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Mr. Eames - Grade 3

School Administrative Unit #7 Mission Statement

To prepare every SAU #7 student for success in whatever path they choose.

Week of October 15—19, 2018

I respectfully request that all third grade students plan to arrive in the classroom at 7:55 a.m. daily.  This will allow all students the opportunity to unpack their backpacks, read the daily morning message; and prepare/organize for the official start of their day at 8:10 a.m.  Your cooperation with this request is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

I would like to remind all third grade parents that in order to be in compliance with the Colebrook Elementary School Handbook, written notes (explaining the absence) are required to be sent in with all students when they return from an absence from school.  Your diligent cooperation with this matter is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

I would also like to remind all third grade parents that I would greatly appreciate your child's assignment book being signed on a nightly basis.  Your diligent cooperation with this is also greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

I would like to encourage all third grade students to wear appropriate attire on a daily basis for outside recess (11:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.) as we endure the fluctuating weather.

The following topics are planned to be covered in third grade.  (Please note that plans are subject to change without notice based on student interest/need.)

SpellingUnit 6 – "Syllables V/CV and VC/V" [Unit 6 words include . . . finish; pilot; even; wagon; music; silent; rapid; female; lemon; pupil; focus; robot; tulip; camel; and salad.  Unit 6 challenge words include . . . resident; spinach; climate; tradition; and innocent.] (The spelling test for Unit 6 will be given on Friday, October 19, 2018.)


Math – Continued review of place value to rounding numbers to the nearest ten, ten dollar, hundred, and hundred dollar and reading and writing numbers in the thousands (and up to hundred thousands) in standard form, expanded form, and word/written form [All third grade students need daily practice with all basic addition and subtraction facts.  According to former CES math consultant, Professor Mahesh Sharma, a student knows the math fact if he or she is able to recall the math fact in three seconds or less.]

Reading/Language Arts  Story – "Penguin Chick" written by Betty Tatham and illustrated by Helen K. Davie (Genre – Expository Text)/Skills – Syllables V/CV and VC/V; Common and Proper Nouns; Synonyms; and Dictionary/Glossary/Vocabulary (hatch; snuggles; flippers; cuddles; pecks; preen; and frozen)

All third grade students are encouraged to read twenty minutes each night (Monday—Thursday) and record their time on the "Third Grade Reading Log" calendar in the blue homework folder for the month of October.  All students who participate in this reading incentive will be awarded at the end of the month.  The reading goal for the month of October is to read (or read to someone) sixteen times.  Good luck!  

Social Studies/Science – Scholastic News (October 15, 2018) "Jumping Into Action" (Topics include: (a) "Braving the Flames"; (b) "Speak Like a Smokejumper!"; (c) "Debate It: Should You Keep Money You Find?"; (d) "See the Seahorse"; and "Strange But True".]; Constitution Lapbook activity; and New Hampshire forest unit

Beginning with the 2016—2017 school year, Colebrook Elementary School is continuing the school-wide behavioral initiative known as Positive Interventions and Supports which is better known by the students as STARR (Safety; Tolerance/Acceptance; Responsibility; and Respect).  The behavior matrix for the Be a "STARR" in the Classroom is below.






Four on the floor

plus two.

Give and receive positive/

constructive feedback.

Be attentive and prepared.

Listen when others are speaking.

Use all materials/

equipment safely.

Be accepting of different learning styles.

Complete daily/

homework assignments.

Respect the differences and opinions of others.

Follow classroom rules.

Accept that we learn by mistakes.

Clean up after yourself.

Respect individuality.

In addition to the behavior matrix for the classroom, students are also reviewing behavior matrices for the hallway, bathrooms, cafeteria, playground, and bus.  These matrices will be reviewed periodically throughout the entire school year.  The behavior matrix for the Be a Colebrook Elementary School "STARR" is below.











Four on the floor plus two. 

Use all materials/equipment safely.

Follow classroom rules.

Walk slowly and to the right.

Do not open entry doors for anyone!

Use soap and water for hand washing.  

Keep water in the sink.


Receive permission before leaving the cafeteria.  

Use utensils appropriately.  

 Do not share food due to allergies.

Use equipment properly.

Up ladders, down slides!

Sticks stay on the ground (rocks, snow, mulch).

Sit and stay seated.  

Hands and feet to yourself.  

Keep aisle clear!




Give and receive positive/constructive feedback.

Be accepting of different learning styles. 

Accept that we learn by our mistakes.

Be aware of your surroundings.  

