3rd - Narans

Dear Parents:  here are the final updates for the week of May 24-27
1.  First of all I hope you enjoyed the video of Ms. Jacobson's music performance I sent in an earlier email today.  
2.  Monday, Tuesday, and 1/2 day Wednesday will be regular school work.
3.  Please have your child bring a recycled shopping bag to school next week before or by Wednesday.  They will be emptying their desk on Wed. at the end of the day.  We will be dissecting Owl Pellets and bringing home some bones!
4.  Thursday will be more of an active "Fun Day" after we clean the room and stack our desks etc.  Regular snacks and lunch that day.  Hope to play games with our cohorts and do "Awards" and a "Memory Book".   They may wear "Free Dress" on this day also.  I am giving each student a book as a gift that I would like them to read over the summer.  They can email me when they finish and let me know if they enjoyed it!!  I will miss them dearly,  Love Mrs. Narans

Updates for next week:
1.  We are finishing GoMath Ch. 7 next week.  
2.  We will complete Soc. St. unit on 13 Colonies and begin our unit on Canada.
3.  Wednesday is "Field Day"  12:30-2:30 students should wear a green t-shirt, gym shoes, and exercise pants or shorts.  Depending on weather apply sunscreen at home, they may wear a hat.
4.  Friday, May 21 last friday of the month "Free Dress Day"
Have a great weekend!  

Dear Parents:
We are finished with the first round of CMAS, the students took ELA this week.
1.  Next week, students will take Math CMAS, tue and wed. in the afternoon and Thu. it will be morning.  
2.  We will continue with GOMath Ch. 6
3.  We will finish our Science Unit on Animal Habitats.
4.  We have started 13 Colonies and have many activities ahead. 
5.  Core Virtue for April is COURTESY
6.  Friday, April 23 is "Spirit Wear"
That is all for now,  Mrs. Narans

Dear Parents:  here are some important details for next week
1.  CMAS testing for Reading Tue, Wed, and Thu.  Please make sure your student attends on these days due to testing.  Please make sure your student gets plenty of rest.  Tue and Wed. it will be in the afternoon, so a good lunch will help.  Thu. will be first thing in the morning, so a good breakfast will help.  (same schedule next week for the CMAS math portion) 
2.  No smart watches/elec watches/fit-bit watches etc. will be allowed during CMAS testing, so just keep those at home during the next two weeks.  
3.  Core Virtue for the next two Fridays will be COURTESY
4.   I sent our pen pal letters back to Japan, so hopefully we will hear from before the end of school ;)
5.  Soc. St. we are starting "Thirteen Colonies"
6.  Science: it will be our last week for "Habitats"
Have a great weekend!!

Dear Parents, here are a few updates for the week after Spring Break:
1.  We will be practicing for CMAS this week, then we will test students 4/13-15 and 4/20-22, please mark your calendar for these dates.  We need all students to be present at school having plenty of sleep and a good breakfast.  
2.  We will begin GoMath Chap. 6 "Whole Number Operations"
3.  We will begin Soc. St. CK unit of "The 13 Colonies"
4.  We will conclude our Science unit on "Animal Habitats"
5.  We have begun Wit and Wisdom Module 4 "Artists Make Art"
6.  I have also included a video of the students Music video from Ms. Jacobson
Happy Easter!   

Dear Parents, here are some updates for next week: Mar. 22-26
1.  We will finish GoMath Ch. 12 on Wed. and take the test Thursday.
2.  We will finish Early Explorers and take a unit assessment on Friday.
3.  "Free Dress Friday"  the 26th.
4.  We will be writing letters to our Japanese Pen Pals on Friday. 
5.  Spring Break Mar. 29-Apr. 2  (if you are leaving early next week please let me know since there are a couple tests that your student will need to take before you leave, shoot me an email please!)
Have a great weekend!

Dear Parents:  here are the updates for next week!
1.  If Monday is a remote day my students have their GoMath worksheet, Dailies for Monday, and grammar for Wit and Wisdom.  If it is NOT a remote day students should bring all those materials back to school.  
2.  Next week on Wed. Mar. 17 students are allowed to wear green with dress code pants. 
3.  The 3rd quarter ended today, so grades will be posted next week on Infinite Campus. 
4.  Next Friday, Mar. 19 is "Spirit Wear."
Have a great weekend!!

Dear Parents:  YAHOO!!!  We made it through "Native American Day," and it was awesome.  All the students had wonderful mini homes to share and great wirtten reports.  Thank you all for the support on this at-home project.  We will begin our unit on "Explorers" next week.  We also finished GoMath Chapter 9, their corrected test is in their Friday Folder, corrections were made today during math.  We will work on Chapter 12, Geometry, next week.  Next Friday, Mar. 12 is NO SCHOOL due to Teacher Inservice.  (if your child is not in the pictures below, I have more that did not get on this sheet, so I will send those missing next week)  That's all for now, have a warm weekend!!

