Weekly Update from Mrs. Pumphrey (Jan.16-19)

Save the Date:
Jan. 15th- MLK Holiday-No School

Jan. 18th- Report Cards go home

Jan. 28th- WA Open House

Important Notes:
Living Museum Biography Book Report Important Dates:

Notes Pages due:Friday, Feb. 2nd
Final Report due: Friday, Feb. 9th
Visual Display due: Friday, Feb. 16th
Living Museum: Friday, Feb. 23rd

Field Trip: Third grade will travel to The Synchronicity Theater in Midtown to see the play, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane on Feb. 15th. Each class will take two parent chaperones. If you are interested in chaperoning please let me know. If we have more than two parents volunteer, I will chose by lottery. Thank you!

What’s Going on in our Classroom:
Reading: We are about halfway through, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate DiCamillo, and working on our comprehension packet. Students should be restating the question when they answer a comprehension question.

Spelling: No spelling next week. We are taking a small break and resuming the following week.

Vocabulary: No vocabulary next week.

Writing: We have been researching and writing about Martin Luther King, Jr. Your child can use www.britannica.com (an online encyclopedia) to help them find information about their Living Museum individual. Username: woodacres /password:learn. We are learning about different databases to conduct our research, and the difference between a reliable source, and one that is not.

We will be discussing the use of onomatopoeia, and writing a story using onomatopoeia.

Math: We will be learning about area, perimeter, and ordered pairs in geometry. We will also begin long division!

Grammar: We continue to learn about adjectives.

Our Viking test will be Monday, January 22. Study guides are coming home with them today and will be due next Thursday in class.

Science: Skeletal System test on Thurs., Jan. 18th. Study guide will go home next week.

As always, if you have any questions please contact me.