Weekly Update 1/17/19

Good morning Tigers!

We have had a fantastic week here at Trevvett. In reading, we are working towards reviewing the skills we have learned this year so far! Please make sure your child is reading nightly for at least 20 minutes and then talking about what they read with someone. Thank you for your support with this! In math, we have been learning about temperature and time. In social studies, we are wrapping up our Mali unit and in writing we have been learning about how to inform our reader about a certain topic.

Important Dates Coming Up

Friday, January 18 Reading Assessment (Sorry for the confusion about the test this week. We take Benchmark tests coming up and we thought it would be better to have another reading test in preparation. Thanks for understanding!)

Monday, January 21 NO SCHOOL –  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Friday, January 25 End of the Grading Period –  PAW ACHIEVEMENT Field Trip

Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31 Reading Benchmark Testing

Thursday, February 7 and Friday, February 8 Math Benchmark Testing

Next week is Spirit Week! 🙂 

Have a great weekend!

~Mrs. Peay

Welcome Back! Weekly Update 12/13/18

 

Welcome back to school after our long snow break! We had a smooth day transitioning back into our routines!

This week we will start learning about Ancient Greece and Rome in social studies. In math, we are continuing our measurement unit by studying liquid volume. In reading, we continue to work on those reading strategies in small groups and whole group. We are also finishing our “What happens when I’m sick…” writing piece and hope to have our final drafts completed by winter break!

Here are some important dates coming up:

Monday, December 17 CHROMEBOOKS are delivered! 🙂

Tuesday, December 18 Rescheduled Math MAPS Test

Wednesday, December 19 WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS! 

Winter Basketball Game 8:00 am

Classroom Party 1:00-2:00

As always, thank you for your support. Have a great weekend!

~Mrs. Peay

 

Classroom Pictures

For an updated look at all our classroom photos, please visit: Our Class Dojo Story

Weekly Update 12/6/18

Good morning families!

This has been a great week here in third grade! On Tuesday, we took our Reading MAPS test to show growth in the area of reading. To continue to grow, please read nightly with your child and discuss what they have read. In math, we continued to work on our measurement unit. We measured with rulers, yard sticks and meter sticks. Today we are starting liquid volume with different containers and a water lab! In writing, we started our pre-writing web for what it’s like to be sick and what you do to feel better! The students have thoroughly enjoyed discussing something they have all had experience with! In science, we have been studying how animals and plants are dependent on one another to survive.

Upcoming Important Dates

Tuesday, December 11 Math MAPS Test

Thursday, December 13 Mrs. Peay’s Classroom Spelling Bee (a study guide was sent home in grey folders on December 16)

Wednesday, December 19 Last Day of School before Winter Break/Classroom Winter Party (If you would like to participate, please contact the PTO. They sent an email regarding class parties last week. Thank you!)

As always thank you for your support!

~Mrs. Peay

Weekly Update 11/29/2018

Good afternoon families!

We had a fun week back after Fall Break! Our field trip was amazing! We learned so much about the Amazon and simple machines!

In reading, we have been working on finding the main idea and supporting details of a nonfiction text.

In math, we worked on finishing our multiplication/division unit (we will revisit this often!) and started our measurement unit today! We also took our summative math test on Tuesday!

In science, we have been studying the relationship between animals and the ecosystem. We have a quiz tomorrow focusing on which animals depend on one another (or plants) for survival.

Reminders: Please return signed report card!

Coming up…

Tuesday, December 4th we are taking our NWEA MAPS Reading Test! This is the growth test that was shared in report cards. I know all students will do a great job and show amazing growth!

If you have any box tops at home, please send them in! Our school is participating in a box top competition! Here is the information from the PTO. Thank you!

The class with the most box tops turned in by February 22 (one week before our March 1 submission) will win a Pizza Party from the PTO.

Parents can help us out by:
1. Checking the dates on their box tops (expired box tops can make our entire submission get tossed out)
2. Putting box tops into groups of 50, in a Ziploc baggie with the number “50” on the outside.
Thanks for your support!
-Mrs. Peay

Good Evening!

