morning of the test. You can send a different one for reading and math or one we can use for both. Thank you so much for your help, your support, and all you do for your kiddos!

THIS WEEK IN READING:

Quiz on Words and Their Parts Vocabulary Monday, April 22nd Use the back of your reading log to study!

base word

prefix

suffix

synonym

antonym

homophone

vowel

guide words

compound word

syllable

contraction

possessive

alphabetical

pronounce

THIS WEEK IN MATH:

The third grade review Olympics continues! We will be reviewing previously taught topics and looking at test type questions. Each week there will be four focus skills that the Olympians will be competing in on Fridays. Students will be visiting different rooms and working on skills they need. All students will take the “competition quiz” for a chance to represent their country in that day’s events. Students will participate in a variety of fun activities to earn medals. We can’t wait to watch our champions go for the gold!

***MRS. ALLAMON WILL BE HOLDING SOL “BOOST” AFTER SCHOOL STARTING THURSDAY TO GET READY FOR OUR TEST, MAY 3RD. WE WILL BE PLAYING REVIEW GAMES AND GOING THROUGH OLD SOL TESTS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE, PLEASE RETURN THE SLIP OR EMAIL ME ☺️***

THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL STUDIES:

Our class will be discussing economics and ideas like choice, scarcity, and resources. We will also begin our budgeting project. Students will be fast forwarded to their early 20s and get to make economic choices about how they spend their salary. Students will have to balance their needs (rent, bills, groceries) with the things they want (entertainment, transportation, pets). We always really enjoy this project and look forward to watching them make economic discoveries.


THIS WEEK IN SPECIALS:

Bader:

MON: Music

TUES: Art

WED: PE/PE

THURS: Waverly Singers Concert

FRI: Bible/Computer


Allamon:

MON:Spanish

TUES: Music

WED: PE/Art

THURS: Waverly Singers Concert

FRI: PE


Week 32 in Third Grade

*Kid’s Marketplace is Tuesday!

Ask your child what they learned. Thanks to all of you who are helping out. It is going to be a fun day.

* Reading Night Tuesday!

Meet the Authors-Tuesday, April 9th WYES Library 6-7

*Book Fair!

-You can purchase an EWallet for your child. This will set up a "Debit" account for them and they will not have to worry about sending money into school that can be lost or misplaced. This can be set up at: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/waverlyyowell.

- There will be an after school shopping time on Monday, April 8 from 3:30-5:30 and 4:00-7:00 on April 9 during Library Night.

-Bader and Allamon classrooms will be visiting the morning of Thursday, April 11th.

* School Pictures or $ due April 26 in order to get your FREE Yearbook

Return pictures if you aren’t ordering OR pay online or with the envelope that is in the package. Thanks!

THIS WEEK IN READING:

Quiz on Text Features Monday, April 15th Use the back of your reading log to study!

heading bold photograph title keywords icon table of contents illustrator hyperlink author glossary caption index italics diagram

THIS WEEK IN MATH:

We will be reviewing the most missed topics on the SGA as well as most missed SOL questions from past years. Students will be working on their most missed skills. This Friday we will have the opening ceremony for our Olympic review starting after Spring Break. Students will meet their new groups and choose the country they wish to represent!

THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL STUDIES:

Students will investigate the rites and responsibilities all citizens have. They will also differentiate between rules and laws and why we need these things to keep us safe. At the end of the week students will participate in a citizenship project where they examine their role as a citizen in their home, community, state, and country. There will be a short quiz Friday, March 29th on citizenship.

THIS WEEK IN SPECIALS:

Bader:

MON: P.E.

TUES: Guidance

WED: PE/Library

THURS: Spanish

FRI: Music


Allamon:

MON:Art

TUES: PE

WED: PE/Guidance

THURS: Library

FRI: Spanish


Week 31 in Third Grade

***Spring Break April 1-5

***Reading Night April 9 WYES Library 6-7 Reading Superheros can Meet the Authors!

***HELP STILL WANTED***

On April 9, 2019, the Extension Office is bringing Kid's Marketplace to third grade!!! This is an exciting morning of Economics where students will be given a "job" and a "salary" and will go from station to station making real life economic choices! We need parent volunteers to make this day a success! Please let us know ASAP if you are able to volunteer on Tuesday, April 9 from 8:30-11:00 (at the latest) by responding to this email. Your child's homeroom teacher will contact you and let you know the details before the 9th. Thanks so much for everything you do!


THIS WEEK IN READING:

Quiz on Types of Text Friday, March 29th Use the back of your reading log to study!

fiction fable nonfiction biography autobiography article recipe thesaurus atlas dictionary internet flier


THIS WEEK IN MATH:

We will be reviewing the most missed topics on the SGA as well as most missed SOL questions from past years. Students will be working on their most missed skills. This Friday we will have the opening ceremony for our Olympic review starting after Spring Break. Students will meet their new groups and choose the country they wish to represent!


THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL STUDIES:

Students will investigate the rites and responsibilities all citizens have. They will also differentiate between rules and laws and why we need these things to keep us safe. At the end of the week students will participate in a citizenship project where they examine their role as a citizen in their home, community, state, and country. There will be a short quiz Friday, March 29th on citizenship.


THIS WEEK IN SPECIALS:

Bader:

MON: Computer

TUES: Library

WED: PE/Spanish

THURS: Music

FRI: Art


Allamon:

MON:PE

TUES: Computer/Bible

WED: PE/Library

THURS: Spanish

FRI: Music


Week 30 in Third Grade

***Report Cards coming home Wednesday, March 20th

***Wednesday, March 21 is Down Syndrome Awareness Day. To show support to all of our Madison County students, Waverly Yowell Elementary School is participating in mismatched socks day. Your student may wear mismatched socks, blue and yellow (colors of Down Syndrome Awareness) or a shirt about showing kindness! We are looking forward to seeing all of the mismatched socks!

***Half Day and Parent Conferences Thursday, March 21st

***No School for students Friday, March 22nd

***Spring Break April 1-5

***HELP WANTED***

On April 9, 2019, the Extension Office is bringing Kid's Marketplace to third grade!!! This is an exciting morning of Economics where students will be given a "job" and a "salary" and will go from station to station making real life economic choices! We need parent volunteers to make this day a success! Please let us know ASAP if you are able to volunteer on Tuesday, April 9 from 8:30-11:00 (at the latest) by responding to this email. Your child's homeroom teacher will contact you and let you know the details before the 9th. Thanks so much for everything you do!

READING:

Use the back of your reading log to study for upcoming quizzes and tests! Reading Logs count as a homework grade.


Quiz on On a Beam of Light (Biography of Einstein) on Monday, March 18th

mysteries, entire, figuring, genius, recognizable, proven, didn’t, dear, deer

Quiz on Pinduli on Monday, March 25th

exquisite, scoffed, amused, unpleasant, disorderly, hideous, meager, let’s

MATH:

We will be revisiting 2 by 1 multiplication. Students will use their knowledge of multiplication as repeated addition and learn the “boxing method”. Students who successfully master 2 by 1 will be challenged with 3 by 1 and 2 by 2.

Show what you know! We will be taking the Math Growth Assessment on Wednesday, March 20th. This test only covers third grade skills and will give us an idea which topics each student needs to review.

SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES:

Citizenship and Conservation. What are they? How do they relate? Students will get a chance to be a perspective citizen of “Energize City”. They will look at ways they can be a good citizen and ways they can conserve resources in their neighborhood.

Specials This Week:

Bader:

MON: Music

TUES: Art

WED: PE/PE

Allamon:

MON:Spanish

TUES: Music

WED: PE/Art


Week 29 in Third Grade

***Mrs. Allamon and Mrs. Bader’s weekly news***

Mrs. Allamon and Mrs. Bader are SUPER PROUD of all your hard work on the Reading and Math Measures of Academic Progress test. Lots of hard work! Lots of growth shown!

