The O'Connell Happenings

  • Important Information 

    • Wednesday and Thursday are 11:50 dimissals due to conferences. Thank you to all who signed up!
    • Water bottles (filled with water only, please) are welcome as long as they do not leak due to use of iPads at desks.

    **We are in need of pencils, tissues, and clorox wipes if you are interested in donating items to our classroom. Thank you to the continued donations and classroom support! Thank you for sending in extra snacks for the kids too. :) 

    This coming week is Read Across America Week! There are school-wide activities each day:

    • Monday- wear PJs or comfy clothes to get ready to read!
    • Tuesday- Wear the color GREEN!
    • Wednesday- Wear Wacky or Mismatched SOCKS! (I had previously stated clothing, but it is SOCKS!)
    • Thursday- Wear your favorite college or team gear
    • Friday- Hat Day!

      OJR Fundraiser  Giovannis Fundraiser


      Homework the week of 3/2/20:

      Monday 3/2: Read 30 minutes, WS: PYS Math: 7-6

      Tuesday 3/3: Read 30 minutes, WS: PYS, Math: 7-7

      Wednesday 3/4: Read 30 minutes, WS: PYS 

      Thursday 3/5:  Read 30 minutes, WS: ALL SORTS BLIND SORT (Test tomorrow!) Math: 7-8

      Friday 3/6: Read 30 minutes, Math: 7-9



      Thank you for seding in your plastic!

      Starting on November 15 hundreds of schools across the nation will compete against each other to recycle the most plastic film as part of the TREX recycling challenge. The winning schools will receive a high-performance composite bench made from recycled materials. There will be a collection bin located in the school. The following are accepted: grocery bags, bread bags, case overwrap, dry cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, wood pellet bags, ziplock & other re-sealable bags, produce bags, bubble wrap, salt bags, and cereal bags. All materials must be clean, dry and free of food residue. The contest ends April 15, 2020 and winners will be announced on Earth Day.

      THANL YOU to Levi Coolbaugh and his father for bringing this important initiative to North Coventry!!




     28: conference sign ups close on Skyward


    2-6: Read Across America Week

    • Monday- wear PJs or comfy clothes to get ready to read!
    • Tuesday- Wear the color GREEN!
    • Wednesday- Wear Wacky or Mismatched SOCKS!
    • Thursday- Wear your favorite college or team gear
    • Friday- Hat Day!

    4 & 5: Half Days for Students, Parent Conferences

    11: Giovanni's Relay Fundraiser 4-10pm

    11: March Madness (4th-6th grades)

    18: PTO Meeting

    20: Math and Literacy Breakfast Event

    19: Career Spirit Day

    27: Math and Literacy Breakfast Event Snow Date



    20-30th: PSSA dates- 3rd grade students will NOT be granted permission to go on vacation days during this time period

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What's New?
  • What's New in 3rd Grade?

    Reading- This week in Reading, we continued to study characters in our realistic fiction books. We took a hard look at the notes we have been jotting during independent reading time and self-assessed our work. Next we looked at our story Because of Winn Dixie and learned that all stories are shaped like a mountain. There is rising action and events, a climax, and finally a resolution. We ended the week by noticing how characters face and react towards problems as they climb the story mountain. We will continue to study our characters to see if they react in the same way each time they face a problem.

    Writing- This week in writing, we continued to publish our books about our states. Students wrote their chapters, added text features, and some even picked their favorite page to display in hallway during conferences!

    Math-  This week in math week:

    • used benchmarks of Liters and Milliliters to determine approximate volume
    • explored arrays and equal shares
    • solved number stories with measures
    • used fraction strips to determine fractions of a whole
    • identified fractions on a number line
    Technology- This week we continued practicing multiplication facts using Xtra Math, Rocket Math AND Math Flash Cards. We played Rugs and Fences, Equivalent Fractions, and Memory Match on EDM this week. We created google docs for our state books and used Kiddle to search for "Kimages" for our documents. Kiddle is a kid friendly web browser. Finally we used Calm to practice mindfulness each day.

    Word Study- ALL groups will test on Friday, 3/6. 


    • Orange group tests every Friday
    • Green and Blue groups will test every other week. 
    • There will be written homework every Monday and the night before your child's test. All other nights your child should sort and study their words.
    • In order to pass the test, all students will need to spell two new words that fit the sort as well as write their discovery. PLEASE study the discovery nightly! 




  • Specials:

    Monday: Day 3: Gym 

    Tuesday: Day 4: ART

    Wednesday: Day 5: GYM

    Thursday: Day 1: Library

    Friday: Day 2: Music  


Box tops
        • Big changes are coming to Box Tops.  Your days of clipping and counting will soon be over, but you can still help earn money for our school by scanning your shopping receipts through the Box Tops Bonus App.  Here is the link for more app information and to grab the version for your device: https://www.boxtops4education.com/bonusapp  Please send in what you already have clipped and you’ll soon see the conversion to digital collection on your favorite products.  

  • Scholastic Book Orders: 


    Our class code is: MCZ98


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