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March 26th-March 30th  

Dear Families,

                The final countdown to spring break is upon us. This upcoming week we will be celebrating this spring season with some exciting and engaging reading and math spring activities. These activities are explained in the “Academics” section below. Spring pictures are this upcoming Tuesday. I can’t wait to see our students dressed in their best spring outfits. Just a reminder we have our field trip to Sturgeon City this Thursday and there is no school on Friday. For our field trip on Thursday, if you signed your child up to bring their own lunch please don’t forget to send them with one. It is important for students to arrive at school promptly at 8:00am on Thursday because we will be departing for the field trip soon after students arrive. There will be no spelling words or reading response this week due to the short week. Students WILL have homework. I will be sending home a reading and math challenge for spring break to encourage students to read and practice their math facts during break. This is not for a grade, but prizes will be rewarded for students that return both the reading and math challenge. Thank you for your support! Have a wonderful Spring Break! If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

                                                                                  Sincerely,

                                                                                         Ms. Myers

                                                                                              

Reminders:

  • We eat snack every day at 9:30. Please make sure you are sending in a snack for your child because we don’t eat lunch until 12:15.
  • Laptops should be charged nightly and brought to school every day.
  • Students should be reading 20min/night and practicing multiplication facts every night.
  • Please check your child’s STAR binder every night and remove any papers in the “Keep At Home” side of the binder. Papers should not be piling up inside of their binders.
         
                                                                  Upcoming School Events:
  • March 27th Spring Pictures
  • March 29th Sturgeon City Field Trip
  • March 30th-April 8th Spring Break
  • April 12th Report Cards Go Home
  • April 13th Military Child Recognition/ Wear Purple
  • April 16th Awards Day & Book Fair Begins
  • Global Open House 5-7pm
        
        

Academics:

Math: Students will be assessed on telling time and elapsed time this week. We will be doing a review jeopardy game to help students practice these skills before they are assessed. We will also be doing a math egg hunt around our room. Students will find eggs and answer the math questions inside each egg. These questions will be a review of all the math skills we have learned this year.

Reading: Our reading stars will be reading spring-themed passages about candy peeps and jelly beans. We will be completing different reading activities on these stories including main idea, summarizing, and sequencing.

Word Study: There will be no spelling words this week.

Writing: Students will be working on a spring writing activity/craft. They will have an opportunity to write a narrative story and complete a craft to go along with their story.

Science: Our scientists are continuing our human body unit by focusing on the five different purposes of having bones. Students will be making a skeleton model to learn the main bones in our body.

Social Studies: There will be no Social Studies this week due to the short week.


March 19th-March 23rd  

Dear Families,

                This upcoming week students will be taking their 3rd nine weeks math and reading benchmarks. This benchmark will have questions focusing on skills we have learned up to this point in the year. They complete these assessments on their laptops, so PLEASE make sure students have their laptops charged and ready to go for each day. CFIE’s Field Day will be on April 20th. Students will have the opportunity to purchase a field day shirt to wear to this event. Attached to this email you will find the flyer/order form. If you wish to purchase this shirt, please send in the form and $10 by March 23rd. Some of our students have lost/misplaced their colored pencils. If you can please send some in with your child so that they may complete different activities in the classroom, that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support! If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

                                                        Sincerely,

                                                               Ms. Myers

                                                                                              

Reminders:

  • Missing homework and reading responses are becoming a more common thing. This is beginning to affect grades immensely.
  • We eat snack every day at 9:30. Please make sure you are sending in a snack for your child because we don’t eat lunch until 12:15.
  • Laptops should be charged nightly and brought to school every day.
  • Students should be reading 20min/night and practicing multiplication facts every night.
  • Please check your child’s STAR binder every night and remove any papers in the “Keep At Home” side of the binder. Papers should not be piling up inside of their binders.
         
                                                                   Upcoming School Events:
  • March 19th-23rd 3rd Nine Weeks Benchmarks
  • March 27th Spring Pictures
  • March 29th Sturgeon City Field Trip
  • March 30th-April 8th Spring Break
  • April 12th Report Cards Go Home
  • April 13th Military Child Recognition/ Wear Purple
  • April 16th Awards Day & Book Fair Begins
  • Global Open House 5-7pm
        
        

Academics:

Math: Students will be engaging in an elapsed time detective project to help them practice their telling time and elapsed time skills. This project will allow students to work over several days on solving problems and clues to determine different mysteries they are given. This is an engaging project that will allow students to work in teams to master their time skills. Please continues working with students on elapsed time using their daily schedule at home.

Reading: Our reading stars will be working hard on spring passages and questions. We will be reading about different spring topics such as Hummingbirds, flowers, and butterflies. Students will work together to answer questions about these stories and focusing on finding main idea of these nonfiction texts.

Word Study: We will do different spelling activities every morning for morning work to practice their twelve spelling words. This week we will be studying the suffixes y, al, able, and ible. These activities include sorting their words, rainbow write, using their words in sentences, pyramid words, and hangman. Students will be responsible for knowing their words and will be assessed on Friday.

Writing: Students wrote a rough draft opinion piece on whether they think homework should be implemented or not. Students stated their opinion and provided reasons and examples for their point of view. This upcoming week, they will edit their opinion pieces with two different partners before completing their final draft. Students will publish their opinion writing and share it with peers.

Science: Our scientists are beginning a new Science unit on the human body. Students will explore the skeletal structure and the different functions of each piece through different hands-on activities.

Social Studies: We are continuing our immigration unit through research of different countries. Each student is researching a different country by gathering information using books and their laptops. Students are reporting the information they find on a poster that is split into different sections guided by questions about their country.

 


March 12th-March 16th  

Dear Families,

                It was exciting celebrating the Jamaican culture and International Women’s Day this week! I appreciate the involvement amongst our classroom family. If you are interested in chaperoning our Sturgeon City field trip at the end of this month, please let me know ASAP. I have two more chaperone spots open and they will go to the first two people that respond. We will be learning about St. Patrick’s Day on Friday through different reading and math activities. I sent home a survey this week asking about family backgrounds. We will be using the information gained from these surveys to begin our next Social Studies unit on immigration. Thank you for those of you that have returned them in already. If you have not returned the survey yet, please make sure it is turned in by this upcoming Monday, March 12th. This information will be used by students for an engaging research project. Thank you for your support! If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

                                                                                               Sincerely,

                                                                                                        Ms. Myers

                                                                                              

Reminders:

  • Students have ALL week to complete their 3 pages of homework. It is due every Friday morning and late work is not accepted. When missing homework becomes a habit, it greatly affects grades.
  • Please check your email on a regular basis. This is the best way to communicate with families and the way I get important information out to you every week.
  • We eat snack every day at 9:30. Please make sure you are sending in a snack for your child because we don’t eat lunch until 12:15.
  • Laptops should be charged nightly and brought to school every day.
  • Students should be reading 20min/night and practicing multiplication facts every night.
  • Please check your child’s STAR binder every night and remove any papers in the “Keep At Home” side of the binder. Papers should not be piling up inside of their binders.
         
                                                                    Upcoming School Events:
  • March 19th-23rd 3rd Nine Weeks Benchmarks
  • March 27th Spring Pictures
  • March 29th Sturgeon City Field Trip
  • March 30th-April 8th Spring Break
  • April 12th Report Cards Go Home
  • April 13th Military Child Recognition/ Wear Purple
  • April 16th Awards Day & Book Fair Begins
  • Global Open House 5-7pm
        
        

Academics:

Math: Students are continuing to work on elapsed time. We will be completing a movie project, where students will be given a movie menu with different movie times and they will have to complete elapsed time questions based on the movie menu. At home, you can help with this by incorporating elapsed time on a regular basis by using your child’s daily schedule.

Reading: Our reading stars are working hard on cause and effect within a text. We are working on how to identify what events happen in a story and why they happen through different nonfiction and fiction texts. This allows students to identify the relationship between sentences and paragraphs in a story.

Word Study: We will do different spelling activities every morning for morning work to practice their twelve spelling words. This week we will be studying the suffixes ly, less, ness, ful, and ily. These activities include sorting their words, rainbow write, using their words in sentences, pyramid words, and hangman. Students will be responsible for knowing their words and will be assessed on Friday.

Writing: This past week we began our opinion writing unit and wrote our first opinion piece as a class. This upcoming week, students will read an article with two different point of views and will be creating their own opinion about the topic to write their own opinion piece. Students are being taught to state their opinion, reasons to back up their opinion and examples of their reasoning.

Science: Our scientists will be wrapping up our learning on forces, motions, and simple machines this week. We will be reviewing what we have learned over the past few weeks and taking an assessment. We completed a study guide for this assessment and students have it in their STAR binder to study before our assessment.

Social Studies: We will be starting a global unit on immigration where we will use the survey sent home. Once each student has discovered where their ancestors came from, they will be completing a research project on that region. They will gather different pieces of information to put together a project to present to the class.


March 5th-March 9th  

Dear Families,

                Thank you for your participation in Read Across America Week! It was a joy to see students participate in the dress up days and book drive. Sturgeon City field trip permission slips are due this upcoming Monday, March 5th. If students do not turn in both permission slips and their $6 by this date, they will unfortunately not be able to attend. This upcoming Wednesday, March 7th, our school will be celebrating the Jamaican culture with different activities and by dressing in Jamaican colors. Students are encouraged to wear black, green, and gold on this day. It is that time of year where students need to be reminded of expectations and rules on a regular basis. We have been reviewing how to be a role model student and the importance of continuing to work hard. I always tell the kids my two biggest principles are respect and kindness and I want them continuing to show these things as the year continues. I would love if you could go over these expectations at home as well.  Thank you for your support! If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

                                                               Sincerely,

                                                                      Ms. Myers

                                                                                              

Reminders:

  • Students have ALL week to complete their 3 pages of homework. It is due every Friday morning and late work is not accepted. When missing homework becomes a habit, it greatly affects grades.
  • Please check your email on a regular basis. This is the best way to communicate with families and the way I get important information out to you every week.
  • We eat snack every day at 9:30. Please make sure you are sending in a snack for your child because we don’t eat lunch until 12:15.
  • Laptops should be charged nightly and brought to school every day.
  • Students should be reading 20min/night and practicing multiplication facts every night.
  • Please check your child’s STAR binder every night and remove any papers in the “Keep At Home” side of the binder. Papers should not be piling up inside of their binders.
         
