3rd Grade

Third Grade News

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Hi, parents! Cannot believe we are approaching our last week of the first quarter. Time is flying! Here is what we have going on.

  • There will be no school on Friday, October 6. This is a teacher planning day.

  • All yellow field trip permission slips (bottom half of the yellow sheet) should be turned in by Monday. Your child will not be able to attend our first field trip if we don’t have written permission.

  • Our field trip to Edwin Warner Park is next week! On Tuesday, Dwight and Morrel classes will go. On Wednesday, Marchesoni, Bray and Snyder classes will go. We will leave the school at 9:30 AM and return around 1:00 PM. Please have your child wear his or her field trip shirt and comfortable hiking shoes. Layered clothing is recommended because we will be hiking in the woods and it can sometimes get chilly. Also, please have your child bring a lunch that is 100% disposable (no glass/plastic containers or metal utensils, please). We are looking forward to our first field trip!

Here is what else we are up to!
Reading/ Writing: We will finish our two-paragraph narrative comparing ourselves to Roberto Clemente.
Grammar: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
Math: We will work on multi-step word problems (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).
Science: Ecosystems; Food Chains

Thank you!

Third Grade News

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Hi, parents!

We hope to see many of you at the Percy Priest Family Picnic tomorrow night!

In Friday folders tomorrow you will find instructions for how to pay online for all third grade field trips. We would like to collect this money as soon as possible. The link is: osp.osmsinc.com/Nashville/

Please remember to return the lower half so that your child has permission to attend all field trips this year.

Here is what we are up to this week:
Reading/ Writing: We will reread Robert Clemente and use this text to write a two-paragraph narrative comparing ourselves to Roberto.
Grammar: Adjectives
Math: Strategies to solve division problems; x4 facts
Science: Life cycles of a mealworm, butterfly, frog and plant
Social Studies: Economics

Upcoming Events:
Edwin Warner Field Trip ( More details to come!)
October 3: Dwight and Morrel
October 4: Bray, Marchesoni and Snyder

Thank you for your support!

Third Grade News

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Hi, parents!
Here is what we are up to next week!

Reading: We will read the story Tops and Bottoms and use this text to compare and contrast various characters’ points of view.
Grammar: Irregular past tense verbs
Math: Relating multiplication and division
Science: Plants
Social Studies: Economics (needs, wants, goods, services, producer, consumer)

Thank you!

Third Grade News

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Hi, parents!
Here is what we are up to next week!

Reading/ Science: Continuing states of matter and changing states of matter (focusing on freezing, melting, condensation and evaporation); mixtures
Writing: Quick writes/ personal narratives
Grammar: Action verbs and verb tenses
Math: Using arrays and commutative property to solve multiplication problems; x5 and x10 facts
Social Studies: Landforms

Thank you!

Third Grade News

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Hi, parents!

Hope everyone enjoys the long Labor Day weekend. Progress reports will be issued next Wednesday, September 6th. Please note that the 1st nine week period is unique in the fact that teachers are focusing on classroom culture and procedures. That being said, this progress report reflects only a few weeks of instruction and minimal graded work. There will be many more opportunities for your child to bring up his/ her grade.

Here is what we are up to next week:
Reading/ Science: nonfiction texts on states of matter and how matter can change from one state to another
Writing: using mentor texts to draft a beginning, middle, and end of a narrative
Grammar: simple sentences/ fragments
Math: focusing on equal groups and arrays to understand multiplication; learning x2 facts
Social Studies: landforms

We are thankful for your support!

Old West Names Due this week!

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Howdy 3rd grade parents!

Our self portrait unit is taking us back to the Wild West as students learn about artist Fredric Remington. Students will be creating "Wanted" posters for those 3rd grade outlaws wanted for good character. Your child's assignment is to come up with a Wild West name that includes a form of his or her first (called by) name and an adjective that describes a positive character trait that they are proud of displaying. Break out the thesaurus app and help your child come up with a name they love by rhyming or using alliteration! Build vocabulary and get "punny" !

Examples: Lovable Lolita, wanted for kindness, Marching Mark wanted for punctuality, Melinda Make-some-noise wanted for encouragement , Homeopathy Cathy wanted for giving comfort, On-the-go Moe wanted for volunteering, Not-Lyin' Brian wanted for being truthful...really, I could do this all day!!

**Students will need this when they come to art next week. Any slip of paper or sticky note will do and correct spellings are appreciated!

2017 Fall Sketchbook Club Sign up online!!

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Fall Sketchbook Club - 3rd and 4th grade students only

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e45adaa2ba31-2017

Are you a 3rd or 4th grader who loves Art but one hour a week at school is just not enough? Sign up for Fall Sketchbook Club with Mrs. A! During this nine week course, students will explore a variety of two-dimensional art materials while improving drawing and painting skills. Sketchbook Club will meet in the Art Room on Thursday after school until 4:15. Students will be picked up at 4:15 at the Kindergarten doorway. $200 per student which includes supplies and a sketchbook. Sign up now and pay online! Spaces are still available. Contact Mrs. Atkinson, tinaatkinson@yahoo.com with questions or for more information.

Class Dates will be:

  • September 7
  • No Class September 14
  • September 21
  • September 28
  • October 5
  • No Class October 12 for Fall break
  • October 19
  • No Class October 26- Mrs. A will receive her award!
  • November 2
  • November 9
  • November 16
  • No Class November 23 or 30
  • December 7 will be our last meeting

Earth Club

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Join up this school year to help take care of our community and Earth!

Kids for a Clean Environment (FACE) is a kids club teaching kids about the environment and leadership. We’ll have lots of activities focused on outdoor fun and building leadership skills. Our activities will include planting in the Percy Priest gardens and trees around the school, making recycled paper and learning about recycling, creek exploration and clean up, and much more!

Kids FACE is open to 1st  through 4th graders, we’ll meet rain or shine on Thursday’s after school until 4:15. We have 15 slots so join now! Our first meeting will be Thursday, September 7th . The cost for joining is $20 to help pay for snacks, drinks and other club supplies.

Email Melissa Hood at moepoehood@gmail.com to sign up and for more information.

3rd Grade News

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Hi, families!

  • A friendly reminder that students WILL report to school on Friday, September 1st.
  • We would prefer that students please refrain from completing written homework on the bus. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher.
  • Please pay for student supplies using the following link: http://osp.osmsinc.com/nashville/


Here is what we are up to this week:
Reading: We will be analyzing character traits with the text The Trial of Cardigan Jones.
Grammar: Students will compare and contrast abstract and concrete nouns.
Math: We will review three-digit addition and subtraction with regrouping and rounding to the nearest ten and hundred. We will also continue to strengthen our addition fact fluency.
Social Studies: We will finish our map skills unit and focus on latitude/longitude and map scale.

Third Grade News

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Hi, parents!

Hope everyone enjoys the long weekend. Reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, August 21st because of the eclipse. Also, MNPS has decided that students WILL report on Friday, September 1st.

Here is what we will be focusing on next week:
Reading: We will use the text Roberto Clemente to analyze character traits.
Grammar: We will focus on plural nouns.
Writing: Students will complete teacher-led quick writes to prepare for our upcoming narrative piece.
Math: We will focus on three-digit addition and subtraction with regrouping.
Social Studies: We will wrap up our unit with continents and oceans and move on to map skills (focusing on map legends/keys and cardinal/intermediate directions).