Hello Parents, here are a few important details for this week:
1.  Friday, Mar. 5  "Native American Day"  you student may wear Native American attire as a celebration of our festive day.
2.  The mini native american home is due on Friday,, we will view and verbally read reports off their rubric sheet.  
3.  The afternoon on Friday will be a festive day of Native American center activities, which they will bring home at the end of day.  
4.  Be sure to send a regular afternoon snack.   This will conclude our Native American Unit of study and we will move onto Explorers next.  

1.  Tomorrow students may wear "Valentine" attire.  We will have a Cohort party exchanging valentines, having a snack (oranges, heart cookies, and water) , decorate a bag, and one craft.  We will finish with a short holiday video.  
2. We made weaving looms today in class for our "Native American Unit", the students need to bring a ball of yarn by Mon. 2/17 to begin this project at school.
3. All students should have their Native American home project sheet with directions and desired home to build, if not let me know asap. They went home last Friday.
4.  NO SCHOOL Friday 2/12, Mon. 2/15, and Tue. 2/16
5.  Please ask your student if their crayons are running low, so many of them need new crayons since we have a lot more coloring to do, Thank you!!
6.  Send your student conference folders back to school, keep any papers you would like to have for yourself and records.  

Dear Parents:
1.  Please look in your child's Red HW folder for an exciting project that goes with our Native American Unit. Students have all the info on this project. 
2.  Next week is a 4-day week, no school Friday, Feb. 12, we will have a Cohort Valentine party on Thursday afternoon.  No need for a snack, it will be provided.  Please allow your student to bring Valentines for classmates (18 students)  Mrs. Benjamin has already sent out a notice on this party.
3.  NO SCHOOL Monday or Tuesday:  Feb. 15 & 16.  
4.  We had a wonderful Core Virtue Lesson today on "Friendship", a cute story called "The Sheepover" and we learned about Sheep Dogs.  
5.  When you finish your Conference you can keep all the papers and send back the notebook to recycle.  Thank you!
Have a great weekend!!

Friday, Jan. 29 Newsletter:
Dear Parents,  This week my GoMath group finished Ch. 11, so that will be included in your child's grades.  We will start Ch. 8 "Fractions" when we return next Monday.  We are studying Animal Habitats in Science, and Native Americans in Soc. St.  Our Random Act of Kindness was to write a friendly letter to a friend or family telling them why they were important to us.  There were many sweet and thoughtful notes.  
If your conference is next week, Monday or Tuesday I have included your child's conference folder in their Friday Folder so that you can look it over before we zoom next week.  Those who have a conference on Wednesday or Thursday will see their child's conference folder going home on Monday.  
I look forward to meeting with everyone in the next two weeks, have a great weekend!

Dear Parents,  we had a great short week!  Here are a few items:
1.  Most of you have signed up for a 15 zoom conference, THANK YOU!
2.  If you have your students conference folder at home, please send it back to school.
3.  We finished Module 2 and will begin Module 3 next week, the theme is "A New Home", the students will all have a new workbook for this module.
4.  We will finish Ch. 11 GoMath next week, with a Chapter test on Thursday.
5.  Friday, Jan. 29  is "Free Dress Day", which all the students love to wear something different to school.  
Have a great weekend,  

Dear Parents, it is that time again to sign-up for Parent/Teacher Zoom conferences.  I have shared a sign-up sheet with all of you to put your name down at the time that works best for you.  If there is not a time that works, email me and we will make it work for you at a different time.
1.  We are in the middle of GoMath Ch. 11 on measurement
2.  Science:  We began Animal Habitats
3.  Soc. St. :  We started Native Americans
4.  Wit and Wisdom Module 2 will be completed at the end of this week 1/22.  The next Module 4 if on A NEW HOME.
5.  Core Virtue for Jan.:  COURAGE
Fri. Jan. 22 is "Spirit Wear"  and Fri. Jan. 29 is "Free Dress"
Thank you for all your support!

Dear Parents, we had a great 3-day back to school week, everyone was happy to be back.  We finished our Social Studies Unit today with a Viking Assessment.  We also finished GoMath Ch. 10 and will begin Ch. 11 on Monday.  We read a really fun book from Wit and Wisdom called "Zathura", so you might ask your student for a verbal summary of the book.  That is all for now, have a great weekend.  Stay healthy!!

