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Week of May 22  

Dear Patriots,

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! There will be no new spelling list or homework assigned for the remaining of the school year. We will use the next week to prepare for the EOG’s. Last week your student took a practice (released) Math EOG. Students are to take these home to review. Please spend some time with your student reviewing the various types of problems. We spent several days reviewing each problem as a class. We will be doing the same this week with a practice reading EOG. Please see this week’s outline below and let me know if you have any questions.  

Reminders/Important Events this week:

Monday, May 22:

  • MMM
  • 4 Day

Tuesday, May 23:

  • 3 Day (WAVE)
  • Kona Ice--don't forget your money!

Wednesday, May 24:

  • 2 Day

Thursday, May 25:

  • 1 Day
  • Snack Money due!

Friday, May 26:

  • Global Fair – Our country is Madagascar
  • FIELD DAY! (Bring a change of comfortable clothes, towel, sunscreen, water, etc.)
  • IMPACT ODYSSEY PROJECTS DUE!!!

*Upcoming Important Dates:

  • May 29: No School (Memorial Day)
  • May 31: Math EOG
  • June 1: Reading EOG
  • June 6: "Grow and Throw" Celebration
  • June 8: Honor Roll/Principal's List Ceremony at 2:00pm
  • June 9: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

Weekly Focus:

Reading: Students will complete passages and questions to practice for the EOG.  We will continue to review all standards covered this year through Study Island assignments and classwork.

Spelling: No new list or homework activities will be assigned this week.

Cursive: Students will practice writing words in cursive to work on transitioning from one letter to the next.

Science:  We will continue studying features of the Earth for one last science grade in the coming weeks.

Math: We will continue to review a variety of math problems. Homework this week will focus of a cumulative review such as fractions, word problems, multiplication/ division etc.

IMPACT Project (Odyssey):  I am excited to see the student’s creations! Remember, students have total control of their projects as long as they address the standards covered this year in third grade. Students will need to be able to present their product and explain how it relates to third grade learning.  Projects are due this Friday, May 26th


Week of May 15   

May 15th-19th   
Dear Patriots,

I hope you all had a great Mother’s Day weekend with families! This week’s homework assignment will once again be on Study Island. I will be updating all missing work through the week. If you student was missing any assignments, please check PowerSchool for updates.  Please let me know if you need anything throughout the week.

Reminders/Important Events this week:

*Class pictures for K and 3 were accidentally not distributed by the office Friday, so if you ordered a class picture, it will go come home tomorrow!  

Monday, May 15:

  • Monday Morning Meeting 
  • 3 Day (WAVE Day)
  • Spelling homework due and Spelling test 
  • New Math, Reading, and Spelling homework go home 

Tuesday, May 16:

  • 2 Day

Wednesday, May 17:

  • 1 Day

Thursday, May 18:

  • K Day (MakerSpace)
  • Snack Money due! (lollipops)

Friday, May 19:

  • 5 Day (STEM Lab)
  • Reading homework due 

*Upcoming Important Dates:

  • May 23: Kona Ice Day (slips will go home Monday May 15) 
  • May 26: Odyssey Project due (those that finished their planning pages already took them home, the rest will finish early this week and bring them home so they can begin constructing their project), Global Fair (be thinking about an Egyptian costume for your child!), and FIELD DAY (bring change of clothes)!
  • May 29: No School Memorial Day 
  • May 31: Math EOG
  • June 1: Reading EOG
  • June 6: "Grow and Throw" Celebration
  • June 8: Honor Roll/Principal's List Ceremony at 2:00pm

Weekly Focus:

Reading: Spiral review of reading standards and finishing up/ checking our practice reading EOG test 

Cursive: Students will practice cursive in books

Science: Begin studying features of the Earth.  

Math: We will continue reviewing all standards for the EOG, especially word problems! 


Week of May 8   

 

 

Dear Patriots,

 

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Again, we have another week full of MClass Reading Benchmark testing. As mentioned last week, please help me remind your students to turn in their assignments on time with their names for full credit. Again this week, I had many students turn in homework assignments with missing names. It is very difficult for me to keep track of. Interim reports will go home tomorrow with a detailed list of all of the assignments thus far. Zeroes indicate missing work.

I have created a homework assignment for this week on Study Island. The assignment will open on Monday and will close on Thursday night. Please be sure your student has it completed. If they are unable to complete it at home please let me know. All students have their usernames and passwords. If any issues arise, please let me know and I will help.

Here is this week’s outline:

 

Monday: 2Day

Spelling Test

We are going to hold off a week on spelling words, since we have gotten a little behind. We will pick back up next week.

Weekly homework assignment on Study Island is active.

 

Tuesday: 1Day

States of Matter study guide will go home

 

Wednesday: K Day

MakerSpace

 

Thursday: 5Day

All snack money is due.

Stem Lab

 

Friday: 4Day

States of matter test

 

Learning Targets

Reading: Students will complete passages and questions to practice for the EOG while others are completing benchmark assessments and review testing strategies.

Science: We will continue learning about the states of matter.

Writing: We will begin the final draft.

Math: We will continue our math boot camp which is a review of all of the third grade standards as well as review graphing (reading data, and creating various types of graphs).

·         Please remember students should be working on their PBL projects at home. If you have any questions, please ask.

Important Dates!

May 1-19: mCLASS assessment window!

May 8-12: Book Fair

May 26: Odyssey Project due and Global Fair

May 29: No School

May 31: Math EOG

June 1: Reading EOG


Week of May 1   

Dear Patriots,

 Welcome to May! Interim reports will be going home in one week. I have several students who are missing assignments. On a  few assignments students have neglected to put their names on, or to turn in on time. Students will know on Monday if they are missing anything. All missing work is to be turned in on Friday. For parents, missing work is notated in PowerSchool with an orange M. Please remind your students to finish strong as we wrap up the school year. Lastly, I had a few questions regarding the final PBL project. The goal of this project is for students to utilize the skills and concepts learned throughout the school year and apply that information to a real- world career field. They are to be sure to cover the concepts listed on the project description sheet. I would be more than happy to review any project ideas before students begin their work. I hope this helps clarify the assignment. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact me.

