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February 2019




Important Dates:


NEW DATE:  February 28th: 8:45 am in the school cafeteria, Breakfast of Champions, this is an award assembly for students in grades 4-6. They receive awards for their good grades, and a free breakfast is served for parents and students.


Third grade students and parents have been invited to attend this assembly to see what happens when you get good report card grades, in the older classes. Third grade students WILL NOT get awards, but they can have the breakfast with their parents!




Doing Study Island Math at home has been proven to improve scores! Try it over the weekend, or any day of the week! It is learning, and fun all in one place!



A Note From the Nurse, Mrs. Bohn:




I just want to thank everyone for participating in the Trex recycling challenge. In the month of January we collected a total of 145 lbs of plastic film. That is amazing! And many of the students seem to be really motivated by this challenge :) Please keep bringing in your plastic film.
We are collecting until April 15th, 2019. Not only are we keeping so much plastic front ending up in the environment, we have the potential of winning some cool stuff for the students. 




Please put only plastic films in the recycling boxes.
All other recyclables such as hard plastics, paper, metal, and glass should be recycled at home. 




Thank you!!!

Classroom News! 

 Third Grade 2018-2019





Read to the bottom to see our weekly lesson topics, and monthly events too.


Surfing Into Third Grade!


This year's classroom theme is tropical!


Welcome to Third Grade!


Please check the classroom memories tab weekly for updated classroom activity pictures!


Check your child's bookbag and agenda book each night. If you sign the agenda book each night your child has homework they will get a warm fuzzy to fill the jar toward a classroom party! Warm fuzzies are tiny pom poms that can be earned for answering a question, helping or being kind to others, and handing in extra neat homework.


Please check this website each night, if possible! I try to change it as much as I can, and it is a great way to stay involved in your child's education.


If you would like a Sunday text message for upcoming school events, please email me, or send me a note with your cell number!


Please read all the way to the bottom to see the homework schedule!


Love, Ms. Sloan



CREW Before & After Care 2018-2017!


CREW After Care will be available Monday through Friday, but you must sign up, and notify me, the office, and/or your child's teacher about attending the program. Just filling out the paperwork does not guarantee attendance. We must hear from you verbally, or by a written note.




Activities for the Week!


Harcourt StoryTown

Lesson 22, Bat Loves the Night

Spelling Test Lesson 22 on Friday




Go Math Chapter 12, Shapes and Geometry


Multi-digit Addition and Subtraction

Area and Perimeter



Basic Times Table Practice up to 12's

Fifteen Must Know Times Table Test!

Study Island Math Skills Review

IXL Math Skills Review




February NGSS Student Learning Standards: 3-ESS3-1 make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard. Examples of design solutions to weather-related hazards could include barriers to prevent flooding, wind resistant roofs, and lightning rods.



Unit 6:  Design a Weatherproof House & The Water Cycle



Objective: Students will demonstrate a knowledge design solutions that would reduce the impact of a weather related hazard.



SWBAT work in cooperative groups to plan a mini weatherproof proof house from recycled materials, and then build it at home with parent cooperation.








Unit 6:  The Branches of Government & Social Movements


Objective: Students will learn about the three branches of the United States government, and how elected representatives act on the behalf of the US citizens.


SWBAT name the three branches of the US government, and demonstrate a basic knowledge of how each branch acts to help US citizens.




There's an "APP" for that! Lol!

Cape May City Elementary has a phone app.

Search you phone's app store for, Cape May City Elementary!

My website can be found there too!





NOTE: If your child goes to reading and math classes with Mrs. McClure or Ms. Cooper they will not follow this homework routine.

All homework, spelling, writing, and math will come from those teachers, if your child attends their classes. Please see their websites, or information they send home.


Homework is given Monday through Friday for my core math and reading groups. In third grade homework is more about responsibility than specific academic topics. In order for students to gain that sense of responsibility the homework is completed in a repetitive cycle each week. This cycle also makes it easier to get homework done before or during absences or vacations. Until further notice the homework will be completed as follows:


Monday: Spelling words will be written on college ruled paper, three times each in pencil, and then each word will be traced in multiple colors. Only one color per word. We call this rainbow writing!


Tuesday: Sentences for words 1-8. Sentences should have capital letters, punctuation, and use third grade level vocabulary, as well as the spelling words of the week, which will be given to students in a paper copy.

  • The spelling lists will be posted every Sunday afternoon on the sidebar of this site.
  • If you would like to get a text message when the words are posted each Sunday, please email me with your cell number!

  • The words are on Spelling City, which has fun spelling games to play online.


Wednesday: Sentences for words 9-15, following the same rules as Tuesday.


Thursday: A math worksheet, usually related to the multiplication tables, or basic math operations.


Friday: No homework!


Monthly Events!