Dec. 10;Dear Parents:  Clarification on testing:  Tomorrow Friday, Dec. 11 will be the MAP Reading test at their designated time.  I will keep the students for the full hour, if they finish early they will work on reteach/enrich math that I have prepared for them.  Same thing on Monday, Dec. 14 will be the MAP Math test.  Again I will keep them a full hour and give them review work.  If you are waiting in the parking lot please email me and I will know to dismiss them when they finish.  This test is not timed, so if they need additional time past the hour, I will allow them to continue until finished.  
Any finished work from home may be brought in a folder with their name on it, and I will grade.  There is NO math lesson tomorrow, NO science/soc. st., and NO Wit and Wisdom due to the testing times.  I will send home work for them to do the remainder of the day. On Monday there WILL be a math lesson, but NO science/soc.st., NO Wit and Wisdom due to the testing times.  Thanks for your patience and support. 

Dear Parents,  please follow the testing dates below as your child will need to come in person to take the MAP reading test and MAP math test at a specific time in small groups of 5-6 students here in the classroom. 
Friday, Dec. 11:  MAP Reading test:
8:00-9:00am  Annika S.    Jude B.   Shaadhu M.  Jacob Z.  Miakoda S.
9:15-10:15    Shawn G.   Emerson H.  Charlotte H.  Tanner J.  Charlee K.
11:45-12:45  Jacoby C.   Ely H.  Emerald M.  Emmett R.  Zoe R.  Tucker M. 
Monday, Dec. 14  MAP Math test:
9:15-10:15  Annika S.  Jude B.  Shaadhu M. Jacob Z.  Miakoda S. 
11:45-12:45  Will B.  Shawn. G  Emerson H. Charlotte H. Tanner J. Charlee K.
1:00-2:00 pm  Jacoby C.  Ely H.  Emerald M.  Tucker M.  Emmett R. Zoe R.
This will also be listed on my web page and the remote learning on google classroom for your information.

Dear Parents,  what a week we have had getting students and materials ready for remote learning!!  Hopefully we were successful, but if you are missing something do not panic.  I will somehow get it to you and all will be well.  We will step back now and breath!  The important thing for your student to do is log into google classroom for all their assignments.  I showed them how to do everything today and let them know that it will all work out.  You can print the remote plan and just follow along with the lessons and times.  
1.  GoMath we will finish Ch. 5 and Ch. 10 
2.  Science: we will continue with Life Cycles
3.  Soc. St. we will continue with The Vikings
4.  Wit and Wisdom will be done on their own by following the Insync videos and any worksheets from their workbook.
Keep all finished materials (no need to upload or take pics)  I will collect everything when we are back to school in person.  Email me with any concerns or questions and we will work it all out together!!  
HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY BREAK, see you on ZOOM!!  Mrs. Narans旅

Dear Parents:
1.  We finished Ancient Rome and Weather/Climate this week, we will continue with "The Vikings" and Life Cycle/traits next week.
2.  We will finish GoMath Ch. 4 next week
3.  The students made the cutest pictures of their favorite place to read, you must make sure they show it to you!!
4.  I have started to put in scores on Infinite Campus, please do not stress about this if you see a low score, I have only begun the process and it will look better when all scores are added.  If you do have a concern let me know.  I have offered the students to do an extra credit picture for Ancient Rome if they would like to raise their score.  Also Wit and Wisdom:  I have not added everything yet, so be patient with me and I will get as much in as I can next week.  Our planning times at school are all cut short due to various reasons. 
5.  As you all know we will still be in class after Thanksgiving, or until further notice by the Board of Directors.  
6.  I apologize to those remote learners who are missing things, when we are asked to put together remote learning at the last minute it is hard to find time during class to get this all done.  
7.  If you are leaving early next week and your child will miss Thu. or Fri. Please let me know, so I can make preparations for those who are here without waste. 
Have a great weekend and stay well!

Dear Parents,  This was another 4-day week due to the snow day on Monday.  The students were great as we had to push things up a day and make up that missed day with classroom work.  Next week we will be concluding "Weather and Climate" and starting our new science unit on "Life Cycles."  We are also coming to a close in a couple weeks with "Ancient Rome" and then we begin studying "The Vikings."  The students finished GoMath Chapter 3 Test, then we all went over the tests together.  We started Chapter 4 on Friday, so we will continue multiplication strategies all next week.  Our RAK activity was the Kindness Web we did yesterday.  The students looked so cute in all their Halloween costumes!  We did practice logging in to the Wit and Wisdom website called "Great Minds In sync" with student emails and ID numbers.  They also know how to log into the GoMath website called "Think Central" with their own username and same password for everyone: rmae2020
This will come in handy if we ever have to go remote.  Thank you to the two families who donated a monetary gift to me for purchasing instructional materials for Wit and Wisdom, I appreciate their generosity.  The weather looks great this weekend, so have fun outdoors!!

