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Announcements
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What are we learning?
Reading:
We're working on our Fiction and Nonfiction skills. Students will take their 2nd Fiction/Nonfiction test this week and practice using a proof page. We are slowly getting ready for our Reading SOL so be looking for practice Reading passages to come home that we've done.

Math:
We are starting our Data and Probability unit. Students will be learning about different types of graphs and probability. We will be making and reading graphs for a few weeks. We will also be remediating our Multiplication and Division unit during Core Extension. Ask your child about Core Extension!

Science and History:
We're finishing up our Matter and Water unit and will be testing this week. Our next unit is Economics. Students will be reviewing types of resources, services, and needs and wants. They will also be learning about specialization, opportunity cost, and ways to save money!

Writing:
We will be working on our Opinion Writings. Students are asked to choose a topic they feel strongly about and write a persuasive writing about their topic. We have been working on this for a week and they are doing great! We will write our final copy this week and next.
Third Quarter
We are starting the 3rd quarter! Can you believe it? The students will have their Fractions Math Test on Friday, 2/12 as well as their Valentine's Day celebration. Feel free to send in cards and treats for all 22 students in the class. Report cards will be coming home next week! As always, please go over them with your child. Remember that Monday 2/15 is a holiday so students will NOT HAVE SCHOOL. Please email me at any time with questions at duerrcm@pwcs.edu.
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EAGLE Students of the Month
Every month, 2 or 3 students will be selected as one of the Students of the Month! Every student will have a chance to be picked, and choices will be made by Mrs. Sherman. They will have a picture taken with me which will be hung outside the classroom, and will receive a postcard in the mail from me as well.

Let's congratulate our STUDENTS OF THE MONTH!

September
Roi, Aeryanna and Jayden!!!

October
Michael, Jodie and Jose!!!


November
Luis and Nicolle!!!

January

Angel, Nataly and Bryan!!!




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Book it! Reading Program
Your child will receive a NEW packet for the Pizza Hut Book it! Program. Included in the packet is a February calendar and 2 reading response forms. Students should be reading for 20 minutes each night and filling in their Reading Log. They may then color in the box on their monthly Book it! Calendar as well. Students MUST complete 2 reading response sheets for the month of February, and read at least 23 days out of the month to receive their free Personal Pan Pizza Coupon. Reading response forms are due (COMPLETED AND NEAT!) at the end of November. Students who read for the entire 6 months of the program (October - March) will receive a special prize from me! For more information about the Book it! Program please visit http://www.bookitprogram.com/
HAPPY READING!!!
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Grading Scale
3rd Grade Grading Scale:
A = 90% - 100%
B+ = 87% - 89%
B = 80% - 86%
C+ = 77% - 79%
C = 70%- 76%
D+ = 67% - 69%
D = 60% - 66%
F = 59% and below
Scholastic Book Orders
CHECK BACK FOR NEXT BOOK ORDER DUE DATE!
Please send in checks only, NO CASH. Or you may order online. You must use our classroom code J2BQM for us to earn credit. Click on the picture below to go directly to our class page to place your order.



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Box Tops for Education
Don't forget this year to send in your box tops for education! We earn money for the school to be used to buy supplies for the classrooms! Please trim around each box top and send them in the plastic bag I sent home. Thanks so much!!!

Discussion Topics
Tasks
Homework: Monday and Thursday night - Spelling activity, Tuesday - math worksheet, Read for 20 minutes, Study vocabulary words
Study multiplication facts every night!
Files
 Diversity Project
Here are the materials needed for students to complete their Diversity Project if they misplaced theirs.
 Spelling Sorts
You will find this week's spelling sorts here in case you forgot your Spelling Notebook at school.
 Study Guides
Here you will find Study Guides for our units. Please go over these with your child prior to their tests.
 Weekly Vocabulary
Students need to study their vocabulary words each night for their Vocab Quiz on Fridays.
Daily Schedule
8:50 - 9:15 Morning work
9:15 - 10:30 Reading groups/Daily 5
10:30 - 10:45 Bathroom break/snack

10:55 - 11:40 Specials
11:45 - 12:15 Spelling/Writing
12:20 - 12:50 Lunch
12:50 - 1:00 Bathroom Break
1:00 - 2:00 Math
2:00 - 2:40
History/Science
2:40 - 3:00 Core Extension
3:00 - 3:20 Recess
3:30 - 3:40 Pack up, Dismissal



Specials Schedule:
Day 1 - Music
Day 2 - PE (please wear tennis shoes!)
Day 3 - Library
Day 4 - Art
Day 5 - PE (please wear tennis shoes!)
Day 6 - Technology
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