Accommodate the needs of others.


Be patient with others who may need to spend more time using the bathroom.

Respect other students’ privacy and space.

Be polite to those eating around you.

Allow anyone to sit next to you.

Try your food before you toss it!

Include everyone.  

Wait patiently for your turn.

Try new games and play with new friends.


Share your seat.  

Be tolerant of other passengers.

Be patient waiting for your stop.



Be attentive and prepared.

Complete daily/homework assignments.  

Clean up after yourself.

Keep hallway clean!  

Tell an adult of safety issues.


Flush the toilet!

If a toilet or sink is not working, tell an adult so that it can be fixed.

Clean up after yourself.  

Empty trays/utensils in proper locations.  

Use your time wisely.

Use appropriate language.

Take turns.

Respect others’ space (hands/feet to yourself).


Keep the bus clean.  

Be on time!

Board your own bus unless you have a note.



Listen when others are speaking.  

Respect the differences and opinions of others.  

Respect individuality.

Keep hands/feet off walls and students’ work.  

Inside voices.  

Be aware of classes in session.

Place used paper towel in the trash.  

Use only as much paper towel/toilet paper as you need.

Manners matter, in and out of the kitchen.  

Use indoor voices.  

Raise hand for help.

Dress for the weather.  Return equipment.  

Listen and follow adult directions.


Quiet voices.  

Thank your driver.

Be mindful/helpful to younger riders.


Other school-wide initiatives for the 2018—2019 school year continue to include Responsive Classroom, Playworks, and Study Island.  The following links have been provided for your information regarding these additional school-wide initiatives.

Responsive Classroom ~ https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/about/

Playworks ~ http://www.playworks.org/about

Study Island ~ https://www.studyisland.com/about

The daily specials schedule is below.







12:30—1:15 p.m.

(with Mrs. Parker)

Wear sneakers!


8:10—8:55 a.m.

(with Ms. Pearson)


1:30—2:00 p.m.

(with Mrs. Daley)

Remember library books!


10:30—11:15 a.m.

(with Mrs. Parker)

Wear sneakers!


and Coding

12:30—1:15 p.m.

(with Ms. Hall)



12:30—1:15 p.m.

(with Mrs. Johnsen)



Thursday, October 18, 2018

¨ Great American Shakeout/Earthquake Drill begins at 10:18 a.m.  For more information regarding this annual drill, you may contact Mr. Gorham (CES Principal) at (603) 237-4801, x104.

 Friday, October 19, 2018

¨ CES Recognition Wall Induction Ceremony ~ 6:00 p.m. (CES Cafeteria Lobby/Foyer) ~ Mrs. E. Sue Bailey (retired Title I paraprofessional), Mrs. Jean Maxwell (retired language arts teacher); and Mr. David Killam (retired music teacher) have been nominated to be the 2018—2019 recipients to receive special recognition for their many years of service to the Colebrook School District.  Congratulations Mrs. Bailey, Mrs. Maxwell, and Mr. Killam!

 Wednesday, October 24, 2018

¨ UNITY DAY – All CES staff and students are encouraged to wear the color ORANGE as we "Unite Against Bullying".  For more information on Unity Day, please check out the Pacer's National Bullying Prevention Center website at http://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/unity-day.asp.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

¨ Third Grade Halloween Celebration ~ 1:30—2:30 p.m.  (Detailed parent letters will be sent home with each third grader at least two weeks prior to the Halloween celebration.)  If you should have any questions and/or  concerns, please do not hesitate contact me at (603) 237-4801, ext. 204 or reames@csd.sau7.org.  Thank you.

Friday, November 2, 2018

¨ CES School-Wide Advisory Day (10:00—10:30 a.m.)  The theme for November's advisory is advisory pick. 

¨ Quarter 1 grades close.  (Quarter 1 report cards are scheduled to go home with students on Friday, November 9, 2018.)

Monday, November 5, 2018

¨ Second quarter begins.

Friday, November 9, 2018

¨ First quarter report cards are scheduled to be sent home today.  Please review, sign, and return (with the original report card envelope) with your child on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

Monday, November 12, 2018

¨ NO SCHOOL ~ Veterans Day Observed

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

¨ Signed first quarter report card (with original report card envelope) is due to be returned today.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

¨ School Picture Retake Day (Parents/Students wishing to have retakes done need to return the original package to the school picture company.  No additional payment is required.)

Wednesday, November 21, 2018—Friday, November 23, 2018

¨ NO SCHOOL ~ Thanksgiving Recess