Weekly Update from Mrs. Pumphrey

Dear Parents,

As we enter the month of November, with our sights on Thanksgiving and the Winter Holiday, school seems at its busiest with learning and activities. I tell the children, one thing at a time, each thing to be enjoyed and savored. With tests, projects, and homework, please help your child with organization of dates and when things are due. We have a big calendar in our room, but it may be helpful to have a school calendar in some visible space like the kitchen, or mudroom, and help your child write down important dates.

Please read on for important information concerning our class.

Save the Date:
Nov. 4th: Wood Acres Open House

Nov.15th: Third grade Thanksgiving feast (Students & Teachers only)

Nov. 16th: 1:00 Dismissal. No Tree-house

Nov. 19th-Nov. 23rd: Thanksgiving Break. No School

Important Notes:
Longship Project: Due Nov. 28

Mystery Sandwich Book Report: Due on Dec. 7th. Must be written in cursive.

Thank You: To parents who helped out with pajama and movie day! The hot chocolate and donuts were a big success!

MUST Ministry: Third grade is collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items in the Madison Cottage. We will begin collecting items Nov. 5th and end on Nov. 16th. Thank you for your support.

What’s Going on in our Classroom:
Reading: We are nearing the end of Mr. Popper’s Penguins. Two more chapters, a quiz, a test, and a final project to be completed next week!

Spelling: Words include: Thanksgiving, November, celebrate, feast, turkey, grateful, delicious, Thursday, cranberry, tradition, potatoes, harvest, cornucopia, gravy, stuffing, Native Americans, pumpkin pie, gobble, family, and bread Homework due Friday.Test on Friday.

Vocabulary: We are taking a break from vocabulary next week.

Math: We are working on our 6’s, 7’s, 8’s and 9’s time tables next week. Please practice math facts every evening with your child!

Grammar: Next week we will turn our attention to linking and helping verbs.

Writing: We are researching and writing about the Vikings.

History: Test over the Vikings on Wed. Nov. 14th. Please use the blue history folder and book to assist with studying.

Science: We are finishing up our experiments on buoyancy.

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!