Classroom Newsletter

Mrs. Wolfling’s

Third Grade Class Newsletter

Week of March 18-22, 2019

Look What We Are Learning

Reading  –Unit 4-One of a Kind – The Big Question: What does it mean to be unique? Question of the Week: What behaviors are unique to different animals? Main Selection: Fly, Eagle, Fly!: An African Tale. J

Writing Informational Writing.

Language – Prepositions.

Amazing Words –armor, agile, snout, protrude, extraordinary, scenery, pesky, unfurl, coil, intersection.

High Frequency Wordsfriends, a, very, they, to, you, were, one, would, was, into, do, want.

Selection Vocabularyclutched, echoed, gully, reeds, scrambled, thatch, valley.

Spelling–Unit 4 -Week 5 – Syllables: VCCCV.

Math –Ch. 11 –Measurement - Review. Ch. 11 Test on Measurement will be on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019. See study guide that went home on 3/8/19. Ch. 12 –represent and Interpret Data – Launch the Chapter.

Social Studies-Unit 3 – The Early History of Michigan –Lesson 4 – The French in Michigan/ Lesson 5 – The British in Michigan.

Chapter Book Reading The Boxcar Children # 3 – The Yellow House Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner.


  1. Spring Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 from 3:30-6:30 pm. See note that went home on 3/8/19.
  2. Happy Birthday to Gavyn Cross on Friday, March 29th, 2019 & to Gabrielle Hairston on Sunday, March 31st, 2019.
  3. March BOOK IT! went home on 3/1/19. It is due on Monday, April 1st, 2019. March is the last month for BOOKIT!
  4. Unit 4- Week 5- Spelling Test on Friday, 3/22/19.
  5. Read-A-Thon on Friday, 3/22/19 from 2:15-3:15 pm. See note that went home on 3/15/19.
  6. Reading Log & Math & Social Studies Homework went home on 3/15/19. All are due on Friday, 3/22/19.
  7. March is Reading Month. A Reading Month Calendar & a reading log form went home on 2/26/19.The second Reading log is due on Monday, 3/18/19.Thursday, March 21th, 2019 is “HatDay”. Wear your favorite sports hat.
  8. Friday, March 22nd, 2019 is the end of the Third Marking Period.
  9. There is no school on Monday, March 25 – Friday, March 29, 2019 ~ Spring Break.
  10. The weekly spelling list and the classroom newsletter are on the Bentley school website. Click on “Barhitte Teachers” then “Mrs. Wolfling”.
  11. Daily Reading/Chapter Book Reading RequirementAll third grade students are required to read at least 10 minutes per night at home each school day. They are also required to read 5 Chapter Books at home each marking period. A Book report form needs to be filled out & returned for each Chapter Book that is read at home. Each question for book reports needs to be answered with a minimum of 5 sentences. The book report forms for the Fourth Marking Period were sent home on 3/22/19. The 5 book report forms for the Fourth Marking Period are due on Friday, May 24th, 2019.
  12. Please work with your child to learn multiplication facts at home. Students should know all facts up to 12 by the end of third grade. Extra practice at home is essential. Flash cards are a great way to practice!!!!!
  13. 13.Mrs. Wolfling’s classroom phone # is :(810) 591-9679.


Class work that students do not finish in school will be sent home to complete at home and return the next day.

Homework papers go home on Fridays and are due the following Friday.

Have a wonderful week!                  

 Mrs. Wolfling


Chapter 11 Math Test on Measurement Study Guide

Test will be on Wednesday, March  20th, 2019

Vocabulary Words & Definitions

  1. Analog clock- A device used for measuring time.
  2. Capacity- The amount a container can hold.
  3. Gram – A smaller metric unit of mass, about equal to a paper clip.
  4. Kilogram – One metric unit of mass, about 1,000 grams.
  5. Liter- A metric unit of capacity about equal to the amount of liquid in a large water bottle.
  6. Mass- The amount of material in an object.
  7. Milliliter- A metric unit of capacity about equal to a small dropper of water.
  8. Time Interval – the time that passes from the start and the end of an activity.

Students need to know:

  1. The appropriate unit of measurement to use to measure mass- Lighter objects- use grams/Heavier objects- use kilograms.
  2. The appropriate unit of measurement to use to measure capacity- Small containers- use milliliters/Large containers-use liters.
  3. Tell time to the minute.
  4. Time intervals- How to determine the amount of time that passes from the start of an activity until the end of an activity.

Thank you!

Mrs. Wolfling