Here are a few friendly reminders for the week:

Monday, May 1:

  • Monday Morning Meeting
  • 1 Day
  • New homework and spelling words will be going home.
  • Yearbooks (for students who ordered them) will also be sent home.

Tuesday, May 2:

  • K Day (MakerSpace)
  • Make up Spelling Test
  • Fractions Study Guide will be sent home to help prepare for the test on Thursday.

Wednesday, May 3:

  • 5 Day (STEM Lab--completing DAZE assessment and beginning planning our Odyssey projects!)

Thursday, May 4:

  • 4 Day
  • Snack Money due!
  • Fractions Test

Friday, May 5:

  • 3 Day (WAVE)
  • Spelling Test- students will be taking their spelling tests in cursive.

*Upcoming Important Dates:

  • May 1-19: mCLASS assessment window!
  • May 8-12: Book Fair
  • May 26: Odyssey Project due and Global Fair
  • May 29: No School
  • May 31: Math EOG
  • June 1: Reading EOG

Weekly Focus:

Reading: Students will complete passages and questions to practice for the EOG while others are completing benchmark assessments.  

Science: We will continue learning about States of Matter

Writing:  We are still focusing on opinion writing

Math: We will continue our yearly review, which is a review of all of the third grade standards.

PBL Project (Odyssey): Students should have chosen an occupation for their project at this point and know the type of product they want to create.  During our STEM lab time, students will complete a short, timed assessment during the first few minutes and will then be give the rest of the time (about 30 minutes) to research and plan for their project.  The notes generated during that time will be sent home in homework folders to aide in the production of the final product (whether it be a map, building, model, science experiment, etc.).  This final product will be due on Friday, May 26th!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

 

 

 


Week of April 24  

Hello Patriot Families,

I hope you had a great weekend! This week is another busy week for us. Please see the week’s outline below.

Weekly Reminders:

Monday: new homework goes home

                    Math Benchmark

                    Makerspace

                    New PBL project information going home

Tuesday: Reading Benchmark

                   STEM Lab

Thursday: WAVE Day

                     Spelling Test- Student will begin writing their spelling test is cursive on next week’s test.

                      New Spelling word going home

                      Snack Money Due

Friday: Field Trip to Cape Fear Museum.  If your child has a yellow shirt please have them to wear it on this day.  I would like to have students in the same color (if possible).  Please be sure if your student brings a packed lunch, unless you indicated otherwise on the permission form.

Learning Targets for the Week:

Reading:  EOG practice, and RTA makeups.

Math: Fractions/ Multiplication

 Writing: opinion writing on House Bill 13

Grammar: cursive writing

PBL: final PBL project that will be sent home on Monday focusing on the Odyssey of learning. 

Please let me know if you have any questions throughout the week. 


Week of April 17   

Hello Patriots,

I hope you all enjoyed your Spring Break! We are officially in the last nine weeks and with that being said, we are going to be busy prepping for EOG’s, Mclass assessments, and benchmarks. As you will notice in this week’s homework packet is geared towards reading comprehension and vocabulary questions that are similar to those seen on the EOG’s as well as on the RTA passages. Please be sure your student completes this packet. We will be reviewing it on Friday.

I have created an “EOG Reading Review” assignment in Study Island. This is an excellent tool students should be using to help them prepare. Students will be given time in class to complete this assignment during the week.

Lastly, as we enter the final grading period, I have set aside time for those who would like to conference. Please see the link through Sign-Up Genius. If you have any trouble, please let me know and I will be happy to help.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090948AEAD2CA6F85-spring 

As always, please let me know if you have any questions. This week’s schedule is posted below. Let’s have a great week!

 Monday: New homework packets and spelling list go home

Wednesday: WAVE Day and Spelling Test

Thursday: Multiplication Quiz (0-6 facts), all snack money is due.

Friday: All ELA homework is due! Practice Reading EOG

Learning Targets:

Reading: We are full steam ahead we work on RTA passages and review skills necessary to be successful on EOG’s

Writing:  We will continue with opinion writing. Students will be finishing their first sample piece this week.

Grammar: We are finishing up our cursive letter practice.

Math: Fractions Review

Science: Introduction to Matter

Important Dates:

4/28: Field trip

5/29-Memorial Day

5/30 and 5/31 EOG testing

6/5 Field day


Week of April 3rd  

Dear Patriot Families,

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! Thank you for making our Wax Museum a huge success. Every student did a wonderful job! Please see this week’s outline below:

A few friendly reminders:

Monday: New homework goes home

              Spelling Test

              New Spelling Words

              WAVE Day

Wednesday: Report cards go home

Quiz on Division

Thursday: Snack money due

               MAKERSPACE

Multiplication Quiz on Facts 6-8

Friday: All homework is due.

Learning Targets for Next Week:

Reading:  We will continue to work through RTA passages. This week we will also begin our poetry study.

Math: Study of Shapes and Figures

Writing: Opinion writing

Grammar: Cursive writing

Social Studies: Cultures and Timelines

STEM/PBL: Odyssey of student learning this year: Students will showcase their journey and personal discovery.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Important Dates:

April 5: All field trip money and permission forms due

April 10-14: Spring Break

April 28” Field Trip 


Week of March 27th  

Dear Patriot Families,

I hope you all had a great weekend! This week we have a busy week planned. Our 3rd quarter will be coming to an end on Wednesday and we also have our Wax Museum this Thursday night. I am very excited to see the student’s final projects J Please remind your student that if they have any missing assignments to please be sure they are completed and turned in. The last day that I can accept any late assignments is Tuesday. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. This week’s outline is posted below:

Monday, March 27:

Monday: Monday Morning Meeting, New homework sent home

Tuesday:

Display boards due for Wax Museum Project! Students will be presenting to the class.

Wednesday: MakerSpace

End of the 3rd Quarter

Thursday: STEM Lab, Snack Money is due.

Night at the Museum from 6:30pm until 7:30pm *Students should arrive at 6:15 to find where their board has been set up.

Friday: All homework is due

Final Day for Yankee Candle Fundraiser

 

Learning Targets:

Reading: Students are still working on reviewing any RTA standards that they have not yet passed. They are continuing to work on their Study Island assignments. We will begin Flex Grouping on 4Day. This will allow students additional practice in a small group setting.

