Weekly Newsletter 10-20-17

Good Afternoon Parents,


Today marked the end of another exciting week of teaching and learning at TMSA! We would like to thank all the parents who volunteered their time, and/or sent in supplies for the classroom.


Important Dates/Events:

10/21: Saturday School

10/27: International Day

10/30: Book Character Day


What We Are Learning:

Reading: Story Elements

L/Arts: Parts of Speech (Adverbs)

Math: Properties of Multiplication/Division

Science: Fossils

Social Studies: Native American Regions

Writing: RACE & Narrative/Expository  Prompts



Parent/Teacher Conferences

Our Parent/Teacher Conference Day has been rescheduled to Friday, November 3, 2017 from 8-10am, however, teachers are available to meet with you regarding your child’s progress prior to that date. We are available from 1:20 – 2:10pm on most school days, and on Tuesdays between 5:00-6:00pm. All conferences are by appointment only. Please email your child’s homeroom teacher if you need to schedule a conference.


Saturday School

Our first Saturday Academy will be held on 10/21/17. Parents will be notified if their child needs to be in attendance. Saturday Academy begins at 9:00am and ends promptly at 12:00 noon.


Social Studies Field Trip

We have 5 spots left for the Native American Festival & Pow Wow on November 2, 2017. The cost of this alternative learning experience is $25 per person, and spots will be assigned on a first come first served basis. Please fill out the lunch form that your child received if he/she paid on Thursday (Oct 18). Please check your child’s agenda.

field trip snack form


USA Test Prep Assignments

Students were given their user name and login for USA Test Prep before the Fall Break. Please take advantage of this wonderful resource.


Spelling & Vocabulary Words

  1. The new spelling & vocabulary words will be posted online on Monday.
  2. Tic Tac Toe activity sheet is posted online for practice.
  3. Students will take their 3rd spelling & vocab test on 10/27.


As always, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, or require additional information.


Have a great weekend!

The Third Grade Team

Transition words

Students this week got a great resource that I want them to keep for the rest of the year. It is a list of transition and linking words with the different uses for them. Here is a link to the list in case your child has lost his/her copy. http://www.smart-words.org/linking-words/linking-words.pdf

Reading Log

Reading logs are due every Friday. Please make sure your child is completing them. If they have lost their reading log, simply have them write a summary on what they have read for 20 minutes. Make sure to include the book , time and date as well.

Signed Reading Quizzes

Thank you to the 8 students who turned in signed reading quizzes today. Yes, 8 out of 26. There are a few legitimate excuses, but for the most part, students who didn’t turn it in were negligent in their responsibilities. I don’t know if they had plans over the weekend that they were afraid they would miss, but Sunday night is still an option if that’s their MO. 🙂 I will always post a notice that papers to be signed are coming home so you know to look for them.

When I send home graded work to be signed, I expect it back the next day. Your child’s timely response helps me stay up to date in the grade book. The 8 students who turned theirs in today earned 5 PBIS points. Students who bring their signed test copy tomorrow will receive 3 PBIS points. Students who do not bring their signed test copy by Wednesday will have directed activities instead of free play during brain break.

Thank you for your support!