3rd Grade

TN Ready Dates and Proctor Sign Up

3rd, 4th

TNReady will be given on the following dates this year:

  • April 18th
  • April 23rd - 26th
  • April 30th - May 1st

Please mark your calendars and arrange appointments and trips around those dates for your 3rd and 4th graders.

We also need parent volunteers on those dates to help serve as proctors in the student classrooms. You do not have to be a 3rd or 4th grade parent to volunteer. Proctors are not allowed to proctor for their student’s grade level. Please sign up on SignUpGenius - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0949a8ad2eabfa7-super.

Thank you!!!

3rd Grade News

3rd

The countdown is on for Spring Break!

**There will be no school for teachers or students on Friday, March 30th. Here is more detailed look at the TNReady Schedule. Please limit absences as much as possible on these days.

  • Wednesday, April 18 - 8:30 start time, ELA subpart 1 - 80 minutes
  • Monday, April 23 - 8:30 start time, ELA subpart 2 - 43 minutes and subpart 3 - 43 minutes
  • Tuesday, April 24 - 8:30 start time, ELA subpart 4 - 50 minutes
  • Wednesday, April 25 - 8:30 start time, Math subpart1 - 45 minutes
  • Thursday, April 26 - 8:30 start time, Math subpart 2 - 30 minutes and subpart 3 - 40 minutes
  • Monday, April 30 - 8:30 start time, Science - 50 minutes
  • Tuesday, May 1 - 8:30 start time, Social Studies - 50 minutes

Here is what we are up to next week!

  • Reading/Writing: We will doing a Patricia Polacco book study with teacher-led interactive read alouds. Students will complete writing prompts at the end of each text.
  • Math: We will finish up our unit on measurement, time and capacity.
  • Grammar: We will be reviewing the eight comma rules.
  • Phonics: Suffixes (-ful, -ly, -er)
  • Science: We will finish up our unit on weather.
  • Social Studies: We will finish up our unit on Antarctica.

Thank you for your support! Have a wonderful and safe break with your families!

3rd Grade News!

3rd

Hi, parents!

Award-winning author, Peter Brown, is coming to speak to the 3rd grade next Thursday, March 22nd. Mr. Brown is on tour for his new chapter book, The Wild Robot Escapes, the sequel to The Wild Robot. If your child would like a personalized book(s) signed by Mr. Brown, please return the attached order form by Monday, March 19th.

We will be going to the Adventure Science Center for our last field trip next Friday, March 23rd from about 10:00-1:00. In addition to the chaperones who have already signed up through sign-up genius, we would like to invite anyone who wants to attend as a chaperone to join us for the trip. If you would like to be a chaperone, please send in $9.00 (admission + planetarium) in the form of a check or cash and give to your child's teacher by 8:00 am Wednesday, March 21st. We need to make groups and prepare in advance in order to be ready for the trip. If you miss the deadline or decide last minute to join, the charge for admission and the planetarium at the door is $22.95. Thank you for understanding!

Please have your child wear his/her field trip shirt with P.E. shoes. Your child will also need a sack lunch that is fully disposable. Thank you!

TNReady dates are the following: April 18, April 23-26, April 30 and May 1. Please limit all possible absences on these days.

Here is what else we are up to:

Reading/ Writing: We will continue to prepare for the TNReady writing portion by working on narrative writing (writing to entertain).

  • Grammar: We will review quotation marks when using dialogue and commas.
  • Phonics: -ed, -es, -s, -ing Social Studies: We will start our unit on Antarctica.
  • Science: Weather, clouds and weather tools
  • Math: We will learn about tools to measure volume and capacity.

Thank you for your support!

Third Grade News

3rd

Parents,
Thank you so much for a successful Readathon and Wax Museum! We really appreciate your support, and we are super proud of your child’s hard work!

TNReady dates are the following: April 18, April 23-26, April 30 and May 1. Please plan accordingly and limit all possible absences on these days.

Here is what we are up to next week! Hard to believe that next week is the last week of the 3rd quarter!

  • Reading/ Writing: We will continue to prepare for the TNReady writing portion of the test by working on informational writing prompts. Please refer to the note in your child’s Friday folder on how you can best support your child and teacher with these writing prompts.
  • Phonics: -ed and –ing endings on words
  • Grammar: We will review nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.
  • Math: Measuring length to the nearest quarter inch
  • Science: Types of clouds and weather tools
  • Social Studies: We will finish up our unit on Asia.

Thank you for your support!

