Saturday, February 28, 2015

Badger Exam Testing Schedules:

                               Sime                Sanchez             Zurfluh

May 6th                         AM                         AM                        PM
May 7th                         PM                         AM                        AM
May 11th                       AM                        AM                        AM
May 12th                       AM                        PM                         AM and PM
May 13th                       AM                        AM                        none
May 14th                       PM                         AM                        AM
May 15th                       AM                         PM                        AM
May 18th                       AM                        AM                        AM
May 19th                       AM                         AM                        PM
May 21st       Make up testing in the AM.
May 22nd      Make up testing in the AM.

We would appreciate your efforts to have your child present and on time at school on these dates.  

Thursday, March 5, 2015
4:30 - 7:00 PM
Third, fourth, and fifth graders will perform at 6:15 PM.

If you can't attend the event, online purchases apply if made between March 6 - 10, 2015.  Enter the code for PV when making your purchases:  11565736

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Register before March 20 to save $25!

Camp Invention will be held at Prairie View Elementary from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM during the week of June 15 - 19, 2015.  The cost is $220.  There may be some partial scholarships available.  For more information see the web information below.  You may also contact Mr. Brian Sime, Camp Invention director at

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Battle of the Books

3rd Grade

Battle of the Books

Are you looking for a way to expose your 3rd grade reader to a variety of authors and genres?  Battle of the Books is the answer.  Your child will be bringing home more information about this opportunity in the near future, but you could get your child started on reading some of these titles now.  Enjoy!

  • A Fine, fine School by Sharon Creech
  • Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • Double Fudge by Judy Blume
  • Duck on a Bike By David Shannon
  • Encyclopedia Brown   by Donald Sobol
  • Escape from Fire Mountain By Gary Paulson
  •  Frindle By Andrew Clements
  • Hoodwinked by Arthur Howard
o    How to Speak Moo By Deborah Fajerman
o    Judy Moody Saves the World By Megan McDonald
o    Little House in the Big Woods By Laura Ingalls Wilder
o    Look Out, Jack, The Giant is Back By Tom Birdseye
o    Matilda  by Roald Dahl
o    Mystery Mansion By Michael Garland
o    Skeleton Hiccups By Margery Cuyler
o    The Black Stallion      by Walter Farley
  • The Color of My Words By Lynn Joseph
  •  The Shark God By Rafe Martin

Homecoming Week

We will be having theme dress up days for students and staff Oct. 6-10 to help celebrate Homecoming Week.  

Monday, October 6:  Pajama Day (make sure they are appropriate for school)

Tuesday, October 7:  Favorite Sports Team Apparel Day (hats, clothing, accessories)

Wednesday, October 8:  Wacky Wednesday (colorful/crazy/mismatched clothes, hats, and accessories)

Thursday, October 9:  Super Hero Day or Princess (wear your Supehero clothing:  t-shirts or pajamas, capes, masks, tights, socks, face paint, etc., or dress like a princess

Friday, October 10:  Holmen Spirit Day (Holmen Viking attire, maroon and white)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Dear Families,
The grading scale for our report cards is reported out using numbers. On the top of your child’s papers you may see a 3, 2, or 1. There will be some papers/work we do together or use as practice that we will not necessarily give a number grade.
It’s also important to note that our Math Homework (the sheets sent home) are NOT graded on achievement but on being responsible to complete the work and return it to school. It is our hope that homework helpers will look these sheets over and help the student if needed. We do also take some time to go over the more difficult problems in class.
These are the numbers you will see on some papers as well as the report card.
3-Demonstrates an understanding of grade level standards/expectations taught in this term
2-Demonstrates a partial understanding of grade level standards/expectations taught in this term
1-Does not demonstrate an understanding of grade level standard/expectations taught in this term

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

3rd Grade Parents & Students:
This year, the third grade teachers are trying a new classroom management tool called ClassDojo. ClassDojo is a web based program which allows teachers to track students’ behaviors (positive AND negative) easily and efficiently. The program is based on points, and students can be given positive points for things such as being respectful, responsible, or safe. On the other hand, points can be taken away if students are not respectful, irresponsible, or unsafe. Our goal is to fully implement the program right away, but please bear with us as we are learning as we go! J
The students have now been added to the Dojo monitoring system. A letter was sent home with an attached parent access code so that you can log on to the website,!/signup. On the site, you are able to see how many points your child has, which positive behaviors were noted, and which negative behaviors he/she needs to work on
One of the greatest features of ClassDojo is that it allows parental access to this information daily and it sends you a “behavior and skills report” every Friday by e-mail.  All you need to do is use the parent access code to get signed up. Our hope is that this will help you monitor the progress of your child’s behavior on a week-to-week basis.
Please contact us if you have any questions!

                                                                                                ~3rd Grade Team

Fall MAP Testing Schedule


September 23 at 9:00  Sanchez and Zurfluh

September 24 at 9:00  Sime


September 30 at 9:00  Sanchez and Zurfluh

October 1 at 9:00  Sime