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May 2019


Testing is over! Yay! Thank you for getting to school on time, and being well rested!


Today we had a special "Pizza Party!" to celebrate the end of testing week!


Charlotte's Web is our story of the month!

Our literature study until the end of the year will focus on reading chapter books such as, Charlotte's Web!




May 15th: Triathalon 9:30 am

All Parents and Guardians are invited.

Please look for an invitation your child's folder!





May 27th: Happy Memorial Day!

School will be closed to honor Memorial Day!




Important Note!

All students should include some time in their day at home for quizzing a friend or an adult to read the time on an analog clock. Students use an analog clock to sign in and out of the classroom every day, but some students still need extra help reading time to the minutes.


Just using a digital watch does not help a student to tell time. They will need to understand the minutes on a clock for many of our math assessments. So, real life clock skills at school, and at home would be most helpful!


Division and multiplication can be practiced at home any time of the day, even on weekends! Make it fun, do it at the supermarket, before dance or swim classes, on a car ride, or cooking in the kitchen! We need third grade students to be comfortable with basic times tables and division! Knowing the answers should start becoming automatic, when asked. Problems such as, 32 divided by 4 equals 8! 8 times 4 equals 32, should be quick and easy once they practice!!!


Don't forget to check the sidebar for some fun Go Math Videos, by Professor Burger!



Important Dates:




Upcoming Dates!



5/27/19 Memorial Day: School is closed



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!



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!


Charlotte's Web activities




Basic Times Table Practice up to 12's

Study Island Math Skills Review

IXL Math Skills Review







May NGSS Student Learning Standard: 3-PS2-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.

Unit 9:  Rube Goldberg Machines & Balanced Forces

Objective: Students will demonstrate a knowledge of balancing forces on an object to make a simple Rube Goldberg Machine.

SWBAT work in small groups to make a Rube Goldberg Machine that will deliver a dog biscuit to a toy dog.


  • Students will use educational sites to learn about Rube Goldberg Machines.
  • Students will learn about the six simple machines.
  • Students will work in small groups to draw a cartoon plan of their machine.
  • Students will read books about Rube Goldberg Machines, and balanced forces.
  • Students will write vocabulary for the activity in their science journals.






May: NJ Student Learning Standard: 6.1.4.D.8 Determine the significance of New Jersey’s role in the American Revolution.

New Jersey & the American Revolution

Objective: Students will demonstrate a knowledge of New Jersey’s connection to the American Revolution.

SWBAT create a timeline and study guides to help them learn about key events, places, and people from NJ in the Revolutionary War.


  • Students will read books such as, George vs. George: The American Revolution as Seen from Both Sides, by Rosalyn Schanazer, A History with 21 Activities, by Janis Herbert, and The New Jersey Colony, by Kevin Cunningham.
  • Students will make a craft item from the book listed above.
  • Students will create a booklet of New Jersey events, places, and people during the Revolutionary War.



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!


Triathalon: 9:30 am May 15th! All parents and guardians are invited!