Math:  We will introduce the properties of division.  

Writing: Students will be finishing up their second research essay on an African country of their choice.

Grammar: We will continue to practice our cursive writing and will studying verbs.

IMPACT: Projects are due Tuesday. Please plan to join us Thursday night.

Upcoming Important Dates:

  • Field Trip Money due April 5
  • April 10-14: Spring Break
  • Field Trip April 28 

Week of March 20  

Hello Patriots,

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! Please remember that students will need a portrait for their Wax museum projects on Monday during Makerspace. They will be working on them. Please see this week’s outline below. As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Monday: New spelling list and homework packet will go home.

Makerspace

Tuesday: Stem Lab

Scholastic Book Orders are due

Students will be finishing up their timelines and speeches.  They will be bringing these home, so that they can begin working on their boards.

Wednesday:

Math Quiz- Quiz on Area

Thursday: Early Release

**Students will be release at 12:20. Please be sure to let me know if there are any transportation changes on this day

Weekly Snack money is due.

Friday: WAVE day. Spelling Test

 

Learning Targets:

Reading: We will continue reviewing our RTA standards. Students will be working with any standards they have not successfully completed, and retesting. This week students will have a Study Island assignment to complete. Class time will be given; however, they may need additional time to complete the assignment at home.

Grammar: We will review subjects and verbs, and cursive writing

Writing: Students will continue to work on their Research writing skills. They will begin researching an African country of their choice.

Math: We will work through understanding word problems about area and perimeter.

IMPACT Project: We will meet about speeches this week and portraits will be done during MakerSpace on Monday, 3/20.

Important Events: 

Yankee Candle: March 31

Wax Museum display boards due March 28

3rd Grade Wax Museum- March 30 6:30 p.m. 


Week of March 13   

Dear Patriots,

I hope you all had a great week! Please see next week’s outline below. Please email me with any questions.

 

Monday: Stem Lab- Timeline Research, new spelling words and homework packets will go home.

Spring Picture Information will be sent home as well. 

Tuesday – Quiz on Area

 

Wednesday- Wave Day

 

Thursday: All snack money is due. Solar System Research paper is due. Students have been working on this during class.

Spring Pictures

Third Grade Music Performance 6:30-7:30

 

Friday: all homework due.

 

Learning Targets:

Math: Area

Social Studies: Culture

Writing: Research

Reading: Reviewing RTA standards

Grammar: Cursive Writing

 


Week of March 6   

Dear Patriot Families,

I hope everyone had a great weekend! We have a busy week ahead of us. Please continue to bring in permission forms and money for our next field trip.  This week, I am asking each student to complete a review assignment of Study Island for homework. The assignment will review a RTA standard that the student has not yet passed. Please let me know if you have any login issues. Students have their passwords in their agendas. I will remind them on Monday to be sure.  We have been working away on the wax museum research project. I will be sending home the graphic organizers so students can begin adding that information to their boards.

Monday: Our new homework packet and spelling homework will be going home.

MMM 3-5

Tuesday: WAVE Day…please make sure your student wears the appropriate attire.

                Spelling test and new spelling words

Wednesday: Quiz on Perimeter

Thursday:  Open notes test on the solar system

All snack money for the week is due

Friday: All homework is due!

              MAKERSPACE

Learning Targets for the Week:

Reading: We will be review the RTA standards. Students will be given the opportunity to retest on any standards they have not yet passed.

Writing: Wax museum project (timelines) and research writing

Grammar: We will continue to practice writing in cursive.

Math:  We will be continuing our study on area and perimeter.

Science: Open notes test on the Solar System on Thursday.

Social Studies: Cultures

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Important Dates:

3/9/13- 3-5 Dance 3:15- 5 p.m.

3/16/17 Music performance at Stateside at 6:00

3/20/17 Yankee Candle Fundraiser Begins

3/24/17 Items will be sent home to complete the wax museum backboard

3/28/17 Display boards brought into school for the wax museum project

3/29/17 Grading Period Ends

3/30/17 Wax museum from 6:30-7:30


Week of Feb. 27   

Hi Patriots,

This week we will celebrate “Read Across America Week “in honor of Dr. Seuss! Below I have listed each day’s theme. This week’s outline is listed below.  

 Monday, February 27:

  • 3 Day (WAVE)
  • Spelling Test!
  • DRESS LIKE YOUR FAVORITE BOOK CHARACTER (but wear tennis shoes for WAVE day!)
  • New homework sent home
  • Interim reports go home

Tuesday, February 28:

  • 2 Day (possible robotics make-up from last WAVE cycle)
  • WEAR A SHIRT WITH WORDS

Wednesday, March 1:

  • 1 Day
  • WEAR AS MANY STRIPES AS YOU CAN!

Thursday, March 2:

  • K Day (MakerSpace)
  • Snack money due!
  • BRING YOUR FAVORITE DR. SEUSS BOOK TO SCHOOL TO READ!

Friday, March 3:

  • 5 Day (STEM Lab)
  • Homework due
  • DRESS UP AS WHAT YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP!

Learning Targets for the Week:

Reading: Our last RTA standard. Making connections.

Grammar: We will continue to practice cursive writing.

Writing:  We have begun to research based writing on the Solar System.

Math: We will continue to with perimeter. Quiz will be Thursday. Wednesday’s night homework will be a review/study guide.

Science: We will be studying the outer planets this week.

STEM: We will finish our research and begin working on the timeline.

 

Just a few reminders:

Please remember that students will need a tri-fold board for their Wax Museum projects. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to go ahead and pick one up. They are available at the Dollar Tree. 

If you were unable to meet with me for a conference, I will be sending home a conference form for you to review and return.

As always, if you have any questions please let me know. 

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Week of Feb.20   

Dear Patriots, 

I hope you had a great week. Below are this week’s updates. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Monday: New homework packet and spelling list will be going home.

MMM 3-5

Science Study Guide will also be going home in this week’s homework packet.