Third Grade News

3rd

Hi, parents! Next week is a busy one at PPE!
• Please consider attending the Town Hall Meeting at PPE on Tuesday, March 6th from 6:15-7:15 at PPE. This meeting occurs every three years, and we hope to make some important decisions for our school and students. We hope to see you there!
• Wax Museum posters, costumes and speeches are due at school Wednesday, March 7th. Please read carefully the logistics emailed to you by your child’s teacher.
• Please join us on Thursday, March 8 to view the Wax Museum! You are invited to your child’s classroom from 8:30-9:00 to see our wonderful historical figures come to life!
• Character Dress Up is Friday, March 9th.
• Reminder that the following are our TNReady Dates…please plan accordingly and limit all possible absences on these days. The dates are April 18, April 23-26, April 30 and May 1.
Here is what we are up to in each subject next week!
Reading: We will start to prepare for TNReady by working on persuasive writing prompts.
Math: We will continue our unit on elapsed time.
Phonics: Compound words
Science: Weather and weather tools
Social Studies: We will be presenting our Wax Museum speeches and posters in class.
As always, thank you for your support!

Summer Tech Camp

2nd, 3rd, 4th

The Nashville Technology Council sponsors summer technology camps for ages 8 and up. For more information - https://technologycouncil.com/codecamps/

Third Grade News

3rd

Hi, parents!
Please review the safety procedures that your child’s teacher sent out last week. We want to maintain the safest possible environment for our students!

  • Wax Museum Projects (posters, speeches and costumes) are due Wednesday, March 7th.
  • Readathon starts this Friday, February 23 at 3:00 PM! Please encourage your child to read, read, read! Pajama Dress Up Day is Friday, March 2nd. Character Dress Up Day is Friday, March 9th.
  • TNReady Dates have been set! We wanted to tell you these dates as soon as we knew them so we can avoid any absences during this time. They are the following dates: April 18, April 23-26, April 30 and May 1.

Here is what we are up to next week:

  • Reading/ Science/ Writing: We are reading nonfiction solar system texts and responding to the text.
  • Grammar: We are reviewing commas, contractions, and possessive nouns.
  • Phonics: /oo/ like book and school
  • Math: We will begin our unit on time and elapsed time.
  • Social Studies: We will continue learning about the culture of Asia.

Thank you for your support!

Third Grade News

3rd

Hi, parents! We enjoyed seeing you at our Valentine's Day parties!

  • Reminder, there is no school on Monday, February 19. Teachers only report.
  • Readathon starts Friday, Feburary 23rd at 3:00 P.M! Information is coming home in Friday folders.
  • Your child should continue to work on his or her Wax Museum project. Posters, speeches and costumes are due March 7th.
  • TNReady dates have been set! We wanted to let you know as soon as possible so we can limit any absences during that time. The dates are the following: April 18, April 23, April 24, April 25, April 26, April 30 and May 1. More information (and lots of prep!) to come.

Here is what we are up to next week:

  • Reading/Writing: We will continue our study of black history by using rich texts and reading responses to support our comprehension.
  • Phonics: sounds /k/ and /kw/
  • Math: We will wrap up our unit on comparing and ordering fractions, as well as equivalent fractions.
  • Social Studies: We will start our unit on Asia and learn about the geography of the largest continent.

As always, thank you for your support!

Third Grade News

3rd

Hi, parents!
We hope you all can join us for Valentine’s Day party on Wednesday, February 14 from 1:00-2:00 PM. Parties will take place in your child’s classroom. Your child should bring a container, cereal box, paper bag, etc to hold his or her Valentines. If your child chooses to bring Valentines, please make sure there are cards for the whole class.

Please make your sure your child has started his or her Wax Museum project. Posters, costumes and speeches are due March 7th.

Here is what we are up to next week:

  • Reading: Black History Month texts
  • Writing: Students have created animals with special adaptations and we are writing narratives about this fascinating animals!
  • Phonics: soft /j/ and /s/
  • Science: Universe and the Solar System
  • Social Studies: We will finish up our unit on Australia by learning about the continent’s culture, government and economy through research.
  • Math: Comparing, ordering and equivalent fractions

Thank you!

Science Night

3rd, 4th

Calling All Budding Scientists!!!!

The Percy Priest PTO is hosting a Science Night.  This special event will include a Science Show, followed by visits to individual stations, where our students can experience the wonders of science in a hands-on way.

What: Percy Priest Science Night led by “Mr. Science” Jason Lindsey from Hooked on Science, an award winning program!

When: Friday, February 23rd from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where: PPE’s Gymnasium

Who: The first 120 3rd and 4th graders to sign up

Cost: FREE!!!!  (There will not be any food provided, so please feed your children in advance.)

Signup: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b49afab28a02-ppescience
This sign up will be first come, first serve, absolutely no exceptions.  Siblings not in 3rd or 4th grade may not sign up. 

***You absolutely must pick up your child at 8:00 p.m.! ***

Questions???  Contact Misty Hardin at misty.hardin@gmail.com