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September 18, 2016


What a wonderful three weeks it has been getting to know the students! We have been busy learning and working together.

Language Arts: In Language Arts, we have been working with Story Elements and Theme. We read the narrative poem, When Charlie McButton Lost Power, together to practice the skill. Students also explored character traits using characters from some of their personal favorite books and they had the opportunity to build plot diagrams using an online program. Looking ahead, we will finish our work with Story Elements this week and move to Comparing and Contrasting.

Students started their first word sort using their Words Their Way lists. Those words and lists will be sent home this week to practice at home. Students will be taking a spelling test on Friday, September 23rd.

Math: In Math, we have finished our work with Place Value and Rounding. Students learned how to round to the nearest 10 and nearest 100. We also discussed the word estimation and how we use rounding to estimate. Looking ahead, we will begin our unit on Multiplication and Division. Our student teacher, Ms. Hastings, will be starting her teaching during this unit! Please remember students should be practicing their multiplication facts each night. We have begun our timed tests and automatic recall of basic facts will be helpful for the upcoming unit.

Writing: Our first few weeks in writing have focused on writing in complete sentences and components of a paragraph. We will be working on a full narrative in the coming months!

Odds & Ends:

12:30 Early Dismissal – 9/30 AM Kdg

PTO Box Top Collection – 9/19 thru 9/30

Gr 3 Field Trip to Brubaker Park – 9/21

Blue Shirt Day/World Day of Bully Prevention – 10/3

Picture Day – 10/6

No school  – 10/10

Red Ribbon Week – 10/24 to 10/28

End of 1st Marking Period – 11/3


As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Have a wonderful weekend!

Thank you,

Miss Gentile



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