Wednesday:  MakerSpace; Test on Division

Thursday: Science Test: Earth, Moon and the Sun; Snack money is due, STEM Lab

Learning Targets:

Reading: Main Idea

Math:  Will begin Capacity and Measurement

Science: Continuing with the Solar System

Social Studies: Impact Projects

 

 


Week of Feb. 13   

Patriots,

Please see this week’s outline below:

Reminders/Important Events this week:

Monday, February 13:

  •  STEM Lab/ Research time for the wax museum project
  • New homework sent home

Tuesday, February 14:

  • MakerSpace
  • Valentine Celebration

Wednesday, February 15:

  •  WAVE
  • Spelling Test

Thursday, February 16:

  • Early Release at 12:20pm

Friday, February 17:

  • No School for students!

Weekly Focus:

Reading: We will begin focusing on identifying the main idea.

Grammar: We will continue working our way through cursive writing.

Writing: Students will begin writing their research papers.

Math: This week we will begin division.

** Students SHOULD be practicing multiplication facts at home. The more they practice, the more efficient they will become. Students should recall these facts without using the table in their agenda. 

Science: We will continue looking into the parts of the solar system. We will be discussing the inner planets this week.

*If you have any questions, please let me know. 


Week of Feb. 6th   

Hi Patriots,

 I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Please remember conferences will be held this week. Be sure to sign up if you haven’t already. Below you will find an outline for this week. Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great week!

Monday: new homework packet will go home, new spelling list will be assigned (students are now expected to have this list in their agendas.)

Quiz on Elapsed time

Tuesday: WAVE Day

                   Spelling Test

Friday: all homework due

                MAKERSPACE

* Extra Credit opportunity will be going home- Phases of the Moon recording log

Learning Targets for the Week:

Reading: RL 3.4 academic vocabulary

Writing: Beginning research on the Solar System

Grammar: cursive writing

Science: Studying the solar system as well as the phases of the moon.

STEM:  Wax Museum Projects.

**If your student did not return his/ her form on Friday, students selected a patriot/ historical figure in class so that they could begin their research. However, I will still need the bottom half of the project letter signed and returned.**

Math: We will be revisiting a few topics this week: Subtraction (borrowing) and Rounding 


Week of Jan. 30   

Hello Patriots,

 

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Last week was a very busy week, but I am happy to say this week we will be finishing up with the benchmark assessments and getting back to our normal routines. Please be on the lookout for a conference sign up later this week. As always, please see this week’s schedule below.

Monday: WAVE Day

                   3-5 MMM

                   Spelling Test

                   New Homework packet

Tuesday: Report cards will home. Please sign and return the envelope, the report card is yours to keep.

Thursday: Makerspace, Snack money is due

Friday: STEM Lab. We will begin our research for our planet writing assignment while in the lab.

                All Homework Due

Learning Targets this week:

Reading: academic vocabulary

Math: elapsed time

Writing: research paper on planets

Grammar: cursive

Science: solar system

STEM: wax museum projects, details will follow soon.

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

*** Link for conference sign up ****

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948aead2ca6f85-2ndnine 

Please let me know if you have any trouble using the link. 


Week of Jan. 25  

Hello Patriot Families,

I hope you all have enjoyed the two days off. Wednesday will begin a new grading period as we continue completing our mid-year benchmarks. Due to the end of the second nine weeks ending, I will be sending out a conference sign up request. Please sign up so we can discuss grades, test scores, and RTA progress thus far in the year. It’s hard to believe, but we are half way through the school year!

 Many students will be continuing with their MCLASS assessments this week. Please remind you student to relax and to do their very best! This week also be completing some county benchmarks on the computer so attendance will be very important so we can get all these assessments completed during the expected time frame.  Let me know if you have any questions about the schedule for the week ahead.

Friendly Reminders:

Wednesday: K Day (MakerSpace)

Thursday: 5 Day (STEM Lab)

       Snack money due

Weekly Focus:

Reading: **We will continue completing benchmark mCLASS assessments this week!!**

We will also be working with cause and effect and trying to wrap it up as well. 

Grammar: We will be working our way through cursive writing and adjectives.

Writing: Students will complete daily writing responses.  We will start research writing this nine weeks as well. 

Math: We will touch on capacity and mass and how to decipher which units should be used to measure various containers. We will continue with elapsed time.

Homework:  There will be no homework or new spelling list this week. We will start back with those next week. 

Please let me know if you have any questions! 


Week of Jan. 17   

Hello Patriots,

I hope you enjoyed your weekend and had a great MLK Day!  We are continuing with the MCLASS reading benchmark this week. Please see this week’s outline.

Monday: no school….MLK Day

Tuesday: new homework pack goes home

Wednesday: WAVE Day, Spelling Test

Thursday: snack money due, open notes quiz on the historical figures we’ve discussed.

Friday: homework due, PBL projects due.

         *** Please remember we are working on these projects in class. Students can also bring their projects home as well. Students are required to submit an essay, poster, or recycled. Reused project, and deliver a short 3-5 minute speech (explanation).

Learning Targets this Week:

Reading: RL 3.4a Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

Writing: We will begin our informative writing assessment.

Math:  We are studying elapsed time

Grammar: We are still working with contractions.

Social Studies: We are still studying famous events and historical figures.

 Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great week! 


Week of Jan. 9   

Hello Patriot Families,

Monday, Jan.9, 2017 will be a 2 hr delay. Please plan accordingly. We have another busy week as we begin the MOY benchmarks. Please remind your student to do his or her best on the assessments and to be sure to use the strategies we’ve been practicing in class. Hope you all have a great week!

Monday: WAVE Day

          Spelling Test

          New homework packet and spelling words go home

Wednesday: Classroom Scholastic Book Orders are due

Thursday: Snack Money Due

            Makerspace

Friday: STEM Lab, Contractions quiz  

       Homework Due

Learning Targets for the Week:

Reading: RI.3.3: reading informational text to look at relationships between historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, etc.

Math: We will begin to study time this week.

Writing: Students will complete their informative writing piece this week.

Grammar: We will continue with cursive writing and contractions.

Social Studies: We will continue our studies of historical figures and events.

