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Unit 1

Boom Town - Week of August 10th

Third Grade Parent Newsletter #1
 
This week we are reading “BoomTown” by Sonia Levitin. We will focus on some vocabulary words in this story. It would be helpful if you will reinforce the meaning of these words at home with your child. Also, on this newsletter you will find our spelling words for the week. Please practice these words at home as well. The words in italics are our challenge spelling words. Finally, the words in the boxes contain the phonics rules we are practicing. Please listen to your child read these words aloud. 
 
Spelling Words:  happen, lettuce, basket, winter, sister, monster, supper, subject, lesson, spelling, napkin, collar, traffic, suggest, puppet, skillet, picnic, planet, system, pumpkin
 
Vocabulary Words: boom, pick, fetched, skillet, coins, spell, business, laundry, mending
spelling
pencil
winner
pollen
monster
putter
biscuit
tadpole
puppies
better
summer
hidden







What About Me - Week of August 15th

Third Grade Parent Newsletter #2
 
This week we are reading “What About Me?” by Ed Young. We will focus on some vocabulary words in this story. It would be helpful if you will reinforce the meaning of these words at home with your child. Also, on this newsletter you will find our spelling words for the week. Please practice these words at home as well. The words in italics are our challenge spelling words. Finally, the words in the boxes contain the phonics rules we are practicing. Please listen to your child read these words aloud. 
 
Spelling Words:  pennies, inches, plants, families, bodies, glasses, wishes, pockets, lists, copies, parties, bunches, crashes, supplies, pencils, accidents, libraries, mysteries, carpenters, merchants
 
Vocabulary Words: carpenter, carpetmaker, knowledge, marketplace, merchant, plenty, straying, thread
  
peaches
students
guesses
cities
families
boxes
lessons
dishes
brothers
groceries
sandwiches
buddies


Alexander, Who Use to be Rich Last Sunday - Week of August 22nd

Third Grade Parent Newsletter #3
 
This week we are reading “Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday” by Judith Viorst. We will focus on some vocabulary words in this story. It would be helpful if you will reinforce the meaning of these words at home with your child. Also, on this newsletter you will find our spelling words for the week. Please practice these words at home as well. The words in italics are our challenge spelling words. Finally, the words in the boxes contain the phonics rules we are practicing. Please listen to your child read these words aloud. 
 
Spelling Words:  using, getting, easiest, swimming, heavier, greatest, pleased, emptied, leaving, worried, strangest, freezing, funniest, angrier, shopped, included, occurred, supplying, scarier, happiest
 
Vocabulary Words: college, rich, downtown, nickels, dimes, quarters, fined
 
      swimming
forgetting
happier
happiest
hottest
luckier
believing
saved
worried
beginning
decided
drier
 
 
 
 
 


If you Made a Million - Week of August 29th

Third Grade Parent Newsletter #4
 
This week we are reading “If You Made a Million” by David M. Schwartz. We will focus on some vocabulary words in this story. It would be helpful if you will reinforce the meaning of these words at home with your child. Also, on this newsletter you will find our spelling words for the week. Please practice these words at home as well. The words in italics are our challenge spelling words. Finally, the words in the boxes contain the phonics rules we are practicing. Please listen to your child read these words aloud. 
 
Spelling Words:  clean, agree, teeth, dream, grain, coach, display, window, shadow, cheese, peach, braid, Sunday, float, thrown, entertain, complain, bleachers, willow, wheat
 
Vocabulary Words: amount, worth, value, earned, interest, expensive, check, thousand, million
  
tree
stay
goat
approach
defeat
streamer
e-mail
between
rainbow
dismay
overflow
afraid

 
"My Rows and Piles of Coins" - Week of September 6th

Third Grade Parent Newsletter #5

 

This week we are reading “My Rows and Piles of Coins” by Tololwa M. Mollel.  We will focus on some vocabulary words in this story.  It would be helpful if you will reinforce the meaning of these words at home with your child.  Also, on this newsletter you will find our spelling words for the week.  Please practice these words at home as well.  The words in italics are our challenge spelling words.  Finally, the words in the boxes contain the phonics rules we are practicing.  Please listen to your child read these words aloud. 

 

 

Spelling Words:  proud, shower, hour, amount, voyage, choice, avoid, thousand, prowl, employ, bounce, poison, annoy, appoint, broil, however, mountain, coward, turmoil, chowder

 

 

Vocabulary Words:  errands, bundles, steady, wobbled, dangerously, arranged, unwrapped, excitedly

 

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