Weekly Newsletter – May 22

Happy last full week of school! I can’t believe how quickly this school year flew by and that we are already in our last full week. There is a lot going on in the next few days so please make sure you read carefully.

 

What We Are Learning:

English: Today we wrapped our pronouns and fragments with small quiz. That is it for English for the year!

Reading: This week we will be doing a few review projects. We are also going to be making third grade memory books!

Math: We wrapped up math last week, so this week we will spend some time reviewing in groups.

Social Studies: We are continuing to learn about the continents and oceans. We will have a labeling quiz on Friday! I will send home a review sheet today and we are practicing in class.

Bible: We have been doing a brief overview of the life of Daniel and we will finish that up this week.

Spelling: We do have a test this week. It is review words so we do not have spelling homework.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Psalm 121: 1-2 – I lift my eyes to the mountains, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. THIS IS DUE ON THURSDAY!!!!

Spelling Words: create, medium, piano, idea, pioneer, week, weak, write, right, because, thought, taught, author, could, would, ceiling, neighbor, height, neither, deceive. Bonus: Australia

 

Odds and Ends:

Homework Logs: Homework logs were turned in today and there is no more XtraMath and reading for the rest of the year!

Library Books: A few students are still missing library books. I believe reminders went home on Friday. Library books must be returned or paid for by the end of the year in order for students to receive their report card.

Field Trip: Our field trip is on Wednesday! Reminders are going home in today’s folders.

No School: We do not have school next Monday because of Memorial Day.

Field Day: A paper went home last week asking for Field Day volunteers. If you are willing to help please send that paper back in as soon as possible or contact the office.

Report Cards: We will be sending these home the last day of school. Another reminder:  if your student is missing a library book their report card will be held until that is paid for or returned 🙂

Awards and the Last Day of School: Awards Chapel will be at 9:15 on May 30th. The last day of school is May 31st. We dismiss early that day at 12:00.

 

I think that is it! Have a great Monday!

-Mrs. Starkey

Weekly Newsletter – May 15

Good Morning! We have 11 and a half days of school left! Crazy to think about. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and got to enjoy the beautiful weather. Here are a few things to know for this week.

 

What We Are Learning:

English: We are wrapping up pronouns and fragments this week. We will review on Thursday and we will have a quiz on Monday.

Reading: This week we are working on summaries and conclusions, doing some vocabulary, and working on our alphabet books! We are coming to the end of these and they are looking so good!

Math: We are wrapping up multiplication with two and three digits this week. We have added some regrouping to what we are doing as well. We will have a test either Thursday or Friday.

Social Studies: We are continuing to learn about the continents and oceans. Students will need to memorize these and we will be having a quiz next Friday. We will be doing plenty of review in class as well!

Bible: We are going to do a quick 2 week unit over the life of Daniel. We will be focusing on Daniel in captivity and in the lion’s den.

Spelling: We do have a test on Friday. Our words all have the ei or eigh pattern.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Hebrews 4:16 – Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Next Week’s Verse: Psalm 121: 1-2 – I lift my eyes to the mountains, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. (LAST BIBLE VERSE!)

Spelling Words: ceiling, neighbor, either, eighteen, height, neither, weight, leisure, protein, freight, receive, weigh, deceive, sleigh, conceited, receipt, eightieth, neighborly, deceitful, featherweight. Bonus: Antarctica

 

Odds and Ends:

Class Chapel: Thank you for coming to watch our class chapel! All your kids did such a great job and I am so proud of them!

Library Books: All library books are due back TOMORROW! Please make sure to send those in. If your student is missing a library book their report card will be held until the book is returned or paid for. Thanks!

End of the Year Picnic: The school end of the year picnic is Friday May 19th. Please contact the office to RSVP or for details.

Field Trip: Our spring field trip will be May 24th and we are going to the Great Lakes Science Center! I will send home a few more details next Monday.

No School: No School May 29th for Memorial Day.

Field Day: A paper went home last week asking for Field Day volunteers. If you are willing to help please send that paper back in as soon as possible or contact the office.

Report Cards: We will be sending these home the last day of school. Another reminder:  if your student is missing a library book their report card will be held until that is paid for or returned 🙂

Awards and the Last Day of School: Awards Chapel will be at 9:15 on May 30th. The last day of school is May 31st. We dismiss early that day at 12:00.

 

I think that is it! Have a great Monday!

-Mrs. Starkey

Weekly Newsletter – May 8

Good Morning! I hope you all had a good and restful weekend. Here are a few things to know for this week:

 

What We Are Learning:

English: This week we are wrapping up pronouns and reviewing fragments.

Bible: We are focusing on our chapel skits this week! We are so excited for chapel on Friday!

Math: We are continuing to work on 2 digit multiplication and regrouping this week.

Science: We are taking our science quiz today and that will wrap up science for the school year.

Social Studies: Our last social studies unit will deal with the continents and oceans. We will be starting that this week.

