Thursday, January 17, 2019




Can you believe that third grade is half way over?! Encourage your 3rd grader to finish strong by:
ü  Giving their best effort
ü  Completing homework assignments neatly and correctly
ü  Practicing multiplication facts daily
ü  Checking spelling and punctuation when writing sentences


Jan. 21      Holiday! No school!
Jan. 22-25 Spirit Week (more info below)
Jan. 27      FPD Preview Day 3pm-5pm - Invite your                                  family, friends, & neighbors!
Jan. 29      Chapel 
Feb. 12      Chapel - 3rd Grade leads! Please join us in the Fine                   Arts Auditorium at 12:05.
Feb. 18-19 Holidays! No school!
Feb. 21     Capitol Field Trip to Atlanta (More info soon)
Feb. 27     Author Visit - Carmen Deedy
March 1    Mixon-Fincher Celebration 8:15-9:00 in your child's classroom
Next week (January 22-25) is Spirit Week at FPD!!! “Elementary Dress-up Days” are listed below:
 Tuesday theme for Elementary: Favorite color Head to Toe… ( No face paint, masks, or full face covering bodysuit.) If students wear athletic shorts they must be to the knee or wear leggings under them.
 Wednesday- WaCKy Tacky DaY
Thursday- Favorite Team Day
Fri- SUPER VIKING SPIRIT Day..  red, black
 ***Elementary’s Spirit Week Collection and Donations will benefit The Campus Club Ministry here in Macon.***
Items needed include:
crayons, notebooks, glue sticks, markers, pencils, journals, etc.
LIBRARY NEWS:   Our visiting author, Carmen Deedy, will visit us on Wednesday, February 27, during our Mixon-Fincher Young Author and Illustrator week.  See the flyer from last week's signed papers for more information about her visit and the opportunity to pre-order an autographed Carmen Deedy book.
 **Forms/money are due by Friday, Feb. 1 for pre-ordered books.**

Unit 5 relates fractions to visual and symbolic representations, including drawings, words, and standard notation, and explores equivalent fractions. We will also develop multiplication fact strategies using known facts to find unfamiliar products using arrays, area models, and properties of multiplication.
PRACTICE MULTIPLICATION FACTS FOR A FEW MINUTES EVERY DAY!
We have begun a sweet story in reading called The Hundred Dresses.  It is a wonderful old story about the hurtfulness of making unfair judgments.  It reminds us all to follow the “golden rule” and to be kind and compassionate to everyone.
Our 3rd quarter AR goal is set! Each student should pass at least 6 AR tests before the end of the quarter on Wednesday, March 6. This should include one biography and one chapter book. These books must be pre-approved by your student's teacher. Biographies will all be selected in February during our weekly library time. Remaining books are student's choice. 
In Social Studies we have begun a fun unit on Native Americans in North America. We will study the heritage, customs, shelters, etc. of several different tribes.
In Science we will investigate States of Matter - solids, liquids, and gases. So fun!
PLEASE REMEMBER TO SEND PICTURES YOU TAKE OF FIELD TRIPS AND CLASSROOM EVENTS TO YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER!  


Friday, November 9, 2018

November 9, 2018


Nov. 13  Chapel
Nov. 15  Jonathan's Thanksgiving 
            (Hetes & Justice at 8:45; Blizzard at 9:30)
Nov. 16    Jarrell Plantation
Nov. 19-23 Thanksgiving Holidays
 Mrs. Hetes' class  picked lettuce in our Elementary Garden this week. We enjoyed eating it at lunch this week!






FIELD TRIPS & OTHER EVENTS
Put these dates on your calendar:


Fri., Nov. 16         Jarrell Plantation
Wed., Dec. 12      Shopping Trip
Fri., Dec. 14         Chapel & Elementary Sing-a-Long
Thurs., Feb. 21    Capitol Tour in Atlanta
April  2019            Easter Egg Hunt (Date & time TBA)
May 2019             End-of-Year Bowling Party
Please send in your child's costume by Monday if you have not already. We will use the costumes in our dress rehearsals. We will send the costumes back home on Wednesday afternoon. Please have your child come to school on Thursday, November 15 wearing their costume. Have them bring a uniform to change into after our program.
Second Quarter AR goal info is 5 passed A.R. tests on chapter books before Dec 12. AR Book Finder is linked on the right.
                                 
We hope your 3rd grader has enjoyed reading Charlotte's Web! Remember that students may choose to take the AR test at school which will count towards this quarter's goal. Finishing the book at home is optional and, since it is above grade level, may require your assistance.
All books must be returned to school by Wednesday, November 14. 


Friday, October 26, 2018

October 25, 2018

Nov. 8   Jonathan's Thanksgiving play parts                                          memorized 
Nov. 13  Chapel
Nov. 15  Jonathan's Thanksgiving 
            (Hetes & Justice at 8:45; Blizzard at 9:30)
Nov. 16    Jarrell Plantation
Nov. 19-23 Thanksgiving Holidays
There is a note in today's papers about our next field trip on Friday, November 16 to the Jarrell Plantation. Check you calendar to see if you are available to chaperone and drive on our trip. (The form is also linked on the right.)
Our annual 3rd grade Thanksgiving play, Jonathan’s Thanksgiving, will be held on Thursday, November 15 in each classroom. Parents, grandparents, and siblings are invited to attend!
    Play scripts came home this week so that students can begin memorizing parts. A little practice time each day will make memorization a snap! All parts should be memorized by Wednesday, November 7
    We have a few costumes still available at school. Please return the note attached to the play script if you are interested in borrowing one from our collection. 
We hope your 3rd grader has enjoyed the chapters of Charlotte's Web we have read together in class. Books will come home next Wednesday, October 31 in green homework folders. Please take the time to enjoy reading the remainder of  this delightful book with your child. Let them practice using their character voices. This helps them to read with expression and fluency. This can count towards the daily homework reading assignment. After completing the book, students may choose to take the AR test at school which will count towards this quarter's goal. Finishing the book at home is optional and, since it is above grade level, may require your assistance. All books must be returned to school by Wednesday, November 14.
Second Quarter AR goal info is 5 passed A.R. tests on chapter books before Dec 12. AR Book Finder is linked on the right.


Friday, October 19, 2018

October 19, 2018



Oct. 23    Fall Festival (Early dismissal)
Oct. 23-24 Conferences (Early dismissal)
Oct. 24     NO LATE START
Oct. 30    Chapel
Nov. 13    Chapel
Nov. 15    Jonathan's Thanksgiving (Hetes & Justice at 8:45; Blizzard 
               at 9:30)
Nov. 16    Jarrell Plantation
Nov. 19-23 Thanksgiving Holidays

Please let Sally Anne ( email or call) know if your child will be attending Viking  Crew on Tuesday or Wednesday (Oct. 23, 24), our half days.

  • Next Tuesday and Wednesday, October 23 and 24 are early dismissal days. Elementary will be dismissed at noon. Lunch will be served on both days. Our Fall Festival will be held on Tuesday afternoon from 12-3. Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon.
  • ***Be sure to return the note in Thursday's signed papers this week indicating "pick up" plans for Fall Festival.