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Monday notes week of 4/15/19

Room 215

Mrs. O'Dell

Our spring showcase is Wednesday, 4/24/19, from 6:30 – 7:00 pm.  Please make sure your student is practicing their songs for the showcase.

Thank you to those who showed up for parent/teacher conferences Thursday evening!  It was wonderful to see you again, and to talk about your student!

Below is the presentation schedule for The Great Space Race.  If there is any questions or concerns regarding your student’s presentation, please contact Mrs. Collins at  If you cannot open it, please contact Mrs. O’Dell at  Have a great week!

The Great Space Race 2019

This week the students will convert between years and months and convert between weeks and days - both in compound units. They will complete a 'show what you know' covering time and begin a geometry unit. First, the students will learn about angles - right, acute, and obtuse. They will practice counting the angles in polygonal shapes and identifying which type of angles are present in a given shape. After that, they will begin learning about area and will determine the area of figures in square units.


Mrs. Collins
I hope that your student has begun researching their Space Race topic.  Completed research on the topic is due next Monday for us to begin writing the report. Please, contact me if you are struggling to find age appropriate resources for your student to use. The CC’s are helping to schedule the presentations and those schedules should come out this week. Due to the nature of the assignment there will be very little flexibility in changing the schedule of presentations. Students will have a review sheet coming home Monday to help them  prepare for a test this Friday over what we have discussed in our astronomy unit. Please, look over that with your student and discuss the content with them so they can be prepared. Thank you for partnering with me and please, reach out if you have any questions.


Ms. Carlson

Good morning, 3rd Grade Families!

Morning Forum:  Our students will have reading groups on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week. Students will have their non-fiction reading day on Monday and will read individually on Friday.

Writing Skills: The students will have their spelling mastery quizzes this week and will apply learned spelling rules to complete charts in their English notebooks.

Reading Skills and Literature:  We will be continuing our unit on The Little House in the Big Woods. We will do most of our reading in class. The book is divided into three parts and there is a packet to correspond to each of the three parts. Students will complete these packets in class and it will assess comprehension of the text as well as give them a chance to look deeper into the vocabulary used. This week we are focusing on chapters 7-10 and will complete pages in our packet relating to homonyms, paragraph formation and dictionary usage.

Homework:  Read at least 30 minutes per night of the book of the students choice. Spelling sentences assigned Monday and due on Wednesday, 4/17.

Have a great week,


Ms. Jessica Carlson

Third Grade English Teacher

Room 116



Mrs. Morgan

In Keyboarding class, students will be typing on WORD to practice their keyboarding skills.

Students have become familiar with playing the ‘I’ chord for the song Hey Ho, Nobody Home on the xylophones. They will now learn new songs for their concert using xylophones, and they will play the ‘I, IV, and V’ chords. They will also learn appropriate actions with their songs. Students will be able to visually identify a poison melody using solfege hand signals.


Mrs. Miller

Hello third grade parents, this week in history and geography we will continue our study of the Southern colonies.  On Thursday, students will take a quiz on the geography of the Thirteen Colonies.  A study map will be going home on Monday. Have a great week!

Core Virtues

Mrs. O'Dell

In Core Virtues, we will be completing our All About Me posters for the year, and continuing our talk about bullying.  We will also review our 4 core virtues as well as our 5 P’s.

This week in Art, students will continue to weave their Navajo Rugs.  Also, Please join us for the annual Spring Art Show on Thursday, April 18 from 5:30-8:00 pm which will exhibit art work from students in grades 1-5.  

 Have started learning the mechanics of Volleyball, and will now start to put the pieces together as it relates to the actual game.

Skill cues:

Bump/pass Set Spike/down ball
Thumbs down ward Upside down diamond Nike sign
Flat arms Hands on forehead Rotate both arms striking with palm
Shrugs shoulders Pop and lock it Follow through and point to target
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