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    Contact Information:

    Mrs. Whitney Williams, Ed.S

    3rd Grade Math, Science, Social Studies


    (662) 748- 2734






    Please click on the link below to access weekly information.





    August 19-23, 2019 

    Topic 1 Math  Vocabulary

    (Students have these in their notebooks)

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    To Access Math Homework:

    The math website is www.pearsonrealize.com

    Enter student username and password

    Click on Programs, then the textbook

    Click Topic (Whatever topic we are covering)

    Click Lesson (Whatever Lesson we are covering)

    The Homework is listed as "Reteaching" and "Practice"


    To Print 3 Digit Addition Practice Sheets (Mad Minute)

    Website: www.math-aids.com

    In the left corner click "addition"

    On the screen (about 6 rows down in the middle) click "2,3,4 Digit Worksheets 2,3,4 addends"

    Number of digits Click 3 digits

    Number of Addends- Click 2 addends

    Number of problems- Click desired number of problems…

    (we do 30 but if you are practicing nightly do 15 just to build fluency.  15 should answered in about 3 ½ min.

    Click Create It!

    After the sheet comes up and you print, press the “back” arrow and then click on Create It! again so that it can generate a new sheet.  Do this as many times as you want to create multiple sheets to practice. :) 




    1st- 3rd Nine Weeks Challenge Criteria


    Honor Roll (A's and B's in ALL subjects)

    85% or higher on Math Mad Minutes

    Meet AR Point Goal

    85% or higher AR Comprehension Rate

    Zero Office Referrals or Detentions

    Students must meet ALL requirements in order to attend the Nine Weeks Challenge

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    Monday- Thursday- Uniform Options

    Tops- Red, White, or Navy Blue (Must have collar)

    Bottoms- Navy Blue, Khaki, Plaid

    Jackets/Sweaters- Red, White, or Blue (to be worn INSIDE) 

    No resrtictions on Jackets for OUTSIDE USE

    Shoes- Any sandal worn must have back strap.  

    FRIDAY DRESS POLICY…. Students may wear PLAIN jeans or shorts with a HCC or CSD shirt (aka Wolves).  Please no cheerleading outfits.      





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    3rd Grade Reading and Language Arts



    Graded paper folders come home every Tuesday.  Please review their papers with them and sign the back.  Thank you!

    Reading - The Trial of Cardigan Jones

    Vocab.- trial jury stand guilty honest convinced pointed murmur(Fri.)

    Spelling- spoke mile save excuse cone invite cube price erase ripe broke flame life rule (Thurs.)

    Vocab. Workshop (Words are the same as last week.  We stay on a unit for 2 weeks) common goal trace prefer firm bitter allow patient force faint ( Complete the Sent.  quiz Tuesday.  Unit 1 Test Friday- They need to know syn/ant and definitions.



    Welcome to Third Grade! I have enjoyed getting to know students these last two days.!  Summer reading quizzes for a reading grade will be given Monday.  Check their homework folder for our newsletter and spelling choice examples.  Thank you!


    Please return student information sheets that were given on registration.  Thank you!

     Spelling Words(HW- Spelling Choice M-W)

    crop, plan, thing, smell, shut, sticky, spent, lunch, pumpkin, clock, gift, class, skip, swing

    Spelling Test Thursday

    Reading Vocabulary Words(Test Friday)

    principal, strolled, proud, worried, soared, announced, fine, certainly

    Reading Test "A Fine, Fine School"  Friday

     Vocabulary Workshop (syn/ant test Thursday)

    allow, common, firm, goal, prefer, bitter, faint, force, patient, trace

    Shurley English Test on Thursday. Ch. 1 (Shurley English is not available right now on the website so we will NOT  have a Sh. Eng. test on Thursday. We will use Journey's Eng. instead on Subjects and Predicates.)  






    Comp. and vocab. test on "Mountains" Thursday

    Vocab. Workshop unit 15 complete the sent. Tues. and Unit test Thursday.

    Shurley Eng. Indirect Objects

    End of Year iReady assessments Tues.-Thurs.



    Reading - "Mountains, Surviving on Mt. Everest" Test Next thursday.

    Vocab.  approached, section, avalanches, increases, equipment, tanks, slopes, altitude, succeed, halt. Test next FRI

    Spelling- painless, sickness, sadness, helpless, thankless, kindness, hopeless, darkness, fearless, thickness, careless, goodness, spotless, softness Test Fri

    Vocab. Workshop unit 15- abundant, barrier, conceive, formal, inquire, penalize, picturesque, predator, privilege, slumber 

    Syn/ant quiz Thurs. 

    April 29

    Spelling test will be Thursday.  We practiced for the writing test tomorrow the entire class period today!  I think they are ready!!

