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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


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.


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.


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!


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)

Wednesday, March 1:

  • 1 Day

Thursday, March 2:

  • K Day (MakerSpace)
  • Snack money due!

Friday, March 3:

  • 5 Day (STEM Lab)
  • Homework due

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   


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


* 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 **** 

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


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.


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:

  • *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  


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 



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


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.


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

New spelling list and homework packets will go home.


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


MakerSpace- Students will be finishing up their IMPACT projects.


Early Release at 12:20pm!

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

Homework is due.




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


          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:




Dress Up Day:



Red Ribbon Day

Wear Red *CONTEST*



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

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



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

Wear Red, Blue, and White



Team Up Against Drugs Day (Sports Day)

Wear a college team or professional team shirt/jersey



Put A Sock on Drugs

Wear your silliest socks (make sure they are visible)




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 .

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


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


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


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!