Weekly Update from Mrs. Pumphrey

Dear Parents,

We are at the midway point of the second quarter, and my goal is to speak with each of you personally by phone or in person this weekend, so that we can touch base regarding your child’s progress. We are currently writing most assignments in cursive, and there have been some growing pains. I assure you that growing pains pass. Overall, we are making good progress, and I have been able to add an additional unit of study in history because your children are doing so well. I look forward to speaking with all of you soon. Please read on to see what is in store next week.

Save the Date:
Dec. 7th: Mystery Sandwich Book Report due in cursive

Dec. 13th: WA Band & Chrome Concert

Dec. 17th: Tree House closes at 5:00

Dec. 19th: Third Grade Holiday Party

Dec. 20th Early 1:00 Dismissal

What’s Going on in our Classroom:
Reading: We will read a story from our Journey’s reading textbook and take a test on Friday. We will also continue to read Time For Kids and continue to work with main idea and supporting details.

Spelling: Words include: European, explorers, discovered, found, shortcut, spices, Christopher Columbus, colony, empire, Ponce de Leon, Florida, voyages, trading, fountain, youth, coast, unknown, ancient, traditions, and ceremonies.Homework due Friday.Test on Friday.

Vocabulary: Unit #9 words include: ability, avoid, bashful, brief, compete, consider, delightful, honor, reflex, and remark. Test on Friday.

Writing: We are working on a special writing project for the holidays.

Math: We will continue working on memorizing our multiplication and division facts! We are going to begin and finish a math unit on graphs before the Winter Break.

Grammar: We continue to work on verbs. Test on verbs at the end of next week.

History: Students will begin a study of early explorers.

Science: Students will begin their study of the human body. We will be working in the lab, as well as learning how to take notes. Test on the nervous system on Tuesday, Dec. 11th. We will use our notes as a study guide.

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

Have a great weekend!