Classroom Newsletter

Mrs. Wolfling’s

Third Grade Class Newsletter

Week of March 16- 20, 2020


Look What We Are Learning

Reading  – Unit 5- Cultures – The Big Question: What happens when two ways of life come together? Question of the Week: How does culture influence the clothes we wear? Main Selection: Suki’s Kimono. J

Writing –Informational Writing.

Language – Synonyms.

Amazing Words –traditional, fret, scarves, fabric, acceptable, inspire, robe, drape, elegant, stylish.

High Frequency Word you, watch, to, the, people, of, have, would, your, their, they, were, could, one, new, some, laughed.

Selection Vocabulary –cotton, festival, graceful, handkerchief, paces, pale, rhythm, snug.

Spelling–Unit 5 -Week 1 – Syllable Pattern: CV/VC.

Math –Chapter 12 - Data - Lesson 7 & Chapter Review. Chapter 12 Test on Represent & Interpret Data on Thursday, 3/19/20. See study guide that went home on 3/13/20.

Social Studies- Unit 3 – Unit 3 – The Early History of Michigan – Lesson 2 – American Indians in Michigan: Ojibwa/Potawatami/Otawa.

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


  1. Spring Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 & on Thursday, April 9th, 2020 from 4:00-7:30 pm for all students. See note that went home on 3/6/20.
  2. Happy Birthday to Austin Jovin on Saturday, March 14th, 2020 & Jakob ramey on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020.
  3. Unit 5 – Week 1 Spelling Test on Friday, 3/20/20.
  4. Reading log & Math & Social Studies homework went home on 3/13/20. All are due back on Friday, 3/20/20.
  5. March BOOK IT! went home on 2/28/20. It is due back on Monday, 4/6/20.
  6. March is Reading Month. The theme is Dr. Seuss. March Reading Calendar went home today, 2/28/20. It is due back on Thursday, 2/26/20.
  7. 3rd Grade Reading Month Read-a-Thon on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 from 2:25-3:15 pm. See note that went home on 3/3/20.
  8. Book Publishing Party is on Monday, 3/23/20 @ 2:00 PM in the Barhitte Cafeteria. See note that went home today, 2/28/20.
  9. The Fourth Marking Period Chapter Book Reports went home on 3/13/20. Students need to read Chapter Books for these reports. Each question for the fourth marking period needs to be answered in complete sentences. The completed reports need to be turned in on Friday, May 22nd, 2020.
  10. The weekly spelling list and the classroom newsletter are on the Bentley school website. Click on “Barhitte Teachers” then “Mrs. Wolfling”.
  11. 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 Fourth Marking Period were sent home on 3/13/20. The 5 book report forms for the Fourth Marking Period are due on Friday, May 22nd, 2020.
  12. 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!!!!!
  13. 13.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 12 Math Test on Represent & Interpret Data Study Guide

Test will be on Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Vocabulary Words & Definitions

  1. Data- information that has been collected.
  2. Line Plot- A graph that uses X’s above a line to show frequency of data.
  3. Scale – A set of numbers that represent the data.
  4. Pictograph – A graph that uses pictures or symbols to represent data.
  5. Analyze-to read or study the data on a graph.
  6. Bar Graph- A graph that compares data by using bars of different lengths or heights to show values.

Students need to know:

  1. A bar graph has a Y axis that is vertical and a X axis that is horizontal.
  2. A bar graph would be best to use to show the growth of a pumpkin.
  3. A line plot shows “how often”.
  4. A tally chart can be used to record data collected by a survey.
  5. A frequency table uses numbers to record data.
  6. A pictograph uses a symbol to represent data.

Thank you!

Mrs. Wolfling