    Many students think that school is out.  Please remind them to study and complete all work in class and home.  Grades are really low this nine weeks. 


    Reading- "Dog of the Sea" Vocab- guided, rippled, arrival, voyage, twisted, aboard, anchor, spotted, bay, lava 

    Spelling- unfold, rejoin, untie, reheat, unfair, unclear, repaid, rewrite, unhurt, recheck, unlucky, unwrap, reuse, unsure

    Unit 14 vocabulary workshop test will be Thursday.   BE READY FOR THE TEST!!



    State Testing is upon us!!!  Please, please make sure your child gets plenty of rest this week. Tuesday is the day!  We can do this!!  The posters that parents turned in were amazing!! Encourage your child to take the test seriously and to do their very best.  There will be no homework assignments until after the state test.  


    Reading vocab. and comp. will be FRIDAY on "Oliver K. Woodman".  Thank you! 

    April 8th

    We will still be working hard in preparation for the state reading test April 16th.  Please encourage your children to hang in there and work hard.  They can rest after the test! :)   Thank you parents for all of your help! 

    Reading - "The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman"

    Vocab. -sincere, conversations, managed, inspired, loaded, reunion, loveliest, currently, terror, pleasure

    Spelling Words- singer loudly joyful teacher fighter closely powerful farmer quickly careful friendly speaker wonderful truly (Spelling and dictation will be Thursday) 

    Vocab. Workshop Unit 14- admirable automatic devotion distant dreary exhaust kindle predict separation stunt (Syn./Ant quiz Thursday)


    Parents, please send earbuds for students that do not have working ones.  It is very important that they be able to hear instructions for iReady!!! Thank you. We still have many students that do not have earbuds.  Please send if you are able. 


    I know we have had a crazy schedule lately but we will stay on the same story.  We will take tests on Friday on vocab. and comp. (We will spend some reading time with practice MAAP tests to help us prepare for April 16th!!)

    Vocab. Workshop unit 13 

    Complete the sentence quiz will be Tuesday before Inspire class meets. Unit 13 Test will be Friday.

    No Spelling Test this week.  We will still have fluency.

    Shurley English chapter 12. We will be working on direct objects and irregular and regular verbs.  We will be taking a test on Thursday. 




    March 18

    Reading-  The Journey: Stories of Migration (2 weeks)

    vocab.-survival, migrate, plenty, frightening, accidents, solid, chilly, landscape, thunderous, dramatic

    Vocabulary Workshop- Unit 13 

    arch, authentic, clarify, declare, grant, grave, modest, opponent, valid, yearn

    Spelling- cities, cried, puppis, hurried, stories, flies, parities, tried, pennies, fried, carried, babies, spied, ponies

    March 4th 

    Reading -"Two Bad Ants"- Story Structure

    Vocab.- scout, narrow, glassy, surrounded, violently, underground, liquid, soggy, puzzling, unaware

    Vocabulary Workshop- We will review units 7-12.  We will work on these in class.

    Spelling - coming, swimming, dropping, tapping, taping, invited, saving, stared, planned, changing, joking, loved, gripped, tasted

    Feb. 25

    Reading- Life on Ice (We will stay on this story for 2 weeks)

    Vocab.- shelter, layer, region, unexpected, constant, gliding, overheated, climate, wilderness

    Lang.- Parents, help students write an informational paper(5 paragraphs) on an animal from the Arctic or Antarctica(We will do research Monday to choose their animal) .  Look for the writing rubric in their homework folders to help.   Introductory parag., 3 main points, and a conclusion parag.


    Vocabulary Workshop- audible, consume, glide, origin, prevent, punctuate, representative, scorn, stout, woe

    Please practice cursive and fluency reading.  One minute and 130 words.

    Reading- Dogzilla

    Vocab.  -scientific, ancient, mysterious, within, emergency, immediately, fiery, horrifying, prehistoric, panicking

    Spelling Words- mood, wooden, drew, smooth, blue, balloon, true, crooked, chew, tooth, hooves, cool, food, pooch

    Four dictation sentences this week.

    Vocab. Workshop unit 11- same words as last week.  Complete the sentence on Tues.

    Practice cursive!!! Letters m,n,o, f, w,v, and b are giving us some difficulty.  Thanks for your help!.

    Reading-"A Tree Is Growing"

    Vocab. passages, spines, tropical, store, throughout, absorb, dissolve, clumps, coverings, pollen

    Spelling Words- Shark, squeeze, check, quart, queen, squeak, circus, quick, flake, coldest, crack, Africa, Mexico

    There will be 4 dictation sentences for spelling this week. 

    Vocabulary Workshop- Unit 11- Syn/Ant quiz Thurs. 

    approach, approve, glory, magnificent, meek, prompt, revive, tradition, watchful, wreckage

    Practice, practice, practice cursive.  Students are having difficulty with spacing.  Please practice at home! Thank you.

