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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 February 19—23, 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 winter 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.)

Spelling – Unit 18 – "Prefixes pre-, mid-, over-, out-  [Unit 18 words include . . . prepaid; midnight; overflow; outdoors; outline; overgrown; prefix; Midwest; pretest; midpoint; outgoing; overtime; overdue; outside; and outfield.  Unit 18 challenge words include . . . precaution; prediction; midsection; overweight; prehistoric.]  (The spelling test for Unit 18 will be given on Friday, February 23, 2018.)

Math – Multiplication  [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 – "Rocks in His Head" by Carol Otis Hurst and illustrated by James Stevenson (Genre – Biography)/Skills – Prefixes pre-, mid-, over-, bi-, out-, de-; Possessive Pronouns; and Vocabulary (attic; board; chores; customer; labeled; spare; and stamps) 

Social Studies/Science – Scholastic News (February 12, 2018) "A Hero at Home Plate" [Topics include: (a) "A Hero at Home Plate" (Jackie Robinson); (b) "Honoring Number 42" (Jackie Robinson); (c) "Lion Dancer" (Chinese New Year/Asian Lunar New Year); (d) "A Big Bird" (Emperor Penguins) and (e)"Kid Spotlight" (Charlie Plyler, age 14, Atlanta, Georgia ~ He created a group, called Homeless at Heart, which helps homeless people in shelters and on the street every year around Valentine's Day.  The group fills shoeboxes with water, food, socks, and supplies like soap.  People decorate the packages and add Valentine's Day notes.  This year, its volunteers plan to deliver 15.000 boxes in seven cities!)]

Beginning with the 20162017 school year, Colebrook Elementary School 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 2017—2018 school year 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.








10:30—11:15 a.m.

(with Ms. Hall)

Remember library books!


10:35—11:20  a.m.

(with Mrs. Parker)

Wear sneakers!


9:40—10:25 a.m.

(with Mrs. Parker)

Wear sneakers!


10:35—11:20 a.m.

(with Mrs. Johnsen)


10:30—11:15 a.m.

(with Ms. Pearson)


Monday, February 19, 2018

¨  NO SCHOOL ~ Presidents Day Holiday

Thursday, February 22, 2018

¨  Colebrook Elementary School Winter Carnival begins ~ 1:00—2:30 p.m. (Outdoor Activities)


Friday, February 23, 2018

¨  Colebrook Elementary School Winter Carnival continues ~ 9:00—10:30 a.m. (Gym Activities)

¨  Colebrook Elementary School Winter Carnival concludes ~ 1:00—2:30 p.m. (Classroom Activities)

¨  Third quarter progress reports will be sent home with only the students who are failing (below 70) or in danger of failing (below 75) in language arts, math, science or social studies.

Monday, February 26, 2018—Friday, March 2, 2018 –

¨  NO SCHOOL ~ Winter Recess


Monday, March 5, 2018 –

¨  CES Staff and students return to school today.