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    Dear Fabulous 3rd Graders and Parents, 

    Happy March!   On Friday, March 15th, we will be baking THUNDERCAKE! Ask your child about it.  We will supply all the ingredients.  Spring Pictures are  on March 21st, Thursday.    The 2nd Marking Period ends on Monday, March 18th. 

         0 Please encourage your child to go on XTRA MATH atleast 3 x a week. The more often the better.  This homework assignment will help your child master their facts which will help them gain confidence and allow them to solve higher level word problems much easier.  THE KNOWLEDGE OF FACTS  IS IMPERATIVE TO BEING SUCCESSFUL IN MATH!  They are the foundational skills in every math class. 



    Skills we are learning in MARCH : 

    Math-  Graphs, regroupin&  Word Problem Attack Strategies

    Spelling-  homophones (too, to, two,  their, there, they're...)

    WIN TIME-  Book Clubs 

    Literacy-  Finding Evidence, Character Changes, Non Fiction 

    Science- Non Fiction Text 




    1   We will be going outside for recess as long as the temperature will be 40 degrees or higher. PLEASE SEND YOUR CHILD WITH A COAT EVERYDAY IN THE WINTER.  A hat and gloves are helpful, too.  Thank you!!

      Reminder:  Your child should be going on XTRA MATH 3-4 times a week.  Every Sunday, I receive an email of who has been going on.  This is part of your child's homework. Your child will receive a SHOUT OUT if your child goes on at least 3 days a week for the WHOLE SESSION.  Partial sessions will not be awarded a SHOUTOUT.  Thank you so much for helping your child become a stronger mathematician!


    1 PLEASE NOTE: Lunchboxes are expected to be kept with your child at THEIR side or in front of them.  If your child is seen using his/her lunchbox for anything other than keeping lunch in, he/she will lose the privilege of bringing it to lunch with them.  They will be given a bag which can be thrown out, to be proactive.  I will contact you, so you know, should this be the case for your child. I appreciate your support in helping our students learn responsibility and making safe choices. 

       0 Class President- Caden Miller

                    Vice President -Holden Concord!

                    Speaker of the House- Olivia Dizon

                   Secretary of Education-  Erik Mawker

                  Secretary of State- Nicholas LaCugna

                 Secretary of Treasury- Chinemerem Onyegbosi





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    2/19  Dress as your favorite book character.

    2/20 Wear mixed up/backward clothes... WACKY WEDNESDAY.

    2/21 Wear a shirt that others can read!

    2/22  Wear School Colors!

    2/25 Crazy Hat Day!

    2/26 80's Day! 

    2/27 Wear pajamas!   5:30-7:30  Ice cream Social & Teacher Read Alouds   

    2/28  Jeans Day (Rare Genes Day)  &  Author's  Visit... Elvira Woodruff  

    3/1 Happy Birthday Dr. Suess      School Spirit Day

    3/15  Baking "Thundercake" just like Patricia Polacco to celebrate St. Patrick's Day  WEAR GREEN, too.  




     0  Please read each night and log your reading on your calendar. A green circle shows when you started the book and a red circle shows when you completed the book.  Remember to write the title, too. THIS IS DAILY HOMEWORK. 



     MONDAY Computers     

    TUESDAY   Music with Ms. Burnett

    WEDNESDAY  Art with Ms. Murphy

    THURSDAY   World Language with Senora McDonald

    FRIDAY  Gym 

    LUNCH 12:20-12:50      

    0 **We will have a snack at around 10:45ish everyday. If you choose to bring a snack, please make sure it is healthy (fruit, cheese stick, crackers, pretzels, veggies, etc..)  Please do not bring cookies, chips, etc.. 

    0 Also, your child is welcome to keep a WATER  bottle with WATER on his/her desk.  Due to spills, please do not send in anything other than CLEAR WATER.  Thank you.



      Pearsonrealize.com   Directions:    Look at the handout that is in your child's planner      LOG IN :  LUNCH#   PASSWORD: Initials 03   Ex: Sue Miller  SM03    

    XTRA MATH LOGIN is in your child's planner (front page)  They must put my email address:  sralkalay@jacksonsd.org  


    Our classroom is a RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM.   Please go to  responsiveclasssroom.org  to learn more about this wonderful, research based, and effective philosophy!

    1  Please feel free to email me at  sralkalay@jacksonsd.org  with any questions or concerns.  All the best for a wonderful and successful year! 

    1 Mrs. Alkalay