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.