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    Welcome Fall and cooler temperatures!

    It is hard to believe that we are in October already. We have been busy reviewing our school rules along with learning new routines and procedures in third grade. Students are happily earning dollars for all of their hard work. Please ask your child what they are doing to earn dollars.

    In math, we have been learning about place value, comparison statements, ordering numbers, adding, rounding or estimating, and estimating sums. We will be moving onto subtraction the beginning of this month. After we do some practice with subtraction, we will begin learning strategies for learning the multiplication facts.

    In English Language Arts, we have been learning the procedures of the program. We have begun our small reading groups and are working through the first unit of the program. Throughout the year, students will read a variety of genres including fantasies, biographies, autobiographies, expository texts, poetry, and others. Students have been learning about communities and how people can contribute to their community in order to make it a better place. We are currently reading a biography on Benjamin Franklin.

    In Social Studies, we are finishing up learning about map skills. I am proud of all the students. They created beautiful compass roses and maps of the world. The map skills test will be on Wednesday, October 2. Then we will be moving onto a Science Unit on the Properties of Matter. Students will learn what classifies items as a solid, liquid, or gas. We will also discuss what happens in order to make states of matter change to another state.








    Month of October

    11 - Early Dismissal for Students

    14 - No School for Students

    16 - PTO Meeting in Cafeteria 6:00pm

    17 - Picture Retakes

    18 - Fire Prevention Day

    24 - Author Visit

    25 - Student of the Month Assemblies

    26 - King Frost Parade

    25 - 31 - Red Ribbon Week

    25 - Wear red and white

    28 - Wear your favorite superhero or workout clothes

    29 - Wear neon colors

    30 - Wear crazy socks

    31 - Wear orange and black (bring your costume for activities later in the day)









    Month of November

    25 - Early Dismissal; Parent Teacher Conferences

    26 - Early Dismissal; Parent Teacher Conferences

    27 - 29 - No School; Happy Thanksgiving









    As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me to discuss them. I am available through email at mardon@hasdhawks.org or by phone before school from 8:00-8:25 and after school until 4:00pm at (610) 562-2241 (ext. 4213). Over the summer, please use email for communication purposes as I will not be in school to get any phone messages.