Coming Up:

***Report Cards coming home Wednesday, March 20th***

***Half Day and Parent Conferences Thursday, March 21st***

We will be sending home confirmation slips on Monday for those who have already signed up. If you you haven’t signed up and are interested in meeting, please look for the form that went home in the Tuesday communicator.

***No School for students Friday, March 22nd***

READING:

Use the back of your reading log to study for upcoming quizzes and tests! Reading Logs count as a homework grade.

Reading Student Growth Assessment test Friday, March 15th

Let’s see how ready we are for the state SOL test.

  1. Get a good night’s sleep on Wednesday.
  2. Eat a good breakfast on Thursday.
  3. Come to school on time ready to do your very best.


Book Orders Please write your check to Scholastic Book Clubs or order online at scholastic.com/bookclubs with my class code: FTNG3. Orders are Due this Wednesday, March 13th.


Word Wizard Words:

Test on Monday, 11th

Words from I Dissent:

adore, aroma, excluded, persisted, independent, occupations, disagreements, shouldn’t

Words from Vinnie and Abraham:

sculpture, carefree, undeliverable, opportunity, mourn, delighted, discouraged, ridiculed

Quiz on On a Beam of Light (Biography of Einstein) on Monday, March 18th

mysteries, entire, figuring, genius, recognizable, proven, didn’t, dear, deer


THIS WEEK IN MATH:

Probability! We will be experimenting and investigating probability as a chance of something happening. Students will play probability games and work with spinners and dice. They will learn to list the possible outcomes of a situation and assign each outcome a probability represented as a fraction. We will have a test on graphing and probability this Thursday, March 14.


THIS WEEK IN SCIENCE:

We will review what we learned about soil in Ag this week with Brad Jarvis from the extension office. We will also continue to look at matter and energy. Students will investigate how changes in physical properties can affect how much energy is used/produced.


Specials This Week:

Bader:

MON: Art

TUES: P.E.

WED: PE/Bible

THURS: Spanish

FRI: Music

Allamon:

MON: Spanish

TUES: Art

WED: PE/PE

THURS:Bible

FRI: Spanish


Week 28 in Third Grade

***Mrs. Allamon and Mrs. Bader’s weekly news***

***Spring School Store Fundraiser***

Packets are coming home in the Tuesday Communicator. These support the PTO and we appreciate your support. The prizes for those participating will be coming out weekly. Thanks in advance for your help with this fundraiser.

***REMINDER: MATH and READING CLUBS start this week! If you returned a permission slip please remember to stay on your club day!***

READING:

Use the back of your reading log to study for upcoming quizzes and tests!

A reminder: Reading Logs count as a homework grade.

Book Orders Coming home in the Tuesday communicator. Please write your check to Scholastic Book Clubs or order online at scholastic.com/bookclubs with my class code: FTNG3. Orders are Due Wednesday, March 13th.

Word Wizard Words:

Quiz on Vinnie and Abraham words Monday, March 4th.

sculpture, carefree, undeliverable, opportunity, mourn, delighted, discouraged, ridiculed

Test on Vinnie and Abraham words and I Dissent words on Monday, March 11th.

adore, aroma, excluded, persisted, independent, occupations, disagreements, shouldn’t

Building our Test Taking Skills and Stamina:

We have started our weekly Power Test practice tests to help our students become confident test takers. You will see these noted in the grade book and corrected paper copies coming home in the Tuesday Communicators. Our state reading test will now be May 8th. (Math is May 3rd)

MATH:

Food Lion Math Night is this Thursday March 7th from 5-7. Come hang out with your favorite math teachers at the Madison Food Lion :). There will be grade level activities, gift card raffles, and homework passes for those who attend! We look forward to seeing you there!

Our next unit is graphing and probability. Students will discuss what makes a good survey question and conduct their own surveys of their classmates. They will the learn how to transfer collected data into tally charts, pictographs, and bar graphs.

Our MATH MAP is Thursday, March 7th. Get a good night’s sleep and get ready to show off how much you have grown this year! We look forward to seeing students beat their fall scores!

***There will be a review quiz on Wednesday, March 6th. This one will cover the topics we have been emphasizing in STAR time: polygons, money, rounding, and subtraction. We will be reviewing in class. Don’t forget to STUDY!***

SCIENCE:

We use energy every day. We will look at common sources of renewable and nonrenewable energy and ways that we can conserve energy.

Specials this Week:

Bader:

MON: PE

TUES: Computer

WED: PE/Library

THURS: Spanish

FRI: Music


Allamon:

MON: Art

TUES: PE

WED: PE/Computer

THURS:Library

FRI: Spanish


Week 27 in Third Grade

***Mrs. Allamon and Mrs. Bader’s weekly news***

For those who missed it,

here is the link to the parent presentation last Thursday Night.

Spring Picture Day: March 1st!!

If you purchase online, send the picture envelope in on picture day with the payment code. www.strawbridge.net

Our school code: 100527

One Flyer for Spring Pictures - All students will take an individual picture. No money is due for the Spring package when they take them next Friday. When Spring pictures come in, we will send the packages home with your child and you will have (3) options ~

1. Purchase the entire package

2. Purchase only the sheets you want

3. Don't Purchase at all-RETURN ENTIRE PACKAGE FOR A YEARBOOK!

One small money envelope for the Classroom picture. The classroom picture is $10.00 and that is due on picture day (Friday).

Please make sure to return the pictures you are NOT purchasing!!!

Only students who return the unpurchased pictures will receive a free yearbook at the end of the school year!

Please contact the office with any other questions.

Dr. Seuss Spirit Week

Begins on MONDAY, February 25! We hope you can join in the FUN as we celebrate all things Seuss! Please see the schedule below!


READING:

Use the back of your reading log to study for upcoming quizzes and tests!

A reminder: Reading Logs count as a homework grade.

Measures of Academic Progress Reading test Thursday, Feb 28th

Let’s see how much we’ve grown this year!

  1. Get a good night’s sleep on Wednesday.
  2. Eat a good breakfast on Thursday.
  3. Come to school on time ready to do your very best.


Word Wizard Words:

Quiz on Vinnie and Abraham words Monday, March 4th.

sculpture, carefree, undeliverable, opportunity, mourn, delighted, discouraged, ridiculed


THIS WEEK IN MATH:

**COMING SOON** Food Lion Math Night is Thursday March 7th from 5-7. Come hang out with your favorite math teachers at the Madison Food Lion :). There will be grade level activities, gift card raffles, and homework passes for those who attend! We look forward to seeing you there!


In math this week we will be working with units of time. Students will make conversions and identify equivalent units of time. There will be a test on time and temperature on Friday, March 1st.


***There will be a review quiz on Wednesday, March 6th. This one will cover the topics we have been emphasizing in STAR time: polygons, money, rounding, and subtraction. We will be reviewing in class. Don’t forget to STUDY!***


THIS WEEK IN SCIENCE:

Soil! What is going on underneath our feet? Students will explore the layers of soil and investigate its different components. We will complete a lab investigation of which soils hold the most water and talk about soil conservation efforts. There will be a partner quiz on Friday, March 1st.


Specials this Week:

Bader:

MON: Guidance

TUES: Library

WED: PE/Spanish

THURS: Music

FRI: Art


Allamon:

MON: PE

TUES: PE/Guidance

WED: Library

THURS: Spanish

FRI: Music

Week 26 in Third Grade

***Mrs. Allamon and Mrs. Bader’s weekly news***

No School Monday, Feb. 18 for President’s Day

STEM Night Thursday, Feb. 21st 5-7

Come on out and try computer coding and solving a Rubik's Cube; and build your own catapult; test the strength of your own tower, and more! The book fair will be open during the event. The title 1 presentation will include homework help and reading with your child. We hope to see you there

Picture Day will be Friday, Feb. 22nd


READING:

Use the back of your reading log to study for upcoming quizzes and tests!