                                                Upcoming School Events:
  • March 5th Sturgeon City Permission Slips Due
  • March 19th-23rd 3rd Nine Weeks Benchmarks
  • March 27th Spring Pictures
  • March 29th Sturgeon City Field Trip
  • March 30th-April 8th Spring Break
        
        

Academics:

Math: Students will begin our telling time and elapsed time unit this upcoming week. Students will need to identify the time to the nearest minute on an analog clock. For elapsed time, they will be given a beginning time and an end time and they will have to determine how many hours and minutes have passed. They also will be given a start time and given a number of hours and minutes that have passed, and they will be required to tell the end time and vice versa. At home, you can help with this by incorporating elapsed time on a regular basis by using your child’s daily schedule.

Reading: Our reading stars are beginning to find the connection between sentences and paragraphs by identifying a relationship of compare/contrast, sequencing, or cause and effect. Students will be reading short nonfiction stories on different topics and will be highlighting the relationship between sentences and paragraphs in each story.

Word Study: We will do different spelling activities every morning for morning work to practice their twelve spelling words. This week we will be studying word endings ed and ing. These activities include sorting their words, rainbow write, using their words in sentences, pyramid words, and hangman. Students will be responsible for knowing their words and will be assessed on Friday.

Writing: Students will be introduced to opinion writing this week. We will be reading an article about whether school should start later or not. After reading the article, we will choose which side we agree with and write an opinion paper supporting that side. This week we will be completing this opinion writing class to demonstrate what opinion writing looks like before students write an opinion piece on their own.

Science: Our scientists are continuing our studies on simple machines. We will be making a simple machines booklet that will include all six simple machines. Students will have to define each simple machine and draw real life examples of each machine. They will also be completing a study guide for their forces/motions and simple machines assessment that will be given the following week.

Social Studies: We will be starting a global unit on immigration. A survey will be sent home to help us identify where each family comes from to kick off our immigration research unit. Please fill out the survey ASAP and return it to school to help us begin learning about different cultures and backgrounds.

 


February 26th-March 2nd   

Dear Families,

                I can’t believe we will be entering March this upcoming week. The weather this week made it feel like spring will be here quicker than we may think/hope. Our classroom family has been so busy learning and growing together. It truly is a joy spending each day with them and watching them grow academically and personally. This week kicks off Read Across America Week. We will be celebrating with different themes/activities each day. Please see the attached flyer for each day’s special attire. During this week we will be participating in various reading activities to celebrate our reading including reading outside, reading “in the dark”, Dr. Seuss crafts, and more. Don’t forget Sturgeon City field trip forms are due by March 5th. Please send in BOTH permission slips and the $6 as soon as you can. Thank you for your continued support! If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

                                                                                          Sincerely,

                                                                                                 Ms. Myers

                                                                                              

Reminders:

  • Students have ALL week to complete their 3 pages of homework. It is due every Friday morning and late work is not accepted. When missing homework becomes a habit, it greatly affects grades.
  • Please check your email on a regular basis. This is the best way to communicate with families and the way I get important information out to you every week.
  • We eat snack every day at 9:30. Please make sure you are sending in a snack for your child because we don’t eat lunch until 12:15.
  • Laptops should be charged nightly and brought to school every day.
  • Students should be reading 20min/night and practicing multiplication facts every night.
  • Please check your child’s STAR binder every night and remove any papers in the “Keep At Home” side of the binder. Papers should not be piling up inside of their binders.
         
                                                                   Upcoming School Events:
  • February 26th Read Across America Week Begins
  • March 5th Sturgeon City Permission Slips Due
  • March 19th-23rd 3rd Nine Weeks Benchmarks
  • March 27th Spring Pictures
  • March 29th Sturgeon City Field Trip
  • March 30th-April 8th Spring Break
        
        

Academics:

Math: Students have been working hard with area and perimeter. This upcoming week, we will be completing an area and perimeter math project. Students will draw a zoo with different animal enclosures on graph paper. They will be required to find the area and perimeter of each animal enclosure in their zoo. We will be playing perimeter and area jeopardy before being assessed on Thursday.

Reading: Our reading stars are continuing to compare and contrast two stories on the same topic. This week we will be reading to different stories on the benefits and the harm of watching television. Students will compare and contrast the two different stories using venn diagrams and comprehension questions.

Word Study: We will do different spelling activities every morning for morning work to practice their twelve spelling words. This week we will be studying words that have silent letters in their spelling pattern; ce, ci, and cy. These activities include sorting their words, rainbow write, using their words in sentences, pyramid words, and hangman. Students will be responsible for knowing their words and will be assessed on Friday.

Writing: Students will continue their informational writing piece where they are comparing two different topics. This past week they completed their rough draft. Now they will be working with different partners to edit their peers’ writing using a rubric and then students will write their final draft to turn in at the end of the week.

Science: Our scientists are continuing to study forces and motions. We will be participating in a webquest where students will research different simple machines (ex: pulleys, levers, and inclined planes). They will follow a webquest to different websites and videos to explore each simple machine in more detail.

Social Studies: This week we are wrapping up our African American History studies with looking at the life and accomplishments of George Washington Carver. We will be reading a story about him and creating a poster of the information we learn from the book and from the research we will be doing. At the end of the week, students will be assessed on the important African American influences we have learned about this past month.

 


February 19th-23rd  

Dear Families,

                This past week we celebrated the 100th day of school! It is crazy to think we have been growing and learning together for 100 days as a classroom family. As we continue this year, please help me encourage students to keep working hard and to keep going strong as the curriculum will continue to be rigorous. Students have so much more growth to make/show and this will only be possible with hard work and dedication. As a class, we have discussed the importance of turning work in on time and completing work as a class. Just a reminder that no late work is accepted unless the student is absent. If a student does not turn in work, they receive a zero which can begin affecting their grade when it becomes a repetitive habit. Field trip permission slips were sent home for Sturgeon City on Monday. Both permission slips and money are due back by Monday, March 5th. I would love for all students to attend this exciting field trip, so please make sure it is turned in on time. Interim reports will be sent home this upcoming week. Please make sure to sign them and return them ASAP. I am in the process of conferencing with every family. If you cannot attend your original time and date, please let me know so that we can reschedule. Thank you for your continued support! If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

                                                                                                 Sincerely,

                                                                                                         Ms. Myers

                                                                                              

Reminders:

  • Sturgeon City permission slips are due Monday, March 5th.
  • Please check your email on a regular basis. This is the best way to communicate with families and the way I get important information out to you every week.
  • Late work is not accepted, unless a child is absent and requires time to make-up the work.
  • We eat snack every day at 9:30. Please make sure you are sending in a snack for your child because we don’t eat lunch until 12:15.
  • Laptops should be charged nightly and brought to school every day.
  • Students should be reading 20min/night and practicing multiplication facts every night.
  • Please check your child’s STAR binder every night and remove any papers in the “Keep At Home” side of the binder. Papers should not be piling up inside of their binders.
         
                                                                       Upcoming School Events:
  • February 19th Jump Rope for Heart Begins
  • February 23rd Popcorn Friday/Interim Reports Go Home
  • February 26th Read Across America Week Begins
  • March 5th Sturgeon City Permission Slips Due
  • March 19th-23rd 3rd Nine Weeks Benchmarks
  • March 27th Spring Pictures
  • March 29th Sturgeon City Field Trip
  • March 30th-April 8th Spring Break
        
        

Academics:

Math: Students were assessed on Geometry this past week (shapes, lines, and angles). We are going to begin learning about perimeter (adding up the sides of a shape) and area (multiplying the sides of a shape). It is vital for students to be fluent with adding and subtracting to be able to do well with perimeter and area. Please continue working with your students on addition and multiplication at home.

Reading: Our reading stars are continuing our nonfiction unit with comparing two texts on the same topic. This week we will be reading two different texts about owning a pet and students will be comparing the two different texts. We will be practicing this skill through using Venn Diagrams and answering comprehension questions.

Word Study: We will do different spelling activities every morning for morning work to practice their twelve spelling words. This week we will be studying words that have silent letters in their spelling pattern; ge, gi, gy, and hard g. These activities include sorting their words, rainbow write, using their words in sentences, pyramid words, and hangman. Students will be responsible for knowing their words and will be assessed on Friday.

Writing: Students will continue their informational writing piece where they are comparing two different topics. They have chosen two things they want to compare and they are in the process of writing a rough draft before they begin editing their writing with a peer.

Science: Our scientists are studying forces and motions. This past week we wrapped up our Winter Olympics forces and motions unit. We will now begin using interactive books online to study forces and motions even further. Students will be reading books online collecting information on forces and motions and applying that knowledge to hands-on activities. We are looking at how the forces of push, pull, and gravity affect different objects.

Social Studies: This week, we are continuing our African American History unit. This week we will be studying Jesse Owens through videos, reading texts, and research. We will be looking at how he influenced American history and his contributions to our society.

 


February 12th-16th  

Dear Families,

                Thank you for sending conference forms and report card envelopes back in a timely manner. Over the next few weeks we will be meeting for conferences and I will send home reminders the week of your conference with the date and time. This upcoming week is Valentine’s Day and we will be celebrating at the end of the day. Students can bring in cards/treats for their peers and we will be making Valentine’s bags to hold our cards/treats. If your child brings in cards/treats, they must bring in one for each student in our class and I will be sending home a list of names in our classroom. Also beginning on Monday ALL student laptops will be collected for the whole week to begin the reimaging process to complete the anti-virus protection. Students will be without their laptops for the week and we are hoping they will have them back by Friday. Thank you for your continued support! If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

                                                                                            Sincerely,

                                                                                                    Ms. Myers

                                                                                              

Reminders:

  • Jump Rope for Heart fundraising forms were sent home and the event is the week of February 19th in P.E class.
  • Late work is not accepted, unless a child is absent and requires time to make-up the work.
  • Laptops should be charged nightly and brought to school every day.
  • Students should be reading 20min/night and practicing multiplication facts every night.
  • Please check your child’s STAR binder every night and remove any papers in the “Keep At Home” side of the binder. Papers should not be piling up inside of their binders.
         
