Classroom Newsletter

Mrs. Wolfling’s

Third Grade Class Newsletter

Week of February 24- 28, 2020


Look What We Are Learning

Reading  – Unit 4- One of a Kind – The Big Question: What does it mean to be unique? Question of the Week: What unique traits does it take to be the first to do something? Main Selection: America’s Champion swimmer: Gertrude Ederle. J

Writing –Informational Writing.

Language – Contractions.

Amazing Words –ordinary, imagination, assemble, magnificent, organize, erect, suspend, accompany, provision, spectacle.

High Frequency Wordsare, people, do, a, what, said, you, the, of, two, wants, watched, their, should, they, to, would, your.

Selection Vocabulary – celebrate, continued, current, drowned, medals, strokes, stirred.

Spelling–Unit 4 -Week 4 – Suffixes: -er, -ess, -over, -ist.

Math –Ch. 11 – Measurement – Lesson 7 & Chapter Review. Chapter 11 Test on Measurement on Friday, 2/28/20. See study guide that went home today, 2/21/20.

Social Studies- Unit 3 – The Early History of Michigan – Lesson 1- Thinking Like A Historian/ Lesson 2 – American Indians in Michigan.

Chapter Book Reading Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White.



  1. Happy Birthday to Alyssa Johnson on Wednesday, 2/26/20.
  2. Early dismissal @ 11:40 am on Wednesday, 2/26/20.
  3. Unit 4 – Week 4 Spelling Test on Friday, 2/28/20.
  4. Reading log & Math & Social Studies homework went home on 2/21/20. All are due back on Friday, 2/28/20.
  5. February BOOK IT! went home on 1/31/19. It is due back on Monday, 3/2/20.
  6. Five Week Progress Reports went home today, Friday, 2/21/20.
  7. March is Reading Month. Details will be coming soon!
  8. The Third Marking Period Chapter Book Reports went home on 1/10/20. Students need to read Chapter Books for these reports. Each question for the second marking period needs to be answered in complete sentences. The completed reports need to be turned in on Friday, March 13th, 2020.
  9. The weekly spelling list and the classroom newsletter are on the Bentley school website. Click on “Barhitte Teachers” then “Mrs. Wolfling”.
  10. Daily Reading/Chapter Book Reading RequirementAll third grade students are required to read at least 10 minutes per night at home each school day. They are also required to read 5 Chapter Books at home each marking period. A Book report form needs to be filled out & returned for each Chapter Book that is read at home. Each question for book reports needs to be answered with a minimum of 5 sentences. The book report forms for the Third Marking Period were sent home on 1/10/20. The 5 book report forms for the Third Marking Period are due on Friday, March 13th, 2020.
  11. Please work with your child to learn multiplication facts at home. Students should know all facts up to 12 by the end of third grade. Extra practice at home is essential. Flash cards are a great way to practice!!!!!
  12. 12.Mrs. Wolfling’s classroom phone # is :(810) 591-9679.


Class work that students do not finish in school will be sent home to complete at home and return the next day.

Homework papers go home on Fridays and are due the following Friday.


Have a wonderful week!                   

Mrs. Wolfling

Chapter 11 Math Test on Measurement Study Guide

Test will be on Friday, February 28th, 2020

Vocabulary Words & Definitions

  1. Analog clock- A device used for measuring time.
  2. Capacity- The amount a container can hold.
  3. Gram – A smaller metric unit of mass, about equal to a paper clip.
  4. Kilogram – One metric unit of mass, about 1,000 grams.
  5. Liter- A metric unit of capacity about equal to the amount of liquid in a large water bottle.
  6. Mass- The amount of material in an object.
  7. Milliliter- A metric unit of capacity about equal to a small dropper of water.
  8. Time Interval – the time that passes from the start and the end of an activity.

Students need to know:

  1. The appropriate unit of measurement to use to measure mass- Lighter objects- use grams/Heavier objects- use kilograms.
  2. The appropriate unit of measurement to use to measure capacity- Small containers- use milliliters/Large containers-use liters.
  3. Tell time to the minute.
  4. Time intervals- How to determine the amount of time that passes from the start of an activity until the end of an activity.

Thank you!

Mrs. Wolfling