Reading: We are continuing to work on our alphabet books! If your student is behind they may be asked to bring it home this weekend. If that is the case, please make sure that your student gets as caught up as possible.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Romans 3:23-24 – …for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Next Week’s Verse: Hebrews 4:16 – Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Spelling Words: because, though, taught, bought, touch, would, author, could, enough, sausage, fought, should, faucet, daughter, brought, laundry, distraught, afterthought, auditorium, overwrought. Bonus: continents

 

Odds and Ends:

Mile Run: Everyone did so well on Friday with their mile run! Thanks for being flexible about the weather.

Family Night: Our last family night of the year is tomorrow at Five Guys in Wooster. Come out a support our school!

Class Chapel: Our third grade class chapel is on Friday. Parents are welcome to come watch! We will be doing two different skits. Parts were assigned last week. I will send home an email either later today or tomorrow with information about costumes and props (promise it will be simple!)

End of the Year Picnic: The school end of the year picnic is Friday May 19th. More details to come!

Field Trip: Our spring field trip will be May 24th and we are going to the Great Lakes Science Center!

No School: No School May 29th for Memorial Day

Awards and the Last Day of School: Awards Chapel will be at 9:15 on May 30th. The last day of school is May 31st. We dismiss early that day at 12:00.

 

I think that is it for this week! Have a great Monday!

Weekly Newsletter – May 1

Good Morning! Can you believe it’s May 1st? Can you believe we have 1 month of school left?? We have a lot going on this last month so here are a few things to know.

 

What We Are Learning:

English: We are continuing to learn about pronouns this week. We will also be reviewing conjunctions!

Reading: This week in reading groups we are reviewing homonyms, answering comprehension questions, and writing narrative stories. It is a busy week!

Bible: We are starting the life of Daniel this week! This will take us through the end of the year.

Math: We are starting two and three digit multiplication this week. Students are excited…I think 🙂

Science: We are continuing to study the brain this week! While some have been a little grossed out, most students have loved learning about this! 🙂

Spelling: We do have a spelling test on Friday!

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse:  Psalm 9:1 – I will give thanks to your, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

Next Week’s Verse: Romans 3:23-24 – …for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Spelling Words: to, too, two, week, weak, road, rode, stair, stare, bear, bare, write, right, new, knew, their, there, they’re, weather, whether. Bonus: hemisphere

 

Odds and Ends:

Mile Run: The third and fourth graders have been training for the mile run! They will do this on Friday at 10:00. If you would like to help, please contact the office. All are free to come watch!

Box Tops: The last Box Top turn in of the year will be this Friday. Please send in your box tops by Wednesday so they can be cut and sorted!

Family Night: Our last family night of the year is next Tuesday at Five Guys in Wooster. Come out a support our school! The flyer will be posted and sent home later this week.

Class Chapel: Our third grade class chapel is May 12th. Parents are welcome to come watch! We will be doing two different skits. Parts are being assigned this week.

End of the Year Picnic: The school end of the year picnic is Friday May 19th. More details to come!

Field Trip: Our spring field trip will be May 24th and we are going to the Great Lakes Science Center! Information is in today’s folders. Please send the money in by Friday.

No School: No School May 29th for Memorial Day

Awards and the Last Day of School: Awards Chapel will be at 9:15 on May 30th. The last day of school is May 31st. We dismiss early that day at 12:00.

 

Whew! I think that is it. Have a great Monday!

-Mrs. Starkey 🙂

Weekly Newsletter – April 24

Good Morning! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. There are quite a few things going on this week, so please make sure you read carefully.

 

What We Are Learning:

English: This week we are learning about subject and possessive pronouns. We will be labeling them in sentences and memorizing the 14 pronouns.

Bible: We are continuing to learn about Joseph. Either later this week or next week we will move onto the life of Daniel!

Reading: This week we are talking about synonyms and comparing and contrasting. We will also continue to work on our Alphabet Books!

Math: We are wrapping up chapter 8 this week. We are finishing our section about time either today or tomorrow. We will have a review day on Wednesday or Thursday and a quiz on Thursday or Friday.

Science: This week we are starting our unit over the nervous system. We will be learning about the brain, the spinal cord, and our nerves.

Spelling: We do have a spelling test on Friday AND we do have spelling homework tonight.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Matthew 28:19 – Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Next Week’s Verse: Psalm 9:1 – I will give thanks to your, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

Spelling Words: create, medium, piano, idea, radio, video, studio, violin, duo, patio, rodeo, pioneer, trio, stadium, audio, audience, radiate, cereal, recreation, traditional. Bonus: handkerchief

 

Odds and Ends:

Midterms: These will be going home on Wednesday. Please be patient as I update grades this week.

Book Fair: The Book Fair is happening all week including after the Spring Program on Thursday night. Our class is going to preview books today!

Sock Drive: Middle School Student Council is sponsoring a sock drive this week. Each class is being asked to bring socks in this week and the socks will be donated to People to People Ministries. The class with the most socks will win an ice cream party! There will be a bag in my classroom that students can put socks in. Please make sure they are new socks 🙂

Spring Program: Our program is this Thursday! Students need to be in the classroom at 6:45 and the program starts at 7:00. Girls need to wear a skirt, dress, or dress pants. Boys need to wear dress pants and a collared shirt. No jeans and no pants with holes in them. Each family needs to bring 1 dozen cookies on the day of the program as well.