A reminder: Reading Logs count as a homework grade.

Word Wizard Words:

Test on Dogzilla and Ruby Bridges words Tuesday, Feb. 19.-Check out the back of your Reading Log)

approached, threatening, anxious, irritable, gradually, defeat, I’d*, through*, threw*

positive, horrifying, colossal, commanding, annual, irresistible, we’ve*, hear*, here*

Quiz on Vinnie and Abraham words Monday, Feb 25th.

sculpture, carefree, undeliverable, opportunity, mourn, delighted, discouraged, ridiculed

Building our Test Taking Skills and Stamina:

We have started our weekly Power Test practice tests to help our students become confident test takers. You will see these noted in the grade book and corrected paper copies coming home in the Tuesday Communicators. Our state reading test will be May 3rd.


THIS WEEK IN MATH:

**COMING SOON** Food Lion Math Night is Thursday March 7th from 5-7. Come hang out with your favorite math teachers at the Madison Food Lion :). There will be grade level activities, gift card raffles, and homework passes for those who attend! We look forward to seeing you there!


THIS WEEK IN SCIENCE:

Students will explore rotation, revolution, and the phases of the moon. Students will see what each of these things cause and how long they each take. We will also review life cycles of plants and animals.

Specials this Week:

Bader:

TUES: Art

WED: PE/PE

THURS: Guidance

FRI: Library


Allamon:

TUES: Music

WED: PE/Art

THURS: PE

FRI: Guidance


Week 25 in Third Grade

***Mrs. Allamon and Mrs. Bader’s weekly news***

Progress Reports

Came home Friday in agendas. Sign it, return it, and we’ll send it back after checking it off.

Random Acts of Kindness Week

Support our 3rd Grade friend Morgan Yancey by donating money for her medical fund.

Those who donate at least 1$ will receive a Valentine’s pencil.

Students can complete the BINGO Challenge (came home last week) for a prize.

Thursday: We will have breakfast goodies and time to hand out Valentines if your child wishes to bring them in.

Class lists are included below.

Friday: wear YELLOW (to support pediatric cancer research) and PINK (Morgan’s favorite color)

Book Fair!

Our class will be visiting the book fair on Friday, 15th. You can sign up for ewallet at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/waverlyyowell. We will only attend the bookfair on this day so please send money if you want your child to purchase.


LOOKING AHEAD →

No School Feb. 18 for President’s Day

Picture Day will be February 22nd.


READING:

Use the back of your reading log to study for upcoming quizzes and tests!

A reminder: Reading Logs count as a homework grade. Also, coming home in Tuesday Communicators is a yellow Literacy Vocabulary Review sheet. These literary terms will be use in tests and quizzes as we review what we’ve learned this year. (A copy of it is also attached below.

Guide Words: (words at the top of the dictionary page)

We are using our knowledge of alphabetical order to the 3rd or 4th letter to help us find words in the dictionary.

Word Wizard Words:

(These words were taken from Ruby Bridges-Test on these and Dogzilla words Tuesday, Feb. 19.)

approached, threatening, anxious, irritable, gradually, defeat, I’d*, through*, threw*

Dogzilla words:

positive, horrifying, colossal, commanding, annual, irresistible, we’ve*, hear*, here*


THIS WEEK IN MATH:

**COMING SOON** Food Lion Math Night is Thursday March 7th from 5-7. Come hang out with your favorite math teachers at the Madison Food Lion :). There will be grade level activities, gift card raffles, and homework passes for those who attend! We look forward to seeing you there!


Students will explore area and perimeter by participating in a variety of activities. Perimeter is the outside of the shape and area is the amount of square units it would take to cover the shape. We will be using grid paper, floor tiles, and Cheese-Itz to practice. There will be a quiz on Wednesday, February 13th.



***There will be a vocabulary quiz on Friday February 15th. This one will cover common problem solving terms (sum, difference, product, quotient, estimate, equivalent, operation, equation/expression) We will be reviewing in class. Don’t forget to STUDY!***



THIS WEEK IN SCIENCE:

Students will explore rotation, revolution, and the phases of the moon. Students will see what each of these things cause and how long they each take. We will also review life cycles of plants and animals.


Mrs. Bader’s Homeroom

Ashlynn Brown-Hensley

Lehanna Carpenter

Lilly Kirk

John Henry Lamb

Amaya Lee

Avion Lee

Eliza Lewis

Ari’anna Leverknight

Abigail Mathes

Colby Miller II

Kamaeron Minifield

Brenden Neff

Jakira Nelson Barbour

Leylend Seal

Elly Tendziegloski

Christian Teo-Abrego

Joyce Waters

Tristan Weakley

Kingston Wynham

Mrs. Allamon’s Homeroom

Judah Adams

Laci Aylor

Saya Brown

Garrett Burke

Ada Carter

Gabriel Faust

Mia Greene

Waylon Hammond

James Harris

Hannah Honaker

William LaVoie

Langston Lewis

Gracie Liptrap

Gibbs Lonergan

Anthony Lukachik

Miranda McDaniel

Jeremy Morris

Trevor Nicholson

Gracie Piszker

Demetrius Timberlake

Layla Vill

Isabella Welch

Bridgette Wolf

Ginger Woodward


Specials this Week:

Bader:

MON: PE

TUES: Bible/computer

WED: PE/Library

THURS: Spanish

FRI: Music


Allamon:

MON: Art

TUES: PE

WED: PE/Bible

THURS: Library

FRI: Spanish


Literacy Vocabulary Review.docx

Week 24 in Third Grade

***Mrs. Allamon and Mrs. Bader’s weekly news***

~Jump Rope for Heart This Wednesday~

Bring in your permission slips and donation envelopes.

Early Dismissal (12:00) Friday

READING:

Use the back of your reading log to study for upcoming quizzes and tests!

A reminder: Reading Logs count as a homework grade.

Sequence and Cause and Effect Continued:

We are using:

*flowcharts (first, then, next, after, last)

*“when/then” graphic organizers. (when: it rains then: umbrellas come out)

Word Wizard: Students should be able to use the words correctly in a sentence, identify synonyms and antonyms, and recognize the correct spelling of the starred words.

(These words were taken from Dogzilla-Quiz Monday, Feb. 11.)

positive, horrifying, colossal, commanding, annual, irresistible, we’ve*, hear*, here*


THIS WEEK IN MATH:

We are continuing our measurement unit. We will explore capacity by looking at how much liquid volume fits into different containers. There will be a quiz on length and capacity on Thursday February 7th. Students will begin studying perimeter at the end of the week.

***There will be a vocabulary quiz on Friday February 15th. This one will cover common problem solving terms (sum, difference, product, quotient, estimate, equivalent, operation, equation/expression) We will be reviewing in class. Don’t forget to STUDY!***


THIS WEEK IN SCIENCE:

We will continue the water cycle by investigating water conversation. There will be a water cycle quiz on Tuesday, February 5th. Then we will be looking at the way the Earth moves. Students will explore rotation, revolution, and the phases of the moon. Students will see what each of these things cause and how long they each take.


Specials this Week:

Bader:

MON: Library

TUES: Spanish

WED: Music

THURS: Art


Allamon:

MON: Computer

TUES: Library

WED: Spanish

THURS: Music


Week 23 in Third Grade

***Mrs. Allamon and Mrs. Bader’s weekly news***

~Jump Rope for Heart Due 1st Full Week in February~

READING:

Use the back of your reading log to study for upcoming quizzes and tests!

A reminder: Reading Logs count as a homework grade.


