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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.

At the request of Mr. Gorham (CES Principal), Mrs. Noyes (SAU #7 Office of Student Wellness), and Mr. Topliffe (CES School Counselor), the following information regarding state testing will be posted on all grades 3—8 websites.

We will be taking the New Hampshire State Wide Assessment Test on the following dates:

Friday, March 16, 2018 (9:00—11:00 a.m.) ~ Third Grade Reading Summative

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 (9:00—11:00 a.m.) ~ Third Grade ELA Summative

Thursday, May 3, 2018 (9:00—11:00 a.m.) ~ Third Grade Math Summative

Please support your child during this testing by using the tips below!  Thank you for your continued support to CES schools and your child/children!

1.  Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep the night before testing.

2.  Provide your child with a healthy meal the morning of testing.

3.  Talk with your child about trying their best on testing!  Let them know that trying, taking their, and reading questions completely will lead to the best scores they can get.

4.  Let your child know that if they have nerves or are worried about testing they can talk to one of the counselors.

Week of April 16—20, 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.)


Spelling – Unit 24 – "Vowel Patterns ei, eigh" [Unit 24 words include . . . ceiling; neighbor; either; eighteen; height; neither; weight; leisure; protein; freight; receive; weigh; deceive; sleigh; and conceited.  Unit 24 challenge words include . . . receipt; eightieth; neighborly; deceitful; and featherweight.]  (The spelling test for Unit 24 will be given on Friday, April 20, 2018.)


Math – Comparing Fractions and Mixed Numbers  [All third grade students need daily practice with all basic addition, subtraction, and multiplication 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 – "Jalapeno Bagels" by Natasha Wing and illustrated by Antonio L. Castro (Genre – Realistic Fiction)/Skills – Vowel Patterns ei, eigh (Spelling and Phonics); Comparative and Superlative Adverbs; Drawing Conclusions; and Vocabulary (bakery; batch; boils; braided; dough; ingredients; and mixture )


Social Studies/Science – Scholastic News (April 9, 2018 "Piles of Plastic" [Topics include: (a) "Piles of Plastic"; (b) "Plastic Bottles by the Numbers"; (c) "Place in the News: Peru"; (d) "Marker Magic"; and (e) "Strange But True"] and Science Spin (April 2018) "Saviong Sea Turtles" (Life Science — Conservation)

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 ~ http://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. Parker)

Wear sneakers!

Gym

9:40—10:25 a.m.

(with Mrs. Parker)

Wear sneakers!

Art

10:35—11:20 a.m.

(with Mrs. Johnsen)


Music

10:30—11:15 a.m.

(with Ms. Pearson)



LOOKING AHEAD IN THIRD GRADE


Monday, April 16, 2018 –

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


Monday, April 16, 2018—Friday, April 20, 2018

¨  Children's Stage Adventures returns to CES ~ A school-wide performance is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. in the gymnasium with a general public performance scheduled for 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium.  Inquiries regarding Children's Stage Adventures may be directed to Mrs. Jolles (CES Administrative Assistant) at mjolles@csd.sau7.org or (603) 237-4801, ext. 111. 

Monday, April 16, 2018 –

¨  Children's Stage Adventures  ("Cry Wolf") ~ Auditions ~ 12:30—2:30 p.m. (CES Band Room)

¨  Children's Stage Adventures  ("Cry Wolf") ~ Rehearsal ~ 3:00—5:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 –

¨  Children's Stage Adventures ("Cry Wolf") ~ Rehearsal(s) ~ 12:30—2:30 p.m. and/or 3:00—5:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 –

¨  Children's Stage Adventures  ("Cry Wolf") ~ Rehearsal(s) ~ 12:30—2:30 p.m. and/or 3:00—5:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, April 19, 2018 –

¨  Children's Stage Adventures  ("Cry Wolf") ~ Rehearsal(s) ~ 12:30—2:30 p.m. and/or 3:00—5:00 p.m.


Friday, April 20, 2018 –

¨  Children's Stage Adventures  ("Cry Wolf") ~ All Cast Dress Rehearsal ~ 9:00—11:00 a.m.

¨  Children's Stage Adventures ~ School-Wide Presentation of "Cry Wolf"  ~ 1:15 p.m. (CES Gymnasium)

¨  Children's Stage Adventures ~ General Public Presentation of "Cry Wolf"  ~ 6:00 p.m. (CES Gymnasium)

Monday, April 23, 2018—Friday, April 27, 2018 –

¨  NO SCHOOL ~ Spring Recess

 

Monday, April 30, 2018 –

¨  CES Staff and students return to school today.

¨  Kiwanis Club of Colebrook Annual Book Giveaway ~ Inquiries regarding this book giveaway may be directed at Mrs. Jolles (CES Administrative Assistant/Kiwanis Club of Colebrook Member) at mjolles@csd.sau7.org or (603) 237-4801, ext. 111.
¨  "Pedaling Through the Pages" spring reading incentive begins today.  Inquiries regarding this spring reading incentive may be directed to Mrs. Brady (CES Grade 1 Teacher) at jbrady@csd.sau7.org or (603) 237-4801, ext. 208.

Thursday, May 3, 2018 –

¨  Third Grade Math Testing* (Smarter Balanced Assessment) ~ 9:00—11:00 a.m.  Inquiries regarding this testing may be directed to Mr. Gorham at dgorham@csd.sau7.org or (603) 237-4801, ext. 104.)


*NOTE:  All students are strongly encouraged to get plenty of rest each night prior to testing as well as eating a nutritious breakfast each morning before testing.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 –

¨  Smarter Balanced Math Testing Make-Ups* ~ 9:00—11:00 a.m.  Inquiries regarding this testing may be directed to Mr. Gorham at dgorham@csd.sau7.org or (603) 237-4801, ext. 104.


*NOTE:  All students are strongly encouraged to get plenty of rest each night prior to testing as well as eating a nutritious breakfast each morning before testing. 

Friday, May 11, 2018 
¨  Fourth 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.


Tuesday, May 15, 2018 –

¨  Smarter Balanced Reading/ELA/Math Testing Make-Ups* ~ 9:00—11:00 a.m.  Inquiries regarding this testing may be directed to Mr. Gorham at dgorham@csd.sau7.org or (603) 237-4801, ext. 104.


*NOTE:  All students are strongly encouraged to get plenty of rest each night prior to testing as well as eating a nutritious breakfast each morning before testing. 

Thursday, May 17, 2018 –

¨  CES Spring Concert (Preschool-Grade 6) ~ "Welcome to the Jungle" (A Mini-Musical African Version of Aesop's Fable "The Lion and the Mouse" Plus Grades 6-8 General Music Class Ensembles)


Monday, May 28, 2018 

¨  NO SCHOOL ~ MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVED


Friday, June 1, 2018 –

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

¨  "Pedaling Through the Pages" Spring Reading Incentive Culminating Celebration ~ All CES students are encouraged to bring their bikes and helmets to school and partake in the culminating celebration.


Friday, June 8, 2018 

¨  Fourth Quarter Grades Close (All fourth quarter report cards will be mailed home to all CES parents after the 2017—2018 school year ends.)


Friday, June 15, 2018 

¨  LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR THE 2017—2018 SCHOOL YEAR WITH A 12:00 P.M. DISMISSAL