Mile Run: The third and fourth graders have been training for the mile run! They will do this May 5th at 10:00. If you would like to help, please contact the office. All are free to come watch!

Box Tops: The last Box Top turn in of the year will be next Friday (Maay 5th). Please send in your box tops!

Class Chapel: Our third grade class chapel is May 12th. Parents are welcome to come watch! Details will be coming home soon.

Save the Date: Our spring field trip will be May 24th! More details to come.

 

That is it for today! Have a great Monday 🙂

-Mrs. Starkey

Weekly Newsletter – October 3

Good Afternoon! I hope you all are having a wonderful Monday. We have a busy week ahead of us so please read carefully. Here are a few things to know for this week.

 

What We Are Learning:

Math: We are working on reviewing regrouping and estimating in addition this week.

Reading: This is a review week. We will be looking different concepts from the last few weeks. We will be having a reading/English test on Friday.

English: We are also reviewing this week in English.

Bible: We are continuing to work through the life of Abraham and we do have a Bible quiz on Friday. We are adding Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, and Amos. As crazy as it seems we are getting close(ish) to Christmas. One of the things we do in 3rd grade is memorize the Christmas story. We will be starting that next week! Just a heads up 🙂

Social Studies: We are studying the compass rose this week, and will be learning different directions and how to use the compass.

Spelling: We do have a test on Friday. It is a review week! There is no spelling homework tonight.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Romans 1:16 – For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. DUE ON THURSDAY BECAUSE OF FIELD TRIP

Next Week’s Verse: Luke 2:1,3 – In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. And everyone went to their own town to register.

Spelling Words:  happen, lettuce, basket, sister, pennies, plants, families, bodies, using, getting, easiest, swimming, heavier, agree, teeth, dream, proud, shower, amount, voyage. Bonus: October

 

Odds and Ends:

Parent Teacher Conference Forms: If you have not turn in your conference form, please do so by Friday!

Grandparents Day: Forms are due this week. We are getting excited for Grandparents Day next Friday and we will be doing some stuff in class next week to prepare for it. Please remember that school ends at 11:30. Students can either go home with their grandparents or be picked up, but there is no Kids Time that day.

Bus Safety: We will be having bus safety tomorrow morning. It’s just a refresher as we leave for our field trip on Wednesday!

Field Trip: More details went home in today’s folder. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Box Tops: The turn in date is Friday so please send them in by Wednesday!

 

That is it! Have a great week!

-Mrs. Starkey

 

Weekly Newsletter – September 26

Good Morning! I looked at the calendar this morning and I could not believe it is the end of September! We are halfway through the first grading period and we are moving into fall. Crazy to think about. Here are a few things to know for this week.

 

What We Are Learning:

English: This week we are learning about conjunctions! We pulled a little Schoolhouse Rock music out and are working on conjunction trains. We also had a pop quiz over the different types of sentences.

Bible: We are continuing to learn about the life of Abraham. This week we are focusing on him settling in the promise land and God fulfilling His promise to Abraham. We will also be adding 5 more books! (Ecclesiates, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations)

Reading: This week wee are learning about prefixes and suffixes and similes and metaphors. We are also working on vocabulary words that we read in our weekly story.

Math: We are starting our next chapter in math this week. We are going to be working on addition with grouping.

Social Studies: We are starting our first social studies unit this week. One of the things we use in third grade is called “Social Studies Community Weekly.” It is a newspaper that lets us focus on different social studies lessons and teaches us about different parts of Ohio!

Spelling: This week we are focusing on the “ou” sound.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Galatians 5:22-23 – But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. Against such thing there is no law.

Next Week’s Verse: Romans 1:16 – For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.

Spelling Words: proud, shower, hour, amount, voyage, choice, avoid, thousand, prowl, employ, bounce, poison, annoy, appoint, broil, however, mountain, coward, turmoil, chowder. Bonus: wobbled.

 

Odds and Ends:

Picture Day: This Wednesday is third grade picture day! If you are purchasing pictures please make sure to send the form in with your student on Wednesday.

Eagle Cards: The final turn in date for Eagle Cards was last Wednesday. However, we are very close to our goal so if you still have Eagle Cards at home go ahead and sell them! Please make sure all unsold Eagle Cards are returned to the office.

Handbooks: Please make sure that the handbook paper is returned signed this week.

Field Trip: We are going to the zoo! Information went home last week about our fall field trip. Please get money and permission slips to me by Wednesday.

Box Tops: These are due next week so please send in what you have by next Wednesday so we can get them cut!

Conference Forms: Please make sure that conference forms are sent back by October 7th. Once I have everyone’s forms in I will begin to put together a schedule.

Grandparents Day: Grandparents Day is coming! October 14th will be the day of our program and Grandparents Day. Please remember that we have early release that day at 11:30. There is no Kids Time after schoool.

 

I think that is it for this week!

-Mrs. Starkey