Sequence and Cause and Effect:

We are using:

*flowcharts (first, the, next, after, last)

*“when/then” graphic organizers. (when: it rains then: umbrellas come out)


Word Wizard: Students should be able to use the words correctly in a sentence, identify synonyms and antonyms, and recognize the correct spelling of the starred words.

(These words were taken from The Sneetches-Quiz Wednesday, Jan 30th.)

equality, peculiar, sly, guarantee, distinguish, moping, we’ll,* cent,* scent*

***A Study guide is coming home in the Tuesday Communicators reviewing these AND words from last week’s Let the Children March. There will be a test this Friday, Feb 1st.


THIS WEEK IN MATH:

Next up, measurement! We will start by measuring length and capacity. Students will choose the best unit for measuring common items and measure to the nearest half inch and the nearest centimeter.

**If you have any empty clean plastic containers, we would love to have them for our capacity unit!**

***There will be a rounding quiz on Thursday Jan 31st. This was another area students struggled with on the Benchmark. We will be reviewing in class. Don’t forget to STUDY!***


THIS WEEK IN SCIENCE:

We will finish simple machines. There will be a short quiz on identifying simple machines on Tuesday January 29th. Our next unit is cycles. Students will investigate different cycles that occur on and around the earth. We will start by reviewing the water cycle and looking at water sources and water conversation.


Specials this Week:

Bader:

MON: Music

TUES: Art

WED: Double PE -Yippee!

THURS: Computer

FRI: Library

Allamon:

MON:Spanish

TUES:Music

WED: PE and ART

THURS: PE

FRI: Computer


Week 22 in Third Grade

***Mrs. Allamon and Mrs. Bader’s weekly news***

***No school on Monday, Jan 21st in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.***

~Jump Rope for Heart Due 1st Full Week in February~


READING: Use the back of your reading log to study for upcoming quizzes and tests! A reminder: Reading Logs count as a homework grade.

Author’s Purpose: Why did the author write the text?

We are using the acronym PIE-ED to help us identify the author’s purpose.

Persuade-to convince the reader to agree to do something or believe in something

Inform-to teach by giving facts about a topic

Entertain-to tell a story

Explain-to give How-To instructions

Describe-to help the reader visualize using sensory language (What you see, hear, smell, taste, and feel)

Test Friday, January 25th.

Word Wizard: Students should be able to use the words correctly in a sentence, identify synonyms and antonyms, and recognize the correct spelling of the starred words.

(These words were taken from Let the Children March-Quiz Thursday, Jan 24th.)

Children were very interested in this account of the 1963 Children’s Crusades. It sparked a lot of thoughtful conversation.

You can watch a reading of it by clicking on the title above.

protesters, burden, release, reassured, fierce, received, couldn’t*, there*/their*


THIS WEEK IN MATH:

We will continue our fraction unit by adding fractions past a whole. Students will practice changing their answers from improper fractions to mixed numbers. We will also review spots students struggled with throughout the unit. Our test is this Friday, January 25th. Don’t forget to do your math homework!!


***There will be a rounding quiz on Thursday Jan 31st. This was another area students struggled with on the Benchmark. We will be reviewing in class. Don’t forget to STUDY!***



THIS WEEK IN SCIENCE:

We will look at more of the 6 different simple machines and how they make work easier. Students will look at real world examples and get to participate in hands-on investigations of simple machines at work. A study guide is in Tuesday Communicators. There will be a short quiz on identifying simple machines next Tuesday January 29th.



Specials this Week:

Bader:

TUES: PE

WED: PE and Bible/Computer

THURS: Library

FRI: Spanish

Allamon:

TUES:Art

WED: PE and PE Woohoo!

THURS: Bible/Computer Lab

FRI: Library


Week 20 in Third Grade

***Mrs. Allamon and Mrs. Bader’s weekly news***

Welcome back! We missed you!

Report cards will be coming home Tuesday.

Please sign and return the report cards. We will check it, and send it back for your records.

Family Night Out! Next Wednesday, Jan 16th 5:30-7:30

Free dinner and lots of prizes! Check out the Tuesday Communicator for more details,


THIS WEEK IN READING:

Use the back of your reading log to study!

Introducing Author’s Purpose: Every text has a purpose (Persuade, Inform, Entertain, Explain, Describe) Test next Friday.


Wednesday’s Word Wizard: (These words were taken from Greedy Triangle-Quiz is next Wednesday)

greedy, supporting, dissatisfied, avoid, colliding

No Word Study


THIS WEEK IN MATH:

Fractions! Students will review and extend their knowledge of fractions. We will be working with fractions as an equal part of a whole and as a part of a set. Students will practice comparing fractions and justifying their thinking. Quiz on Friday!


THIS WEEK IN SCIENCE:

We will be jumping back into with the scientific method and scientific reasoning. Students will experiment and observe in different labs and practice: following directions in sequence, explaining observations using their senses, and identifying the agent of change in an experiment.


Specials this Week:

Bader:

Mon: Music

Tues: Art

Wed: Double PE!

Thurs: Computer

Fri: Library

Allamon:

Mon: Spanish

Tues: Music

Wed: Morning P.E./Art

Thurs: P.E.

Fri: Computer


Week 19 in Third Grade

***Mrs. Allamon and Mrs. Bader’s weekly news***

All we want for Christmas are some BLACK low-odor dry erase markers!

Third Grade Holiday Breakfast in our PJs!

The third grade is planning a breakfast party of eggs, bacon, biscuits, and gravy on Dec. 20th. We will party in our PJs and then students will get to participate in some festive holiday rotations. Thanks so much! The Third Grade Team

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We still need:

1 pack of silverware

1 pack of cups

1 gallon of juice


***LAST AFTERSCHOOL READING AND MATH CLUB THIS MONDAY AND TUESDAY.***


THIS WEEK IN READING: NO READING LOG

Reviewing Last Week’s reading Benchmark


Monday’s Word Wizard Quiz: (These words were taken from Just A Dream)

bulging, distance, foul, maximum, quality


Writing for Family

Looking forward to reading our budding author’s writing


THIS WEEK IN MATH: NO NEW HOMEWORK

Benchmark Test on Tuesday. Last week’s homework is due on Thursday.


THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

Quiz in Ancient Mali on Wednesday. Study guide sent home on Friday.



Specials this Week:

Bader:

Mon. PE

Tues. BIBLE/COMPUTER

Wed. LIBRARY

THURS: SPANISH

Allamon:

Mon. ART

Tues. P.E.

Wed.BIBLE/COMPUTER

THURS: LIBRARY


Week 18 in Third Grade

(3 DAY WEEK DUE TO SNOW)

***Mrs. Allamon and Mrs. Bader’s weekly news***

All we want for Christmas are some BLACK low-odor dry erase markers!


Third Grade Holiday Breakfast in our PJs!

The third grade is planning a breakfast party of eggs, bacon, biscuits, and gravy on Dec. 20th. We will party in our PJs and then students will get to participate in some festive holiday rotations. A slip went home on Friday asking for help with paper supplies and beverages. See below:

Thanks so much! The Third Grade Team

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I can help out by:

___ providing silverware for our class ___ coming in to help serve (8:45-9:30)

___ providing paper plates for our class. ___ providing a gallon of orange or apple juice

___ providing paper cups for our class.

____ donating materials for rotations **Mrs. Allamon's station needs red and white beads**

‘Tis the Season Of Giving!

For the next 2 weeks, we will be collecting non perishable food items to benefit our local MESA. Please have your child bring the donation to their homeroom class where it will be counted and placed in the library. We appreciate your help with this important community fundraiser! Allamon's class is in the lead so far with 46 cans! Bader’s class has 24!

