Halloween Celebration

Tuesday we will be celebrating Halloween in class from 1;30 – 3. We are in need of food and paper goods donations and volunteers for our party. Please visit the link below if you are interested in signing up to help.

Sign-Ups for Halloween Celebration

Costumes can be worn on Tuesday. Please see below for the costume guidelines sent out by Mrs. Newton:

Costumes must be modest and not compromise safety standards
Skirts, dresses or shorts must be no shorter than 3” above the knee.
Shoulders and midriff must remain covered.
Bottoms must be worn high enough on waist that underwear or skin is not
No clothing that displays obscene, vulgar, lewd, or sexually explicit words,
messages or pictures.
No clothing that displays or promotes alcohol, tobacco or other drugs.

Costumes have many components to them. Your child may not be able to wear
his/her entire costume to school. Please understand. Please NO: masks, blood, gore, weapons or items that resemble weapons. Please keep face paint to a minimum as is dries out and becomes uncomfortable through out the day. Hair coloring is acceptable. Hats and headgear will be allowed as along as they do not distract the learning environment. Teachers may ask a student to remove hats or headgear.

October 23 – 27

Welcome back from Fall Break. It was great to spend time with family, and I hope you all had a great week off as well. This week is the last week of 1st term. All missing work must be turned in by Wednesday, October 25th. You can check Aspire for any missing assignments. All missing work has been sent home over the past few weeks. If you cannot find it, please let me know and I can give you another option to earn the missing points.

Our Module 1 test went home today. Overall, the students did very well. If you are not happy with your score, please review the test, fix any mistakes and return the test back to me. You can earn 1/2 the points back by reviewing and correcting your mistakes. Many students chose to do this in class today, so if your student did not bring a test home it is because they already turned it back in.

Permissions slips for our Halloween Celebration were also sent home today. Please return it by Friday, October 27th. If you would like to help with our party please send me an email. We are looking for volunteers to put together some games for the students to rotate through. A sign up sheet to help with our snacks will be sent out by Wednesday.

October 9 – 13

Today, students were sent home with any incomplete work from last week. You can look on the Work for Home page on my blog to see what the pages should look like once they are completed. Please make sure to do the pages correctly. If you have any questions please ask! The end of the term is October 27th and is quickly approaching. All late/missing work will be due no later than Wednesday, October 25th.

This week is early out dismissal on Wednesday – Friday for Parent Teacher Conference. School will be dismissed at 12:35 on those 3 days. Fall Break is next week! There will be no school October 16 – 20. Enjoy some time at home and with family!

Each day, students are using computers for Moby Max, Zearn, and other programs in both ELA and Math. It is extremely important that each student have a set of headphones or ear buds at school to use. We did have 10 extra sets at the start of the school year, and unfortunately we are now down to 2 or 3. The wires have been chewed through by being placed in mouths, ear buds have been pulled apart, and some are just missing. Please check with your student and make sure they have a working pair at school. If they do not, they need one. These are used every day throughout the entire school year. Hopefully we can get every student to have their own by the time we return from Fall Break. If a student is responsible for their own, it might help them take better care of them, and not damage or break them.

October 2 – 6

We made it to October! With the fall weather please make sure students have a jacket/coat when they come to school. Students are not allowed to stay in during recess, they will go outside (unless it’s raining) and we don’t want them getting cold. Also, PE will be held outside and they have been asked to wear jackets and bring a water bottle if they want one. PE is held on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Packets with missing work are being sent home today. The missing assignments are due on Friday, October 6th. If you need help on what the notebook page should look like, please visit the Work for Home page on my blog to see pictures of the pages. They are graded, and you can lose points if you do not follow the directions and have the correct answers. Each student is also to compete 30 minutes of Moby Max MATH during the week. They receive 30 points (one for each minute) each week towards their math grade. If they did not finish their minutes, they can make up those minutes at home this week. I have updated Aspire with their total minutes. You can check their Aspire grade book to see if they are  missing any points. Or, you can email me and I can let you know how many additional minutes they need. They were told in class today if they were missing minutes.

Each student also brought home a Task Card Hunt Re-Do page. This activity was completed in class last week. They have the option of improving their score by completing the re-do at home and bringing it back. Some students did very well and there will be no need to re-do, but several struggled and I would like to give them a chance to improve their score. Please look at their score and decide with your student if they should re-do the assignment. This is due by Thursday, October 5th. Their original score sheet (if they turned one in) is stapled to the re-do page. The Re-Do page does not have the same problems/numbers as the original assignment. If your student misplace the re-do page, you can click on the link below and print one at home.

Task card Hunt Re-Do

Thanks for all you do to support your student at home and at school!

September 25 – 29

Today missing work or incomplete assignments were sent home with the students. Please check with your student. Again, this is not “homework”. This is work that was not completed in class. There is plenty of time in class to finish the required assignments. We are focusing on learning when it is okay to talk and visit with our friends and when we should be working. Please turn in any missing/incomplete assignments by this Friday, September 29th. Also, we finished Zearn lesson 16 today. Take some extra time at home if needed to catch up. If you need a hint or reminder as to what the pages that were sent home should look like, please take a look at the “Work for Home” tab. It has links you can click on that will show you pictures of the pages.

Remember to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences. They will be held October 11 and 12th. The link to sign up for a time is listed below in the previous post.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for October 11 and 12, from 1 – 6:30. Please sign up for 1 time slot per student by clicking on the link below. Each conference is scheduled for 10 minutes. If you feel that 10 minutes is not enough time to address issues or concerns you may have, please contact us and we can schedule a time for a longer session. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you and your student.

Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up


Homework for some students started today. I don’t like to assign homework, but we are having trouble remembering when we should be working and not talking. Slips went home with the students that need to finish up their Zearn lesson. Please make sure your student works on it tonight. Each lesson has to be completed before you can move to the next lesson, so it is VERY important during class that you are working hard and not getting distracted. The link to Zearn is under the Links page on my blog. As I sort through classwork this week, homework will also be sent home for incomplete homework. If you are staying on task during class, you should never have work sent home. Thanks to those students who are working hard every day!


I am excited for this year to begin and am looking forward to getting to know each of you throughout the year.

Back to School Night is Monday August 21, from 4:00 – 6:00.

Click on the following links to access our 3rd grade disclosure and supply list.

Grade 3 Disclosure                 Supply List 2017-18