                                                                  Upcoming School Events:

 

  • February 14th Classroom Valentine’s Celebration
  • February 19th Jump Rope for Heart Begins
  • February 23rd Popcorn Friday
  • February 26th Read Across America Week Begins
         

Academics:

Math: Students will be reviewing Geometry skills that we have been learning the past couple of weeks and will have their Geometry assessment this week on Wednesday. We will be beginning our area and perimeter unit this week. Students will have to identify the perimeter (measurements of the outside of a shape) and area (measurements of the inside of a shape) of different types of polygons.

Reading: Our reading stars are continuing our nonfiction unit with extending our main idea knowledge through comparing and contrasting. Students will be comparing the main ideas and details of two texts on the same topic. We will be reading nonfiction stories and looking at how the main points in the texts are similar and how they are different.

Word Study: We will do different spelling activities every morning for morning work to practice their twelve spelling words. This week we will be studying words that have silent letters in their spelling pattern; mb, gnwr, kn, stle. These activities include sorting their words, rainbow write, using their words in sentences, pyramid words, and hangman. Students will be responsible for knowing their words and will be assessed on Friday.

Writing: Students have completed the editing process with their biography and are wrapping up their final draft. Students will be publishing their final draft and sharing it with their peers. Our next writing topic will be an informational writing piece where students will have the opportunity to complete a comparing and contrasting writing assignment. Each child will choose two things they want to compare and write a paper sharing how those two things are alike and different.

Science: Our scientists are studying forces and motions. With the Winter Olympics underway, we are studying each sport in the Olympics and how force and motion is used in each sport. Students are studying these forces and motions through videos, hands-on experiments, and reading stories about the sports.

Social Studies: This week, we are continuing our African American History unit. This week we will be studying Frederick Douglass through videos, reading texts, and research. We will be looking at how he influenced American history and his contributions to our society.


February 5th-9th   

Dear Families,

          Happy February! Please review your child’s report card and send it back signed along with a conference time that works best for you. I intend to conference with each family to share your child’s mid-year growth with you. Thank you so much for everybody that sent in school supplies for our classroom and food items for our Soup-er Bowl Food Drive. You all are amazing and greatly appreciated! Our class also won Box Tops for the nine weeks, so our students will be getting Rita’s as a reward tomorrow at lunch. YUM! This upcoming week is 3rd grade awards. If your child is receiving Principal’s Honor Roll (All A’s) or Honor Roll (A’s and B’s) you will receive an email by tomorrow and we would love for you to join us for Awards Day on Thursday at 8:30am. It will be a night full of dancing, food, and lots of joy! Thank you for your continued support! If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

                                                             Sincerely,

                                                                    Ms. Myers

                                                                                              

Reminders:

  • Jump Rope for Heart fundraising forms were sent home and the event is the week of February 19th in P.E class.
  • Late work is not accepted, unless a child is absent and requires time to make-up the work.
  • Report cards need to be signed and returned ASAP.
  • Valentine’s forms and money are due.
  • Laptops should be charged nightly and brought to school every day.
  • Students should be reading 20min/night and practicing multiplication facts every night.
  • Please check your child’s STAR binder every night and remove any papers in the “Keep At Home” side of the binder. Papers should not be piling up inside of their binders.
         
                                               Upcoming School Events:
  • February 5th PTO Love Grams
  • February 8th Awards Day
  • February 9th Valentine’s Dance
  • February 14th Classroom Valentine’s Celebration (more details to come)
  • February 19th Jump Rope for Heart Begins
  • February 23rd Popcorn Friday
  • February 26th Read Across America Week Begins
        
        

                                                      Academics:

Math: Students will continue our Geometry unit with classifying quadrilaterals and triangles. Students will be sorting the different polygons based on their sides and angles. Our Geometry unit is a lot of vocabulary. I created Geometry Simon Says to help students learn their vocabulary. I will be sending home a list of geometry vocabulary, so that you can play Geometry Simon Says with your students to help them review.

Reading: Our reading stars are returning to nonfiction literature to work with main idea more in depth. We will be reading various nonfiction literature to practice identifying main idea and supporting details. This is a challenging concept. Encourage students to read nonfiction stories at home and have them determine what the story is mostly about using one sentence (main idea).

Word Study: We will do different spelling activities every morning for morning work to practice their twelve spelling words. This week’s words have the spelling pattern gh, ph, and f. These activities include sorting their words, rainbow write, using their words in sentences, pyramid words, and hangman. Students will be responsible for knowing their words and will be assessed on Friday.

Writing: Students have chosen a famous person that they would like to research and have created a research folder to keep all their notes. Students are finishing up their rough draft of their biography and will begin editing their writing with a partner this week. During the editing process, students have a rubric of what to look for in their partner’s biography. Students will help each other make their writing better by checking for grammar, spelling, and correct structure in their biography.

Science: Our scientists are studying forces and motions. We will be exploring how a force causes an object’s speed or direction to change. Students will study this effect through different hands-on activities and testing different models.

Social Studies: This week, we are continuing our African American History unit. This week we will be studying Ruby Bridges and her contributions and impacts on American history. We will be studying Ruby Bridges through literature and completing a flipbook about her life.

 


January 29th-February 2nd  

Dear Families,

          This upcoming week, report cards will be sent home. You can view individual assignment grades for your students on Parent Portal. Along with the report cards, I will also be sending home a conference sign-up form. I would love to meet with each of you to review your child’s mid-year growth report. Awards Day has been changed to February 8th at 8am. You will be notified via email if your child will be receiving Principal’s Honor Roll (All A’s) or Honor Roll (A’s and B’s) If you would like to purchase a yearbook, all orders are due THIS FRIDAY February 2nd. You can order online or send in a check made out to Strawbridge. If you order online, please let me know so I can keep track of who is receiving yearbooks when the order comes in. Thank you for your continued support! If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

                                                                                       Sincerely,

                                                                                             Ms. Myers

                                                                                              

Reminders:

  • Breakfast closes promptly at 8am every morning. If your child wishes to eat breakfast at school, they should be arriving to school early to get to breakfast on time.
  • We are running low on some school supplies. If you can donate, we would greatly appreciate it. (glue, antibacterial, tissues, snack size ziplocs, post it notes, and snacks)
  • Yearbook money is due February 2nd.
  • Laptops should be charged nightly and brought to school every day.
  • Students should be reading 20min/night and practicing multiplication facts every night.
  • Please check your child’s STAR binder every night and remove any papers in the “Keep At Home” side of the binder. Papers should not be piling up inside of their binders.
         
                                                                        Upcoming School Events:
  • January 29th Souper Food Drive Begins
  • February 2nd Report Cards Go Home
  • February 5th PTO Love Grams
  • February 8th Awards Day
  • February 9th Daddy/Daughter Dance
  • February 14th Classroom Valentine’s Celebration (more details to come)
  • February 19th Jump Rope for Heart Begins
  • February 23rd Popcorn Friday
  • February 26th Read Across America Week Begins
         

Academics:

Math: Students will continue our Geometry unit with learning about different kinds of angles (right, acute, obtuse) and different types of lines (perpendicular, intersecting, parallel) through hands-on activities. At the end of the week, we will be completing a geometry project to review the concepts we have learned so far. Students will be mapping out a geometry city. Their city will have to include the different types of shapes, lines, and angles we have been studying.

Reading: Our reading stars have been focusing on literal language (idioms, similes, metaphors) and will continue learning vocabulary concepts through practicing context clues. We will review context clues strategies to use when we come across a word we may not know. Students will use these strategies to determine meanings of words in a sentence. Students will be assessed on literal language at the end of the week.

Word Study: We will do different spelling activities every morning for morning work to practice their twelve spelling words. These activities include sorting their words, rainbow write, using their words in sentences, pyramid words, and hangman. Students will be responsible for knowing their words and will be assessed on Friday.

Writing: Students have chosen a famous person that they would like to research and have created a research folder to keep all their notes. Students have gathered notes on their person of interest through research and will be suing this information to write a biograph this week. Students will go through the writing process (rough draft, edit, revise, publish) to complete their biography to share with the class.

Science: Our scientists are studying forces and motions. We will be exploring how a force causes an object’s speed or direction to change. Students will study this effect through different hands-on activities and testing different models.

Social Studies: This week, we are kicking off our History unit. February is African American History Month and for our history unit we will be studying a different African American each week that contributed to American history. This week we will be studying Rosa Parks through literature. Students will read a story about Rosa Parks and complete different comprehension activities to study her life. (main idea, timeline, asking/answering questions)

 

 


January 22nd-26th  

Dear Families,

          Thank you so much for your support and flexibility this past week with snow days. You all are truly wonderful! This upcoming week on Thursday and Friday, we will be taking the Math and Reading benchmarks on Study Island on the laptops. This will measure your child’s growth since the beginning of the year in both subjects. Please make sure students go to bed early and eat a great breakfast in order to perform their best on these assessments. Students will need to come to school with charged laptops. The day report cards are being sent home has changed to February 1st due to the snow days. As we make it through our halfway point in the school year, we are running low on some supplies in our room. If you would like to donate any of the following items to our classroom, please send them with your child whenever it is convenient for you. (tissues, antibacterial, snack size Ziploc bags, glue, post-it notes, classroom snacks) If you are unable to donate, please do not worry everything you already do for our classroom is much appreciated. Thank you for your continued support! If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

                                                    

                                                     Sincerely,

                                                             Ms. Myers

                                                                                              

Reminders:

  • Breakfast closes promptly at 8am every morning. If your child wishes to eat breakfast at school, they should be arriving to school early to get to breakfast on time.
  • Yearbook money is due. You can order online or send in a check made out to Strawbridge.
  • Laptops should be charged nightly and brought to school everyday.
  • Students should be reading 20min/night and practicing multiplication facts every night.
  • Snack is every day at 9:30am. Please make sure students are bringing in a daily snack. We don’t go to lunch until 12:15 and students get hungry before then and need a snack.
  • Please check your child’s STAR binder every night and remove any papers in the “Keep At Home” side of the binder. Papers should not be piling up inside of their binders.
         