Dear Parents:  It was great hearing about all the activities over the long weekend!
Grades will be posted on Wed. Oct. 28th.  We are finishing our Module 1 "The Sea" and finished writing our last paragraph on the Giant Squid.  It was an amazing book.  I am sure you heard lots of facts from your student about this elusive sea animal.  Ancient Rome is going well, there will be another fun activity about the Roman Rulers next week.  We are understanding more about our Weather and Climate.  Next Friday, Oct. 30 will be a regular school morning, but in the afternoon we will have fun activities to celebrate "Halloween", can't wait to see everyone's costumes.  Don't forget to bring a bag of goodies for the afternoon snack on Friday.  The weather is changing so please make sure your student has warm clothing for recess and P.E.  Email me with any questions or concerns.  Have a great weekend and stay warm.  

Dear Parents,  we are closing  the 1st quarter of grades on Friday, Oct. 23.  
I will post grades by Wed. Oct. 28.  
Please send the Conference folder back to school, you may keep your child's work samples.  
Next Friday we will celebrate Halloween in the classroom.  Students may wear costumes to school, I have gone over the costume expectations in class, so they know what they can wear to school.  (no masks or heavy face makeup) they should have on regular shoes and no accessories that need to be carried.
I have planned games for the afternoon and would like to ask you to send in a ziplock baggie with personal treats of your choice for them to eat in the afternoon instead of the afternoon snack.  They are allowed to have treats such as chocolate, cupcakes, candy, etc.  They are not allowed to share any items from their bag.  If your child will not be at school, please let me know. Please email me with any questions or concerns.  

Updates for Sept. 28-Oct. 2
Dear Parents:  We are enjoying the Wit and Wisdom Unit on the Ocean.  We learned about the life of Jacques Cousteau.  The students wrote a wonderful summary of this book.  We are into Ancient Rome and the Weather/Climate.  Our Core Virtue this week on Diligence was a fun book called Ruby's Wish.  Please sign-up for your 15 min. zoom conference.  I will send home (the day of your conference) a folder to guide you through the conference.  The folder will include a In-progress report card, samples of their work, unit tests, and goals.
Have a great weekend!

Dear Parents,  we had a busy week finishing up our World Rivers Unit and our Investigating Forces Unit.  The students wrote wonderful paragraphs about our Wit and Wisdom story "Amos and Boris", we will be reading a new book next week about the life of Jacques Cousteau.  Have a sunny and warm weekend. 

Dear Parents:  What a busy week we have had.  The students were very productive and really working hard.  We are concluding "World Rivers" and moving into "Ancient Rome" next week.  Also finishing up "Forces" and will move into "Weather and Climate"  in the coming weeks.  
Next week is OCTOBER COUNT, meaning the district counts our attendance each day.  It is VERY important that your student attends whether it be in person or online so that we can get credit for all our students through Jefferson County Schools.  
We will finish GoMath Chapter 1 next week and begin Chapter 2 which is on "Graphing"  a very fun chapter.  
Next Friday, Sept. 25 if "Free Dress Day."
Have a great weekend!!

Dear Parents,   another wonderful short week with your children!!  Our NWEA testing went very well on Thursday and Friday.  Next week we will have the Swivl in our room with the remote learners.  We will have a full week of GoMath and Wit & Wisdom.  We will also conclude our Social Studies unit on World Rivers.  Here are a couple fun photos that our playground aide took of my students playing outside.  Have a great weekend!!

Dear Parents,  another "GREAT"  week with your children.  We had the remote learners in our room this week and with only a few glitches it went well.  We finished the Wit and Wisdom Module 0, and next Tuesday we will begin the Module 1 Lesson 1.  Please read the hand-out in your child's Friday folder.  We are so excited to be studying the "Sea."  Next week we will also be doing NWEA testing on Thursday and Friday.  Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest and a good breakfast to do their best!!  Have a great long weekend.  

Welcome to the 2020-2021 3rd grade school year:

Hello remote parents!

Mrs. Narans and Miss Prouty wanted to reach out and give you a little information for the first week of school. We know you have been bombarded with RMAE emails, but this information is specific to our 3rd grade classes.

There are assignments already posted on Google Classroom. There is a beginning of the year 3rd grade math skills inventory that needs to be completed and turned in by Wednesday, August 26th. Please DO Not help your student on this math. This is for math placement and we need to know each student prior knowledge and math skills. 

The other assignment is on our Wit and Wisdom tab. This is our new literacy program. Students are expected to complete the assignment and turn them in by Monday, August 31ST.  This is specific to our in class instructions which means students need to make sure they are following along with the Wit & Wisdom power points in class.

