Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

(In the afternoon, times to be determined)

3rd Grade Snuggle Up with a Good Book Day

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

~Come in your pj's, wear your slippers, bring a blanket, a pillow, a stuffed animal, a flashlight and a collection of books~
Students must be able to carry the items that they bring.  Keep in mind that some of the buses are rather crowded.

3rd Grade Music Program

Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:00 P.M.

Prairie View Elementary Cafetorium

What do you do with a hound dog in a Choir?  It’s not a riddle, this is the plot of our holiday program! J Please attend our concert, “A Place in the Christmas Choir,” on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.  Students should arrive at 6:45 for line-up.  The students are so talented…just wait ‘til you see our actors, singers, dancers, and instrumentalists!

 ~Mrs. Robinson

Saturday, October 25, 2014


Our third grade goblins and creatures are getting very excited for our Halloween parade and celebrations.  In the morning we will be celebrating the conclusion of our first writing genre, personal narratives.  Students will be publishing their stories this week and sharing them with all third grade students Friday morning.

After recess, students will change into their costumes in order to be ready for the parade that starts at 1:30.  Parents and other family members are welcome to go to our cafetorium to view this spooktacular event.  Come early to get a good seat!

Following the parade, our students will will feast on the treats provided by their classmates.  We will also play a game or two during this time.  Clean up will occur prior to the 2:15 recess.  After recess our students will be treated to Ronald McDonald's "Scared Silly".

Thank you to all the families that will be providing treats and materials for the parties as well as offering assistance with the celebrations.  We appreciate all that you do!

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, https://home.classdojo.com/#!/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