Weekly Newsletter – August 29

Good Morning! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I told the kids on Friday that they officially survived the first week of Third Grade! There are a few things to know for this week so please read everything below carefully:

What We Are Learning:

English: This week we learning the difference between fragments and sentences. We will also be learning what the subject of a sentence is and what the predicate of a sentence is.

Math: We are beginning our first unit in math this week. We are learning about place value and comparing numbers.

Bible: This year we will be learning the books of the Bible. We are starting with the first 5 books and students will need to know the order this Friday (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy). We are also going to start learning the story of Abraham!

Reading: This week we are studying what the character, setting, and plot of a story are. We will also be doing some reading comprehension and learning how to put words in alphabetical order.

Spelling: We will have our first spelling test this week. The words are listed below and our test will be on Friday. Today we are taking a practice test. Students will correct the test in class and then tonight for homework they will need write the words they got wrong three times each. They will then turn both the practice test and the re-written words in tomorrow. We will do this each week and it is for a grade. If students get everything correct on the pretest they do not have to take the test on Fridays.

Science: We are starting our unit over the environment this week. Students will be learning what their environment is and how they can help the environment.


Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Matthew 5:16 – In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Next Week’s Verse: Joshua 1:9 – Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Spelling Words: happen, lettuce, basket, winter, sister, problem, supper, subject, lesson, spelling, napkin, collar, traffic, suggest, puppet, skillet, picnic, planet, system, pumpkin. Bonus: September


Odds and Ends:

Remind 101:If you have not signed up for Remind yet please do so! Just go to this website and click on this link  (https://www.remind.com/join/4437k)  and enter your phone number. This makes it easy for me to quickly communicate any reminders that are important or anything I might have forgotten to mention in class that day.

Eagle Cards: Eagle Card packets went home on Thursday. If you have any questions about Eagle Cards feel free to contact the office. Please please please have your kids sell their Eagle Cards. This is a great fundraiser for our school and it doesn’t hurt that the kids can win a few prizes. The first turn in day is Wednesday and the first prize table is Friday!

Kids Time and Transportation Changes: Please make sure to tell your kids what they are doing after school each day. This helps our end of the day routine immensely. If there are any changes during the day, feel free to email me or contact the office.

Take Home Folder: Each night your child will be bringing home their Take Home folder. Please check this nightly for any homework and make sure it gets sent back the next day.

Homework Logs: This week we have added a homework log to our take home folders. One side will have our nightly homework (tests, quizzes, worksheets, etc) Please initial this side each night. The other side will have a space for math and reading. Students are required to do 10 minutes of XtraMath 5 times a week and 15 minutes of reading (any book) 5 times a week. I do not average times together so students must do each subject 5 different days. In today’s take home folders are instructions for signing up for XtraMath. Please follow the instructions even if you already have an XtraMath account, otherwise it does not get linked to my account and then I have no way of helping your student when they pass different levels.

Box Tops: Start sending in those Box Tops! Our first turn in date is in October.

No School: We will not have school next Monday (Labor Day) or the following Monday (Fair Day).

#forwaynecounty: In Wayne County, there are so many families that are food insecure. They have no idea where there next meal is coming from. We want to change that. Grace Church, along with the entire county, is collected canned goods to feed Wayne County. We are filling resuable grocery bags and bringing canned food to the Grace Church fair booth. We are hoping to make a difference in Wayne County and our third grade class can help! Starting Wednesday there will be some of the grocery bags in my classroom. Our goal will be to fill 10 (or more) bags by fair week! There will be a prize for our class at the end if we meet our goal 🙂 Help us make a different in Wayne County! Check out this video for more information.

Tardies: Please make sure your child is on time for school each more. I am being gracious with tardies this week, but next week students must be at their desk when the 9:00 bell rings.

Scholastic Book Club: Make sure to check out the September flyer on the helpful websites page and this blog post on how to sign up! This is a great way to order books for your students and keep them reading!

I think that is it for this week! Hope you all have a wonderful Monday 🙂

In Christ,

Mrs. Starkey



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