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Homework for Tuesday, Feb. 13th and Science Test Extra Credit Question & Answer

Homework Tonight Includes the Following:
1) The Tale of Despereaux- Reread Chapter 15
2) Adverb Packet- Complete the next two pages
3) Long Division Packet- Complete Level E & F (8 problems total)
4) Science Test on the Respiratory System this Friday
EXTRA CREDIT QUESTION & ANSWER: What is the Spanish word for lung? el pulmon
5) Living Museum Display is due this Friday
6) Sign Reading Log & Practice Math Facts- ( This should not take more than 10min,)
* Please note that students can work on homework between 2:30-2:55, or any unfinished class work. This is our Study Hall Time. We do not have a spelling or vocabulary test this week!

Homework for Mon. Feb. 12, 2018 and Extra Credit Science Question and Answer!

Homework for Monday, Feb. 12th
1) The Tales of Despereaux- Reread chapters 13 & 14 & record in reading log
2) Math Sheet- Complete all the problems on Long Division Practice Test
3) Amazing Adverbs-complete the first 2 pages of the packet (pages 47 & 48)
4) Science Test this Friday on the Respiratory System-study guide went home
today
EXTRA CREDIT QUESTION & ANSWER: What is the Spanish word for lung? el pulmon
5) Reading Log and math facts!
6) Living Museum display is due this Friday.
Please note that we will not have spelling or vocabulary test this week.

Weekly Update from Mrs. Pumphrey (Jan.16-19)

Save the Date:
Jan. 15th- MLK Holiday-No School

Jan. 18th- Report Cards go home

Jan. 28th- WA Open House

Important Notes:
Living Museum Biography Book Report Important Dates:

Notes Pages due:Friday, Feb. 2nd
Final Report due: Friday, Feb. 9th
Visual Display due: Friday, Feb. 16th
Living Museum: Friday, Feb. 23rd

Field Trip: Third grade will travel to The Synchronicity Theater in Midtown to see the play, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane on Feb. 15th. Each class will take two parent chaperones. If you are interested in chaperoning please let me know. If we have more than two parents volunteer, I will chose by lottery. Thank you!

What’s Going on in our Classroom:
Reading: We are about halfway through, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate DiCamillo, and working on our comprehension packet. Students should be restating the question when they answer a comprehension question.

Spelling: No spelling next week. We are taking a small break and resuming the following week.

Vocabulary: No vocabulary next week.

Writing: We have been researching and writing about Martin Luther King, Jr. Your child can use www.britannica.com (an online encyclopedia) to help them find information about their Living Museum individual. Username: woodacres /password:learn. We are learning about different databases to conduct our research, and the difference between a reliable source, and one that is not.

We will be discussing the use of onomatopoeia, and writing a story using onomatopoeia.

Math: We will be learning about area, perimeter, and ordered pairs in geometry. We will also begin long division!

Grammar: We continue to learn about adjectives.

History:
Our Viking test will be Monday, January 22. Study guides are coming home with them today and will be due next Thursday in class.

Science: Skeletal System test on Thurs., Jan. 18th. Study guide will go home next week.

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

Weekly Update from Mrs. Pumphrey (Week of Jan.8th)

Dear Parents,

I have such a wonderful class this year! Your children work hard and are so polite and respectful to me and each other. We are hard at work writing in cursive, reading, researching, problem solving, studying, memorizing, learning, creating and having fun! Read on to see more about the details for next week.

Save the Date:
Jan. 15th- MLK Holiday-No School

Jan. 18th- Report Cards go home

Jan. 28th- WA Open House

Important Notes:
Living Museum Biography Book Report Important Dates:

Notes Pages due: Friday, Feb. 2nd
Final Report due: Friday, Feb. 9th
Visual Display due: Friday, Feb. 16th
Living Museum: Friday, Feb. 23rd

Field Trip: Third grade will travel to The Synchronicity Theater in Midtown to see the play, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane on Feb. 15th. Each class will take two parent chaperones. If you are interested in chaperoning please let me know. If we have more than two parents volunteer, I will chose by lottery. Thank you!

What’s Going on in our Classroom:
Reading: We are making progress reading, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate DiCamillo, and working on our comprehension packet.