THIS WEEK IN READING:

Wednesday’s Word Wizard Quiz: (These words were taken from Just A Dream)

bulging, distance, foul, maximum, quality

Thursday End of Semester Benchmark Testing: Get a good night's sleep, eat breakfast, and come to school ready to show off how much your reading comprehension has grown this first half of the year!

Creative Character Traits Writing!!!

Looking forward to reading our budding author’s writings.

THIS WEEK IN MATH:

We will use what we already know about shapes to help us combine triangles and quadrilaterals into new shapes. Students will also subdivide larger shapes into smaller polygons. We will then prepare for our 2nd semester benchmark on Friday. The benchmark will cover all material taught so far.

***Advanced Math Club: Optional session on Thursday December 13th. If you are able to come Thursday let Mrs. Allamon know by email***

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

We will explore Ancient Mali. Students will take on the role of griot and share family stories, investigate the importance of trade, and create fabric prints from ancient Mali during Mrs. Gigliotti’s STEAM lesson.

Specials this Week:

Bader:

Wednesday-MUSIC

Thursday-ART

Friday-P.E.

Allamon:

Wednesday-SPANISH

Thursday-MUSIC

Friday-ART

Week 17 in Third Grade

***Mrs. Allamon and Mrs. Bader’s weekly news***

All we want for Christmas are some BLACK low-odor dry erase markers!

‘Tis the Season Of Giving!

The annual WYES Canned Food Drive has begun! For the next 3 weeks, we will be collecting non perishable food items to benefit our local MESA. Please have your child bring the donation to their homeroom class where it will be counted and placed in the library. We appreciate your help with this important community fundraiser!

***Thursday is Family Night in the Library 6 - 7 PM***

Come out to make an ornament, meet Santa, and play reindeer games!

Students who attend will get 20 minutes towards their reading log minutes.

THIS WEEK IN READING:

Making Inferences: Using clues from the text and what we already know.

Logs coming home Monday. (Copy of it below)

Wednesday’s Word Wizard Quiz: (These words were taken from A Bad Case of Stripes)

relieved, extraordinary, uncontrollable, distraction, bizarre, vanished

*** Reading Benchmark coming soon!***

Monday 12/10- Bader’s homeroom and Tuesday 12/11-Allamon’s homeroom

THIS WEEK IN MATH:

We will finish our unit on patterns. Students will create and extend picture patterns, number sequences, and tables. Our unit test is Tuesday, December 4th. Our next unit is geometry. Students will study lines, and polygons. This unit has a lot to remember. A study guide will becoming home in Tuesday communicators and students will be creating their own set of flashcards in class.

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

This week we will investigate the contributions of ancient China. Students will learn about the Great Wall, explore the origin of fireworks, and compare China to other ancient civilizations. There will be a quiz on Friday, December 7th.


Specials this Week:

Bader:

Monday-Art

Tuesday-P.E.

Wednesday-P.E. and Guidance

Thursday-Library

Friday-Spanish

Allamon:

Monday-Music

Tuesday-Art

Wednesday-P.E. and P.E.

Thursday-Guidance

Friday-Library

RL 17-18

Week 16 in Third Grade

***Mrs. Allamon and Mrs. Bader’s weekly news***

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! All we want for Christmas are some BLACK low-odor dry erase markers! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!



THIS WEEK IN READING:


READING THIS WEEK:

Drawing conclusions about characters based on their actions, words, and thoughts. Logs coming home Monday. (copy of it on my website)


Wednesday’s Word Wizard Quiz: (These words were taken from Pandora’s Box) Use the back of your reading log to study.

creations, unbearable, cunning, curiosity, journeyed


THIS WEEK IN MATH:

We will continue exploring patterns. Students will create patterns following a given rule, extend patterns and sequences, and predict future shapes by identifying the repeating portion. Students will work with patterns in rows and tables, using pictures and numbers. A study guide will be coming home in Tuesday communicators.


**There is NO advanced math this Tuesday, due to a meeting**


THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:


We will continue our study of ancient cultures by looking at ancient Egypt. We will explore life on the Nile, talk about writing with pictures (hieroglyphics), and learn about many exciting inventions. Study guides are coming home Monday! There will be a quiz Friday November 30th.

Week 15 in Third Grade

***Mrs. Allamon and Mrs. Bader’s weekly news***

***Greece and Rome Day Monday- Togas over clothes welcome!***


Wishing your family a very happy Thanksgiving!

THIS WEEK IN READING:

NO READING LOG THIS WEEK but we do have a Words and Word Parts test on Tuesday. (I will be sending home the review sheet that we went over on Friday this Monday as well as putting below here.)


Words and affixes (prefixes and suffixes) students should be able to read and explain:

dictionary guide words thesaurus prefixes internet context clues synonyms antonyms homophones suffixes base word root word

pre re un dis non mis multi es ly ful less ing ed est y s


THIS WEEK IN MATH:

**There will be NO math homework sheet this week. Instead come back from break ready to share a real world math example :)

We will begin our pattern unit by creating patterns following a given rule. We will also use our measurement and sequencing skills to follow a recipe for a delicious thanksgiving treat!


THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

GREECE AND ROME DAY!! Monday November 19th, students will participate in centers reviewing important concepts they have learned! Feel free to dress in your toga! (over clothes please😃)***


Words and Their Parts Review

Week 14 in Third Grade

*Tuesday Picture Make-Up Day*

*Wednesday is Thanksgiving at WYES*

Thanksgiving lunch is Wednesday, November 14th. We will be serving turkey & dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, apple crisp, fresh fruit, and milk. Lunch for Adults is $3.00 and for children is $2.35. Third grade lunch is from 11:40-12:15.

*Wear blue on Wednesday for diabetes awareness*


THIS WEEK IN READING:

THE MORE YOU READ...THE BETTER YOU GET! Reading Logs coming home this Monday-

study guides on back! (Copy posted below!)

CONTEXT CLUES! Using what you know to figure out the meaning of unknown words and phrases.

WORD WIZARD WORDS from Salt in his Shoes Quiz Wednesday

apologize, patient, dashed, stern, confident

WORD STUDY (attached to reading logs) Quiz Friday


THIS WEEK IN MATH:


Division! We will use our understanding of multiplication to explore division strategies. Students will solve facts by using a multiplication chart or sharing into equal groups. This is a short unit , as we are only using division as the inverse of multiplication. Our test will be Friday.


Study at home:

  1. Have your student share small items equally on to dinner plates, bowls, mats, etc.
  2. Have students write a fact family for a given multiplication fact.


THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

Our ancient civilization units will each be followed by a quiz (10 questions).PLEASE USE THOSE STUDY GUIDES!! Our quiz on Ancient Greece will be on Monday. Students should be able to define: column, peninsula, Direct democracy, Olympics and be able to identify a picture of the Parthenon. We will start Ancient Rome on Tuesday. A study guide will be in Tuesday communicators. Our Ancient Rome quiz will be Friday.

WAYS TO STUDY:

  1. Quiz your student using the study guide
  2. Have your student make flash cards of important vocabulary and its definition
  3. Cover up important words on the study guide and see if your student can tell you what word goes in that blank
  4. Have them make a practice test for you to take, and then have them grade it


***GREECE AND ROME DAY will be Monday November 19th. Students will participate in centers reviewing important concepts they have learned! Feel free to dress in your toga! (over clothes please😃)***


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14th

Madison County currently has multiple students that have Type 1 diabetes. We would like to continue a tradition of raising awareness to this chronic condition. The theme for World diabetes day is to wear something

BLUE

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a chronic, life-threatening autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults at any age. While the causes of T1D are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved. T1D is not related to diet or lifestyle, and there is nothing you can do to prevent T1D, and—at present—nothing you can do to get rid of it. In T1D, the body’s immune system destroys cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, meaning the body produces little to no insulin to regulate blood sugar and get energy from food. The onset of T1D is sudden, leading to immediate insulin dependence and the need for injections. T1D requires rigorous 24/7 monitoring of blood glucose levels—even overnight—to avoid potentially lethal highs and lows in blood sugar, as well as other devastating complications like kidney, eye and nerve diseases, and heart disease.

