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! ūüôā

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!

Happy October!

Good afternoon families!

This week was a great week here in third grade!

In reading, we worked on our questioning skills before, during and after reading. We created questions and answered them while making connections and predictions about our reading.

In math, we started Place Value and wrote numbers in standard, word, base ten and expanded form.

In writing, we worked on writing a complete sentence by identifying the subject and predicate.

In science, we learned about food chains and food webs! Thank you for all the amazing animal projects! They look great!

Next Week:

Monday, October 1st- Computer Lesson with Mr. Clough

Friday, October 5th- LAST Day to raise $50 and attend our Big Blast Event!

As always, thank you for your support and all that you do!

~Mrs. Peay

Third Week of School

Thank you to all families who were able to make it to our STEAM day! It was a lot of fun. We pretended to be birds as we searched for worms (various colored rotini) in the learning garden! We learned animals can camouflage themselves to protect from predators. After we found the worms, we graphed the different colors on a bar graph and pictograph. We learned that we didn’t find a lot of green pasta since it camouflaged itself in with the grass!

In reading this week, we worked on making connections between texts, text to self and text to world by reading The Boy Who Cried Wolf and The Keeping Quilt.

In writing, we learned about 4 different sentence types: declarative, interrogative, imperative and exclamatory.

In math, we continued work on graphing and started the place value unit.

Calendar Reminders

Saturday Trevvett Yard Sale 8-11 am

Wednesday September 26th Reading NWEA Assessment

Friday September 28th Math NWEA Assessment

If you haven’t already, please send in $8.00 for the Scholastic Story Works subscription for your child, thanks!

BIG BLAST is coming up! October 30, your child will be able to jump in the bouncy houses here at school in their Halloween costume if they raise $50 for our school fundraiser.

If you would like to sign up for parent/teacher conferences, here is the link. I would love to talk to all families on November 8th! If you can’t make it to conference night, I would be more than happy to set up a phone conference!

Thank you for your support and have a fabulous weekend!

~Mrs. Peay

 

Second Week Reminders!

Good afternoon families!

This week was full of fun at Trevvett. Thank you to all families who came to Back to School Night! I was so happy to meet you all!

In math, we’ve continued to work on bar graphs and pictograph. Since there is no school Friday we have postponed the graphing test to Tuesday.

In reading, we have focused on using strategies such as determining main idea/supporting details and making predictions to help us better understand the texts. In writing, we began our personal narrative unit and will continue to work on those next week.

In social studies, we have brainstormed what makes a good citizen and started to write today about what we would do if we were president to be a good citizen! Our citizenship test is tomorrow!

I hope that everyone will stay safe this weekend!

Next week:

Monday will be the first day of reading/math homework. Please see your child’s agenda for specific details on upcoming quizzes or tests.

Wednesday is a HALF DAY. We will work on a fun STEAM activity!

Saturday is the PTO Yard Sale! Spaces are still available for $15.

If you would like to sign up for parent/teacher conferences, here is the link. I would love to talk to all families on November 8th! If you can’t make it to conference night, I would be more than happy to set up a phone conference!

As always THANK YOU so much for all your support!

~Mrs. Peay

Brown Bag Biography

This assignment is due: Friday, September 7th, 2018.

Brown Bag Biography 

 

  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†In an effort to get to know each other better in our class community the students are assigned a first week of school project. ¬†
  • Use this paper bag to show the class five items that are special to you. ¬†They must be small enough to fit into the bag. You will be sharing the items with the class so be prepared to talk a little bit about each one.
  • In addition the student should write one correct, complete sentence that tells about each item for a total of five sentences. ¬†This will count as a class participation grade!

 

Here are some ideas:

  • Someone or something that is special to you
  • Your favorite sport
  • Your favorite food
  • A special hobby or talent
  • A special family vacation
  • What you want to be when you grow up

You can use real objects, photographs, or pictures from magazines/internet sources.  Be creative!

 

This project is due Friday, September 7.  We will be presenting our biographies to the class during our morning meeting time during the week of September 10.  Students will need to keep their bags at school until they have presented to the class.

 

Thank you!

The Third grade Team

Weekly Update 9/6/18

Good morning families!

We have had a fabulous first week of school!

Just a few reminders:

Back to School Night-Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Teachers will offer two¬†sessions¬†for your convenience. The sessions are 6:00-6:40 and 6:50-7:30. This will allow you to visit 2 teachers. Gifted and fifth grade families are encouraged to visit both of your child’s teachers. Families in grades 1-5 are invited to attend this event.

Grandparent’s Day-Friday, September 7, 2018

Thank you for returning the RSVP for this event. Pre-printed name badges will be available at the front lobby. As a reminder, grandparents should come during the designated¬†lunch period and plan to eat in the cafeteria with the student. Grandparents are welcome to bring a special lunch for student! We will provide a small dessert. Mrs. Peay’s class eats lunch at 12:35 pm.

Thank you for a great week! Please return all paperwork in your child’s grey folder. Please make sure you are initialing your child’s agenda (where homework will be written) every evening. As always, thank you for your support!

~Mrs. Peay