STEM: Respect themed PBL project. Please help students gather any materials they made need. Students will have class time to complete the project.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Week of Jan 2  

Hello Patriot Families,

 First, I would like to thank you all for your generosity and support. Our classroom holiday party was awesome! The kiddos are certainly lucky.  I hope you all enjoyed your break and were able to see loved ones and relax. We are excited and ready to get back work as we begin 2017!!

Please see this week’s outline:

Monday: New homework will go home as well as new spelling words.

Wednesday: MAKERSPACE

Thursday: STEM Lab and snack money is due 

Learning Targets for the Week:

Reading: RI.3.3: reading informational text to look at relationships between historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, etc.

Math: Fractions. A quiz will be given on Wednesday.

Writing: We will be continuing to work on informative writing and develop our stories.

Grammar: We will start studying contractions, and will be to practice our cursive writing skills.

Social Studies: Historical figures and events (classroom notes will be sent out Tuesday)

STEM: Respect themed PBL project.

Please let me know if you have any questions 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Week of Dec. 12   

Dear Patriots,

The holidays have finally arrived and we have a busy and fun week planned. Please see the schedule below. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas with family and friends. I'll see everyone back on January 2nd!

Reminders/Important Events this week:

Monday, December 12th:

  • Monday Morning Meeting (full school)
  • K Day
  • MakerSpace
  • Science Olympiad practice
  • There will not be a homework packet/ new spelling list going home this week, but a holiday writing assignment that is due on Thursday. Please continue to spelling words to prep for this week spelling test, along with multiplication facts.

Tuesday, December 15th 

  • Book Reports Due- Student have been working on these in class since mid November. I'm excited to see the final product. 

Wednesday, December 14th:

  • FIELD TRIP TO TRYON PALACE
  • *Students MUST be on time or they will miss the bus! We will leave the classroom to load the buses promptly at 8:30am.  Don't forget your lunch!!

Thursday, December 15th:

 (WAVE day) Spelling Test!

Friday, December 16th:

·      Christmas Celebration in the classroom. We will be crafting, completing holiday activities, and snacking

o  10:30-  12:00 (activities)

o  Lunch  

o  12:30- 1:30 snack and a movie

 

Learning Targets:

Reading: Folktales, fables, and fairy tales

Math: fractions on the number line and multiplication review 

Writing: Informative 

Social Studies: Historical Figures 

 

As you can see this is an exciting week. Please let me know if you have any questions :)

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Week of Dec. 5th   

Dear Patriots,

 It's December already! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. We have a few things going on this week. Please see this week’s details below.

  • Remember to send the envelope and money back this week if you would like your child to visit the Santa Shop to do their Christmas shopping.
  • Our school is conducting a canned food drive until Wednesday.  Please send any extra cans of food in with your child to help those in need!
  • Science Extra Credit is due Monday, Dec. 5th.

 

Monday, December 5th:

  • Monday Morning Meeting (3-5)
  • New homework packet will go home
  • Santa Shop (9-2)
  • Canned food drive
  • Science Extra Credit Due

Tuesday, December 6th:

  • Santa Shop (9-2)
  • Canned food drive
  • Part 3- Human Body System Quiz- Please see last week’s announcements for the notes.
  • Interims  go home

Wednesday, December 7th:

  • WAVE Day…please make sure your child wears the appropriate shoes. 
  • Spelling Test List 11
  • Last day to send in canned food for the food drive!
  • Santa Shop (9-2)
  • CiCi's Pizza Night

Thursday, December 8th:

  • Snack money due
  • Santa Shop (9-2)

Friday, December 9th:

  • Last day of Santa Shop (9-2)

Upcoming events!

  • December 12th: Full school MMM
  • December 14th: Field Trip to Tryon Palace
  • December 16th: Stateside Sing Along
  • December 19th - January 1st: Christmas Break

Weekly Focus:

Reading:  Students are really using their strategies on the RTA to please encourage it at home as well. We will still be studying fables, folktales, and fairy tales.

Grammar: Identifying action verbs and linking verbs.

Writing: informative writing

Math:  Please continue to study multiplication facts at home. We will be continuing with fractions.

Social Studies: We will begin a new unit of study on historical events and figures from our area.

Please let me know if you have any questions. 


Week of Nov. 28   

Dear Patriots,

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving break with family and friends. Please see this week’s details below.

Monday: Dogs for Dads 6:30pm

New Homework Packets will be going home along with new spelling list

Tuesday: WAVE Day- Spelling Test

Wednesday: All permission slips and money for the field trip are due!

Science Quiz- Digestive/Circulatory Systems  

Friday:  MAKERSPACE

Learning Targets for the Week:

Reading: fables and folktakes

Grammar: actions verbs and linking verbs

Writing: informative writing

Idiom of the week: “Taste of your own medicine” – Something that you’ve done to others is now happening to you.

Math: beginning fractions; Please remember to continue to practice multiplication facts at home.

Science: finishing up the human body systems

Important Dates:

12/5:  Science Extra Credit Due

12/14- Field Trip to Tryon Palace 

12/19- 1/1: Winter Break

Have a great week! Please let me know if you have any questions. 

This week's Science Notes 

Nervous System

·        Your brain is made of three main parts: cerebrum, cerebellum, brain stem

o   Cerebrum- controls walking, thinking, seeing, hearing.

o   Cerebellum- controls your balance and muscle movement

o   Brain Stem- controls many body functions like breathing and pumping blood

·        Your brain uses nerves to communicate with your body.

·        Thousands of nerves are in your spinal cord. These nerves branch off and reach every part of your body.

 

Excretory System

·        The excretory system removes waste from your body.

·        Your kidneys are an important part of this system. They act as a filter.

·        When the waste leaves your kidneys it leaves the body as urine.

·        The liver is an important part of this system. It changes harmful gasses into harmless liquids.

·        Your skin is another part of this system.

·        When you sweat. Your body removes water, heat, and chemicals from your body. 