We have a lot of activities coming up this week and I wanted to update everyone on our plans for this week!

Monday is PAW Achievement! We will visit Hermitage High School to watch a Junie B. Jones play!

Tuesday we have our summative reading assessment for the week and a lesson with the school counselor, Mrs. Bushey.

Friday, Field trip forms and money are due and we have our Ancient China and Egypt unit test. 

In math, we are starting multiplication and will work on building strategies to solve our facts!

Hope everyone had an amazing weekend!

-Mrs. Peay

Weekly Update 10/26/18

Good afternoon families!

This week in reading, we reviewing asking and answering questions about text we’ve read! We read a functional text (a recipe) and answered questions on how to make an ocean in a cup! Ask your child to help you read recipes while you’re cooking this weekend! 🙂

In math, we started learning about estimation and why we estimate certain things. We talked about estimating in the grocery store so we don’t go over budget!

In writing, we finished our creature writing piece and will hang those in the hallway next week! We also finished our social studies alternative assessment focusing on map skills!

Have a great weekend!

~Mrs. Peay

Important Dates:

Tuesday, October 30th BIG BLAST CELEBRATION  (wear your costume to school)

Wednesday, October 31st HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Friday, November 2nd Book Fair Preview Day

Weekly Update 10/19/18

Good afternoon!

Thank you so much for your support this week. We took our Place Value unit test to wrap up the unit! We started to learn about estimation and computation today and will continue with that into next week. On Tuesday, we have a cumulative summative assessment on all that we have learned in math so far! Please make sure to study your graphing, place value and estimation notes.

In reading, we read Into the Sea today. It was a great book that the students loved. They even clapped when we finished reading it! We talked about the vocabulary and practiced asking and answering questions about what we read.

In social studies, we wrapped up our maps unit with the geographic features of 5 continents. We will take our social studies test next week. Be sure to study your notes in your journal!

Thank you for your support this week! Don’t forget to sign up for parent/teacher conferences. I would love to talk to all parents about their child’s progress.

Thanks again!

~Mrs. Peay

Weekly Update October 4th, 2018

Good morning families!

This week in reading we have been studying questioning. We have asked and answered questions about what was read and even worked through making questions in writing through a poem!

In math, we have been comparing numbers using the greater than, less than and equal to symbols and words. We have also ordered numbers from greatest to least and least to greatest. Today, we will start rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and tomorrow to the nearest 100.

This week, we started our maps unit in social studies and are reviewing the 7 continents and 5 oceans, cardinal directions and relative location.

A word from our gifted teacher:

Parent referrals for gifted identification will be accepted beginning October 9 to October 26, 2018. As you consider your decision to refer your child, please be sure to speak with his/her teacher to discuss any gifted qualities being observed in the classroom on a consistent basis.  Referrals should be submitted in writing (email is acceptable) to Jennifer Rhoden at jmrhoden1@henrico.k12.va.us during these designated dates.  No referrals will be accepted after October 26.  Subject line of email should state Gifted Referral, and the email should include student’s first and last name, grade level, teacher, and area of referral (English, Math or Both areas).  An email confirmation will be sent within 48 hours. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please call the school.

Calendar Dates:

Tomorrow, October 5th- LAST Day to gather your $50 for the fundraiser and be able to go to the BIG BLAST celebration on the 30th!

Tomorrow, October 5th- Homework Packet Due

Tomorrow, October 5th- SCA Officers Announced on afternoon Announcements

Monday, October 8th- Columbus Day NO SCHOOL

Have a great weekend!

~Mrs. Peay

Homework 10/2

This week we are studying prefixes/suffixes and in the middle of our place value unit. Our place value test is Thursday, October 11th, 2018.

I’ve included the review pages that I sent home today in this post. Homework 10-2

Please have your child read at least 20 minutes every night and answer questions about what they read.

Thank you!