         
                                                                    
    Upcoming School Events:

 

  • January 25th-26th Math & Reading Benchmarks
  • January 29th Souper Food Drive Begins
  • February 1st Report Cards      Go Home/Awards Day
  • February 5th PTO Love Grams
  • February 9th Daddy/Daughter Dance
  • February 14th Classroom Valentine’s Celebration(more details to come)
  • February 19th Jump Rope for Heart Begins
  • February 23rd Popcorn Friday
  • February 26th Read Across America Week Begins
          


                                                                               
Academics:

Math: Students will begin our Geometry unit this will be studying the difference between polygons and plane shapes. Students will explore different polygon names based on the number of sides and angles they have. The geometry unit is a lot of vocabulary, so students will be encouraged to be studying this math vocabulary at home; which will be kept in their math journal.

Reading: Our reading stars will begin learning literal vs nonliteral language. We will focus on learning idioms, similes, and metaphors. This week we will be using Amelia Bedelia to take a look at this figurative language through literature and applying it to our own reading and writing.

Word Study: We will do different spelling activities every morning for morning work to practice their twelve spelling words. These activities include sorting their words, rainbow write, using their words in sentences, pyramid words, and hangman. Students will be responsible for knowing their words and will be assessed on Friday.

Writing: Students have chosen a famous person that they would like to research and have created a research folder to keep all of their notes. This week will be using books and our technology to gain information on our research topics. Once students have compiled their notes, they will be writing a biography on their chosen person.

Science: Our scientists will begin a new Science unit on forces and motions. Students will explore the effects of push and pull and will be completing hands-on activities to study different force and motion aspects.

Social Studies: This week, students will be reviewing the knowledge we have learned during our government unit and will be assessed on Friday. Each child has a study guide completed that they are bringing home to study for the week leading up to their assessment.


Jnauary 15th-19th  

Dear Families,

          It has been such a great week getting back into the swing of things and returning to our routine! Just a reminder this upcoming week there is no school on Monday in honor of MLK, but we will still resume homework, spelling words, reading response, and multiplication quizzes. I do not accept late work, so please encourage students to complete their homework and reading response in a timely manner. They are given plenty of time in the classroom to complete both assignments if they use their time wisely.  It has become a common occurrence for students to be bringing in laptops that are not charged or forget their laptop at home. I understand that SOMETIMES this may happen, but when it is happening frequently, it truly hinders classroom activities. PLEASE make sure students are bringing their laptops with them daily and that they are being charged every night. I really appreciate your support on helping me resolve this issue. If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

 

                                                           Sincerely,

                                                                       Ms. Myers

 

Reminders:

  • Breakfast closes promptly at 8am every morning. If your child wishes to eat breakfast at school, they should be arriving to school early to get to breakfast on time.
  • Yearbook money is due by February 20th. You can order online or send in a check made out to Strawbridge.
  • Please send jackets with students when it is cold outside. We go to recess at 11:15 and it can be chilly early on in the day.
  • Students should be reading 20min/night and practicing multiplication facts every night.
  • Snack is every day at 9:30am. Please make sure students are bringing in a daily snack. We don’t go to lunch until 12:15 and students get hungry before then and need a snack.
  • Please check your child’s STAR binder every night and remove any papers in the “Keep At Home” side of the binders Papers should not be piling up inside of their binders.
         
         
                                                                     Upcoming School Events:

 

  • January 15th      No School/MLK Day
  • January 22nd      & 23rd No School/Teacher Work Days
  • January 29th Souper Food Drive Begins
  • January 30th Report Cards Go Home
  • February 1st Awards Day
  • February 5th PTO Love Grams
  • February 9th Daddy/Daughter Dance
  • February 15th Early Release Day
         

Academics:

Math: Students will begin working on two step word problems using the four operations; multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. Students will learn the order of operations and how to break down word problems to identify the two steps the problem is asking. This is a rigorous skill for students and it will be a skill we continue working on throughout the year.

Reading: Our reading stars will be wrapping up our traditional literature unit with researching a traditional literature story they choose and creating a brochure of their story. Students will present their brochure to their peers. At the end of their week, we will take our traditional literature assessment where students will have to read a passage and answer comprehension questions.

Word Study: We will do different spelling activities every morning for morning work to practice their twelve spelling words. These activities include sorting their words, rainbow write, using their words in sentences, pyramid words, and hangman. Students will be responsible for knowing their words and will be assessed on Friday.

Writing: In Writing, we will begin discussing parts of a biography. Students will be choosing a famous person who they are interested in learning about. We will be conducting research and completing a project on the chosen person. The project will include a research foldable and a written biography. 

Science: Our scientists will be reviewing the different land and water features we have been studying by completing a hands-on project. Students will create a town and within their town they will be required to include certain land and water features. This will assess student’s knowledge of this unit we have been working on.

Social Studies: This week, students will be reviewing the knowledge we have learned during our government unit and will be assessed on Friday. Each child has a study guide completed that they are bringing home to study for the week leading up to their assessment.


January 8th-12th  

Dear Families,

        Happy 2018! After a snowy start to the year, hopefully this upcoming week we will be able to get back into the swing of things. As we return this week homework, spelling words, and reading responses will start back up. Students will have their 0,1,5,10 multiplication assessment on Thursday as well. Please make sure students are practicing their facts at home. They are provided with time in the classroom to make flashcards that they can bring home to practice. These next few weeks students will be assessed on their reading level for the mid-year point and next week marks the end of the second nine weeks. I will be sending home information about conferences to share your student’s mid-year data with you at the end of the month. Yearbook order forms are being sent home this week. If you would like to order a yearbook for $20 you can order online or send in a check made out to Strawbridge by February 20th. If you order online, please notify me, so I can keep track of orders. If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

 

                                                         Sincerely,

                                                                Ms. Myers

 

Reminders:

  • Please send jackets with students when it is cold outside. We go to recess at 11:15 and it can be chilly early on in the day.
  • Students should be reading 20min/night and practicing multiplication facts every night.

  • Snack is every day at 9:30am. Please make sure students are bringing in a daily snack. We don’t go to lunch until 12:15 and students get hungry before then and need a snack.

  • Laptops should be charged EVERY night and sent with students to school EVERY day.

  • Please check your child’s STAR binder every night and remove any papers in the “Keep At Home” side of the binder. Papers should not be piling up inside of their binders.
                                                                    

Upcoming School Events:

  • January 15th No School/MLK Day

  • January 22nd & 23rd No School/Teacher Work Days

  • January 29th Souper Food Drive Begins

  • January 30th Report Cards Go Home

  • February 1st Awards Day

  • February 5th PTO Love Grams

  • February 9th Daddy/Daughter Dance

  • February 15th Early Release Day

 

Academics:

Math: Students will begin working on two step word problems using the four operations; multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. Students will learn the order of operations and how to break down word problems to identify the two steps the problem is asking. This is a rigorous skill for students and it will be a skill we continue working on throughout the year.

Reading: Our reading stars will be wrapping up our traditional literature unit with researching a traditional literature story they choose and creating a brochure of their story. Students will present their brochure to their peers. At the end of their week, we will take our traditional literature assessment where students will have to read a passage and answer comprehension questions.

Word Study: We will do different spelling activities every morning for morning work to practice their twelve spelling words. These activities include sorting their words, rainbow write, using their words in sentences, pyramid words, and hangman. Students will be responsible for knowing their words and will be assessed on Friday.

Writing: In Writing, we will practice our narrative writing using a snowy day prompt. Students will review the parts of a narrative story and be asked to answer the prompt and write their story on their own. We will also be completing a MLK writing craft to celebrate the upcoming holiday.

Science: Our scientists will be reviewing the different land and water features we have been studying by completing a hands-on project. Students will create a town and within their town they will be required to include certain land and water features. This will assess student’s knowledge of this unit we have been working on.

Social Studies: This week, students will be continuing our government unit by completing a research project. We will be researching our local government leaders and doing a report on them to study the local leaders and their roles in our community.


December 18th-20th  

Dear Families,

 

          It is the final week before we go on winter break and this upcoming week I am looking forward to celebrating the holiday season with hands-on activities, while still learning. There will be no spelling words, homework, or reading response this week due to the short week.  On Tuesday, we will be having our holiday celebration. Please don’t forget to send in $3 by tomorrow for our celebration. Students may bring in a wrapped book by next Tuesday to participate in our optional book gift exchange. I will be sending home enjoyable winter reading and math activities for students to complete during break to encourage them to keep reading and practicing their math facts. I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope it is a time of joy and relaxation with your loved ones. I look forward to everybody returning on January 3rd safe and healthy. If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

 

                                                                 Sincerely,

                                                                       Ms. Myers

 

Reminders:

  • Students should be reading 20min/night and practicing multiplication facts every night.

  • Snack is every day at 9:30am. Please make sure students are bringing in a daily snack. We don’t go to lunch until 12:15 and students get hungry before then and need a snack.

  • Please check your child’s STAR binder every night and remove any papers in the “Keep At Home” side of the binder. Papers should not be piling up inside of their binders.

  • Laptops need to be charged every night and ready to use at school each day.



                                                               Upcoming School Events:

  • December 19th Colonial Games Presentation

  • December 20th Classroom Holiday Celebration

  • December 21st- January 2nd Christmas Break

  • January 15th No School/MLK Day

  • January 22nd & 23rd No School/Teacher Work Days

  • January 29th Souper Food Drive Begins

  • January 30th Report Cards Go Home
     

 

Academics:

Math: Students will be working on a math project that is an extension of our ”Holidays Around the World” unit we have been working on. Students will choose a country that we have traveled to that they would want to visit for Christmas. They will plan a trip through calculating expenses and performing different math problems that they will encounter on their trip to a foreign country.

 

Reading: Our reading stars will be reading various holiday stories and completing different holiday reading activities and crafts with each holiday story. These activities will involve skills such as main idea, sequencing, and story elements.

 

Word Study: Students will be not have spelling words this week due to the short week.

 

Writing: In Writing, students will be completing a gingerbread disguise writing, where they must persuade me that the gingerbread man is a different character. We will also we complete a mini snowflake research project where students will read an informational snowflake text and write a short research paper on snowflakes.

 

Science/Social Studies: This week during our Science and Social Studies block, students will wrap up our Holidays Around the World” unit. Our class will travel to our two final destinations; Uganda and China. We will complete passport pages and a craft for both countries.