Week of Nov. 21   

 

 

Dear Patriots, 

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We are looking forward to a great week! Please see this week's outline below: 

Monday: No new spelling list will be going home this week. Homework for the week (Monday & Tuesday) is to logon and complete at least 30 minutes of ReadingEggs. Your student should have their login cards in their agendas, if not please let me know and I will make sure your student has that information 

Monday Morning Meeting- Grades 3-5 

Makerspace

 

Tuesday: Thanksgiving activities

 

This Week's Learning Targets

Writing: informative writing 

Reading: Finishing our study on Figurative Language and our RTA passage

Science: Body System- I will post this week's notes on Tuesday 

Impact- Respect for the environment 

 

Important Dates/ News

Parent Night Out- December 2 5:00- 8:00  All payment is due Nov. 21 and is non-refundable 

Nov. 23-25 No School for students 

Nov. 21 Science Notes 

 

Digestive System Notes

 

·       The digestive system breaks down the food you eat and turns it into energy.

 

·       Salvia helps break down the food as you chew it.

 

·       Your food travels through your esophagus to your stomach.

 

·       Muscles and chemicals (acids) in your stomach break down the food in your stomach into smaller pieces.

 

·       Food will move from your stomach to your small intestine.

 

·       The food that is not absorbed into your blood will move to your large intestine.

 

What makes up the Digestive System:

 

1.    Liver

 

2.    Esophagus

 

3.    rectum

 

4.    stomach

 

5.    intestines

 

6.    gallbladder

 

7.    pancreas

 

8.    mouth

 

9.    small intestine

 

10. large intestine 

 

 

Hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving holiday! 

 

 

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Week of Nov. 14   

Dear Patriot Families,

I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend! I wanted to say a quick thank you to all of those who participated in our Veterans Day events. The turnout was amazing! Our students are very lucky to be a part of such a wonderful community. Thank you!! I will be sending out a few photos early this week.

Here are a few friendly reminders for the Week:

Monday: new homework packets will be sent home to be returned on Friday. Your student will be receiving Spelling list 10.

 STEM lab: We will begin working on our next 9 week IMPACT project. Our theme is RESPECT.

Wednesday: Chick fil A night, Quiz on Multiplication Fact 2,3,4  

Thursday: WAVE Day, Spelling Test on List 9 , sanck money is due                    

Friday: Homework Due, Math Test on Graphs

Please continue to send in field trip permission slips and money as well your signed report card envelope.

 Learning Targets for the Week:

Reading:  we will be finishing up non-fiction text features as well as working with figurative language in our Read to Achieve Passages.

Writing: developing thoughts and ideas for informative writing.

Grammar: subject and predicate

Math: working with graphs…test on Friday.

Science: body systems

Human Body System

Notes

November 15, 2016

Circulatory System Notes

·       Your heart is at the center of your circulatory system

·       Your heart pumps blood to your lungs first to get oxygen

·       Blood moves away from your heart through your arteries

·       Blood in your arteries contains oxygen. It is bright red in color

·       Blood moves back to your heart through your veins

·       Blood that moves through your veins is darker because it does not contain oxygen.

What makes up the Circulatory System:

1.    Heart

2.    Veins

3.    arteries

As always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask! 


Week of Nov. 7th   

Hello Patriot Families,

 I hope you have enjoyed your weekend.  Please see below for this week’s details.

Monday

 Report cards go home! Please sign and return the envelope!

New spelling list and homework packets will go home.

Tuesday

Human Body System Quiz (Muscular/ Skeletal systems) See below for the study guide.

Wednesday

MakerSpace- Students will be finishing up their IMPACT projects.

Thursday

Early Release at 12:20pm!

Veterans' Day festivities!  Wear your red, white, and blue!!!

Homework is due.

Friday 

NO SCHOOL!

 

Upcoming events!

November 23-25: Thanksgiving Break!

Parent’s Night Out: Dec. 2 5:00- 8:00 pm (additional forms are on the website)

Learning Targets:

Reading:  Students will be studying nonliteral text and how to use context clues to determine the meaning of idioms in fiction and nonfiction passages.

Writing: We will complete daily writing assignments using our writing rubrics to ensure we are giving complete answers with multiple details each time we write.

We will also start informative writing this week.  Students need to really focus on the structure of their stories. 

Grammar: We will finish talking about sentence types and how to combine sentences.  

Idiom of the Week: “Easier said than done” – It’s easier to say you’ll do something than to actually do it.  

Math: Students will continue working on multiplication tables.  Some students are struggling to complete 40 facts in 3 minutes.  Please make sure your child is practicing these facts at home daily!

We will begin graphing this week.

Science: Body Systems

Quiz 1 Study Guide

Students should know the follow material:

Skeletal System 

·         The number of bones in the human body

·         What bones are made of

·         The purpose of the skull, pelvis, and rib cage

·         The number of bones in the spine

·         The material in the middle of our bones

·         The purpose of the skeletal system

Muscular System 

·         The three types of muscles found in the human body and how they function

·         Joint muscles work in pairs

·         Skeletal muscles connect to bones and their purpose

·         The number of muscles in your body

·         Muscles contract and release

Have a great week. Please let me know if you have any questions. 

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Week of Oct.31  

Hello Patriots!

Please see the weekly updates!

Monday: Happy Halloween!

Monday Morning Meeting  

New homework packets go home as well as new spelling list.

           Students can wear a costume to school with no blood, gore, or mask.  We are asking students to pay a $1 donation for their costume to NEHS.

Students who need to retest on their 0, 1, 5, and 10’s multiplication facts will do so.

      Halloween Rotations: As a grade level, we will be  doing rotations. Our class will rotate after lunch.  We will not be having a classroom party.

Tuesday: MAKERSPACE Day.

Wednesday: Field Trip to NHS…please make sure your student packs a heavy snack for the morning to hold them over until we get back to school. 

Thursday: Chess tryouts…please let me know if you think your child would be interested. Snack money for the week is due.

Friday: WAVE Day (Be sure to wear gym shoes) , Spelling test 

       

Learning Targets for the Week:

Reading: RI.7…using the illustrations/photographs to find details to answer questions.

Writing: we will be starting informative writing this week.

Grammar: finishing up parts of sentences as well as types of sentences.

Math: working with multiplication facts and arrays.

Science: body systems

S.S. Students will continue to work on their IMPACT Projects.

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

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Week of Oct. 24   

Dear Patriots and Families,

This week is Red Ribbon Week!