    PARENTS!!!!  Because of science fair and short week, we will not have reading comprehension or reading vocabulary tomorrow.  We will stay on this story for two weeks.

    Syn/ant quiz, spelling test, Shurley English test tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 25.

    Reading- "The Albertosaurus Mystery"

    Reading Skill- Conclusions

    Vocab. buried, location, remains, clues, skeletons, evidence, fossils, prove, fierce, uncovering(Test Friday)

    Spelling Words (Dictation sentences until the end of school) Spelling test Thursday

    age, space, change, jawbone, jacket, giant, pencil, circle, once, large, dance, jeans, bounce, huge

    Vocab. Workshop(Syn/Ant- Friday) Unit 10

    actual, brink, chill, conquer, fortunate, fury, intend, pattern, vibrant, wit

    Reading fluency words per minute is 130 this nine weeks.  Please practice at home.  Also, students need to make sure they are reading and studying for tests. (Hint:  You can always search on the internet for practice quizzes.)


    Class Spelling Bee Friday!!! Study the handout I gave! 

    Welcome back!  I hope you had a fantastic break.  Just a reminder, that this semester, you must write and turn everything in cursive to me.

    Sentence dictation and spelling tests will be completed in both print and cursive until further notice.


    Reading -" A Mr. Rubbish Mood"

    Vocab.- recycle, project, dripping, carton, complicated, global, rubbish, hardly, shade, pollution. Test next Friday.

    Spelling Words(Dictation will begin with this list)- air, wear, chair, stairs, bare, bear, hair, care, pear, pair, share, near, ear, beard. Test next Friday. (See edited Spelling Choice Homework handout)

    Vocab. Workshop Unit 9- ability, avoid, bashful, brief, compete, consider, delightful, honor, reflex, remark. Syn./Ant. test Friday. 



    Language Arts exam is Monday, Dec. 17.  Study Guide sent home.

    Reading Exam is Tuesday, Dec. 18.  Reading passages and answering questions about those passages.  ReadWorks.com is a great resource.

    Parties will  be Thursday, Dec. 20th!  Nothing will be planned on Friday!!  Have a fantastic holiday!


    There will be no reading story or vocabulary this week.  We will be reading passages and answering questions about that passage.  We are preparing for our exams next week.  On our reading exam, we will read a passage and answer questions from the skills we have learned this semester.

    NO SPELLING this week.

    Vocabulary Workshop unit 8 is the same.  Complete the Sentence on Thursday and Unit 8 test is Friday.

    Shurley English Chapter 9

    We are working hard on using quotation marks.  Please practice at home. 

    Our Language exam will cover Shurley English skills


    Reading- The Extra-Good Sunday

    Comp. and Vocab Test Fri.

    Vocab.- anxiously, degrees, tense, ingredients, recommended, remarked, festive, cross

    Spelling- Test Thurs.

    nurse, work, shirt, hurt, first, word, serve, curly, dirt, third, worry, turn, stir, firm 

    Vocab. Workshop- Unit 8- Syn/ Ant quiz Thurs. 

    ancient, climate, cling, custom, decay, disturb, expose, perform, remote, timid

    Shurley English- Ch. 9 

    Helping verbs, main verb, verb phrases,  interrogative sentences, natural and inverted word order, and kinds of sentences


    Reading- Aero and Officer Mike

    Comp. and vocab. test Fri.

    Vocab. lying, loyal, partners, shift, quiver, patrol, ability, snap

    Spelling- test Thursday

    horse, mark, storm, market, acorn, artist, March, north, barking, stock, thorn, forest, chore, restore

    Vocab. Workshop- Unit 7 

    Complete the Sentence-Thursday Unit test - Friday

    accuse, clever, coast, delicate, explore, imitate, pierce, rare, symbol, triumph


    No Shurley English this week.  We will be working on our narrative writing pieces.  Most work will be done in class, but parents are encouraged to look at writing and help edit papers.  Final draft will be due Friday. 


    Reading- Yonder Mountain Test Friday


    peak, examined, fondly, steep, rugged, pausing, mist, pleaded

    Spelling -Test Thursday

    I'd, he's haven't, doesn't, let's there's, wouldn't, what's, she's, aren't, hasn't , couldn't , he'd, they're

    Vocabulary Workshop- unit 7 Syn/Ant quiz Thursday

    accuse clever coast delicate, explore, imitate, pierce, rare, symbol, triumph

    Shurley English test Tuesday

    Nov. 16 - Progress Reports



    Reading- The Science Fair- Test Friday

    Skills Story Structure

    Vocab.- Test Friday

    report presentation erupt creative educational certificate impressive charts

    Spelling- Test Thursday

    hole whole its it's hear here won one our hour their there fur fir

    Shurley English

    Conjunctions, Different kinds of sentences(Simple, compound subject, compound verb, joining 2 sentences to make 1 sentence), Clauses

    Vocabulary Workshop will be reviewing units 1-6 this week in class.


