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Mr. Eames - Grade 3

School Administrative Unit #7 Mission Statement

To prepare every SAU #7 student for success in whatever path they choose.

SPECIAL NOTICE

The Connecticut River Collaborative Committee has established four dates for community members to meet for a public forum.  These forums are designed to gather information, establish questions to be answered, and to provide feedback regarding the educational model being proposed to address area schools' declining enrollment, maximize student learning, and being more fiscally responsible.  Community Members are encouraged to attend one or all of three of the forums.  Your feedback is important to the process.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 ~ 6:30—8:30 p.m. [Canaan Schools]
Thursday, January 24, 2019 ~ 6:30—8:30p.m. [Stewartstown Community School]
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 ~ 6:30—8:30 p.m. [Colebrook Elementary School]
Monday, February 18, 2019 ~ 6:30—8:30 p.m. [Pittsburg School]

All inquiries regarding these community forums may be directed to Mr. Bruce Beasley (SAU #7 Superintendent of Schools) at bbeasley@sau.org or at (603) 237-5571, ext. 15.

Week of January 21—25, 2019


I respectfully request that all third grade students plan to arrive in the classroom at 7:55 a.m. daily.  This will allow all students the opportunity to unpack their backpacks, read the daily morning message; and prepare/organize for the official start of their day at 8:10 a.m.  Your cooperation with this request is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.


I would like to remind all third grade parents that in order to be in compliance with the Colebrook Elementary School Handbook, written notes (explaining the absence) are required to be sent in with all students when they return from an absence from school.  Your diligent cooperation with this matter is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.


I would also like to remind all third grade parents that I would greatly appreciate your child's assignment book being signed on a nightly basis.  Your diligent cooperation with this is also greatly appreciated.  Thank you.


I would like to encourage all third grade students to wear appropriate attire on a daily basis for outside recess (11:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.) as we endure the fluctuating weather.


The following topics are planned to be covered in third grade.  (Please note that plans are subject to change without notice based on student interest/need.)


Spelling – Unit 15 – "Consonant Patterns wr, kn, gn, st, mb [Unit 15 words include . . . thumb; gnaw; written; know; climb; design; wrist; crumb; assign; wrench; know; wrinkle; lamb; knob; and knit.  Unit 15 challenge words include . . . wrestler; bologna; cologne; honeycomb; and knickknack.]  (The spelling test for Unit 15 will be given on Friday, January 25, 2019.)


Math – Review of subtraction to include subtracting 3-digit numbers and subtracting across a middle zero  [All third grade students need daily practice with all basic addition and subtraction facts.  According to former CES math consultant, Professor Mahesh Sharma, a student knows the math fact if he or she is able to recall the math fact in three seconds or less.]


Reading/Language Arts  Story – "Around One Cactus: Owls, Bats, and Leaping Rats" by Anthony D. Fredericks and illustrated by Jennifer DiRubbio (Genre – Narrative Nonfiction)/Skills – Consonant Patterns wr, kn, gn, st, mb; Cause and Effect; Irregular Verbs; and Vocabulary (incredible; lofty; noble; search; stinging; survivors; topic; unseen; and waterless)


All third grade students are encouraged to read twenty minutes each night (Monday—Thursday) and record their time on the "Third Grade Reading Log" calendar in the blue homework folder for the month of January.  All students who participate in this reading incentive will be awarded at the end of the month.  The reading goal for the month of January is to read (or read to someone) sixteen times.  Good luck!


Social Studies/Science – Scholastic News (January 7, 2019) "My Grandpa Changed America" [Topics include . . . (a) "Keeping the Dream Alive"; (b) "Chomping on Plants"; and (c) "Place in the News: Egypt/"Say Cheese!"]


Beginning with the 2016—2017 school year, Colebrook Elementary School is continuing the school-wide behavioral initiative known as Positive Interventions and Supports which is better known by the students as STARR (Safety; Tolerance/Acceptance; Responsibility; and Respect).  The behavior matrix for the Be a "STARR" in the Classroom is below.


Safety

Tolerance/

Acceptance

Responsibility

Respect

Four on the floor

plus two.

Give and receive positive/

constructive feedback.

Be attentive and prepared.

Listen when others are speaking.

Use all materials/

equipment safely.

Be accepting of different learning styles.

Complete daily/

homework assignments.

Respect the differences and opinions of others.

Follow classroom rules.

Accept that we learn by mistakes.

Clean up after yourself.

Respect individuality.


In addition to the behavior matrix for the classroom, students are also reviewing behavior matrices for the hallway, bathrooms, cafeteria, playground, and bus.  These matrices will be reviewed periodically throughout the entire school year.  The behavior matrix for the Be a Colebrook Elementary School "STARR" is below.

 

 

 

Classroom

Hallway

Bathroom

Cafeteria

Playground

Bus

Safety

Four on the floor plus two. 

Use all materials/equipment safely.

Follow classroom rules.

Walk slowly and to the right.

Do not open entry doors for anyone!

Use soap and water for hand washing.  

Keep water in the sink.

 

Receive permission before leaving the cafeteria.  

Use utensils appropriately.  

 Do not share food due to allergies.

Use equipment properly.

Up ladders, down slides!

Sticks stay on the ground (rocks, snow, mulch).

Sit and stay seated.  

Hands and feet to yourself.  

Keep aisle clear!

 

Tolerance/

Acceptance

Give and receive positive/constructive feedback.

Be accepting of different learning styles. 

Accept that we learn by our mistakes.

Be aware of your surroundings.  

Accommodate the needs of others.

 

Be patient with others who may need to spend more time using the bathroom.

Respect other students’ privacy and space.

Be polite to those eating around you.

Allow anyone to sit next to you.