Every assignment will be turned in on our Google Classroom. Unless you are opting to pick up materials weekly, then you can drop them off finished work when you pick up the next week’s work.

Student expectations: Students are to log in to zoom and follow along to our Wit & Wisdom lessons, math, and science and social studies lessons. There will be expected work that needs to be completed with each lesson. Wit & Wisdom has many components and students are required to follow along with the power point presentation in class and record work in designated spiral notebooks.

Each Friday we will share a Google doc that has the following week’s lesson plans. Students will have from Monday to the following Monday to complete and turn in work.


****Even if you are opting to not come and pick up weekly materials: You still need to come to school Friday, August 28th and retrieve math books.


This year will prove to be an exciting learning experience.  We have confidence that it will be a great year!


Mrs. Narans and Miss Prouty

Hi Guys!!  I am setting up a ZOOM account to meet with all of you via internet.  I am also setting up a 
google.classroom.com account to send you assignments or ask about the existing assignments that are in your GoBag.  I would like to take attendance this week for Tue. Wed. and Thu. by asking a question on google.classroom.  When you submit your answer that will be your attendance for that day.  We have been advised to meet with you once during the week on ZOOM, which you will get an invitation and we can see, talk to each other.  If you cannot get online at the time of the invitation, no problem I will record it, so you can see it at your convenience.  Todays email  is to your parents so they also have the information.  In the near future I will be emailing  email which the office is setting up for us today.  If you have any questions just email me and I will send you an answer asap.  Hang in there!!Remote learning follow the link below:

3rd Grade Remote Situation:  Narans





(send home worksheets for both chapters)

Chapt. 12

Chapt. 6

GoBag will have Ch. 12 lessons 4-9 + Ch. test and Ch. 6 lessons 1-9 + Ch. test


epark.com/Xtramath online

Practice Math Facts





(send home reading books)


Reading folder

(grammar, spelling, writing)

Spelling HW packet

Gobag will contain all assignments: March 16-19  Unit 5 #3

Good-Bye 382 Shin Dang Dong

March 30-April 3

Unit 5 #4 “Jalapeno Bagels”

April 13-17

Unit 5 #5 “Me and Uncle Romie” 

Have parents give a spelling test before moving on to the next lesson.



(send home packets)

Read story from book or

Go to Youtube to listen to story (just type in the name of the story we are on, then pick the correct youtube video for children)

Week 28, 29, and 30

Read or Listen to story twice and complete all menu work

Use your fluency packet in your GoBag to read for one minute and record.  


(send home CK books)

Core Knowledge website


(email from teacher will contain specifics)

Read information on the Weather Unit

And Life Cycles, Traits, and Variations


(send home CK books)

Core Knowledge website


(email from teacher will contains specifics)

Read information on Early Explorers and Thirteen Colonies



(send home chap. books)

Read a chapter book

(put one in GoBag from the classroom library if you do not have one at home.)

Read silently or out loud for 30 minutes each day.

*GoBags will be prepared and handed out today, March 13.  When school reconviens all materials will be brought back to school.  


Dear Parents,  Here are some updates:  "Spirit Week"
Monday, 3/9 - Start Chapter 12 in GOMath  "Crazy Day"
Tuesday, 3/10 - "Twin Day"
Wednesday, 3/11 - "Character Day"
Thursday, 3/12 - "Teacher Look-A-Like"
Friday, 3/13 - "Future Self Day"  
Friday, 3/20 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Inservice
Monday, 3/23-27 - SPRING BREAK
Tuesday, 4/14 - Field trip the Lookout Mountain Nature Center 10-12
Friday, 4/24 - Community Service Day  (all school)