Weekly Update December 11th-15th  

Dear Families,

 

          This week is our winter spirit week! A flyer was sent home with each day’s theme. I have attached the flyer as a reminder. Monday will kick off the week with holiday socks day. I can’t wait to see everybody’s holiday spirit and participation. This upcoming week is full of exciting events for our classroom. Our class won the Eagle Feather Challenge for the month of December for the whole third grade. Our class will be rewarded with 45 minutes of extra recess time with administration this upcoming Tuesday. Please see other important dates below of upcoming holiday events. Further information about our class holiday party will be sent home at the beginning of next week. If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

 

                                                         Sincerely,

                                                                 Ms. Myers

 

 Reminders:

  • Students should be reading 20min/night and practicing multiplication facts every night.
  • Snack is every day at 9:30am. Please make sure students are bringing in a daily snack. We don’t go to lunch until 12:15 and students get hungry before then and need a snack.

  • Please check your child’s STAR binder every night and remove any papers in the “Keep At Home” side of the binder. Papers should not be piling up inside of their binders.

  • Laptops need to be charged every night and ready to use at school each day.
     

Upcoming School Events:

  • December 11th-15th Holiday Spirit Week

  • December 13th Holiday Music Performance

  • December 15th Colonial Life Presentation

  • December 19th Colonial Games Presentation

  • December 20th Classroom Holiday Celebration

  • December 21st- January 2nd Christmas Break

  • January 15th No School/MLK Day

  • January 22nd & 23rd N School/Teacher Work Days

  • January 29th Souper Food Drive Begins

  • January 30th Report Cards Go Home

 

Academics:

Math: Students will be working on multiplication and division word problems. We will be using holiday activities to review our multiplication and division skills and applying them to holiday-themed word problems. We are working on drawing pictures and using key words to help us determine the math operation (multiplication, division, addition, subtraction) needed to solve word problems. These problem solving strategies help students b able to solve problems on their own and gain confidence in choosing the proper math operation.

 

Reading: Our reading stars will continue working through our traditional literature unit by looking at different fables and myths. We will be using text and video clips to study the difference between fables and myths. Students will use reading strategies such as main idea, cause/effect, and sequencing to analyze these different types of traditional literature.

 

Word Study: Students will be working with words that have the “ck”, “ct”, “ft”, “ld”, “mp”, and “nd” ending pattern. We will do different spelling activities every morning for morning work to practice their twelve spelling words. These activities include sorting their words, rainbow write, using their words in sentences, pyramid words, and hangman. Students will be responsible for knowing their words and will be assessed on Friday.

 

Writing: In Writing, students will be working with a partner to edit their fairytale using a rubric provided for them. After revising their fairytale, they will have an opportunity to revise their writing and publish their final draft. We will share our wonderful fairytales with one another.

 

Science/Social Studies: This week during our Science and Social Studies block, we will begin our Holidays Around the World” unit. Our class will be traveling to different countries to study how the holidays are celebrated in the different regions of the world. We wll be creating a passport full of information as we study a different country each day and students will create a holiday craft pertaining to each region.


Weekly Update December 4th-8th  

Dear Families,

          Our multiplication challenge will begin this week. A letter was sent home with details about how this challenge works. Starting this Thursday, students will be quizzed every week on their multiplication facts. This week students will need to know their 0 and 1 facts. Please encourage students to practice their facts every night. It has become a constant occurrence with students coming to school with their laptops not charged. This really impairs the work we do in the classroom using technology. If student’s laptops are dead, it hinders them from completing work on some days. Please make sure laptops are being plugged in every night and are ready for use every day. Thank you for your help with this. This week, interim reports will be going home. Please check Parent Portal to see individual assignment grades and let me know if you have any questions. If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

                                                         Sincerely,

                                                             Ms. Myers

 

Reminders:

· Please send jackets with students when it is cold outside. We go to recess at 11:15 every day and it can be chilly early on in the day.

· Students should be reading 20min/night and practicing multiplication facts every night.

· Snack is every day at 9:30am. Please make sure students are bringing in a daily snack. We don’t go to lunch until 12:15 and students get hungry before then and need a snack.

· Please check your child’s STAR binder every night and remove any papers in the “Keep At Home” side of the binder. Papers should not be piling up inside of their binders.

 

Upcoming School Events:

·  December 7th Interim Reports Go Home

· December 11th-15th Holiday Spirit Week

· December 13th Holiday Music Performance

· December 15th Colonial Life Presentation

· December 19th Colonial Games Presentation

· December 20th Classroom Holiday Celebration

· December 21st- January 2nd Christmas Break

 Academics:

Math: Students will continue to work on division using fact families. We will be using the division strategies we learned to solve division word problems and students will be assessed at the end of the week.

Reading: Our reading stars have been enjoying our traditional literature unit. This past week we read the Indian version of Cinderella and this upcoming week we will be reading the African version of Cinderella. Students will be working on main idea and cause and effect with this story. Students will also be comparing and contrasting the two different versions of Cinderella.

Word Study: Students will be working with words that have the “pr”, “pl”, “sh” and “th” pattern. We will do different spelling activities every morning for morning work to practice their twelve spelling words. These activities include sorting their words, rainbow write, using their words in sentences, pyramid words, and hangman. Students will be responsible for knowing their words and will be assessed on Friday.

Writing: In Writing, we will begin writing a narrative fairytale to go along with our reading unit. Students will have an opportunity to plan out their own creative fairytale and go through the writing process (draft, edit, revise) to publish their story.

Science: Our scientists will continue learning about different landforms. (land and water) We will be completing different hands-on activities this week to help students memorize the different landforms. Students will complete a matching game and gluing and sorting activity with the different landforms.

Social Studies: This week, students will participate in a branches of government simulation, where they will be assigned a branch (legislative, judicial, executive) and they will act out the roles of that branch of government. This role play will help students truly understand the way each branch works.

 

 

 


Weekly Update November 27th-December 1st  

Dear Families,

          I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones! We are now approaching the winter holiday season. This Friday is the International Fair from 5-7pm. There will be pancakes for sale, a choir performance, pictures with Santa and a silent auction. Our classroom is putting together a BBQ/Grilling themed basket to auction off to support our PTO and earn money for our classroom. Thank you so much for those who have already donated. If you have not donated yet and you would like to, we are still in need of a BBQ gift card (Mission BBQ, Texas Roadhouse, etc.), oven mitts, and an apron. I truly appreciate your continued support. Next week, interim reports will be going home. Please check Parent Portal to see individual assignment grades and let me know if you have any questions. If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

                                                         Sincerely,

                                                             Ms. Myers

 

Reminders:

· Please make sure students bring their laptop with them to school every day and that it is fully charged.

· Please send jackets with students when it is cold outside. We go to recess at 11:15 every day and it can be pretty chilly early on in the day.

· We will be starting a multiplication challenge in our classroom. Please encourage students to study their multiplication facts at home.

· Students should be reading 20min/night.

· Snack is at 9:30am. Please ensure that students are bringing in healthy snacks. If they bring in candy, they will not be allowed to eat it.

 

Upcoming School Events:

· November 29th Native Onslow Presentation

· December 1st International Holiday Fair 5-7pm

· December 7th Interim Reports Go Home

·December 15th Colonial Life Presentation

· December 19th Colonial Games Presentation

· December 21st- January 2nd Christmas Break

 

Academics:

Math: Students will begin learning division. We will kick off the unit this week by learning how to divide using three different strategies. (equal groups, arrays, and repeated subtraction) Students will be completing different hands-on activities throughout the week to practice these different division strategies.

Reading: Our reading stars will be begin our traditional literature unit. Throughout the unit we will be learning about different folktales. (myths, fairytales, and fables) This week we will be reading “The Rough-Face Girl”; an Indian version of Cinderella. Students will be practicing different reading skills with this piece of literature including main idea, sequencing, and cause and effect.

Word Study: Students will be working with words that have the “oi” and “oy” pattern. We will do different spelling activities every morning for morning work to practice their twelve spelling words. These activities include sorting their words, rainbow write, using their words in sentences, pyramid words, and hangman. Students will be responsible for knowing their words and will be assessed on Friday.

Writing: In Writing, students are writing their final drafts for their animal research informational writing. We will publish our stories at the end of the week and share them with one another.

Science: Our scientists will continue learning about different landforms. (land and water) We will be “traveling” to different continents to study the different landforms of each region. Students will create a landform book throughout their travels to the different continents.

Social Studies: This week, we will be continuing our government unit by studying the branches of government more in depth. We will be researching the different responsibilities of each branch and the current people who make up each branch in our government.

 

 

 


Weekly Update November 20th-24th  

**THERE WILL BE NO HOMEWORK OR SPELLING FOR THIS UPCOMING WEEK DUE TO IT BEING A SHORT WEEK.**

 

 Dear Families,

 

          Can you believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner? This month has flown by! I want to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for each one of you. The support, encouragement and love you show our classroom is greatly appreciated. The success of our children would not be possible without all the hard-work you put in daily with our students. Learning happens first in the home and it is evident how much support these children receive at home. We are truly blessed with a great group of families. I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving break with family and friends and I will miss our students and can’t wait to see everyone back safe and healthy after the break. Please read below to see what is coming up next week for Team Myers. Thank you for your continued support! If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

 

                                                         Sincerely,

                                                               Ms. Myers

 

 

 Reminders:

  • If you signed up to send in food for our Thanksgiving feast, it is due Friday, November 16th.

  • We are collecting items for our grilling/BBQ silent auction basket. All items are due Monday, November 27th.

  • Please make sure students bring their laptop with them to school every day and that it is fully charged.

  • Students should be reading 20min/night and practicing their math facts.

 

Upcoming School Events:

  • November 20th Thanksgiving Feast

  • November 21st Fundraiser Celebration

  • November 22nd – 24th Thanksgiving Break

  • November 27th Silent Auction Basket Items Due

  • November 29th Native Onslow Presentation

  • December 1st International Holiday Fair 5-7pm

  • December 7th Interim Reports Go Home

  • December 15th Colonial Life Presentation

  • December 19th Colonial Games Presentation

  • December 21st- January 2nd Christmas Break
     

Academics:

Math: Students will engage in a project-based learning activity where they use different math skills (money, addition, subtraction, multiplication) to plan a Thanksgiving meal for their family. Students will have to choose which foods they want to serve at their Thanksgiving meal and multiply prices by the number of people in their family to determine how much money they will spend. Students will calculate timing for cooking turkey and many more activities.

