Welcome to our Class!

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.