Monday: New Homework Packets and Spelling List 7 will go home

              MAKERSPACE

          Geography Test

Tuesday: STEM Lab

Thursday: WAVE DAY

                List 6 Spelling Test

                 Snack money due

Friday: All homework due and quiz on multiplication facts (2,3,4)

 

Here is the Red Ribbon Week Schedule:

Day:

Date:

Description:

Dress Up Day:

Monday

10/24

Red Ribbon Day

Wear Red *CONTEST*

Tuesday

10/25

“We’re TOO Bright for Drugs” (Accessory Day)

Accessories – sunglasses, fun hats, neon color shirts, fun necklaces, and/or fun hair accessories

Wednesday

10/26

Drug Free is the Way To Be (STES Spirit Day)

Wear Red, Blue, and White

Thursday

10/27

Team Up Against Drugs Day (Sports Day)

Wear a college team or professional team shirt/jersey

Friday

10/28

Put A Sock on Drugs

Wear your silliest socks (make sure they are visible)

 

Monday

10/31

Don’t Be Tricked. Drugs are NO Treat

Wear a costume (no masks, no unpleasant/scary costumes, and/or fake bloody visuals…keep it clean and keep it fun)

 

*Pay $1.00 to wear a costume

*Supports NEHS

*NEHS officers will collect money from classroom    

Important Dates:

10/31 donate $1 to NEHS to wear a costume

11/2 Field trip to Northside High School

11/10 early release

11/11 Veteran's Day

11/24, 11/25 Thanksgiving Holiday

Learning Targets for the Week:

Reading: RI.7: Using illustrations/pictures to answer questions

Writing: We will be publishing our narratives this week.

Grammar:  “Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover” –Idiom

                 Types of Sentences

Math: Multiplication facts and arrays in multiplication (2, 3, 4)

Social Studies: test Monday

Science: Beginning body systems

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask

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Week of Oct. 17  

Hello Patriot Families,

Thank you to all of those who came out in support of the Fall Festival! It was so much fun, and I enjoyed seeing you all!

Here are a few friendly reminders for the week:

Monday:  Book Fair Opens…you can also purchase online at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/statesideschool1 .

Literacy Night will also be Monday from 5:00-7:00. 

Students can dress like a pirate but they need to leave ALL (fake and real weapons at home)

New homework pack will go home. Students received spelling list 6 last week.

Tuesday: WAVE Day

There will be no spelling test this week! Students will have a test on List 6 on our next WAVE day,

Math Test: Students will be tested on the following material: rounding (10’s 100’s), estimation, place value, addition, and the properties of addition.

Wednesday: Quiz on 0’s and 1’s multiplication facts. Geography study guide will be going home. 

Thursday: Early Release. Students will be released at 12:20. Please be sure to contact me by Thursday morning if there will be a change in transportation for your child on this day!

Snack money due.

Friday: Multiplication Quiz 

Homework is due each Friday!

Learning Targets for the Week:

Reading:  RI.7/ 3.4: Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)

Grammar: types of sentences

Writing: finishing our narrative stories, proofreading, editing, and final copy.

Math: Multiplication- We began last week with the 0’s and 1’s multiplication tables. We will be working on the 5’s and 10’s tables this week.

Social Studies: We will be wrapping up the five themes of geography. Students will be given a study guide on Wednesday, and we will test on Monday. 

 

Upcoming Events!

  • Book Fair: October 17-21
  • October 17th: Literacy Night (5:00-7:00pm)
  • October 18th: Chick-fil-A Night
  • October 20th: Professional Development (Release at 12:20)
  • 10/24-10/28 Red Ribbon Week
  • 11/2 Field Trip
  • 11/10 Early Release
  • 11/11 Veteran's Day

News!

Please be sure to turn in all money a forms for the field trip by the end of the week!

I have submitted the order for Scholastic for those of you who ordered, books will arrive within the next week or so. 


Week of Oct.10th  

Dear Patriots, 

I hope everyone stayed safe during the storm. Below you will find a schedule for the week. ** This schedule is tentative due to the changing weather conditions**

 

Monday:No School for students

Tuesday:No School for students

Wednesday:Full instructional day, homework packets and new spelling list will be going home. Students will have a spelling test! 

Fire - Safety 

Thursday:Makerspace and snack money due

Friday:STEM Lab, Scholastic book money is due.  

Class code ND7VH

Idiom of the week: "Hit the nail on the head"

Learning Targets:

Language Arts:  move on to RL3.3 Read to Achieve (character traits), narrative writing, and continue to work with nonliteral phrases

Math:  multiplication practice

Social Studies: patriotic project and 5 themes of geography

* If I did not meet with you for your conference last week, I will be touching base with you this week to reschedule.* 

Important Dates:

10/14 Fall Festival

10/17 Literacy Night

10/24-10/28 Red Ribbon Week

11/2 Field Trip

11/10 Early Release

11/11 Veteran's Day 

 

Please let me know if you have any questions! 

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Week of Oct. 3rd   

Hi Patriots!

It’s October already! Things are in full swing in 3rd grade. We have begun working on our RTA reading passages.  Please remember that this week conference week. If you have not done so already, please sign up for a conference time. Check your email for the link! I am still collecting field trip permission forms and funds. Please be sure your student submits both. I am also in need of one more chaperone.  If you are interested, please contact me.

Below you will find an outline for the week of October 3rd-8th

Monday: Students will receive their homework packs and new spelling list. You can find the list attached to the packet, as well as written in your student’s agenda. Today is the last day for the Charleston Wrap Fundraiser.

Your student will also be bringing home grammar study page to complete as well.  

Tuesday: Grammar Test

Idiom of the week: “Hit the nail on the head”- Student will be expected to explain its’ meaning on their List 4 test

Wednesday: MAKERSPCE/ Pictures Day!

Thursday: Weekly snack money is also due. IMPACT Day

Friday: All weekly homework is due.  Star War Read Day. Students are allowed to wear their favorite Star Wars gear.