Reading: Our reading stars will be reading different Thanksgiving stories and completing a reading turkey (setting, problem, solution, characters). We will also complete a “Thanksgiving plate” with different story elements on it based on one of the Thanksgiving stories we will be reading.

Word Study: There will be no spelling this week due to the short week.

Writing: In Writing, we will be completing a “thankful turkey book” where students will be encouraged to write and illustrate the different things they are thankful for.

Science: There will be no Science due to the short week.  

Social Studies: This week, students will be focusing on the history of Thanksgiving and how it began.

 

 


Weekly Update November 13th-17th  

Dear Families,

          Our first field trip was a success! Students had the opportunity to see an opera and enjoy lunch and play at a park afterwards. I appreciate you sending report card envelopes back so quickly. If you have any questions or concerns about grades, please let me know. Don’t forget you can sign up to have access to Parent Portal where you will be able to see each assignment’s grade for every subject. This is a wonderful way to consistently keep up with your child’s grades. Awards Day is on Monday, November 13th at 8:30am. If your child received all A’s or all A’s and B’s on their report card, you are welcome to come celebrate with us. If your child is receiving an award, you will be notified via email. Just a reminder that students’ laptops should be charged every night. We’ve been having uncharged laptops sent to school daily and it makes it difficult to integrate technology in the classroom when each child does not have a charged laptop. Thank you for your help with making sure students are plugging in their laptops on a nightly basis. Please read below to see what is coming up next week for Team Myers. Thank you for your continued support! If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

                                                         Sincerely,

                                                             Ms. Myers

 

Reminders:

·           Please check your student's STAR binder every night.

·           Homework is due every Friday morning. They have all week to complete it and have plenty of time to work on it in the classroom. No late work is accepted.

·           Join our class on the Remind app for announcements and updates. Text the number 81010 with the message @teammye to join.

·           Students should be reading 20min/night and practicing their math facts.

·           Our day starts promptly at 8:00am and being on time to school is vital. Thank you for making sure students are at school on time every morning.

 

Upcoming School Events:

 

·           November 13th Awards Day

·           November 17th Popcorn Friday

·           November 21st Fundraiser

·           November 22nd – 24th Thanksgiving Break

·           November 29th Native Onslow Presentation

·           December 1st International Holiday Fair 5-7pm

·           December 7th Interim Reports Go Home

·           December 15th Colonial Life Presentation

·           December 19th Colonial Games Presentation

·           December 21st-January 2nd Christmas Break

 

Academics:

Math: Students are doing great with multiplication! They have learned different strategies to work out multiplication problems (arrays, equal groups, number lines, repeated addition) and the multiplication properties. This week we will begin looking at patterns on a multiplication table and multiplying by multiples of 10. Students need to memorize their multiplication facts. Please encourage them to practice their facts at home.

Reading: Our reading stars are going to be working on main idea. They will be learning how to decide what the story is mostly about (main idea) and pulling our supporting details from the stories to support their main idea. We will begin by finding the main idea and details of a single paragraph and then move on to pulling the information out of short stories.

Word Study: Students complete spelling activities every morning for morning work to practice their spelling words for the week. These activities include sorting their words based on patterns, rainbow words, drawing their words, and using their words in a sentence. We take a spelling assessment every Friday and students are more than welcome to bring their spelling journals home if they need extra practice.

Writing: In Writing, we have kicked off our informational writing unit. We will use what we have learned about this form of writing to conduct animal research. Students will choose an animal that they are interested in researching. They will take notes on the research they conduct and turn their notes into an informational writing piece about their animal. We will go through the writing process with our informational paper (rough draft, edit, revise) before publishing our final draft.

Science: We are continuing to learn about the different landforms found on Earth (land features and water features). As we learn about each landform students are including a picture and definition in their Science journal.

Social Studies: This week, we begin our new Social Studies unit; Government. Students will learn the three different branches of government and the responsibility of each branch. They will learn who belongs in each branch and will be practicing different scenarios to determine the role of each branch of government in the scenario.

 

 

 


November 6th-10th  

Dear Families,

          It was a wonderful week celebrating the fall season with students. This upcoming week is a busy week for our classroom. We will be going on our first field trip to see an opera. Please make sure if you chose for your student to bring a bagged lunch, that they bring lunch with them because they will not be able to get one from the cafeteria. This week report cards will also be sent home. Please make sure you sign and return them ASAP. Please check Parent Portal for individual grades for each assignment. If you have any questions or concerns regarding grades, please do not hesitate to contact me. We will have an early release day on Thursday and no school on Friday in honor of Veterans Day. We are so thankful for those who have served our nation and I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing three-day weekend! Please read below to see what is coming up next week for Team Myers. Thank you for your continued support! If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

 

                                                         Sincerely,

                                                                 Ms. Myers

 

Reminders:

 

  • Please check your student's STAR binder every night.

  • Homework is due every Friday morning. They have all week to complete it and have plenty of time to work on it in the classroom. No late work is accepted.

  • I encourage students to bring in healthy food for snack time since it is at 9:30am. Please do not allow students to bring candy for snack, they will not be allowed to eat it.

  • Join our class on the Remind app for announcements and updates. Text the number 81010 with the message @teammye to join.

  • Please make sure students bring their laptop with them to school every day and that it is fully charged.

  • Students should be reading 20min/night and practicing their math facts.

 

 

Upcoming School Events:

  • November 7th Report Cards Go Home/Opera Field Trip

  • November 9th Early Release Day

  • November 10th No School (Veterans Day)

  • November 13th Awards Day

  • November 17th Popcorn Friday

  • November 21st Fundraiser

  • November 22nd – 24th Thanksgiving Break

  • November 29th Native Onslow Presentation

  • December 1st International Holiday Fair 5-7pm  

 

 

Academics:

 

Math: Students will play multiplication jeopardy to review the multiplication strategies that we have learned so far. They will be assessed on the four multiplication strategies we have learned (arrays, number line, equal groups, repeated addition) and the three multiplication properties (commutative, associative, distributive). Students will begin practicing multiplication with multiples of 10. (ex. 5x10, 7x100) Please continue to work with students nightly on their multiplication facts.

 

Reading: Our reading stars will be reading nonfiction texts and connecting the words in the stories to the photographs in the passage. This will help our readers learn the importance of looking at photographs and their captions to gain better understanding of a story. We will be working on comprehension questions that encourage students to use the story and photographs to arrive at their answer.

 

Word Study: Students complete spelling activities every morning for morning work to practice their spelling words for the week. These activities include sorting their words based on patterns, rainbow words, drawing their words, and using their words in a sentence. We take a spelling assessment every Friday and students are more than welcome to bring their spelling journals home if they need extra practice.

 

Writing: In Writing, we have kicked off our informational writing unit. We will use what we have learned about this form of writing to conduct animal research. Students will choose an animal that they are interested in researching. They will take notes on the research they conduct and turn their notes into an informational writing piece about their animal.

 

Science: We are beginning a new science unit this week on landforms. We will learn the different landforms found on Earth. These landforms will include freshwater and saltwater features (rivers, oceans, seas, lakes) and land features (volcanoes, mountains, valleys, islands). We will be using maps, photographs and diagrams to help us learn about these different landforms.  

 

Social Studies: This week, students will be focusing on the importance of Veterans Day. As a class, we will learn more about the holiday and students will be completing a writing craft for our local veterans.


October 23rd-27th   

 

Dear Families,

          It was great to see so many of you at the fall festival. Carolina Forest greatly appreciates your support and we hope everybody had a wonderful time. I have attached a video from the school of pictures from fall festival. Enjoy! This week students will take a math benchmark assessment given by the county through the online program Study Island. The benchmark assesses students on their knowledge of math skills taught so far, this year. This benchmark assessment is NOT for a grade, it is used for instructional purposes only. This week also kicks off Red Ribbon week. Each day will be a different theme to promote a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle. Below are the themes for each day of the week:

Monday “Pledge Day” Wear red

Tuesday “Rock it and Sock it to Drugs” Wear crazy socks

Wednesday “Team Up Against Drugs” Wear your favorite sport’s team

Thursday “I’m Too Bright for Drugs” Wear neon colors and sunglasses

Friday, Oct. 27th “Follow Your Dreams, Don’t Use Drugs” Wear pajamas

Please read below to see what is coming up next week for Team Myers. Thank you for your continued support! If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

                                                         Sincerely,

                                                             Ms. Myers

 

Reminders:

· Please check your student's STAR binder every night.

· I encourage students to bring in healthy food for snack time since it is at 9:30am. Please refrain from sending candy and sweets.

· Join our class on the Remind app for announcements and updates. Text the number 81010 with the message @teammye to join.

· Please make sure students bring their laptop with them to school every day and that it is fully charged.

· Students should be reading 20min/night. Please help me to encourage them to do this nightly.

 

Upcoming School Events:

 

·           October 23rd: Red Ribbon Week Begins

·           October 23rd-27th-Benchmark Testing

·           October 27th: Popcorn Friday

·           October 31st: Chili Cook Off

·           November 2nd: Chick-Fil-A Night 5-8pm

·           November 3rd: Military Appreciation Breakfast

·           November 7th: Report Cards Go Home/Opera Field Trip

·           November 9th: Early Release Day

·           November 10th: No School (Veterans Day)

·           November 13th Awards Day

·           November 17th Popcorn Friday

 

Academics:

Math: Students will begin learning a much-anticipated math skill; multiplication. Throughout the next couple of weeks, they will be learning different multiplication strategies. This week we will be focusing on how to multiply using equal groups. Ex: 4 groups of 3 equals 12. We will be doing some hands-on activities for students to master this skill.

Reading: Our reading stars are enjoying our nonfiction unit. They learned the different text features (diagrams, captions, headings, etc.) and will be applying them to a nonfiction text about pumpkins. Students will identify the text features in the book and explain their purpose to increase their comprehension of nonfiction text.

