Important Dates

  January 22, 2018 


December 1 1, 2017

  Early Release Monday


December 7-8, 2017

  Third Grade District Testing


December 14, 2017

  Spelling Bee at 1:00 P. M. 


December 21, 2017

  Christmas Program

     6:00 P. M. to 7:00 P. M. 


December 22, 2017

  Christmas Party



Daily Schedule



7:35  Breakfast/Morning Routine

8:05 to 9:35 - Core Reading

9:35 to 10:55 - Core Math

10:55 to 11:30 - Math RtI

11:30 to 12:10 - Lunch and Recess

12:10 to 1:10 - Language Arts

1:10 to 1:40 - Reading RtI

1:40 to 2:20 Specials

2:20 to 2:55 Typing

2:55 Dismissal



informational text for the second quarter.  Students will read to learn new information about a topic and the text structure and features of the text.  This week, we  will review Author’s  Purpose and Author’s Point of View.  Authors write to  persuade, inform, entertain, etc.  When reading informational text, the author may use opinions to let the reader know how he feels about a topic.  Informational text has headings, bold words, captions, diagrams, labels, etc.  The students will continue to ask and answer questions to demonstrate an understanding of the text and find context clues for unfamiliar words.  Please have your child practice these skills while reading and fill out a Read and Respond Form with a summary for homework. 






Spelling words


sharp                   sore

yard                     hoard

artist                   oars

carve                   pour

porch                   your

sport                    learn

story                    word

chore                   turns


Skill:  r-Controlled Vowels

Unit 3 Week 2

Test Date:  12/12/17








November 28, 2017

Distributive Properties of multiplication using known facts to find 6, 7, 8 and 9.  The will also apply those properties to find the value of an unknown and use number bonds to decompose.  They will have practice taking a test in readiness for District testing.  This quarter, there will be two tests.  One test will include second quarter standards.  The other test will include skills that were not mastered in the first quarter.  Skip counting will continue as a way to become fluent in multiplication (i.e., skip counting by nine’s is the same as 9 x 0, 9 x 1, 9 x 2, etc.).  As always, they will  also memorize multiplication facts.  (Please have your child memorize them at home as reinforcement.  The students will be given three seconds to answer each fact during a weekly timed test.)  Also, please check for and have your child complete homework each night doing their personal best, including handwriting.  Homework papers consist of  additional practice of a skill and test practice. 




Annual Christmas Program

Mrs. Kaye, our music teacher, has been preparing the students in grades three through five to perform in a Christmas Program.  Everyone is invited to attend the performance to be held on Friday, December 21st, from 6:00 P. M. to        7:00 P. M.   Please come!


Spelling Bee



Thoreau Elementary School will be holding the annual Spelling Bee on Friday, December 1st, at 1:00 P. M.  Please join us! 








Please check for and have your child complete homework each night.  Homework papers consist of additional practice and test practice. 

After Hours Academics


If you signed your child up for the After Hours Academics program, please remind them to attend every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Please contact Miss Galluccio or Miss Woodie for further information or if you have any concerns (i.e., attendance, transportation, etc).






If your child needs to change buses or wait at the school to be picked up, please call the office or send a note with your child.  A bus change needs to be approved by the bus barn.  If your child is being picked up by a sibling, he/she must be at least 18 years old. 

Mrs. Birchfield

Mrs. Dolloff