Nov. 20 & 21

We had a lesson in Opportunity Cost today for our economy unit. The kids chose to have extra recess so their opportunity cost was that they will have 10 minutes of MobyMax homework tonight! If they remember to do their 10 minutes of Moby Max I will reward them tomorrow with a Smile Buck

No spelling test this week. Also, no reading log this week. Reading logs and spelling will resume when we return from our Thanksgiving break.

I hope you all enjoy the extra time with your children and your families this Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to seeing my family and spending some quality time with them.

There are so many things I am thankful for. One of which is to have the privilege to work with your children each school day. They bring joy to my life and make me smile each and every day. 


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Moby Max- CLEVER

I reminded the class today that we are beginning to do MobyMax homework Monday through Thursday for 5 minutes each night. If for some reason your child cannot do this at home please send me a note or quick email to excuse them from this.

You must log into CLEVER to access the Moby Max program. You can find a CLEVER button on the right side of this classroom blog. Just click on that and your child will be able to log in. Once logged in once your child shouldn’t have to log in on that device again. They only need to click the button to access all the apps located in our CLEVER program.

Today I sent home QR codes that will automatically log your child into CLEVER. For them to work you need to have your camera activated on your computer.  If for some reason that doesn’t work I also sent home your child’s username and password.

To log into CLEVER you need to enter your child’s username with this attached:

For example, my username would be entered like this:

Then they use their password when prompted. 

CLEVER can also be downloaded as an app on cell phones and tablets. The login process is the same.

Just five minutes a night on MobyMax fact fluency helps leaps and bounds in improving and maintaining fact fluency.

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What’s Coming Up-Weeks of November 13-21


  • Our classrooms are chilly because our school heating system is in need of booster units to move the heat through the building. These are on order … arrival date TBD. All staff will be dressing warmly next week (layers). Please send in a sweater/sweatshirt for your child to keep warm in the classroom and consider dressing them in layers too!
  • Beginning this week have your child practice Moby Max Fact Fluency for 5 minutes Monday-Thursday!
  • Watch for a suggested book list to come home on Monday, November 13. This book list will help support you in finding a good series at your child’s reading level.
  • Tuesday, November 14 is  Vision Screening for third graders. If your child wears eyeglasses please have them bring them to school on Tuesday to wear for screening.
  • November 22-26 is Thanksgiving Holiday Break
  • December 1 is Early Release Friday dismissal @12:15

Writing- Wrapping up our Persuasive Essays

Reading- We are finishing our read aloud, Because of Winn Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo.  We also are practicing responding to short text by using test-taking strategies and written responses. The kids are doing a great job turning in their reading logs each Monday! 🙂

Spelling– Week #12; This week’s study feature is short E and Long E using the patterns EE and EA.

Math– Unit #3- Measurement, Time and Graphs

Social Studies- The Economy of Michigan

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We are an OUTSTANDING class. Roar!!

Very early in the school year, it was obvious to me that your children were kind and respectful. I often would observe them showing simple acts of kindness and leadership. I decided to honor these acts by creating a bulletin board showcasing them. The class came up with the title of the board”We the Champions Roar!!” and when you are on the board you become a part of the Tiger Den! Below are a couple of pictures of just a few of our Tiger Den recipients. At the end of each month, I will let the kids have their Tiger Den award and make room for the next month.

Along with our Tiger Den, we have the opportunity to earn an Outstanding poster from Mrs. Regan. Each class at Georgetown is able to earn a poster by displaying upstanding behavior and leadership. Below are a couple of our Outstandings we have earned so far. At the end of each month, I will move the Outstanding from the bulletin board and display them on a wall. 


Here is our current display!

Keep it up, 3rd Graders!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂






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