Word Study: Students complete spelling activities every morning for morning work to practice their spelling words for the week. These activities include sorting their words based on patterns, rainbow words, drawing their words, and using their words in a sentence. We take a spelling assessment every Friday and students are more than welcome to bring their spelling journals home if they need extra practice.

Writing: In Writing, students are wrapping up their spooky narratives and will be publishing them and sharing them with their peers soon. We recently got pen pals in Africa and students have begun writing their first pen pal letter to students at a school in Uganda. These letters will be sent this week and then students will get letters back.

Science: We are finished with our space unit and will be taking our assessment this week. We will be playing space jeopardy before taking our assessment to review all the information we have learned about space. Students will be making a study guide that they can take home and study.

Social Studies: This week, we are “visiting” our last few continents to complete our world passport. We will research the remaining continents and collect facts about each region. Students will be responsible for locating all seven continents.

 

 

 


Weekly Update October 16th-20th  

Dear Families,

 

          It was a pleasure visiting with you at Open House! It was a night full of celebrations for all the hard-work and success your child has accomplished over the past few months in our classroom. I cannot thank each of you enough for the support and love you show towards our classroom! You truly are appreciated. If you have not joined our class on the Remind Me app on your phone, I strongly encourage you to do so. I send out quick little reminders about upcoming events and announcements. It’s another great way to stay in the loop. Text the number 81010 with the message @teammye and they will send you instructions on how to join our class. Our first field trip is approaching on November 7th, if you have not turned in a field trip form please do so quickly. Each nine weeks the Specials teachers choose one class from grades 3-5 who shows exemplary behavior and effort. Our class won for Chinese class out of all the 3rd,4th, and 5th grade classrooms. This was a huge recognition and I’m so proud to see their respect and hard-work transfer to other classes. Please read below to see what is coming up next week for Team Myers. Thank you for your continued support! If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

 

                                                                   Sincerely,

                                                                           Ms. Myers

 

Reminders:

  • Please check your student's STAR binder every night.  

  • Be sure to check PowerSchoool to keep updated with your child’s grades.   

  • Field trip forms and money for the opera performance are due ASAP.

  • Homework is due every Friday and no late work will be accepted.   

  • Please make sure students bring their laptop with them to school every day and that it is fully charged.  

  • Students should be reading 20min/night. Please help me to encourage them to do this nightly.

 

Upcoming School Events:

  • October 19th: Early Release

  • October 23rd: Red Ribbon Week Begins

  • October 23rd-27th-Benchmark Testing

  • October 27th: Popcorn Friday

  • October 31st: Chili Cook Off

  • November 2nd: Chick-Fil-A Night 5-8pm

  • November 3rd: Military Appreciation Breakfast

  • November 7th: Report Cards Go Home/Opera Field Trip

  • November 9th: Early Release Day

  • November 10th: No School (Veterans Day)
     

 

Academics:

 

Math: Students will continue our graphing/data unit by learning about line graphs this week. They will be completing a graphing poster project to wrap up the unit. For the project, they will survey their peers and use the data to create a poster with a bar graph, picture graph, and line graph. Our graphing/data assessment will be on Friday.

 

Reading: Our reading stars are beginning our nonfiction unit by learning what different text features are and what their purpose is. (captions, diagrams, maps, graphs, headings, etc.) We will begin a nonfiction study on bats where students will read nonfiction texts about bats and identify the text features and answer questions about the text. Students will be creating their own nonfiction book about bats and practice using text features in their book.

 

Word Study: Students complete spelling activities every morning for morning work to practice their spelling words for the week. These activities include sorting their words based on patterns, rainbow words, drawing their words, and using their words in a sentence. We take a spelling assessment every Friday and students are more than welcome to bring their spelling journals home if they need extra practice.

 

Writing: In Writing, we have started our spooky narratives and it is amazing to see their imaginations. Our class is going through the writing process (rough draft, edit, revise, publish) to complete these narratives. Their spooky narratives are due on October 31st and we will be sharing them with one another.

 

Science: We are learning about the different moon phases this week with hands-on activities. Students will learn each phase of the moon and will be identifying them by name. We will be comparing the moon with the sun and looking at similarities and differences.

 

Social Studies: This week, we are working on our continent passport. Each student will receive a passport with the seven continents in in. They will “visit” each planet through research on their laptops. As they research each planet they will answer questions and take notes about the continents’ landmarks, traditions, countries, etc. in their passport. This is an engaging way to help students not only know where each continent is, but learn information about each continent as well.

 

 

 

 


Weekly Update October 9th-13th  

Dear Families,

          I am excited for another week of learning and growing together as a classroom family! Please remember there is no school on Monday for students. I hope they enjoy their day off and I can’t wait to see them back on Tuesday. Over the next few weeks, I would like to conference with each family. If you do not get a chance to sign up for a conference date and time tonight at Open House, please email me. Please read below to see what is coming up next week for Team Myers. Thank you for your continued support! If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

                                                         Sincerely,

                                                    Ms. Myers

 

Reminders:

· Please check your student's STAR binder every night.

·  Please visit our classroom website and fill out the PowerSchool form under the “Forms” tab and turn it in to gain access to view your student’s grades online.

· Field trip forms and money for the opera performance are due ASAP.

· Homework is due every Friday and no late work will be accepted.

· Please make sure students bring their laptop with them to school every day and that it is fully charged.

 

Upcoming School Events:

 

·           October 9: No School (Teacher Work Day)

·           October 13: Fall Festival

·           October 19: Early Release

·           October 23: Red Ribbon Week Begins

·           October 27: Popcorn Friday

·           October 31: Chili Cook Off

 

Academics:

 

Math: Students will begin learning about data and graphing during math time. We will be graphing data using bar graphs and picture graphs. Students will not only need to be able to graph data, but also read information from graphs to answer questions about the different graphs as well.

Reading: Our reading stars have kicked off our character unit with some great books by Kevin Henkes. This week, we will be completing a character study and project on the characters in our class chapter book we have been reading; Wonder. Students are learning how to determine a character’s traits by look at the character’s feelings, actions, thoughts, and what the character says.

Word Study: Students complete spelling activities every morning for morning work to practice their spelling words for the week. These activities include sorting their words based on patterns, rainbow words, drawing their words, and using their words in a sentence. We take a spelling assessment every Friday and students are more than welcome to bring their spelling journals home if they need extra practice.

Writing: Our narratives are published and it is a joy seeing students so proud of their writing. In the spirit of it being October, students will have the opportunity to plan and write a spooky narrative. This narrative will be done more independently without help to truly see what they have learned throughout this narrative unit.

Science: We are wrapping up our space unit with studying shadows and how they are made. Students will learn how the time of day and position of the sun affects the size and length of our shadow. We will review everything we have learned about space (planets, sun, stars, gravity, shadows) before taking our assessment the following week.

Social Studies: This week, we are reviewing all the geography skills students have learned with playing Geography Jeopardy. Students will be responsible for knowing the difference between maps and globes, how to use latitude and longitude to find a region, labeling the seven continents, and geographical attributes of North Carolina.

 

 

 


Weekly Update October 2-6  

 

Dear Families,

 

          Happy Fall! It is officially October and I can’t believe it. This month is full of Fall activities, so be sure to check the upcoming events below. This week is open house and I hope to see everybody there! It will be a great opportunity to see what we have been learning in our classroom and all the accomplishments your child has already achieved so far this year. This upcoming Monday, I will be sending home a permission slip for our first field trip! Please make sure to sign and return it by Friday, October 6th. Please read below to see what is coming up next week for Team Myers. Thank you for your continued support! If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

 

                                                         Sincerely,

                                                               Ms. Myers

 

 

Reminders:

 

  • Please check your student's STAR binder every night.
     

  • Homework is due every Friday and no late work will be accepted.
     

  • Please do not send candy for snack time. We eat snack at 9:30am, so I encourage healthy snacks to be sent with students.
     

  • Please make sure students bring their laptop with them to school every day and that it is fully charged.

 

 

 

Upcoming School Events:

 

  • October 2: Fall Book Fair

  • October 5: Open House 5-7pm

  • October 9: No School (Teacher Work Day)

  • October 13: Fall Festival

  • October 19: Early Release

  • October 23: Red Ribbon Week Begins

  • October 27: Popcorn Friday

  • October 31: Chili Cook Off
     

 

Academics:

 

Math: Students will be assessed this week on adding and subtracting, so please look for this being sent home. We will be starting a new math unit on number patterns. Students will be completing different activities to identify number patterns in an addition and multiplication table.

 

Reading: Our reading stars are really enjoying our class book “Wonder”. Our goal is to finish this book before the movie comes out in November. Students took their first reading assessment this past week and are beginning a new unit on characters. Students will be looking at character traits, feelings, and motives through various books.

 

Word Study: Students complete spelling activities every morning for morning work to practice their spelling words for the week. These activities include sorting their words based on patterns, rainbow words, drawing their words, and using their words in a sentence. We take a spelling assessment every Friday and students are more than welcome to bring their spelling journals home if they need extra practice.

 

Writing: Each student will be publishing their first narrative of the year this week. They really put a lot of work into this piece of writing and I challenged them a lot. I am very proud of them. Open house will be a great opportunity for your child to share this piece of writing with you.

 

Science: We are continuing our space unit with studying the effects of gravity. We will be doing hands-on experiments to test the effects of gravity and learn the importance it has on Earth.  

 

Social Studies: This week, we will be practicing locating the 7 continents through technology. We will be focusing on the geography of our local area of North Carolina. Students will make a brochure to learn more about our state by identifying the different landforms, bodies of water, and climate around the state of North Carolina.  

 

 

 

 

 

 


Weekly Update September 25th-29th  

 

 

Dear Families,

          The goal for this upcoming week is to begin sending laptops home. In order to do that, your child must show me that they have headphones and a laptop sleeve. This is to ensure that students’ laptops will be safely transported to and from school and they will be able to use their laptops efficiently using headphones. Also, if the $25 laptop fee has not been paid, unfortunately students will need to leave their laptops in our classroom. Students are responsible for making sure they charge their laptop EVERY night and remember to bring their laptop back to school EVERY morning. The laptops will be a huge part of our classroom to complete research projects, writing pieces, and practice academic skills through engaging technology activities. If you have any questions about your student’s laptops, please email me. Please read below to see what is coming up next week for Team Myers. Thank you for your continued support! If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

                                                         Sincerely,

                                                                    Ms. Myers

 

Reminders:

· Please check your student's STAR binder every night for any important papers or notes. This is a tool we will be using all year to communicate between the home and school.

