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Third Grades Weekly Newsletter

October 24, 2016

Lanier Elementary School

Dates to Remember!

October 24 28 Red Ribbon Week

October 27th Picture make up day
November 8th NO SCHOOL Election Day
November 21st 25th NO SCHOOL
December 9th Polar Express Night (5-8)


This Week in School

Math- Distributive property of multiplication, number
patterns, partial product
Reading- review literary elements of a story, review
determining character traits and citing evidence from the
text, tune into interesting words and determine meaning
by using a dictionary
Writing- -identify the components of realistic fiction, write
narrative stories, organize event sequence, use dialogue and
descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to show
characters responses, provide a sense of closure
Grammar: identify and use apostrophes in quotations and
Science: Review heat and take heat assessment
Social Studies: identify the 3 levels of government (local,
state, national), -explain the services and roles of each


All students are now working on their multiplication math
facts. Your child should be practicing 5 to 10 minutes each
night on these facts. Please see the websites below for
math fact practice help or the sheet in their TEAM Binder.

Helpful Websites to Use At Home math practice sheets Launch Point Link Students can access
FASTT Math (HMH) and many other websites from this
link. They must log in with their 6-digit student id.

Red Ribbon Week
October 24October 28 2016
Oct. 24 - Team Up Against Drugs! Wear your team
Oct. 25th - I Can Be Anything I Want to Be- Drug Free!
Dress up in a career outfit showing off what you want to be
when you grow up
Oct. 26th - Wear Red Day!
Oct. 27th - Dress up 80s style!
Oct. 28th - Dress like a super hero! No masks allowed at



Third Grade is in need of 4 pumpkins, one for

each homeroom. We have a very fun and
educational activity planned for Friday,
October 28th. Please contact your childs
teacher if you can send in a pumpkin. Thank
you- Third Grade Teachers.

For the 2nd 9 weeks we have implemented
the No Excuses Policy for writing in all
This means that every student is responsible for:
making sure their name is on the paper, capital letters
are where they belong (at the beginning of a sentence,
I not i and for a proper noun), no unnecessary
capitals (middle of a sentence or word) and every
sentence has the correct punctuation. One point will
be deducted from the overall grade for each

Reading Bingo Boards
We are now accepting the Orange Reading
Bingo Boards. The next Reading Celebration is
scheduled for this Friday, October 28th. It will
be a Just Dance Party. If you have not
received the orange board, make sure you
complete the Red Bingo Board ASAP so you
can get started on the orange.
Homework Written AssignmentsAll due by Friday
Math Math Sheet - one page of the skills we are working
on each week (Due Friday)
Spelling Homework Begins this week! Spelling tests will
be given each Friday. The words for this week are: whole,
bowl, point, moist, coin, spoil, join, boy, toy, joy, animals,
different, first, said, when
RAH Log (Read at Home) - Complete RAH log each night
Monday through Thursday, recommendation is 15-20
minutes. Record the books read on RAH Log in T.E.A.M.
MAH (Math at Home) - Initial agenda, complete math facts
practice each night Monday through Thursday,
recommendation is 5-10 minutes math facts practice.
Dojo Tracker Please sign each Friday!