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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.

Week of November 12—16, 2018


Week of November 19—23, 2018

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.)

SpellingUnit 30 – "Related Words" [Unit 30 words include . . . cloth; clothes; nature; natural; able; ability; mean; meant; deal; dealt; please; pleasant; sign; signal; and signature.  Unit 30 challenge words include . . . equal; equation; equator; major; and majority.] 

(Please note that the spelling test for Unit 30 will be given on Tuesday, November 21, 2018 due to the four-day school week this week.)

Math – Review of adding 2-, 3-, 4- digit numbers with and without regrouping and column addition  [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  Third grade will be taking a break from the Reading Street series until after the Thanksgiving Recess. 

During the weeks of November 12—16, 2018 and November 19—23, 2018, all third grade students will be reading and discussing the chapter book entitled, " Magic Tree House Research Guide Pilgrims: A Nonfiction Champion to Thanksgiving on Thursday" written Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce and illustrated by Sal Murdocca and completing various activities related to the story.


Description of "Magic Tree House Research Guide Pilgrims: A Nonfiction Companion to Thanksgiving on Thursday"

"What was it like to sail on the Mayflower, and why would anyone make that difficult journey?  How did the Pilgrims learn to survive in their new home? What was the menu at the feast we call the first Thanksgiving?  Find out the answer to these questions and more in . . . "Magic Tree House Research Guide Pilgrims: A Nonfiction Companion to Thanksgiving on Thursday.  It's Jack and Annie's very own guide to the story of the Pilgrims!  Including . . . Wampanoag daily life; Pilgrim health and medicine; famous Pilgrims; Plymouth today; and much more!"

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

Social Studies/Science – Scholastic News (November 5, 2018) "It's Election Time!" (Topics include: (a) "Election Time"; (b) "Voting Counts"; (c) "The Sun Gets a Close-Up"; (d) "Honoring Veterans"; and "Strange But True".]; Constitution Lapbook; and Forests of Northern New Hampshire

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.






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.











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!




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.



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.



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.







12:30—1:15 p.m.

(with Mrs. Parker)

Wear sneakers!


8:10—8:55 a.m.

(with Ms. Pearson)


1:30—2:00 p.m.

(with Mrs. Daley)

Remember library books!


10:30—11:15 a.m.

(with Mrs. Parker)

Wear sneakers!


and Coding

12:30—1:15 p.m.

(with Ms. Hall)



12:30—1:15 p.m.

(with Mrs. Johnsen)



Monday, November 12, 2018

¨ NO SCHOOL ~ Veterans Day Observed

Tuesday, November 13, 2018Friday, November 16, 2018

¨ CES's first spirit week of the 2018—2019 school year to coincide with the annual celebration of American Education Week is being sponsored by the CES Student Council.

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    ¨ Pajama Day [Preschool—Grade 5] and Vine Day [Grades 6—8]


    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    ¨ Dress as a Book or Movie Character Day


    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    ¨ Twin Day—Two People Dress the Same 


    Friday, November 16, 2018

    ¨ Color Wars Day [Preschool—Grade 2 ~ Green; Grades 3—5 ~ Red; and Grades 6—8 ~ Blue]

If you should have any questions or concerns regarding the Spirit Week, please contact Mr. Hebert (CES Student Council Advisor) at rhebert@csd.sau7.org or at (603) 237-4801, ext. 307.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

¨ Signed first quarter report card (with original report card envelope) is due to be returned today.

¨ Mr. Eames's third grade homeroom is scheduled to visit the Scholastic Book Fair in the CES cafeteria lobby/foyer from 1:30—2:00 p.m.  [The Scholastic Book Fair will be open daily from 8:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. as well as Thursday night (November 15, 2018) from 6:00—8:00 p.m. for additional viewing and purchasing pleasures.]

If you should have any questions or concerns regarding the Scholastic Book Fair, please contact Ms. Hall (CES Library Media Specialist) dhall@csd.sau7.org or at (603) 237-4801, ext. 201.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

¨ School Picture Retake Day (Parents/Students wishing to have retakes done need to return the original package to the school picture company.  No additional payment is required.)

Thursday, November 15, 2018

¨ Seventeenth Annual Fourth Grade Brownie Ice Cream Sundae Social/Fundraiser — CES cafeteria — 6:00—8:00 p.m.  Each brownie sundae is $2.00 each with chocolate or vanilla ice cream, choice of toppings (chocolate, strawberry, or butterscotch/caramel), whipped cream, and a cherry.  Musical entertainment will be provided by CES staff members in the CES library.  The Scholastic Book Fair will also be open during the social in the CES cafeteria lobby for viewing and purchasing pleasures.  All proceeds from the ice cream sundaes served will support the fourth grade class treasury.  Inquiries regarding this social may be forwarded to Mrs. Lavigne (CES fourth grade teacher) via phone at (603) 237-4801, ext. 205 or via email at emcginnis@csd.sau7.org.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018—Friday, November 23, 2018

¨ NO SCHOOL ~ Thanksgiving Recess

Monday, December 3, 2018

¨ November Third Grade Reading Logs will be due today.  (In order to be awarded the incentive for November, all third grade students should have logged sixteen dates within the month of November.)

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

¨ Early Release Day #2 ~ 12:00 p.m. Student Dismissal

Thursday, December 6, 2018

¨ K—6 Holiday Concert (CES Gymnasium) beginning at 6:30 p.m.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding the annual K—6 holiday concert, please contact Ms. Pearson (grades K—3) at spearson@csd.sau7.org or Mr. Stewart (grades 4—6) at astewart@csd.sau7.org.

Friday, December 7, 2018

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

¨ Second quarter progress reports will be sent home with only the students who are failing or in danger of failing a subject.

¨ A detailed parent letter is scheduled to be sent home regarding the third grade holiday celebration (scheduled for Friday, December 21, 2018) to include a classroom student gift exchange, viewing of a holiday-themed video, and healthy snacks and drinks.

Friday, December 14, 2018

¨ Signed holiday notes due today.

¨ Boy/Girl gift for the classroom gift exchange due today. (Price limit = $5.00) 

The tag on the gift should read as follows: TO: Boy (or Girl)/FROM: Your child’s name

Any questions or concerns regarding the third grade holiday celebration and/or the classroom student gift exchange can be addressed with me directly at reames@csd.sau7.org or (603) 237-4801, ext. 204.

Friday, December 21, 2018

¨ Third Grade Holiday Celebration (Celebration to include a student/teacher gift exchange; viewing a holiday-themed video; and healthy snacks and drinks.)

Monday, December 24, 2018—Friday, December 28, 2018 and Monday, December 31, 2018 –

¨ NO SCHOOL ~ Holiday Recess ~ HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 –

¨ NO SCHOOL ~ New Year's Day ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 –

¨ CES Staff and students return to school today.

Friday, January 4, 2019 –

¨ CES School-Wide Advisory Day (10:00—10:30 a.m.)  The theme for January's advisory is music and dance.