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Let's talk about PEACE! United Nation's Day is Tuesday!
1/2 Days 10/24, 10/26 and 10/30

3K Parents

Ask Me About:

  • How I skip count by 2s and 3s.
  • What is "Commutative Property" (3x5=5x3)
  • How I visualize (make pictures in my mind) when I read.
  • Our visitors today from Polly Hill.
  • My homework - reading 15-20 min every night and the math facts I'm working on.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • We'll be traveling to Polly Hill on Monday morning 10/23.  Dress for the weather and our early morning, outside field trip.
  • Tuesday 10/24, Thursday 10/26 and next Monday 10/30 will be half days for parent teacher conferences.
  • Tuesday 10/24 is United Nation's Day.  Our school will have an assembly in the gym at 9am that morning.  
  • Be on the look out for information regarding our trip to Plimoth Plantation on November 7th.  Details coming home on Monday.  

 

***SEE THE NEWSLETTER FILE CABINET FOR MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS ON READING!

 

3K SPECIALS SCHEDULE

MONDAY   -      GYM

TUESDAY  -      MUSIC

WEDNESDAY -    LIBRARY

THURSDAY -      ART

FRIDAY-           COMPUTER & GYM

Please remember your sneakers for gym days and library books on Wednesday.

 

3K PARENTS

September 7, 2017

We’ve had a wonderful first few days of school, getting to know each other!  We have 17 friendly faces in our room and are enjoying these days to get reacquainted, meet one another and learn the expectations in third grade. 

SCHEDULE AND CONTACTING US:

We sent home a copy of our specials schedule so you know what days to send sneakers, library books, etc.  If you need to reach us please feel free to call before school starts (8-8:15), or at the end of the day (2:45-3:15).  My phone number and email is listed at the bottom of this page.  If you have an important message for that day and reach the answering machine, please call the front office to be sure we get the message.  I don't always check my phone messages during the school day. Email is also a great way to contact me. 

HOME-SCHOOL FOLDER:

This folder will go home daily with homework and notices.  Please be sure your child shares any notices or completed work with you daily, completes his/her homework and returns the folder every day.  If you have anything you would like to share with us, this is a great place to put the information, as we’ll get notes from this folder daily as well.  If the folder gets lost or damaged please replace it with their name on it.  We start off slowly with homework but it is expected that all students get into the routine of reading every night for 15-20 minutes.  Please help them to find a time and space that supports them at home. 

SNACK:

We will have a community snack in 3K.  Our hope is that we will create a system that is both helpful to you at home and creates a community feeling in our classroom. There will be a fruit bowl available to all students to supplement the snack for the day.

Each family will be responsible for providing a snack for the week.  If there is a conflict or problem, please contact me and we can work something out.  Additionally, the week before you're scheduled to supply snack to the class, we will send a reminder notice.  Overall we work to provide the class with snacks that are healthy (fruits, vegetables, dairy and grains) and ideally contain protein.  Please be aware, we do have a NUT ALLERGY (DAIRY AND SOY too but we’ll accommodate this student in class) this year so we have to be very careful of cross contamination.  Food that has labels is ideal and will help us to create a nut-free classroom to keep everyone safe. 

BIRTHDAY AND HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS:

In accordance with the Wellness Committee's initiative to have non-food celebrations for birthdays and holidays, we will be doing just that.  You'll find more information regarding classroom celebrations on my webpage. We'll certainly sing (and dance) and celebrate each child on his/her birthday!  You are also welcome to come visit the class on your child's birthday to read a story or even dance with us at the very end of the day! 

COMPUTER USE:

Students are asked to complete some homework on the computer.  I hope that all of you have a computer at home.  If you don't computers are available afterschool or at the town library.  Please contact me if this is a challenge for you and your child.

WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU AND YOUR CHILD THIS YEAR!!!  HOPEFULLY WE WILL SEE YOU AT OPEN HOUSE ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH! 

 Respectfully,

 Alicia Knight and Robin Davies   (508) 627-3316 x227    

 aliciaknight@mvyps   rdavies@mvyps.org

 

Incoming THIRD GRADERS:

3K will be using an alternative seating arrangement this year.  Students will have work bins for their folders, journals and books.  We'll use community supplies at tables and individual work baskets.  We're excited to try some standing desks (thanks to a PTA grant) and floor seating this year. 

We are asking students to bring a few items for themselves and to contribute to the supply bins by bringing the following items:

  • A box of 8 crayons
  • A box of 8 markers
  • one pack of index cards
  • one roll of masking tape
  • one black marble journal for writing (every child needs one)
  • 2 or more thin dry erase markers
  • a box of pencils

 

COOPERATIVE SNACKS IN THIRD GRADE

 

Each family will be responsible for providing snack a few times during the school year.  Please purchase snacks for the entire class for the week.  Keep it simple!  I am trying to create a community where we all enjoy the same snacks.  The cafeteria has fruit and we fill our fruit basket daily.  In addition, we will add a few snacks for those who need other options.  We have 18 students so please provide enough food for the group.  Two large bags of a snack will be enough for our group each day.  We love fresh fruit, cheese, yogurt, vegetables and more.  I’m not a dietitian and am still working out the details of a cooperative snack, so please contact me with suggestions and feedback on this new and changing snack policy.

We have a water fountain in our classroom.  Students can have a small water bottle that they use during the day.  We will have a place in the classroom to store them as they will not have their own desk.  

Some delicious and popular snacks include but are not limited to:

Pretzels, popcorn, rice snacks, corn chips and salsa, pita chips and hummus, cheese and crackers, yogurt, cheese sticks, nutrigrain cereal bars, granola bars, carrots, cucumbers, celery and other vegetables with a dipping sauce, breads and muffins, fruit kabobs, clementines, strawberries, grapes and more!!!

Information about non-food birthday celebrations is in a file below.

 

 

 

 

Newsletter Weekly Newsletters

File Cabinet File Cabinet for Mrs. Knight's Class

September 9, 2016
COOPERATIVE SNACKS IN 3K no nuts.docx

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September 12, 2014
3K Curriculum Outline.doc

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June 27, 2014
Summer math.pdf

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September 13, 2013
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS IN 3K.docx

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September 13, 2013
non-food birthday celebration ideas.docx

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June 17, 2013
Summer Reading going into gr. 3.pdf

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June 17, 2013
3rd grade summer webpage.pdf

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What more can I say?

Drop Everything And Read

Busy writing stories that move us!

Reading

Journal Writing

Ready for a paddle in a mishoon

Visiting Plymouth Plantation

Commutative Property of Multiplication

Investigations in Math

1620's Museum Project

1620's Museum Project

Pond Scooping at Felix Neck

Identifying Pond Life

Apple Picking
 



Recommended sites
http://www.visualfractions.com/findGrampy.html
Practice your fractions on this fun website.
http://www.linkslearning.org/Kids/1_Math/2_Illustrated_Lessons/index.html
You'll find this site informative for both parents and children. Enjoy the graphics, videos and games!
http://www.gamequarium.com/math.htm
Math games for varied levels
http://www.plimoth.org/kids/
Fun facts about Pilgrims.
www.mayflowerhistory.com
Information about the voyage, passengers aboard and more.
http://www.doe.mass.edu/frameworks/current.html
3rd Grade Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks
IXL
IXL - you can do it from school or at home!
Snack Safety
Guide of Snacks Free of Peanuts, Tree Nuts and Eggs



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