Third Grade Monthly News

Dear parents,

Unbelievably, we are wrapping up the first trimester and on our way to Christmas!  I look forward to meeting with everyone during Parent Conferences at the end of this month to discuss your students progress.  We continue to work on good listening skills and following directions, as well as being respectful of others.  We are focusing on the Virtues of the Month-Wisdom and Good judgment- and the 3rd SLE-Being an Effective Communicator.

The first trimester ends on Nov. 9th, and report cards go home on Nov. 27th after Thanksgiving vacation.  We have a limited amount of days in class this month due to the days off (Nov. 2nd-faculty PD, Nov. 12th-Veterans Day, and the week off for Thanksgiving).  We also have noon dismissal on the parent conference days at the end of the month.

November brings our first field trip on November 8th, a new reading log recording minutes read, and a book talk on a fiction book for their book report.  Students should continue to read nightly and try testing themselves with Accelerated Reader in the Library after they finish a chapter book.  Also, frequent practice of addition and subtraction facts is important for continued progress in math.

Please continue to check the 3rd grade Weekly News for up-to-date information.  Also, checking and verifying your student’s completion of homework by signing off in their student planner is helpful in establishing good work habits and study skills.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and you have my prayers of thanks for all that you do for the third graders and me.

Sue Arnold