What a FUN week we have had here at school.  Our Native American Day was a great success, thanks to Bre Boyle for arranging all the help and supplies.  Thanks to the many parents who came to watch the plays and help with the centers.  We could not do it without all your help.  Tuesday was a great field trip to Hiwan Homestead Museum and Mini Native Home reports all afternoon.  The students did a great job on their homes.  Wednesday we all showed our instruments to building #2 students and observed K-2 projects.  Then today we celebrated Valentine's Day with a super fun party that Mr. and Mrs. Leonard put together for the students.  Again we had parents helpers which we appreciate so much.  
Monday 2/17 - NO SCHOOL Presidents Day
Tuesday 2/18 - GoMath 8.9  Reading Street "Gertrude Ederle"
Wednesday 2/19 - GoMath Review
Thursday 2/20 - GoMath Ch. 8 Test
Friday 2/21 - Fun Math  Spelling Test  "Spirit Day" 
Monday 2/24-2/28  Regular week  Friday "Free Dress Day"
Hope you all have a wonderful 4-day weekend!!
We are in the middle of "Early Americans" getting our activities ready for Native American Day, and our plays ready.  We would love for any family to come to school on Monday, Feb. 10 to watch our plays.  They will begin at 12:30.  The rest of the afternoon the students will rotate through centers designed to complete activities they have been working on.  Mrs. Boyle is helping me with these centers, so if you can help please sign-up or email her: boylebundle@gmail.com
Dates to remember:
Friday, Feb. 7 - Spirit Wear
Monday, Feb. 10 - Native American Day from 12:30-3:00 BRING MINI NATIVE HOME TODAY
Tuesday, Feb. 11 - Hiwan Homestead Museum from 9:30-12  (lunch in the room upon return)  Afternoon will be giving Mini Native Home report orally. 
Wednesday, Feb. 12 - Science Innovation Day, BRING INSTRUMENT
Thursday, Feb. 13 - Valentine party from 10-12, no snack or lunch, noon dismissal.
Friday, Feb. 14 - NO SCHOOL
Monday, Feb. 17 - PRESIDENTS DAY

Here are some dates to remember:
Friday, Jan. 31 - "Free Dress Day"
Monday, Feb. 10 - "Native American Day" 12:30-2:45, Mini Native Homes" due (no need for an afternoon snack, we will have fry bread, blueberries, and water)
Tuesday, Feb. 11 - Field trip to Hiwan Museum from 9:30-12:30, (we will eat lunch in the room when we get back) Mini Native Home reports, take home.
Wed. Feb. 12 - Science Innovation Day, bring your homemade instrument.  
Thur. Feb. 13 - "Valentine Party" from 10-12, bring 17 valentines to share unlabeled but signed.  HALF-DAY dismiss at noon.
Fri. Feb. 14 - NO SCHOOL

Dear Parents, we have several things coming up in the next month, please mark your calendars:
Today:  Friday, Jan. 10  you will find the instructions for the "Mini Native American Home" your child will build.  Also, the SID project of making an instrument that makes sound waves.  Please look for this in their RED homework folder.  
Mon. - Fri. Jan. 13-17  Regular week, but we will start weaving with yarn on Monday 1/13.  Please make sure your yarn is in a ball form.  "Spirit Day" Friday.
Mon.  Jan. 20  NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Day
Tue. 1/21 - Fri. 1/24  Regular week  "Spirit Day" on Friday
Mon. - Fri. Jan. 27-31  Regular week,  "Free Dress" on Friday
Mon. - Fri.  Feb. 3-7 Regular week,  "Spirit Day" on Friday
Monday, Feb. 10  "Native American Day", we will have centers set up for this fun afternoon 12:30-2:45 with lots of parents help, plays, native snacks, and Mini Native Homes are due for observing on each student's desk. (keep overnight)
Tuesday, Feb. 11  Field Trip to  Hiwan Homestead Museum from 9:30-12, we will eat in the room when we get back, they will still have a snack before we leave. after lunch we will give reports on Native homes.  Take home.  
Wednesday, Feb. 12  Science Innovation Day for K-3  Bring your instrument today.  (take home at the end of day)
Thursday, Feb. 13  "Valentine's Day" party, bring unlabeled valentines for 17 students.  They will make their bags/boxes in class.  Morning party, so no need for morning snack and NO lunch today.  Noon dismissal.  AFTERNOON CONFERENCES.
Friday, Feb. 14 - NO SCHOOL - Have a wonderful President's Day
Let me know if you have any questions or concerns,

Here are some updates for the next week of school.  No Reading Street next week, means no menus, no spelling, no grammar.  We will be reading the Christmas Carol I and II.  
Monday 12/16  GoMath lesson 10.9
Tuesday 12/17  GoMath Review
Wednesday 12/18  GoMath Ch. 10 Test,  Maker Space with Mr. Dunbar (making Viking flags) Conclude Unit of The Vikings, students can dress as a Viking if they choose to, if not wear regular dress code.  
Thursday 12/19  No Math today,  Holiday attire,  Holiday Party 12:45-2:15, Caroling at the benches at 2:30-3:00 (no afternoon snack needed)

