Weekly Update from Mrs. Pumphrey

Dear Parents,

I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving with family and friends, and enjoyed time with your children. The week flew by, and I am sure the time between now and our Winter Break will fly by as well. Please see below what we are up to in our classroom next week.

Save the Date:
Wed., Dec. 19th: Third Grade Holiday Party

Thurs., Dec. 20th: Early Dismissal

Fri., Dec. 23rd-Tues., Jan. 3th: Winter Holiday Break

Important Notes:
Thank you: A thank you for contributing food for our Thanksgiving feast. Our class had so much fun and the children loved the food!

Christmas Gift for Mr. Rick: Mr. Rick is our unsung hero on campus, and often saves the day. He is humble, kind, and loves the kids. Always smiling and always helpful. Please send in $5.00, or more if you feel moved. I will collect the money, and the children and I will present him with the cash and cards the week before the break. Thank you!

Third Grade Holiday Party: We will celebrate the Winter Holiday beginning at 1:00. Please feel free to join us for crafts, games, and food!

Viking Longship: Due Dec 4th.

Book Report: Mystery sandwich book report is due Dec. 6th.

What’s Going on in our Classroom:
Reading: We will read “Yonder Mountain: A Cherokee Legend by Robert H. Bushyhead (pages 470-487) in our reading textbook. Open book comprehension test on Friday.

Spelling: Words include:ability, accuse, ancient, bargain, brilliant, certain, convince, delicate, delightful, expose, fierce, gasp, glance, imitate, journey, patient, refuse, resource, route, and symbol.Test on Friday.

Vocabulary: Unit 10 words include: actual, brink, chill, conquer, fortunate, fury, intend, pattern, vibrant, and wit. Test on Friday.

Writing: We are working in the computer lab, and perfecting our letter writing.

Math: We are working on graphing. Please help your child memorize their multiplication and division facts. This makes a huge difference in your child’s confidence and ability to work effectively.

Grammar: We continue to learn about verbs.

History: Our Viking unit continues! We will be writing a Viking legend. Test on Dec.17th. Students can use their history book and blue history folder to help them go over materials.

Science: We will have a science test on Dec. 12th over Investigations #3, #4, and #5. A study guide and the Student Data Record Book will help your child prepare for the test.

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


This Matters At Wood Acres.

  • High Expectations For Teaching And Learning

  • Strong Instructional Leadership

  • Safe Learning Environment For Everyone

  • Positive And Welcoming School Climate

  • Valuing Time On Task For Mastery

  • Close Home School Partnerships