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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.


Information regarding a school-wide custom cookbook fundraiser went home two weeks ago.  All CES students are encouraged to submit a recipe for one of the eight categories (appetizers and beverages; soups and salads; vegetables; and side dishes; main dishes; breads and rolls; desserts; cookies and candy; and "this and that").  All CES students who submit a recipe will also be asked to write a brief statement that explains why they have chosen the submitted recipe. (e.g. "This is my Grandma's special recipe that she makes only on Thanksgiving." or "My mom makes this dinner for me on my birthday.")  These statements will be included in the published cookbook.  All Recipe Collection Sheets are due by Monday, October 16, 2017.  All cookbooks will be sold for $10.00 each and are slated to arrive in time for holiday gift giving.  Proceeds from this school-wide fundraiser will benefit each grade's class treasury.  Many sincere thanks to Mrs. Brady, first grade teacher, for spearheading this fundraiser.


Week of October 16—20, 2017


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 6 – "Syllables V/CV and VC/V" [Unit 6 words include . . . finish; pilot; even; wagon; music; silent; rapid; female; lemon; pupil; focus; robot; tulip; camel; and salad.  Unit 6 challenge words include . . . resident; spinach; climate; tradition; and innocent.] (The spelling test for Unit 6 will be given on Friday, October 20, 2017.)

 

Math – Review of Place Value  [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 – "Penguin Chick" written by Betty Tatham and illustrated by Helen K. Davie (Genre – Expository Text)/Skills – Syllables V/CV and VC/V; Common and Proper Nouns; Synonyms; and Dictionary/Glossary/Vocabulary (hatch; snuggles; flippers; cuddles; pecks; preen; and frozen)

 

Social Studies/Science – Scholastic News (October 16, 2017 2017) "After the Storm" (Topics Include . . . (a) "After the Storms" (Hurricanes Harvey and Irma); (b) "Veggie Name Game" (Adding descriptive words such as rich, buttery, roasted, and sweet to the to the word corn to get people to eat their vegetables.); (c) "Strange But True" (Mexican mole lizard); and (d) "Kid Spotlight" (Nia Maya, age 8, decided to write a book about to be a patient older sister.  Her published a book called Howe to Deal With and Care for Your Annoying Little Brother.)


Beginning with the 20162017 school year, Colebrook Elementary School 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 2017—2018 school year 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

Library

10:30—11:15 a.m.

(with Ms. Hall)

Remember library books!

Gym

10:35—11:20  a.m.

(with Mrs. Glass)

Wear sneakers!

Gym

9:40—10:25 a.m.

(with Mrs. Glass)

Wear sneakers!

Art

10:35—11:20 a.m.

(with Mrs. Johnsen)


Music

10:30—11:15 a.m.

(with Ms. Pearson)


 

The students will also have daily keyboarding sessions with Ms. Hall from 2:10—2:40 p.m. (Monday through Friday) in the Colebrook Elementary School Computer Lab until the end of the first quarter (Friday, November 3, 2017).


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 October.  All students who participate in this reading incentive will be awarded at the end of the month.  The reading goal for the month of October is to read (or read to someone) sixteen times.  Good luck!


LOOKING AHEAD IN THIRD GRADE


Monday, October 16, 2017 –

¨  Recipe Collection Sheets for the school-wide cookbook fundraiser are due.  (Additional information regarding this fundraiser is located at the top of this page.  Any further inquiries may be forwarded to Mrs. Brady at jbrady@csd.sau7.org or (603) 237-4801, ext. 208.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

¨  Great American Shakeout/Earthquake Drill begins at 10:19 a.m.  For more information regarding this annual drill, you may contact Mr. Gorham (CES Principal) at (603) 237-4801, x104.


Friday, October 20, 2017

¨  CES Recognition Wall Induction Ceremony ~ 6:30 p.m. (CES Cafeteria Lobby/Foyer) ~ Mrs. Rosalie Hawes (retired Title I Project Manager at CES), Mr. George "Buddy" Trask (retired physical education teacher and coach and currently the Colebrook Schools athletic director), and late Mrs. Sarah Jane Cummings (retired Colebrook Schools school nurse) have been nominated to be the 2017—2018 recipients to receive special recognition for their many years of service to the Colebrook School District.  Congratulations Mrs. Hawes, Mr. Trask, and Mrs. Cummings!


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

¨   UNITY DAY – All CES staff and students are encouraged to wear the color ORANGE as we "Unite Against Bullying".  For more information on Unity Day, please check out the Pacer's National Bullying Prevention Center website at http://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/unity-day.asp.