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    Time certainly continues to fly by in third grade! We are already in the month of April. Students continue to work really hard here in 3rd grade!

    Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will be taking the PSSA state tests this month. We have all been very busy practicing and preparing our students for these tests. There are a few things you can do at home to make sure your students will do their best.
              ~Please make sure your child is in school on time the days of these tests.
              ~Get a good night’s sleep.
              ~Eat a nutritious breakfast.
              ~Wear comfortable clothing.
              ~Give your child some words of encouragement!

    In math, students continue to practice all of our math facts. Keep practicing! There are many wonderful math websites that provide practice with all the facts. Check out the math websites under the links tab of our website.

    In English Language Arts, we are working on Unit 4, which is about meeting challenges. We will be talking about making healthful choices, skills and talents, adaptations, flight, and inspiration during this unit. Throughout the year, students will read a variety of genres including fantasies, realistic fiction, biographies, autobiographies, expository texts, poetry, and folktale. We have also been working on Daily 5 in our classroom. This is used during our guided reading groups to ensure students are engaged in meaningful activities that will help build their stamina, fluency, and their writing abilities.

    Please make sure you child is dressed appropriately for outside recess. This time of year there are warm and cold days, however our playground is always windy. We need the students in school as much as possible so they do not fall behind in their academic studies.





    Month of April:

    2-8 - Book Fair during Library Classes (our day is Friday, April 5)

    6 - PTO Spring Family Sale and Book Fair 

    15-17 - English Language Arts PSSA's

    18-22 - Spring Break, Happy Easter

    23 - Snow Make Up Day

    29-30 - Math PSSA's








    Month of May:

    2 - Fine Arts Festival 7pm





    Snow Day Make-Ups:

    Monday, February 18 (President's Day)

    Tuesday, April 23

    Wednesday, June 5

    Thursday, June 6

    Friday, June 7







    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 8:10-8:25 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.