Classroom Newsletter

Mrs. Wolfling’s

Third Grade Class Newsletter

Week of January 7-11, 2019

Look What We Are Learning

Reading  –Unit 3-People and Nature – The Big Question: How are people and nature connected? Question of the Week: How do people explain things in nature? Main Selection: Pushing Up the SkyJ

Writing Opinion.

Language – Unknown Words/Main and Helping Verbs.

Amazing Words –existence, scarce, elder, abundant, shrivel, scorch, irritable, pierce, torrent, fertile.

High Frequency Wordsof, have, the, they, are, a, people, to, build, what, there, some, many, only, answer, would, give, live, buy.

Selection Vocabularyantlers, imagined, languages, narrator, overhead, poked.

Spelling–Unit 3 -Week 2 – Prefixes.

Math –Ch. 5 –Understand Division- Lesson 6 & Review. Chapter 5 Math Test on Division on Monday, 1/14/19. See study guide that went home on Friday, 1/4/19.

Science- The Earth & Me –Uses of Earth Materials: Erosion & Landslides/Earthquakes/Volcanoes. Earth Materials Unit Test on Thursday, 1/10/19. See study guide that went home on Friday, 1/4/19.

Chapter Book Reading The Boxcar Children # 2 – Surprise Island  by Gertrude Chandler Warner.


  1. Happy Birthday to Brayden Brant on Monday, January 7th, 2019.
  2. January BOOK IT! went home on 1/4/19. It is due on Friday, February 1st, 2019.
  3. Unit 3- Week 2- Spelling Test on Friday, 1/11/19.
  4. Reading Log & Math & Social Studies Homework went home on 1/4/19. All are due on Friday, 1/11/19.
  5. Friday, January 18th, 2019 is the end of the Second Marking Period.
  6. The weekly spelling list and the classroom newsletter are on the Bentley school website. Click on “Barhitte Teachers” then “Mrs. Wolfling”.
  7. 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 Second Marking Period were sent home on 10/26/18. The 5 book report forms for the Second Marking Period are due on Friday, January 11th, 2019.
  8. 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!!!!!
  9. 9.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



Math- Chapter 5 –Division Test on Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Study Guide

Students need to know the following vocabulary words & examples:

  1. Array-an arrangement of items into equal rows and columns.
  2. Division–to separate into equal groups, to find the number of groups, or to find the number in each group.
  3. Divisor–the number by which the dividend is being divided.
  4. Fact Family-a group of related facts using the same number.Example:5x3=15; 3x5=15;15÷3=5;15÷5=3
  5. Inverse Operations–operations, such as multiplication and division, which undo each other.
  6. Partition-a way to divide by sharing one object at a time until all objects are gone.
  7. Repeated Subtraction–a way to subtract the same number over and over again until you reach 0.
  8. Quotient-the answer to a division problem.


Students need to be able to read word problems and:

  1. Use a number line to solve a division problem.
  2. Find an unknown number in a division sentence. Example: 30÷5=?
  3. Partition objects.
  4. Use multiplication to check a division problem. Example: 7 x 3 = ? can be used to check 21÷3=7
  5. Separate counters into equal groups.


Please refer back to the math worksheet papers that your child brought home for Chapter 5 to help explain the above listed items.

Mrs. Wolfling

Science Test on Earth Materials Unit will be on Monday, 1/14/19. Students may use this study guide to help them study for the test.

Second Marking Period Science Assessment Test Study Guide

Students must know:

  1. The BEST explanation for different colored specks in some rocks is that rock is made up of minerals.
  2. Gravel, sand, silt, clay, and soil are similar because they all have particles and they are all earth materials.
  3. Gravel, sand, silt, clay, and soil are different because:
    • all have different sized particles
    • some float when put into water, some sink
    • they are different colors
    • they have different textures
  4. A mountain can change due to water erosion and/or due to wind erosion.
  5. Water changes the surface of the earth through erosion and runoff.
  6. The best way to save natural resources is to reduce the amount we use.
  7. The following is a list of natural resources:
  • oil and fuel
  • soil
  • forests
  • metals
  • water
  1. Forests and water are renewable natural resources.
  2. Landslides, earthquakes, and volcanoes are natural causes of rapid change to the surface of the Earth.
  3. Landslides cause rapid erosion of large pieces of land.
  4. Earthquakes cause different shapes in the land with increased gaps or gorges and hills or cliffs.
  5. Volcanoes cause new building of rock (cooled lava) and/or ash covering the soil.

Mrs. Wolfling