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Third Grade Newsletter

August 22, 2016 - August 26, 2016

Third Grade | St. Benedicts Episcopal School

Language Arts
Novel Studies and Reading

Novel: Mr. Poppers


Reading Detective:

Shurley English and Writing

Chapter 2: Subject Nouns
and Verbs
Writing: Three-Point
Expository Paragraph

Hello Third Grade Parents!

This is our first official newsletter of the 2016-2017
school year! Here you will find important information
about academics, announcements, assessments,
projects and reminders.
Each week for Spelling, the students will be given a
few sight words to memorize at home. The rest of their
spelling spelling words will be based on the spelling
rules for each week. They will not be given a list. We will
be using spelling rules to avoid memorization and see
how the children can apply their phonics skills to their
spelling. Any spelling information for each week will be
in their Spelling spiral notebooks.

Spelling and Handwriting

Sight Words to Memorize: are, as, do, four, have

Test on Friday, 8/26

Spelling Rules for the Week:

Topic 1: Place Value
(Hundreds and Thousands)
Quiz on Topic 1 (Lessons
1-5) on Friday, 8/26

1) Two-syllable words with two closed syllables (catnip,

hotdog, etc)
2) Two closed syllables including blends (disrupt,
fragment, etc)

Social Studies

A New Nation


Third Grade Newsletter

August 22, 2016 - August 26, 2016

The first monthly Reading Log will be given to the students on September 1st and due
September 30th.
The September Book Report information will be coming home with your child soon. This will
be due at the end of September.
If you would like to donate any items to our treasure box, please send them in with your child!
We would love if any parents would be interested in donating a basketball, soccer ball, and a
football to purchase as some of the larger treasure box options (These will be worth a lot of
behavior money and require months and months of saving)!

Please check your childs daily spiral and agenda daily. The agenda contains important
information regarding assessments, assignments and projects. It also contains assignments
from the day that may need to be completed as homework.
Please try to remind your student to bring two snacks each day. We are letting them know it is
their responsibility to make sure they pack them.
If your child brings home work in the Not Finished Yet section of the daily spiral, that work
needs to be finished as homework. This work should be turned in the next day.
Chapel is every Tuesday morning. Please have your child wear the chapel uniform and proper
accessories (ties and cross-ties).