Spelling: Spelling homework has changed! Students need to turn in two spelling options each Friday. These are free choice, and we will no longer have the spelling packet. Words include: journey, movement, beneath, reflection, uncertain, intelligent, whiskers, unpleasant, wardrobe, leather, designed, preferred, requested, responsible, existence, ceiling, neighbor, surprised, vacuum cleaner, and miraculous. Test Friday.

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

Writing: We will begin researching and writing about Martin Luther King, Jr. as a class.

Math: We continue to work on multi digit multiplication problems and problem solving, and will also begin our unit on geometry.

Grammar: We continue our study of adjectives.

History: Our Viking unit will continue. A test date will be announced soon.

Science: Skeletal System test on Thurs., Jan. 18th. Study guide will go home next week.

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

Warmly,
Silke

The Joy of Learning

Dear Parents,

Welcome to this page that will help keep you informed about our third grade class.
Each month I will focus on a particular topic as it relates to education. With the festivities in the month of December, I want to focus on joy!

There is so much joy at Wood Acres. One can sense the joy of our students the moment they walk on campus. There is so much joy in each classroom. True joy is learning a new skill, completing a project, working hard to complete an assignment, feeling pride in work neatly completed, and being a kind friend. Joy spreads as each student achieves daily success, and joy is meant to be shared with others. I love seeing the joy of wonder in each child as they make a new discovery, and they progress in their learning. It is such a privilege to be a teacher in the midst of our community.

I hope all of you have a joy filled holiday and winter break!

Warmly,
Silke

Save the Date:
Thurs., Dec. 14th: Annual Wood Acres Band Concert at 6:30 pm.
Wed., Dec. 20th: Third Grade Holiday Party
Thurs., Dec. 22nd: Early Dismissal
Fri., Dec. 22nd-Tues., Jan. 2nd: Winter Holiday Break

Important Notes:
Third Grade Holiday Party: Please sign up to help out with our Holiday Party. Stacey Jones sent out a sign up via email to make signing up easier during this busy time of year. The festivities begin at 1:00, and all parents are welcome to join us in the fun. Students will need to bring in a wrapped, gender neutral gift around $10 for a gift exchange.

Book Report: Mystery sandwich book report is due Dec. 13th. There is an example in the commons area of the Madison Building.

What’s Going on in our Classroom:

Reading: Stop by next week and take a look at our full book summaries of Mr. Popper’s Penguins outside our classroom door. We will be reading, “Young Thomas Edison” next week from our reading textbook. (Pages 359-383) Open book comprehension test on Friday. We will also continue working on main idea and supporting details using Time For Kids.

Spelling: Words include: brain, nervous system, organ, spinal cord, bones, joints, muscle, muscular system, skeletal system, respiratory system, exhale, inhale, lungs, oxygen, bronchi, trachea, function, nutrition, health, and human body Homework due Friday.Test on Friday.

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

Writing: Next week students will be writing a special letter as a gift. We will review letter writing. Students will type their final copies in the computer lab.

Math: We have begun multiplying large digit numbers, and will continue to work on problem solving. 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: Test on verbs next week.

History: Our Viking unit continues! A longship extra credit opportunity was introduced Friday and will be due on Wednesday, December 20 if students choose to complete it. It is worth up to 10 extra points on a quiz or test this quarter. Look for the instructions paper in your child’s homework folder.

Science: Test on the nervous system on Fri., Dec. 15th. Study guide will go home at the end of this week.

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

Welcome to Mrs. Pumphrey’s 3rd grade class.

Dear Families,

We send you a warm and cordial digital welcome to the Wood Acres new website, parent portal, and our very own class page. Communication is key for a successful school year and this page will provide you with another way to be “in the know” about the happenings @ the Woods, especially in our class. We will post our class newsletters here as well as additional information about school wide events, ways you can help, fieldtrips and other VIP details.

Autumn has arrived on the calendar and it will soon arrive in all its colorful splendor on the Wood Acres Campus. Whether we are in the Beaker Jr, creating in the Hive, hidden away in the Newbery Room with a good book, or just walking across campus with friends, The Wood Acres campus reminds you that teaching, learning and caring TLC here involves all the senses and envelopes you in warmth, security, challenge and learning… a true Wood Acres education!

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