    Dress Out Day Wednesday $1

    Reading- Jump

    Skills - Fact and Opinion/Questioning

    Vocab. -championship, power, professional, athlete, rooting, court, competitor, entire(Fri.)

    Spelling Words (Test Thursday)

    joy, point, voice, join, oil, coin, noise, spoil, toy, joint, boy, soil, choice, boil

    Vocab. Workshop

    Unit 6 Same as last week. Complete the Sentence (Thursday)

    Unit test Friday

    Shurley English- Same as last week. Fact /Opinion


    Reading- Young Thomas Edison

    Skills - Main Ideas and details, summary

    Vocab- signal, genius, gadget, invention, laboratory, experiments, occasional-Test Fri.

    Spelling Words-Test Thursday

    talk, cross, awful, law, cloth, cost, crawl, chalk, also, raw, wall, lawn, always, salt

    Shurley English-

    Conjunctions, compound subjects and verbs

    Vocabulary Workshop - Syn/Ant. quiz Thursday

    border, certain, clasp, fierce, observe, treasure, wisdom, depart, journey, superb







    Kamishibai Man- Test Thursday- Cause and Effect

    Reading Vocab. -Test Thursday

    familiar, jerky, vacant, rickety, blurry, rude, blasted, applesauce

    Spelling Words -Test Thursday

    clown, round, bow, cloud, power, crown, thousand, crowd, sound, count, powder, blouse, frown, pound

    Vocab. Workshop words are the same as last week. Unit 5

    Shurley English

    Classifying sent. fact/opinion, true/false

    NO SCHOOL FRIDAY!   Fall Break!


    The Harvest Birds- Test Friday

    Reading Vocab.-Test Friday

    harvest, separate, ashamed, borders, advice, borrow, patch, serious

    Spelling Words- Test Thursday

    itch, wreck, knee, patch, wrap, knot, watch, knife, stretch, write, knew, knock, match, wrong

    Vocab. Workshop- Unit 5 Syn/Ant quiz Friday. 

    atmosphere,brilliant, convince, endure, glance, harsh, plunge, precious, swift, unite

    Shurley English- Ch. 5 pronouns Test Thursday





    What Do Illustrators Do?- Test Friday

    Reading Vocab. Test Friday

    tools, sketches, scribbles, research, texture, imagine, illustrate, tracing

    Spelling Words- Test Thursday

    three, scrap, street, spring, thrill, scream, strange, throw, string, scrape, spray, threw, strong, scratch

    Vocabulary Workshop- Complete the Sentence- Thursday Unit 4 test Friday

    capture, coward, exclaim, gloomy, shatter, insist, passage, restless, shallow, talent

    Vocabularyworkshop.com- Green level Unit 4


    Shurley English- Chapter 5 Classifying sentences, Pronouns


    We will be testing in IReady this week.  There will be no reading vocab. or spelling this week.  After completed testing on IReady, we will use a reading passage with skills already covered. 

    Vocab. Workshop words are the same as last week.  We will have Complete the Sentence Thursday and a Unit 3 test Friday.

    Shurley English

    Prepositions and Object of the Prepositions

    Ch.3 Test Wednesday

    Practice Fluent Reading

    Let's also speak to our students about being safe, respectful, and responsible while at school.  We are stopping instruction many times to pull pins and write notes home.  Thank you! 


    "Pop's Bridge" Test Mon.

    Spelling Words(test Thurs.)

    slight, mild, sight, pie, mind, tie, pilot, might, lie, tight, blind, fight, die, midnight

    Reading Vocab. "Roberto Clemente"(Test Fri.)

    stands, score, fans, league, slammed, pronounced, style, polish

    Vocab. Workshop (unit 3 green level) Syn/ant Fri.

    active, bargain, gasp, loyal, resource, sensitive, struggle, value, vary, wander

    Vocabularyworkshop.com- unit words with interactive games and activities to help practice. 

    Don't forget to practice fluent reading!  We read to understand, know when to make our voice rise or fall, and read with expression. 




    Spelling Words(Test Fri. because of holiday)

    load, open,told, yellow, soak, shadow, foam, follow, glow, sold, window, coach, almost, throat, cold, most

    Reading Vocab. "Pop's Bridge" (Test Fri.)

    foggy, stretch, crew, balancing, tide, cling, excitement, disappears

    Vocabulary Workshop Words(Unit 2 Test Fri.)

    aim, aware, defeat, drift, mild, pause, refuse, route, ruin, solid

    Shurley English chapter 2 test Thursday

    Have a wonderful Labor Day!