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Weekly Update from Mrs. Pumphrey

Dear Parents,

Next week is an abbreviated week due to conferences, so my weekly message will be quite brief!

Cereal Box Book reports are due Friday, Sept.28th, and the children will be presenting in class on Friday and the following Monday.
No spelling or vocabulary next week.
We finished the book, Frindle, and will be working on dictionary skills and some language arts follow up activities.
We are beginning subtraction, and continuing to work on word problems.
We are working on nouns in grammar.
Next week I will announce the dates for a history and science test.
Be on the lookout for a History Project next week as well.

Enjoy your long weekend!

Weekly Update from Mrs. Pumphrey

Save the Date:
September 21st: Constitution Day

September 24 & 25: Parent Teacher Conferences

October 3rd: Picture Day

Important Notes:
Book Report: Due Sept. 28th

What’s Going on in our Classroom:
Reading: We are reading Frindle, by Andrew Clements and paying particular attention to answering comprehension questions, and providing a proof page for our answers. Our read aloud book is, City of Ember, by Jeanne DuPrau.

Spelling: The words are: fancy, absorb, serious, major, blurt, purpose, according, emphasize, involve, opinion, beaker, flask, weight, density, float, sink, materials, displace, estimate, and accurate. Homework is due Friday. Test Friday.

Vocabulary: Unit 3 (pages 26-33) The words include: active, bargain, grasp, loyal, resource, sensitive, struggle, value, vary, and wander. Don’t forget to have your child use www.vocabularyworkshop.com to study for the test on Friday.

Math: We are working on addition and subtraction with regrouping. We will also tackle more word problems.

Grammar: We will begin our unit on nouns and a unit on dictionary skills.

Writing: We are responding to journal questions about Frindle. Students are expected to indent their starting paragraph and write a minimum of 8-10 sentences for each response.

History: Students are learning about our neighbor to the north, Canada.

Science: We are wrapping up our investigation on volume, and will begin our exploration on density.

As always, call, text, or email me with questions. Have a great weekend!

Weekly Update from Mrs. Pumphrey

Save the Date:
Constitution Day: Monday, September 17th at 9:30 a.m. Please join us on the quad! Bring a camp chair and your Starbucks! Third grade will be signing the Pledge of Allegiance.

Parent/Teacher Conferences: September 24th and 25th.

Important Notes:
Book Report: Cereal Box Book Reports due Sept. 28th.

Third Grade Wish List: We are in need of the following items: 4 large containers of Clorax wipes and 2 boxes of granola bar snacks. Please email me at spumphrey@woodacresschool.org if you are able to help. Thank you!

Constitution Day: I need a volunteer or two to bring a treat for Constitution Day snack, preferably something red, white, and blue. Please email me if you are interested in helping out. Thank you!

What’s Going on in our Classroom:
Reading: We are reading Frindle, by Andrew Clements and paying particular attention to answering comprehension questions, and providing a proof page for our answers. Our read aloud book is, City of Ember, by Jeanne DuPrau.

Spelling: The words are: tropical, island, language, dictionary, vocabulary, shelf, answer, Canada, Ottawa, author, embarrass, delicious, commotion, responsible, troublemaker, fooled, disrupt, questions, creative, nonsense. Homework is due Friday. Test Friday.

Vocabulary: Unit 2 (pages 16-25) words are: aim, aware, defeat, drift, mild, pause, refuse, route, ruin, and solid. Don’t forget to have your child use www.vocabularyworkshop.com to study for the test on Friday.

Math: We are working on addition and subtraction with regrouping.

Grammar: We will be working on dictionary skills.

Writing: Look for our finished Gooney Bird Greene inspired writing pieces written in third person.

Science: Students continue to explore properties of matter in the lab. We are exploring the concept of volume.

History: Students have begun their unit on Canada.

Weekly Update from Mrs. Pumphrey

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone enjoys a lovely Labor Day weekend! I can’t quite believe that next week will be the 4th week of school! We are working hard on our organizational skills in class, and doing our best on all assignments. Please encourage your child to have neat handwriting and proofread their work. Every sentence should begin with a capital letter and have an end mark. We are also working on some important social skills. At the beginning of the day I like to greet all of your children, and I expect a friendly hello or good morning with eye contact in return. At the end of the school day the students have a choice of a handshake or a hug good-bye. We have talked about having a nice, firm handshake, looking me in the eye, and saying good bye using a pleasant tone of voice, and saying something friendly.

I am so enjoying my days with your children, and we continue to make great strides! Please read on for some important information regarding our class.

Save the Date:
September 17 @ 9:30: Constitution Day Rally Round the Flag celebration

September 24 & 25: Parent Teacher Conferences

Important Notes:
Book Report: Our first book report is a fiction book and the students will be completing a Cereal Box Project. The completed project is due on Fri. Sept. 28th.

What’s Going on in our Classroom:
Reading: We will begin reading, Frindle, by Andrew Clements. Students will be answering comprehension questions for every chapter, and locating evidence for their answer choices.

Spelling: The words are: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Australia, Europe, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, ocean, continent, country, south, east, west, north, directions, and compass rose. Homework is due Friday. Test Friday.

Vocabulary: No vocabulary unit next week.

Math: We will begin Chapter Two which covers addition with regrouping.

Grammar: We are working on compound, complex, and run on sentences. We are finishing Unit 1 and will have a test most likely at the end of next week. We will also begin a unit on dictionary skills.

Writing: Working on our Gooney Bird Greene stories which are written in third person.

History: Test on labeling the continents and oceans on Friday, Sept. 7th. Practice sheet will go home today. There will not be a word bank and spelling will count. Students must also know their address and phone number for Mom & Dad. Map of Wood Acres is due Wednesday, and we begin our study of Canada next week!

Science: Students continue to explore properties of matter in the lab. Next week we will begin conducting experiments learning about volume.

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