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200 Tetrick Road

Shinnston, WV 26431


 Fax:  304-592-3255


**Next week- CBA testing on Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday.  No new story or spelling.  We will review & continue skills from "Pop's Bridge".


Welcome to Mrs. Cool's Third Grade! 

Classroom News

Important dates to remember:

       Sept 14 - Progress reports sent home

       Sept 24 - School Pictures

       Sept 25 - 2 hour early dismissal


Monday - Study Spelling


                HomeLink 1-13

Tuesday - Study Spelling

           read 15 minutes

           read "Pop's Bridge"


Wednesday - Study Spelling - Complete Practice Test (Test tomorrow!) 

                      read 15 minutes

Thursday -  read 15 minues

                   read "Pop's Bridge"


Friday - Spelling Practice Test due on Thursday


Reading - We will be reading a story from our reading book each week. The Reading test is on Friday. It will cover the story and vocabulary for the week. In addition, we will be working in groups, reading leveled books. We will be practicing reading skills such as comprehension, questioning, sequencing, comparing, and contrasting -- just to name a few! Please encourage your child to read at least 20 minutes each and every day! 

*If your child has forgotten his or her reading book, here is a link to the online version 

***This website has some GREAT resources for our reading stories if your kiddo needs extra practice with certain skills! CHECK IT OUT!

Math - We are working with our new series, Everyday Math, this year. Please be patient as we learn this series together! Students will have homework (HomeLink) every night, except Fridays. We are introducing many different concepts - addition, subtraction, time, graphing, multiplication, division, and etc.  

Spelling - Students will bring home a weekly overview each Friday that has the spelling words for the following week on it, giving you and your child plenty of time to study and become familiar with the words. Our weekly spelling test is on Thursday. With the overview, students will also be given a practice spelling test to be completed and turned in on or before Thursday. The weekly spelling list can also be found here and it will be updated each week --------------->

yes Please check your child's folder and sign their agendas each night. 

mail Please send a note when your child is absent (excuses will only be accepted 3 days upon return to school) or if he or she has a change from regular dismissal schedule. 

enlightenedYou can stay up to date with your child's grades by checking LiveGrades. The grades will be updated every Monday.


Monday-Gym (need shoes)

Tuesday-Library (Extra Phys Ed in room)


Thursday-Art (need art shirt) (Extra Phys Ed in room)

Friday- Music

THANK you for all the extras you have sent in for our classroom.  It is GREATLY APPRECIATED!   I am providing snack for the class daily (the whole class), so if anyone is interested in helping provide snack just send something in with your child.  The students are really thankful for anything they receive.

Class store – Students purchase items with play money that they earn with good behavior, perfect papers, quizzes, and doing their best!




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