Try your food before you toss it!

Include everyone.  

Wait patiently for your turn.

Try new games and play with new friends.

 

Share your seat.  

Be tolerant of other passengers.

Be patient waiting for your stop.

 

Responsibility

Be attentive and prepared.

Complete daily/homework assignments.  

Clean up after yourself.

Keep hallway clean!  

Tell an adult of safety issues.

 

Flush the toilet!

If a toilet or sink is not working, tell an adult so that it can be fixed.

Clean up after yourself.  

Empty trays/utensils in proper locations.  

Use your time wisely.

Use appropriate language.

Take turns.

Respect others’ space (hands/feet to yourself).

 

Keep the bus clean.  

Be on time!

Board your own bus unless you have a note.

 

Respect

Listen when others are speaking.  

Respect the differences and opinions of others.  

Respect individuality.

Keep hands/feet off walls and students’ work.  

Inside voices.  

Be aware of classes in session.

Place used paper towel in the trash.  

Use only as much paper towel/toilet paper as you need.

Manners matter, in and out of the kitchen.  

Use indoor voices.  

Raise hand for help.

Dress for the weather.  Return equipment.  

Listen and follow adult directions.

 

Quiet voices.  

Thank your driver.

Be mindful/helpful to younger riders.

 


Other school-wide initiatives for the 2018—2019 school year continue to include Responsive Classroom, Playworks, and Study Island.  The following links have been provided for your information regarding these additional school-wide initiatives.


Responsive Classroom ~ https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/about/


Playworks ~ http://www.playworks.org/about


Study Island ~ https://www.studyisland.com/about


The daily specials schedule is below.


Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Gym

12:30—1:15 p.m.

(with Mrs. Parker)

Wear sneakers!

Music

8:10—8:55 a.m.

(with Ms. Pearson)

 

Library

1:15—2:00 p.m.

(with Mrs. Daley)

Remember library books!

Gym

10:30—11:15 a.m.

(with Mrs. Parker)

Wear sneakers!

Keyboarding

and Coding

12:30—1:15 p.m.

(with Ms. Hall)

 

Art

12:30—1:15 p.m.

(with Mrs. Johnsen)

 


LOOKING AHEAD IN THIRD GRADE


Monday, January 21, 2019

¨  NO SCHOOL ~ Civil Rights Day


Tuesday, January 22, 2019

¨  Third quarter begins today.


Thursday, January 24, 2019 –

¨  The Learn to Swim and Learn to Skate programs are scheduled to continue for participating students in Grades 2—5 at the North Country Community Recreation Center.  Participating students will be released from classes at approximately 12:30 p.m. and return at approximately 2:30 p.m. in order to meet the regular bus, car rider, and walker dismissals.  (Future dates include January 31, 2019; and February 7, 2019.)  Please note that money is not refunded due to disciplinary actions assigned by the school  (of which advanced parent notification will be given) or if a child is sick.  Non-participating students will participate in activities at the school.


Friday, January 25, 2019

¨  Annual intruder drill (All inquiries regarding this drill may be directed to Mr. Gorham at dgorham@csd.sau7.org or at (603) 237-4801, ext. 104.)

¨   Second quarter report cards are scheduled to be sent home to parents today.  Please, review, sign, and return (with the original report card envelope ~ manila envelope) with your child on Monday, January 28, 2019.


Monday, January 28, 2019 –

¨  Signed second quarter report card and report card envelope (manila envelope) are due back.


Thursday, January 31, 2019 –

¨  The Learn to Swim and Learn to Skate programs are scheduled to continue for participating students in Grades 2—5 at the North Country Community Recreation Center.  Participating students will be released from classes at approximately 12:30 p.m. and return at approximately 2:30 p.m. in order to meet the regular bus, car rider, and walker dismissals.  (Future date includes February 7, 2018.)  Please note that money is not refunded due to disciplinary actions assigned by the school  (of which advanced parent notification will be given) or if a child is sick.  Non-participating students will participate in activities at the school.


Friday, February 1, 2019 –

¨  CES School-Wide Advisory Day (10:00—10:30 a.m.)  The theme for February's advisory is global awareness.


Wednesday, February 6, 2019 –

¨ Early Release Day #3 ~ 12:00 p.m. Student Dismissal 


Thursday, February 7, 2019 –

¨  The Learn to Swim and Learn to Skate programs are scheduled to conclude for participating students in Grades 2—5 at the North Country Community Recreation Center.  Participating students will be released from classes at approximately 12:30 p.m. and return at approximately 2:30 p.m. in order to meet the regular bus, car rider, and walker dismissals.  Please note that money is not refunded due to disciplinary actions assigned by the school  (of which advanced parent notification will be given) or if a child is sick.  Non-participating students will participate in activities at the school.


Friday, February 8, 2019

¨  CES Open Mic Day ~ CES cafeteria (All inquiries regarding this event may be directed to Mr. Gorham at dgorham@csd.sau7.org or at (603) 237-4801, ext. 104.)


Monday, February 18, 2019

¨  NO SCHOOL ~ Presidents Day Holiday


Friday, February 22, 2019

¨  Colebrook Elementary School Winter Carnival  ~ Details to follow at a later date after activities are finalized.

¨  Third quarter progress reports will be sent home with only the students who are failing (below 70) or in danger of failing (below 75) in language arts, math, science or social studies.


Monday, February 25, 2019—Friday, March 1, 2019 –

¨  NO SCHOOL ~ Winter Recess


Monday, March 4, 2019 –

¨  CES Staff and students return to school today.

¨  Annual Read Across America Week begins to celebrate the life and contributions of the late Theodor Seuss Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss).  [Details to follow at a later date after the activities for the week are finalized.