Type 1 diabetes can happen to anyone, and the number of people with T1D is expected to grow to 5 million by the year 2050 if we do not do something now.


Bader's Specials

Mon: P.E.

Tues: BIBLE/Computer Lab

Wed: P.E. and LIBRARY

Thurs: SPANISH

Friday: MUSIC


Allamon's Specials

Mon: ART

Tues:P.E.

Wed: P.E. and BIBLE/Computer Lab

Thurs: LIBRARY

Friday: SPANISH




Week 13 in Third Grade

***Mrs. Allamon and Mrs. Bader are now combining our weekly news***


*** Student Council Elections on Tuesday for Class Representatives.***


THIS WEEK IN READING:


THE MORE YOU READ...THE BETTER YOU GET! Reading Logs coming home this Monday-study guide on back!

SUFFIXES! Letters at the end of the word, that change the meaning of the base word. We will be peeling off theses suffixes, identifying the base (root) words, and discussing how the suffix changes the base word’s meaning. Students are responsible for knowing the following 11 suffixes Quiz Friday

+s/es (more than one), +ing (now), +ed (past), +ful (full of), +less(without), +y(having), +ly(in the way of being), +ness(being), +er(one who does), er (more), +est (most)





THIS WEEK IN MATH:


Students will continue to explore a variety of strategies including arrays, groups, multiples, number lines, and multiplication charts to build their fact knowledge. We will work on our 8s and 9s and look at bigger facts using our repeated addition. Students should be able to recall facts x0 x1 x2 x5 and x10 and solve any other fact using one of our strategies. Our unit test on multiplication is this Thursday, November 8th.


Practice at home:

  1. Drill those facts!
  2. Have your student show one fact all 4 ways.


THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

We will review our continents and their defining features. Our unit Test on ALL the continents will be Tuesday Nov. 6th. Don’t forget to use that study guide!!! At the end of the week we will begin our study of ancient cultures. Our first ancient civilization is ancient Greece! A new study guide will be coming home in Tuesday communicators.




Bader's Specials

Mon:COMPUTER

Tues: LIBRARY

Wed: P.E. and SPANISH

Thurs: MUSIC

Friday: ART


Allamon's Specials

Mon: P.E.

Tues:COMPUTER

Wed: P.E. and LIBRARY

Thurs: SPANISH

Friday: MUSIC


Week 12 in Third Grade

***Mrs. Allamon and Mrs. Bader are now combining our weekly news***

**Your child recently participated in Activity Day at Waverly! We are excited to offer this fun opportunity for our students. We will have an activity day after each 9-weeks as a fun way to celebrate those students who turn in all assignments during the 9-weeks and who do not receive a discipline referral during this time.**

*RED RIBBON WEEK

Monday- Kick off the week by wearing red

Tuesday-Winners don't do drugs: team colors

Wednesday- TRIP!!! wear a coat, gloves, and hat!

Thursday- Sock it to Drugs:crazy hair, hat, and socks

Friday- Bright future: sunglasses or what you want to be when you grow up


*THIS WEEK IN READING:


THE MORE YOU READ...THE BETTER YOU GET! BLUE Reading Logs coming home this Monday!

PREFIXES! Letters at the front of the word, that change the meaning of the base word. We will be peeling off theses prefixes, identifying the base (root) words, and discussing how the prefix changes the base word’s meaning. Students are responsible for knowing the following 7 prefixes. Quiz Friday

pre, un, non, re, dis, mis, and multi


*THIS WEEK IN MATH:


We will be working on our multiplication facts. Students will continue to explore a variety of strategies including arrays, groups, multiples, number lines, and multiplication charts to build their fact knowledge. We will strengthen our facts 0-6. Students should be able to recall facts x0 x1 x2 x5 and x10 by the end of the unit and solve other facts using one of our strategies. There will be a quiz on 0,1,2,5, and 10 on Thursday.


Practice at home:

  1. Drill those facts!
  2. Have your student show one fact all 4 ways.


*THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

Students will explore the continents of Africa, Asia, and Europe. We will continue to look at defining characteristics of each continent. There will be a quiz on North and South America, Africa and Asia on Friday. Our unit Test on ALL the continents will be next Tuesday Nov. 6th. Don’t forget to use that study guide!!!




Bader's Specials

Mon:Library

Tues: Spanish

Wed: Field Trip!

Thurs: Art

Friday: P.E.


Allamon's Specials

Mon:Computer

Tues:Library

Wed: Field Trip!

Thurs:Music

Friday: Art


~Mrs. Bader and Mrs. Allamon

Week 11 in Third Grade

*THE MORE YOU READ...THE BETTER YOU GET! GREEN Reading Logs coming home this Monday!

*REPORT CARDS COMING HOME TUESDAY Please sign and return or bring to parent conferences.

Once we've checked that you've seen them, we'll send them back home for you records.

*WEAR ORANGE WEDNESDAY TO CELEBRATE UNITY We are working together to prevent bullying!

*WORD RESOURCES AND RELATIONSHIPS TEST WEDNESDAY

Students should be able to define and recognize examples of the following. Check out the back of your reading log to study.

dictionary entry, guide words, thesaurus,

homophones, synonyms, antonyms

*WEDNESDAY WORD WIZARDS WORDS QUIZ WEDNESDAY

Check out the back of your reading log to study.

Wednesday's quiz on words from Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster:

unrelated, various, pronounce, prehistoric, humbled, devastated

*WEAR PINK ON THURSDAY FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

*FIRST QUARTER ACTIVITY DAY This is a school wide celebration for all our hard work this first quarter!

*1/2 DAY THURSDAY FOR PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

*NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS FRIDAY

*SPECIALS THIS WEEK:

Bader's Specials

Mon:ART

Tues:P.E.

Wed: P.E. and COMPUTER

Thurs: 1/2 Day

Friday: No School


Allamon's Specials

Mon:MUSIC

Tues:ART

Wed: P.E. and P.E.

Thurs:1/2 Day

Friday: No School

Week 10 in Third Grade

*THE MORE YOU READ...THE BETTER YOU GET! Yellow Reading Logs coming home this Monday!

*THIS WEEK IN READING: WORD RESOURCES AND RELATIONSHIPS

Students should be able to define and recognize examples of the following. Check out the back of your reading log to study.

dictionary entry, guide words, thesaurus,

homophones, synonyms, antonyms

*WEDNESDAY WORD WIZARDS WORDS Quiz Wednesday

Check out the back of your reading log to study.

Wednesday's quiz on words from The Lorax:

nuisance, grim, intend, glorious, hack

Words introduced on Wednesday from Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster:

unrelated, various, pronounce, prehistoric, humbled, devastated

*WORD STUDY THIS WEEK Quiz Friday

*FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIP DUE!

On Oct. 31st our classes are heading to Shenandoah National Park for a nature hike focusing on plant and animal adaptations.

*PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES NEXT THURSDAY (Oct. 25)

Half day for students

*NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS NEXT FRIDAY (Oct. 26)

SPECIALS THIS WEEK:

Bader's Specials

Mon:P.E.

Tues:Computer/Bible

Wed: P.E. and LIBRARY

Thurs:SPANISH

Friday: MUSIC

Allamon's Specials

Mon:ART

Tues:P.E.

Wed: P.E. and Computer/Bible

Thurs:LIBRARY

Friday: SPANISH

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Enjoy the video of the week:

Homophones!

Week 9 in Third Grade


*THE MORE YOU READ...THE BETTER YOU GET!