Dear Parents,  We completed our Middle of the Year NWEA this week.  Next week will be a regular week of Reading Street and GOMath.  We had two wonderful shadows, my students were wonderful and welcoming to these two students.  You would be very proud of how kind our classroom is as a whole group.  I am so happy with this sweet class.  The only thing for next week is Wednesday, Dec. 11 Makerspace w/Mr. Dunbar (Viking Flags) and Friday, Dec. 13 "Free Dress Day."  
Week of Dec. 16-19  NO READING STREET, (no spelling hw, no menu, etc.)
12/16:  GoMath 10.9
12/17  GoMath Review ch. 10
12/18  GoMath Ch. 10 TEST  Makerspace w/Mr. Dunbar (Viking Flags)
12/19  Holiday Class Party 12:45-2:45  (Holiday Attire, and gift exchange)
12/20  NO SCHOOL - Teacher Inservice

ear Parents,  
We finished Ancient Rome today with a fun assessment working in groups to find answers similar to Jeopardy, we had the Plebeians as winners, the Patricians and Romans came in second , and the Gladiators followed close behind.  The students were amazing as they worked together to find the answers as a team!  We also finished GoMath Chapter 5 and will go over the answers and re-teach when we get back from Thanksgiving break.   I did not send the Red Homework folder home, or the spelling.  Just want everyone to enjoy their family time and no homework!!  (also from experience it sometimes gets lost over holidays ;)
Mon. 12/2 - Reading Street "Pushing Up the Sky",  begin GoMath Chapt. 10
Tue. 12/3 -  regular
Wed. 12/4 - regular
Thu. 12/5 - regular
Fri.  12/6 - "Spirit Wear"
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!

What a great party today, thank you to:  Mrs. Fuse, Mrs. Sorill, Mrs. Beach, Mr. Warren, Mrs. Jensen, and Mrs. Blaney.  The party was a great success with wonderful games, crafts, and healthy snack.  
Next week will be back to Reading Street, your spelling homework is in your red homework folder.  Story:  Tops and Bottoms
Monday 11/4  Math 4.5
Tuesday 11/5  Math 4.6
Wednesday 11/6  Math 4.7
Thursday 11/7  Math 4.8  (Mrs. Narans will be out, Mrs. Gutierrez to sub)
Friday 11/8  Math Review/centers  (Mrs. Narans will be out, Mrs. Gutierrez to sub)  "Spirit Wear"  (please contact the office with emails Thu. and Fri.)

Parents, here are the updates for upcoming events next week.  First of all there will NOT be any READING STREET activities, no spelling, no grammar, no selection test etc.  We will be working on a Classic Tale - "Wind in the Willows" due to the short week.
Monday 10/28 - Math lesson 4.1
Tuesday 10/29 - Math lesson 4.2
Wednesday 10/30 - Math lesson 4.3
Thursday 10/31 - Math lesson 4.4, wear your costume to school, Festival Party in the afternoon and parade to follow about 2:15.  
Have a great weekend!!

Here are a few updates:  We had a regular week.  Which we will have again next week.  Grades were posted today on Infinite Campus.
Fri. Oct. 25 - "Free Dress Day"
Thur. Oct. 31 - "Fall Festival" class party 1:00-2:15 in the afternoon and then school parade about 2:15-2:30 ending at 2:45 to clean-up.  Students may wear their costumes to school, no heavy make-up or masks at school. 

Dear Parents,  First of all, it was great meeting with everyone for conferences, thank you for taking the time. I enjoyed talking with everyone.  Thank you to the parents who were able to come for the Cow Eye Dissection on Monday afternoon.  It was very helpful to have you all there helping the students.  We had a wonderful field trip on Tuesday to the Museum, the IMAX movie was really fun learning the life of a sea turtle named "Bungee" and the exhibits were also very interesting.  
The spelling bee this morning went well and the 6 students from our classroom did very well.  
We will be back to our regular schedule with GoMath and Reading Street next week. 
Monday Oct 14 :  Mrs. Narans will be out/subbing will be Mrs. Martin.  GoMath Chap. 3
Friday Oct. 18:  End of quarter, grades will be posted the following week for you to see on Infinite Campus.  
Thursday Oct. 31:  Fall Festival Class Party 1:00-2:30 Parade outside 2:30-2:45.  
Friday Nov. 1:  No School

Tue. Oct 1 - Sept. reading log due.
Fri. Oct. 4 - K-5 Field Day - 3rd grade wear purple t-shirts and gym bottoms, we will still have a spelling test in the morning before the events start at 8:45.
Mon. Oct. 7 -  We will have our Cow Eye dissection from 1:30-2:30, you are all welcome to join your student during this science lab.  Please view this video before then:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQRRsmvBYSk&feature=player_embedded_uturn  
Tues. Oct. 8 - FIELD TRIP to DMSN - depart @ 9:15 return by 2:15.  Please pack your child a throw-a-way lunch to take on the bus. Please make sure they wear their RED dress code shirt and dress code bottoms.
Wed. Oct. 9 -  Regular day
Thur. Oct. 10 - SPELLING BEE @ 8:30-?  Half-day, dismiss at noon.
Fri. Oct. 11 - NO SCHOOL

