April Newsletter, Homework and Perimeter Song

It is the 4th nine weeks already! This month we are working on getting ready for 4th grade by refining students’ time management and problem solving strategies. Be sure to continue to complete homework every night; if there are any changes in homework with testing or as the year comes to a close I will update you via Remind.

Here are some important dates to note:

April 10th -17th Spring Break NO SCHOOL

April 2oth Interim Reports

April 28th Field Day (wear blue)

May 4th & 5th 3rd Grade Reading SOL test

May 11th & 12th 3rd Grade Math SOL test

Also for your listening pleasure… the perimeter song! This catchy tune has been helping us in math over the past week. Ask your student to show you the dance moves!


March Newsletter and Homework

March is upon us! It is hard to believe, but the year is just flying by. Be on the look out, you just may see some leprechaun magic in the next few weeks…

BG Monthly Newsletter March

We have a lot of important dates to note in the upcoming month:

Feb 26th- March 3rd – Dr. Seuss Spirit Week

March 2nd – 3rd Grade Reading Benchmark

March 2nd – Dr. Seuss Reading Night 6pm-7:45pm

March 8th – 3rd Grade Math Benchmark

March 10th & 13th – No School

March 16th – Report Cards

March 23rd – Science Museum Field Trip

Here is the link to the full Benchmark testing schedule:

Benchmark Testing Schedule – 3rd 9 Weeks

As always you can reach me through email (sellis@ccps.us), phone or Remind if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks!

Main Idea Reading Log

Leveled Word Work Menus Homework

February Newsletter and Homework

Love is in the air… it must be February! We are excited to continue to love ourselves by incorporating the 7 Habits of Healthy Kids into our day to day learning. Below are the checklists that have been going home every other week, just in case you misplace one. Remember to have a conversation with your student about how they will incorporate that habit into their life, complete the checklist items, then sign and turn it in for a few extra DOJOs.

7 Habits Flyers

We’ve also been practicing this song to help us remember the 7 Habits. Check it out!

7 Habits Song

Here are the February updates, newsletter and homework. As stated in the newsletter, please remember to send in valentines for all 19 students if you choose to send them on the 14th.

BG Monthly Newsletter Feb post

Main Idea Reading Log

Leveled Word Work Menus Homework

As always don’t hesitate to contact me via remind, email (sellis@ccps.us) or just give me a call. Thanks!

January Homework and Newsletter

Happy new year! We’re starting 2017 off with a lot of NEW, including our homework.

Word Work: Jan Leveled Word Work Menus Homework

Word Work homework is now leveled to your child’s specific word work group. Each student knows which group they are in and should ONLY complete homework from their menu. These will be given out in class, but above is the link for reference.

Reading Log: Main Idea Reading Log

We are working hard on the concept of main idea and details as the data has shown it’s been our lowest standard across the board. Each night students should find the main idea of their reading along with “evidence” or details to support it. Also, students will now calculate the elapsed time that they have read to add in a cross-curricular element! Only estimating to the nearest hour is required, but encourage them to challenge themselves by finding the elapsed time to the nearest half hour or minute.

Newsletter: Monthly Newsletter Jan

Here are our updates for January. As always if you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to email (sellis@ccps.us), call, or text via Remind. I hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday season!


Wonder, Mr. Brown’s First Precept: Choose Kind

Bowling Green is starting a movement in November to encourage our students to be kind. In our classroom, we have been reading the book Wonder by RJ Palcio since the beginning of the year. In this book, kindness is a huge theme. We read it to remind ourselves how to treat others and to work as a team. Throughout the book, August’s teacher Mr. Brown has a series of precepts (Ask your student what this word means!). So far we have read the first, listed below. Everyday will be talking about how we can implement this precept in our daily lives and I encourage you to continue the conversation at home too. Be on the lookout for Mr. Brown’s next precept!

Choose Kind

I “Mustache” You a Question…

On Friday students created survey, collected data on their question from the class and formed a graph as a project for math. To add a little fun, we added some fake mustaches to the equation. As the students went around asking the question for their survey, they held it and said “I mustache you a question..”. Here are the pictures I able to get. I tried to get everyone, but they were so excited that I missed some!

Be on the lookout to see their data and graphs hanging up in the hallway outside our room.

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Moon Phases Homework

This week students have a little but of extra fun homework. Each night they will be asked to look at the moon and record what it looks like as we learn about moon phases. An extra sheet is attached is case they misplace it.

Students were told about this on Friday (though I’m sure many forgot), therefore 5 days will be required for homework. If they do all 7 days they will get extra credit!

This will be due this Friday, November 18th for a science grade. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.


November Newsletter and Homework

Here is the November Newsletter that was sent home this week.


Please bring in any supply items that you can as we are running very low.

We will continue using the same word work menu this month. Encourage your student to try all the different activities! They can always think of their own, as long as they run it by me first. Get those creative juices flowing!

Also I forgot a November birthday on the newsletter: Happy birthday to Aiden W. on November 21st.

Thank you for your continued support in the classroom and for everyone’s help with the pizza party this past Friday! The kids had an awesome time celebrating their reward for earning 5,000 DOJO points as a class. Way to go team!