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AZ Merit Writing Tomorrow!  As many of you know, we will begin testing for AZMerit on Monday with writing. This weekend, we decided as a grade level to give students some time to relax before the test; therefore, their only assignment was in math. Please feel free to help your child prepare this weekend. The test will either include an informational, narrative, or opinion text and will then ask them to write about it. We are highly encouraging students to use a graphic organizer (brainstorming map), rough draft, and final copy before they type. We will not be allowed to assist students typing; therefore, if you could continue to reiterate typing skills this weekend that would be wonderful. Make sure students have a good breakfast Monday morningas we will begin testing at 8:15. With that time in mind, please make sure your child is at school on time. If any parents would like to bring snacks for after the test you are welcome to do so.  For more information on what the writing test will…
Week of March 26, 2018Posted on March 25, 2018 by ccowenthird Good afternoon! This week is a Four-Day week.  There will be no school on Friday.  We hope you enjoy a short rest and some relaxation with your families. Literature:  We continue with our test prep in Literature.  We are focusing on all aspects of writing.  Students are working on responding to prompts and revising. Math:  We have begun our fractions unit.  We are taking a short break from SIngapore Math and transitioning to Performance Coach until after AZ Merit.  We will return to Singapore Math after AZ Merit.  Performance coach gives students a different look at how questions may be posed.  We hope to fully prepare them for all of the different questions they might see. History:  We conclude our Earliest Americans unit this week.  There will be an assessment on Thursday.  Please have your child practice using the Quizlet we have prepared to help them study:   https://quizlet.com/_4mct2o Science:  We have begun our Astro…
Week of February 26thPosted on February 25, 2018 by ccowenthird Dear Parents, We are getting closer to Spring Break!  Only two more weeks before we all get a nice rest.   BOOK REPORT Due to time constraints, the Third Grade Team has decided we will not be able to have presentations or visual aids for the book report project. If your scholar has already begun working on a visual aid, or you have already purchased supplies, feel free to continue the visual aide. We can offer bonus points to those students who want to complete a visual aide. ATHLETIC FIELD DAY – From Coach H. Archway Athletic Olympic Field Day will be held on Thursday, March 8.   Kdg-2nd  8:25 am-11:10 am and 3rd-5th   12:00 noon-2:45 pm Students must pack a lunch for school that day as hot lunch will NOT be offered. Students will also be permitted to wear athletic clothing to school that day. Just as Archway provides guidelines for dress code in the classroom, it is important to project the image in our athletic attire also. P…
Dear Parents, This week we have two early release days:  Wednesday and Friday.  On Friday, the teachers have a Great Hearts In-Service in the afternoon. On Monday, we have an assembly in the afternoon to kick of Jump Rope for Heart.  Click below to learn more about this event: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Giving/ForSchools/For-Schools_UCM_313648_SubHomePage.jsp# Great Hearts Day:  In February, we have our Great Hearts Day celebration coming up on February 14th.  At Great Hearts, we do not have a Valentine’s Day celebration.  Instead, we choose to celebrate the virtues that are the foundation for our core beliefs.  We will be celebrating friendship in our classroom.  The following are some reminders: 1.  We will have a celebration in the classroom that will last approximately an hour.
2. We do not allow distribution of “Valentines.”  Please do not send Valentines with your student to school.
3. Please contact the Classroom Parents for your classroom if you have questions about the celeb…
Dear 3rd Grade Parents: This week we have our Poem Recitation (Dream Variations). Great Hearts Day: In February, we have our Great Hearts Day celebration coming up on February 14th. At Great Hearts, we do not have a Valentine’s Day celebration. Instead, we choose to celebrate the virtues that are the foundation for our core beliefs. We will be celebrating friendship in our classroom. The following are some reminders: We will have a celebration in the classroom that will last approximately an hour.
We do not allow distribution of “Valentines.” Please do not send Valentines with your student to school.
Please contact the Classroom Parents for your classroom if you have questions about the celebration in your classroom. We will be having individual celebrations for this event, so the details may vary from classroom to classroom. A Look at this Week: ELA: Literature: We will focus on literal vs nonliteral language usage. Grammar: We will continue focusing on sentence diagramming with nouns…
Week of January 22nd
Dear 3rd Grade Parents: This week we have Class Pictures on the Thursday, the 25th.  This is the picture that is taken with the entire class.  Students should have brought home an order form from Lifetouch last week.  Should you be interested in ordering a class photo for this year, you must pay online before Thursday. A Look at this Week: ELA:In Literature we will continue reading The Wind in the Willows with a focus on the central message or theme.  In Grammar we will continue focusing on diagramming a sentence with nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.  We will have a Vocabulary Quick Check on Monday. Math: In Maths this week we will continue exploring measurement.  This week we add kilometers to meters and centimeters.  There will be a quick check assessment on Friday. History: In History we will begin our unit on Vikings, beginning with general facts about the Viking Age, and the pressures that drove Nordic peoples to raiding and occupying new lands. Science: In scie…
Dear 3rd Grade Parents:
Welcome back after our long weekend – we have an abbreviated Spalding load this week, with 10 words eachTue/Wed, with the usual pre-test Thursday and actual test Friday.Here is a look at the curriculum for this week:

Rome Project:
Presentations are completed – your student should have taken home their project – they will be receiving their graded rubric and essays back in their take-home folders within the next week, along with the notes they took whilst their fellow-students were presenting.Hopefully they learned a little from each presentation they witnessed.
A Look at this Week:
ELA: Literature: We will focus on character traits as we continue reading our Wind in the Willows story.In grammar, we will use sentence diagramming to focus on parts of speech (nouns and verbs).In writing we will be practicing organizing our thoughts in preparation for writing a paragraph, focusing on the structure of paragraphs.Our Vocab Quiz will be given on our first day back (Tuesday…