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Reminders for the week!

We are doing a spirit week this week for the walk a thon.

Monday – PJ Day

Tuesday – Crazy Socks Day

Wednesday– Crazy Hair Day

Thursday– Walk a thon Day and Hat Day

Friday– Maize and Blue Day

Walk a thon Event details: 
Support our school and help our class win!!!
Thank you to all who have donated so far!

  •       Register your Child using School Identifier 5f3d669d605c9, please visit www.getmovinfundhub.com 
  •       Event Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020
  •       Final Donation due date: September 30, 2020
  •         Donations can be online through your child’s webpage.  Otherwise, donations in the form of cash & checks (in-school donations), should be      turned in to the school.

  •         Please make checks payable to: Georgetown Elementary PTC

•           Visit this page for more details!!


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Our class enjoyed the sunshine last week by doing some reading outside. Here’s a photo of just some of our class getting lost in their books.  🙂


I’m looking forward to another great week in third grade!
– Ms Van Arkel




Update: Week of September 23

Hi Parents,
Here is what we have been learning in third grade:
Writing: We are working on writing true stories (personal narratives). We have been learning strategies to help us think of ideas and have been looking at mentor texts to know how to start our story with an interesting lead. We have been working with a partner to rehearse our story and have started to draft.
Math: We have learned the 5s, 2s, 10s, 9s, and 3s multiplication facts. You should see these flash cards come home in your child’s yellow math fact folder. Each fact is a different color. Have your third grader choose a color (fact) to work on each night for at least 5 minutes. Understanding the multiplication facts is very important for learning our math concepts for the rest of the year.
Reading: We have been learning about ways to make reading the best it can be. We have talked about reading as if books are like gold, choosing good-fit books, and setting goals for our reading time. We will be working on making book recommendations for each other. Please help your third grader begin the habit of reading for at least 20 minutes/five nights a week. In a few weeks a reading log will come home to help track reading time.
Social Studies: We continue to study character traits and Growth Mindset. We have been using lots of read aloud books to guide our discussions. We have also learned about the parts of the brain and how they help us learn, remember, make choices,  and regulate emotions.
Here are a few books we have really enjoyed reading:
*HOMEWORK: Two (math) pages of homework were sent home tonight. These should be completed tonight and returned tomorrow (Tuesday 9/24)
*Spirit Week:
Don’t forget spirit week this week!
Tuesday-crazy/mismatched socks
Wed.- Crazy hair
Thurs.-picture day
Friday- Blue/Gold day!
Please make sure you have completed a background check form. This is required for you to attend classroom parties, volunteer in the classroom, field trips, etc. The form will need to be filled out each year and can be found HERE.
Walk•A•Thon will take place this Friday (9/27). Third graders will walk at 9:45am. This is our only fundraiser for our school. If you haven’t donated for WALK•A•THON, get your money in by Friday or next Monday.  This money funds all of our special student based activities for the year.  THANK you in advance for your support!
Our first winner of the contest is: BROOKLYNN!! She chose a MobyMax bag as her prize. Way to go, Brooklynn! Our contest continues for two more weeks.
*Turkey Trot 2019 Registration is now open!   Deadline to Register is October 9, 2019.
Use this link to register  https://bit.ly/2QvvmOW
and click on the PE link to learn more about the Turkey Trot Race.
I am really enjoying working with this group of third graders. They are awesome and I am so proud of their hard work!
Ms Van Arkel .  🙂

3rd Grade Update

We have been working hard in third grade! We continue to learn lessons of growth mindset, SOAR expectations for the classroom and school, and goal setting for the year!

REMINDER: EARLY RELEASE is tomorrow. Dismissal is at 12:15pm.

Third grade homework consists of reading 20 minutes five nights a week and multiplication fact practice for 5 minutes, five nights a week. We have been talking a lot about goal setting to help us get better at reading and math facts. Lots of our third graders have made action steps to practice facts and read at home as a way to reach their goal. Don’t forget to log on to MobyMax to practice math facts, too!

MobyMax contest:
Students can earn points when they pass levels on MobyMax. When they earn 200 points, they earn a ticket toward the raffle.

As you see school work coming home there may be  a number grade (3,2,1) on some of them.
Use this as a guide:
3- proficient
2- progressing
1- beginning


Next Week is SPIRIT WEEK:
Monday (23rd): Pajama Day
Tuesday (24th): Crazy/Mismatched Socks
Wednesday (25th): Crazy Hair
Thursday (26th): Picture Day (dress your best!)
Friday (27th): Blue and Gold

SEPT. 26: picture day

SEPT. 27: Walk- a- Thon

OCT. 29: Turkey trot .  More information can be found HERE


HOLIDAY Spirit Week!

During our week before vacation, we are going to show all our holiday spirit!  Each day will have a theme to help you know how to show off your festive side.

  • Monday– Christmas HAT and/or HAIR DAY
  • Tuesday– Christmas SOCK and/or SHIRT DAY
  • Wednesday– Christmas CHOICE DAY – Pick your favorite holiday bling or accessory to wear today!
  • ****Thursday– RED/GREEN DAY
  • Friday– PAJAMA or UGLY SWEATER DAY (Your Choice)

ON THURSDAY is our third grade party, so third graders will wear PJs!!