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Monday, January 3, 2011

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday. We are running into the new year at school.
We are starting our keyboarding program today. This is learning the correct fingering to use on the computer keyboard. There are 20 lessons with 18 home-works. Please encourage your student to spend at least 10 minutes on each lesson. The first will come home on Thursday. You may print the lessons out or just sign the half sheet I will send home.

Spelling # 16

don't, didn't I'll, I'm, it's let's they're we're doesn't o'clock, won't, wouldn't, its can't that's


brainstorm - a quick and clever idea
gazette - a newspaper
moody - subject to frequent emotional changes; depressed unhappy
rebut - to offer the opposite point of view in an argument or debate

There are 500 reading minutes for January, 25 minutes each school night.

Welcome back to the school schedule. I hope you all have a good week.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Good Morning!

We have a busy, exciting week planned.

Spelling list 15
pointing, oily, boy, voice, oyster, voyage, loyal, joined, coin, choice, poison, destroy, enjoy, choose, chocolate


hypocrite - a person who behaves falsely, claiming to believe one thing but then doing something different
pandemonium - extreme confusion and noise; chaos
tranquil - calm; peaceful
unbearable - difficult to put up with, intolerable

We have school wide singing around the Christmas tree every day this week. It is scheduled for half an hour alternating morning and afternoons. It is usually a lot of fun.

Our little party will be Friday afternoon around 2:00 p.m. If you signed up for something please remember to send it on Friday.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends. School resumes on Monday, January 3, 2011.

Mrs. Segler

Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

What a morning we have had. Busy, busy, busy!

Spelling list #14
looked, good, brook, football, cookie, stood, full, put, food, school, truth, room, true, chew, due

Vocabulary Words
cash cow - a reliable business or other source of money
inductee - one who is chosen as a member
rambunctious - wild, disorderly; full of energy
slugfest - a fight or battle

Our Christmas party is planned for Friday, December 17 around 2:00 p.m. I will send home the lists for those who signed up to furnish our treats. Thank you to those who sent crochet thread. We are starting our string art today. Everyone is excited.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

What fun to have everyone return from Thanksgiving break. I hope you had a wonderful holiday. Please remember we are walking over to SUU tomorrow. Coats, gloves, boots, hats would be a great idea, it's cold out there.

Spelling list 13
lady, ladies, surprise, surprises, toys, shoes, shy, cry, cried, study, studied, story, only, finally, family

discombobulated - bewildered; mixed-up; confused
jersey - a pullover shirt
loafer - one that is lazy or idle
unanimous - agreeing; having the consent of all

We are going to begin our Christmas string art. If anyone has crochet thread that we could use please send it with your child to school. We need green (trees) red, brown, and any other color that you might have and are not using.

We finished the last lower case letter in cursive today. Have you child show off their skills in writing in cursive.

Thanks for all you do at home to make third grade a great experience for all of us. Kimber

Monday, November 22, 2010

November 22, 2010

This is the newsletter for this week. We only have two days of school. No spelling or vocabulary this week. For those who ordered books for Christmas they are here. You can pick them up anytime. Tuesday I will be leaving right at 4:00. You can get them after Thanksgiving is you want. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday with all of your loved ones. Kimber

Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Spelling # 12
awful, called, falling, mall, small, straw, drawing, strongest, longer, song, along, bought, brought, rough, tough

bazaar - a street market with a variety of shops or stalls; a sale of items to raise money

chic (sheek) - stylish and fashionable

feat - an important accomplishment that displays courage or skill

impeccable - perfect; without flaws

I am sending home the Thanksgiving party sign-up page. The party will be Tuesday, November 23 around 2:00 p.m.

We have a field trip the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. We are walking over to the Braithwaite Art gallery. Please look for the permission slip today, sign and return.

Have a good week. Kimber

Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Please remember to send a jacket with your student. The weather has changed and we do go outside. The is Green ribbon week. Students are asked to wear the following; Monday, green; Tuesday, yellow; Wednesday,red; Thursday, orange; Friday, purple. Everyone was given a green wrist band to wear all week.

Spelling list 11

into, today, without, something, become, upon, myself, everybody, everyone, maybe, outside, basketball, homework, skateboard, earthquake

Vocabulary words

accord - agreement, usually between people in conflict
defunct - no longer in existence
notable - worthy of great interest
voila - used to draw attention to an accomplishment or something that has suddenly appeared