Orange Reading Logs coming home this Monday!


*READING BENCHMARK TEST ON TUESDAY

This will be a review of all the reading skills we've covered this first quarter: text features, main ideas and supporting details in nonfiction and comparing story elements in fiction.


*FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIP Coming Home Tuesday

On Oct. 31st our classes are heading to Shenandoah National Park for a nature hike focusing on plant and animal adaptations.


*MATH BENCHMARK TEST ON WEDNESDAY


*THURSDAY WORD WIZARDS WORDS Quiz Thursday

Check out the back of your reading log to study.

Thursday's quiz on:

murmur, ancestor, fragrant, reluctant, ruins

Words introduced on Thursday:

nuisance, grim, intend, glorious, hack


*DICTIONARY DAY FRIDAY

Every third grader will receive their very own dictionary to keep on Friday. We will be using these in class as we start our Words and Their Parts unit in Week 10. They will be coming home once we are done with this unit. A big thank you goes out to the Mickelberry family for making this possible.


*NO WORD STUDY THIS WEEK


*SPECIALS THIS WEEK:

Bader's Specials

Mon:COMPUTER/BIBLE

Tues:LIBRARY

Wed: SPANISH

Thurs:P.E.and MUSIC

Friday: ART


Allamon's Specials

Mon:P.E.

Tues:COMPUTER/BIBLE

Wed: LIBRARY

Thurs:P.E. and SPANISH

Friday: MUSIC

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Enjoy the video of the week: Compare and Contrast Video

Week 8 in Third Grade

*THE MORE YOU READ...THE BETTER YOU GET!

PINK Reading Logs coming home this Monday!


*4TH ANNUAL KICKBALL FOR A CAUSE Thursday, Oct. 4 6:00PM at WYES

Come out to cheer on our Madison County Public School teachers as they play against each other. Entry fee is one non-perishable food item per person. Donations will go to MESA here in Madison. In the past we've collected several hundred pounds of food! Let's make this the best year yet!


*Identifying and Comparing Story Elements and Summarizing Plot Test Friday

Students should be able to summarize a fiction text with: Somebody, Wanted...But...So...Then...

For the test, students will need to know the 5 story elements we've talked about:

setting, characters, conflict, resolution, and theme


*WEDNESDAY WORD WIZARDS WORDS Quiz Wednesday

Check out the back of your reading log to study.

Wednesday's quiz on:

powerful, useless, disabilities, arrived, refused

Word introduced on Wednesday:

murmur, ancestor, fragrant, reluctant, ruins


*WORD STUDY Quiz Friday


*MR.POPPER'S PENGUIN MOVIE Friday, 7:00 WYES

PTO will be selling food snack and drinks


SPECIALS THIS WEEK:

Bader's Specials

Mon:LIBRARY

Tues:SPANISH

Wed: P.E. and MUSIC

Thurs:ART

Friday: P.E.


Allamon's Specials

Mon:COMPUTER

Tues:LIBRARY

Wed: P.E. and SPANISH

Thurs:MUSIC

Friday: ART

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Enjoy the video of the week:

The Summarizing Song :Somebody Wanted But So Then

Week 7 in Third Grade


*THE MORE YOU READ...THE BETTER YOU GET!

LAVENDER Reading Logs coming home this Monday!


*Identifying and Comparing Story Elements

Words to be able to read and understand:

setting, characters, conflict, resolution, theme,

Venn diagram, compare, contrast, and narrator

Study guides coming home in the Tuesday Communicators.


*Tuesday: BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT!!!

Book Fair 4:30-7

PTO will also be selling concessions

Silent Auction for classroom baskets 6-8

Come check out our Google Classroom creations!


*Wednesday: PICTURES!

Yes, we still have morning P.E. so bring a change of clothes if you would like.


*WEDNESDAY WORD WIZARDS WORDS Quiz Wednesday

Check out the back of your reading log to study

nutrients, recycling, tilled, sections, stalk

the prefix re+ and the suffix +s


*BOOK ORDERS Scholastic is looking into the missing September order with UPS and will hopefully get back to me by this Wednesday about resending the books. Again, THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE!


*NO WORD STUDY THIS WEEK!


*STUDENTS HAVE A HALF DAY THIS FRIDAY!


*4TH ANNUAL KICKBALL FOR A CAUSE Thursday, Oct. 4 6:00PM at WYES

Come out to cheer on our Madison County Public School teachers as they play against each other. Entry fee is one non-perishable food item per person. Donations will go to MESA here in Madison. In the past we've collected several hundred pounds of food! Let's make this the best year yet!

*SPECIALS THIS WEEK:

Bader's Specials

Mon:MUSIC

Tues:ART

Wed: DOUBLE P.E.

Thurs:COMPUTER

half day Friday


Allamon's Specials

Mon:LIBRARY

Tues:MUSIC

Wed: P.E. and ART

Thurs:PE

half day Friday

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Enjoy the video of the week:

PLOT MOUNTAIN

Week 6 in Third Grade

*THE MORE YOU READ...THE BETTER YOU GET! BLUE Reading Logs coming home this week!

*BOOK FAIR THURSDAY

1. We will only be shopping as a class on Thursday

2. The fair will be open on Back to School Night (4:30-7 Tuesday, September 25) Concession will also be sold that night.

3. EWallet option is available again and this is a great way to allow your child to shop without having to send in money. Go to the online book fair link to create a debit account to give your child a spending limit. Any money not spend will be refunded after the book fair end:

http://www.scholastic.com/bf/waverlyyowell

*BOOK ORDERS For those who ordered from the classroom book fliers or online, my account says the order was delivered September 7th but it never made it to my classroom! I have sent out an email to the school and I will be reordering the titles if they are not found by Wednesday of this week. I am sorry for the inconvenience!

*AFTER SCHOOL KICKBALL GAME AGAINST TEACHERS RESCHEDULED TO THIS THURSDAY

Pick up at 4:30 if you have turned in a signed permission slip.

*WORD STUDY QUIZ FRIDAY Your list is attached to your reading log. We will be working on these words daily in class. There is no assigned homework but we encourage you to go over these to be sure you can spell them for Friday’s quiz.

*MAIN IDEA AND SUPPORTING DETAILS TEST ON FRIDAY

We continue to work on this skill with longer passages and more complex text.

You can practice by answering these questions in any nonfiction text:

  • What is the main idea of this paragraph?
  • What would be a good heading for this paragraph?
  • What details support the main idea of the paragraph?

*WORD WIZARDS WORDS (introduced last week)

These words were taken from The Saved Seed which is a book published by the National Garden Club to kick off their national poetry contest, "Pop Goes The Seed". You can use the back of your reading log to study for the quiz that will be the following Wednesday.

nutrients, recycling, tilled, sections, stalk

*Tuesday September 25th: Back to School Night and Silent Auction for classroom baskets 6-8 PM

Thanks again to those of you who have sent in things for our Arts and Crafts Basket (Bader) and Rainy Day Basket(Allamon) for our September fundraiser! There is still time to add to these baskets to make them even more amazing. Thanks for helping out!

*Wednesday September 26th: School Pictures- Forms will be coming home

*SPECIALS THIS WEEK:

Bader's Specials

Mon:P.E. (Wear your superman outfit if you want to match Coach)

Tues:COMPUTER

Wed: P.E. and LIBRARY

Thurs:SPANISH

Fri: ART

Allamon's Specials

Mon:ART

Tues:P.E.

Wed: P.E. and GUIDANCE

Thurs:LIBRARY

Fri:SPANISH

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Enjoy the video of the week:

Another Main Idea Song



Week 5 in Third Grade

*THE MORE YOU READ...THE BETTER YOU GET!

