Weekly Update from Mrs. Pumphrey

Save the Date:
Thurs., Dec. 12th: Chrome Concert 6:30

Thurs., Dec. 19th: Third Grade Holiday Party 1:00

Fri., Dec. 20th: Early Dismissal. Pajama & movie day!

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

Important Notes:
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 and games!

Pajama and Movie Day: We will watch Mr. Popper’s Penguins! Students may wear pajamas if they wish. This is completely optional. Students may bring a blanket, pillow, and one stuffed animal. Please pack a snack and lunch.

What’s Going on in our Classroom:
Reading: We will read “Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates” by Jonah Winter, pages 167-189 Open book comprehension test on Friday.

Spelling: Words include: aren’t, can’t, couldn’t, didn’t, hasn’t, haven’t, he’ll, I’ll, I’m, isn’t, shouldn’t, that’s, they’ll, we’re, where’s, won’t, wouldn’t, you’re, you’ve, and hadn’t. During the test I will use the two words that make up the contraction, and students will write the contraction.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 are continuing to work on 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