Here are some updates to keep in mind for next week:
Monday 9/16:  My math group had one side of homework if they did not finish in class, if you see it in their RED homework folder then they have not completed, due Monday.  Thank you
Tuesday 9/17:  We will have a lock-down drill, which means we will stay in the classroom, we will remain perfectly quiet, I have told my students what to do and why we need to practice.  They were all very interested and had a few questions.  If you need to discuss this with them further please feel free to do so, and let them know it is just a practice.  
Wednesday 9/18:  Regular day (my math group will have their first chapter test, no need to study)
Thursday 9/19: Regular day (my math group will over the chapter test and take home today)
Upcoming dates to remember:
9/27 - School wide assembly @ 2:15 on the field
10/7 - Cow Eye dissection (afternoon)  All parents invited to attend.
10/8 - 3rd grade field trip to Denver Museum of Science and Nature (throw-away lunch required to eat at the museum)
10/7-10 - PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES  (student lead)
10/4 - FIELD DAY K-5 ( changed from 10/9)
10/10 - SPELLING BE @ 8:30-?
10/11 - NO SCHOOL 

Hello Parents:
We had another busy week getting use the new procedures in 3rd grade.  Thank you to the parents who came to Back-To-School-Night and I appreciate you being in attendance.  For those who were not able to attend I sent home the packet and hope you will read all the information important to your 3rd grade student.  Pictures were taken on Thursday, so you can now order them.  
Fri. Sept. 20 - NO SCHOOL/Teacher In-Service
Tue. Oct. 8 - FIELD TRIP to DMSN (permission slips will be attached)
Please have your families CLICK HERE to complete the permission form for the Denver Museum of Nature & Science field trip  
Mon. Oct. 7-10 PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES  (sign-up attached)
Wed. Oct. 9 - FIELD DAY  for K-5  (volunteers needed)
Thur.  Oct. 10 - HALF-DAY of school,  SPELLING BEE 8:30-?
Fri.  Oct. 11 - NO SCHOOL
Have a wonderful weekend, see you all Monday!!- 

Updates for Sept. 2-6
Dear Parents:  Another wonderful week!!  You will find their finished work in the Friday Folder, please take everything out of this folder and send back to school on Tuesday.  They did a great job on their Reading Selection Test, and Spelling Test.  We will have a new story next week, you will find the overview in their red folder along with their spelling homework.  I send this home on Friday, so that if you have a busy week they can get a head start over the weekend.  They will need to hand this spelling homework in next Friday, Sept. 6.  
Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!
Dates to remember:
Monday, Sept. 2 - NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, Sept. 3 Back-to-School for 5-8
Wednesday, Sept. 4  Back-to-School for K-4
Thursday, Sept. 5 PICTURE DAY
Friday, Sept. 6  SPIRIT WEAR DAY

Friday, Aug. 23
Dear Parents!!  What a wonderful group of students I have this year.  I am so happy and excited to be your child's teacher for 2019-20.  They have all been wonderful listeners this week and are showing maturity at the 3rd grade level.  They all deserve a fun weekend!!  I have informed them to be ready for a full schedule next week, so get plenty of rest!!


Narans’ Class Schedule 2019-20

8:00-8:10  Announcements/Pledge/ attendance

8:10-9:00  MATH

9:00-9:50  Reading for Whole Group Fri. PE

9:55-10:45  Mon. ART, Tue. MUSIC, Wed. ART, Thu. MUSIC,  Fri. Reading

10:45-11:35  Mon. PE, Tue.-Fri. Reading Groups/Selection Test, Spelling Test

11:35-12:20  LUNCH/RECESS

12:20-12:30  Attendance

12:30-1:00   Mon. Reading Groups, Tue.-Fri. GRAMMAR

1:00-1:30   Writing, DEAR time, Keyboarding

1:30-2:15 Core Knowledge Social Studies

2:15-3:00  Mon. Tue. Thu.  Core Knowledge Science Wed. TECH, Fri. LIBRARY

Narans’ Class Infinite Campus Grading:

Reading: Selection Tests (20pts), Fresh Read comprehension (5pts),  Menu (5pts.)

Writing: 6-trait Writing (24pts.), Grammar Quiz (10pts), Spelling Test (20pts.)

Math:  Daily Homework (5pts), Chapter tests (fluctuates) 

Social Studies:  Unit packets, projects, assessments

Science:  Unit packets, projects, labs, assessments

Homeroom: Friday Folders (5pts.),Spelling HW (5pts), Monthly Reading log (20pts)

At Home Projects:  Science Innovation: recycled musical instrument, recycled Mini Native American Home,  Planet Report, and Explorer Power Point. Dates TBA

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