· Homework is due every Friday and no late work will be accepted.

· Please do not send candy for snack time. We eat snack at 9:30am, so I encourage healthy snacks to be sent with students.

· Grades are posted weekly in PowerSchool to keep you up to date on your child’s progress throughout the week. Please let me know if you have any questions about grades.

· If students are absent, they are responsible for making up any work they may have missed.

· Please send a raincoat or umbrella with your child to school to help them stay dry when we are transitioning from our classroom to the building throughout the day.

 

Upcoming School Events:

· September 25: Federal Impact Cards go home

· September 27: Fall Pictures

· September 28: Interim Reports go home

· October 2: Fall Book Fair Begins

· October 5: Open House 5-7pm

· October 9: No School (Teacher Work Day)

· October 13: Fall Festival

· October 19: Early Release

 

Academics:

 

Math: Students continue working hard on adding and subtracting three digit numbers. Students have been introduced to different strategies to add and subtract and this week they will transfer those strategies to solve word problems. Please continue to work with your students on subtracting with borrowing.

Reading: Our reading stars are beginning a new class chapter book called “Wonder”. This book teaches students about be kind to others and how to respect differences. Students will be using this book to practice asking and answering questions about reading. Please help me encourage students to read every night. Hey are reminded to bring books home from our classroom.

Word Study: Students complete spelling activities every morning for morning work to practice their spelling words for the week. These activities include sorting their words based on patterns, rainbow words, drawing their words, and using their words in a sentence. Students are more than welcome to bring their spelling journals home if they need extra practice.

Writing: Students are beginning to write their first narrative. They were allowed to choose their narrative topic and will be going through the steps of the writing process to complete their first story. We are working on adding transitions, dialogue and “juicy” details to our writing this week.

Science: We are learning about the different characteristics of stars, including our sun, and how they contribute to our atmosphere. We will begin looking at constellations and how stars exist.

Social Studies: This week, we are continuing our Geography unit with learning about the different continents around the world. Students will be expected to know the 7 continents and be able to label them on a map.


Weekly Update September 18th-22nd  

 

 

Dear Families,

          Our classroom family has been working hard this past week. We completed the 3rd grade BOG (beginning of grade) assessment and students did their best! Our third grade students truly are rockstars! Our academic routines have been established in the classroom and learning is under way. Thank you for making sure students are getting a good night’s rest and are coming to school prepared. Grades are beginning to be posted in PowerSchool, so please make sure to check your student’s grades and what they are doing in the classroom. On our classroom’s webpage, through the Carolina Forest homepage, you can click on “Forms” and there are instructions for families to access student’s grades. If you have any questions about PowerSchool or grades, please email me. Please read below to see what is coming up next week for Team Myers. Thank you for your continued support! If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

                                                               Sincerely,

                                                                Ms. Myers

 

Reminders:

·           Please check your student's STAR binder every night for any important papers or notes. This is a tool we will be using all year to communicate between the home and school.

 

·           If your student’s transportation home changes, you must send in a note with them.

 

·           Students receive 3 pages of homework each week. They are given plenty of time in the classroom to complete their homework. It is their choice whether they complete it in the classroom or at home. All homework is due each Friday.

 

·           I highly recommend sending an umbrella or rain coat for your child to keep in their backpack or cubby. With our classroom home being in a portable, we are walking outside to lunch, specials, and dismissal. This can be challenging for our students when it is raining and they don’t have the appropriate cover up.

 

Upcoming School Events:

 

·           September 21: Early Release Day

·           September 25: Federal Impact Cards go home

·           September 27: Fall Pictures

·           September 28: Interim Reports go home

·           October 2: Fall Book Fair Begins

·           October 5: Open House 5-7pm

·           October 9: No School (Teacher Work Day)

·           October 13: Fall Festival

 

Academics:

 

Math: Students were assessed this past week on place value and rounding and those assessments will be sent home. This week we are working on adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers. Students will be doing hands-on activities with base ten blocks to help them add and subtract. You can help at home by reviewing how to subtract numbers that involve borrowing.

Reading: Our reading stars are finishing up our first class novel that we have been reading together “Stone Fox”. Students have been answering chapter questions for this novel and will be taking a Stone Fox assessment this week when we finish the book. We will be learning how to ask and answer questions while we are reading. We will practice this in whole group with read alouds and students will be practicing during independent reading using their own books. At home, students should be reading every night and you can help with this skill by asking students questions about their reading.

Word Study: The first spelling test was sent home this past week. Each morning students are doing different spelling activities for morning work that will help them learn their words for their spelling test every Friday. If students are not doing well on spelling assessments on Fridays, they are encouraged to practice their spelling words at home. Their spelling words are glued in their spelling journal every Monday morning.

 

Writing: Students are practicing the different parts of a paragraph and learning how to write “juicy” paragraphs with a topic sentence, details, and closing sentence. This will be the final skill we practice before starting our first writing piece; which will be narrative writing.

Science: Students will be in groups researching one of the eight planets. Then, groups will teach the class about their planet and the whole class will end up learning about all eight planets.

Social Studies: Students will be learning about how to use and draw a map. Students will participate in an activity where they draw our school’s playground using the different parts of a map (compass rose, key, scale).

 

 

 


Weekly Update September 11th-15th   

Dear Families,

 

           It was another wonderful week in our classroom. Students received laptops this week and we will begin using them next week. If your students have not brought in ear buds/headphones, please send them in as soon as possible. This upcoming week on Wednesday, September 13th, students will be taking the BOG (Beginning of Grade) assessment. This assessment just helps us see what your child knows and what I need to help them with. Please make sure students are on time to school, we will be starting promptly when the bell rings. Please read below to see what is coming up next week for Team Myers. Thank you for your continued support! If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

                                                               Sincerely,

                                                                Ms. Myers

 

Reminders:

·           Please check your student's STAR binder every night for any important papers or notes. This is a tool we will be using all year to communicate between the home and school.

 

·           If your child would like to eat breakfast at school, they should arrive at 7:40. They close the cafeteria doors for AT 8:00am.

 

·           If your student’s transportation home changes, you must send in a note with them.

 

·           Homework has begun. Students receive 3 pages of homework/week. They are given plenty of time in the classroom to complete their homework. It is their choice whether they complete it in the classroom or at home. All homework is due each Friday.

 

Upcoming School Events:

·         September 14: PTO meeting in Cafeteria 4:00pm

·         September 21: Early Release Day

·         September 25: Federal Impact Cards go home

·         September 27: Fall Pictures

·         September 28: Interim Reports go home

 

Academics:

 

Math: This week, students will continue to review rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and nearest hundred. We will begin doing addition and subtraction with three digit numbers. Students seem to do well with addition, but subtracting can be challenging. You can help at home by practicing subtracting numbers at home.

Reading: Our reading stars are going to begin learning how to figure out the meaning of unknown words. We will learn different strategies using context clues to determine the meaning of words we may not know while we are reading.

Word Study: Each morning students are doing different spelling activities for morning work that will help them learn their words for their spelling test every Friday. If students are not doing well on spelling assessments on Fridays, they are encouraged to practice their spelling words at home. Their spelling words are glued in their spelling journal every Monday morning.

 

Writing: Students did a great job last week with expanding their sentences and adding details. We are beginning to work on how to write a detailed paragraph and all the parts students should be including in each paragraph. We will be moving on soon to our first writing unit; narrative writing.

Science: We began learning about our solar system with learning about the planets and how they rotate and revolve. This week we will be diving deeper into learning about our Sun and the other stars that are in the solar system.

Social Studies: We will continue with our geography unit and learning about the different regions of the world. We will explore the different cultures and geography of places on the map.

 

 

 


Weekly Update September 5-8  

 

Dear Families,

 

           It has been a fabulous first week in 3rd grade. We had the opportunity to get to know each other better and learn what it means to be a family and work together. We did some team building activities this week and one of our favorites was the cup tower challenge. Students could not touch the cups with their hands, only string and rubber bands could touch their cups. They quickly learned how important it is to work as a team and we will carry that out throughout the year. Thank you so much for your support in kicking off the school year! I look forward to working with you as a team this year. If you need to contact me, please email me at megan.myers@onslow.k12.nc.us.

                       

 

 

Reminders:

·         Please check your student's STAR binder every night for any important papers or notes. This is a tool we will be using all year to communicate between the home and school.

 

·         Homework will begin this upcoming week. Students are given plenty of time in the classroom to complete their homework, but if they don't they will be responsible for completing it at home. Homework includes reading responses and math practice problems. Homework is not graded on accuracy, only on completion.

 

Upcoming School Events:

·         September 4: Labor Day Holiday

·         September 7: 1:1 Parent Information Night (5-6 and 6-7)

·         September 14: PTO meeting in Cafeteria 4:00pm

·         September 21: Early Release Day

·         September 25: Federal Impact Cards go home

·         September 27: Fall Pictures

·         September 28: Interim Reports go home

 

Academics:

 

Math: This week, we will finish up reviewing place value. We will be moving on to learning how to round numbers to the nearest ten and hundreds place.

Reading: We are kicking off our reader’s workshop with students learning how to pick “just right” books for them. They are also learning the expectations of independent reading. Students will be provided with 20-30 minutes of independent reading each day in our classroom. They will also be encouraged to bring these books home every night to read.

Word Study: Students were given their first list of spelling words. Each morning students are doing different spelling activities for morning work that will help them learn their words for their spelling test every Friday.

 

Writing: Our writing stars are kicking off our writing workshop with reviewing how to write a paragraph and how to stretch our sentences with details. Students will have a “mentor sentence” each week that is pulled from one of the books we are reading for that week. This mentor sentence will focus on a different grammar strategy each week. This will allow students to practice grammar skills across our writing curriculum.

Science: We reviewed the steps to the scientific method to help prepare our students for doing science experiments throughout the year. Our first science unit that we are beginning this week is Earth and stars.

Social Studies: Students will be learning about maps and globes. We will also be learning about the different regions of the world. We will explore the different cultures and geography of places on the map.


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