GREEN Reading Logs coming home this week! A copy of Mr. Popper's Penguins was given to each WYES student on Friday. This book will come home along with a packet of questions you can discuss and answer as a family. There will be class incentives for those who participate.

*WORD STUDY STARTS THIS WEEK-QUIZ FRIDAY Your list is attached to your reading log. We will be working on these words daily in class. There is no assigned homework but we encourage you to go over these to be sure you can spell them for Friday’s quiz.

*MAIN IDEA TEST ON FRIDAY

You can practice by answering these questions in any nonfiction text:

  • What is the main idea of this paragraph?
  • What would be a good heading for this paragraph?
  • What details support the main idea of the paragraph?


*WORD WIZARDS WORDS (These words were taken from “Pop Goes the Seed”.)

nutrients, recycle, tilled, sections, stalk

*AFTER SCHOOL KICKBALL GAME AGAINST TEACHERS THURSDAY Pick up at 4:30 if you have turned in a signed permission slip.

*PROGRESS REPORTS come home Thursday. Please sign and return.

*Thanks again to those of you who have sent in things for our Arts and Crafts Basket (Bader) and Rainy Day Basket(Allamon) for our September fundraiser! There is still time to add to these baskets to make them even more amazing. Thanks for helping up out!

*SPECIALS THIS WEEK:

Bader's Specials:

Mon:COMPUTER Tues:LIBRARY Wed: P.E. and SPANISH Thurs:MUSIC Fri:ART

Allamon's Specials:

Mon:P.E Tues:COMPUTER Wed: P.E. and LIBRARY Thurs:SPANISH Fri:MUSIC

*Enjoy the video of the week:

All About the Text


Week 4 in Third Grade

*Yellow Reading Logs coming home this week! 60 minutes will be expected for the short week...all of you who are going ABOVE and BEYOND, just remember:

READERS ARE LEADERS!


*We are kicking off our School wide reading of Mr. Popper's Penguins with:

Tuesday-Bowtie Day

Wednesday-Black and White Day


*WORD WIZARDS

unique, unusual, ashamed, taunted, solutions

These words were taken from a biography of the amazing Temple Grandin: The Girl Who Thought in Pictures. Students will be expected to be able to read and understand the meaning of these words by examples, non-examples, and how they are used in a sentence.


Nobody should be ashamed or taunted for being unusual.

It is the unique people in this woud who can find the best solutions to our problems.


*The Math MAP test was rescheduled to this Wednesday because testing site was down last week. Get a good night's sleep, eat a good breakfast, and come to school on time to do your best on the test. Scores for both tests will come home the following Tuesday in Communicators.


*We are working on a Text Feature project in literacy that requires a photograph of ourselves. If you have one, please send it in or email it to me so I can print it out. THANKS! (I can take pictures this Friday at Recess if I need to.)


*Topic introduced this week: Main Idea in Nonfiction Text

Students will be expected to be able to identify the main idea of a paragraph or short text using the following strategies:

  • Look at the title, headings, and pictures
  • Look for repeated words
  • Look at first and last sentences or paragraphs

You can practice finding the main idea with your nightly reading.


*Thanks to those of you who have sent in things for our Arts and Crafts Basket (Bader) and Rainy Day Basket (Allamon) for our September fundraiser! We still are hoping to collect more items to make the baskets extra awesome. Please help us out.


*Specials Schedule this week:

Bader's Specials:

Tues-Spanish Wed-P.E. and Music Thurs-Art Friday-P.E.

Allamon's Specials:

Tues-Library Wed-P.E. and Spanish Thurs-Music. Friday-Art

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Enjoy the video of the week:

Main Idea Song

Week 3 in Third Grade

*Most of us did an outstanding job of keeping up with our pink reading logs this week. Many of our kiddos read "ABOVE AND BEYOND!" If you haven't completed the 80 minutes, please do so by Monday so I can put an A+ in the grade book by your name! Look for an orange week 3 reading log coming home Monday.

*We are supporting our Kindergartens with Color Days! Wear these colors:

August 27- Purple

August 28- Brown

August 29- Pink

August 30- Gray/Black

August 31- White

*Scholastic book orders are due Wednesday. Choose books from the paper flyers that came home last week or online at: scholastic.com/bookclubs. To order online, connect to our class using our Class Code: FTNG3

*WORD WIZARD WORDS: superb, irate, inconsiderate, persevere, siblings

Starting this week, we will have 5 vocabulary words that we will highlight each week. Students will be expected to read and understand the meaning of these words by examples, non-examples, and how they are used in a sentence.

*We worked super hard last week on our Reading MAP test. The Math Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test is this coming Thursday. Get a good night's sleep, eat a good breakfast, and come to school on time to do your best on the test. Scores for both tests will come home the following Tuesday in Communicators.

* Quiz on Friday NONFICTION TEXT FEATURES! The study guide went home in the Tuesday Communicator last week and is attached here. Use the back of your reading log next week to check yourself to be sure you are ready! (Moved from Wednesday to give us a little more time to study.☺)

*To help us pay for field trips this year, we are having a gift basket auction Tuesday, September 25th on Back-to-School. Mrs. Bader's class will be making an Arts and Craft Basket and Mrs. Allamon will be creating a Rainy Day Basket. More information is coming home in the Tuesday Communicators.

*Specials Schedule this week:

Bader's Specials: Mon-Music Tues-Art Wed-DOUBLE PE! Thurs-Computer Friday-Library

Allamon's Specials: Mon-Spanish Tues-Music Wed-PE and Art Thurs-P.E. Friday-Computer

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Enjoy the video of the week:

I've Found Myself Some Text Features


Text Features Study Guide

Week 2 in Third Grade

Our first Reading Log will be coming home Monday night. It will be checked daily and due the following Monday. 80 minutes a week is expected and this will be counted as the weekly reading homework grade.

Your first class work grades will show up in ParentPortal by this Tuesday. Directions to access this online grade book were sent home in the manila envelope during Open House or the first day of school. If you have any questions, please email me.

Reading Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test is Thursday. Get a good night's sleep, eat a good breakfast, and come to school on time to do your best on this test.

This week's topic:

NONFICTION TEXT FEATURES

Be able to read, give examples of, and explain the purpose of the following:

Table of Contents, index, glossary, bold, italic, highlight, underline, tables, maps, photographs, diagrams, graphs, timelines, and captions.

Your first Scholastic Book Order forms come home in the Tuesday Communicators and will be Due Wednesday the 29th. Here is some information about this program if you are interested in ordering:

Order Due Date - 08/29/18 Support Your Child’s Reading Success!

Kids who read for just 20 minutes a day are more successful in school and life. Ordering from Scholastic Book Clubs is an easy way to find the best books that are just right for your child’s grade and interests.

Here’s how:

Choose books with your child from the paper flyers or online at: scholastic.com/bookclubs

To order online, connect to our class using our Class Code: FTNG3

Bonus: This month, you can pick a FREE Book (up to $5) when you place an online order of $25 or more!

As soon as your order is delivered to our classroom, I will send it home with your child.

Plus every order you place earns FREE Books for our class to share.

Thank you for your support and happy reading!

Specials Schedule this week:

Bader's Specials: Mon-Art Tues-PE Wed-PE and Computer Thurs-Library Friday-Spanish

Allamon's Specials: Mon-Music Tues-Art Wed-DOUBLE PE! Thurs-Computer Friday-Library


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Enjoy the video of the week:

FICTION/NONFICTION SONG

My name is Rebecca Bader. I live in Banco, Va with my husband, Brian, and one dog, 3 cats, six chickens, and one cow. Both of my children graduated from Madison High School. Haley, my daughter, is living in Boston, Massachusetts. Nick, my son, is at UVA. I've taught for 22 years in beautiful Madison County. I love reading, hiking, quilting, and being a teacher.