 

Learning Targets for the Week:

Reading: RL.3: describing characters and character traits

Writing:  continuing to work our narrative writing

Grammar: plural nouns/ subject + predicate identification, parts of speech  

Spelling: Test on List 4 

Math: fluently add and subtract within 1,000 + Addition properties

Science/Social Studies: Continuing to work on IMPACT PROJECTS + 5 themes of geography 

 

 

Important Dates

 

10/3-10/6 Parent conferences (Please use the sign up genius to sign up for a conference)

 

10/5 Picture day

 

10/14 All classroom scholastic book orders and money are due

 

10/14 Fall Festival from 5:30-8:00

 

10/17 Literacy Night from 5:00- 7:00

 

 


Week of Sept. 26th  

This week's info...

Monday: New homework packets go home as well as Field Trip permission slips to our first field trip: an Opera at Northside High School.

Tuesday: Makerspace Day & Last Day of Reading Assessments

Wednesday: IMPACT  Project

We are kicking off our Patriotic themed project starting Wednesday September 28th! This is a research project in class where your child is able to choose their Patriotic topic that includes: Patriot women, Patriot men, Patriotic landmarks, Patriotic songs, and Patriotic holidays.

To kick off this exciting project based learning we are going to have a RED, WHITE, AND BLUE dress up day on Wednesday September 28th! Your 3rd grader should come in articles of red, white, and or blue clothing. We will count the articles of red, white, and or blue clothing in each class and have a competition! The 3rd grade class that has the most articles of red, white, and or blue clothing will win treats to celebrate, and bragging rights, of course! Thank you for your participation and help! 

Thursday: snack money due $.50 and interims will go home.

Friday: WAVE Day…please make sure your student is wearing appropriate attire for PE and remember, there is no snack on WAVE day.

Learning Targets for the Week:

Reading: RL.3: describing characters and character traits

Writing:  continuing to work our narrative writing

Grammar: plural nouns

Spelling: Test on List 3 (WAVE DAY… Friday)

Math: fluently add and subtract within 1,000.

Science/Social Studies: We will conclude our study on force/motion. The test will be on Wednesday.

Idiom of the Week: “Better late than never” Your student will be expected to explain this idiom on their spelling test this Friday.

You should have received an email with the SignUP Genius link. If not, please let me know ASAP. 


Week of September 19th   

 

 

Hi Patriots and Families! 

We have a busy week this week. Please check out the highlights below! 

 

Monday: New homework packets and spelling list (list 3) will be going home. 

Idiom of the week: "Better late than never"- Your student will be ask to explain the meaning of this idiom on their next spelling test. 

We will begin to Work on our IMPACT projects (famous Americans/ Patriotic theme) 

Wednesday: WAVE day and spelling test for list 2 

Thursday: Early Release: Please be sure you let me know if there is a change in your student's transportation.

 Snack money is due. Snacks are 50 cents.

 

 

Just a few important reminders!

Our Charleston Warp fundraiser will be continuing this week

October Scholastic Book Orders are due Oct. 14th - Online Class code: ND7VH

 

This week's Learning Targets: 

Reading: Continuing with RL 3.1 - using evidence from the text to support answers

Math: Rounding to the nearest hundred/ Place Value

Science: Force and Motion 

Spelling: Lists will be in student agendas as well as on their h.w. packets 

Grammar: Parts of Speech 

IMPACT: Patriot research project 

 

Please let me know if you have any questions! 

 


Week of Sept. 12th  

Hi Patriots,

Here a few highlights and updates for the week of Sept. 12- 17th

Monday: New homework packets will be distributed. If you have any questions about any homework assignment, please let me know as soon as possible, so that I can address it before the homework is due on Friday.

Tuesday: Spelling Test (List 1) & Practice BOG Activity

WAVE DAY

Wednesday: 3rd Grade BOG (Official Assessment)

Thursday: All popcorn money is due (50 cents/bag)

·         Please remember math homework is due daily. I will collect all reading and spelling homework on Fridays.

Learning Targets for the Week:

Reading: RL.1 Students will be working with using text to answer questions.  We will also continue to work on our reading assessments.  Please stress to your students the importance of focusing and trying their best.

Math: NBT.1: we will be working with rounding and place value within 1,000.

Science: force and motion: push and pull, friction, etc.

Writing: narrative writing

Spelling: new spelling list will go home Tuesday.

IMPACT: researching Patriots as well as famous American landmarks.


Week of Sept. 6th   

Hello Patriots! 

Just wanted to send out a few highlights for this week: 

  • No School Monday Sept. 5th (Labor Day) 
  • Homework will begin this week. Your student will bring home their packets on Monday. Reading and Spelling homework is due on Fridays. Math homework is due daily, so that we can review it before moving into the next lesson. Students will be writing their homework assignments in their agendas daily 
  • Thank you for bringing in supplies and sending in wish list items :) 
  • If you have not yet paid your student fees ($6) please do so as soon as possible 
  • Please remember to turn in any forms you received at Open House 

 

Learning Targets

Reading- RL3.1  Student will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as basis for the answers. 

Writing- Narrative Writing 

Math- Place Value 

Science_ Force and Motion 

Grammar- Spelling test 3 Day

 

Please let me know if you have any questions! Enjoy your Labor Day! 


Back to School  

Hello Patriot Families! 

I am very excited to begin the school year with your student. We are ready for a great year! I wanted to give you all a quick little break down of our plans for the week. 

Monday, August 29th- First Day of School! Please have your student arrive to school with his/her school supplies. We will be labeling them and keeping them in the classroom as needed. If you attended open house, please bring the remaining forms. 

Tuesday, August 30th- I will be sending home my classroom rules and expectations home on Monday with the students. Please sign the attached sheet so that I can see you received them. You may keep the remainder of the packet for your reference. 

 Wednesday, August 31st- 5 Day. The students will be going to stem lab. 

Friday, September 2nd: 3Day WAVE Day! 

Please be aware that on Monday September 5th (Labor Day) we do not have school. 

I'm looking forward to a great first week back!

~Mrs. Harshman 

Brittney.harshman@onslow.k12.nc.us


Welcome  

Hello Patriot Families! 

It was very nice to meet you all at Open House. I will be sending an email to those of you who left your email address with me. If you do not receive an email by Monday, please give me a call so that I can make sure you are in the distribution list correctly. Enjoy your last few days of summer break. I'm very excited to see all of my third graders on Monday!


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